Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline
Identify the doctrine (discussing respect): Tell the children that a very important person is coming to Primary today. Ask the children to demonstrate how they can show respect to this person. Have them guess who the person might be. Hum “I Am a Child of God” as you pin a paper star on every child. Explain that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that several of the Ten Commandments teach us how to respect others.
Encourage understanding (discussing case studies):Explain that the Ten Commandments teach us that we should not steal or lie; this is one way we respect others. Prepare several case studies (see TNGC, 161–62) that present situations in which children are faced with a choice about honesty. Divide the children into groups, and give each group a few case studies. Ask them to read each case study and discuss how they could be honest in each situation.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
This week’s Respect Others Sharing Time idea was inspired by a great story from The Friend (I link to it below). Although this story would have been perfect for last week’s theme, “I Should Honor My Parents”, I decided to go ahead and create a Sharing Time that works great for this week’s theme, “I Should Respect Others”. For this activity, the children will be hearing as story about a little boy going fishing, and then they will go fishing to learn how they can show respect to others. I hope you enjoy this idea!
Respect Others Sharing Time Idea
Begin your lesson by using the “Identify the Doctrine” idea from the outline, or something like that. Explain to the children that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that several of the Ten Commandments teach us how to respect others. (more…)
In 2 weeks thousands of visitors will visit Salt Lake City, UT to attend the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members from around the world (and anyone who is interested to learn more) can watch this two-day event on TV, online or listen to it on the radio. Some choose to watch at the nearest church building that is broadcasting the conference. But, many people choose to travel to Salt Lake City to attend one of the sessions in person at the Conference Center.
I have had the opportunity to attend General Conference at the Conference Center, and it is an experience that you will never forget. You may already have your tickets, but where should you stay, what is there to do, and where should you eat? Everything you need to know about your trip to Salt Lake City is answered in this amazing free General Conference Guide from Temple Square.
I wish I had this guide the last time we attended a session of General Conference. It is full of great information to make your trip even better. In this guide you will find information on: (more…)
Hi there! It’s Chrissy from Teepee Girl and I have a free LDS Inspirational Printable poster that I am so excited to share with you!
Life is hard. And sometimes we just need some hope. Hope that God is with us, and hope that things will get better. Hope that our lives are going the right direction.
This printable is meant to be hopeful and inspirational. If you are trying your best, and the path seems to be uphill, take heart. You are not alone.
In a BYU devotional address given on January 25th, 2005, President Henry B. Eyring said:
“The Lord is anxious to lead us to the safety of higher ground, away from the path of physical and spiritual danger. His upward path will require us to climb. My mother used to say to me when I complained that things were hard, “If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.” And as the world becomes darker and more dangerous, we must keep climbing. It will be our choice whether or not to move up or to stay where we are. But the Lord will invite and guide us upward by the direction of the Holy Ghost, which He sends to His leaders and to His people who will receive it.” (more…)
Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline
Encourage understanding and application (reading scriptures): Explain that the first four commandments Heavenly Father gave to Moses teach us that we should respect and worship God. Write the following sentences on the board. Write the scripture references on four pieces of paper.
- Thou shalt have no other ______before me. (Exodus 20:3)
- Thou shalt not make unto thee any ____________. (Exodus 20:4)
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God ____________. (Exodus 20:7)
- Remember the ____________, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)
Divide the children into four groups. Give each group one of the scripture references, and ask them to read the scripture and find the corresponding sentence on the board. Ask the first group to fill in their blank on the board and lead the other children in repeating the sentence together. Discuss the meaning of the commandment, and let the children suggest what they can do to obey it. Write their suggestions on the board. Repeat with the other three groups. Encourage the children to choose one of the suggestions on the board to work on during the week.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
This week’s idea is very late, but I hope some of you can still find the ideas helpful. After thinking and thinking about what to do, and thinking some more, I finally have an idea to share. This idea is perfect for both Jr. and Sr. primary and goes right along with the outline. Enjoy!
Before Primary, you will need to find 4 pictures/items to represent each of the 4 commandments that will be discussed during your Sharing Time. I love the stories and pictures from Pergler’s Primary Place, so be sure to stop by her blog, HERE, and take a look. You will also need my Commandment printables as well as large envelopes or brown paper bags for each one. Print and cut out each of my commandment tablets, and then place each one in an envelope. Label each envelope with the numbers 1-4. (more…)
Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline
Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Invite a mother to bring her baby to sharing time. Invite the children to share some rules that would help keep the baby safe. Tell the children that we are all Heavenly Father’s children; He loves us and gives us rules or commandments that will keep us safe and happy. Show a picture of Moses and the Ten Commandments, and briefly tell the children how Moses received the commandments (see Exodus 19–20).
Encourage understanding (singing songs): Put the following three phrases on the board: “Respect and Worship God,” “Honor Parents,” and “Respect Others.” Tell the children that the Ten Commandments can be separated into these three categories. Divide the children into groups and give them each a song that relates to one of the categories. Ask each group to decide who will sing the song (for example, boys only, girls only, or those wearing red). After the song is sung, ask a child to post the song under the proper category. Consider using the following songs: “Saturday” (CS, 196), “Quickly I’ll Obey” (CS, 197), “My Dad” (CS, 211), “The Church of Jesus Christ” (CS, 77), and “Kindness Begins with Me” (CS, 145).
Encourage application (singing a song): Sing “Keep the Commandments” (CS, 146–47), and ask the children to listen for the promises we receive when we keep the commandments. Invite them to share how they are blessed when they keep the commandments.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
I first want to apologize for my absence the last couple of weeks. My family and I have been all over the place, which means I wasn’t home very much to share ideas, but my children started school this week (all of them!), so now I have some time to catch up and get back on a schedule.
Today I have been working on this week’s Sharing Time idea. At first, I worked on updating an old idea that I shared back in 2012, here, but after doing that I remembered a cute little Mormon message and decided to create a second idea for this week! Both ideas stick very closely to the outline, but with some fun elements added in. I hope you enjoy both my ideas for this week!
Lifesaver and shark clipart from “Hello Talii” and song images from LDS.org.
The first idea that I am going to share today is my latest idea that I thought of after watching the cutest little Mormon Message. For this activity the children will be playing a matching game to find the songs (like the idea in the outline). Once a match is found they will hear the song and then guess with category it goes with. Before I get into the details, I thought I’d share the Mormon Message that inspired this idea. It is a quick 40 second video, and is PERFECT for primary! (more…)
Wow! Life has been absolutely crazy for my family and I the last month or so (which explains my lack of Sharing Time posts). I have received a few emails asking if/when I would be posting invites and program covers for the upcoming 2017 Primary Program. Well, today I am finally posting my 2017 LDS Primary Program Printables! I hope you like what I have created.
In this kit you will find my 2017 LDS Primary Program Save the Date cards, Primary Program Invites (4X6″), Sacrament Meeting Program Cover, and Comment Cards. Each of these are FREE downloads for you to use. You’ll have to edit them, but I promise it is not hard to do. If you don’t feel like editing them, just contact me over in my Etsy Shop, HERE, and I can customize them for you for a small fee ($1.95). I looked into editable PDF’s, but the programs that I found only have specific fonts that you can use, so I figured editing it how I have shared before would work better. (more…)
Hello friends! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co. Have you heard? The Mutual Theme for 2018 has been announced! And today, I’m sharing a fun Peace in Me Book of Mormon Reading Challenge that fits the theme perfectly.
The 2018 Mutual Theme scripture is D&C 19:23:
Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.”
For me, the announcement of the Mutual Theme is a little bit like Christmas. Every year, I memorize the theme scripture, and study the messages I find there. I’m always inspired by the message that the Young Men and Young Women General Presidencies have chosen, and this year was no exception. What a wonderful focus – “Peace in Me”.
I love the fact that this verse acts as an invitation to each of us and it outlines ways that we can find that Peace in Christ. Three simple action words are included in the verse, that we can put to work every single day: (more…)