Follow the Prophet

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (singing a song): Sing the ninth verse and the chorus of “Follow the Prophet” (CS, 110–11). Invite the children to listen for reasons we follow the prophet. Have the children say together, “I am blessed when I choose to follow the prophet.” Encourage understanding (acting out scripture stories): Tell the children the story of Elijah and the widow of Zarephath (see 1 Kings 17:8–16), and invite the children to act it out with you. For example: “The… Read more »

March 2017 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding and application (playing a game): Write on separate pieces of paper a one-sentence summary of the most recent conference messages from members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve. Place them on the board along with pictures of the leaders. Discuss each message. Invite a group of children to leave the room. Remove one of the messages from the board. Invite the children to return and decide together which message is… Read more »

March 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine: Write on the board, “The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets.” Tell the children that in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are led by the President of the Church, his two counselors in the First Presidency, and the Twelve Apostles. Explain that the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets. Encourage application (playing a matching game): Gather pictures of six members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, and write their names on separate pieces of paper. Put the papers and pictures facedown on the board. Have a child turn over a picture, and invite another child to turn over a piece of paper with a name on it. If the picture and name do not match, put them back in place and allow two other children to choose. If the papers match, whisper to the two children a gospel principle the leader taught in the most recent general conference (see the latest conference issue of the Ensign or Liahona), and have them act out a way they can live the principle. Invite the other children to guess what they are doing. . Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas When I was coming up… Read more »

February 2017 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (reading scriptures, coloring, and using puppets): Read with the children the following accounts of how Jesus’s disciples chose the right: Luke 10:38–42 (Mary); Matthew 4:18–20 (Peter and Andrew); Acts 9:1–9, 17–20 (Paul). Discuss some of the blessings these people received for choosing the right. Draw some simple figures for each child (or use the scripture figures in “Funstuf,” Friend, Jan. 2006, 35; and “Funstuf,” Friend, Feb. 2006, 31). Let the children color the drawings, cut them out, and make them into stick puppets… Read more »

Noah was blessed for choosing the right

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January 2017 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (seeing and discussing an object lesson): Show the children a container of many different colors of crayons. Show them a second container with only one color. Ask the children: “If you were going to color a picture, which of these containers of crayons would you want to use? Why?” Explain that having a variety of choices is a blessing. Testify that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and They want us to… Read more »

January 2017 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (singing songs): Briefly discuss the following concepts, and then sing the corresponding songs with the children: •Before I came to earth I lived in heaven (“I Lived in Heaven” [CS, 4]). •I chose to come to earth and receive a body (“I Am a Child of God” [CS, 2–3]; “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” [CS, 153]). •I will be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (“When I Am Baptized” [CS, 103]; “The Holy Ghost” [CS, 105])…. Read more »

Jesus Christ Will Someday Return to the Earth

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Write each of the following phrases on small wordstrips: For the, Son of man, shall come, in the glory, of his Father. (Wordstrips are available at sharingtime.lds.org.) Display the wordstrips in random order on the board, and invite the children to help you unscramble them. (You may want to make a few sets of the wordstrips and let the children work together in groups.) When the children have put the phrases in the correct… Read more »

December 2016 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Divide the children into five groups. Give each group one of the following scriptures and some props or a simple costume to represent the corresponding prophet: Isaiah 7:14; 9:6 (Isaiah); 1 Nephi 11:14–21 (Nephi); Mosiah 3:5, 8 (King Benjamin); Alma 7:9–10 (Alma); Helaman 14:2–6 (Samuel). Invite each group to read and discuss what the prophet said about Christ’s birth. Have one child from each group use the props or costume to represent the prophet and tell the other children which prophet he or she… Read more »

Reverence Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Write “I can show reverence for sacred places and things” on the board, and ask a child to read it to the whole Primary. Ask the children to close their eyes and to raise their hands if they can hear when you drop a coin or button. Tell the children that the church building is a sacred place and that sitting still and listening carefully is one way we can show… Read more »