Lesson 13: The Baptismal Covenant


The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 13: The Baptismal Covenant is to understand that when we are baptized, we make a covenant with Heavenly Father.

Teaching Thoughts

  • This lesson is very similar to Primary 3 lesson 11- go back to those lesson helps to find additional activity ideas for Baptism. This lesson helps post will contain lesson ideas specifically geared towards baptismal covenants. 
  • Give your class these Baptism bookmarks to remember the covenants they will make at baptism.
  • There is also my handout for Primary 5 Lesson 12 that covers more of the promises we make at baptism.
  • And of course, check out The Red Headed Hostess lesson packet.

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

Teacher Study

"Covenants" by Elder Russell M. Nelson (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)

"With Holiness of Heart" by Sister Bonnie D. Parkin (former Relief Society General President)


"Before I Take the Sacrament"- Children's Songbook pg. 73

"I Love to See the Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 95 or listen to this Children's Choir

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

"The Sacrament"- Children's Songbook pg. 72

"When I Am Baptized"- Children's Songbook pg. 103

"Baptism"- Children's Songbook pg. 100


The Baptism of Jesus (about 3 minutes)- Bible Video

Jesus Teaches of Being Born Again (about 6 minutes)- Bible Video

Rosemary M. Wixom (about 40 seconds)- Encourages us to make and keep sacred covenants

Elder Nelson Talks About Covenants (about 5 minutes)- Making and keeping covenants is a precious doctrine


My Primary 3 Lesson 13 handout packet includes

  • Baptismal covenant puzzle
  • "I can keep my promises" badge- Add the circle to these Celebratory Ribbons to give your class in the Attention Activity

Activity Ideas

Baptism, My First Covenant- A Paper to fill out once you have been baptized with all the details. You could fill it out in future tense though as a goal to strive towards.

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Make and Keep Sacred Covenants- Make a slider movie of the covenants you make

Signs of a Covenant- Look up the scripture reference to match the pictures then color

Keeping Our Baptismal Covenant- Board game

Coloring Pages

Baptism and Confirmation are Ordinances That Bless My Family

I Can Prepare to Be Worthy to Go to the Temple

When I Take the Sacrament I Renew My Baptismal Covenants