Lesson 1: Choose the Right


Primary 3 Lesson 1: Choose the Right- The purpose of this lesson is to learn that choosing the right will help them follow Jesus Christ.

Teaching Thoughts

  • The Red Headed Hostess has a great lesson packet for this one. Play a game, take the 7 day challenge, and more.
  • Use these fun animal name tags for the attention activity. Ask the children if they know why they were given their name. Make a slideshow of other people in your ward and leaders of the church as you talk about the meanings of other names as mentioned in the manual. 
  • Play Choices & Consequences Board Game with your class to introduce this topic (and the theme for the year). It's like Chutes and Ladders but with a LDS spin.
  • Pass out chocolates with these cute wrappers from My Computer Is My Canvas. 
  • If you have an older class, they may prefer this Choose the Right coloring page. 
  • Make a Choose the Right meter for your class. As you tell each story and ask the questions in the manual, have someone move the arrow on the meter. You can either draw the meter on the board and use a paper arrow with a magnet or make it out of cardboard at home.

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

Teacher Study

"Choose You This Day" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Moral Discipline" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson


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

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

"I'm Trying to be like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177 or Hymn #304 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing it.

"I Need My Heavenly Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 18

"The Still Small Voice"- Children's Songbook pg. 106

"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120


Walk His Way (about 3 minutes)- Music video about choosing to walk in the ways of the Lord.


My Primary 3 Lesson 1 handout packet includes:

  • CTR hidden picture- find 8 shields
  • I Can Choose the Right drawing page

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Activity Ideas

Choose the Right Way- Maze with choices leading to feeling happy or not so great

I am Accountable for My Choices- Puzzle

If the Savior Stood Beside Me- Diorama with figures of a boy and girl and the Savior

CTR Game- Memory game

Choose the Right- Guess which saying is which language

I'm a Mormon. I Know it. I Live it. I Love it- Bright Ideas poster

Courage- Bright Ideas Poster

Agency is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves- Roll the dice and answer the questions

Living the Gospel Blesses My Family- Match the footprints- blessings to which action

Choosing the Right- Word puzzle

Article of Faith 2- Crossword Puzzle

Choosing the Right Through Study and Prayer- Maze with the steps to making the right choice. There is also this maze and this maze.

My Choices Have Consequences- Wheel to make with scriptures to read of the consequences of different actions

Coloring Pages

I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles

Nephi was Blessed for Choosing the Right

Jesus Christ Created the Earth as a Place Where I Can Learn to Choose the Right