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 »

I Will Follow God's Plan February Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Display some beans or small rocks and an empty jar labeled with a smiling face. Tell the children that Heavenly Father’s plan gives us freedom to choose right or wrong. Explain that good choices lead to freedom and happiness, while bad choices lead to captivity and unhappiness (see 2 Nephi 2:27). Ask the children, “What commandments do you keep as you follow God’s plan?” Give a bean to each child who responds to the… Read more »

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Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Write the following on the board: “Families are central to Heavenly Father’s plan.” Discuss what this sentence means. Erase the sentence. Say the first two words, and ask the children to repeat them. Then say the first four words, and ask the children to repeat them. Continue until the children can repeat the entire sentence. Encourage understanding: Ask several children in advance to represent families from the scriptures. Provide several clues about… Read more »

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Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Brainstorm with the children things they do that have an order to them, such as tying a shoe or getting ready for bed. Explain that in the scriptures we learn that Jesus created the earth in a certain order. Divide the children into six groups and give each group a scripture reference describing one day of the Creation (see Moses 2). Ask each group to draw pictures of their day. Have them show… Read more »

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Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Show the children a picture of a house. Explain that builders need to have a house plan before they can build a house. Ask, “Why is it important to make and follow plans?” Hold up the scriptures, and tell the children that we can find Heavenly Father’s plan for us in the scriptures. Write on the board “Heavenly Father has a plan for me.” Read the sentence together. Encourage understanding: Write the… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2014 Primary Outline IDENITFY THE DOCTRINE (saying the doctrine): Have three children come to the front of the room. Have the first say, “Heavenly Father,” the second, “has a plan,” and the third, “for His children.” Divide the children into three groups, and ask each group to stand and, with the help of the three children as leaders, repeat their part of the sentence. Repeat several times, giving each group a chance to say each phrase…. Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2013 Primary Outline IDENTIFY DOCTRINE Show the children “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” and explain that it teaches that Heavenly Father’s plan is for His children to come to earth in families. ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (looking at pictures): Divide the children into groups and give each group a picture of a family (for example, Adam and Eve teaching their children [GAB, no. 5], Christ raising Jairus’s daughter [GAB, no. 41], Lehi’s family arriving in the promised… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea From The 2013 Outline IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE: Write “Heavenly Father’s plan is a plan of happiness” on a piece of paper. Place the paper in a container and wrap it to look like a gift. Hold up the gift and tell the children that inside is something that will bring them happiness. Let them guess what it might be. Then open the gift and have a child read the sentence to the class. Explain that Heavenly Father… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2012 Primary 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… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2011 Primary Outline: THE DOCTRINE: Show the children a picture of a house. Explain that builders need to have a house plan before they can build a house. Ask, “Why is it important to make and follow plans?” Hold up the scriptures, and tell the children that we can find Heavenly Father’s plan for us in the scriptures. Write on the board “Heavenly Father has a plan for me.” Read the sentence together. ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING… Read more »