Jesus Christ and the Sabbath Day


The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 14: Jesus Christ and the Sabbath Day is to want to do activities that honor the Sabbath day and remember Jesus and Heavenly Father.

Teacher Study

"The Sabbath and the Sacrament" by Elder L. Tom Perry (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)

"The Power of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy" by Elder John H. Groberg (former member of the First Quorum of the Seventy)


Upon My Holy Day (about 10 minutes)- Elder Holland pleads with us to keep the Sabbath holy

Our Observance of the Sabbath (40 seconds)- Our observance shows our attitude towards Christ

Jesus Heals a Lame Man on the Sabbath (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Bible video

"Keep Thyself Unspotted from the World" (about 1 minute)- President Hinckley's words


"For the Beauty of the Earth"- Hymn #92

"My Heavenly Father Loves Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 228

"Saturday"- Children's Songbook pg. 196

"Remember the Sabbath Day"- Children's Songbook pg. 155

"The Chapel Doors"- Children's Songbook pg. 156

"When I Go to Church"- Children's Songbook pg. 157


D&C 59:9-10- Day to keep self unspotted from the world

Exodus 31:12-13 (or 16-17)- Observe the Sabbath as a covenant with me

Isaiah 58:13-14- The Sabbath is a delight

Genesis 2:1-3- God rested on the seventh day

The handout packet for Primary 7 Lesson 14 includes:

  • A handout that helps determine if it's a Sunday appropriate activity in 2 sizes
  • A Journal page to brainstorm activities and write the blessings from keeping the Sabbath Day holy in 2 sizes
  • Coloring page

Click the image to print

Lesson Ideas

Getting Ready for Church- Find the objects needed to get ready

Sabbath Day Activities- A list of ideas of things to do on Sunday- goes great with the enrichment activity. There is also this list.

Flannel Board Sunday Box- Great for an FHE but more as ideas for Primary class

Going to Church- Maze

Pencil Spin- Great game to play on Sunday- try it out in class

Lily's Sunday Morning- Find the hidden objects and matching socks

Remember the Sabbath Day- Story figures and manna to tell the story- for each manna you take, tell one good thing to do on Sunday.

Saturday is a Special Day- Help find the missing objects

Sunday Activities- Unscramble the words to fill in the blanks 

What is This?- See if you can figure out what these Sunday objects are

The Lord's Day- Print and make this finger fun game

Head over to Rachael's Booknook for more ideas and handouts