Lesson 9: Jesus Christ Was a Child like Me


Remember as you teach Primary 2 Lesson 9: Jesus Christ Was a Child like Me the purpose is to strengthen everyone's desire to be like Jesus by increasing their knowledge of Christ's childhood.

Teaching Thoughts

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  • Ask two children to come to the front of the class. Have one act out something the way the boy Jesus might have done it while the other acts out how we do it today. Do this several times to include everyone in the class.
  • Make the scrolls included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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Teacher Study

"Our Perfect Example" by Elder Henry B. Eyring

"Trying to Be Like Jesus" by Elder F. Melvin Hammond


"Jesus Once Was a Little Child"- Children's Songbook pg. 55

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

"I'm Trying to Be like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78


The Boy Jesus (about 2 minutes)- Illustrated scripture story


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My LDS Primary 2 Lesson 9 handout packet includes

  • Jesus was a child just like me sheet- use it to write around the boy Jesus how you are similar- foods you eat, things you do, etc. 
  • Luke 2:52 poster to go with Enrichment Activity 2.


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Activity Ideas

The Boy Jesus-Picture Scripture story of Jesus as a boy including the temple story.  You can always cut these pictures out and make it into a booklet or a necklace, etc.

Jesus Christ Teaches at the Temple-Story with picture helps of Jesus at the temple teaching.

The Prince of Peace-Make this flip book to go along with the temple story.

When Jesus Was a Child-Pictures of what things looked liked when Jesus was a boy.

Jesus as a Child-A recap of the story at the temple- the pictures are beautiful and it explains some of the terms.

Jesus Christ Shows Us the Way-Make this flower pot to show how we can grow in a similar way that Jesus did.

Growing- Action poem

Growing Up with the Temple- Flipbook that shows a boy growing up the temple in the background

Growing in Wisdom- Poster of the boy Jesus and Joseph

Jesus Teaching in the Temple- Scripture figures to tell the story

Coloring Pages

Jesus had Righteous Parents

Jesus Christ is Born