Lesson 40: The Sacrament Helps Me Think About Jesus


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 40: The Sacrament Helps Me Think about Jesus is to encourage the children to think about Jesus during the sacrament.

Teaching Thoughts 

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

  • This Quiet Book from Susan Fitch Design would be great to use during the lesson and for the kids to take home (or even for a Christmas gift). 
  • Make a LDS Gospel ABC book (free) for the children to use during the sacrament to help them think about Jesus Christ.
  • Bring some homemade bread to share with the children.
  • Try the learning activities and scripture story handouts included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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

Teacher Study

"The Sabbath and the Sacrament" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"The Sacrament- a Renewal for the Soul" by Sister Cheryl A. Esplin


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

"Help Us, O God, to Understand"- Children's Songbook pg. 73

"The Sacrament"- Children's Songbook pg. 72

"To Think about Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 71

"I Want to Be Reverent"- Children's Songbook pg. 28

"I Will Try to Be Reverent"- Children's Songbook pg. 28

"Reverence is Love"- Children's Songbook pg. 31

"Reverently, Quietly"- Children's Songbook pg. 26

"Tell Me the Stories of Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 57

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


The Last Supper- Bible Video about 6 minutes long but you could probably get a good minute from it with little kids.

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


My Primary 1 Lesson 40 handout packet includes

  • Sacrament trays coloring page- glue cotton balls on the tray for bread and blue circles or cereal for the water. 
  • Sacrament coloring page

Activity Ideas

The Nephites Learn of the Sacrament- Tell this story and color the picture or make it into a book.  Its always fun to add stickers to little booklets or small pictures of themselves in the artwork if you can manage it.  Since there are just 3 pictures you could string them on a piece of yarn with straws or foam shapes separating the pictures to make a necklace too.

Taking the Sacrament- This is a door hanger that you can paste pictures on of the Savior.  Talk about each picture during your lesson. 

The Sacrament- A cut and paste activity about what we do for the sacrament.  Great to go along with the lesson.

Remember Him- A great picture wheel to color.

Remember- You can play a matching game with these pictures or just cut and paste. You could also play this as a fishing game.

On the Road to Emmaus- Make this one into a puzzle to put together as a class then sing the song and practice what it says.

I Can Repent and Be Baptized- A great 3-D poster to put together to remember how the sacrament and baptismal covenants are tied together.

Our Savior, Jesus Christ- A poster to hang up or put into a quiet book.

Coloring Pages

Be Grateful for the Sacrament

My Family is Blessed When We Remember Jesus Christ

Remembering Jesus Christ

Girl Taking the Sacrament

When I take the Sacrament