Lesson 9: Priesthood Blessings and ordinances


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 9: Priesthood Blessings and Ordinances is to understand the importance of priesthood blessings and ordinances.

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

Teacher Study

"Power in the Priesthood" by Elder Neil L. Andersen

"The Power of the Priesthood" by Elder Boyd K. Packer


"The Priesthood is Restored"- Children's Songbook pg. 89

"A Young Man Prepared"- Children's Songbook pg. 166

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"The Fifth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 125


Joseph and Oliver Are Given the Priesthood (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Priesthood Leaders (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Blessings of the Priesthood (about 3 minutes)- The priesthood is the power of God

Jesus Chooses His Apostles (about 2 minutes)- Jesus sets his apostles apart

Restoration of the Priesthood (about 2 minutes)- People sharing how they have been blessed by the priesthood

The Primary 3 Lesson 9 packet includes:

  • 1 Postcard template with the question in manual about asking about a Priesthood blessing. You could put the Priesthood Power coloring page on the other side or just have them draw a picture
  • A Priesthood Power Coloring Page in 2 sizes- the second size is made to go on the back side of the postcard These cute graphics from Melonheadz
  • A Priesthood Blesses Me Coloring Page
  • Pinwheel Sheet with Priesthood Power stars- Color then cut on the dashed lines to make it into a pinwheel. I personally prefer to put the pin in the top of the eraser as it usually sticks out a little if you don't. Plus the kids can twirl it. 

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Activity Ideas

The Priesthood is Restored- Make a diorama of the restoration of the priesthood for your lesson or turn the figures into stick puppets

Aaronic Priesthood Activity- Have the kids dress the boy up for Priesthood duties.  

The Power and Authority of God- A puzzle- you could put a picture underneath the puzzle pieces

Article of Faith 5- Goes with Priesthood, this has pictures to be put in the right order- could use in the lesson

The Miraculous Story of Elijah- Cut and paste and color as you tell the story of Elijah and his role

Remember- Memory game

Ready for Blessings- Pictures that show how to be reverent and not during a blessing

Time for a Blessings- Pictures to show different types and times for blessings

Lindsay's Priesthood Blessing- Hidden pictures 

The Priesthood- A crossword puzzle

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- A word puzzle 

Priesthood Word Square- Word search

Prayers and Ordinances- Decode the puzzle

The Priesthood Helps People- Draw yourself in these pictures where the Priesthood is being used.

Coloring Pages

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation...

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows

Jesus Heals a Man Taken with a Palsy

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

Priesthood Blessings

I Believe That the Priesthood Blesses My Life