The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 1: Heavenly Father Has a Plan for Us is to understand that we are children of God and He has a plan for us that allows us to become like Him and live with Him again.
- If you want to give a first week treat, use these free Child of God bag toppers that matches this week's lesson theme.
- I like this way of putting out the Plan of Salvation diagram (note the Pinterest link doesn't go where it should so just look at the photo of the pin).
- Check out the great Plan of Salvation Activity included in the Red Headed Hostess class packet.
The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.
"Our Father's Glorious Plan" by Elder Weatherford T. Clayton
"O How Great the Plan of Our God!" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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"Our Father's Plan" by President Boyd K. Packer
"TOFW: Experiencing Your Plan of Happiness" by Hank Smith
New Testament Introduction- About 4 minutes long and goes over the Plan of Salvation
God is Our Father- About 3 minutes, various people giving testimony that God is real and our Father.
We Can Find Happiness- About 6 minutes, 3 people telling how they found real happiness.
We Can Live With God Again- About 4 minutes, several personal stories and testimonies of life after death.
The Plan of Salvation- About 10 1/2 minutes long, the plan is like a 3 act play. Good real life examples of why knowing there was life before we were here on earth and that there is life after.
"Families Can Be Together Forever"- Hymn #300 or Primary Songbook pg. 188
"I Am a Child of God"- Hymn #301 or Primary Songbook pg. 2
"I Know My Father Lives"- Hymn #302
"O My Father"- Hymn #292 or Primary Songbook pg. 5
"He Sent His Son"- Primary Songbook pg. 34
"I Lived in Heaven"- Primary Songbook pg. 4
"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Primary Songbook pg. 164
"The Third Article of Faith"- Primary Songbook pg. 123
Genesis 1:26- Made in God's image
Genesis 32:30- Seen face to face therefore God has a body
Exodus 33:11- Moses speaks to the Lord face to face.
Luke 24:39- The Resurrected Lord appears and shows he is a body of flesh and bones
D&C 58:42- The Lord remembers your sins no more when you repent
Luke 22:39-44- Christ suffers for our sins
Alma 7:11- Christ suffered for our pains and sicknesses too
D&C 19:16-17- Christ suffered for our sins so we wouldn't have to
Article of Faith 3 or 4- Believe in the Atonement or the first ordinances and principles of the gospel.
Moses 1:39- His Work and Glory
My Primary 6 Lesson 1 handout packet includes
- Who, What Where wordstrips to go with the Attention Activity.
- Abraham 3:25 poster to help memorize as mentioned in the Enrichment Activities (cut it up into a puzzle, glue it in a class journal, or send it home).
- Wordstrips and cards to sort out as mentioned in the Enrichment Activities.
- Test situation questions to role-play as stated in the Enrichment Activities.
Please pin these helps so others can find them too!
"Jesus Christ is Central to Heavenly Father's Plan"- Outlines 9 events of Heavenly Father's Plan for quick and easy lesson.
"The Scriptures Teach of Heavenly Father's Plan"- Scriptures that you can match to pictures as part of your lesson.
"What can I do to follow Heavenly Father's plan for me?"- 4 short answers with a poster to print out.
"Heavenly Father's Plan for Me"- Temple Ordinances were restored through the prophet, Joseph Smith. A short explanation and a Joseph Smith dot to dot.
"Special Witness: Heavenly Father's Plan"- Quotes from Elder Richard G. Scott (Quorum of the 12 Apostles) that emphasizes striving for an ideal family as part of Heavenly Father's plan.
"Heavenly Father's Plan"- Has a parable about sheep and goats (Matthew 25:31-46) and a game.
"I Know God's Plan"- A few paragraphs of the Plan of Happiness and a Plan of Happiness Viewer to make- use a paper towel roll to make it more sturdy. Looks like fun!
"The Plan of Happiness"- A little booklet to make and use.
"My Life is a Gift; My Life Has a Plan"- Plan of Salvation cut outs to use.
"Heavenly Father Prepared a Way for Me to Return to Him"- Poster and Activity
"The Plan of Salvation Offers Me Peace"- Plan of Salvation Cut and Paste activity
"The Plan of Salvation"- The basic questions answered and cut outs with scriptures that can be used to read or make a poster or mobile with them.
"I Have a Father in Heaven, Who Loves Me"- A good bookmark to hand out and use.
"My Gospel Standards Bookmark"- A great bookmark with "I am a Child of God" on one side and the Gospel Standards on the other side.