2017 LDS Sharing Time Ideas for September Week 3: I should honor my parents.

Ideas for September Week 3 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 3 Topic: I should honor my parents.


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:

Begin sharing time, by bringing a picture of your parents. Share your positive feelings about your parents and your desire and ways you honored them.

Show the primary children the week's them poster and invite them to repeat, "I should honor my parents".

Show the primary children a picture or print out of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" and explain that it is given to us from our Heavenly Father through Latter-day prophets.

Read the following quotes, "Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live." and "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities."

Explain to the primary children that their parents have been given the sacred responsibility to be their parents and that as their children they have the responsibility to honor their parents.

Ask the primary children what it means to honor their parents?  Explain that when we honor someone then we respect them. So if we honor our parents, then we will have respect for them.

Explain that we are given a promise, if we honor our parents. Read the commandment: " Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." (Exodus 20:12) Discuss that the commandment is to honor our parents and that the blessing or promise if we keep that commandment will be that "thy days may be long upon the land"

Give each of the primary children a piece of paper (see printable below), have them each think of ways they can honor their parents. Give the primary children time to draw pictures and write on their pieces of paper.

While they are doing this have some music playing such as, "Families Can Be Together Forever", "Love at Home", "Love One Another", "Love is Spoken Here", "Quickly, I'll Obey", etc.

When the children are done. Invite some of them one at a time to come up and share their picture with the primary children and explain how they can honor their parents. Discuss each one with the primary children. Continue as time allows. Some things that could be pointed out is showing love for our parents, helping our parents with house work, getting along with our siblings, listening to our parents council, obeying our parents, talking to our parents respectfully, serving our parents, etc.

Close by sharing testimony of this commandment.


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. As always, when it's my turn for sharing time, I can count on your lessons to be just the right fit! Thank you so much!


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