Jesus Christ Cleanses the Temple


The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 8: Jesus Christ Cleanses the Temple is to feel greater love and respect for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and for sacred places.

Teacher Study

"The Holy Temple- a Beacon to the World" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Personal Preparation for Temple Blessings" by Elder Russell M. Nelson


Temples are a Beacon (about 3 minutes)- President Thomas S. Monson shares a story of a family sacrifice to go to the temple.  

Jesus Cleanses the Temple (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Bible Video


D&C 88:119- Establish of house of prayer, fasting...

D&C 138:53-54- Our latter-day work includes building temples

Psalms 24:3-5- Stand in Holy Places

Isaiah 2:2-3- Go up to the house of God

The Primary 7 Lesson 8 packet includes:

  • 2 Temple Journal Pages- one with a picture of the Denver Temple, one without so you can paste your own picture on (find the temple pictures here)
  • 1 "My Goals this Week" Journal page to go with Enrichment activity #4 (the feet graphic comes from Melonheadz)
  • 1 poster in 2 sizes of Exodus 20:7 (Enrichment activity #1)

Click the image to print

If you like, please take a second to pin it too!

Lesson Ideas

The Greatest Gift- Puzzle about the greatest gift which is possible because of the temple

Building a Temple- Make this model temple

Temple Hidden Picture- Find the hidden objects through the picture

Temples in All Times- Make this mobile of temples throughout history.

The Temple is a Happy Place- A mobile to color and make

Together Forever- Make this temple scene

Temples Bless Families- Another mobile but works best if you have family pictures although the kids could just draw them

The Temple- I'm Going There Someday- A board game to play

Hidden Picture- Scroll down past the story to find the hidden picture page

The Temple is a House of God- Scroll down to find the activity about things to do to be ready to go to the temple

Salt Lake Temple Dot-to-Dot- Super easy and probably too young for most kids using this manual.  There is also this Dot-to-Dot.

Journey to the Temple- A more difficult board game

Preparing for the Temple- Another hidden pictures scene

Temple ABCs- Fill in the blanks

Temple Facts Challenge- Multiple choice questions or use this one.  

Temple Words- Temple shaped and themed word search

Words of the Prophet- Decode this message from the prophet

Spot the Differences- A photograph spot the differences

You Are Never Lost When You Can See the Temple- Bright Idea Poster

40 Years in the Making- Mormonad.  See also Look AheadPeace on Earth

Coloring Pages

A Special Day- Framed coloring page of a temple

Temple Blessings Unite Families- Coloring Page

The Temple is a Blessing for Me and my Family- Coloring Page with a spot to draw yourself

I Can Prepare to be Worthy to Go to the Temple- Coloring Page

Rachael made the temple cards to go with Enrichment activity #2 plus a couple more handouts. Check her site out here.