Lesson 36: I Am Wise When I Choose the Right


Primary 2 Lesson 36: I Am Wise When I Choose the Right- The purpose of this lesson is to learn that we are wise when we follow the teachings of Jesus.

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!

  • Here's a great way to demonstrate this story without being so wet (from Somewhat Planned)

  • Bring blocks to act as the rock you build upon. As your class discusses ways we can follow Jesus, give them a block to start building a strong foundation. Then put a paper house on top- there's a great free foldable house from Picklebums.

  • Make your own wise crown when you use the printables included in the Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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Teacher Study

"O Be Wise" by Elder M. Russell Ballard

"Decisions for Eternity" by President Russell M. Nelson


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

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

"I Feel My Savior's Love"- Children's Songbook pg. 74

"Jesus Is Our Loving Friend"- Children's Songbook pg. 58

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

"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

"I Need My Heavenly Father"- Children's Songbook pg. 18

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

"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164

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


The Wise Men Seek Jesus- Bible video about 5 1/2 minutes long

Wise Men Still Seek Him- Modern day wise men about 3 1/2 minutes

The Wise Men- Illustrated scripture story about 1 minute long


My LDS Primary 2 Lesson 36 handout packet includes

  • Wise and foolish signs as mentioned in the preparation section

  • Word strips to go with Preparation Activity 4

  • Wise and foolish man coloring page

  • I Can Be Wise coloring page to go with Enrichment Activity 1

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Activity Ideas

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man- Color and put together the scene or use as puppets to act out the song or use this colored version.

A Word to the Wise- Decode this wise message

Building upon My Rock- Make this screen by coloring the strips and sliding it through the slot

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

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