Lesson 25: The Kirtland Temple Is Constructed


The main purpose in teaching Primary 5 Lesson 25: The Kirtland Temple Is Constructed is to help the children have the desire to sacrifice to help build the kingdom of God.

Teaching Thoughts

  • Bring in some wooden blocks and a build a temple as each person answers a question- 1 block per answer. Tell them what you are building and let them come up the design together or put a photo of your assigned temple up for them to copy.
  • Bring in something that you know your class will really want (here's a great example of something you could put together). Ask them what they are willing to give up for that item then one up them. For example, if they say they would give all their money for it, ask if they would give all their money and all their toys for it. Obviously, the item you have won't be as important as the temple but draw the analogy when it is something we really want, we are willing to make the necessary sacrifices. 
  • Use the board activity and story included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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

Teacher Study

"Honorably Hold a Name and Standing" by Elder David A. Bednar

"See Yourself in the Temple" by Elder Quentin L. Cook


Ministry of Wilford Woodruff: The Work of the Temple (about 2 minutes)- A short description of the role Wilford Woodruff played in building several temples including the Kirtland Temple.

The Blessings of the Temple (about 3 1/2 minutes)- President Nelson and members of the church talk about the blessings of the temple.

Draper Utah Temple Open House (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Two Primary children talk about watching the Draper Temple being built and attending the open house.


"I Love to See the Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 95

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188

"Truth from Elijah"- Children's Songbook pg. 90

"The Hearts of the Children"- Children's Songbook pg. 92

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


My Primary 5 Lesson 25 Handout Packet includes

  • House of handout- cut each phrase apart to go with Enrichment Activity 2. As the children draw the strips, they can build the house on the board as well.
  • Letters to make the word "Sacrifice" as mentioned in Enrichment Activity 3.

Activity Ideas

Building a Temple- Cut out pieces of the Salt Lake Temple and build it together as a class.

Temples Bless Families- Make a mobile of a temple connecting family members together.

Find that Temple- Match the stained glass windows to the right temple.

Temples Around the World- A word find of countries that have a temple

Evelyn's Temple Testimony- Find hidden objects in a picture. This is better for the youngest classes.

Temple Hidden Picture- Find hidden objects in a picture of the Salt Lake Temple

Journey to the Temple- A board game about going to the temple.

New Temples- A dot-to-dot temple picture to color

Preparing for the Temple- Find hidden objects in a picture of children trying on wedding clothes.

Service Through Temple Work- Make a baptismal font from the temple by folding paper.

Temples in all Times- Make a mobile of different temples from different dispensations.

The Temple is a Happy Place- Make a mobile of the blessings and ordinances of the temple.

Together Forever- Make a temple scene with a family outside the temple.  Look up scriptures to find ways to prepare to go to the temple.

Temple ABCs- A fill-in-the-blank activity about temples.

Temple Facts Challenge- Multiple-choice questions you can answer to test your knowledge of temples.

Temple Firsts- A multiple-choice quiz about temples.

Temple Cards- Picture cards of the temples in the world. You could play memory, BINGO or other games with them.

The Temple- I'm Going There Someday- A board game you play about going to the temple.

The Temple is a House of God- Look at two pictures of families and decide what they are doing to prepare or not prepare to go to the temple.

Temple Words- A word search about temples.

Why We Have Temples- A word search about temples.

Words of the Prophet- Decode a message from President Monson about temples.

Coloring Pages

I Can Prepare to be Worthy to go to the Temple

A Special Day

Temple Blessings Unite Families

Salt Lake Temple

Temple Grounds

The Temple is a Blessing for Me and My Family