Lesson 12: I Am Thankful for Animals


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 12: I Am Thankful for Animals is to feel gratitude to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for animals

Teaching Thoughts

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

The following are all LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated. 

Teacher Study

"Spiritual Crocodiles" by President Boyd K. Packer

"Feed My Sheep" by Brother Richard P. Lindsay


"All Creatures of Our God and King"- Hymn #62 (no words online due to copyright)

"The World is So Big"- Children's Songbook pg. 235

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"- Children's Songbook pg. 231

"Beauty Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 232

"Happy Song"- Children's Songbook pg. 264

"In the Leafy Treetops"- Children's Songbook pg. 240

"My Heavenly Father Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 228 or watch this Children's Choir

"Birds in the Tree"- Children's Songbook pg. 241


My Primary 1 Lesson 12: I Am Thankful for Animals handout packets includes

  • Noah Ark's file folder game- Cut out the animals and place them on the ark. You can also cut up the animals and put them in a bag. Each child can pick an animal out and act it out. 

Activity Ideas

Animal Jingles- Easy clues to guess the animals

Animal Matchup- Memory game with animals

Animal Riddles- Figure out the animals

Bird Ornament- Scroll down a little for these easy instructions

Butterfly Wings- Finger play

For the Birds- Solve the clues and guess the birds

Go Fishing- Color the dots to discover the picture

Mixed-up Animals- Match the scriptures to the animal

Noah's Ark- Put the animals on the ark

Who Caught the Fish?- Which one has the fish

Creatures Revealed- Discover camouflaged animals

Coloring Pages



Barnyard Music

Beasts of the Sea and Air