Lesson 15: The Sabbath Is a Day of Worship


The purpose of Primary 1 Lesson 15: The Sabbath Is a Day of Worship is to understand that the Sabbath is a day of rest and worship.

Teaching Thoughts

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  • Kimberly Bourne Design has a great file folder matching game that goes with this lesson. 
  • Get a Sabbath day activities booklet and more with The Red Headed Hostess class packet.
  • Bring a stack of paper plates to be manna. Put a bunch around the room and see how fast the kids can gather up the plates. Then add silly instructions like "while hopping on one foot" or "jumping like a kangaroo."

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Teacher Study

"Observing the Sabbath: That Your Joy May Be Full"- Joseph F. Smith Chapter 26

"The Power of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy" by Elder John H. Groberg (formerly of the Seventy)

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"Saturday"- Children's Songbook pg. 196

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

"Remember the Sabbath Day"-Children's Songbook pg. 155

"Heavenly Father, While I Pray"-Children's Songbook pg. 23

"Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked"- Children's Songbook pg. 214

"The Chapel Doors"- Children's Songbook pg. 156

"The Commandments"-Children's Songbook pg. 112


My Primary 1 Lesson 15 handout packet includes

  • Sunday Cards to go with Enrichment Activity 1. As you do a verse of the child, have them pick a card first. You can also do it more like charades where each person has to act out the card instead.
  • Sunday coloring page

Activity Ideas

Remember the Sabbath Day- For each activity a child says is good to do on Sunday, he can put a piece of manna into the basket.

The Lord's Day- A paper folding game- You could glue in pictures instead of words.  Good way to keep some kids attention.

Lily's Sunday Morning- Find Lily's matching socks so she can go to church

Getting Ready for Church- Find the objects- will have to read out loud or do together

Going to Church- Maze

Saturday is a Special Day- Find the missing objects

What is This?- Guess the pictures

Remember Jesus Christ during the Sacrament- Put together this wheel to use during the sacrament

Sunday Activities- Skip the unscrambling and use the pictures to talk about different activities

More than Just Quietly Sitting- Like a matching game but with how to be more reverent 

The Sabbath is a Delight- Make a Sunday mobile

Coloring Page

The Sabbath Is a Special Day