Lesson 36: Showing Love for Jesus Christ


Primary 3 Lesson 36: Showing Love for Jesus Christ is about learning to show love for Jesus by doing what He asks.

Teaching Thoughts 

  • Start the lesson out by giving out hugs and heart stickers and telling each child that Jesus and Heavenly Father love them.
  • Cover a piece of cardboard with foil and write on it, "Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me" so it's like a mirror.  Let each child decorate it with some heart or other fun stickers then talk about ways we can show back.
  • There is a nice scripture activity included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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

Teacher Study

"'You Are My Hands'" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Love- the Essence of the Gospel" by President Thomas S. Monson


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

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

"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120 (especially verse 3)

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

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

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177

"The Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 112

"I'll Walk with You"- Children's Songbook pg. 140 or use this illustrated version

"Love One Another"- Children's Songbook pg. 136

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

"Where Love Is"- Children's Songbook pg. 138

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

"I'm Trying to Be like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"A Child's Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 12

"We Are Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 136

"Every Star Is Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 263

"Kindness Begins with Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

"A Special Gift Is Kindness"- Children's Songbook pg. 145


The Coat (about 2 minutes)- Great video on showing love and kindness


My Primary 3 Lesson 36 handout packet includes

  • Clues that are mention in the preparation section
  • Hearts to use as suggested in Enrichment Activity 4
  • Strips to go with the last activity mentioned in the manual just before the Enrichment Activities

Activity Ideas

Moses- poster

Abinadi and the Ten Commandments- Crossword

Ten Commandments- Finger play (scroll down)

I Obey Jesus Christ- Write the commandments on these tablets or about things you have done to keep the commandments

Keep the Commandments- Decode and circle the right picture

Commandments- Draw pictures that go with some of the commandments President Hunter has mentioned

Keep the Commandments- Make this moving picture to demonstrate coming closer to Christ as we keep the commandments

Living the Commandments- Divide the commandments into these 3 categories then fill bags up with strips of paper saying how you saw someone keep that commandment this week

May Your Homes Be Filled with Love- Poster with a quote from President Thomas S. Monson 

Going on an Errand for the Lord- Pictures of things the prophet does that shows his love for us and pictures of people that need our help and love. 

We'll Carry You- At the end is matching game. Kids share their stories of how they showed love and the kids have to pick the matching picture.

Be a Sunbeam for Jesus- Draw a picture of someone you love

Jesus Christ Loves Everyone- Color and make this booklet

 I Love you This Much Card- Fun and easy card to make (I've seen it with just a string of yarn instead of the accordion paper too if you want to make it easier)

Family Love- Color and make this slider of different ways to show love

Love at Home- Have each child put a heart in then  say how he shows love 

Three Meanings of Love- Use the pictures to show examples of love then color it

I Love Everything About You- Poster

Hidden Picture- Valentine themed hidden picture 

Kindness Begins with Me- Bright Idea poster- Discover ways to use these posters in your class here.

Coloring Pages

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows when I Follow His Example and Keep His Commandments

Service of God

My Family and I can Serve Others

Love at Home

Being Kind Is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others

My Faith in Jesus Grows When I Serve Others

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me