Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Primary Outline

Encourage understanding and application: Display “My Gospel Standards” and explain that following these standards will help us be worthy to go to the temple. Divide the children into groups. Have a teacher in each group discuss the standards that will help the children prepare to go to the temple and testify of how living the standards has helped him or her. Ask each group to choose one of the gospel standards and then write or draw their commitment to follow that standard. Invite the bishop or branch president into Primary, and have each group share with him their commitment. Invite the bishop or branch president to share his testimony about the importance of temples.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

A couple years ago I created a Temple Board game that I used for Sharing Time. I decided that the game would be perfect for this week’s Sharing Time idea. When I first shared it it was kind of small, so today I am sharing a larger version that would be perfect for Primary!
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July 2016 I can prepare to be worthy to go to the temple.
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Temple Sharing Time

Have the children work in teams or as a whole Primary to try to reach the ‘Temple’. They will be sharing different ways they can prepare to enter the Temple as they play.
First, prepare 6-10 items that represent things the children can do to prepare themselves to go to them Temple. Use ‘My Gospel Standards’ as ideas of ways they can prepare. You can use pictures or objects to represent these things. Some examples could be:

Pray
Study Scriptures
Go to Church
Listen to Uplifting Music
Dress Modestly
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On the back of each picture or on a separate piece of paper, write a number that will represent the number of spaces the children will move on the game board. Place the items into bags (number the bags on the front depending on how many you have), have the pictures underneath chairs OR create a Punch-A-Box and place the items inside.
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If you decide to use the sacks…hand the sacks to random children. Then choose another child to stand up front, and have them give two or three instructions to the Primary to pass the sacks (for example, pass it three people to the right, pass it forward once). Have the children follow the instructions and pass the sacks to other children.
The child at the front of the room then calls out a number from 1 to 6. The person holding comes to the front, and opens it and then guesses what the item represents.
Ask the child how that item can help them prepare to go to the temple. Discuss it with the children. You could also find some stories for each object or invite some parents in to talk about how doing that (praying, studying scriptures, etc.) helped them prepare to go to the temple.
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Once you have discussed what the item represents have the child have the child move the marker on the game board. Choose a new child to be a leader and repeat for each sack. You could also have a large die that the child could roll. You could even add some ‘Go Back’ spaces to the die to make it a little more fun. 🙂
July 2016 Sharing Time Idea
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Once all the sacks have been opened and you have reached the end of the game, remind the children that Heavenly Father wants each of them to go to the Temple.
Show the children the ‘My Gospel Standards’ and remind them that if they can follow these standards they can one day enter the temple. You can then ask the children to choose one of the gospel standards and then write or draw their commitment to follow that standard. Invite the children to take their papers home and share their goal with their family.
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Temple Board Game

To print my Temple Board Game, use the link below. There are 5 pages total: 4 large pieces and one small board game. If you choose to have the large board, simply print out the first 4 pages. The first page is the top left piece, the second page is the top right, the third page is the bottom left, and the fourth page is the bottom right. There is a little overlap, so trim if needed. Then tape the pages together to create a large game board!

Create some game board markers to use for your Sharing Time or Family Home Evening, and you’re good to go!

Click HERE to Print my Temple Board Game!

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time Idea, and are able to use it for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do, and any changes you make, so be sure to leave me a comment.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!
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19 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} July 2016 Week 4: I Can Prepare To Be Worthy To Go To The Temple

  1. Margarita Lopez

    I just want to thank you for all these ideas, I´ve been called as a Primary president recently and in many opportunities I felt like “I don´t know how to do this”, but your page has helped me a lot.

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you, Margarita. You will be AMAZING as a Primary President, but it can be a little overwhelming at first. I’m so glad to hear that you find the ideas helpful. Thanks so much!

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  2. Heather

    Love this idea! I can’t wait to use it on Sunday! What a fun way to make it visual. Thank you so much for your creativity and all your hard work to put it together. What a wonderful talent you have! I just love your site! =)

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  3. Sheryl

    Loved the temple board game. I also liked the idea for a commitment card and put one together to share with the children. I’d be happy to email it to you if you’d like to see a copy. Just let me know.

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  4. Jessica

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us! You have saved me this month! I really appreciate your willingness to freely share your thoughts and efforts!

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  5. Patricia Ferlet

    Thank you so much for this idea. I am using the punch a hole idea and have put in each hole a piece of paper with a one word clue on it (parents for example). We will discuss each clue and what it means for preparing us for the temple and the child will roll the die. As we get each clue, I will put a strip of paper with the principle on it so that at the end they have the complete list in front of them. I am sure they are really going to enjoy this activity and am really excited about it. Thank you

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Patricia! I always love using the ‘Punch’ idea, and the kids love it as well. I hope all goes well tomorrow! Thanks again for taking the time to comment. 🙂

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  6. Janeth Gardner

    Thank you so much for all of your hard work and wonderful ideas! I’m in medical school and I’m also a part in my ward’s primary presidency. Sometimes it feels overwhelming to even come up with 15-20 minutes of sharing time. Your ideas help tremendously and make it so much easier to plan and deliver. Thank you, many blessings to you and your family!

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you, Janeth. I’m so glad that the ideas I share are helpful to you, and help preparing not be as stressful.Good luck with medical school! Thanks again for visiting and for taking the time to comment. 🙂

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  7. Alaina Stout

    Love your ideas and appreciate all the work you put in to keeping it up to date! Every month it’s my turn to teach, I’m always looking here for ideas, thanks again!

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  8. holly

    I would like to use your game for my sharing time! For some reason it won’t print the 4th page. Each time I try I get an error. Would you be able to re-send it to me so I can print it out.
    I really have loved your ideas. I use them often for my sharing time:)

    Holly

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Hi Holly! I am so sorry I never emailed the files over. I haven’t been home very much for the last 3 weeks (squeezing in some summer fun), so I haven’t checked comments or emails very much. I hope you got it figured out. Sorry! ?

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