Jesus Christ Will Someday Return to the Earth

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Write each of the following phrases on small wordstrips: For the, Son of man, shall come, in the glory, of his Father. (Wordstrips are available at sharingtime.lds.org.) Display the wordstrips in random order on the board, and invite the children to help you unscramble them. (You may want to make a few sets of the wordstrips and let the children work together in groups.) When the children have put the phrases in the correct… Read more »

December 2016 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Divide the children into five groups. Give each group one of the following scriptures and some props or a simple costume to represent the corresponding prophet: Isaiah 7:14; 9:6 (Isaiah); 1 Nephi 11:14–21 (Nephi); Mosiah 3:5, 8 (King Benjamin); Alma 7:9–10 (Alma); Helaman 14:2–6 (Samuel). Invite each group to read and discuss what the prophet said about Christ’s birth. Have one child from each group use the props or costume to represent the prophet and tell the other children which prophet he or she… Read more »

November 2016 Sacrament Sharing Time Idea

ESharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding and application: Invite the bishop or branch president and a few Aaronic Priesthood holders to teach the children about the sacrament. If possible, you could ask them to take the children into the chapel and teach them what the sacrament symbolizes and show them the sacrament table, the place where they kneel to offer the prayer, and the cloth used to cover the sacrament. Invite another Aaronic Priesthood holder to explain what… Read more »

November 2016 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Show a picture of a child praying, and explain that the child is showing love and respect for God. Tell the children that you are thinking of a nine-letter word that means love and respect for God. Draw nine blanks on the board, one for each letter in the word reverence, and invite the children to guess letters. As they guess correct letters, write them in the appropriate blanks. You may want to… Read more »

October 2016 LDS Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Have the children look up 3 Nephi 14:7 and James 1:5. Invite them to look for what the scriptures teach about prayer. Read the scriptures out loud together, and let the children share what they learn. Invite the children to say “Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers” with you. Encourage understanding and application: Divide the children into groups, and have them take turns visiting the following stations (see TNGC, 179). At… Read more »

The scriptures teach me how and when to pray

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Help the children memorize the following sentence from Alma 13:28: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually.” Discuss what the scripture teaches about how and when we should pray. Encourage understanding: Help the children understand that we can pray to Heavenly Father silently in our hearts anytime, anywhere and that we should thank Him for our blessings and ask Him for help. Write the following… Read more »

I can Pray to Heavenly Father

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Ask a parent and child to stand in front of the children. Invite the child to ask his or her parent a question, and have the parent answer. Then ask the parent to leave the room and close the door. Ask the children how they can communicate with their parents when they are not with them (for example, writing a letter or talking on the phone). Explain that God is our… Read more »

September 2016 Sharing Time Idea

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Primary Program Comment Card

I have had so many kind comments about my 2016 Primary Program Cover and Invitations, and I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of your comments. Thank you! I have had a few people ask if I would be able to create some comment cards to go along with my program covers. So today that is what I am sharing. 🙂 . If you’re new to the whole ‘comment card’ thing, let me… Read more »

August 2016 Sharing Time idea

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Show the children two glasses, one with dirty water and one with clean water. Ask the children which one they would rather drink and why. Tell the children that our minds are like the glasses, and we should put only clean and good things in them. Write the following sentence on the board, and have the children say it with you: “Reading, watching, and listening to wholesome things keeps my… Read more »