Lesson 26: Choosing the Right Gives Me a Happy Feeling


Remember as you teach Primary 2 Lesson 26: Choosing the Right Gives Me a Happy Feeling the purpose is to help the children understand that we are happy when we choose the right.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"Blessed and Happy Are Those Who Keep the Commandments of God" by Elder Von G. Keetch

"Keep the Commandments" by President Thomas S. Monson


"Keep the Commandments"- Hymn #303

"Smiles"- Children's Songbook pg. 267

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

"If You're Happy"- Children's Songbook pg. 266

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

"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam"- Children's Songbook pg. 60

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

"I'm Trying to be like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177 or Hymn #304 

"The Still Small Voice"- Children's Songbook pg. 106

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120


Choose the Harder Right (about 25 seconds)- Quick clip from President Monson's talk

Within Bounds (about 6 1/2 minutes)- Mormon Message about how skiing within the bounds leads to joy and safety just like choosing the right

The Prodigal Son (about 5 1/2 minutes)- Bible video

The Third Parable: The Lost Son  (about 2 1/2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story


My Primary 2 Lesson 26 handout packet includes

  • Boy and Girl versions of When I Choose the Right, I'm Happy. Draw the faces inside or get some fun face stickers. You can also make happy faces using this Jungle Animal sticker pack. I love getting yarn and googly eyes and other craft supplies for this handout.
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Activity Ideas

The Prodigal Son- Figurines to tell the story

The Prodigal Son (older classes)- Crossword and secret message.

Choose the Right Way and Be Happy- Coloring Page- draw ways you choose the right in the balloons.

Learning from Mistakes- Order the pictures to show what we need to do when we do make mistakes.

CTR Game- (Better for older classes) Find the words in this word jumble to answer the questions.

Choosing the Right Through Study and Prayer- Maze...I know my son can kind of do these and he is in the youngest class but it can be frustrating for this age as well.

If the Savior Stood Beside Me- Make this 3D picture as a reminder.

I Will Always Choose the Right- Maze with right vs. wrong choices as helps or try this maze (older class) or even this one (older).

My Choices Have Consequences- Better for older classes- make this wheel to find out the consequences for various actions.

Temptation and Sin- Various Mormonad to use- play memory, talk about the funny pictures, make them into postcards, etc.

Choose the Right- Find the matching pictures.

Choose the Right Way- A maze which shows how we feel when we make certain choices.

CTR Game- A memory game

Always Choose the Right- CTR rings to hide- have the class do it for their families or do it beforehand- even try hiding them around the classroom.

Choose the Right Way and Be Happy- Coloring page where you are supposed to write ways to choose the right in the balloons.  However, you could use the pictures from the CTR game and glue them inside the balloons instead.

Do What is Right- Learn how to say Choose the Right in different languages.

I'm a Mormon. I Know it. I Live it. I Love it- Bright Ideas poster

Courage- Bright Ideas Poster

Agency is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves- Roll the dice and answer the questions

Living the Gospel Blesses My Family- Match the footprints- blessings to which action


I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles

Nephi was Blessed for Choosing the Right

Jesus Christ Created the Earth as a Place Where I Can Learn to Choose the Right