Hello again! This is Shannon, Sheena’s sister. I was recently released from the Primary Presidency in my ward because our President accepted a job and moved. A few short weeks before I was released I finished writing our 2017 Primary Program! Sigh…actually this deserves a big sigh! Anyone who has written a Primary Program knows that many hours go into praying and thinking and writing, and then some more praying, thinking, and writing. But my loss is your gain. I could not let my hard work go to waste so I told Sheena that she could post my 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines for others who need ideas.
Now I am not professing to be a great writer so don’t get your hopes up too high. I like to follow the Sharing Time outline because that is what the children have been learning all year. The program is a great time for the children to share what they have learned with their families and ward members.
I have included three versions of my 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines. There are just slight differences between them. I like to have the older children, particularly the 11 year olds, act as the narrators. This is their last primary program so it is fitting that they could be a narrator. You could have the 11 year old boys and girls be the narrators…or just the 11 year old girls…or the 10 and 11 year old children. It depends on the size of your primary classes.
The 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline downloads #1 and #2 are a little longer than the third download. They include the October theme from the outline, while the third one stops at September’s theme. I concluded all three with the children singing Nephi’s Courage. I tried to choose a powerful song that the children know well so that they could close the program with a strong, musical testimony. Our bishop planned on making a few remarks after the song to close the meeting. Some primary presidents like to speak as well.
My Primary Program ideas have room for 5 children in each class but you can easily add as many children as you need. If you have a small primary, you can easily eliminate parts or combine parts.
I hope my ideas help. And good luck to all of those who have the amazing job of writing the primary program. It is one of my favorite Sundays of the year!
Click the link(s) below to download the outlines that Shannon has created. Each of the files are Word documents, so you will be able to make necessary changes to fit your Primary.
Thanks, Shannon! I am so glad that she still had her calling and then got released because having an outline to look at is so great. When I wrote ours I took pieces from 3-4 outlines to create my own.
Be on the look out for Primary Program program covers as well as ‘Save the Date’ cards and Invitations. I had the idea of creating ‘Save the Date’ cards a few years ago, since parents never know when the Primary Program is until a few weeks before. I thought the cards would help let parents know so they didn’t plan anything for that special weekend.
We hope you like the 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines that we have shared, and are able to use them. We’d love to hear if you do, so leave a comment letting us know. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the amazing work that you do as a member of the Primary Presidency. You are amazing! Have a wonderful day.
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