Monday, February 4, 2013

Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father

For our Active Faith to accompany this LDS Primary lesson, Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father as taught to 3 year olds, I pondered on a method to make this message meaningful to these young children.  After a few days the idea came to me to make this book that draws a parallel to Jesus' earthly life and heavenly parentage, and that of each child's.  Since it is the beginning of the year and I have been out with illness for the past two weeks, I thought it would help the children get to know me by making an example book using my own pictures.

Materials Used:

  • photo album (I purchased these 4X6 photo albums from the dollar store)
  • printed pages (click here to print the pages)

Here is my book:

For the children's personalized pages in their books, I chose coloring page type visuals.  Before handing out their books, I gave each child the four different pages to be colored.  Once a child finished coloring their pages, I inserted their pages into their book and presented them with their completed book.

Here is the version of the book that each child received:

On the "I am a child now" page the child draws a picture of what they look like currently.

The boys received this page.

The girls received this page.

We had fun as a class "reading" our books together, finding the matching pages and helping each other to find the right page.  I challenged the children to share and "read" their books to their families.


  1. I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Trulie, thank you for your comment. I received a Google prompt that my pdf may not have been publicly visible, which I believe I have now fixed.