Lesson 14: The Word of Wisdom


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 14: The Word of Wisdom is to understand that the Lord blesses us when we follow the Word of Wisdom

The following links are from LDS.org unless otherwise stated

Teacher Study

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?- From Mormon.org, the very basic definition so there is no confusion

"The Word of Wisdom" The Principle and the Promises" by President Boyd K. Packer (President of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles)

"A Principle with a Promise" by President Ezra Taft Benson (former Prophet and President)


"The Word of Wisdom"- Children's Songbook pg. 154

"In Our Lovely Deseret"- Hymn #307

"Keep the Commandments"- Hymn #303

"True to the Faith"- Hymn #254

"The Lord Gave Me a Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 153

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

"For Health and Strength"- Children's Songbook pg. 21 (Round)

"Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise"- Children's Songbook pg. 280 (Round)


The Word of Wisdom (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story 

Word of Wisdom (about 2 minutes)- A man's testimony of the Word of Wisdom 

Word of Wisdom Leads to Revelation (about 1 minute)- President Packer teaches the importance of Word of Wisdom in receiving revelation

The Primary 3 Lesson 14 packet includes:

  • 2 Food pages to print, cut, and color- contains good and bad 
  • 1 sheet of 6 happy faces to give out at the end (like it says in the manual)
  • 1 sheet with a happy and sad face to do with the food activity. Print, cut it in half, and staple to a blank sheet to make a pocket. 

Click the image above to print

Activity Ideas

A Healthy Body- Use the pictures and scripture to figure out the promises

Exercise is Fun- Find the hidden objects plus a game idea

My Body is a Temple of God- Maze or try this maze

Warning!- Match the scriptures to the picture

Test Your Health IQ-  (older classes) Short quiz (scroll down)

Word of Wisdom Picture Puzzler- (older classes) Fill in the blanks using the pictures then see the message

Word of Wisdom Promise- (older classes) Decode to discover the promise

Healthy and Happy- Instructions about drawing food on a plate. It'd be fun to just glue pictures of food on a plate too.

My Body- a Temple- Make an exercising man that moves

My Busy Body- Poster talking about what the body does

Coloring Pages

Good Choices- Color by Number

...Shows Respect for My Body- Scroll to the bottom to find a family out for a walk/bike ride

Daniel Obeys the Lord- Scripture story figures to color