In case you didn’t know Heidi and I are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We both have had callings teaching the children in our church at various times. Right now, I am teaching the 8 year olds. This post is about something I put together for them to use this year in our Primary (Sunday School) class. If this doesn’t interest you, we’ll see you soon on the next post. 🙂
Last year, our class learned about the Old Testament. I found a resource for a “Primary Passport” that I used with my class. I remade the pages but used the same questions and pictures as the original version. The picture at the top show some of the books from my class last year.
This year, I was hoping to continue using the passport but the original creator didn’t make one. So I put one together myself! In the OT version, the questions for each lesson were the same (Who did you learn about? What did you learn about?). Because of the content in the NT, I didn’t think that worked well so I decided to write specific questions for each lesson. I’ve read all of this year’s lessons now and I’m so excited to start teaching them!
I wanted to share the Primary 7 New Testament Passport here in case any of you might be able to use it as well. I formatted the pages to be easy to cut. Cut out the border around the page and then cut so the white rectangle is to the left of each passport page. That’s where the staple goes. Last year, I printed out a page every 4 weeks and handed out one of them each Sunday, then collected them again. We put them together into the book on the last class of the year. I wouldn’t recommend this method but it works if you don’t have time to prepare in advance. If you have time, I would recommend assembling the passport completely in advance and bringing them each week. I personally wouldn’t trust my kids to bring these back each week so I hold on to them.
Also, I started this mid-year last year when I was called to Primary and it was no problem at all to do that. So don’t feel like if you don’t start it on the 1st Sunday, you can’t use it. Just put in whatever lessons you do get to. For the cover, there’s a little box where they can draw a self portrait like their passport photo, but some of my kids last year didn’t want to do that so I let them do whatever they want.
Click to download the Primary 7 Passport cover (I recommend printing this on cardstock.)
I also put together an answer key for the teachers. I’m going to 3-hole punch mine and put it into my primary binder but you could definitely make up a little passport for yourself with these pages! The answers are suggestions. I recommend discussing the questions with your students and letting them choose for themselves what they want to write but the key will give you some possible answers if you need to help them out. Some boxes are left blank because the answers will vary. The scriptures listed are suggestions as well. You can choose whichever scripture reference you find most applicable. Because of the age of my students we usually only wrote one scripture reference per week but decide what makes most sense for your class.
I hope that someone else out there can use these but even if not, I loved putting this together and can’t wait to use it with my class this year.