Lesson 21: I Have Feelings


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 21: I Have Feelings is to understand and identify our feelings and learn ways to be happy.

Teaching Thoughts

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

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

Teacher Study

"Fun and happiness" by Elder Claudio R. M. Costa

"Hallmarks of a Happy Home" by President Thomas S. Monson


"Smiles"- Children's Songbook pg. 267

"When We're Helping"- Children's Songbook pg. 198

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

"If You're Happy"- Children's Songbook pg. 266

"A Smile Is like the Sunshine"- Children's Songbook pg. 267

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

"When I Go to Church"- Children's Songbook pg. 157

"If You're Happy"- Children's Songbook pg. 266

"A Special Gift Is Kindness"- Children's Songbook pg. 145


My Primary 1 Lesson 21 Handout Packet include

  • Feelings Slider- Cut the square out and slide the faces through the slot to express how you feel. There are two strips included- one with faces and one blank. Draw your own faces in the circles or fill them in with these emoji stickers. 
  • Challenge your class to match the face in their square as a fun game. 

Activity Ideas

Facing Feelings- (scroll down) Make this box illustration of feelings during your lesson

Feeling Glad- Scroll through the different faces to make different expressions 

Happy or Sad- Puppet idea

Be a Sunbeam for Jesus- Color a happy face or a picture to give to someone else to make them smile.

Family Fun Time- Depending on the responsiveness of your class, you can do the role-playing game listed here

Hidden Picture- A Valentine themed one- talk about how love makes you feel happy

In the Giving Spirit- Find all the acts of kindness and talk about how they make us feel or use this one

Sharing in the Nursery- Find people sharing and discuss how each person feels

Be Ye Kind One to Another- Bright Idea poster

The Coat- A great video that shows emotions and keeps the kids' attention (about 2 minutes)

Coloring Pages

Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example for Me

Being Kind is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others