Lesson 14: Jacob and his Family


The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 14: Jacob and his Family is to instill the values of honesty and integrity.  

Teaching Thoughts

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

  • To demonstrate the trick Laban played, you can play the mixing cup game where you hid an object under one of three cups then mix them up and see if the person can guess the right one. You can even slip out the object during mixing to really trick them. 
  • Play a scripture memory game as well as Honesty Chair as included in The Red Headed Hostess class packet.

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

Teacher Study

"I Believe in Being Honest and True" by Sister Ann M. Dibb

"Earning the Trust of the Lord and Your Family" by Elder Richard J. Maynes


Honesty- You Better Believe it- About 5 minute video about how its better to be honest than do great on a test.


"A Prayer"- Children's Songbook pg. 22

"I Believe in Being Honest"- Children's Songbook pg. 149

"Jesus Loved the Little Children"- Children Songbook pg. 59 (verse 2)

"Our Primary Colors"- Children's Songbook pg. 258 (blue is for honesty by the way)

"The Thirteenth Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 132

"The Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 112

"Choose the Right"- Hymn #239

"Do What is Right"- Hymn #237

"Keep the Commandments"- Hymn #303


Proverbs 12:22- The Lord delights in those who deal honestly

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5- Fulfill your vows

2 Nephi 9:34- Wo unto the liar

Mosiah 4:28- Return the things you borrow

Alma 41:14- Deal justly so you may have likewise

Article of Faith 13- We believe in being honest

Job 27:5- Will not remove my integrity


My Primary 6 Lesson 14 handouts include

  • Lesson questions with Kaboom strips! After you teach the story, have each person draw a question. If they get it right, they keep the question. If they get it wrong, they put it back in the jar (they can phone a friend first though). If they get a Kaboom strip, they put all their questions back in the jar. It's a great way to really review the story.

Activity Ideas

Tribes of Israel- Word search 

Honesty Quiz- Great examples to go along with the ones in the lesson

I Can be Honest- Find the hidden pictures

Be Honest- Make an Honesty train (put the train cars up on the board scramble and see if the students can guess it.  Give one car to each student to take home (add some Cheerio wheels if allowed).

Honest and Truthful at All Times- Tell this story from Joseph F. Smith's life with these cut outs.

I Believe in Being Honest- Tell the story of the Anti-Nephi-Lehis and the stripling warriors as they stayed honest to their covenant. Coloring page as well.

Matt and Mandy- Great story on hidden costs

What is Integrity- Use these quotes from Elder Wirthlin with your lesson

An Unshakable Foundation- Dot to dot and other activities. "That solid basis for a foundation of faith is personal integrity."

Hyrum Smith- Poster- the Lord loved the integrity of his heart.  

The Army of Helaman- Share this story and coloring page

Stick to the Truth- Use these phrases and have the children draw a picture to go with it.  Or make some fun handouts from them.

Article of Faith 13- Fill in the blanks

Coloring Pages

Nephi Was Blessed for Choosing the Right

I Can Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles