Primary Manual 1
I Am a Child of God (Nursery and Age 3) 
Compiled by Shaleign Galbraith and Kaylyn Mabey of Springville, Utah
Lesson Resource

Teaching Topics and Themes =
Beginning Course. Videocassette
Leson # 1
I Am a Child of God
  1. "Babies" The Friend September 1995 p. 29 (poem with picture) 
  2. "When I Lived with my Heavenly Father" The Friend February 1989 p. 32 (project) 
  3. "Baby Moses" The Friend August 1998 p. 30 (worksheet) 
  4. "Gunnar's Testimony" The Friend May 2000 p. 30 (story) 
  5. "Bodies, Physical" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 29  (sub-topic A: "we came to earth to get our physical bodies" - picture & bulletin board activity) 
  6. "Before the New Testament (Council in Heaven)" New Testament Scripture Reader Chapter 1 (story) 
  7. "Before the New Testament (Council in Heaven)" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 181 (bulletin board activity with pictures of Jesus, Lucifer, and Heavenly Father) 
  8. "The Baby Moses" Old Testament Scripture Reader Chapter 15 (story) 
  9. "The Baby Moses" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 124 (object lesson, bulletin board, art, pretend and connect the dots activities)
Lesson # 2
Heavenly Father Has a Body
  1. "Joseph asked Heavenly Father to help him choose the right" The Friend January 1997 p. 12 (first vision flannel-board story) 
  2. "Bodies, Physical" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 29 (sub-topic B: "our physical bodies look like God's body" - bulletin board activity, puzzle, picture discussion and object lesson.) 
  3. "Joseph Smith's First Vision" Doctrine & Covenants Scripture Reader Chapter 2 (story) 
  4. "Godhead picture" Doctrine & Covenants Scripture Reader p. 197 (use to help teach the first Article of Faith)
Lesson # 3
Heavenly Father's Plan for Us
  1. "Heavenly Father's Plan" The Friend April 1995 p. 36 (project/potential game) 
  2. "Plan of Salvation" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 134 (sub-topic B: "it was part of God's plan that we come to earth to see if we would obey all of his commandments" - art and wordstrip activity and game) 
  3. "Before the New Testament (Council in Heaven)" New Testament Scripture Reader Chapter 1 (to review the story)
Lesson # 4
I Can Pray to Heavenly Father
  1. "Who Needs My Prayer?" The Friend August 1996 p. 38 (story) 
  2. "We Can Pray to Heavenly Father" The Friend September 1998 p. 28 (project) 
  3. "When I Pray" The Friend September 2000 p. 30 (poem) 
  4. "Prayer" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 136 (sub-topic D: "when we pray we should say..." and sub-topic E: "we should think about the things we say when we pray" - wordstrip, chalkboard, and bulletin board activities) 
  5. "Jesus Teaches About Prayer" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 17 (story) 
  6. "Daniel and the Lion's Den" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 43 (story) 
  7. "Daniel and the Lion's Den" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 169 (game)
Lesson # 5
Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father
  1. "I Just Remember Jesus" The Friend April 1995 p. 19 (poem with pictures) 
  2. "My Story of Jesus" The Friend March 1999 p. 18 (book project that continues in April issue) 
  3. "Mary and the Angel" The Friend May 2000 p. 18 (story) 
  4. "The Boy Jesus" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 8 (story) 
  5. "The Boy Jesus" Teaching the Scripture Readers p.192 (demonstration, pretend, game, and chalkboard activities) 
  6. "Jesus is Baptized" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 9 (story) 
  7. "Jesus is Baptized" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 194 (group dramatization and chalkboard activity)
Lesson # 5
Heavenly Father and Jesus Love Me
  1. "He First Loved Us" The Friend September 1995 p. 28 (story with pictures) 
  2. "I Feel My Savior's Love" The Friend November 1999 p. 24 (song with visual aids) 
  3. "House Full of Heroes" The Friend November 1999 p. 30 (story) 
  4. "Jesus Christ Blesses the Children" Book of Mormon Stories - scripture reader Chapter 44 
  5. "Heavenly Father and Jesus" picture #286 Beginning Course Visual Aids Kit
  6. "Jesus Blesses the Children" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 32 (story)
Lesson # 6
The Holy Ghost Helps Me
  1. "Kim and the Still Small Voice" The Friend April 1996 p. 36 (story) 
  2. "The Holy Ghost Can Help Me" The Friend July 1997 p. 36 (project) 
  3. "Stop and Listen to the Spirit" The Friend June 2000 p. 2 (story) 
  4. "Holy Ghost" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 91 (bulletin board and art activities; includes pictures to Move Your Carriage which is told in the lesson)
Lesson # 7
I Am Thankful for the Day and the Night
  1. "No Darkness at All" The Friend December 1991 p. 40 (story) 
  2. "At Midnight with Papa" The Friend November 1999 p. 28 (story) 
  3. "Samuel the Lamanite Tells about Jesus Christ" Book of Mormon Scripture Reader chapter 21 (story) 
  4. "Samuel the Lamanite Tells about Jesus Christ" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 83 (chalkboard and demonstration activity)
Lesson # 8
I Am Thankful for Water
  1. "Puddles" The Friend April 1990 p. 30 (story) 
  2. "The Day it Rained" The Friend May 1991 p. 2 (story) 
  3. "Air versus Water" The Friend January 1991 p. 5 (project)
Lesson # 9
I Am Thankful for Trees, Plants, and Flowers
  1. "Reverence for Creation" The Friend September 1996 p. 44 (project) 
  2. "Flowers for Keeps" The Friend May 1996 p. 15 (project) 
  3. "God's Treasures" The Friend April 1995 p. 27 (story) 
  4. "Let's Plant a Garden" The Friend April 2000 p. 30 (activity verse) 
  5. "Cookie Flowers" The Friend May 2000 p. 31 (project)
Lesson # 10
I Am Thankful for Fish
  1. "Jonah and the People of Ninevah" The Friend April 1998 p. 42 (flannel-board story) 
  2. "Which Two Fish?" The Friend September 1996 p. 43 (worksheet) 
  3. "What Can It Be? "The Friend February 2000 p. 35 (activity) 
  4. "Jonah" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 38 (story) 
  5. "Jonah" Teaching the Scripture Readers p.162 (group dramatization, art and bulletin board activities and a game) 
  6. "Jesus Chooses His Apostles" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 14 (story) 
  7. "Jesus Chooses His Apostles" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. (pretend and art activities)
Lesson # 11
I Am Thankful for Animals
  1. "Animal Jingles" The Friend May 1997 p. 31 (riddles) 
  2. "Noah" The Friend May 1987 p. 48 (rebus story) 
  3. "Book of Mormon Animal Match-up" The Friend July 2000 p. 19 (activity) 
  4. "Nikko the Brave" The Friend October 1999 p. 18 (story) 
  5. "Noah" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 6 (story) 
  6. "Noah" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 107 (art and pretend activities)
Leson # 12
I Am Thankful for Birds and Insects
  1. "Animal Jingles" The Friend May 1997 p. 31 (riddles) 
  2. "Noah" The Friend May 1987 p. 48 (rebus story) 
  3. "Book of Mormon Animal Match-up" The Friend July 2000 p. 19 (activity) 
  4. "Nikko the Brave" The Friend October 1999 p. 18 (story) 
  5. "Noah" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 6 (story) 
  6. "Noah" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 107 (art and pretend activities)
Leson # 13
Adam and Eve Were Created in Heavenly Father's Image
  1. "Not One Hair" The Friend July 1998 p. 33 (story) 
  2. "Draggin' Bug Worm" The Friend March 1995 p. 33 (project) 
  3. "Hens and Chicks" The Friend November 1995 p. 20 (project) 
  4. "Birds, Birds Everywhere," March 1991, p. 30 (poem/activity) 
  5. "It Will Be Spring" The Friend March 2000 p. 28 (poem/activity) 
  6. "Which is Best" The Friend March 2000 p. 43 (activity) 
  7. "Busy Bee" The Friend April 2000 p. 30 (activity) 
  8. "The Prophet Elijah" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 33 (story) 
  9. "The Prophet Elijah" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 155 (chalkboard and connect the dots activity)
Leson # 14
The Sabbath Is a Day of Worship
  1. "The Creation: each day a gift" The Friend November 1998 p. 34 (flannel-board story) 
  2. "Adam and Eve" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 3 (story) 
  3. "Adam and Eve" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 101 (chalkboard and pretend activities)
Leson # 15
I Have a Body
  1. "Sabbath Treasure Box" The Friend August 1995 p. 33 (project) 
  2. "Sticking to Standards" The Friend May 2000 p. 47 (story) 
  3. "Sabbath" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 169 (bulletin board, art, and pretend activities as well as extra picture stories) 
  4. "Jesus Makes the Earth" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 2 (story) 
  5. "Jesus Makes the Earth" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 99 (game)
Leson # 16
I Am Thankful for My Hands
  1. "Choose Like Daniel" The Friend March 1997 p. 29 (worksheet) 
  2. "Daniel Obeys the Lord" The Friend June 1998 p. 34 (flannel-board story) 
  3. "My Tea Story" The Friend August 1997 p. 40 (story) 
  4. "A Modest Choice" The Friend May 2000 p. 49 (story) 
  5. "Daniel and his Friends" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 40 (story) 
  6. "Daniel and his Friends" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 166 (bulletin board and object lesson activities)
Leson # 17
I Am Thankful for My Ears
  1. "Priesthood Blessings" The Friend June 1995 p. 36 (flannel-board story) 
  2. "My Daddy's Hands" The Friend June 2000 p. 15 (poem) 
  3. "Priesthood" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 146 (sub-topic F: "men with the priesthood can bless us when we are sick" - picture stories and video)
Leson # 18
I Am Thankful for My Eyes
  1. "Listening Walk" The Friend July 1997 p. 30 (story) 
  2. "Ears to Hear" The Friend July 1990 p. 12 (project) 
  3. "Joseph Smith's First Vision" Doctrine & Covenants Scripture Reader Chapter 2 (story)
Leson # 19
I Am Thankful That I Can Smell and Taste
  1. "Pictures" The Friend June 1996 p. 18 (story) 
  2. "Look, Feel, and Help" The Friend July 1996 p. 45 (eyeglasses project) 
  3. "Spring Colors" The Friend May 2000 p. 32 (poem/activity) 
  4. "Jesus Heals a Blind Man" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 26 (story) 
  5. "Jesus Heals a Blind Man" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 217 (demonstration and dramatization activities)
Leson # 20
I Have Feelings
  1. "Your Nose Knows" The Friend January 1998 p. 30 (poem with pictures) 
  2. "Who Eats What?" The Friend August 1989 p. 23 (worksheet) 
  3. "The Israelites in the Wilderness" Old Testament Scripture Reader
  4. chapter 18 (story) 
  5. "The Israelites in the Wilderness" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 128 (demonstration and bulletin board activities)
Leson # 21
I Can Do Many Things
  1. "I Have Feelings" The Friend February 1995 p. 19 (story) 
  2. "Facing Feelings" The Friend June 1996 p. 31 (project/potential game) 
  3. "Mommy, Jesus Felt Sad, Too" The Friend April 2000 p. 49 (story) 
  4. "Jesus Tells Three Stories" New Testament Scripture Reader chapter 29 (story)
Leson # 22
I Belong to a Family
  1. "I Have Talents" The Friend June 1989 p. 12 (project) 
  2. "What Can You Do?" The Friend June 1990 p. 2 (story) 
  3. "I Don't Want To Be Three" The Friend September 2000 p. 28 (story) 
  4. "I Have Many Talents" The Friend October 1999 p. 20 (activity) 
  5. "Talents" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 195 (teaching object, bulletin board and art activities) 
  6. "David and Goliath" Old Testament Scripture Reader chapter 28 (story) 
  7. "David and Goliath" Teaching the Scripture Readers p. 146 (art, demonstration, dramatization, bulletin board and chalkboard activities)
Leson # 23
I Love My Brothers and Sisters
  1. "Love at Home" The Friend June 1996 p. 44 (project) 
  2. "Taylor Ghost" The Friend March 1995 p. 20 (story) 
  3. "Family Hike" The Friend August 2000 p. 33 (activity) 
  4. "Family Treasure" The Friend July 2000 p. 38 (activity) 
  5. "Families" Teaching Topics and Themes p. 62 (art, role play, and picture sorting activities)
Leson #  24
I Love My Brothers and Sisters
  1. "Yellow Booties," The Friend July 1992, p. 46 (story) 
  2. "My Big Brother," The Friend September 1991, p. 28 (story) 
  3. "Sisters," The Friend October 1998, p.30 (poem/coloring page) 
  4. "Chili Day" The Friend February 2000 p. 40 (story) 
  5. "Respect!" The Friend May 2000 p. 21 (story) 
  6. Charades Game: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 114 
  7. Art Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 114 
  8. Heart Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 114
Leson #  25
I Love My Whole Family
  1. "Families," The Friend May 1989, p.18 (story/activity) 
  2. "Saving the Day," The Friend November 1997, p. 16 (poem) 
  3. "Father Lehi" The Friend June 2000 p. 18 (activity verse) 
  4. Art Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 62 
  5. Art Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 63
Leson #  26
Families Can Be Together Forever
  1. "Friend to Friend" The Friend June 1997, p.6 (story) 
  2. "Kamidana," The Friend January 1998, p.8 (story) 
  3. "Strengthen the Family" The Friend May 2000 p. 45 (project) 
  4. "My Book of Remembrance" The Friend July 2000 p. 16 (story/activity) 
  5. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 64 
  6. Chalkboard Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 64 
  7. Picture Story: "A Family Forever," Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 64
Lesson #  27
We Can Pray As a Family
  1. "Family Prayer," The Friend November 1989, p. 24 (poem) 
  2. "Sydell's Blessing," The Friend November 1989, p. 22 (story) 
  3. "Who Needs My Prayer," The Friend August 1996, p. 38 (story) 
  4. "We Can Pray to Heavenly Father," The Friend September 1998, p.28 (activity) 
  5. "Exactly on Time" The Friend September 2000 p. 8 (story) 
  6. Rag Doll Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 140
Lesson #  28
I Can Be Obedient
  1. "Jonah and the Big Fish," The Friend October 1990, p. 30 (story) 
  2. "The Disappearing Toys," The Friend January 1987, p. 28 (story) 
  3. "Building the Ship" Book of Mormon Scripture Reader Chapter 7 (p. 21) 
  4. "Noah" Old Testament Scripture Reader Chapter 6 (p. 26) 
  5. Chalkboard Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 125
Lesson #  29
I Can Say I'm Sorry
  1. "Feelings," The Friend March 1990, p. 21 (activity) 
  2. "Steven's Practice Time," The Friend March 1990, p. 18 (activity) 
  3. "Matt & Mandy," The Friend May 1998, p. 47 (story) 
  4. Smile Frown Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 160
Lesson #  30
I Can Forgive Others
  1. "What would Jesus Do," The Friend April 1988, p. 24 (poem/activity) 
  2. "Before and After," The Friend September 1994, p. 24 (situations activity) 
  3. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 70 
  4. Role Play: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 69
Lesson #  31
I Am Thankful for My Home
  1. "Things Grow Legs At Our House," The Friend January 1990, p. 7 (poem) 
  2. "I Have Many Blessings," The Friend November 1989, p. 36 (puzzle activity) 
  3. "Homes," The Friend February 1988, p. 18 (poem/activity)
Lesson #  32
I Am Thankful for Food and Clothing
  1. "Prayer for Food," The Friend November 1987, p. 8 (story) 
  2. "I'm So Blessed," The Friend November 1991, p. 19 (poem) 
  3. "Favorite Foods of the Prophets," The Friend July 1990, p. 27 (activity) 
  4. "Marcos from Peru," The Friend August 1988, p. 43 (boy paper doll) 
  5. "Katina from Greece," The Friend July 1987, p. 35 (girl paper doll)
Lesson #  33
I Can Be a Friend
  1. "The Friendshipping Game," The Friend August 1986, p. 24 (game) 
  2. "Danny's Pillow," The Friend February 1991, p. 41 (story) 
  3. "Waste of Time Primary Service Project" The Friend January 2000 p. 32 (story) 
  4. Sorting Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 76
Lesson #  34
I Can Love Others
  1. "Showing Love," The Friend April 1990, p. 32 (matching activity) 
  2. "Brother Lenstrom's Carrying Case," The Friend February 1994, p. 30 (story) 
  3. "I Can Send a Letter," The Friend October 1995, p. 30 (activity) 
  4. "The Golden Rule," The Friend January 1995, p. 29 (story) 
  5. "Sharing with Barbara" The Friend June 2000 p. 48 (story) 
  6. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 114
Lesson #  35
I Can Be Kind to Animals
  1. "A-Maze-Ing Rabbit," The Friend March 1991, p. 26 (maze) 
  2. "A Lamb Named Brandon," The Friend March 1991, p. 28 (story) 
  3. "What's Missing," May 1991, p. 28 (matching activity) 
  4. "Our Hike," The Friend May 1991, p. 29 (poem)
Lesson #  36
I Can Be a Good Example
  1. "Hugs are for Teaching," The Friend February 1991, p. 18 (story) 
  2. "Being Kind to Others," The Friend October 1988, p.43 (story) 
  3. "My Home and Neighborhood," The Friend September 1992, p. 11 (game) 
  4. Picture Story: "Ju Ling's Family," Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 54 
  5. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 55 
  6. "The Sermon on the Mount" New Testament Scripture Readers Chapter 16 (p. 48)
Lesson #  37
I Can Be Honest
  1. "Jason's Courage," The Friend January 1987, p. 45 (story) 
  2. "The Dishonest Donkey," The Friend March 1987, p. 2 (story) 
  3. "The Reason to Do Right" The Friend October 1999 p. 48 (story) 
  4. "You Choose" The Friend November 1999 p. 16 (story) 
  5. "Be Honest," The Friend January 1987, p. 40 (activity) 
  6. Scripture Memorization: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 95 (D&C 18:21) 
  7. Story: "Wolf, Wolf!" Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 165
Lesson #  38
I Can Be Reverent
  1. "What If Everyone Played in the Chapel?" The Friend September 1996, 
  2. p. 18 (story) 
  3. "I Have Feelings," The Friend February 1995, p. 18 (story) 
  4. "Reverence Crown," The Friend September 1996, p.21 (activity) 
  5. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 164 
  6. Sorting Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 165 
  7. "Jimmy's Church," The Friend October 1992, p. 28 (story)
Lesson #  39
Music Makes Me Happy
  1. "Music Match," The Friend July 1994, p. 33 (matching activity) 
  2. "Music and Love," The Friend July 1994, p. 30 (story) 
  3. "Singing Signs," The Friend October 1986, p. 36 (activity) 
  4. "Making Music for the Church," The Friend October 1987, p. 36 (activity) 
  5. "Marcy Makes Music," The Friend October 1986, p. 14 (story) 
  6. "Rainbows for Grandma," The Friend August 1998, p. 47 (story) 
  7. "Musical Notes" The Friend July 2000 p. 23 (activity)
Lesson #  40
The Sacrament Helps Me Think about Jesus
  1. "Sacrament Etiquette," The Friend October 1990, p. 32 (activity) 
  2. "Remember Him," The Friend October 1990, p. 14 (picture wheel activity) 
  3. "Be Grateful for the Sacrament," The Friend November 1987, p. 22 (coloring activity) 
  4. "The Sacrament," The Friend February 1995, p. 16 (activity)
Lesson #  41
Heavenly Father and Jesus Gave Us the Scriptures
  1. "Harry's Book of Mormon," The Friend January 1991, p. 20 (rebus) 
  2. "Melissa and the Book of Mormon, "The Friend August 1989, p. 2 (story) 
  3. "Book of Mormon Stories," The Friend August 1988, p. 20 (coloring activity/song) 
  4. "Reading the Scriptures," The Friend February 1998, p. 17 (coloring activity) 
  5. "Book of Mormon Times and Today" The Friend September 2000 p. 31 (activity) 
  6. "Brass Plates Maze" The Friend January 2000 p. 34 (activity) 
  7. "Book of Mormon Scripture Story Grab Bag" The Friend February p. 24 (game)
Lesson #  42
I Belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. "Jesus' Baptism," The Friend August 1991, p. 20 (finger play/poem) 
  2. "I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," The Friend January 1990, p. 10 (puzzle activity) 
  3. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 41
Lesson # 43
We Have a Living Prophet
  1. "Heroes and Heroines: President Gordon B. Hinckley," The Friend October 1995, p. 34 (story) 
  2. "Follow the Prophet," The Friend February 1997, p. 24 (song/activity) 
  3. "What Would the Prophets Want Me to Do?" The Friend September 1999 p. 36 (situation stories) 
  4. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 150
Lesson # 44
We Can All Help at Church
  1. "Primary Cleanup Day," The Friend February 1998, p. 38 (hidden picture activity) 
  2. "The Talk" The Friend March 2000 p. 32 (story) 
  3. Bulletin Board Activity: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 41
Lesson # 45
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Easter)
  1. "What Jesus Did for Us," The Friend March 1989, p. 16 (story) 
  2. "The Easter Story," The Friend April 1988, p. 40 (wordless story) 
  3. "The First Easter," The Friend April 1988, p. 20 (rebus) 
  4. "The First Easter" The Friend April 2000 p. 28 (rebus) 
  5. Demonstrations: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 162 
  6. Game: Teaching Topics and Themes, p. 163
Lesson # 46
The Birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas)
  1. "The Prophets Testify of Jesus," The Friend December 1997, p. 14 (activity) 
  2. "Christmas Advent Calendar," The Friend December 1998, p. 24 (activity) 
  3. "Christmas Story Figures," The Friend December 1998, p. 8 (activity/story) 
  4. "The Christmas Story" The Friend December 1999 p. 18-19 (wordless story)