Lesson 1: The Book of Mormon, a Gift from a Loving Heavenly Father

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Remember as you teach Primary 4 Lesson 1: The Book of Mormon, a Gift from a Loving Heavenly Father that the overall purpose is to help each child to love and value the Book of Mormon. As you prepare your lesson make sure each thing you prepare brings you back to the that purpose. 

Introduce different characters and pieces of the Book of Mormon with this fun Bingo game  or these 6 mazes from Time Savors.

Introduce different characters of the Book of Mormon through these Book of Mormon Real Hero cards. Let each child take one home or use them throughout the year as you go through the different stories. You can also buy the bigger posters.

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

Teacher Study

Before you teach, know for yourself. It will be essential this year to have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. Read it again this year with the help of these study schedules and gain further understanding of its mission in these General Conference talks:

"The Book of Mormon- a Book from God" by President Tad R. Callister

"The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ- Plain and Precious Things" by President Boyd K. Packer

"A Testimony of the Book of Mormon" by President Russell M. Nelson


How We Got the Book of Mormon (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

A Book with a Promise (about 2 1/2 minutes)- The Book of Mormon is more than the stories inside

Book of Mormon Introduction (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Elder Jeffrey R. Holland talks about the background and importance of this great book.

My Primary 4 Lesson 1 Handout packet includes:

  • Book of Mormon Reading Bookmark- One side includes all the names in the Book of Mormon and the other side includes daily check boxes. This way you can encourage daily reading but not stress about how much. Color in one box a day.
  • Book of Mormon Journal Page- Includes Moroni 10:4 and an room to write your own testimony of the Book of Mormon
  • Joseph Smith quote poster
  • You can also download a poster of Article of Faith 8 here.
  • You can also download a schedule to read the entire Book of Mormon in 1, 3, 6, or 12 months here.

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Activity Ideas

Articles of Faith 8- Match the stars to the book of stories

The Book of Mormon around the World- Match the language to the right copy of the book

Book of Mormon Boggler- Find names from the Book of Mormon

Book of Mormon Military- Wordsearch

Publishing the Book of Mormon- How many copies of the Book of Mormon can you find?

Book of Mormon Feast- Coloring reading chart- challenge your class to read the entire book this year or use this as a coloring page. You can also use this simpler version.

Samuel the Lamanite Prophesies- Find the correct puzzle piece

The Book of Mormon is a Great Book- Bright Idea poster

Scripture Figures- Print out some from the Book of Mormon and see if your class can tell the story. Hide them around the room for added fun.

A Voice from the Dust- Mormonad. Make it a puzzle to use at the beginning of your class to introduce the topic.

The Book of Mormon is a Gift- Print this free poster from Rachael's Booknook.

Coloring Pages

Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

Print out this fun game over at Latter-day Chatter.