If you sometimes feel like this in your Primary, here’s a lift!
We call our series of clever kid anecdotes “Overheard in Primary.” Type “Overheard in Primary” in the search box at the right to see them all. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Overheard in Primary – Name That Tune
- Overheard in Primary – Jesus can do that?
- Overheard in Primary – a lesson that backFIRED!
Also check out this 1975 Ensign article called “Mirthright,” including these gems:
My Primary class of 11-year-old boys had just received the lesson on the 13th Article of Faith. Each boy groaned over how long this article was, but tried hard to memorize it. Boy after boy recited it and received his emblem until one little redheaded boy got stuck. He struggled on: “… If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we … we … ,” he faltered. I hinted, “We sss …” He looked puzzled for only a moment and then finished triumphantly, “We celebrate!” — Caroline Harper Spanish Fork, Utah
My four-year-old son decided he wanted to write a letter to Heavenly Father after seeing his mother write a letter to her parents. He wrote diligently how thankful he was for the beautiful flowers, birds, and trees. My wife addressed and stamped her envelope, and my son wanted to do the same. His mother explained that we can talk with Heavenly Father directly through prayer, which is better than writing, but that we cannot send him a letter because he has not given us his address. Very patiently, he continued, “Well, Mommy, if Heavenly Father lives in the sky, we could just send it airmail.” – Don L. Searle, Jr. Orem, Utah
What crazy, touching or offbeat things have YOUR children said in Primary? Send your favorites in to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be spotlighted in next month’s round up of some of our favorite Overheard in Primary gems!