The House Built on a Rock


The purpose of Primary 7 Lesson 12: The House Built on a Rock is to strengthen the desire to obey the commandments so that Jesus Christ and His gospel will be the sure foundation of our lives.

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Teacher Study

"Love and Law" be Elder Dallin H. Oaks 

"If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments" by Elder Robert D. Hales


The Ten Commandments (about 4 minutes)- Illustrated scripture video

Chicks and Hens (about 1 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated story


"The Wise Man and the Foolish Man"- Children's Songbook pg. 281

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"Dare to Do Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 158

"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120 (especially verse 3)

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

"Stand for Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177

"The Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 112

The Primary 7 Lesson 12 handout packet includes:

  • A handout to go with Enrichment Activity #1 in two sizes
  • Journal page to go with Enrichment Activity #3 in two sizes
  • Scripture Poster to go with Enrichment Activity #5

Click the image to print

Lesson Ideas

Abinadi and the Ten Commandments- Crossword puzzle

I Obey Jesus Christ Because I Love Him- Tablets to write the 10 commandments

Keep the Commandments- Fill in the blanks with the clues from the scriptures

Commandments- Draw pictures that go with some of the commandments President Hunter has mentioned

Keep the Commandments- Make this moving picture to demonstrate coming closer to Christ as we keep the commandments

Living the Commandments- Divide the commandments into these 3 categories then fill bags up with strips of paper saying how you saw someone keep that commandment this week

Moses- Poster

An Unshakable Foundation- Message from President Eyring with activities

Build upon My Rock- Make this roller story 

Coloring Pages

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows When I...Keep His Commandments

Nephi was Blessed for Choosing the Right

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man- Flannel characters to color 

Obedience Brings Blessings

Rachael's Booknook has more handouts and ideas. I love this 10 commandments activity!