Sharing Time Idea from the 2015 Outline

 Tell the children that they will be reporting on the great news that Jesus Christ will return to the earth someday. Choose two children to pretend to be TV or newspaper reporters who will ask each class some questions. Give each class one or two of the following questions and scripture references and a few minutes to prepare:

What are some signs of Jesus’s Second Coming? (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:28–29)

How will He come? (Matthew 24:29–31)

When will He come? (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44)

What will happen to the righteous people when He comes? (D&C 88:96–97)

What will the government be like after He comes? (AoF 1:10; D&C 29:11; 45:58–59)

What will animals be like after He comes? (Isaiah 11:6–9; Hosea 2:18).

Have the two children who are acting as reporters take turns asking the questions, and have each group respond.

Encourage application: Discuss with the children ways that we can be prepared for Jesus to come again. Emphasize that if we live righteously, we have no need to fear. Invite them to discuss this with their parents at home. Sing “When He Comes Again” (CS, 82–83).


Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I have been trying to post this idea all week, so sorry it’s a little late. I liked the idea in the outline, but I wasn’t sure if it would work for Jr. Primary. So I took a look at what I shared back in 2010, and found an idea. Hope you like it!


What You Will Need for this Sharing Time

A small Christmas Tree (or just cut one out of green paper)

6 Ornaments (real or use my printable, below)


Here is an idea to begin your Sharing Time:

“At Christmastime our thoughts and hearts turn to a little Baby born in Bethlehem. (You could have a nativity set up or a picture of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus GAK 200 or 201) All through history and all over the world, people join in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We sing songs about the birth of Jesus. We send cards to each other expressing our joy that He came to earth. We set up nativity scenes with shepherds and Wise Men and Mary and Joseph and Baby Jesus to remind us that Jesus came to this world as a baby and to celebrate this great event.

The birth of a baby is a wonderful thing, but we celebrate the Savior’s birth for a very special reason. It has to do with Easter (Show GAK pictures 230 & 239). Without the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which we celebrate at Easter, no one would celebrate Christmas.

Baby Jesus was the One all the prophets promised would come into the world to be our Savior and Redeemer. He came to earth to show us how to live. He came to earth to die for us so that we could live again with our Father in Heaven. We are so grateful to Jesus Christ for what He did for us that we honor His birth by celebrating Christmas. With great joy, we also honor His resurrection by celebrating Easter.

There is another day we are going to celebrate: (Show GAK picture 238) the day when Jesus Christ will return to earth. Hosts of angels will be with Him then, too. The same Jesus who was born in Bethlehem, was crucified, and was resurrected, will come to earth again.

After the resurrection of Jesus Christ, angels promised His Apostles that He would come again (Show GAK picture 236). Modern prophets have also told us about the day when He will return (see D&C 29:1, 11).

When the Savior comes again, He will bring peace for the nations. He will bring safety and joy for all the righteous.”

-You could ask a few children to come to the front and hold the Gospel Art picture for you. Have them place them on the floor in front of them or behind their backs. Then when you get to their picture have them hold it up for all the children to see.

{Sydney S. Reynolds, “Sharing Time: When He Comes Again”, Friend, Dec. 1999, 35}


Christmas Ornament Activity

If you are using real ornaments, you will need to attach a question or number to the back of each.  You can also use my ornament pritnables that I have included at the end of this post. You will print out the ornaments and then the questions to glue to the back of each ornament. The questions come from the outline, here they are:

What are some signs of Jesus’s Second Coming? (Joseph Smith— Matthew 1:28–29);

How will He come? (Matthew 24:29–31);

When will He come? (Matthew 24:36, 42, 44);

What will happen to the righteous people when He comes? (D&C 88:96–97);

What will the government be like after He comes? (AoF 1:10; D&C 29:11; 45:58–59);

What will animals be like after He comes? (Isaiah 11:6–9; Hosea 2:18).


At the front of the Primary room place a small Christmas tree or a drawing/picture of a Christmas tree. Place the ornaments around the Primary Room for the children to find.

Show the children the Christmas tree and tell them that today they are going to learn about the Second Coming. Tell the children that around the room are different ornaments. On each ornament is a question and a scripture. Choose one child to find an ornament. Have the child look around the room until they find an ornament. Have them bring it to the front and read the question aloud. Then as a Primary, read the scripture to find out the answer. Once you have found the answer, have the child can hang the ornament on the tree. Continue until all ornaments are found.


You could also split the primary into 3 or 6 groups. Give each group 1-2 ornaments, and have them work together to answer the question. Then have them come to the front and ‘report’ what they have found.


Another Idea

To go along with the ‘news anchor’ idea…you could invite an adult to come in. They could have a bag with the ornaments inside.

Tell the children that today they are going to have a special guest in Primary, and they are going to be interviewing the person. You may need to explain what that is exactly. 🙂

Invite your special guest in and have them have a seat. Invite a child up to the front, hand then a microphone, and have them choose an ornament out of the bag. Then have the child read the question to the guest. The guest can read the scripture, or just tell it in their own words. They could show pictures as well.

To keep the children’s attention, you could have several different guests. My sister and I also thought it would be fun to make a T.V. out of a big box for the children to stand behind. Then they could really feel like they were on the news. Just an idea. 🙂

Once the guest has answered the question, have the child hang the ornament on the tree. Then invite a new child up to the front to choose an ornament.


Click HERE to print my Ornament Sheet.

Click HERE to print the Ornament Questions.


I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Sharing Time, and a very Merry Christmas!


9 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} Jesus Christ Will Return to the Earth Someday

  1. danielle

    Thank you! I have really been struggling to get this idea rolling and wanted to just change it but felt guilty doing that. This is perfect. Thanks for teh time you put it to make this.


  2. cherilyn

    You links are not working for the ornaments. When I try and view it I the bar goes across like it’s working then it just says retry. I was hoping for a fun lesson. I didn’t download the document for fear there is a virus attached since it won’t even open to view. Please check your links.


  3. Crystal

    Thank you so much for all your effort and ideas! I check your page first every time I teach! I love that you stay centered on the teachings of the gospel without a lot of other fluff! You create great simple props/activities to keep the kids interested but they don’t distract from the message! Thank you so so much!


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