For Young Children

By Lara P. Duffin


For Young Children

Miguel’s New Primary

“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19).

1. The first Sunday after Miguel moved to a new city, his mother took him to church. They went to meet his new Primary class.

2. When they got to the classroom door, Miguel grabbed Mom’s hand. “She isn’t my teacher, Mom. Where is Sister Dominguez?”

3. Mom knelt to talk with Miguel. “We live in a different city now, and we are going to meet new friends—like your new Primary teacher.”

4. “I don’t want a new teacher,” Miguel said. “I want to go home to my old house and be with my old teacher.”

5. “I know it isn’t easy to move to a new place,” Mom said. “But some things will be the same. You will sing Primary songs, pray, and listen to talks.”

6. “I will?” Miguel asked. “What else will be the same?”

“Your new Primary teacher will teach you about Jesus—just as Sister Dominguez did.”

7. Miguel let go of Mom’s hand and sat down in a chair in his new Primary class.

8. Later …

“Mom, you were right! We sang, prayed, and listened to talks. My new Primary teacher said Jesus loves me. It is the same!”

Illustrations by Craig Stapley

Find the Matching Items

Miguel has just arrived at his new Primary room. Look at his old Primary room on the bottom and his new Primary room on the top. Circle the things that are the same in both rooms.

Primary room matching activity(click to view larger)

Illustration by Craig Stapley

For Young Children

We Do Not Doubt

The stripling soldiers had to do something hard, but they were not afraid. They knew God would help them. Read Alma 56:47–48 to find who taught them to trust in God’s help. Then connect the dots, and color the picture.

dot-to-dot coloring page(click to view larger)

Illustration by Beth M. Whittaker

Helps for Parents

  1. 1.

    Summarize the story of the stripling soldiers as recorded in Alma 56.

  2. 2.

    Explain that the soldiers’ mothers had taught them that if they trusted Heavenly Father, He would help them.

  3. 3.

    Talk to your children about a situation that might scare them. Ask how they could show trust in the Lord. (Hint: What are the stripling soldier and his mother doing?)