Priesthood Hands Sharing Time Activity

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (discussing the doctrine): Ask the children to hold up their hands and look at them. Ask them how their hands help them play, work, and get ready for church. Invite them to pantomime each answer. Then ask them how people can use their hands to help others. Explain that priesthood holders can use their hands to give blessings that help and strengthen us. Encourage understanding and application (seeing pictures and… Read more »

Priesthood Punch Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (seeing a picture): Show the children a picture of Jesus Christ instituting the sacrament. Explain that Christ gave the sacrament to His Apostles and to His disciples in the Book of Mormon, and He asked them to continue to bless and pass the sacrament when He was gone. Read together 3 Nephi 18:5–6. Ask the children questions such as: Who blesses the sacrament in our day? Who passes the sacrament? What… Read more »

Respect Others Sharing Time Idea September 2017

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (discussing respect): Tell the children that a very important person is coming to Primary today. Ask the children to demonstrate how they can show respect to this person. Have them guess who the person might be. Hum “I Am a Child of God” as you pin a paper star on every child. Explain that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that… Read more »

September 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time Idea I Should Respect and Worship God

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding and application (reading scriptures): Explain that the first four commandments Heavenly Father gave to Moses teach us that we should respect and worship God. Write the following sentences on the board. Write the scripture references on four pieces of paper. Thou shalt have no other ______before me. (Exodus 20:3) Thou shalt not make unto thee any ____________. (Exodus 20:4) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God ____________. (Exodus 20:7) Remember the ____________, to… Read more »

We Are Blessed When We Keep the Commandments September 2017 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Invite a mother to bring her baby to sharing time. Invite the children to share some rules that would help keep the baby safe. Tell the children that we are all Heavenly Father’s children; He loves us and gives us rules or commandments that will keep us safe and happy. Show a picture of Moses and the Ten Commandments, and briefly tell the children how Moses… Read more »

Good Friends Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding and application (listening to a story): Tell the following story: “Two boys found a worn-out pair of shoes by the road. In the distance they could see a man working in a field. One of the boys suggested that they hide the shoes and then watch the man’s reaction.” Ask the children to share what they would say to this boy. Then tell the rest of the story: “The other boy… Read more »

July 2017 Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Prepare two wordstrips: Fasting and Prayer. Invite two children to stand close together, and give each child one of the wordstrips. Have another child walk between them. Ask the first two children to securely link their arms, and ask the other child to try to walk between them again. Point out how much stronger the children are when they are linked together. Explain that fasting and… Read more »