The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 26: Families Can Be Together Forever is to understand that temples are sacred places where families can be together forever. This lesson should also encourage each child to want to prepare to enter the temple.
These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!
- This Families Can Be Together Forever file folder game is a great activity for class.
- Put a picture of your local temple on the wall where everyone can see it then go on a journey to get there- climbing over obstacles, through tunnels, etc.
- The Red Headed Hostess class packet includes a fun temple puzzle.
The following are LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated
My Primary 1 Lesson 26 handout packet includes
- Families Are Forever coloring page
- Temple Maze- Find your way to the temple through the trees and bushes. You could even glue the circles from the manual's handout along the path.
Building a Temple- Glue these pieces together to make a temple
Evelyn's Temple Testimony- Story with a Hidden picture after (only 6 objects to find)
Temple Hidden Picture- Words for this one but if you do it as a class or draw the pictures on the board it works okay.
Preparing for the Temple- A hidden picture activity but you could use it as a visual to talk about how we prepare or how families are forever
My Family Can Be Forever- As you talk about different points, have a child hang the ornament on a branch
The Temple is a Happy Place- Color than make this mobile that talks about why we have temples. You could just glue the pieces together instead.
Together Forever- Make this 3D model as a visual for your lesson
Spot the Differences- Some kids do really well with these, others could care less.
Temple Cards- Give one to every child to take home. There are 15 sets of these: December 2011, September 2007, April 2005, January 2002, February 2002, March 2002, April 2002, June 2002, July 2002, August 2002, September 2002, October 2002, December 2002, May 2002, November 2002
The Temple- I'm Going There Someday- Board game. Use the board then make up your own way to play it that is right for your class- show pictures of temples and have them point to different things, answer simple questions from the manual, etc.
The Temple Is a House of God- Which family is ready to go to the temple and why
You Are Never Lost When You Can See the Temple- Bright Idea poster
40 Years in the Making- Mormonad
Look Ahead- Mormonad
Peace on Earth- Mormonad
Set Your Sights- Mormonad
I'm Going There Someday- A video For Little Friends about 2 minutes)
A Special Day (framed Temple picture)
Salt Lake Temple (top of the temple with a dot to dot but could still just color)
Temple Blessings Unite Families (family in front of temple)
The Temple is a Blessing for Me and My Family (4 squares with a person and temple to color- last square to draw self or you could glue a picture of your local temple inside- see the Temple Gallery on LDS.org here)
I Can Prepare to Be Worthy to Go to the Temple (children in front of a temple)