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 »

November 2016 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Show a picture of a child praying, and explain that the child is showing love and respect for God. Tell the children that you are thinking of a nine-letter word that means love and respect for God. Draw nine blanks on the board, one for each letter in the word reverence, and invite the children to guess letters. As they guess correct letters, write them in the appropriate blanks. You may want to… Read more »

Last year, as a presidency, we discussed reverence and how to encourage the children to be reverent without bribing them. We decided we would have a Sharing Time on reverence, and we also discussed having a reverent child stand up at the front of the room while everyone is coming in and waiting for Primary to begin. A few weeks ago, I was shopping with my daughter trying to find notebooks for our Scripture Journals. We were at the Dollar… Read more »

 Sharing Time Ideas the 2014 Primary OutlineENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (seeing pictures): Show pictures of sacred places, such as the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’s tomb, the Sacred Grove, a temple, and a meetinghouse. As you show each picture, ask: “Why is this place sacred or special? How would you behave if you were there?” Discuss what reverence is and how reverent actions show our love and respect for the Savior. Explain that when we are reverent, we can feel close to Him.ENCOURAGE APPLICATION(thinking… Read more »

  Question…does anyone else feel like their row is the loudest row on Sunday? I don’t know what is going on, but my children have been going crazy lately, and I’m my husband is going crazy trying to keep them quiet (I’m usually in the Mother’s room with my sweet baby girl, sorry honey!). Last night we decided to have an FHE on reverence. This was a very last minute idea, but I think it went great and the kiddos really… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2012 Primary Outline IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (singing a song): Prepare several string necklaces with a paper heart attached to each.  Write a key word or phrase from “Reverence is Love” (CS, 31) on each heart (for example, quietly sitting, thinking, feeling, and so on).  Invite several children to wear the necklaces.  Sing “Reverence is Love,” and ask the children with the necklaces to walk reverently to the front of the room when the word on their… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from 2011 Primary Outline ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION(learning about the sacrament): Invite the bishop or branch president and a few Aaronic Priesthood holders to teach the children about the sacrament.  If possible, you could ask them to take the children into the chapel and teach them what the sacrament symbolizes and show them the sacrament table, the place where they kneel to offer the prayer, and the cloth used to cover the sacrament.  Invite another Aaronic Priesthood… Read more »

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (seeing a picture and playing a game): Show a picture of a child praying, and explain that the child is showing love and respect for God.  Tell the children that you are thinking of a nine-letter word that means love and respect for God.  Draw nine blanks on the board, one for each letter in the word reverence, and invite the children to guess letters.  As they guess correct letters, write them in the appropriate blanks.  You may want… Read more »