Primary 2 Lesson 37: I Can Keep the Sabbath Day Holy- The purpose of this lesson is to strengthen our desire to keep the Sabbath Day holy.
These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!
- For younger classes, try The Sabbath is a Day of Worship file folder game plus bonus coloring pages.
- Teach the finger play about going to church. Interlock your fingers and close your hands so all the fingers are in the middle of your hands. Put the pointer fingers up to look like a chapel and the thumbs are the chapel doors. When you open your hands, wiggle the fingers to be all the people inside. "This is the Church and here is the steeple. Open the doors and see all the people." You can see an example of this rhyme on YouTube.
The following links are to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.
"Saturday"- Children's Songbook pg. 196
"When I Go to Church"- Children's Songbook pg. 157
"Remember the Sabbath Day"- Children's Songbook pg. 155
"Heavenly Father, While I Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 23
"Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked"- Children's Songbook pg. 214
"The Chapel Doors"- Children's Songbook pg. 156
"The Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 112
My Primary 2 Lesson 37 handout packet includes
- Church Sabbath Day slider- Cut out the church doors to make a slider window or make it so the doors fold open. Tape the strips on the next page together to make one long strip. Slide the strip through the doors so one shows at a time. I left one square blank so your class could draw their own idea.
- If you don't want to do the slider you could cut the strip into squares and have each child pick one out of a bag and act it out.
20 Do's to Make the Sabbath Day a Delight- Printable Sabbath day bucket list
Sunday Cans- Use this label to make Sunday Cans for everyone in your class
Getting Ready for Church- Seek and Find pictures- just words so if you want to do it with younger kids you can draw the objects on the board.
Going to Church- Simple Maze
Lily's Sunday Morning- Find the matching pairs of socks then missing objects in your room
Remember the Sabbath Day- Gather manna with this activity
Remember Jesus Christ during the Sacrament- Put together this wheel to use during the sacrament
Saturday is a Special Day- Find the missing objects
Sunday Activities- Unscramble the letters to find the answers. If you have younger kids, you can just use the pictures to talk about different activities
What is This?- Guess the pictures
The Lord's Day- Make this finger fun game