Lesson 12: The Gift of the Holy Ghost


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 12: The Gift of the Holy Ghost is to appreciate receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost when we are confirmed members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Sugardoodle has a Holy Ghost lesson packet that goes well with this lesson if you need more ideas.

Younger classes will enjoy this Holy Ghost file folder game from Kimberly Bourne Design.

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

Teacher Study

"Receive the Holy Ghost" by Elder David A. Bednar (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)

"The Unspeakable Gift" by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin (former member of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles)


"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. 

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108 or listen to this music video


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

Just one handout for Primary 3 Lesson 12. Thanks to Melonheadz for use of her graphics.

Click the image to print

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)

Listen to the Still Small Voice- Read the scriptures and color the quilt 

Names of the Holy Ghost- Word Search

The Holy Ghost- Crossword Puzzle

The Gift of the Holy Ghost- Finish the scriptures

Listening to the Spirit- Comic story from the life of President Wildford Woodruff (former Prophet and President)

The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit- Word Search

The Holy Ghost Testifies of the Truth of All Things- Liahona and journaling activities

Understanding the Holy Ghost- Fill in the blanks and a Crossword Puzzle

Who is the Holy Ghost- Fill in the blanks

Coloring Pages

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)