Lesson 25: I Can Be a Missionary


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 25: I Can Be a Missionary is to realize that we can do missionary work now. 

Teaching Thoughts

The following are LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Raising the Bar" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"Why Every Member a Missionary?" by Elder Richard G. Scott

Preach My Gospel Study Journal


"I Am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2 or listen to this Children's Choir

"We'll Bring the World his Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172

"I Hope They Call Me on a Mission"- Children's Songbook pg. 169

"Book of Mormon Stories"- Children's Songbook pg. 118

"The Church of Jesus Christ"- Children's Songbook pg. 77

"Called to Serve"- Children's Songbook pg. 174


Sharing the Gospel: Immokalee (about 3 minutes)- The Young Men organization grows from one to 26

We Are Brothers (about 2 minutes)- Reaching out to less-active young men

We Rejoice in Christ (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Members share the gospel as they live it joyfully

The Faith of Youth: The Ennis Family (about 3 1/2 minutes)- The Ennis family return to activity as members reach out in love


My Primary 3 Lesson 25 handout packet includes

  • Game cards to go with the Review section. Draw a simple board game on your whiteboard. Have each team or child roll a dice then pick a card. If the card is positive, they get to move forward. If it is negative, they have to move backwards. OR you can have them think of a new way they could be a missionary to overcome the negative one. The Your Choice card is meant to be an opportunity for the children to tell how they have been missionaries this week. There are also blank cards for you to write in your own fun things (like switch places with an opponent, skip a turn, or another missionary question).

Activity Ideas

Most of these ideas are similar to last week. The newer ideas are at the top of each section.

LDS Missionary: Called to Serve- Make these cute chocolate treats for your class as a reminder of what missionaries do (from My Computer is My Canvas) 

LDS Doctrinal Flashcards- Practice being a missionaries with these flashcards from Red Headed Hostess. 

At the Pageant- Help the Sister Missionaries find the people the are supposed to teach

Being Like a Missionary- Dress Tanner up to be like a missionary

Draw a Missionary- (older classes) Drawing instructions

Missionary Work- Ideas on how to be a missionary now or prepare to be one

Preparing for a Mission- Fill in the sentence and talk about things you can do now to be a better full-time missionary later

Help the Missionaries- Maze or do this one: Missionary Maze

Sister Missionaries- Dress up your own sister missionaries with these dress ups from Green Jell-o with Carrot. There is also an Elder version.

I Can Be a Missionary Now- Board game

I Can Choose to Be a Missionary Now- Practice answering the questions so you'll know what to say when a friend asks

I Will Prepare- Sign these cards saying you'll prepare for a mission or grab these super fun Future Missionary Pocket clips from LDS Bookstore.

Life of a Missionary- (older classes) Fill in the blanks to discover the answer to the puzzle

Making a New Friend- Find the hidden objects or color it or use this colored one: Welcome Home Elder

Mission Call- Find the hidden objects (this one has pictures of the items)

Matching Missionaries- Find the one that matches

Missionary Activity- Make this growing missionary

Missionary Appointment- Find the right door

Preaching Two by Two- Find the missionary's companion

Sharing the Book of Mormon Around the World- (older classes) Figure out who is going to which country 

Missionary Quest- Find the right person

The Gospel Will Be Preached in All the World- Memory game

The Sons of Mosiah- Learn this fingerplay

We'll Bring the World His Truth- Find the differences

You Found Me, Bishop- Story from President Monson with activities after

Missionary Fun- Bright Idea poster

Young Men, I Admonish You to Prepare for Service as a Missionary...- Bright Idea poster

Coloring Pages

Because I Know We Are All Children of God, I Will Share the Gospel with Others

I Can Be a Missionary Now

I Can Prepare Now to Serve a Full-time Mission

Testimony of Truth