Lesson 26: The Kirtland Temple Is Dedicated


The purpose of teaching Primary 5 Lesson 26: The Kirtland Temple Is Dedicated is to understand that priesthood keys giving authority to do missionary and temple work were restored in the Kirtland Temple.

Teaching Thoughts

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

Teacher Study

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

"Where are the Keys and Authority of the Priesthood?" by Elder Gary E. Stevenson


The Kirtland Temple is Dedicated (about 2 minutes)- An illustrated video about the dedication of the Kirtland Temple and angels appearing at the temple.

Visions in the Kirtland Temple (about 2 minutes)- An illustrated video about Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery receiving Priesthood keys in the Kirtland Temple.

Priesthood Keys Restored in the Kirtland Temple (about 2 minutes)- A depiction of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery receiving Priesthood keys in the Kirtland Temple and the importance of the sealing power.

The Sealing Power (about 3 1/2 minutes)- A woman talks about the blessing of the sealing power in her life.

Your Day for a Mission (about 3 1/2 minutes)- The story of a rugby player from New Zealand who decided to serve a mission.

Blessings of the Priesthood (about 3 minutes)- Elder Hales talks about how the Priesthood blesses everyone.

Special Witness- President Packer (about 3 mintues)- President Packer talks about the prophesy of Malachi fulfilled in the Kirtland Temple.


My Primary 5 Lesson 26 Handout Packet includes

  • Hopscotch Numbers
  • Hopscotch Questions- These are taken from the Discussion and Application Questions in the manual. Two spaces are left as Mystery Questions. Have some fun by asking silly questions or something more specifically geared to your class. Example of a silly question: Can you pat your head, rub your stomach, and hop on one foot at the same time? 

Print double sided or one group to play hopscotch in your class. I don't know about you but sometimes my class needs to get those wiggles out. Set the hopscotch board up along the floor in your class to allow for movement while focusing on the lesson. Throw a bean bag on number and hop on one foot across, skipping the number with the bag on the way down then picking it up on the way back. Before they can finish coming home, they must answer the question correctly. The end goal to get to all the numbers before class is over.

Activity Ideas

Blessings of the Priesthood are Available to All- Pictures of the Priesthood blessing lives, which includes a coloring activity as well.

The Priesthood- A crossword puzzle about the Priesthood

Priesthood Hidden Scripture- A word puzzle to find a hidden scripture.

Priesthood Word Square- A word find about the Priesthood

Remember- A memory game with pictures of Priesthood ordinances.

Visions in the Kirtland Temple- Illustrations to help you tell the story of the Priesthood keys restored in the Kirtland Temple.

Temples Bless Families- Make a mobile of your family connected through the temple.

Journey to the Temple- A board game about being worthy to enter the temple.

Temple Facts Challenge- See if you know these interesting facts about different temples.

The Temple- I'm Going There Someday- A board game that gets players to the temple.

Coloring Pages

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Follow the Holy Ghost

The Power to Baptize and Confirm

We Receive the Ordinances of Salvation Through the Priesthood

A Special Day

Temple Blessings Unite Families

The Temple is a Blessing for Me and My Family