Lesson 1: I am a Child of God

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Primary 1 Lesson 1: I am a Child of God- the purpose of this lesson is to help each child understand that we have a Heavenly Father who knows us and loves us.

Use this great Matching Mat from Latter-day Chatter (it's free). 

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

Teacher Study

"We are Children of God" by Elder Russell M. Nelson

 "The Pattern of Our Parentage" by President Boyd K. Packer


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

"I Know My Father Lives"- Children's Songbook pg. 5 or listen to this Children's Choir

"I Lived in Heaven"- Children's Songbook pg. 4

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

"I am Like a Star"- Children's Songbook pg. 163

"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"- Children's Songbook pg. 60

"My Heavenly Father Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 228 or listen to this Children's Choir

"We'll Bring the World His Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172 (Army of Helaman)


I am a Child of God (about 3 minutes)- Cute music video

A Child of God (about 2 minutes)- Little Friends video

A Child of God (about 1 minute)- Matt & Mandy

I know superheros aren't the first thing you think about when you hear a child of God but how great would it be to have your children think of being a child of God every time they saw a superhero? To print these, click on the images you want. The superhero pack includes Spiderman, Captain America, Flash, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The other pack has just a blank oval to make a face with hats- there is a cowboy hat, a princess crown, and a birthday hat. If you like them, please take a second to pin it too- thanks! 

Lesson Ideas

You are not invisible- Bright Idea poster

A Child of God- Finish the faces (a boy and a girl)

Heavenly Father Loves Me- Scroll down and cut these snowflakes out before class then decorate them in class

Know Who You Are- Make stcik puppets with these faces and do some fun small skits or sayings as each child holds one

I am a Child of God- Picture frame with the tag "I am a child of God." The kids can draw themselves inside or make this crown frame instead

I am a Child of God- Frame with pictures to cut out and glue around it. I like the concept but think it would be annoying to cut out all the pictures- stickers would be great though!

We Are All Children of God- Find the matching pictures and talk about even though we are all different, we are all still children of God

I am a Child of God- This is supposed to be a yearly advent but it would be fun to do just like a puzzle- read the scriptures with it or pull things from the lesson to put it together.

I am a Child of God- A box to put together- I'd skip the scripture part for this age but I'm sure you could have fun with the box still- roll it like a dice and talk about each scene.

Coloring Pages

I am a Spirit Child of Heavenly Father (girl)

I am a Child of God and He has a Plan for Me (family)

I am My Heavenly Father's Child (4 squares to color- Jesus, the earth, family, and girl praying)