In Primary you will learn that you are children of God. You will learn about the beautiful world Heavenly Father and Jesus created for you. As you approach baptismal age, you will be taught to have faith in Jesus Christ. The principle of repentance and the gift of the Holy Ghost will be introduced to help prepare you for baptism. Basic scripture stories, including passages from the Savior’s life, will be used to illustrate important gospel principles.
From ages eight through eleven you will be taught to keep your baptismal covenants by learning about Old Testament and Book of Mormon prophets, pioneer men and women, and latter-day prophets. Boys will be helped to prepare to receive the Aaronic Priesthood and girls to join the ranks of the Young Women.
Primary lessons will acquaint you with the major characters and events from each of the standard works as well as from Church history. You will be taught about and expected to commit to memory the Articles of Faith.
Following are the main things you will learn about at each age.
3–5 years old
Strengthening Relationships with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Family
Heavenly Father Faith in Jesus Christ God’s creations Prayer Reverence Obedience Happiness Family
6–7 years old
Following Jesus and Preparing for Baptism
Faith in Jesus Christ
Jesus’ life and teachings (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) Agency Prayer Obedience Articles of Faith 1, 4 Repentance Baptism Gift of the Holy Ghost Honesty Kindness Sabbath day Joseph Smith Restoration of the Church Book of Mormon stories Word of Wisdom
8–9 years old
Living Baptismal Covenants
Agency and accountability Obedience Prayer Holy Ghost Sacrament Following Church leaders Honesty Tithing Word of Wisdom Journals Old Testament stories Early Apostles (Acts) Latter-day prophets Pioneer heroes Articles of Faith 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
10–11 year old
Preparing for Aaronic Priesthood or Young Womanhood
Plan of salvationAgency and accountability Prayer Restoration of the Church Priesthood Scriptures—Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants Articles of Faith 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 Service Missionary work Virtuous living Eternal family
Resources Available to Help You Learn the Gospel at Home and at Church
Standard works Family Home Evening Resource Book The Friend Scripture storybooks, tapes, filmstrips, and videotapes Old Testament Stories New Testament Stories Book of Mormon Stories Doctrine and Covenants Stories Scripture Stories (book and tape only) Sing with Me Primary courses Walk in His Ways manuals A and B Audiovisual materials