2018 Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards for Primary

Are you ready for the first Sunday of 2018? Today I have some great printables for all you Primary Teachers (Senior Primary). Last year I shared some Scripture Reading Cards that are great to use in your classes. I created these for my class last year and found that the children read the scriptures a lot better when I gave them specific scripture references. As always, I wanted to share these updated Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards with you so you can use them in your own class and see if it helps getting the children to read the scriptures. Enjoy!

Primary 2018 Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards

I encouraged my class to cross off at least 4 circles. If they did, and brought their cards with them to class I had a little reward for them. Sometimes it was a small treat and other times I had small toy (Oriental Trading has some great prizes). You could also reward them with a job during class, like assigning the prayer, chalkboard writer, etc.

Right now I only have lessons 1-20, but I am going to work on the remaining lessons and add them to this post as soon as they’re done.


Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards

To make your own Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards all you need is my printable cards (below), paper cutter/scissors, a hole punch, and a ring. That’s it!

First, print off my Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards. I recommend printing the cards onto cardstock so they last longer. I decided to make my scripture reading cards a little smaller this year so that I could fit more to a page. I was able to fit 10 cards per page, YAY!

Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards for Primary

Once you have the 2 sheets (lessons 1-20) printed, cut each card. Then, grab your cards and punch a hole into one of the top corners. I decided to use a smaller sized hole punch instead of the normal larger hole punch (you can find these at any craft store), I think they fit on the ring a little better and rip less.


Old Testament Animated Scripture Videos

As I was figuring out what scriptures to include on each card I noticed that some of the scripture references that were recommended for the children to read might be a little confusing, especially since I like to only have them read a few verses instead of a whole chapter.

I remembered the Animated Scripture Videos that you can find on LDS.org, here, and thought that would be a great way for the children to better understand what they have read, so on some of the cards you will see that as one of the scriptures down at the bottom. I included the chapter of the video as well as the title. That will make it easier for the children (and their parents) to search for the exact video. I love these videos and used them all the time when I taught in Primary, and the children really enjoyed them too.

You will also see Articles of Faith on some of the scripture reading cards. They aren’t on every card, but they are on quite a few. Hopefully this will help encourage the children to memorize the Articles of Faith.



Would the children in your class like their own set of Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards? Just use the link below to download and print!


Click HERE to print my Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards (Lessons 1-20).

Click HERE to print my Scripture Reading Cards (Lesson 21-30).

Click HERE to print my Scripture Reading Cards (Lessons 31-45).


I sure hope you enjoy my Old Testament Scripture Reading Cards and use them in your Primary class. They would also be great for your family or for your whole Primary. You could encourage each family in your ward to study along with their children and read the scriptures each night. I would love to hear if you use the cards and how it goes, so be sure to come back and leave me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.


Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. Cindy

    Thank you! You have so many wonderful ideas. I love reading your blog.

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment. I am so glad you like the scripture cards and the other ideas that I share. 🙂 *Hugs*

  2. tamie mussetter

    I love these. My class is pretty good about bringing them back every week. I give them an extra treat if they have watched the video at the bottom of the card. Is there Lessons 21-45? Where do I find them?

    1. Hi Tamie! I was just thinking the other day that I needed to finish up my scripture cards for the last half. I will get on that and get them up soon. 🙂

  3. Madolyn Moore

    I love these. I just got put in to Valient 9 and wanted to print these for them. Are you planning on doing the other lessons? I would love to get them reading the stories ahead of time. Thanks!

    1. Hi Madelyn! Yes, I will be sharing the second half of my cards very soon. Sorry that it is taking me longer than expected. 🙂

      1. Madolyn Moore

        No worries. Sorry I didn’t scroll down far enough to see someone else had asked the same thing. Thanks so much!!!

  4. Pat

    Just wanted to thank you again for these scripture cards. My 10 &11 yr old girls are feeling pretty grown up because of their enjoying the wonderful Old Testament stories. Thanks for making it easier for me and them. This is the 2nd year I have used them and hope you are up to finishing up this year too. God bless!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment, Pat. I am so glad to hear that your girls are enjoying the cards. 🙂 I was able to finally add a second set of cards, and am finishing up the last set. Thank you again, for the sweet comment. *HUGS*

  5. Joan Campbell

    My Valiant class has thoroughly enjoyed the reading cards. We only have one week left and then we are ready for #21. Are there going to be more for the rest of the year? We certainly hope so! Okay, I just read the comments below and so am anxiously awaiting the next set of cards! Thank you for all your work–you can’t imagine how much time it saves us and gives the kids a chance to meaningfully get into their scriptures at an early age! Brilliant–thank you!

    1. Hi Joan. I am so so sorry I haven’t gotten these up yet. 🙁 I am working on them and will hopefully have them posted soon. Life has just been a little crazy lately, so I haven’t had time to sit down and work on them.

  6. Cindy

    HI! My Primary children have loved reading the scriptures (for a treat) each week. Do you have the scriptures ready for lessons 21 through the end, yet?

    1. Hi Cindy! I finally posted lessons 21-30 and am working on the remaining lessons. Sorry for the delay. 🙂

  7. Karlee

    Thank you for these great cards. Are the cards for lessons 21 and on posted yet?

    1. Hi Karlee! I am so sorry I haven’t gotten those up yet. 🙁 I am working on them and hope to have them up in the next day or so. If I don’t have them all done I will at least have a new sheet or two so you have them for Sunday.

    2. I finally was able to finish some new cards. Lesson 21-30 are now up. I added a link to this post for the new cards. 🙂

      1. tamie mussetter

        I just gave my class the scripture cards from lesson 21-30 with a mini ketchup bottle, challenging them to try to “ketchup” with there scripture reading. And told them to do the best they could. Now Iam already on lesson 31. No pressure, but are 31-46 coming soon? My class and I are sure enjoying these. I gave them with a chain and some mini pens to hook on the chain. Thanx again for sharing your time and your wonderful talent. I love it.

        1. Hi Tamie! First, I LOVE the “ketchup” idea. How cute! I just finished the remaining lessons (31-45). I completely forgot about the Easter lesson, so I finished with the Christmas lesson. You should be able to find the link at the bottom of the post. Thanks!

  8. Cindy

    Thank you so very much for making the second set. I made a set for most of the lessons from 21-30, trying to copy the style of the cards for lessons 1-20, but they cannot compare with yours. (And it took me an incredible amount of time with my limited tech skills). Your Old Testament Reading cards are so well done. Thank you for putting in the time to design and to put these together. Most of my class members read their scriptures for the lesson during Sacrament Meeting prior to class time. They are prepared to discuss things they have learned and better able to apply the doctrine and principles of the lesson to their own lives.

    Again, thank you very much for putting together the Old Testament Reading Cards for lessons 21-30.

    1. Hi Cindy! I am so sorry I didn’t get the other sets up in time. 🙁 But I am glad to hear that you were able to do it and that your class is enjoying the cards. I did just post the last set, lessons 31-45. Thanks so much for the sweet comment.

  9. Cindy

    Is there any chance you will be posting scripture cards for the final Old Testament lessons? We will be studying lesson 30 next Sunday.
    I can make my own, they just aren’t nearly as cute.

    1. Hi Cindy! Sorry for the wait. I just finished up the remaining cards for lessons 31-45. I added a link to the cards at the bottom of the post. Thanks!

  10. Haley

    Will other lessons be available soon?

    1. I just added lessons 31-45! Yay! Thanks so much.