Lesson 44: Malachi Teaches about Tithes and Offerings


The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 44: Malachi Teaches about Tithes and Offerings is to increase our desire to pay tithing.

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 Windows of Heaven" by Elder David A. Bednar

"Opening the Windows of Heaven" by President James E. Faust

See the Tithing topic page on LDS.org for additional resources and answers to questions.


Jesus Teaches about the Widow's Mites- Bible video about 1 minute. Or watch the illustrated scripture video one (about 1 minute)

Tithing- Illustrated story from D&C about 1 1/2 minutes

The Miracle of Tithing- Clip from President Gordon B. Hinckley's talk

The Widow's Mites- New Testament story video

Tithing- Story about a boy paying tithing about 1 1/2 minutes


"I'm Glad to Pay a Tithing"- Children's Songbook pg. 150

"I Want to Give the Lord My Tenth"- Children's Songbook pg. 150

"Because I Have Been Given Much"- Hymn #219 (no words online)

"We Give Thee But Thine Own"- Hymn #218


Genesis 14:18-20- Abraham pays tithing

Leviticus 27:30-34- All the tithe is the Lord's

Deuteronomy 14:22, 28- Tithe all the increase

2 Chronicles 31:5- Tithes paid abundantly

Malachi 3:8-11- Will a man rob God?

D&C 64:23- The tithed will not be burned at the Second Coming

D&C 97:11-12- Paying tithes to build the temple

D&C 119- How much to tithe


My Primary 6 Lesson 44 handout packet includes

  • Heaven’s Windows- Print out and cut each window so it will open. Glue another sheet of paper behind it so your class can write the blessings they receive when they pay their tithing inside the window.

  • Large tithing slip to make it easy to show how to fill it out and practice.

  • Chicken Scratch money to practice

  • Budget situations. Give one card to each person in your class. Have them figure out their tithing either with the pretend money or by writing it down. Make it more fun by bringing in items and “pricing” them to make a store. After your class pays their tithing, have them write down the other things they can buy with the rest of their money. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about filling out the rest of the slip like fast offerings and the missionary fund.

Activity Ideas

Where Does Tithing Go?- A few different ways tithing money is used

How Tithing is Used- Find the picture that is different

The Law of Tithing- Questions with scriptures to look up the answers

Tithes and Offerings- From the For Strength of Youth includes Mormonads and other talks from leaders if you need them.

Tithing Around the World- Match the currency to the right country

Paying Your Tithing- Illustrated steps of tithing

Where is Jack's Tithing?- Find all the missing money

Tithing Maze- Get through the maze by following the tithing steps

Tithing Time- Find the way to the podium to pay the bishop

Why is Tithing Important?- Answers from Elder Hales

Blessings of Tithing- A windows of heaven activity

Coloring Pages

I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles

I Can Pay Tithing