Primary 1
I Am a Child of God

For teaching children ages 18 months through 3 years, including suggestions for adapting the manual for use in the nursery

Published by
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Salt Lake City, Utah

© 1994, 2000 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
All rights reserved
Printed in the United States of America
English approval: 5/00



Helps for the Teacher     Page

Teaching with This Manual     v

   The Three-Year-Old Class     v

   Preparing the Lessons     vi

   Teaching the Lessons     vii

   Music in the Classroom     vii

   Visual Aids     viii

   Special Guidelines for Including Children with Disabilities     viii

Adapting the Manual for Use in the Nursery     ix

   The Nursery Class     ix

   Preparing Children for the Nursery     x

   Parents' Checklist     xi

   Characteristics of Young Children     xii

   Potential Problems and Solutions in the Nursery     xiii

   Activities and Games for the Nursery     xiv

   Music in the Nursery Classroom     xvii

   Sample Adapted Lessons     xix

Lesson Number and Title     Page

  1  I Am a Child of God     1

  2  Heavenly Father Has a Body     4

  3  Heavenly Father's Plan for Us     7

  4  I Can Pray to Heavenly Father     10

  5  Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father     13

  6  Heavenly Father and Jesus Love Me     15

  7  The Holy Ghost Helps Me     19

  8  I Am Thankful for the Day and the Night     22

  9  I Am Thankful for Water     25

10  I Am Thankful for Trees, Plants, and Flowers     28

11  I Am Thankful for Fish     31

12  I Am Thankful for Animals     35

13  I Am Thankful for Birds and Insects     38

14  Adam and Eve Were Created in Heavenly Father's Image     42

15  The Sabbath Is a Day of Worship     45

16  I Have a Body     48

17  I Am Thankful for My Hands     52

18  I Am Thankful for My Ears     57

19  I Am Thankful for My Eyes     60

20  I Am Thankful That I Can Smell and Taste     63

21  I Have Feelings     66

22  I Can Do Many Things     71

23  I Belong to a Family     74

24  I Love My Brothers and Sisters     78

25  I Love My Whole Family     81

26  Families Can Be Together Forever     84

27  We Can Pray As a Family     89

28  I Can Be Obedient     92

29  I Can Say I'm Sorry     95

30  I Can Forgive Others     98

31  I Am Thankful for My Home     101

32  I Am Thankful for Food and Clothing     104

33  I Can Be a Friend     107

34  I Can Love Others     111

35  I Can Be Kind to Animals     115

36  I Can Be a Good Example     119

37  I Can Be Honest     122

38  I Can Be Reverent     125

39  Music Makes Me Happy     129

40  The Sacrament Helps Me Think about Jesus     132

41  Heavenly Father and Jesus Gave Us the Scriptures     135

42  I Belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints     138

43  We Have a Living Prophet     142

44  We Can All Help at Church     145

45  The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Easter)     148

46  The Birth of Jesus Christ (Christmas)     151

Index to Activity Verses and Songs with Actions in Primary 1     154

Songs for the Nursery from the Children's Songbook     155

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