2016 LDS Sharing Time Ideas For February Week 1: Heavenly Father has a plan for me.

2016 Sharing Time Outline Theme: "I Know the Scriptures Are True"

February 2016 Sharing Time Topic: The Scriptures Teach of Heavenly Father’s Plan

February 2016 Scripture: “For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39).

February Week 1 Topic: Heavenly Father has a plan for me.




Preparation:

Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.

Print off a picture of a house and house plan (I just googled Printable house plans and found some), Print the printables above.

Sharing Time Instruction:

Begin Sharing Time by showing the primary children a picture of a house (see prepartation).  Ask the children, "If they were told they needed to build this house, how would they know how to build it?"  They would need a plan, right?  Show the primary children the plan that goes to that house. Explain that in order to build the house correctly we need to have a plan, or instructions to help us to know what to do.

Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Heavenly Father has a plan for me".  Explain to the children that Heavenly Father loves them so much that he has a plan for them, and we can learn of Heavenly Father's plan in the scriptures. Show the children the scriptures.

On the board have randomly placed parts of the house (see the printable above).  Explain to the primary children that we are going to build a house, as we use the scriptures to learn about Heavenly Father's Plan for them.  Invite a primary child up to pick the first piece that will be needed to build the house. (First piece would be the main part of the house that says Who am I? on it. Second piece, is the roof, third piece is the door, fourth is the window, and fifth is the heart)   Have them wear the construction hat (or tool belt).  Read the question to the primary children.  Give them the scripture reference and invite them to look up the scripture. Invite one of the primary children to read the scripture.  Then ask the primary children to answer the question. Invite that primary child who came up to build the house, to place the house piece in the right spot. Then invite another child to come up to build the next piece. Continue until all the pieces of the house are built.

Here are the questions, scripture references and answers (Question from the 2016 Sharing Time Outline):
  • Question: Who am I?  Scripture Reference: Psalms 82:6 Answer: We are Children of Heavenly Father. (For Jr. Primary you could read the scripture to them or invite them to sing "I Am a Child of God")
  • Question: Where did I come from? Scripture Reference: Moses 3:5 ("And I, the Lord God, had created all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the ground; for in heaven created I them;" Answer: Heavenly Father created our spirits and we lived with him in heaven. (For Jr. Primary you could read the scripture to them or invite them to sing, "I lived in Heaven")
  • Question: Why am I here? Scripture Reference: Abraham 3:24-25 Answer: We are here to gain physical bodies, to gain knowledge and to prove our obedience to our Heavenly Father (to be tested and tried).  (For Jr. Primary you could read the scripture to them or invite them to sing, "I Will Follow God's Plan") 
  • Question: What if I make mistakes?  Scripture Reference: Psalms 27:1 Answer: Heavenly Father knew that we would make mistakes and that we would need a Savior. He sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to be the perfect example for us, to light the way. He sent him to suffer the atonement that we would be able to seek repentance and be forgiven of our sins and shortcomings. (For Jr. Primary you could read the scripture to them or invite them to sing, "He Sent His Son")
  • Question: What will happen to me after I die? Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 15: 21-23. Answer: Because the Savior paid the price with the atonement, was crucified and was resurrected, we can live with Heavenly Father Again. We all will be resurrected. (Here are two great resources: "What Happens after We Die?" and "We can Live With God Again") (For Jr. Primary you could read the scripture to them or invite them to sing, "Did Jesus Really Live Again?")
Close by sharing your testimony of Heavenly Father's Plan for us and that we can learn of it by studying the scriptures.

Want more ideas for this week?  Check these out...

Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2016 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2016 Outline for Sharing Time

33 comments:

  1. I was just looking at your labels on your sidebar, holy crow you have a huge index of resources and posts! It's amazing!

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    1. I do have a ton of posts! I need to bring some of the old ones back, there are some fun FHE ideas in there :)

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  2. Great ideas! I'll be sure to share. :)

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  3. I love the idea of building a house :)

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  4. You are incredible! Thanks for sharing your talents and making my life so much easier. I love how close you stick to the outline.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking your time to leave me a comment! It means so much!! :)

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  5. This is my first time in a primary presidency and February is my first month teaching sharing time. I've looked over all 4 weeks for February and love it. I tried week 1 out on my family for FHE and it went well. Wish me luck and thanks for the printables!

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    1. Yay Jen I am so excited for you! You will do amazing 😊❤️ Best wishes & thanks for commenting!

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    2. This is my first time in a Primary Presidency and my first month of sharing time too. I love these ideas! It allows the kids to be more involved. Thank you so much for your help!

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  6. I was thinking how ironic it was that the sharing time lesson stated "the scriptures teach us that Heavenly Father has a plan" and then failed to have any scriptures references at all. Thank you for giving me a great place to start! You planned out exactly what I had in my mind to do.

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    1. This year is a perfect time to implement putting scriptures into sharing times :) Thanks so much for your comment!!

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  7. I was thinking how ironic it was that the sharing time lesson stated "the scriptures teach us that Heavenly Father has a plan" and then failed to have any scriptures references at all. Thank you for giving me a great place to start! You planned out exactly what I had in my mind to do.

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  8. Thank you for all your wonderful work! You help make my life easier and sharing time much more enjoyable for our little friends!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! So glad you can use them :)

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  10. Thank you! this is just what I was thinking!

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    1. I love hearing that Crystal! Thanks for the comment :)

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  11. thank you so much! this is perfect! i am not; however, able to print page 2 of the house on PDF. can anyone help? thanks, jackie

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    1. Oh no Jackie! I have got on both on my PC and my phone and pulled up the download, both are working. Are you signed in to your google account? Sometimes that will make a difference. Sorry let me know if you are having more issues and I can e-mail it to you directly.

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  12. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I am having a hard time printing the pdf documents. The first page is printing really small, the second page really large, and then the rest really small. I've tried it from my phone as well and I am logged into my google account. I'm not sure what I'm doing? :/

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    1. Thanks Heather for your comment. I have re-done the pdf download, it should be fine now. Please let me know if you have any further problems. :)

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  13. Thank you for all the work you do....I know I can come to your blog and find exactly what I need to supplement my Sharing Times. I can't thank you enough!! =)

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    1. Thank you so much Michele for you amazing comment :) Brought a smile to my face tonight! Thanks!

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  14. This is my lesson for Sharing Time today. Thanks for the ideas. Truly helps! :)

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    1. Yay! So glad you could use them!! Thank you so much for the comment :)

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  15. Thank you so much! You are so creative :)

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