Parable of the Sheep and the Goats


The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 27: Parable of the Sheep and the Goats is to learn that by serving others we are preparing ourselves for when Christ will judge us.

Pennies of Time is a really great website that is full of ideas for kids to serve. You could pick one to do as a class (like Letters to a Senior Home)  or hand out a list of ideas to take home. 

The following are linked to resources unless otherwise indicated.

Teacher Study

"Come, Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord" by SIster Mary Ellen Smoot

"Our Personal Ministries" by Elder Hugo E. Martinez


Unselfish Service (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Mormon Message- Christ taught us to follow his example of service

Dayton's Legs (about 3 minutes)- 13 year old boy helps his friend with cerebral palsy participate in a triathlon

Pass It On (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Encouragement to serve from President Monson and Primary children's fulfilling his request

The Coat (about 2 minutes)- Child giving his coat to another (President Heber J. Grant)


"I'm Trying to Be like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"'Give,' Said the Little Stream"- Children's Songbook pg. 236

"A Happy Helper"- Children's Songbook pg. 197

"I Feel My Savior's Love"- Children's Songbook pg. 74 (see verse 4)

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

The Primary 7 Lesson 27 Handout packet includes:

  • Matthew 25:40 quote in two sizes
  • Service worksheet in 2 sizes
  • Wordstrips to go with Enrichment Activity 5 plus a Sheep and Goat label

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Lesson Ideas

A Big Helper- Find all the ways you can help in this scene

All Aboard the Friend Ship- Finish building the ship by doing the activities as you draw them from a bag. 

An Important Lesson- Find the letters in the right order to solve the puzzle

Christmas Service- Find the people giving service

Fun Service- Find the pictures that are the same or scroll down and find the differences between the two pictures

Give us a Hand- Trace your hands and write how you served. You can send them in with a picture to the Friend through October 2015.

 Help Ellie Find Jacob- Simple maze

Helping a Neighbor- Cut out the scenes and put them in the right order. 

Service Project- Find the hidden objects. There is also this Serving Others one or Winter Service.

Serving Like Christ- Word search then solve the puzzle

Singing Service- Decode the message then find the hidden letters

The Magical Marvelous Magnificent Club- Screen Play

Coloring Pages

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

Following Jesus

My Family and I Can Serve Others

The Scriptures Teach Me about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and How to Return to Them

Print this free handout over at Rachael's Booknook.