Lesson 23: Joshua Leads Israel


The purpose of teaching Primary 6 Lesson 23: Joshua Leads Israel is to help everyone want to choose to serve the Lord.

Teaching Thoughts

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

  • Plan a Follow the Prophet game with the free handouts in my Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 24 helps.
  • Bring blocks to build Jericho! You can use the paper dolls included in the Red Headed Hostess class packet to act out the story.
  • Print out the free bookmarks from Simply Fresh Designs with the scripture Joshua 24:15. You can cut off the top. 

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

Teacher Study

"Be Strong and of a Good Courage" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Be of a Good Courage" by Sister Ann M. Dibb


The Heart and a Willing Mind- Around 8 minutes about Heber C. Kimball going to serve the Lord on a mission even though it was overwhelming for him. The Lord helps him do what he has asked.

Seek the Lord- About 6 minutes long with great examples of choices that all people face as they keep trying to choose the right way.

Joshua- Illustrated scripture story about 4 1/2 minutes

Full Commitment- About 1 minute from President Hunter on Joshua's commitment to keep the commandments

Walk His Ways- A 3 minute song about choosing to walk in the way of the Lord.

No Other Gods Before Me- Compares choosing other things before the Lord to Carbon Monoxide poisining


"Can a Little Child Like Me:"- Children's Songbook pg. 9

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

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

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

"I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus"- Children's Songbook pg. 78 

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

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

"The Eleventh Article of Faith"- Children's Songbook pg. 130


Article of Faith 11- Freedom of worship

Joshua 1:9- Be strong and of good courage

Joshua 24:15- Choose ye this day Also see Alma 30:8, Moses 6:33

Deuteronomy 10:12- Serve the Lord


My LDS Primary 6 Lesson 23 handouts include

  • Word strips and headings to go with the Enrichment activity about what what happens as a result of our choices.

Activity Ideas

For Choose the Right activities, please see the helps for Primary 6 Lesson 13

Joshua- A good quick summary all about Joshua. Here's a little more detailed version too.

Joshua Served the Lord- Find the hidden objects in this picture of Joshua or just use it as a coloring page

Always Choose the Right- Play this game to talk about ways to choose follow the Lord

I Will Make Important Choices Now- Use this activity to choose the serve the Lord now and always

Article of Faith 11- Crossword Puzzle. There is also this one