Parable of the Good Samaritan

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The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 20:The Parable of the Good Samaritan is to inspire the desire to show love to all people.

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The following are LDS resources unless otherwise stated

Teacher Study

"Remember This: Kindness Begins with Me" by Sister Mary N. Cook

"A Latter-day Samaritan" by Brother Merlin R. Lybbert


The Good Samaritan (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Parable of the Good Samaritan (about 5 minutes)- Bible Video

Love One Another- About 2 minutes long showing examples of love

Dayton's Legs- I love this one; about 3 minutes. Friends running the race together

My Brother Hyrum- Everyone deserves love- about 2 1/2 minutes


How do you use music in your lessons? See these 10 ideas.

"Have I Done Any Good?"- Hymn #223 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Love One Another"- Children's Songbook pg. 136

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61

"I'll Walk with You"- Children's Songbook pg. 140

"We Are Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 263

"Kindness Begins with Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

"A Special Gift Is Kindness"- Children's Songbook pg. 145

The Primary 7 Lesson 20 Handout Packet includes:

  • Matthew 22:37-39 poster in 2 sizes
  • Journal page about how to show love
  • Graph and word strips to go with Enrichment Activity #2

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Lesson Ideas

I Can Follow Jesus Christ's Example- Visual pathway and journaling activity

The Good Samaritan- Scripture figures to color and tell the story

Love at Home- Game and way to talk about loving acts

Origami Heart Envelope- Instructions to make your own

Happy Hearts Club- Assign as homework or do in class with these tags and challenge

Jesus Christ Loves Everyone- (Scroll down) Booklet to color

Heart Wreath- Make one for the class or send one home- write things you like about each other on the hearts

I Love You This Much Card- (Scroll down) Make these fun cards to give away. You can also make it with yarn instead of the paper accordion. 

Family Love- Add your own pictures to these ones to show family love throughout the house

Love at Home- Make the house then drop the hearts in as you see acts of love

Three Meanings of Love- How do these pictures show love

Where Do You Stand?- (Scroll down) Take the quiz to see how you can be more loving

I Love Everything About You- Bright Idea poster

Hidden Picture- Valentine themed

Kindness Catcher- Paper folding game

Be Ye Kind One to Another- Bright Idea poster

Coloring Pages

Because I am His Child, I Will Serve God with All My Heart, Might, Mind, and Strength

My Family and I Can Serve Others

Three Meanings of Love (scroll down)

Being Kind Is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I Serve Others (Good Samaritan)

Jesus Christ Is the Perfect Example for Me 

For more ideas and handouts head over to Rachael's Booknook.