2016 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for November Week 2: Reverence during the sacrament helps me to remember Jesus Christ.

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.

Two dark-haired young men in white shirts and ties bow their heads at the sacrament table to bless the sacrament.
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.

Partaking of the Sacrament: What promises do we make? and What promises do we receive? as we partake of the sacrament??  Use the following quote to help discuss this with the primary children, "Partaking of the sacrament is a witness to God that the remembrance of His Son will extend beyond the short time of that sacred ordinance. Part of this ordinance is a promise to remember Him always and a witness of individual willingness to take upon oneself the name of Jesus Christ and to keep His commandments. In partaking of the sacrament and making these commitments, Church members renew the covenant they made at baptism (see Mosiah 18:8-10; D&C 20:37).

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.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that these ideas were helpful. Below are the other topics for the months as well as more ideas and resources.  I'd love for you to check out my InstagramFacebook and Pinterest pages and see if there's anything on there you like!

What else have the primary children learned this month? Here are links to this month's past sharing times:

  1. 2016 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for November Week 1: Reverence is love and respect for God.

Want more ideas:
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


  1. I've been using your ideas for years now. Thank you for keeping it simple and pure. I appreciate the effort you put into it:-)

    1. Wow! Thank you so much! That is so humbling to hear that the ideas are being used and helpful in such amazing places! :)

  2. By the way, I have used your lesson plans in China and Thailand, so your ideas have gone all around the world.

  3. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into these ideas! I appreciate having this site as a tool for sharing time :)

  4. Thank you so much for all of your hard work! My Primary kids are so blessed to learn from your wonderful ideas :)

  5. I truly appreciate your efforts. You have such great ideas and I want you to know you are appreciated!

  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful ideas with everyone. I love your lessons and use them frequently!


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