Lesson 9: I Am Thankful for Water


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 9: I am Thankful for Water is to appreciate Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ because they gave us water.

Teaching Thoughts

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The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Blessed by Living Water" by Sister Kathleen H. Hughes 

"Living Water to Quench Spiritual Thirst" by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin


"Fun to Do"- Children's Songbook pg. 253

"Rain Is Falling All Around"- Children's Songbook pg. 241

"'Give, 'Said the Little Stream"- Children's Songbook pg. 236

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

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

"My Heavenly Father Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 228

"Oh, What Do You Do in the Summertime?"- Children's Songbook pg. 245

"When I Am Baptized"- Children's Songbook pg. 103

"When Jesus Christ Was Baptized"- Children's Songbook pg. 102

"This is My Beloved Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 76

"Baptism"- Children's Songbook pg. 100

"Before I Take the Sacrament"- Children's Songbook pg. 73 


Jesus Christ Teachings the Nephites about the Sacrament and Prayer- Illustrated scripture story about 2 minutes.

The First Sacrament- Illustrated scripture story about 2 minutes

Baptism- Music Video with words to learn the song (about 2 minutes)

The Baptism of Jesus- Bible video about 3 minutes long


My Primary 1 Lesson 9 handout packet includes

  • Raindrops with the words "I am thankful for water" and images of different types of water. Print on blue paper. 
  • Green CTR sails- Make boats with these sails and a cup or bowl. 
  • Instead of using a boat or bowl, try this origami cup (it's easy to make)- follow the directions here up through step 6. Then stop and pop it open. The sunbeams can put the raindrops in the cup while saying "I am thankful for  water." You can also talk about different ways we use water as you put the drops in. You can color the cups or put stickers all over it.

Bonus! Neisha from Hang a Ribbon on the Moon, made these water bottle labels to share with all of you as well. Thanks Neisha!