Sharing Time Lesson

Obedience Through Our Faithfulness by L Tom Perry

Shared by Amy R.: Elder L. Tom Perry passed away today.  He has been on my mind, so I decided to do a Primary SHARING TIME about his talk entitled, “Obedience Through Our Faithfulness” from April General Conference 2014.  He uses the analogy of a harnessed horse being led by gentle tugs from the driver as a metaphor for how the Lord gentle guides us with His spirit.  When we…
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Gift of Myself

It is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). Have you ever wanted a toy, a game, or a piece of sports equipment so much that you asked for it over and over again, and even imagined how happy you would be playing with it? If you finally got it, was it everything you expected? Were you disappointed? Did you tire of playing with it? Did it break…
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Giving Activities

1. Talk to the children about giving gifts of time, love, and service to others. Divide into classes. Roll out large sheets of butcher paper, newspaper roll ends, or freezer paper. With a large, blunt crayon, trace around each child to create a full body silhouette. Let each child cut out his own silhouette and then draw in his own face. On the back of each silhouette, glue a small…
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Worthy Thoughts Activities

1. Write situations like the following on slips of paper. Give one to each class. Have them discuss it, then role-play the situation and a possible solution for the whole group: (a) You are at your friend’s house and he or she wants to watch a video your parents do not approve of. What should you do? (b) You are watching a TV show and realize that it is very…
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Clean Thoughts Lesson and Activity

If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things (A of F 1:13). Have you ever had a bad thought or word come into your mind? It is not a good feeling. Sometimes they come all by themselves. But you can make them leave! Your mind can think of only one thing at a time, so when a bad thought or word…
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Patriotic and Obedience to Laws activities

1. Invite the children to list some of the laws of their country and community on the blackboard, a large piece of paper, or whatever is available. Help each child make a copy to take home to share with his family in a family home evening. 2. Have the children make a large picture of the flag of their country. Paste it on a poster or large paper. With each…
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Obedience and Family History with Coat of Arms activity

We believe … in obeying honoring, and sustaining the law (A of F 1:12). Have you ever tried to play a game with someone who doesn’t know the rules? You end up spending all your time deciding whose turn it is or what should happen next. When each person who is playing the game knows the rules and follows them, everyone can have fun. We also need rules or laws…
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Second Coming and Preparedness Activities

1. Take a piece of string or yarn long enough to make a large circle, thread it through two empty spools, and tie the ends together. Have the children stand in a circle and hold on to the yarn. As the music is played, the children move the spools along the yarn. When the music stops, the two children who are holding the spools tell one way they can prepare…
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Preparing for the Second Coming Lesson and Craft

Lesson The Second Coming I will come again (John 14:3). When Jesus died and was resurrected, He promised that He would come again. Have you ever wondered what that will be like? Jesus could not tell us when He would come, but the scriptures tell us that it will be a glorious event. He will be our King and Ruler. It will be a heavenly, happy time for us if…
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Gratitude Activities

1. Learn the songs “Thank Thee, Father,” “I Love to Pray,” and “Can a Little Child Like Me?” (Children’s Songbook, pp. 24, 25, and 9 respectively). Have the children name the blessings they are thankful for that are mentioned in the songs. Write the blessings on separate cards. Pass a card (or cards) to each class and have the children draw pictures of each blessing. Then sing the songs again…
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Gratitude and the 10 Lepers – Crossword puzzle and lesson

I Believe in Having a Happy Heart It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord (Ps. 92:1). When you do something kind for someone, do you like to be told thank you? How does it make you feel? Heavenly Father and Jesus have given you many blessings for which you can be thankful. Being thankful means that you appreciate your blessings and the kind things other people…
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Ideas for a Lesson on the Priesthood

1. Find pictures in the meetinghouse library or Church magazines that show priesthood ordinances (for example, a baby being blessed, someone being baptized, the sacrament being administered). Give a picture to each class and have them discuss the priesthood ordinance shown and how it blesses them. Have each class stand, show their picture, and share their thoughts. 2. Ask the children how the priesthood can bless their families. Write on…
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