Sharing Time Idea from 2011 Primary Outline
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (singing a song and hearing stories): 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 leaders 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).

Explain that road signs keep us safe and warn us of danger ahead. Then explain that the prophet’s directions are like these road signs because Heavenly Father protects and blesses us when we follow them. Divide the children into three groups. In each group, have a leader or older child share a short story about a time when he or she (or someone from the scriptures) was protected by following the prophet. Then have the groups move to another leader to hear another story. Invite them to sing the chorus to “Follow the Prophet” as they travel between leaders. Testify of the blessings that come as we follow the prophet.

ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (making signs): Let the children draw their own road signs and write on them how they will follow the teachings of the living prophets. Have them take the signs home to help them remember to follow the prophet.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
Well, we’re on our way to the Temple today, so I don’t have much time. But I thought I’d just post something really quick. These aren’t new ideas that I’m sharing today. This is actually what I shared last year for this topic. If I come up with anything new I will be sure to post it, but until then here is what I have for you.
And I am planning on Sharing some Conference ideas later this week also.
Have a great day!!

2 thoughts on “4th Week Sharing Time Idea for March: There is safety in following the Prophet.

  1. Anonymous

    We used this topic last week, so that we can use the first week of April’s this week. Then we won’t miss anything during Conference weekend. I told the story that Elder Packer told in a 1976 Conference talk about Spiritual crocodiles. I got a safari hat and used my binos. I had pictures to go along with the story to keep their attention. Then I talked about how we are just like Elder Packer and the Prophet is our guide. He can see things that we can’t and if we follow his counsel we will be safe. Then I handed each child a paper with a little crocodile that said “spiritual crocodiles.” I had them write or draw something they need to work on (ie bad language, being mean to siblings, etc.) and then promised them if they listened diligently to conference that the apostles and prophet would share something that would help them avoid their spiritual crocodiles. One of my favorite lessons in a long time!


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