Lesson 12: Important Ordinances Are Restored


The purpose of teaching Primary 5 Lesson 12: Important Ordinances Are Restored is to feel gratitude for the privilege of being able to be baptized, confirmed, and partake of the sacrament. 

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"Receive the Holy Ghost" by Elder David A. Bednar

"The Sacrament Can Help Us Become Holy" by Elder Peter F. Meurs


Jesus Christ Teaches about the Sacrament (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story of Christ teaching the Nephites about the sacrament.

Jesus is Baptized (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus.

The First Sacrament (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story of Jesus and His disciples at the Last Supper.

Sacrament (3 minutes)- Children explain what happened at the Last Supper and why the Sacrament is important.


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

"When Jesus Christ Was Baptized" -Children's Songbook pg. 102

"Baptism" -Children's Songbook pg. 100

"The Holy Ghost" -Children's Songbook pg. 105

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

"I Like My Birthdays" -Children's Songbook pg. 104

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


My Primary 5 Lesson 12 handout packet includes

  • Baptism Promises sheet- Cut out the four promises and put them inside Easter eggs for your class to find throughout the room. As you glue each one, discuss what it means and discover the matching scripture references. You can have each child write the scripture reference next to the picture as well. This goes with Enrichment Activity 1.
  • Word strips- cut apart and fold up. Put all the folded pieces into a bowl to enjoy Enrichment Activity 2.

Activity Ideas

Blessings of the Priesthood Are Available to All- The children can draw themselves in a picture receiving priesthood ordinances. There is also a fill-in-the-blank section finding the answers in scriptures.

Fill the Font- Help fill the font by answering questions about baptism from the scriptures

The First Principles and Ordinances of the Gospel- Make a mobile with the first four principles and ordinances of the gospel.

Baptism- A word puzzle about baptism.

Find the Differences- Find differences between two pictures of a girl at her baptismal interview with her Bishop.

I Can Repent and be Baptized- Make a diorama about baptism and the sacrament including scripture references.

I Will Make and Keep my Baptismal Covenant- Find your way through a maze to eternal life by keeping your covenants.

The Kingdom up on High- A puzzle with two pieces showing how baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost go together.

Learning About Baptism- Find things that start with B in this picture of a family in family home evening.

My Baptism Bag- Fill a bag with things that remind us of our baptismal covenant.

Remembering Jesus- A puzzle picture of people taking the sacrament. Give each child a piece of the puzzle and discuss our baptismal covenant while putting the puzzle together.

A Sacred Promise- Make a mobile of the promises and blessings of being baptized.

Understanding Baptism- A poster showing common questions about being baptized.

I Will Remember Jesus Christ- Make a sacrament booklet where children can write what they learn about Jesus Christ through sacrament hymns.

Remembering Jesus Christ during the Sacrament- Make a wheel showing things we can think about during the sacrament.

Sacrament- A word find with words about the sacrament.

The Sacrament- Use clues to see how much you know about the sacrament.

The Sacrament- Learn the promises of the sacrament by decoding a message after finding answers about the sacrament.

Taking the Sacrament- Help children remember the importance of the sacrament by making this door hanger where they can focus on how they want to be better throughout the week.

I Will Follow Heavenly Father's Plan by Being Baptized and Confirmed- A memory game with pictures matching the descriptions of how the Holy Ghost blesses our lives.

Jesus Was Baptized- Use these pictures to tell the story of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus.

Coloring Pages

Baptism and Confirmation are Ordinances That Bless My Family

I Follow Jesus Christ in Faith when I Make and Keep my Baptismal Covenant

I Will Show my Faith in Jesus Christ by Being Baptized and Confirmed

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation Through the Priesthood

When I am Baptized, I Make a Covenant with God

When I Take the Sacrament I Renew my Baptismal Covenants

The Holy Ghost Testifies to Me