Lesson 7: The Holy Ghost Helps Me

Lesson

The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 7: The Holy Ghost Helps Me is to understand that the Holy Ghost helps us. 

Teaching Thoughts

  • The Red Headed Hostess has another great class packet to help you teach this lesson including a coloring page and lesson activities.
  • Have each child lie down on a piece of white butcher paper then trace them. Cut out if possible or just have the child color and decorate (may need help with face).  Explain that the Holy Ghost is a spirit that looks like our bodies. This was one of the ways that really helped my children understand that the Holy Ghost really looks like us but in Spirit form- not like the ghosts in books.
  • If you have older nursery kids, this Holy Ghost file folder game from Kimberly Bourne Designs is a great addition to the lesson especially if you use the blanket analogy.

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


Teacher Study

"Receive the Holy Ghost" by Elder David A. Bednar

"The Unspeakable Gift" by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin


Music

"Listen, Listen"- Children's Songbook pg. 107

"The Still Small Voice"- Children's Songbook pg. 106

"The Holy Ghost"- Children's Songbook pg. 105

"Search, Ponder, and Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 109

"The First Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 122

"The Holy Ghost"- Children's Songbook pg. 105

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

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's version. 

Videos

Create (about 2 minutes)- President Uchtdorf invites us to rely on the Spirit to create things of  beauty

Comfort in Trials (about 4 minutes)- The Holy Spirit can provide comfort

Patterns of Light: Discerning Light (about 2 minutes)- How we can recognize divine light

Having the Holy Ghost (about 3 minutes)- How you can invite the Holy Ghost in your life


 
 

My Primary 1 Lesson 7 Handout Packet Includes

  • Paper doll- boy and girl
  • Quilted Blanket sheet- Use the blanket analogy when referring to the Holy Ghost- he helps us feel warm, comforted, happy be guiding to make right choices. During your lesson, have everyone hold onto their paper doll and wrap the quilt around it.

Activity Ideas

Inviting the Spirit- Different scenes to color that show ways to invite the Spirit

The Holy Ghost Can Help Me- Invitation to color

Gifts of the Spirit Treasure Chest- Make a paper treasure chest- use some little objects instead of the gems that represent the gifts

The Liahona and the Holy Ghost- A mini roller box with illustrations and the story of the Liahona.  You could use the cube pictures from the lesson instead. 

The Kingdom Up on High- You could make this picture into a necklace and hand them out to the kids.

Remember- Cut these pictures out and play a memory game with the older nursery children.  Or use the pictures to create a collage about the Holy Ghost and Baptism.

Listen to the Still, Small Voice- Use the pictures to help talk about the Holy Ghost (put them in a bag and draw them out)

Coloring Page

The Holy Ghost Testifies to Me

I Choose to Fill My Life with Things that Invite the Spirit

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows when I Listen to the Holy Ghost

A Happy People (scroll down)