2018 Primary Sharing Time Ideas for September Week 2: Prophets and apostles show us how to serve

Ideas for September Week 2 LDS Primary Sharing Time, 

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

September 2018 Song: Your Choice of Song from the Children's Songbook

September Week 2 Topic: Prophets and apostles show us how to serve.


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:

Follow up with the primary children with what they learned last week.

Show the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Prophets and apostles show us how to serve"

Explain, that Heavenly Father really loves us! He has given us prophet and apostles to lead us, guides us, teach us, and show us how to live on this earth. One thing they have shown us is to serve.

Today we are going to learn about some of these ways of service that we have learned from apostles and prophets.

In 6 balloons place one of the service examples in each one. (see free download below) On the board have the following pictures: MosesNoahPresident MonsonJoseph Smith, President Nelson, King Benjamin.  

Invite a primary child to come up and try to pop one of the balloons, they can stomp on it, sit on it, or pop it with a pin. After they have popped the balloon, read the example of service. Invite them to choose the picture that it goes with, who showed the service. Discuss how what we can do in our lives to follow their example.

Continue inviting children up to pop the balloons, read the example of service, match to the picture and discuss.

Close by sharing your own testimony about our prophets and apostles examples of service. Encourage the primary children to serve those around them this week.


MosesExodus 2:16-17  (Moses helped the daughters of Midian)
 NoahGenesis 6:22 (Built an ark and served the Lord by doing as he asked)
 President MonsonSept 1994 Ensign pg 12-17 (Examples of service, in particular his service with the Boy Scouts of America and with the youth)
 Joseph SmithD & C 135:3  (The Prophet Joseph Smith's service and dedication to God and his church, Bringing forth of the Book of Mormon, etc.)
 President Nelson: "Russell M. Nelson": By Lane Johnson (Service to the world and organizations as a surgeon, service to God and his children in the church)
 King Benjamin: Mosiah 2: 12-19  (King Benjamin served along side his people, he taught the importance of service both in action and word)

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:

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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