Lesson 21: I Can Be Reverent


Remember as you teach Primary 2 Lesson 21: I Can Be Reverent, the overall purpose is to encourage everyone to show reverence for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"Respect and Reverence" by Sister Margaret S. Lifferth

"'Serve God Acceptably with Reverence and Godly Fear" by Elder L. Tom Perry


"Father, I Will Reverent Be"- Children's Songbook pg. 29

"Reverence"- Children's Songbook pg. 27

"Reverence is Love"- Children's Songbook pg. 31

"Our Chapel Is a Sacred Place"- Children's Songbook pg. 30

"This is God's House"- Children's Songbook pg. 30

"Heavenly Father, While I Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 23

"I Will Try to Be Reverent"- Children's Songbook pg. 28

"We Are Reverent"- Children's Songbook pg. 27

"Reverently, Quietly"- Children's Songbook pg. 26

"I Want to Be Reverent"- Children's Songbook pg. 28

"The Chapel Doors"- Children's Songbook pg. 156

"Two Happy Feet"- Children's Songbook pg. 270

"When I Go to Church"- Children's Songbook pg. 157

"The Things I Do"- Children's Songbook pg. 170

"To Think about Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 71


Reverence Invites Revelation (about 1 minute)- Clip from President Boyd K. Packer

Reverence the Sacrament (about 45 seconds)- Clip from Elder Quentin L. Cook


My Primary 2 Lesson 21 handout packet includes

  • Arm cutouts and reverent background. Cut the arms out and you can fold the arms over.
  • Reverent squares- There are two types. One set has words on them to help understand what reverence is. The other ones have different body parts for your class to tell you what they can do to be reverent with that part as mentioned in the Activity in the lesson
  • Two coloring pages to go with the Scripture Stories (Picture Discussion)
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Activity Ideas

Ready for Blessings-Use this picture during your lesson...point to the people being reverent.

I Can Be Reverent- A booklet that you can make about how to be reverent.

Sacrament Time- Use the last picture and glue a photo of the child there being reverent.

Reverent Hands- Use these pictures and glue them on cut out hands or trace their hands on a piece of paper and glue it on.  Shows examples of what reverent hands do.

I'm Always Reverent- Poem with actions

On the Road to Emmaus- Great picture to print out and say the poem together.  You could also stick on fake jewels or other decorations as an art project.

Reverence in Holy Places- Meeting house- do some of the actions on the cards

Reverence Crown- Make these crowns and use them to help the kids feel more reverent.

Flannel Board Figures- Lots of flannel board figures that you could use- they each have a reverence saying that go with them.  Nephi, Stripling WarriorsMoroni WritesThe Brother of JaredJacob and SheremAlmaKing Benjamin, Samuel the LamaniteCaptain MoroniJesus Christ Comes to America, LehiJoseph Smith

The Sacrament- How to be reverent during sacrament...can be put together like a puzzle.

Showing Respect- Choose which picture is showing reverence

Be Still and Know that I am God- Poster- talk about how he is being reverent

Coloring Pages

I Can Show Reverence for Sacred Places and Things