Agency Is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves

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You can use this lesson and activity to learn more about this month’s Primary theme.

Agency Is the Gift to Choose for Ourselves

“Happy birthday, Juliana!” Dad said. He handed Juliana a box wrapped in shiny paper and tied with a bow.

Juliana grinned. She was excited to receive a gift from her father and couldn’t wait to open the box.

Do you get excited like Juliana when you get a gift? Heavenly Father has given each of us a valuable gift. It is called agency. Agency is the ability to make our own choices.

Before we came to earth, Satan didn’t want anyone to have a choice. He wanted to force us to come to earth and do what he wanted us to do. But Heavenly Father knew it was important for us to make our own choices. With each right choice we make, we grow closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They want us to make good choices so we can return to live with Them again.

This year in Primary we are learning about how we can use our agency to CTR—choose the right!

Song and Scripture

  • “As a Child of God,” 2012 Outline for Sharing Time, 28 (also see page 7 in this issue)

  • 2 Nephi 2:27

Just You

One evening, think about the choices you made during the day. Draw a picture, write a poem, or make up a song about one of the good choices you made.

CTR Game

You can play this game with your family to learn more about agency. Cut out the cube form, and glue it to heavy paper. Fold the cube as shown above, glue the tabs in place, and let your cube dry.

Sit in a circle with your family. Have one person roll the cube and read the side facing up. Talk about the different choices that could be made in the situation. What might happen with each choice? Pass the cube to the next person to roll.