2016 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for June Week 3: When I am baptized, I make a covenant with God.

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

June 2016 Scripture: “We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost” (Articles of Faith 1:4).

June 2016 Song:  Your Choice

June Week 3 Topic: When I am baptized, I make a covenant with God.


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

Prepare Fish game, pint fish out onto card stock and cut out. Place a paper clip at the mount of each fish. Make a fishing pole with a wooden dowel, attach a piece of jute at the end (tie it and hot glue it to the pole), long enough for the children to hold the pole and catch the fish. At the other end attach a clothes clip with a magnet on it.

Sharing Time Instruction:

Invite a primary kid to the front of the room. Ask him/her if he would promise to do 10 jumping jacks.  Explain that if he promises to do 10 jumping jacks, then you will promise that if he does all 10 jumping jacks you will give him a little reward (you can choose what the reward would be, a small treat, getting to choose the closing song, a small picture of Christ, a sticker, etc.)

If he agrees to making the promise then have him do the 10 jumping jacks and then if he does all of them, give him his reward. Ask the primary children what it is called when there is a two way promise? Meaning the primary child made a promise and that you also made a promise with him. Put the word Covenant on the board. (If you would like to you could make a promise with the rest of the primary, that if they are reverent and participate during sharing time a the end you promise to give them a reward, again, you could chose what the reward is)

A girl with long brown hair, wearing a white jumpsuit, being baptized in a baptismal font by a man in a white shirt and tie.  A young boy in a white jumpsuit standing in a large body of blue water to be baptized by a man who is raising his arm to the square.
Both of the above images can be found for download at LDS.ORG, Girl or Boy

Show the primary children a picture of a child being baptized. Ask the primary children what is happening in the picture?

Show the week's theme poster and invite the primary children to repeat, "When I am baptized, I make a covenant with God".

Show the primary children the "My Promises" stick printable and the "Heavenly Father's Promises" stick printable. Explain that we make promises to Heavenly Father when we are baptized and in return He makes promises to us. These promises are held together by covenant, Place the covenant printable over top of the "My Promises" and "Heavenly Father Promises", binding them together. (You could also do the same thing with two real sticks and then using masking tape or duck tape, tape them together and write the word covenant on it.

Explain that you are going to play a little game, on the floor are little fish and on them are written some promises.  You will invite a primary child to come up and fish for one of the fish. Once he/she has caught one then he/she will read the promise on the fish, then they will need to decide whether the promise would be a promise we have made at baptism or a promise from Heavenly Father.  Once they have decided have them place the fish on the board under either "My Promises" or "Heavenly Father's Promises".  Continue until all of the fish have been caught.

My Promises:
Take upon us the name of Christ
Always Remember Him
Keep His Commandments
Bear one another's Burdens
(There are two empty fish if you wanted to add more)

Heavenly Father's Promises:
Have His Spirit to be with us
Return to live with Him

Review the promises with the primary children. Talk about what each promise means and what they can do to keep their side of the promise.  Ask the primary children what happens if they don't keep their promise.  Explain that the covenant is then broken and Heavenly Father does not have to keep His promise.

Share you testimony of the the importance of the baptismal covenant and keeping our side of the promise.
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***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


  1. The fishing game is so much fun! I love that you incorporated the covenants into the pole. Great game! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing your creativity! You are truly a blessing to me! I love the fishing game! Your illustrations are great too!

    1. Thank you so much Jean for such a sweet comment :) Made my day!

  3. This is the first time I have visited this sight and I LOVE it!! Thank you so much for sharing :)♥

    1. Thank you so much Nikki!! I am so glad you found the site and hope to hear more from you :)


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