2018 Primary Sharing Time Ideas for July Week 1: Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family.

Ideas for July Week 1 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 

2018 Sharing Time Outline Theme: I am a Child of God

July 2018 Sharing Time Topic: Families Are Part of Heavenly Father’s Plan

July 2018 Song: “Families Can Be Together Forever” (CS, 188)

July Week 1 Topic: Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family.


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:

 Invite them to listen to the song, "The Family is of God". As they listen have them think about what today's listen is going to be about.

After the song, ask the primary children what they think the lesson is going to be on? Families....

Show the primary children the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Heavenly Father planned for me to come to a family."

Show the primary children a picture of Adam and Eve and their family. Explain to the primary children that families are an important part of our Heavenly Father's plan for His children. Before, we came to earth we were a part and are still a part of our Father in Heaven's family.

From the beginning of this mortal world, families were a part of it. This is a picture of Adam and Eve and their family.

Show the primary children a copy of, "The Family: A Proclamation to the World". Explain that it in we learn the importance of families and our roles in our families.

Explain that we are going to play a little activity to learn about our Heavenly Father's plan for a us to come to families.

Matching game:
Place on the board two of each of the printables face down. Invite a primary child to come up and turn over two of the pictures. If they match then discuss it as a primary. If they do not match they get turned back over. Invite another primary child to come up and pick two more, trying to find a match. Continue until all have been matched or until time runs out.

Close by sharing your testimony of families.

Matching game discussion:

Picture: Temple with husband and wife: "THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan." - Discussion might include that families can be sealed together for eternity in our Heavenly Father's Holy Temples. 

Picture: Dad: "Fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families." Being sensitive to family situations, discuss things that fathers can do to preside over their families in righteousness. Such as provide the necessities of life for their family, gather family for family prayer and scripture study, help in teaching children skills, etc.

Picture: Mom: "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners." Being sensitive to family situations discuss things that mothers can do to nurture their children. Such as help them learn new skills, help them with school work, listen to their children, comfort them when they are sad, etc. Also explain that mothers and fathers are partners and work together. 

Picture: Jesus Christ: "Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ." Discuss some of the teachings of Jesus Christ, such as to love and serve all of his children, to partake of the sacrament each week and renew our covenants, to love and serve God with all of our heart, might, mind and strength, to study the words of God and to listen to His prophets.

Picture: Children: "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. " Discuss some things that the children can do in their homes, to bring peace and happiness.

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 2018 Outline for Sharing Time, you can find a link here: 2018 Outline for Sharing Time


  1. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  2. I check your site every week for sharing time ideas and it is so helpful! Thank you!

  3. Thank you for sharing your creative talents. I am benefitting from them!


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