Lesson 45: I Can Be a Good Example for My Family


The main purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 45: I Can Be a Good Example for My Family is to understand that we can all be good examples in our families. 

Teaching Thoughts

  • Use the lighthouse analogy for being a good example and make this fun craft.
  • Make candles out of paper towel tubes and tissue papers as you talk about being a light.
  • Use the lesson story sticks and Example activity included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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

Teacher Study

"'I Have Given You an Example'" by Elder Richard G. Scott

"Be Thou an Example of the Believers" by Elder Russell M. Nelson


"Do As I'm Doing"- Children's Songbook pg. 276

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61

"Jesus Once Was a Little Child"- Children's Songbook pg. 55

"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"- Children's Songbook pg. 60

"I Am like a Star"- Children's Songbook pg. 163

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

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

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

"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159

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

"Love Is Spoken Here"- Children's Songbook pg. 190

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


Good Examples (about 40 seconds)- Matt and Mandy video 

Andrew's Example (about 1 1/2 minutes)- For Little Friends video 

Just Like the Bishop (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated story video 

Pass It On (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Message from President Monson 

Have I Done Any Good in the World Today? (about 2 1/2 minutes)- President Monson share some ideas of how to do good.

Emily (about 1 minute)- An One in Million video where Emily is a good example

Esther (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Another One in Million video


My Primary 3 Lesson 45 handout packet includes

  • Stage background
  • Family puppets- add popsicle sticks and cut a slit at the bottom of the stage so everyone can make their own puppet show as suggested in Enrichment Activity 1

Activity Ideas

Be Thou an Example- Decipher the code to uncover the message

I Can Be a Missionary Now- Make the dice and state ways you can be an example

Let Your Light Shine- Puzzle about shining your light

I'm a Mormon. I Know It. I Love It.- Bright Idea poster

"Ye Are the Light of the World"- Bright Idea poster

Be Even As I Am- Mormonad

The Greatest Example- Meme

Cami Goes to Primary- Follow the example of Jesus to make it to Primary (maze)

Give Us a Hand- Idea for using hand cut outs

I Can Follow Jesus Christ's Example- Use this poster to talk about the example Christ set for us

Remembering Jesus Christ- Make a frame to go around this picture of Christ and the children

Counting on Family- Count your family members and see how they are examples for you

The Family- (older classes) Word search

Family Fun- Find the objects

Hidden Picture- This one has the pictures of what to find if you need more than the words

I Can Help My Family Be Happy- Check the picture if it's being a good example

I Love My Family- Hidden image or use as a coloring page

Strengthening My Family- Make this paper chain of things you can do to be an example in your family.

May Your Homes Be Filled with Love- Bright Idea poster

Coloring Pages

Following Jesus

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me (different than above)

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness Strengthen Me and My Family

Family Members Have Important Responsibilities

Heavenly Father Planned for Me to Come to a Family. I Can Strengthen My Family Now

I Will Strengthen My Family

My Family and I Can Serve Others

My Family Can Follow Jesus Christ in Faith