Lesson 10: Repentance


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 10: Repentance is to understand the principle and importance of repentance.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"The Divine Gift of Repentance" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson

"There Is Need for Repentance" by ElRay L. Christiansen


"Help Me, Dear Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 99

"Repentance"- Children's Songbook pg. 98

"I Want to Live the Gospel"- Children's Songbook pg. 148

"The Fourth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 124


Alma the Younger Repents (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated Scripture Story

The Lost Son (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated Scripture Story



The Primary 3 Lesson 10 handout packet includes

  • 4 bandages with the steps of repentance written on them- There are several sizes so for easy reading as well as putting on the dolls.
  • Boy and Girl paper doll- Laminate the dolls (you can use clear packing tape if you don't have a laminator) then draw injuries on the doll with a dry erase marker to represent mistakes/sins. Cover the injuries with the bandages as you go through the steps. After all the steps are done, remove the bandages while wiping off the marker to reveal the doll as good as new. 

Activity Ideas

Learning from Mistakes- A four part picture that can be put in order to talk about saying and being sorry.  

King Benjamin Teaches the Nephites- A rebus (word picture) story 

Repentance and the Atonement- A booklet

Travis Learns About Repentance- A pictured story about choosing wrong and saying sorry.  

Showing Sorry- Help Eli say sorry in this maze

I Choose the Right When I Am Baptized- Word Jumble game

What is Repentance?- Unscramble the shapes to fill in the blanks

Coloring Pages

Shield of Faith- Includes 4 principles, 2 relating to saying sorry: forgiveness and repentance. Can cut out and attach cardboard to make sturdier (old cereal boxes work well) or just add a loop to the back so you can hold it like a shield

Repentance- Shows what repentance is (can turn it into a hanging triangle)

Jonah Repents- Story of Jonah's repentance

Faith, Prayer, Repentance, and Forgiveness Strengthens Me and My Family- A family praying

I Love My Savior, Jesus Christ, and His Restored Gospel- boy hanging pictures