Thursday, September 13, 2018

Always Tell the Truth (Lesson 34, Primary 2) Free Lesson Helps

I have to admit after my class last Sunday I was feeling a little defeated.  I teach the 7 and 8 year old and oh boy they must have eaten 5 bags of candy before they came to class.  Luckily our game went over well and I felt like did actually learn something.  Do any of you have any reverence tips?  Please share!

This week's lesson helps are for Lesson 34 Always Tell the Truth (CTR primary 2). These ideas go right along with the lesson that you can find here.  You can find the Free download at the end of this post.

The first one is an adorable fishing activity.  After you tell the story about Mary-Anne play a fun fishing game.  Go fishing for letter to a special word.  Have the kids take turns catching a fish.  Once all the fish are caught put in order to honesty.  You can also write the story questions on the back of the fish and answer as you go..  I use paper clips or bobby pins on the fish and for the pole a wooden dowel, some string, and 2 strong button magnets.  I actually just sandwich the string between the magnets but you can hot glue them together to make it a little sturdier.

Articles of Faith poster.  Display as your practice repeating the phrase.

CTR Chart to display

Game Section: I included cards with the different scenarios (print and cut apart) but decided to use them with enrichment activity 4 instead of the suggested game.  It's time to put on a show.  Depending on the age and size of you class split into groups or work as a whole class.  Pass out the cards to each group.  Have them read the situation, decide on actors for each part, and the conclusion by answering the question.  When it's time to perform use the cute clapper board and say action!  Let the group perform while the rest of the class watches the show :)  I included all 5 scenarios use them all or just pick a couple depending on how much time you want to use.

I included 2 clapper boards.  I strongly suggest printing on cardstock.  One is big and the top piece moves!  It's pretty fun.  It's printed on 2 pages and connected with a brad.  The second one is smaller and ready to go.  It doesn't move but it will still be fun to use.

I love the other enrichment ideas-This blog has some cute helps for 2 & 3

I decided to add another game this week. This game teaches that being honest isn't just about telling the truth.
Before class print the 2 board games (the girl and boy) and situation cards. Cut the cards mix them up. I'm going to toss them in a brown paper bag.  You will also need blocks, legos, or something you can stack.
Briefly tell the story of Pinocchio and that when he told a lie his nose would grow.  Divide into two groups and give one board to each team.  Take turns drawing a card.  Read the situation.  If the child was dishonest add a block where the nose would be.  If the child was honest take a block away.  Keep going until either a certain number of questions have been asked, or you run out of blocks haha.  The team with the smallest nose wins!

And I also included some coloring pages.  Sometimes you just need something to keep those little hands busy :)  There's a girl and boy option.


  1. I was just scrolling through pinterest for help on a last minute activity and I absolutely love this! The activities are so fun and creative!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. My class really enjoyed these and hope yours does too :)

  2. Just wanted to let you know that you have solved a huge problem for me in our Primary class! I teach the CTR 4's, but the Sunbeams are being added to our class this week, and I wasn't sure how to come up with ideas that would make sense and keep the attention of the little ones. You are an angel to share your ideas!

    1. You are very welcome. Its such a fun but tricky age sometimes :) And thank you for stopping by.

  3. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing this! It has helped me immensely!