Lesson 36: Joseph Smith Writes the Articles of Faith

Lesson

The main purpose of teaching Primary 5 Lesson 36: Joseph Smith Writes the Articles of Faith is to strengthen everyone's desire to understand and memorize the Articles of Faith.

Teaching Thoughts

  • Heidi from A Lively Hope has some great Articles of Faith coloring pages or use these ones from LDS Lane.
  • As you memorize the Articles of Faith, remember it passes off requirements in the Faith in God books. Have your class bring them and sign it off! If you are a leader over Faith in God, this study journal includes great worksheets for the entire book including memorizing the Articles of Faith.
  • Remember, you can print posters for all the Articles of Faith here. Cut them into puzzle pieces and mix them all together to see how well your class knows them. 
  • Use the Color-Your-Own-Booklet for the Articles of Faith included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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


Videos

The Doctrines and Principles Contained in the Articles of Faith (about 1 minute)- L. Tom Perry encourages youth to memorize the articles of faith.

We Believe: An Introduction to the 2011 Mutual Theme (about 3 minutes)- Youth from around the world share the thirteenth article of faith and discuss what it means to believe.


Music

"The First Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 122

"The Second Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 122

"The Third Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 123

"The Fourth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 124

"The Fifth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 125

"The Sixth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 126

"The Seventh Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 126

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

"The Ninth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 128

"The Tenth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 128

"The Eleventh Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 130

"The Twelfth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 131

"The Thirteenth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 132


 
 

My Primary 5 Lesson 36 Handout Packet includes

  • Pathway to a Testimony poster and stones to go with Enrichment Activity 1
  • Articles of Faith Matching Game to go with Enrichment Activity 3

Activity Ideas

Apostles of Jesus Christ- A picture chart of apostles and prophets anciently and today, explaining the sixth article of faith.

Article of Faith 1- Word puzzles and word searches about the first article of faith.

Articles of Faith 1 and 2- Help your class memorize the first and second articles of faith.

Article of Faith 2- A crossword puzzle about the second article of faith.

Article of Faith 3- Help your class memorize the third article of faith.

Article of Faith 3- A color-by-number activity about the third article of faith.

Article of Faith 4- Help your class memorize the fourth article of faith.

Article of Faith 4- Draw a line from the first principles and ordinances of the gospel to the illustrated picture it depicts.

Article of Faith 5- Help your class memorize the fifth article of faith.

Article of Faith 5- Number the pictures about the fifth article of faith in order.

Article of Faith 6- Help your class memorize the sixth article of faith.

Article of Faith 6- Fill in the blanks about the sixth article of faith.

Article of Faith 7- Help your class memorize the seventh article of faith.

Article of Faith 7- An illustrated explanation of the seventh article of faith.

Article of Faith 8- Help your class memorize the eighth article of faith.

Article of Faith 8- Color statements that apply to the Book of Mormon and Bible.

Article of Faith 9- Help your class memorize the ninth article of faith.

Article of Faith 9- Draw pictures about the ninth article of faith.

Article of Faith 10- Help your class memorize the tenth article of faith.

Article of Faith 10- An illustration that explains the tenth article of faith.

Article of Faith 11- Help your class memorize the eleventh article of faith.

Article of Faith 11- A crossword puzzle about the eleventh article of faith.

Article of Faith 12- Help your class memorize the twelfth article of faith. 

Article of Faith 12- Learn more about the twelfth article of faith by finding information about the government where you live.

Article of Faith 13- Help your class memorize the thirteenth article of faith.

Article of Faith 13- Fill-in-the-blank activity with words from the thirteenth article of faith.

First Article of Faith Coded Message- Use a code to write the first article of faith.

The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel Make it Possible for me to Live with God Again- A mobile you can make of the fourth article of faith.

Fourth Article of Faith Maze- Learn the first four principles and ordinances of the gospel by following a maze.

We Believe- Test your knowledge of the thirteen articles of faith.

The Gospel is Restored- An articles of faith matching game.

Thirteenth Article of Faith Word Search- A word search about the thirteenth article of faith.

Articles of Faith- Primary Symbols- Illustrations to color that represent each article of faith.

Sharing Time: The Articles of Faith- Make an articles of faith book.

Articles of Faith Matchup- An articles of faith matching game.

Sharing Time: Respect the Law- An articles of faith matching game.

Articles of Faith Poster- Print the Articles of Faith in two different sizes for your class. You could print one for each member of your class.

Coloring Pages

When I am Baptized, I Make a Covenant with God