Lesson 27: The Age of Accountability


Primary 3 Lesson 27: The Age of Accountability's purpose is to understand that age 8 is when we become accountable for our actions.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"Self- Accountability and Human Progress" by Brother Dean L. Larsen

"Atonement, Agency, Accountability" by President Boyd K. Packer


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

"We'll  Bring the World His Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172


The People of Ammon (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

The Freedom To... (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Choice and agency defines freedom


My Primary 3 Lesson 27 Handout Packet includes

  • Anti-Nephi-Lehi coloring page
  • "I can be accountable" label- Bury your own "swords" by using gummy worms, chocolate pudding, and crushed Oreos. If you want less mess, skip the pudding. Put this label around the cup and bring scaran wrap so they can bring them home to eat. 

Activity Ideas

Growing Up with the Temple- A flip book to color and assemble

Agency Is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves- Assemble the dice to play a quick choose the right game

Article of Faith 2- (older classes) Crossword puzzle

Decide Right Now- Fill in the blanks in these situations- decide now so it's easy to stay strong later

Agency and Accountability- 13 Mormonads to use

To see more activities related to baptism, please see Primary 3 Lesson 11

To see more activities about choosing the right, please see Primary 3 Lesson 1

Coloring Pages

I Believe in Being Honest (Anti-Nephi-Lehies burying their weapons)

Jesus Christ Created the Earth as a Place Where I Can Learn to Choose the Right

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