Lesson 39: Showing Love for Our Parents

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The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 39: Showing Love for Our Parents is to encourage expressions of love for parents through obedience and being helpful. 

Make Thank You cards or other handouts for the children to show their love for their parents this week. My Computer is My Canvas makes all those cute chocolate nugget wrappers like this one for Dads (she has one for Moms too) and Bow Peep Creations has this cute "Moms Make Life Super Sweet" tag to attach to a gift or make into a card. 

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Handouts coming...

Teacher Study

"Behold Thy Mother" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

"Fatherhood, an Eternal Calling" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"'Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother'" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks


"Home"- Children's Songbook pg. 192

"Mother, I Love You"- Children's Songbook pg. 207

"My Dad"- Children's Songbook pg. 211

"Quickly I'll Obey"- Children's Songbook pg. 197

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

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188

"Dearest Mother, I Love you"- Children's Songbook pg. 206

"I Often Go Walking"- Children's Songbook pg. 202

"Mother Dear"- Children's Songbook pg. 206

"Mother, Tell Me a Story"- Children's Songbook pg. 204

"My Mother Dear"- Children's Songbook pg. 203

"Dearest Names"- Children's Songbook pg. 208

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

"Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth"- Hymn #298

"Love at Home"- Hymn #294


"Daddy's Homecoming"- Children's Songbook pg. 210

"Fathers"- Children's Songbook pg. 209

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


Families Can Be Together Forever (about 3 minutes)- Music and excerpts from leaders

It Was Mom (about 2 minutes)- A Mother's Day tribute

To Every Mother (about 2 1/2 minutes)- A tribute to moms

Happy Mother's Day Mom (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Youth talk about their moms

A Mother's Hope (about 3 minutes)- A mom's faith overcomes fears

Love Her Mother (about 2 minutes)- How do you raise wonderful daughters? 

Mothers and Daughters (about 5 minutes)- Youth explain how their mothers have been great examples

Father's Day- Great video about appreciating dads- about 2 1/2 minutes

Sci-Fi- I love these Homefront ads- a dad playing with is daughter- about 1 minute

Cookies- A father daughter talk about 1 minute (another Homefront)

A Father Indeed- A story about a great dad- about 7 minutes

Earthly Father, Heavenly Father- 2 fathers and the divine responsibility of fatherhood. About 4 minutes

Thank Heaven for Fathers- New just over 2 1/2 minute video.

Lesson Ideas

Fathers in the Scriptures (older classes)- Match the dad to the story

Honoring Parents- Give these out for homework to encourage the children to get to know their parents better

We Grow to Be Like Our Parents- 2 piece puzzles to match together and blank one for you to do. If you have time, try to a picture of your child and one their parents to go together.

Stripling Warriors- Scripture story figures to color and tell the story of how they honor their parents

For Mother Specific Activities please see this expansive list

For Father Specific Activities please check out this list

Book of Mormon Scripture Figures- One is of Moroni writing on the gold plates- it's the best I could find for this scripture story.

Coloring Pages

Love One Another

If you find other LDS approved resources, please post them in the comments below.