Lesson 16: I Have a Body

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The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 16: I Have a Body is to appreciate and respect our bodies. 

These next few lessons are all about the body. Grab some butcher paper and trace everyone or draw a simple blank body on a piece of paper. Each week you can draw in a different part. I showed this example and a few more in a Facebook video in our Private Primary Group. Come join and print out the bonus handouts too. 

This My Body Is a Temple kit from Latter-day Chatter goes well with this lesson. She has has this free placemat activity. 

The following are all linked to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"The Sanctity of the Body" by Sister Susan W. Tanner (former Young Women General President)

"Ye Are the Temple of God" by President Boyd K. Packer (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)


"Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes"- Children's Songbook pg. 275

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

"The Lord Game Me a Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 153

"I Wiggle"- Children's Songbook pg. 271

"Roll Your Hands"- Children's Songbook pg. 274

"Oh, How We Love to Stand"- Children's Songbook pg. 279

Thanks to Melonheadz for the use of her graphics. The Primary 1 Lesson 16 Handout Packet includes:

  • A coloring sheet stating that we will take care of our bodies- one with boys, one with girls
  • A coloring sheet stating we are thankful for our bodies- one with a girl, one with a boy (superhero)

Click the image to print

Lesson Ideas

My Busy Body- Poster about what you can do with your body- point and do the actions together

My Body- a Temple- Make this simple paper toy of a boy exercising

My Body is a Temple of God- Maze 

I Live in a Beautiful World- Color and decide which sense you would use to enjoy these creations

Thankful Hunt- Hunt for things in each of the 5 senses for which to be thankful

Marshmallow Animals- Use this idea to make people.  Toothpicks and marshmallows- might want to get the blunt toothpicks or stirring straws instead. 

The Love of God- Color and make a mobile or necklace

Coloring Pages

I am a Spirit Child of Heavenly Father (girl)

Living the Word of Wisdom Shows Respect for My Body (family outside)

When I am Quiet (includes a poem too)

Heavenly Father Loves You (family)