Joseph Smith's Childhood


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 4: Joseph Smith's Childhood is to encourage everyone to follow the example of Joseph Smith by following Jesus and being a good family member.

Keep in mind that next week's lesson is on the First Vision then the Restoration. I'm including all Joseph Smith things I found here though so you can figure out what is best for your classes each week. 

Teacher Study

"The Prophet Joseph Smith: Teacher by Example" by President Thomas S. Monson

"The Family of the Prophet Joseph Smith" by Elder M. Russell Ballard


"Love at Home"- Hymn #294

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"An Angel Came to Joseph Smith"- Children's Songbook pg. 86

"On a Golden Springtime"- Children's Songbook pg. 88

"The Sacred Grove"- Children's Songbook pg. 87

"The Golden Plates"- Children's Songbook pg. 86

"This is My Beloved Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 76


A Seer Will I Raise Up (about 5 minutes)- Joseph Smith is prepared to bring about the restoration

D&C Stories- Illustrated scripture studies

Seeker of Truth (about 2 minutes)- Describes Joseph's search for truth

Special Witness- Elder Christofferson (about 6 minutes)- Testifies of Joseph Smith's First Vision

The Restoration (about 20 minutes)- The First Vision


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This packet includes 2 handouts-1) the wordstrips that go with the lesson- cut into strips and put together on the board like a puzzle. 2) A handout to go with Enrichment Activity 1. Thanks to Melonheadz for the Joseph Smith and Family graphics. The family and home wordstrip picture can be found on here.