Lesson 42: Tithing


The main purpose of teaching Primary 3 Lesson 42: Tithing is to strengthen everyone's desire to pay their tithing.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"The Windows of Heaven" by Elder David A. Bednar

"Tithing" by Elder Dallin H. Oaks


"I Want to Give the Lord My Tenth"- Children's Songbook pg. 150

"I'm Glad to Pay a Tithing"- Children's Songbook pg. 150


Tithing- Story about a boy paying tithing about 1 1/2 minutes

Paying Tithing- Matt and Mandy about 2 minutes


My Primary 3 Lesson 42 handout packet includes

  • Several pieces of Chicken money for practice 
  • Worksheet to go with Enrichment Activity 4- Make it extra fun with some Scratch n Sniff stickers!
  • Envelopes to go with Enrichment Activity 1
  • Large tithing slip for easy viewing

Activity Ideas

How Tithing is Used- Circle the picture that is different

Blessings of Tithing- Use these windows to talk about the blessings from tithing

Tithes and Offerings- From the For Strength of Youth. You can find additional articles, video clips, and lots of Mormonads on this page

Tithing Around the World- Match the money from different countries

Tithing Maze- Find your way to the temple

Tithing Jar- Make a jar for your tithing

Tithing Time- Find your way to the Bishop and his counselors to pay your tithing

Never Forget- Make this elephant bank to remember to pay 1/10

Find the Coins- Look the for the coins in this hidden picture- also has a tithing maze and jar activity

Why is Tithing Important?- Post with answers from Elder Robert D. Hales (Quorum of the 12)

The Law of Tithing- Questions and answers that are scripture references

Coloring Pages

I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles