2016 Sharing Time Outline Theme: "I Know the Scriptures Are True"
November 2016 Sharing Time Topic: Reverence Is Love and Respect for God
November 2016 Scripture: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37).
November 2016 Song: Your Choice
November Week 2 Topic: Reverence during the sacrament helps me to remember Jesus Christ.
Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.
Sharing Time Instruction:
I love the idea in the Sharing Time Outline, to have an Aaronic Priesthood holder come and talk about the ordinance of the sacrament. How neat it would be to reverently take the primary children into the chapel and discuss the importance of the sacrament, the meaning of the sacrament and how they can be reverent during the sacrament.
This might not be possible for all primaries, there may be another ward in the chapel for sacrament meeting, or it might not work with the size of your primary. If this is the case, here are some other options of how to teach the this week's doctrine.
Begin sharing time by inviting the primary children to remind you what Reverence is. Emphasize that Reverence is LOVE and RESPECT of God. When we are reverent we act in a way that we show our love for our Heavenly Father and Savior.
|Blessing the Sacrament; GAB 107 Found on LDS.ORG|
Show the primary children a picture of the sacrament. Explain to the primary children that the Sacrament is a sacred ordinance. Ask the primary children the following questions: "Why do we partake of the sacrament?" "How should we act during the sacrament?"
Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite the primary children to repeat, "Reverence during the sacrament helps me to remember Jesus Christ."
Explain to the primary children that during the following activity we are going to learn about the sacrament and what we can do before and during sacrament meeting to help us remember the Savior.
In the front of the room, have paper lunch bags, on each bag have a number 1-6. One the floor place some number 1-6. Invite a primary child to come up and through a bean bag onto one of the numbers. The number they land on will be the number of bag that will be discussed. Invite the primary child to open the bag and pull the item out of the bag. Discuss the item. Continue these steps with each bag.
Here are the items and what can be discussed:
Picture of the atonement and a sacrament cup: Discussion will include... read the following scripture: “This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. … This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:19-20). Then discuss that we partake of the water to remind us of the atoning sacrifice of the Savior. That he did suffer for all of our sins and pains. That as we repent his atonement can make us clean again.
Picture of the Crucifixion and a piece of bread (in a baggy): Discussion will include... read the following quote: "The broken bread is a reminder of His body and His physical suffering—especially His suffering on the cross. It is also a reminder that through His mercy and grace, all people will be resurrected and given the opportunity for eternal life with God.: (Gospel topic, Sacrament) Then discuss this with the primary children. That the bread is to help remind us of the body of the Savior.
In return, the Lord renews the promised remission of sin and enables Church members to “always have his Spirit to be with them” (D&C 20:77). The Spirit's constant companionship is one of the greatest gifts of mortality." (Gospel Topic, Sacrament)
Small Hymn Book, Picture of the Hymn book: How can the sacrament Hymns help prepare us to partake of the sacrament? Discuss this with the primary children. Explain that as we sing the hymns we invite the spirit to be with us. For older kids, they can read through the words of the hymn they just sang.
Picture of the Savior: Discuss with the primary children how throughout the week we can prepare for the sacrament. We do this by keeping the commandments, remembering the Savior, and repenting for things we have done. Explain that during the sacrament we can think about the Savior. Look at pictures of the Savior, think about the things the Savior has done for your personally. Invite the primary children to share what they do during the sacrament to show reverence and remember the Savior.
Picture of Baptism: Discuss with the primary children that the sacrament ordinance is an opportunity to renew the covenants we have made at baptism.
Close by sharing your testimony of Reverence during the Sacrament and also invite the primary children to prepare throughout the we for sacrament meeting, to focus more on the Savior and remember him and show reverence to him during the sacrament.
What else have the primary children learned this month? Here are links to this month's past sharing times:
Want more ideas:
- Reverence (for children)
- How to Prepare for the Sacrament
- Family Home Evening on The Sacredness of the Chapel and Improving our Sabbath Day Observance
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