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?… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Encourage understanding: Invite some ward members to come to Primary and briefly tell the following stories as though they were witnesses to the events: the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1–45); the raising of Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5:21–24, 35–43); the raising of the widow’s son (Luke 7:11–16); and the Resurrection (John 20:1–18). The ward members could wear simple costumes, such as a head scarf or robe. Encourage them to testify that Jesus Christ has… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Sharing Time Outline Encourage understanding: Divide the children into groups. Ask a teacher in each group to read or tell a scripture story in which Jesus heals someone, such as: two blind men (Matthew 9:27–31) an invalid (John 5:1–9) the ten lepers (Luke 17:12–19) the nobleman’s son (John 4:46–53) Invite the children to draw pictures to illustrate the story. You may ask a few children to share their pictures and stories with the whole… Read more »

It’s August! That means summer is slowly coming to an end, school will be starting soon, and it also means a new Visiting Teaching message. 🙂 When I first read this month’s message I had a few ideas. I thought of attaching this quote: “As we work to develop this attribute, we will find that “humbly submitting our will to the Father brings us the empowerment of God—the power of humility. It is the power to meet life’s adversities, the power of… Read more »

Today I am sharing my monthly theme poster for August. If you haven’t seen my previous monthly posters, you can find them under my ‘Primary Presidency Helps’ category, HERE. I had a tougher time creating this month’s poster. I wasn’t sure what image to use, but I finally found one that I liked on LDS.org. I think it goes great with this month’s theme. What do you think? Just use the link below to print out a poster for your Primary…. Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Draw eight small lines on the board, one for each letter of the word miracles. Ask the children to guess what the word is. Fill in the first letter and ask children to guess what the word is again. Fill in the second letter and ask them to guess what the word is. Repeat with each successive letter until they guess the word. Tell the children that a miracle is an… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Encourage understanding: On the board write two lists in random order—one list of scriptures in which Jesus sets an example for us to follow and one of songs related to these scriptures. Divide the children into groups. Give each group a picture showing one of the scriptural events you have listed. Tell each group to match their picture to both a scripture and a song from the board. Have one group at a… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Encourage understanding: Show the children a pair of leather sandals (or a picture in which Jesus is wearing sandals). Explain that Jesus, wearing shoes like these, went about doing good. Write the following on the board: “He went about doing good, for God was with him” (see Acts 10:38). Have the children repeat this phrase with you. Display pictures depicting the following events around the room: Jesus blessing the children (see 3 Nephi… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Prepare five pieces of paper with one of the following words on one side and the corresponding scripture reference on the back: Not (Moses 4:2); my will (Luke 22:42) but (3 Nephi 27:13) thine (John 6:38) be done (John 4:34). Divide the children into five groups, and give each group one of the pieces of paper. Explain that all of these scriptures tell a similar message about how Jesus Christ… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from 2015 Primary Outline ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Place pictures of the Last Supper, Christ in Gethsemane, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection around the room. Point to the pictures and tell the children that these are events from the last week of the Savior’s life. Tell the children you are going to read a scripture that goes with one of the pictures. Ask them to silently think about which picture matches the scripture. Read Luke 22:13–14, 19–20. Have everyone… Read more »