Lesson 23: I Belong to a Family

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The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 23: I Belong to a Family is to understand that Heavenly Father planned for us to belong to a family that needs and loves us. 

Melonheadz has some cute family graphics that you could cut out and glue together as a scene. You can buy it here.

The following are LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"What Matters Most Is What Lasts Longest" by Elder M. Russell Ballard

"The Importance of Family" by Elder L. Tom Perry


"I Am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2 or this Children's Choir

"A Happy Family"- Children's Songbook pg. 198

"Birds in the Tree"- Children's Songbook pg. 241

"Here We Are Together"- Children's Songbook pg. 261

"Because God Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 234

"Family Night"- Children's Songbook pg. 195

"Family Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 189

"Grandmother"- Children's Songbook pg. 200

"Here We Are Together"- Children's Songbook pg. 261

"Home"- Children's Songbook pg. 192

"I Love to See the Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 95

"I Have a Family Tree"- Children's Songbook pg. 199

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190

"Sing Your Way Home"- Children's Songbook pg. 193

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177

"The Family"- Children's Songbook pg. 194

"When Grandpa Comes"- Children's Songbook pg. 201 (no words online due to copyright)

"When We're Helping"- Children's Songbook pg. 198

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188 or watch this music video

The Primary 1 Lesson 23 handout packet includes:

  • I Love My Family coloring page (thanks to Melonheadz for the family graphic)
  • Paper doll template
    • Make a paper chain representing each child's family- cut the male and female apart to add extra of that gender
    • Add yarn hair, googly eyes, etc. to the page
    • Color it

Click the image to print. If you like, please pin it too!

Lesson Ideas

Counting of Family- Obviously you wouldn't have them write the answers but you can read the questions out loud and go through the pictures during your lesson

Family Faith- Glue the leaves on the family tree. You could also grab some smile face stickers to represent family members or draw on them.

Family Fun- Older kids love these hidden pictures. You'll have to draw the shapes on the board of things they need to look for though

Friendship Butter- Start it in class then have them finish it with their family at home

Origami Heart Envelopes- Make some ahead of time to fill up with sweet surprises (stickers, little pictures) to give out to their families

Strengthening My Family- Make these into a paper chain, straw necklace, or glue them all over paper.

Following Family Rules- You can use this visual to talk about some rules families have and ask if they have the same ones

Hidden Picture- Some kids do well with these, others don't. They can be lots of fun though.

I Can Help My Family Be Happy- Draw of put a happy face pictures on each of the scenes that shows happy families.

I Can Live with My Father in Heaven Again- Make this house strip that goes with the song, "I Am a Child of God." 

I Have a Family Here on Earth- Draw a picture of your family then make it into a wind stock

I Love My Family- Another hidden picture or use it as a coloring page

My Family- Learn the signs for words relating to family

My Family- Make scene with these figures then talk about something you can do for each person to show them that you care

My Family Can Be Forever- Use this branch activities to help teach your lesson- each child can put one ornament up as you talk about it.

My Family Tree- Color in the faces or use smile face stickers

Together Forever- Make this 3-d scene as a visual in your lesson

May Your Homes Be Filled with Love and Courtesy- Bright Idea poster

This is the Day Which the Lord Hath Made- Bright Idea poster

Loving Members of Our Family- Cute characters and scene from Latter-day Chatter to use with the lesson or make a scene with them. 

Happy Family- File folder game from Green Jell-O with Carrot or use this Families Can Be Together Forever file folder game

Family Bingo- Play this Family Bingo game from Green Jell-O with Carrot

Coloring Pages

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness Strengthen Me and My Family

Family Members Have Important Responsibilities

Heavenly Father Planned for Me to Come to a Family

I Am a Child of God, and He Has a Plan for Me

I Came to Earth as Part of a Family

I Will Strengthen My Family

My Family and I Can Serve Others

My Family Can Follow Jesus Christ in Faith

Temple Blessings Unite Families

I Am My Heavenly Father's Child (color the pictures to go with the song)

My Life Has a Plan

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