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 »

Noah was blessed for choosing the right

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Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Prepare simple road signs that read “Stop,” “Slow,” and “Go.” Choose three children to hold the signs, and tell them to lift the signs up when the music leader taps them on the shoulder. Tell the children that the Go sign means to start singing; the Stop sign means to stop singing; and the Slow sign means to sing slowly. Have the music leader lead the children in singing “Stand for the Right” (CS, 159)…. Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Cut a piece of paper into four sections and place them over a picture of the current prophet. On the back of each piece write a teaching of the prophet. (Refer to conference issues of the Ensign or Liahona to learn what the prophet has spoken about recently.) Invite a child to remove one piece of paper and act out the teaching. Ask the other children to guess what he or… Read more »

(This post may contain affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. To read more about affiliate links, take a look at my FAQ page, Here.) Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Invite a child to come to the front of the room. Tell the other children to follow his or her instructions. Whisper simple instructions to the child, such as, “Tell them to put their hands on their heads” or “Tell them to quietly say hello to… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Have the children stand and read Doctrine and Covenants 1:38 out loud together. Explain that prophets are servants of Jesus Christ. Show pictures of the Savior and the current prophet, and tell the children that when we follow the prophet we follow Jesus Christ. Encourage application: Sing verse 9 of “Follow the Prophet” (CS, 110–11). Divide the children into groups and have them choose one or two things they learned… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2015 Outline ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Before sharing time, place a picture of Jesus Christ on the board and cover the picture with pictures of the following prophets: Isaiah, John the Baptist, Nephi, and Joseph Smith. Assign one of the following scriptures to each class: Isaiah 9:6; Mark 1:6–8; 2 Nephi 25:26; Doctrine and Covenants 76:20–24. Have the children read the scripture with their class and identify which prophet is testifying and what he testifies about Jesus… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2015 Primary Outline INTRODUCE THE DOCTRINE: Write each of the following words on separate strips of paper: Prophets, are, called, by, God. Give the strips of paper to five children. Arrange the children in front of the Primary so the words are out of order. Invite other children to arrange the words in the correct order. Repeat the sentence together.  ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Prepare clues about how Moses, Lehi, and Joseph Smith were called by God…. Read more »