“Behold, Thy King Cometh” Primary lesson helps and activities to help you enjoy teaching in Primary!
This week I have 3 different ideas for you as you teach the lesson “Behold, Thy King Cometh”.
“Behold, Thy King Cometh” Lesson Question and Prompts
The first lesson idea I have is your lesson outline. This is a set of question and prompts that will guide you through this weeks lesson.
I encourage you to pick one main idea from the lesson this week as your lesson “highlight”. With only 20 minutes to teach, you will not be able to get through this entire question and prompts sheet and adequately touch on each idea. I typically focus on one idea and then will quickly touch on the others. Or I will send them home a with a story or handout that illustrates a
The 3 Main Ideas in this week’s Primary Lesson: “Behold, Thy King Cometh”
- Heavenly Father and Jesus know me by name
The templeis a sacred place
- I can be obedient
Since my main focus last week was temples, and we discussed the 10 commandments a few weeks ago as well, I plan to mainly focus on “Heavenly Father and Jesus know me by name
Lesson Idea Number 1- for “Behold, Thy King Cometh”
The first idea I have for this weeks lesson is this tree and leaves. This goes with the following idea from CFM
- Show the picture Zacchaeus in the Sycamore Tree(LDS.org). Help the children identify Zacchaeus and say his name. Create actions for the children to do as you tell the story of Zacchaeus and Jesus—for example, standing on their toes to see over a crowd or pretending to climb a tree. Explain that the Savior saw Zacchaeus and called him by name. Testify that the Savior also knows each of the children and their names.
To further illustrate that Jesus and Heavenly Father know each child by name I created this idea. I have cut out enough leaves for each member of my class. I will have them write their names on each leaf and take turns putting them on the tree at the front of the class.
Lesson Idea Number 2
The second Idea goes with the following CFM manual prompt:
- Show the picture Jesus Cleansing the Temple (Gospel Art Book, no. 51), and tell the story as recorded in Matthew 21:12–14. Help the children find images of money and animals in the picture. Then discuss why the Savior wanted the money changers and the people selling animals to leave the temple.
I have created visuals to help tell this story of Jesus cleansing the temple. Use them to tell the story and encourage your class to help!
Lesson Idea Number 3
The last idea I have created goes with the following CFM prompt:
- Show pictures of temples (for example, see Gospel Art Book,117–21), and ask the children to share how they feel when they see a temple. Tell the children that those feelings are the Holy Ghost telling us that the temple is a special place. Ask the children to act as they would if they were inside the temple. For instance, they could talk in whispers and sit reverently. Sing together “I Love to See the Temple,” Children’s Songbook, 95, and invite the children to make a goal to go inside the temple someday.
In addition to sharing photographs of
Lesson Idea Number 4
The last idea goes with this idea from CFM
- Draw a picture of two sons on the board, and use the drawings as you recount the parable in Matthew 21:28–32. Which son did the right thing in the end? Ask the children to name things they can do to be obedient at home. Let them draw pictures of themselves doing one of those things.
Instead of drawing the brothers I have created two drawings for you to use as props when you tell this story
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