Primary 6 Lesson 26

"Be a good example" sounds like a trite thing to say; however, finding good examples to follow is something that we tend to connect with whether its a parent or some other hero. They inspire us and make us want to share their good with others. Find out who your class looks up to and why. If appropriate, try talking about being a good example online. Children are on the internet at a very young age and need to understand the importance of manners and good behavior online as well. 


Primary 6 Lesson 26: Ruth and Naomi- The purpose of this lesson is to instill the desire to follow righteous examples and be one ourselves.


For ideas on ways to use this music in your lesson, see our teaching tips

"I'm Trying to Be like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"Dare to Do Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 158

"I am Like a Star"- Children's Songbook pg. 163

"I'll Walk with You"- Children's Songbook pg. 140

"I Want to Live the Gospel"- Children's Songbook pg. 148

"Jesus Once Was a Little Child"- Children's Songbook pg. 55

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

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

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Love One Another"- Children's Songbook pg. 136

"Do As I'm Doing"- Children Songbook pg. 276

"Shine On"- Children's Songbook pg. 144

"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159


John 13:15- I have given you an example

1 Timothy 4:12- Be an example of the believers

1 Peter 2:21- Follow Christ's example

James 5:10- Follow the prophets' examples

Jude 1:7- Sodom and Gomorrah are examples of bad

Alma 39:1- We should be good examples

3 Nephi 18:16- Christ set the example; prayer

Alma 17:11- Be patient and a good example

Lesson Ideas

CTR Game- Memory game with righteous examples

The Prophet's Example- Read stories of righteous examples that they prophets have given then match the pictures.

Be a Good Example- Read what the Savior said, some children, and challenges to agree to this month.

My Heroes and Heroines- Draw your hero (righteous example) on this framed sheet. 

Heaven Father Prepares the Prophet- Color this booklet and fill out ways you can follow President Gordon B. Hinckely's (former Prophet and President) example

The Power of Example- Read this comic story from President Spencer W. Kimball's (former Prophet and President) life

Faithful Friends- See the example that Jesus has been and how you can follow His example

Ruth and Naomi- Scripture figure cut outs to use while telling the story

What Kind of Friend Are you?- Take the quiz to find out how good of an example you are

Being a Good Example- Draw a smiley face next to the pictures of good examples. Could use these as pictionary or charade cards instead.

Be Thou an Example- Decipher the code

Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example for Me- Coloring Page or use this one

Let Your Light Shine- Word Search

I Can Share the Gospel Now- Make this dice to play the game and share ways you can be a missionary just through righteous examples

Let Your Light Shine- Puzzle

I'm a Mormon- Bright Idea poster- See these ideas for ways to use posters in your lesson.

Walk as Children of Light- Bright Idea poster

Ye Are the Light of the World- Bright Idea poster

Let Your Light So Shine- Bright Idea poster

How Can I be a Good Example?- Poster with answers from Elder Quentin L. Cook (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)

I Can Follow Jesus Christ's Example- Fill in the blanks as you follow the path


Ruth and Naomi- Illustrated scripture story about 3 minutes

Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?- President Thomas S. Monson (Prophet and President) urges us to serve each other- about 2 1/2 minutes

The Baptism of Jesus- He showed us the way, Bible video about 3 minutes long

Parable of the Good Samaritan- Bible video about 5 minutes

Andrew's Example- Andrew learns to be a good example about 1 1/2 minutes

Good Examples- Matt & Mandy comic about what examples to follow

One in a Million: Ann Marie- Follows Christ's example while in the hospital, 1 1/2 minutes

I made some of these hand outs for another lesson but thought they went perfectly with this one. For the empty shoes, they could add the traits they are working on or ways they are an example.