Lesson 13: Jacob and Esau


Primary 6 Lesson 13: Jacob and Esau- The purpose of this lesson is to understand how values influence our decisions.

Teaching Thoughts

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  • Bring a blindfold and some gloves. Have one person pretend to be Isaac by tying the blindfold around his eyes and sit in a chair. Then ask for two other volunteers to pretend to be Jacob and Esau. Have them each put on gloves though so "Isaac" can't tell which will is which. Ask Isaac to guess who each person is. 

The following are LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Spirituality" by President Dallin H. Oaks

"The Three Rs of Choice" by President Thomas S. Monson


Jacob and Esau- Picture Scripture story video about 2 1/2 minutes


"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"Dare to Do Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 158

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120


Alma 30:8- Choose who you will serve

2 Nephi 2:27- Choose eternal life or captivity


My Primary 6 Lesson 13 handouts include

  • 10 choice cards with a Swat hand. To play, have two people come to a table and give each a Swat it! hand (attach the hand to a clean fly swatter or long popsicle stick).  Flip two random cards over at a time. The goal is to be the first one to swat the bad card. If you get it first, then your team gets a point. If you accidentally swat the good thing, the other team gets the point. If there are two good things, swat nothing and it's the next person's turn. These cards are from an Enrichment Activity.

Activity Ideas

Jacob and Esau- Scripture puzzle 

Jacob and Esau Match up- Match the pictures to the right twin.

Brothers and Sisters of the Bible- See if you can match these siblings up

Blessed are the Peacemakers- Bright Idea poster perfect for siblings

Jacob and Esau- Scripture picture story of Jacob and Esau

If the Savior Stood Beside Me- Make this 3-D picture to help understand which choices are most important

My Choices Have Consequences- Make this wheel to read choices and their consequences as found in the scriptures.

Try, Try, Try- A maze full of choices to make or use this one, or this one or even this one.

I Forgive You- Scroll down and you will see the activity that has lots of family examples to finish.

Choose the Right- Circle the two pictures that match

Choose the Right Way- The choices we make determine our happiness maze

CTR Game- Memory cards 

Always Choose the Right- Hide then find the CTR rings or make your own pictures

You Choose Story Maze- Find your way through this story

CTR Rings- Learn how to say Choose the Right in different languages and what the rings look like in other parts of the world.

Cease from Anger- Take this quiz to find out what you would do

Be Kind One to Another- Bright Idea poster of siblings

Coloring Pages

Choose the Right Way and Be Happy- plus write in good choices in each balloon.