Lesson 4: The Tree of Life

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As you teach Primary 4 Lesson 4: The Tree of Life remember the purpose is to strengthen everyone's desire to obey the word of God and be worthy of eternal life.

Take this lesson to the next level with these engineer prints of the Iron Rod from Latter-day Chatter. 

This Lehi's Dream lesson packet from Hatch Patch includes a game, certificate, stories, outline, and more.

The Red Headed Hostess also has a Study Packet for Lehi's Dream. 

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

Teacher Study

"Stay by the Tree" by Elder Kevin W. Pearson- Also see my Family Home Evening lesson based on this General Conference talk.

"'If Ye Are Prepared Ye Shall Not Fear" by Elder L. Tom Perry 


Lehi's Dream (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

The Tree of Life as a Symbol of Jesus Christ and His Atonement (about 40 seconds)- Elder Neal A. Maxwell shares his thoughts on this symbolism


"He Sent His Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 34

"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164

"I Am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2

"The Iron Rod"- Hymn #274

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177

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My LDS Primary 4 Lesson 4 handout packet includes:

  • Tree of Life coloring page- Use it to label the different parts, talk about how it relates to things today, etc.
  • Poster for 1 Nephi 15:23-24 to go with Enrichment Activity #2
  • Cards to play the matching game as in Enrichment Activity #1. The pictures with words are the ones that have a word match to make it easier. You can also use these cards to glue in your journals or as you dissect the vision's symbolism.
  • I Will Hold to the Rod journal page
  • Get even more in my Understanding Lehi's Dream Scripture Study Journal for Kids or use extra time at the end of your lesson wisely with my Color Your Own Book of Mormon Bingo Cards.

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Activity Ideas

Hold to the Rod- Board game based on Lehi's dream

Lehi's Vision- (Scroll to bottom) Match the meanings of the symbols in Lehi's dream

The Scriptures are the Word of God- Pieces of Lehi's dream to cut out and use as you tell the story. 

Coloring Pages

Obedience Brings Blessings

That's all I found. I looked at few different topics but not much that goes well with this one. Don't worry though, I included a lot in the free handouts above. If you found more, please share in the comments below! If you want activities based on choosing the right, see the lesson helps for Primary 3 Lesson 1.

Come discuss this lesson or share your ideas in our Private Primary Facebook group too.

Grab this great free handout over at Rachael's Booknook.