Lesson 24: The School of the Prophets and the Word of Wisdom


As you teach Primary 5 Lesson 24: The School of the Prophets and the Word of Wisdom, remember the purpose is to help everyone understand and desire to live the Word of Wisdom.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

"The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and Promises" by President Boyd K. Packer

"The Word of Wisdom" by Elder Eduardo Ayala


A Brand New Year: Physical Health (about 7  1/2 minutes)- Youth from all over the world talk about how to keep our bodies strong and healthy.

The Word of Wisdom (about 2 minutes)- An illustrated scripture story from the Doctrine and Covenants about the Word of Wisdom

One in a Million, Alberto (about 2 minutes)- Alberto from Mexico is a Primary child who talks about being sick and keeping the Word of Wisdom.

Word of Wisdom Leads to Revelation (about 1 minute)- Boyd K. Packer counsels young people to keep the Word of Wisdom so they can receive revelation.

Word of Wisdom (about 1 1/2 minutes)- A man's story of his weight loss, his marathons, and commitment to follow the Word of Wisdom.


"The Word of Wisdom"- Children's Songbook pg. 154

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"For Health and Strength"- Children's Songbook pg. 21

"Healthy, Wealthy and Wise"- Children's Songbook pg. 280

"The Lord Gave Me a Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 153

"The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden"- Children's Songbook pg. 237


My Primary 5 Lesson 24 Handout Packet includes

  • Word of Wisdom Cards- Pick a food then pick a way to use it- Draw it, Act it Out, Sculpt It, Sing about It. No using the word on the card! Goes with Enrichment Activity 7.
  • I will take care of my body worksheet to go with Enrichment Activity 4

Activity Ideas

Healthy and Happy- Draw pictures of your favorite food on a plate.  You could give the children a white paper plate with pictures of healthy food they could glue onto the plate.

A Healthy Body- Match scriptures to distorted pictures of things that will keep our bodies healthy.

My Body is a Temple of God- Make your way through a maze choosing the right things that will make your body healthy.

Sharing Time: Warning!- Read scriptures about the Word of Wisdom and match the scriptures to illustrations about good things for our bodies or bad things. 

Test Your Health IQ- Take a quiz to see how well you are taking care of your body.

Word of Wisdom Picture Puzzler- Identify close-up  photos of healthy food and solve a puzzle at the end.

Words of Wisdom- A Word of Wisdom cross-word puzzle

Word of Wisdom Promise- Use a chart to find coordinates of letters that will help you solve a puzzle.

Body Building- A game to help learn what the scriptures teach about healthy food.

Kirtland and the Word of Wisdom- Use these scripture figures to help you tell the story of the revelation of the Word of Wisdom.