Lesson 40: Daniel and the King’s Food


The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 40: Daniel and the King's Food is to strengthen our testimony of the Word of Wisdom

Teaching Thoughts

These are a few bonus ideas- keep scrolling for more!

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

Teacher Study

"The Word of Wisdom: The Principle and the Promises" by President Boyd K. Packer

"Principles and Promises" by President Thomas S. Monson


The Word of Wisdom- Illustrated scripture story about 2 minutes long

Word of Wisdom- A man's testimony of the Word of Wisdom about 2 minutes long

The Word of Wisdom and Revelation (about 30 seconds)- Clip from General Conference

Physical and Emotional Health (about 7 1/2 minutes)- Youth from around the world talk about staying healthy and obeying the Word of Wisdom


"The Word of Wisdom"- Children's Songbook pg. 154

"In Our Lovely Deseret"- Hymn #307

"Keep the Commandments"- Hymn #303

"True to the Faith"- Hymn #254

"The Lord Gave Me a Temple"- Children's Songbook pg. 153


D&C 59:20- Use things with judgement not excess

D&C 49:18-21- Eat meat

1 Cor 3:16-17- Body is a temple


My LDS Primary 6 Lesson 40 handouts include

  • Two swatters- one boy and one girl

  • Food cards to swat. Swat at the good ones, not the bad! The first person to swat it, gets the point. Accidentally swat a bad one and lose two points. You may need to show them the bad cards first so they understand what they are.

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Activity Ideas

NOTE: Daniel in the Lion's Den will be taught in 2 more weeks so be sure you focus on the Word of Wisdom for this lesson.

A Healthy Body- Use the pictures and scripture to figure out the promises

Exercise is Fun- Find the hidden objects plus a game idea

My Body is a Temple of God- Maze or try this maze

Warning!- Match the scriptures to the picture

Test Your Health IQ- Short quiz (scroll down)

Word of Wisdom Picture Puzzler- Fill in the blanks using the pictures then see the message

Word of Wisdom Promise- Decode to discover the promise

Daniel Obeys the Lord- Scripture story figures to color

Daniel- Colored scripture figures to tell the story

Daniel, Lions, and Me- Lion wheel to encourage us to face our lions

Choose like Daniel- Color the food that is good for you

Coloring Pages

Good Choices- Color by Number

...Shows Respect for My Body- Scroll to the bottom to find a family out for a walk/bike ride

Run and Not Be Weary

Daniel Chooses the Right