Lesson 23: Alma Counsels His Sons Helaman and Shiblon

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The purpose in teaching Primary 4 Lesson 23: Alma Counsels His Sons Helaman and Shiblon is to teach about the joy and guidance we find in the scriptures.

Play a variation of this fun Scripture Relay with your lesson this week- great way to get your class to crack open their scriptures.

This Alma Chapters 36-42 Class Packet will help with this and next week's lessons. 

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

Teacher Study

"The Power of Scriptures" by Elder Richard G. Scott

"Living by Scriptural Guidance" by President Russell M. Nelson


A Book of Mormon Story (about 5 minutes)- Mormon Message about how a bishop's life changed

What Scriptures Mean to Me (about 5 minutes)- The scriptures can hold personal meaning for each of us


"Search, Ponder, and Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 109

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

"As I Search the Holy Scriptures"- Hymn #277

"Book of Mormon Stories"- Children's Songbook pg. 118

"The Books in the Book of Mormon"- Children's Songbook pg. 119

"The Books in the New Testament"- Children's Songbook pg. 116

"The Books in the Old Testament"- Children's Songbook pg. 114

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

"The Eighth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 127


My Primary 4 Lesson 23 handout packet includes:

  • Journal page
  • 3 sheets for the definition in Enrichment Activity #3. Use the frames to encourage each group to actually illustrate the definition- bonus points if they can think of a scripture story to draw. Give them a boost by providing a few stickers to get them thinking. 
  • Scripture posters to go along with Enrichment Activity #2. You could cut each word or do the whole thing in puzzle pieces depending on the age group. 
  • Also grab these free scripture study journal pages to encourage your class to study the scriptures this week. 
  • I've made another Alma 37:37 print that you can have your class put in order.

Click the image to print

Activity Ideas

Article of Faith 8 Activity Sheet- Match the description to the book of scripture

Bringing the Scriptures to Life- Ideas for likening the scriptures

Family Scripture Fun- Ideas on how to study the scripture

Listen for His Voice- Dot to dot

Scripture Cards- Scriptures to look up for different emotions

Scripture Journal- Doorknob journal

The Scriptures- Create a flower bouquet

On the Right Path- Gospel road signs with scriptures

Read the Scriptures Daily- Reading chart

Search the Scriptures- Reading record bookmark

The Words of Christ- Scripture slider to help you know what to do in certain situations

Studying the Scriptures- Decode the message

Scriptures Are Like Packets of Light- Bright Idea poster (add glow sticks for a fun handout)

Scripture Figures- All the scripture figures available

Coloring Pages

The Scriptures are the Word of God

The Scriptures Teach Me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and How to Return to Them

Ways to Study the Scriptures