Lesson 41: James Teaches Us to Control Our Tongues

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The main purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 41: James Teaches Us to Control Our Tongues is to learn to control our words and thoughts.

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

Teacher Study

"The Tongue of Angels" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

"The Tongue Can Be a Sharp Sword" by Elder Marvin J. Ashton


Offend Not in Word (about 2 minutes)- from Elder Holland


"Hum Your Favorite  Hymn"- Children's Songbook pg. 152

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61

"Kindness Begins with Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

"A Special Gift Is Kindness"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"- Children's Songbook pg. 60

My Primary 7 Lesson 41 handout packet includes:

  • The Things I Say Matter worksheet- fill the bubbles in with kind words
  • James 3:3,5 poster

Click the image to print

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Lesson Ideas

Need some new teaching techniques for your next lesson? Watch me demonstrate 3 ideas here.

Clean Talk- Handout with guide on keeping clean language

What Can I Do to Keep from Hearing Swear Words?- Question corner

What Should I Do When Bad Thoughts Come into My Mind?- Question corner

Keep Your Words above the Line- Challenge to use these words instead of rude or unkind things

Be a Sunbeam for Jesus- Write nice notes to leave behind for others (how fun would it be to leave kind notes around the church building for people to find)

Kindness Catcher-Paper folding game to encourage kindness

I'll Walk with You- Illustrated lyrics and maze activity

Family Fun Time- Role-playing games to encourage kind words

Be Ye Kind to One Another- Bright Idea Poster

Coloring Pages

Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example for Me

Being Kind Is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others

Be sure to head over to Rachael's Booknook to get this handout too!