2017 Sharing Time Ideas for December Week 4: Joseph Smith saw and testified of Jesus Christ.

Ideas for December Week 4 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 

2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right

December 2017 Sharing Time Topic: Jesus Christ Is the Son of God

December 2017 Song: Your Choice

December Week 4 Topic: Joseph Smith saw and testified of Jesus Christ.


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:

Have a gift bag and tell the primary children that you are going to give them clues of what is in the gift bag...

Clue #1... This person celebrates a birthday this month (Dec)
Clue #2... This person was born on December 23rd
Clue #3... This person was born in Sharon, Vermont
Clue #4... This person met with his family morning and evening for prayer, hymns, and scripture reading
Clue #5... This person when 14 years old knelt in prayer to ask Heavenly Father which church he should join.
Clue #6... This person saw, God the Father and His son Jesus Christ
Clue #7... This person helped restore The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the earth.

After the Primary children have guessed who it is, invite a primary child to come and open the gift bag and pull out the picture of Joseph Smith.

Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Joseph Smith saw and testified of Jesus Christ. "

Play the following two movies,
"Ask of God: Joseph Smith's First Vision"
and "Testimony of Joseph Smith"

If you do not have access to play these movies, you have have the primary children help tell the story of the first vision using pictures from the Gospel Library, ending with Joseph Smith's testimony of the Savior found in D&C 76:22-24.

Have 4 presents hidden around the room, in them have a Book of Mormon, A picture fist vision, A picture of the priesthood being used, a picture of someone in prayer. Explain that in these boxes are precious gifts we have been given through Joseph helping to restore the church to the earth. With these three gifts we are able to gain a greater testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Invite a primary child to open one of the presents. Then discuss what is inside and how it can help us gain a greater testimony of the Savior.

Continue with each box. Close with your testimony of the prophet Joseph Smith.


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. I've looked other help online, but this is by far my favorite one! I just love how you stay close to the sharing time instruction from church and yet make it interesting and understandable to the kids. Just love the feeling of the spirit every time I use your ideas to do sharing time. This lesson is put together so well, yet again! Thank you so much and happy new year! Looking forward to 2018 sharing time ideas, too!!!

    1. Thank you so much Jean!! I really needed to read your sweet comment today :)

  2. Well I participated in a similar type of event where people shared their ideas. It was really good to hear the unique and brilliant sharing ideas. Merry Christmas to you and happy new year as well.


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