Lesson 21: I Have Feelings

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The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 21: I Have Feelings is to understand and identify our feelings and learn ways to be happy.

Looking for more ideas for your Sunbeam class? Grab this Heavenly Handouts book from LDS Bookstore. It includes coloring pages and activities for each of the lessons.

The following resources are from LDS.org unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Fun and happiness" by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa

"Hallmarks of a Happy Home" by President Thomas S. Monson


"Smiles"- Children's Songbook pg. 267

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

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

"If You're Happy"- Children's Songbook pg. 266

"A Smile Is like the Sunshine"- Children's Songbook pg. 267

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

"When I Go to Church"- Children's Songbook pg. 157

"If You're Happy"- Children's Songbook pg. 266

"A Special Gift Is Kindness"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

Thanks to Melonheadz for her cute people graphics. The Primary 1 Lesson 21 Handout Packet includes:

  • A "I can be happy" coloring page- one with a girl, one with a boy
  • I Have Feelings worksheet- draw in faces for the empty circles or cover them all up with smilie stickers.

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

Lesson Ideas

Facing Feelings- (scroll down) Make this box illustration of feelings during your lesson

Feeling Glad- Scroll through the different faces to make different expressions 

Happy or Sad- Puppet idea

Be a Sunbeam for Jesus- Color a happy face or a picture to give to someone else to make them smile.

Family Fun Time- Depending on the responsiveness of your class, you can do the role-playing game listed here

Hidden Picture- A Valentine themed one- talk about how love makes you feel happy

In the Giving Spirit- Find all the acts of kindness and talk about how they make us feel or use this one

Sharing in the Nursery- Find people sharing and discuss how each person feels

Be Ye Kind One to Another- Bright Idea poster

The Coat- A great video that shows emotions and keeps the kids' attention (about 2 minutes)

Coloring Pages

Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example for Me

Being Kind is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others