Lesson 22: The Atonement of Jesus Christ


 The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 22: The Atonement of Jesus Christ is to realize that we can repent because of Christ's Atonement for us.

Teaching Thoughts

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

"He Died That We Might Live Again"- Children's Songbook pg. 65

"He Sent His Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 34

"Help Us, O God, to Understand"- Children's Songbook pg. 73

"I Lived in Heaven"- Children's Songbook pg. 4

"The Third Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 123

"To Think about Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 71

"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


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



My Primary 3 Lesson 22 Handout Packet includes

  • Characters in the Alma story to make into puppets. Make it extra fun by bringing in other props for puppet scenery.
  • Scripture in D&C 19:16 with the handout in Enrichment Activity 2
  • Remember, you can print all the Article of Faith posters here.

Activity Ideas

Article of Faith 3- Coloring Challenge

The Atonement- (scroll down; older classes) Fill in the blank scriptures

Jesus Christ Is My Savior- Look up the scriptures as you put the fruit on the tree

Jesus Christ Is My Savior and Redeemer- Puzzle

Jesus Christ's Atonement Is the Greatest Gift of Love- (older classes) Word search and crossword puzzle

Promised Blessings- (older classes) Fill in the blanks to solve the puzzle

Repentance and the Atonement- Booklet

Our Savior, Jesus Christ- Atonement poster

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

A Message from Alma- (older classes) Decode the message

Coloring Pages

I Love my Savior

My Faith in Jesus Grows (take the sacrament) or use this one

Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example for Me

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