Daniel in the Lions' Den


Primary 6 Lesson 42: Daniel in the Lions' Den- The purpose for this lesson is to understand the value of daily prayer.


"I Love to Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 25

"I Pray in Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 14

"Follow the Prophet"- Children's Songbook pg. 110

"A Child's Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 12

"A Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 22

"A Prayer Song"- Children's Songbook pg. 22

"A Song of Thanks"- Children's Songbook pg. 20

"Heavenly Father, Now I Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 19

"I Thank Thee, Dear Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 7

"Thanks to Thee"- Children's Songbook pg. 6

"We Bow Our Heads"- Children's Songbook pg. 25


Proverbs 15:29- Hears the prayers of the righteous

Jeremiah 29:12-13- If search, will find Him

Matthew 6:5-8- Pray in secret

Matthew 6:9-13- Pray after this manner

Matthew 7:7- Ask and you will receive

Matthew 26:41- Pray to avoid temptation

James 1:5-6- Pray with faith, nothing wavering

James 5:16- Prayer of the righteous availeth much

2 Nephi 32:8-9- The Spirit teaches a man to pray

Alma 34:18-27- Prayer always

Alma 37:37- Counsel with the Lord

D&C 10:5- Pray always, to come off the conqueror

D&C 19:28- Pray in heart and vocally

D&C 112:10- The Lord will give you answers

Lesson Ideas

Daniel in the Lion's Den- Find the hidden objects and color

Daniel, Lions, and Me- Love this one- coloring the lion then assemble so the mane shows things that we should be doing as well

Prayer is Reverant Communication- Play this memory prayer game (story included too)

The $5 Miracle- Story from President Monson's life as a boy- includes activities at the end 

We Do Not Doubt- Dot to dot of a mom and son praying

Prayers in the Scriptures- Match the what and why to the scripture person

Did You Think to Pray- Prayer chart

Prayer Reminders- Puzzle of prayer reminders

Choosing the Right Through Study and Prayer- Maze 

Time for Family Prayer- Help everyone get there in this maze

Prayer of Thanks- Circle different objects in said in this prayer

What Should I Know About Prayer- Advice and color the dot picture

Heavenly Father Hears and Answers Prayers- Use this strip to write down your blessings and needs

The Power of Prayer- Board game

Coloring Pages

Daniel Chooses the Right- shows his story about refusing to eat the food and the lions

I Can Pray- shows children at school 

He Will Answers My Prayers- Girl praying on a bed

I Should Respect and Worship Heavenly Father- Girl praying at bed

Prayer- Lots of little squares about different types of prayers- could turn this into a booklet

Prayer- Color by number (girl praying)

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness- Family Praying together

Prayer Helps My Testimony Grow- Joseph Smith praying in the Grove

I Can Receive Answer to Prayers- Color these steps 

Fasting and Prayer- Color and put together these movable characters

Love this thankful tree to remember to include gratitude in your prayers- great for Primary 6 Lesson 42

I made two types of trees for you- one that has the leaves on it already and one where you can cute leaves out yourself. I provide a leaf template so you can trace some on colorful paper. Simply click on the images you want to print. 


Daniel and the Lions' Den- Illustrated scripture story about 2 minutes

President Monson Talks about Prayer- Video with exerpt from October 2011 General Conference- about 4 minutes

Prayer- A woman shares how prayers can work miracles (about 4 minutes)

Origin- Go to the source if you want to know the answer- about 5 minutes

Get this handout and more great ideas from Rachael's Booknook!