The purpose of Primary 3 Lesson 8: The Church of Jesus Christ Has Prophets to Teach Us is to understand the importance of listening to and obeying the teachings of the prophets.
- Discover these facts about our current prophet, President Thomas S. Monson to share with your class.
- The teaching packet from The Red Headed Hostess includes a fun game and a "stargazing" activity.
- Dive into some of the other great teachings from October 2016 General Conference with my General Conference Dinner Discussions. As a subscriber to The Chicken Feed (weekly newsletter), you get them for free. Not a subscriber? Sign up here.
The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.
"Follow the Prophet"- Children's Songbook pg. 110
"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146
"Latter-day Prophets"- Children's Songbook pg. 134
"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120
"Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 36
"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108
"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159
"The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden"- Children's Songbook pg. 237
"The Sixth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 126
"We'll Bring the World His Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172 (Army of Helaman)
My Primary 3 Lesson 8 handout packet includes
- Follow the Prophet footprints- Cut these out and place around the room in a circle. Sing follow the prophet as your class goes from footprint to footprint. Clap your hands 3 times when you want them to stop and draw one of the word strips (included in this packet). Whoever is standing on that footprint gets to say how they can follow the prophet. It's okay if there is more than one person on a footprint at a time- they can all answer.
- 4 Quotes from President Thomas S. Monson- 2 from April 2016 General Conference and 2 from October 2016. You can use these quotes in place of the magazine in Preparation 4.
- Wordstrips to go with Preparation 3.
Conference Messages- Unscramble the letters to find out who speaks at conference
Follow the Prophet- Find the hidden objects
Follow the Prophet- Scripture story figures to tell the story of Enoch
Follow the Prophet- Maze
Heavenly Father Speaks to Us through His Prophets- Booklet of all the modern prophets and apostles
Living Prophets Teach Me to Choose the Right- Put the apostles and prophets in their chairs for General Conference
Prophets- Match the prophet to the prophecies
Prophets- Called of God for Us- Prophet Stick Figures
Blessings Come When We Follow the Prophet- Match the prophet with his teachings
Follow the Prophets' Examples- Match prophets' works with their pictures
God Speaks through Prophets- Match the scripture to the prophet to find out their names
God Tells His Prophets- Mobile
Listen to a Prophet's Voice- Slider boxes
Truth Revealed- Follow the clues to figure out the answers (older classes)
Words of the Prophet- Decode the message (older classes)
Heed the Prophets- Follow What They Say- Frame a picture of President Monson
Come, Listen to a Prophet's Voice- Mormonad
The Living Christ- Testimony of the Apostles
Thomas S. Monson- Short biography and picture of President Thomas S. Monson