Lesson 4: I Chose to Follow Jesus Christ


As you teach Primary 2 Lesson 4: I Chose to Follow Jesus Christ, remember your purpose is to help the children know that they lived with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ before they came to earth and chose to follow them. 

Teaching Thoughts

  • Check out the Timeline and Scenario Activities included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.
  • Cover my coloring page included in my handouts with puzzle pieces. As you ask a question from the manual, the person who answers removes one puzzle piece to discover what's underneath!

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

Teacher Study

Before you teach, study it for yourself.

The Plan of Salvation- This page covers the basics of the plan and why

"The Plan of Salvation" by Elder L. Tom Perry

"The Great Plan of Eternal God" by Elder Neal A. Maxwell


"I Am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2

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

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

"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

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

"I Lived in Heaven"- Children's Songbook pg. 4 or listen to this Combined Choir

"I am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2 or listen to this Children's Choir

"I Know My Father Lives"- Children's Songbook pg. 5 or listen to this Children's Choir

"He Sent His Son"- Children's Songbook pg. 34 or listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Children's Songbook pg. 188 or listen to this Children's Choir


Before the Old Testament (about 3 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story

Our Eternal Life (about 4 minutes)- We are eternal beings- answers the basic questions 



My Primary 2 Lesson 4 handout packet includes

  • I Can Choose to Follow Jesus worksheet- fill it out as you go through the lesson or see what your class can come up with on their own.
  • I Chose to Follow Jesus and I Will Choose to Follow Jesus Again coloring page. Be sure to check out these 6 Ways to Use Coloring Pages!
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Activity Ideas

The Plan of Happiness- Booklet

A Path for Me- Glue these pictures on to make a path back to Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father Loves Me, and He Has a Plan for Me- Making paper snowflakes activity

I Know God's Plan- These are fun! Make a viewer explaining God's plan

My Life is a Gift; My Life Has a Plan- Plan of Salvation cut outs- use for a visual or make the mobile

Our Beautiful World: Part of the Plan- Find where you live and draw of picture of yourself

The Greatest Gift- Puzzle that covers a picture of the temple

The Plan of Salvation Offers Me Peace- Put together this Plan of Salvation diagram- puzzle like

When I Lived with Heavenly Father- Complete the picture

Take My Hand. Hold On Tight- Bright Idea poster

I Will Follow God's Plan- Match the scriptures to the steps

Coloring Pages

I am My Heavenly Father's Child

I am a Child of God and He Has a Plan for Me

When I Lived with My Heavenly Father

Heavenly Father's Plan

My Life Has a Plan