2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for March Week 2: The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets.

Ideas for March Week 2 LDS Primary Sharing Time, The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are 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 2 Topic: The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets.

Preparation:

Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine. The most important this is to love those you teach and to teach them by the Spirit!! Focus on building their testimonies and helping them come unto Christ!


Sharing Time Instruction:

The lesson I prepared for Week 1 would work for this week too or it could work for next week.

Here is another idea....

I thought that it would be fun to learn about The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles.

Begin by placing the letters to the word prophet underneath the primary children's chairs. (see the printable towards the end of the page for the letters) Ask the primary children to look under their chairs. Invite the primary children who have the letters to come to the front of the room. Invite them to unscramble the letters and put them in order. They can either do this by placing the letters on the board or they can stand in order holding the letter cards.


When they are in order, invite the whole primary to read what the word is, "Prophet". Ask the primary children what a prophet is? Read this quote, "[Prophets are], inspired men called to speak for the Lord" (lds.org gospel topics: Prophets)


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to recite, "The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets."

Read this quote, "We sustain the President of the Church as prophet, seer, and revelator—the only person on the earth who receives revelation to guide the entire Church. We also sustain the counselors in the First Presidency and the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers, and revelators." (lds.org gospel topics: Prophets)

Explain to the primary children that we are so blessed to have living prophets today, to lead and guide us and tell us the things of the Lord.

Today, let's learn a little bit about these prophets. We are going to play a little game called,
Guess the Prophet.


Place all of the pictures of The First Presidency and Twelve Apostles onto the board (find pictures in your ward/branch library or download them here). Invite the primary children to help you place their names underneath each picture. (See printable below)

In a paper bag labeled, "Guess the Prophet", place clues/facts about the members of The First Presidency and Twelve apostles in the bag (See printable below).

Invite a primary child to come up and pick one of the clues out of the bag. Read it out loud to the rest of the primary and then have the primary children guess which person it is talking about. If after a minute, they have guessed correctly, then show them which person it is.

Invite them to repeat the persons name and say what they can remember about them. (This activity helps them to get to know the apostles, so when General Conference rolls around, they can say, Hey I know that guy ;))

Continue this activity with each of the clues or until time runs out.


Give them each one of the papers to take home, that has a picture of the General Authority, a fun fact about them and a blank space, where they can write what this General Authority says at conference. (Or you could give it to them at the beginning and have them fill in the fun facts as you go)

Close by sharing your testimony of The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles.


Guess the Prophet Answers:
(Before they were called as General Authorities)
First Presidency:

President Thomas S. Monson:: This General Authority earned degrees from both University of Utah and Brigham Young University. He was the general manager of Deseret News Press.

President Henry B. Eyring: This General Authority was born in New Jersey. He was president of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf This General Authority was born in Czechoslovakia. He was a fighter pilot in the German Air Force.

Quorum of the Twelve Apostles:

President Russell M. Nelson:  This General Authority is an internationally renowned surgeon and medical researcher. He performed a successful heart surgery on, President Kimball

Elder Dallin H. Oaks: This General Authority was law clerk for the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was a President of BYU. Then appointed to the Utah Supreme Court. 

Elder M. Russell Ballard: This General Authority is the Great-Great Grandson of Hyrum Smith. He was a business man, he ran Ballard Motor Company.

Elder Robert D. Hales: This General Authority was president of the England London Mission. He also was in the U.S. Air Force as a jet fighter pilot.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland: This General Authority served as a missionary in the British Mission. He was the ninth President of Brigham Young University.

Elder David A. Bednar: This General Authority was president of BYU-Idaho (Rick's College).  He baptized, confirmed and ordained his father. 

Elder Quentin L. Cook: This General Authority was a business lawyer and vice chairman of Sutter Health System. He also served as the Executive Director of the Missionary Department.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson:  This General Authority received his law degree from Duke University. He also, served as Executive Director of the Family and Church History Department

Elder Neil L. Andersen: This General Authority lived on a farm as a child and milked cows. Served as Executive Director of the Church Audiovisual Department.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband: This General Authority was a Temple Square missionary guide. Was President and Chief Operating Officer of Huntsman Chemical Corporation.

Elder Gary E. Stevenson: This General Authority served his mission in Japan. He co-founded and served as president of an exercise equipment manufacturing company.

Elder Dale G. Renlund: This General Authority was Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah. He was a cardiologist specializing in heart failure and heart transplantation.

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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


9 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for fun ideas for our primary's sharing time when it's my turn and almost always use your ideas. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and spirit! I really appreciate the time you take the make the downloadable helps. Thanks again!!!

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    1. Thank YOU so much NaDell!! Your comment seriously means so much!!

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  2. Thank you so much, always I searched for ideas but my first search is going to your web. I just amaze how much I do I do, help and idea gave us. We teach 2 classes Jrs and Srs, I need to adapt this class for our Jrs because they are to little to read, and easy to get distrate. Could you help me how to work with them in this subject?

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    1. Hey Juana, Thanks for your comment!! So if you want to adapt is for JR primary, instead or along with the fact cards you could have objects or pictures. So for instance for President Nelson, you could have a paper heart to help them remember that he was a heart surgeon. For President Monson you could bring a newspaper or have a picture of BYU and UofU. Just gather stuff that represents the facts on each one. They can pull it out of the bag and try to match/guess which general authority it goes to.

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  3. I used your week 1 idea last week for our combined sharing time, and things went so well! I challenged our older kids to learn all of the apostles names before General Conference, and I plan on using some of these week 2 materials to help them do that. Thank you for putting this together! -Erin McDowell

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  4. Oh bless you for making my life easier!! I was trying to come up with quote and cool facts about the General Authorities and found your sharing time. Thank YOU!!!!

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  5. Thanks these are amazing. I was just recently called into the Primary presidency and these make my life so much easier! THANKS!

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  6. This lesson is amazing. Your hard work and preparation have made my life easier!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING! LOVE JANA

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