2017 Sharing Time Ideas for October Week 4: I can go to the temple to receive ordinances for my ancestors when I am older.

Ideas for October Week 4 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 


2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right

October 2017 Sharing Time Topic: Blessings of the Priesthood Are Available to All

October 2017 Scripture: “And also all they who receive this priesthood receive me, saith the Lord” (D&C 84:35).

October 2017 Song: Your Choice

October Week 4 Topic: I can go to the temple to receive ordinances for my ancestors when I am older.

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 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!  (All printables for this sharing time can be found and printed by clicking the "Free Printable Download" button. They are free and can be printed and used for personal and church purposes)


Sharing Time Instruction:


Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, " I can go to the temple to receive ordinances for my ancestors when I am older"

Explain to the primary children that Heavenly Father loves us so much, he wants all of His children to return to him!! There are some ordinances that we need to receive to return to our Heavenly Father, these are called Saving Ordinances.

Some people leave this world before they receive these ordinances. Heavenly Father has provided us with a way to help those people.


Show the primary children a picture of the temple. Explain that in the temple we are able to perform these ordinance for the dead, so they will have the opportunity to accept and receive them. Ask the primary children what the ordinances are? (Baptism, Endowment, Sealing)

Explain that they can prepare now to go to the temple to receive ordinances for their ancestors. When they are 12 years old they can have an interview with the bishop and receive a recommend to go and do baptisms for the dead.

Explain to the children that they are going to do a little activity to teach them about some things they can do now to prepare for the temple and to help their deceased ancestors receive their ordinances.


Before primary place a number under 4 chairs. Ask the primary children to look under their chairs to see if they have a number. In 4 sacks, labeled with 4 numbers place the following items: 1- Personal History - Journal, 2- Paper of a picture of an ancestor with a story for (Learn stories of your family members and write them down), 3- Family Tree (Search for your ancestors and fill our your family tree, find those who need their work done), and 4- My gospel standards card (Choose the Right each day).


Invite the primary child with number one to come up and pull the item out of bag number 1, discuss with the primary how keeping their own personal history in a journal can help them prepare to attend the temple someday to receive ordinances for their ancestors. See below examples.


Invite another primary child with the number 2 to come up and pull the item out of bag number 2, discuss with the primary how learning and recording stories of their ancestors can help prepare them to attend the temple someday to receive ordinance for their ancestors.


Invite the primary child with number 3 to come up and pull the item out of bag number 3, discuss with the primary how filling out their family tree and finding those who need their work done can help them prepare to attend the temple someday to receive ordinance for their ancestors.

Invite the primary child with number 4 to come up and pull the item out of bag number 4, discuss with the primary how choosing the right each day and following the My Gospel Standards can help them prepare to attend the temple someday to receive ordinance for their ancestors.

Close by sharing your testimony on the topic and encouraging the children to prepare now so they can attend the temple someday and receive ordinance for their ancestors.


Things to Discuss:

Personal History - Journal: Keeping a personal history can help us remember the things we experience as well as our blessings. It is our record to pass down to generations, it will allow our children and grandchildren to draw closer to us, as they read these experiences. It can help us remember times when we have felt the spirit or received promptings. These things can help prepare us to go to the temple someday. 

Learn stories of your family members and write them down:  As we learn stories of our family members our hearts will be turned towards them. Our love for them will grow deeper and we will fill a connection to them. "As you learn stories about your grandparents and other progenitors (ancestors, forefathers), you see into their hearts and you develop an appreciation for them as real people—as members of your family." (Gordon B. Hinckley)

Search for your ancestors and fill out your family tree, find those who need their work done: As we find those who need their work done, we will feel closer to them. Although you can not do baptisms for the dead until you are 12, you can still look for names and help so someone can do their work for them. 

Choose the right each day (My Gospel Standards): "You can live the commandments and be worthy to go to the temple when you are twelve so that you can be baptized for the dead. You can choose the right each day so that when you are older, you can go to the temple to receive your own endowment. You can continue to live a righteous life and be worthy to return to the temple and do work to help your entire family, including your progenitors, receive the “crowning blessings the Church has to offer.” (Gordon B Hinckley)

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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


11 comments:

  1. Thanks so much this will definitely help! :)

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  2. Thank you so much. You are my go to resource weekly. The kids love your ideas and I do too.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I love to hear that :)

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  3. Thank you for the awesome resources! You are a blessing :)

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    1. Thank you so much! That means so much to me :)

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  4. Wow! This lesson is perfect! Thanks so much for you preparation and willingness to share!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad it was helpful :) Thanks so much for your comment!

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