Lesson 18: The Birth and Calling of Moses


Primary 6 Lesson 18: The Birth and Calling of Moses- The purpose of this lesson is to understand that the children are preparing for their own earthly missions right now.

Teaching Thoughts

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

  • LifeWay Kids Ministry has a fun object lesson to discuss the burning bush. 
  • Bible Fun for Kids & More has some free review cards to discuss this story.
  • Use the timeline included in the class packet from The Red Headed Hostess to help everyone follow the story.

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

Teacher Study

"Your Patriarchal Blessing" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Priesthood Blessings" by President James E. Faust



The Baby Moses- Illustrated Scripture Story about 2 1/2 minutes

The Prophet Moses- Illustrated Scripture Story about 5 minutes long

Without Fear- How one didn't serve his mission until he received his Patriarchal Blessing, about 3 1/2 minutes long

Patriarachal Blessings- A Personal Liahona (about 2 /12 minutes)- Clip from President Monson's talk.


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"I am a Child of God"- Children's Songbook pg. 2 

"I Will Follow God's Plan"- Children's Songbook pg. 164 

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

"Follow the Prophet"- Children's Songbook pg. 110 (Verse 5)

"We'll Bring the World His Truth"- Children's Songbook pg. 172

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177


Exodus 2:10- Pharaoh's daughter adopts Moses

Moses 1:2- Moses speaks to God face to face

Hebrew 11:24-26- Following the Lord instead of riches

Moses 1:25-26- Moses is chosen


My Primary 6 Lesson 18 handouts include

  • 8 "What Am I?" cards to help introduce the lesson as well as tie in patriarchal blessings (see instructions on the handout). I use the bands from Headbanz for this game but you can always tape them on. If you have extra time at the end of your lesson, keep playing with these free LDS cards.
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Activity Ideas

(I included a few missionary activities since preparing for a full-time mission is similar to preparing for our earthly missions)

Baby Moses- Story and easy questions to answer

Moses- Fill in the blanks- part is good for this week and the rest is good for next week

Baby-Moses Action Rhyme- Poem with actions

Moses- Unscramble the words in the scripture

I Will Prepare- A badge to sign and wear to show commitment to prepare for a mission

Prepare for Service- Bright Idea poster about missionary work

Prayers and Ordinances- Decode- one of the answers is Patriarchal Blessings

A Blessing for Katy- Story and quotes about Patriarchal Blessings

Hyrum Smith- Hyrum, the Church Patriarch Poster

Reverence in Holy Places- Refers to Moses removing his shoes and how we need to have reverence

Scripture Story Clue Maze- Read the clues and find your way to the end

Mission Call- Find the hidden objects

Preparing for a Mission- Fill in the blank to learn things to do to prepare now

I Hope They Call Me on a Mission- Things to do to be ready for our missions. Also this one on dressing and this one on gratitude.

Coloring Pages

Moses Becomes a Prophet

I Can Prepare Now to Serve...