Lesson 1: Happiness Comes from Choosing the Right


As you teach Primary 2 Lesson 1: Happiness Comes from Choosing the Right, remember that your goal is to help each child understand that as he chooses the right, happiness will follow. Choosing poorly never leads to happiness.

Teaching Thoughts

  • Get to know your class with the Conversation Starters included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet. 
  • Go  beyond the CTR ring and hand out these fun CTR gum packages from Divine Designs.
  • Learn the song, "Choose the Right Way" with these fun visual aids from Green Jell-O with Carrots.

The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise noted.

Teacher Study

Before you teach, study the material for yourself. Here are a couple of articles to get you started.

"Choose the Right" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"Choose You This Day" by President Thomas S. Monson


"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 or watch the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing it.

"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 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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


Bode, Switzerland (about 1 minute)- One in a Million video about why he chooses the right

Martins, Nigeria (about 1 minute)- Another One in a Million video



My Primary 2 Lesson 1 lesson handouts include

  • A hidden CTR scene- find 6 shields
  • Hunger and thirst after righteousness coloring page
  • CTR shield


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Activity Ideas

Choose the Right Way- Maze with choices leading to feeling happy or not so great

I am Accountable for My Choices- Puzzle

If the Savior Stood Beside Me- Diorama with figures of a boy and girl and the Savior

Choose the Right- Find the matching pictures

CTR Game- Memory game

Choose the Right- Guess which saying is which language

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

CTR Pretzels- Make these pretzels for your class (allergies permitting)

Choosing the Right- Word puzzle

Article of Faith 2- Crossword Puzzle

Choosing the Right Through Study and Prayer- Maze with the steps to making the right choice. There is also this maze and this maze.

My Choices Have Consequences- Wheel to make with scriptures to read of the consequences of different actions

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

Coloring Pages

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

Following Jesus