2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for September Week 4: I should respect others.

Ideas for September Week 4 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 

2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right

September 2017 Scripture: “If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments” (D&C 42:29).

September 2017 Song: Your Choice

September Week 4 Topic: I should respect others.


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

As the primary children come in place either a sticker heart or tape the "I am a child of God" hearts from the free download below onto each primary child. (tip if you are going to tape them on. Use Masking tape, pre-put on the tape to the back of the hearts and place a piece of wax paper onto the tape. Then just peel off and place on the kiddos shirt :))

Begin primary, by telling the primary children that you have a very important question for them. Ask them, "Who is a child of God?"  Explain that everyone who has and will ever come to this earth is a child of our Heavenly Father and that He loves each of them every much. 

Ask the children was the greatest commandment is??? Read this scripture to them, "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment." (Matthew 22: 37-38)

Ask the primary children what the second greatest commandment is? Read this scripture, "And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:39)

Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "I should respect others."

Explain that because we are Heavenly Father's children and he wants us to love each other, we can do so by respecting each other.

Explain that now we are going to play a little activity to help us learn about showing respect to each other.

Containers can be anything such as bowls, ice cream buckets, empty protein containers, etc. Make sure the opening is large enough for the bean bag to go inside. Inside of each one place one of the word strips (Be Honest, Be Kind, Be Grateful, Be Forgiving)
First set up the activity, place four containers onto the floor, inside of the containers place one of the word strips. (See Free download for the word strips: Be Honest, Be Kind, Be Grateful, Be Forgiving) If they don't fit, then fold the papers or roll them up. 

Explain to the primary children that inside of the containers are things that will help us to show respect to others. A primary child will come up and toss a bean bag into one of the containers. (See instructions below on how to make the bean bag) 

Then you will read the word strip and the primary children will share their thoughts on how that will help them show respect to others, things they can do. (See examples below)

Continue, until all of the word strips have been discussed.

To close share your testimony on showing respect to others.

Examples of Showing Respect:

Be Honest: Part of honesty is that we don't tell lies, we don't cheat and we don't steal. It is showing respect to others and their property when we are honest.

Be Kind: Everyone needs someone to be nice to them. They need a friend, someone to talk to, to play with, someone that smiles at them, be that friend to everyone. Showing kindness is definitely a way to show respect. We are all God's children and when we recognize that we are going to show more respect to others.

Be Grateful: When we are grateful then we appreciate the things others do for us. We recognize all that Heavenly Father has done for us. As we show appreciation then we are showing respect. We will also appreciate what we have and not covet what our neighbor has.

Be Forgiving: Everyone makes mistakes. When we are forgiving then we are showing respect, love and understanding towards that person. 


You can either hand sew or sew on a sewing machine, it is up to you.  First cut out two hearts out of red felt. I used pinking sheers to cup mine out. My hearts are 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 in size. If you are hand sewing you will need embroidery floss and a needle.

 Place the to felt heart pieces together. insert two strands (together) of embroidery floss into the eye of your needle. To begin hand sewing, tie a knot at one end of the embroidery floss. Then insert your needle in between the two layers. This will hide the knot and end of your floss inside of the bean bag.

To make your bean bag so no beans will fall out. You can either do a back stitch or a split stitch.

Continue stitching the whole way around the heart, leaving an inch or so open, so you can insert the beans.

When I have a bag of beans that are getting old I place them in a container, so I can use them for projects like this. Using a spoon, spoon your beans into the heart pouch. Until it is filled up. Leaving room so you can sew up the hole.

Sew the hole shut and on the back side knot the end.

Here's a little trick, so you don't have any loose strands. After you tie off the end, place your needle back through and then pull up probably an inch away, then cut off the end, this will place the loose end inside of the bean bag.

There you have it an heart bean bag for your sharing time activity! Easy and inexpensive :)


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


  1. Thank you so much! This is wonderful.

  2. Thank you for your ideas! I will use this in Sharing Time tomorrow.
    Maybe you are not aware, but you have a South Park ad showing a guy on the toilet right in the middle of this blog post.

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