Lesson 29: David and Jonathan


Primary 6 Lesson 29: David and Jonathan- The purpose of this lesson is to understand how to be a true friend.

Teaching Thoughts

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Teacher Study

"True Friends" by President Henry B. Eyring

"What Greater Goodness Can We Know: Christlike Friends" by Sister Kathleen H. Hughes


A True Friend: Tanya and Lada- About 3 minutes that talks about true friendship and how its not always easy

Dayton's Legs- This one always gets to me. About a boy who is a true friend to someone that isn't the same as everyone else. About 3 mintues

Assigned a Friend?- About 1 minute, a dramatization of the request to feed His sheep

Allison- Wanting to include her all of her friends, she finds a way to include them in her baptism. About 1 1/2 minutes

True Friend- President Henry B. Eyring express of the importance of true friendship in this 30 second clip


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

"We Are Different"- Children's Songbook pg. 263

"Friends Are Fun"- Children's Songbook pg. 262

"Here We Are Together"- Children's Songbook pg. 261

"Jesus is Our Loving Friend"- Children's Songbook pg. 58

"Jesus Said Love Everyone"- Children's Songbook pg. 61


2 Nephi 1:31-31- Zoram has been a true friend to Nephi

Alma 62:37- Teancum was a true friend

D&C 93:45- The Lord calls Joseph Smith His friend

John 15:13-14- Greater love hath no man than this


My Primary 6 Lesson 29 handouts include

  • Get-to-Know-You Game sheet to go with the Enrichment Activity. Everyone gets a few pieces of candy. They then much tell about themselves according to the color. There are two sheets- one that matches the colors inside a bag of M&Ms and one that matches Skittles. You can do this in smaller groups or as a class. You don't have to use candy either- try colored toothpicks or pieces of paper instead.
  • Article of Faith 13 Friendship sheet to help you discover what it teaches about friendship as mentioned in the Enrichment Activities. 

Activity Ideas

I Choose to Fill My Life- Board game

Friendship Butter- This would be fun to make in class with the activity then eat it on bread at the end of class!

Finding a Friend- Seek and Find

Friendship Challenge- Do or talk about the activities then color in the picture to discover the hidden message

Are You a Good Communicator?- Take the quiz

Making a New Friend- Find the hidden objects

What Kind of Friend are You?- Take the quiz

Friends- From the For Strength of Youth- includes videos, articles, and scriptures to use. Just reading this though is a great idea.

Who are the Savior's Lambs?- Coloring blocks of ways to be a good friend

Ways to Be a Good Friend- (Scroll down- its the loose leaf paper) List of ways to be a good friend

Feeling Shy- (after the story) Ways to overcome shyness

Friendship Messages- Decipher the messages

Rx for Friendship- Mormonad

Test of Friendship- Take the quiz- also good tips on how to be friends with someone of the opposite sex

Make a Friend- Make a Friendship wallet to remember what it takes to be a good friend

Idea List: Be a Pal- List of ideas to be a good friend

Coloring Pages

Being Kind is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others

Jesus Christ is a Perfect Example for Me or use this one