{Primary} Primary 5 Scripture Reading Cards: Doctrine and Covenants & Church History

Last year I was released from the Primary Presidency and was called to teach the Valiant 8 & 9-year-old class. When I knew that we would be released I really didn’t want to teach a Primary class, but one day (as I was probably praying that I wouldn’t get called to teach) I had a feeling, a thought, come to mind. It was kind of a ‘get over yourself’ type of feeling, but then the thought “If you don’t teach them, who will” came into my mind. I heeded the prompting, and got over myself, and became excited that I might possibly teach the 8 & 9-year-old class (which consisted of 9 boys). A couple of weeks later, I received the call. Teaching these wonderful (and a bit crazy) boys have been a great experience. It wasn’t always easy, there were a few Sundays where I was very frustrated and felt like I accomplished absolutely nothing, but I have enjoyed teaching them, and now I am excited to teach a new group of children.

Last summer, I started creating Scripture Reading Cards for the boys to take home. I noticed that if I gave them a card with specific verses for each day, rather than a whole chapter or 2 to read that week, then they were more likely to take the time to read those verses . I had several boys come back each week with their cards filled or almost filled. This year, I decided to do this again, and share them with all of you!

Primary 5 Scripture Cards

Each card includes 5 scripture references that the children can read. I like to have them read the scriptures for the upcoming lesson, but you can have them review the lesson by reading the scripture references for the lesson that you taught.

Last year I asked my class to read at least 4 days. If they brought their card back I usually gave them a little treat. This year I’m not sure what I’ll do.



I have created 2 sheets of Scripture Reading Cards for you to use (lessons 1-12). I went through each lesson and chose 5 scripture references from each of the lessons. There are quite a few lessons that asked the teachers to help the children memorize an Article of Faith, so I decided to add those to the cards as well.

Just print and cut each of the cards using the link below. Punch a hole in one corner, and place the cards on a ring. I couldn’t find my rings, so I added a brad to mine.

Hand each of the children their own pack of Primary 5 Scripture Reading Cards, and have them keep them in their scriptures or church bag. Ask them to read throughout the week, and bring the cards back each Sunday.

I will continue working on the remaining lessons, but I wanted to share these with anyone that would like to use them this year.


Click HERE to print my Primary 5 Scripture Reading Cards: Lessons 1-12 


Click HERE to print my Primary 5 Scripture Reading Cards: Lessons 13-24

Click HERE to print my Primary 5 Scripture Reading Cards: Lesson 25-46!


Do you teach a Primary class? What have you found that really helps the children to learn? Do you have a favorite activity or game? I would love to hear, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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. Robin C.

    What a fantastic idea!! I love this!

  2. I love this idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Desiree Bennison

    Thanks for these Sheena they’re fantastic! I, for one, am thrilled that you’ve been called to teach in Valiants and that we will be blessed by all you learn in your school studies. Thanks again.

    1. You’re welcome, Desiree. I’m so glad you are planning on using the cards. Thank you for the sweet comment.

  4. ann hunting

    Thank You! for all these things. I have printed the scripture cards and the challenge cards for my class to glue into their Primary journals. Looks like fun! Thanks again!

    1. I’m so glad you plan on using the scripture cards. My class has enjoyed them, and I hope others do too. 🙂

  5. Judith Kramer

    I just found this tonight. How exciting. We’re short a teacher, and the presidency has been team-teaching. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Judith. I’m so glad you found it and that you are excited to use my cards. I am going to get busy working on the remaining cards, and hopefully share them soon. 🙂

  6. judi

    This is wonderful. Thank you!

    1. You are very welcome, Judi! I am going to work on the remaining lessons and hopefully have them up soon.

  7. Annelise

    What an amazing idea! I love this and am always trying to think of ways to get the kids to read their scriptures. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Annelise! I am so glad that you like them. I have found great success using them. I hope you do too.

  8. Pat

    Thank you so much for these. I have been wondering how I can motivate my 11yr. old girls to get into the D&C and I think this is just enough to give them a nudge.

    1. Yay! I am so glad you like the scripture cards. I had 9 boys in my class last year and was amazed at how many actually did it. I received a text from a friend whose son is in my class letting me know that her son was mad that church was cancelled last week because he read all the scriptures on his card. 🙂 It made my day. I hope your class enjoys them and uses them.

  9. ann hunting

    I love these! Printed out the sheets and had my class glue them in their primary journals. We are giving stars for cards that are completed. When they get 10 stars, they get to pick from a prize bag. Hope there will be more of these! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

    1. Love the star idea! I might have to use that. So happy to hear that you like the cards.

  10. Jaime Keller

    These are great, thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  11. Megan

    I used these with my class last year and we loved them! Will you be doing another version for this year (Old Testament)?

    1. I am posting them right now. I only have lessons 1-20 ready, but I will be finishing the rest soon. 🙂

  12. Diane

    These are a great idea! Do you have anything like this for the Primary 6 manual?

  13. Sara

    I love these! They are perfect for introducing purpose filled scripture study. The link for Lessons 1-12 is not working. Is there any chance you could email it? Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

    1. I will email them over and update the link. I also created some Old Testament cards to go along with the 2018 lessons. 🙂

  14. Arendje

    Thank you for these – putting them in my files for future reference – the link for lesson 1 to 12 isn’t working – would you send them to me please –

    1. Hi! I am catching up on comments and just saw yours! Eek! Sorry I never responded. I will go check the link and make sure it’s working. Feel free to email me if you need them (sheena@littleldsideas.net). Thanks!

  15. Heather Call

    I love these and am teaching the valiant 9 class starting in January. Are you going to make these for the new come follow me? Or do you have an editable file? I have been looking for something similar to this to do and I love the idea! It is darli g!

    1. I was planning on creating some for next year. I am in school, but am finishing up this week, so hopefully I’ll have time before the end of the year. 🙂 Glad you like them!