Lesson 36: I Can Be a Good Example


Primary 1 Lesson 36: I Can Be a Good Example is about learning to be a good example by following the example of Jesus Christ.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"'I Have Given You an Example'" by Elder Richard G. Scott

"Be Thou an Example of the Believers" by Elder Russell M. Nelson


"Do As I'm Doing"- Children's Songbook pg. 276

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61

"Jesus Once Was a Little Child"- Children's Songbook pg. 55

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

"I Am like a Star"- Children's Songbook pg. 163

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

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"Dare to Do Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 158

"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159


My Primary 1 Lesson 36 handout packet includes

  • Crown cut-outs as mentioned in Enrichment Activity 1. Print on thicker paper then have the children decorate them with pom-poms and other fun things. Use construction paper to attach straps on the side and wrap around the head to wear. 
  • Zacchaeus coloring page
  • Scripture handout with 3 Nephi 12:16 on it. Attach them onto mini flashlights for fun and to go with Enrichment Activity 3. I know these kids are too young to read but they can share it with their parents and read it again. 

Activity Ideas

I Can Be a Missionary Now- Make the dice and state ways you can be an example

Let Your Light Shine- Puzzle about shining your light

I'm a Mormon. I Know It. I Love It.- Bright Idea poster

"Ye Are the Light of the World"- Bright Idea poster

Be Even As I Am- Mormonad

The Greatest Example- Meme

Good Examples- Matt and Mandy video about 40 seconds

Andrew's Example- For Little Friends video about 1 1/2 minutes

Just Like the Bishop- Illustrated story video about 2 minutes

Pass It On- Message from President Monson (about 2 1/2 minutes)

Cami Goes to Primary- Follow the example of Jesus to make it to Primary (maze)

Give Us a Hand- Idea for using hand cut outs

I Can Follow Jesus Christ's Example- Use this poster to talk about the example Christ set for us

Remembering Jesus Christ- Make a frame to go around this picture of Christ and the children

Coloring Pages

Following Jesus

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me (different than above)

I Am the Light of the World