Lesson 26: Families Can Be Together Forever


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.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!

The following are LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated

Teacher Study

"The Eternal Family" by Elder Robert D. Hales

"Sacred Homes, Sacred Temples" by Elder Gary E. Stevenson


"I Love to See the Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 95

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188

"Truth from Elijah"- Children's Songbook pg. 90


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.

Activity Ideas

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

Temples in All Times- Make this temple mobile and draw or glue a picture of your temple in the middle (see the Temple Gallery on LDS.org here)

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)

Coloring Pages

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)