2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for March Week 1: God speaks through living prophets.

Ideas for March Week 1 LDS Primary Sharing Time, God speaks through living prophets.


2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right

March 2017 Sharing Time Topic: Living Prophets Teach Me to Choose the Right

March 2017 Scripture: “O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God” (Alma 37:35).

March 2017 Song:  “Stand for the Right” (CS, 159)

March Week 1 Topic: God speaks through living prophets.

Preparation:

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


Sharing Time Instruction:


To begin Sharing Time place the word strips for the scripture Amos 3:7 onto the board. (See Free Download Button Below) Invite the primary children to say the scripture with you. Take away one of the words and say the scripture again. Continue taking away a word and saying the scripture, until all of the words are gone and you can say the scripture together as a group.


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite the children to repeat, "God Speaks through living prophets". (See Free Download Button below)

Place the pictures of the First Presidency and the Quorum on the twelve apostles on the board. Check your ward library for the pictures or you can download them here.  Explain that in the Bible and Book of Mormon we learn about what God spoke to the ancient prophets.

Further explain that when the church was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith, so were the keys of prophesy and revelation. Explain that the men up on the board, are prophets, seers and revelators. Our Heavenly Father speaks to us through our prophet and his apostles.

Ask the primary children what is coming up, where we get to hear from the prophet and his apostles??  Answer General Conference!!

Explain that we are going to play a little matching game.


For the game place 15 cups on the ground, in each of the cups place a word strip that says part of a conference talk from one of the 12 apostles or First Presidency members (See Free Download button below).

Invite a primary child to come up and try to toss a little ping pong type ball into one of the cups. Which ever cup it lands in take the word strip out. Read the quote including the apostle/prophets name and invite the primary children to match the quote with the picture up on the board. This activity will help the primary children put the names of the apostles/prophet's with their faces, and learn what God has spoke to us through His prophets.


Discuss the quote, what we can learn from it and how we can apply it into our lives.

Continue inviting a child up to toss the ball, read and match the quote and discuss. Do this until time is almost out. You will most likely not be able to match all of the quotes and apostles/prophets before time runs out, just do as many as you can.

Close by sharing your testimony on how God speaks through living prophets and encourage the primary children to prepare for General Conference. So they will be able to listen to what God has to say to them, through our living prophets.



Links to all of the General Conference talks:
First Presidency:
President Monson: The Perfect Path to Happiness

President Eyring: Gratitude on the Sabbath Day

President Uchtdorf: Fourth Floor, Last Door

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:
President Nelson: Joy and Spiritual Survival


Elder Ballard: To Whom Shall We Go?


Elder Holland: Emissaries to the Church  (Explain that an emissary means they are representing God and are on a special mission to love those they teach)

Elder Bednar: “If Ye Had Known Me”


Elder Christopherson: “Abide in My Love”

Elder Andersen: A Witness of God

Elder Rasband: Lest Thou Forget

Elder Stevenson: Look to the Book, Look to the Lord

Elder Renlund: Repentance: A Joyful Choice

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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:


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 2017 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2017 Outline for Sharing Time


36 comments:

  1. You are wonderful!! Thank you for sharing your talents for us less talented people to use! I just got called into the Primary and I'm so grateful that people like you are there to help us!

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    1. Shelley I am glad they are useful! Thank you for your comment :)

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  2. I love how your ideas enhance what is in the sharing time outline for 2017. I'm excited to see what you are thinking for the rest of the weeks. This one seems as if the cup activity will go with week 3. I'm going to be out of town and I'm trying to help out the PP by having things ready for her.

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    1. Yes, I was just looking at the rest of the Sharing Times and really this idea could be used for any of the Week's in March. I will be giving some more ideas too though :) I am currently working on Week 2 it should be shared soon :) Thanks for your comment!

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  3. thank you for sharing . I just got called as a counsellor and am so busy already with 4 kids . your ideas help me save lots of time

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I love to hear that they are being used and helpful :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing your talents! You are so helpful!

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  5. Hey Kim! Thank you so much for doing this! I use these all of the time and I really think they are wonderful ideas. When I click on the Free Download, it takes me to a page that doesn't exist. Is there another way to get those so I can print?

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    1. Crazy, I just clicked on it and it worked. Are you logged into google? Try that and if it still does not work, let me know and I can email it to you. You can email with your email address to lifesjourneytoperfection@gmail.com :)

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    2. its not working for me either. this is so fabulous i really want to print it out and use it. ill send you an email too

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  6. Awesome! Thank you! My kids are going to LOVE the scripture memorization activity.

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  7. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea. I know our primary children will love learning to memorize the scripture, but also to learn of our Latter Day Prophet and Leaders. Thank you again for sharing your time and talents with all of us. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment!! Best wishes on you sharing time!!

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  8. Thank you so very much - I am a new primary president and your ideas are amazing!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! And best wishes in your new calling, you will do great! :) Hope to hear from you more :)

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  9. Do you have any suggestions for Conference Booklets for primary kids

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    1. I do have some pages that I have done the past few years, if you click on the general conference label down at the bottom of the page, you should be able to see last years. If I can find some time, I'll probably put another one together for this year. For primary it seems easiest to just give them a page with a bunch of activities on it, especially if you have a large primary. ;)

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  10. Thank you so much for your awesome ideas! I LOVE your site. You are a blessing to so many of us.

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa!!! Your comment means so much :)

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  11. Thank you so much for your awesome ideas! I LOVE your site. You are a blessing to so many of us.

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  12. Thank you!! I will be using your idea!!

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    1. Yay! Thanks Adrianna!! You'll have to let me know how it goes :)

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    2. I used an Easter egg for the ball and the kids enjoyed trying to make it in a cup. The quotes were perfect and even the teachers had fun trying to remember who was who on the matching part. Thank you again, I will definitely be coming back for more ideas. Jr. primary was a little more tricky because they don't read, but the teachers helped, Sr. Primary enjoyed the game immensely.

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    3. How fun! I love the egg idea!!! Thanks for letting me know how it went :)

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  13. I am so grateful you take the time to put these ideas together. You are the first place I go when I need things for sharing time.

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    1. Thank you Rita, that means so much!! I love hearing from you :) Best of luck on your sharing time :)

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  14. You make my calling 10 times easier. I love the printables and ideas of engagement with the kids. Bless you for your time and efforts.

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    1. Oh good!! That's why I do it, in hopes that the ideas will be helpful :) Thank you so much for your comment!! :)

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  15. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas! You have saved me more than once and our Primary children benefit. I truly feel of your testimony through your lessons, and I'm so grateful for your generosity.

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    1. Thank you! Your comment means so much :)

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  16. Bless you for doing this!!!!!! I can't thank you enough!!!

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