Lesson 39: Showing Love for Our Parents


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 39: Showing Love for Our Parents is to encourage expressions of love for parents through obedience and being helpful. 

Teaching Thoughts

  • Get your class to give their parents kisses with this cute treat ideas- for Dad and one for Moms. 
  • Record a quick 30 second video of why each child loves their parents then email it to them after church.
  • Use the great finger puppets and family tree activity included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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

Teacher Study

"Behold Thy Mother" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

"Fatherhood, an Eternal Calling" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"'Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother'" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks


"Home"- Children's Songbook pg. 192

"Mother, I Love You"- Children's Songbook pg. 207

"My Dad"- Children's Songbook pg. 211

"Quickly I'll Obey"- Children's Songbook pg. 197

"A Happy Family"- Children's Songbook pg. 198

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188

"Dearest Mother, I Love you"- Children's Songbook pg. 206

"I Often Go Walking"- Children's Songbook pg. 202

"Mother Dear"- Children's Songbook pg. 206

"Mother, Tell Me a Story"- Children's Songbook pg. 204

"My Mother Dear"- Children's Songbook pg. 203

"Dearest Names"- Children's Songbook pg. 208

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

"Home Can Be a Heaven on Earth"- Hymn #298

"Love at Home"- Hymn #294

"Daddy's Homecoming"- Children's Songbook pg. 210

"Fathers"- Children's Songbook pg. 209

"Love is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir


Families Can Be Together Forever (about 3 minutes)- Music and excerpts from leaders

It Was Mom (about 2 minutes)- A Mother's Day tribute

To Every Mother (about 2 1/2 minutes)- A tribute to moms

Happy Mother's Day Mom (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Youth talk about their moms

A Mother's Hope (about 3 minutes)- A mom's faith overcomes fears

Love Her Mother (about 2 minutes)- How do you raise wonderful daughters? 

Mothers and Daughters (about 5 minutes)- Youth explain how their mothers have been great examples

Father's Day- Great video about appreciating dads- about 2 1/2 minutes

Sci-Fi- I love these Homefront ads- a dad playing with is daughter- about 1 minute

Cookies- A father daughter talk about 1 minute (another Homefront)

A Father Indeed- A story about a great dad- about 7 minutes

Earthly Father, Heavenly Father- 2 fathers and the divine responsibility of fatherhood. About 4 minutes


My Primary 3 Lesson 39 handout packet includes

  • Family coloring page
  • Thank You parent sheet

Activity Ideas

Fathers in the Scriptures (older classes)- Match the dad to the story

Honoring Parents- Give these out for homework to encourage the children to get to know their parents better

We Grow to Be Like Our Parents- 2 piece puzzles to match together and blank one for you to do. If you have time, try to a picture of your child and one their parents to go together.

Stripling Warriors- Scripture story figures to color and tell the story of how they honor their parents

For Mother Specific Activities please see this expansive list

For Father Specific Activities please check out this list

Book of Mormon Scripture Figures- One is of Moroni writing on the gold plates- it's the best I could find for this scripture story.

Coloring Pages

Love One Another