I Can Be Kind to Animals

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The purpose of teaching Primary 1 Lesson 35: I can Be Kind to Animals is to help the children understand that being kind to animals is important.

These animal puzzles from Kimberly Bourne Design are lots of fun and perfect for this lesson or make cute animal name tags with this animal print font from Melonheadz. 

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Teacher Study

"'As a Man Soweth'" by Elder L. Tom Perry

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


"All Creatures of Our God and King"- Hymn #62

"The World is So Big"- Children's Songbook pg. 235

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"- Children's Songbook pg. 231

"Beauty Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 232

"Happy Song"- Children's Songbook pg. 264

"In the Leafy Treetops"- Children's Songbook pg. 240

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

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

The Primary 1 Lesson 35 handout packet includes:

  • Finish the other half of the animal sheet- they can try to draw it, glue matching pictures from a magazine or flip my graphic so it'll be the matching half, or make them into silly creatures with a mismatching half.
  • Animal badge- I made these at a 1/4 sheet; if you need a different size, email me. 
  • Animal Search- Depending on the age level you are working with they can either count the animals and put the number in the side column; circle an animal and check it off the list; or draw lines matching the animals. 

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Lesson Ideas

Animal Jingles- Easy clues to guess the animals

Animal Matchup- Memory game with animals

Animal Riddles- Figure out the animals

Bird Ornament- Scroll down a little for these easy instructions

Butterfly Wings- Finger play

For the Birds- Solve the clues and guess the birds

Go Fishing- Color the dots to discover the picture

Mixed-up Animals- Match the scriptures to the animal

Noah's Ark- Put the animals on the ark

Creatures Revealed- Video showing camouflaged animals- try to find them (about 30 seconds)

Animal Finger Puppets- Copy the patterns and make your own

Animal Appetites- Interesting facts to share

Coloring Pages

Need new ideas on what to do with these coloring pages? Discover these 10 new ways. 



Barnyard Music

Beasts of the Sea and Air


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