Parable of the Talents


The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 26: Parable of the Talents is to learn to want to use our talents to benefit others and ourselves

The following are resources unless otherwise noted

Teacher Study

"I Believe I Can, I Knew I Could" by President James E. Faust

"Developing Our Talent for Spirituality" by Sister Carol B. Thomas


God Will Lift Us Up (about 5 minutes)- Brittany focuses on helping others instead of her medical condition

The Talents (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Benjamin A of Bulffdale, Utah (about 3 minutes)- Shares his love of music


"I'm Thankful to Be Me"- Children's Songbook pg. 11

"Every Star is Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 142

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

The Primary 7 Lesson 26 handout packet includes:

  • Persistence quote that is mentioned by President Heber J. Grant (Enrichment Activity 4)
  • Talents worksheet to go with Enrichment Activity 2

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Lesson Ideas

Gifts from God- Make this paper chain or one that represents your class

Reaching Your Goal- Write down your plan to develop a new talent

I Have Talents- Finger puppets to use with a story

Give of Yourself- Mormonad

A Little Talent Can Be Big Fun- Mormonad

Make Yourself Useful- Mormonad

Talents Game- See if your talent helps solve the problem

Talents- Roll the dice and act out one of the types of talents or everyone can make their own and write down all the talents they have and how that helps others

Talent- Share It!- Mormonad

Family Valentine Matching Game- Make a valentine showing the talents of the person you want to give it to and how you appreciate their talents

Sparse on helps this week so if you have more ideas, please post them in the comments. You may also want to check our the LDS Primary Teachers Facebook page and ask.

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