Lesson 27: Samuel, the Boy Prophet


The purpose of teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 27: Samuel, the Boy Prophet is to encourage everyone to listen to the Holy Ghost.

Teaching Thoughts

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

  • Make Samuel Listening Ears with the free handout from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station.
  • Play the telephone game to emphasis good listening.
  • Use the scripture story posters from The Red Headed Hostess to help teach this lesson.

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

Teacher Study

"How Does the Holy Ghost Help You?" by Elder Gary E. Stevenson

"Let the Holy Spirit Guide" by Elder Ronald A. Rasband

"Trust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good" by President Henry B. Eyring


Samuel- Illustrated Scripture Story video about 5 minutes (it's number 25)

Samuel and Eli- Video with telling of how Samuel was called about 2 minutes

Patterns of Light: Discerning Light- Elder David A. Bednar (Quorum of the 12 Apostles) shares ways to know its the Holy Ghost and other important things about the Holy Ghost. About 2 minutes

2 More Pages of Videos all about the Holy Ghost for you to check out.


You can now download or stream Living Scripture videos. You do have to get approval from your Primary Presidency before using them but they are great! Get the first month for free.



"The Still Small Voice"- Children's Songbook pg. 106

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

"Listen, Listen"- Children's Songbook pg. 107

"The Holy Ghost"- Children's Songbook pg. 105

"I Know My Father Lives"- Children's Songbook pg. 5 

"Search, Ponder, and Pray"- Children's Songbook pg. 109


D&C 130:22- The Holy Ghost is a spirit

3 Nephi 28:11- The Holy Ghost bears record

3 Nephi 19:13- Holy Ghost fills them after baptism

John 14:26- The Holy Ghost will teach you all things

John 3:5- Must be born of the water and of the Spirit

1 Nephi 4:6- Nephi was led by the Spirit

2 Nephi 32:5- The Holy Ghost will show all things that you should do

D&C 11:12- Put your trust in the Spirit that leads to do good

D&C 8:2- Tell in mind and heart 

Great free handouts and ideas for teaching LDS Primary 6 Lesson 27: Samuel, the Boy Prophet

My Primary 2 Lesson 27 handout packet includes

  • Door with locks to go with the Enrichment Activity about ways we can invite Jesus into our lives. For each thing you mention, remove a lock. Then open the door to reveal a picture of Jesus. You can download a photo of Jesus from LDS.org or check out a poster from your library.
  • Holy Ghost worksheet to go with the Enrichment Activity about understanding when promptings come from God.

Activity Ideas

Invite the Spirit- 4 little coloring squares of ways to invite the spirit

Listen to the Still Small Voice- Match the pictures to the words (scroll down)

Listen to the Still Small Voice- Read the scriptures and color the quilt

Names of the Holy Ghost- Word Search

The Holy Ghost- Crossword Puzzle

The Gift of the Holy Ghost- Finish the scriptures

Listening to the Spirit- Comic story from the life of President Wildford Woodruff (former Prophet and President)

The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit- Word Search

The Holy Ghost Testifies of the Truth of All Things- Liahona and journaling activities

Understanding the Holy Ghost- Fill in the blanks and a Crossword Puzzle

One of God's Greatest Gifts- Treasure chest to fill with gems and scriptures

Who is the Holy Ghost- Fill in the blanks

The Holy Ghost Can Help Me- Make this booklet as a reminder of ways to invite the Holy Ghost

Coloring Pages

The Holy Ghost Testifies to Me

I Choose to Fill my Life with Things that Invite the Spirit

My Faith in Jesus Christ Grows when I listen to the Holy Ghost