Archive

Book of Mormon Doctrinal Mastery 8.5×11 Posters

FREE 2017 Book of Mormon Doctrinal Mastery 8.5×11 posters with reference and rhyme (example: A testimony then – Moroni 10), and key doctrinal statement. The color on the reference corresponds to the doctrines as follows: gray-Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge, purple-Godhead, light blue-Plan of Salvation, red-Atonement of Jesus Christ, green-Restoration, brown-Prophets and Revelation, yellow-Priesthood and Priesthood Keys, orange-Ordinances and Covenants, pink-Marriage and Family, blue-Commandments. Color Key included. The posters are pdf files…
Read more

{Sharing Time} Jesus Christ is the Son of God

Sharing Time Idea from the 2015 Primary Outline
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Post three pictures on the board: John Baptizing Jesus, Christ Appears to the Nephites, and The First Vision.
Divide the children into three groups, and give each group one of the following scriptures: Matthew 3:16–17; 3 Nephi 11:6–8; Joseph Smith—History 1:17. Have them discuss the scripture in their groups and then report to the rest of the children (1) the event, (2) what Heavenly Father said, and (3) how they would have felt if they had been there. Invite a child to read John 5:39. Explain that we can gain a testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God when we read the scriptures and pray.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

{From The Friend; April 2003}
Who is Jesus Christ? People of many faiths know that He lived over 2,000 years ago. Many believe only that He was a great teacher who preached about loving and serving one another. But there is more.


Who is Jesus Christ? He asked the Apostles, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

“And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

“He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matt. 16:13–16.)

Jr Primary Idea

Before Primary, locate and hide in the Primary room three pictures: John Baptizing Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:16-17), Christ Appears to the Nephites (3 Nephi 11:6-8) , and The First Vision JSH 1:17).

 

Invite a child to find one of the pictures that is hidden in the room.

Read the scripture (listed above) aloud to the children. Once you have read the scripture ask them:

1.     What is happening in the picture?

2.     What did Heavenly Father Say?

3.     How would you feel if you had been there?

After all the picture have been found and each of the scriptures have been found read John 5:39 aloud. Explain to the children that we can gain a testimony of Jesus Christ when we read the scriptures and pray.

Another Way to Play

Follow the idea above, but once a picture is found, have the child post it and read the scripture aloud. Have the child imagine he or she was one of the people in the picture with the Savior or someone who was witnessing the event from “out of camera range.” Using a simple prop as a microphone, interview the child-witness. Ask questions like “Can you describe what you saw?” “What did Heavenly Father say?” “How did you feel if you had been there?” “What difference does this make in your life?”

Once you have finished ‘interviewing’ the child have them sit down and then invite another child to come to the front to find another picture. Continue until all pictures have been found.

Another Way to Play

This would work best for Sr. Primary. Have the 3 pictures posted on a board at the front of the Primary Room.

Divide the children into three groups, and give each group one of the following scriptures: Matthew 3:16–17; 3 Nephi 11:6–8; Joseph Smith—History 1:17.

The groups will read the scripture together and then come up with a few clues and answer the following questions. Clues could include: things that took place during that event, people that were there, etc.

example: This even took place at the River Jordan, John the Baptist was there, etc.

Have one child in the group write down their clues. Then have the children answer these questions:

(1) the event, (2) what Heavenly Father said, and (3) how they would have felt if they had been there.

Invite the first group up. Have one child read each clue aloud. The rest of the Primary children will be listening to the clues to try and guess what picture it belongs to. Once a child knows which picture it belongs to have them raise their hand or stand up.

Invite the child to come up and pick which picture he or she thinks the group is describing. Once the picture is guessed correctly invite the group to share some of their answers to the remaining questions. After the group has shared their answers invite the next group up.


Explain to the children that by reading the scriptures and praying we can gain a testimony of Jesus Christ and know who He is.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time.

{Sharing Time} Remembering Jesus Christ Helps Me Choose the Right

By [email protected] (Sheena Perron) Sharing Time Idea from the 2014 OutlineIDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(listening to scriptures): Invite the children to close their eyes and imagine what life would be like if everyone made right choices. Ask a few of them to share what they imagined. Tell them that there was a time in the Book of Mormon when this happened, and ask them to listen for how this time is described…
Read more

{Sharing Time} Remembering Jesus Christ Helps Me Choose the Right

Sharing Time Idea from the 2014 Outline

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(listening to scriptures): Invite the children to close their eyes and imagine what life would be like if everyone made right choices. Ask a few of them to share what they imagined. Tell them that there was a time in the Book of Mormon when this happened, and ask them to listen for how this time is described as a child reads 4 Nephi 1:15, 17. Explain that the people were able to choose the right because they remembered something very special. Retell the events from 3 Nephi 17:20–25. Invite the children to say together, “Remembering Jesus Christ helps me choose the right.”

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION (singing songs): Cover a picture of Christ blessing the Nephite children with some blank pieces of paper. Invite the children to think of songs that help them remember Jesus Christ. Sing a few of these songs together. Following each song, have a child remove a piece of paper from the picture. Repeat until all the pieces are removed. Discuss how the children in the picture may have made right choices following their experience with Jesus. Remind the children that when they remember Jesus they will want to choose the right. Ask them to name some things they can do to remember Jesus in their daily activities.




Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

To begin use the Identify the Doctrine idea from the outline.

Have the children close their eyes and imagine what life would be like if everyone made right choices. Ask a few of them to share what they imagined. Tell them that there was a time in the Book of Mormon when this happened, and ask them to listen for how this time is described as a child reads 4 Nephi 1:15, 17. Explain that the people were able to choose the right because they remembered something very special.

Have a small box wrapped like a gift. Explain to the children that the people in the scriptures remembered something very special. That very special something isn’t something that you can buy at a store. The special something is a gift from our Heavenly Father and He gave this special gift to the whole world. The gift was His own Son, Jesus Christ, who came to the earth to be our Savior.

Jesus showed us the way to live so that we can return to our Heavenly Father.

Invite the children to say together, 
“Remembering Jesus Christ helps me choose the right.

Before Primary get some other small boxes that you can use as gifts.

You will also need to make a copy or print out a picture of Christ blessing the Nephite children. Cut the picture into several puzzle pieces.

 In each of the small gifts place a puzzle piece. You could also include a piece of paper with a question. Some of the pieces of paper could say:

“Pick a song that reminds you of Jesus Christ.”

or

“What can you do to remember Jesus Christ daily?”

or

Come up with some scenarios

Place the items in each of the boxes and wrap them like a gift.

For your Sharing Time, place each of the gifts on a table at the front of the room. Invite a child up to the front and have them pick a gift. Have the child unwrap the gift to reveal the puzzle piece. Have them place the puzzle piece where they think it goes (you could have them do this on a chalkboard or bulletin board). Then ask them the question that is in the box. If it’s a song have the children sing the song, if it’s a question have them answer the question. Then continue with the next gift.

After all the gifts have been opened and the puzzle is all put together discuss how the children in the picture may have made right choices following their experience with Jesus.

Remind the children that when they remember Jesus they will want to choose the right. Ask a few children to name some things they can do to remember Jesus in their daily activities.

Encourage the children to think of Jesus often throughout their daily activities. You could even ask them to think of something that they will do. Have them write it down and tell them that that can be their gift to Jesus Christ.


This month’s Friend has a great little ‘gift’ picture that you could use for the children to write what they will do. Just click HERE to view the printable.

 I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

{Sharing Time} Remembering Jesus Christ Helps Me Choose the Right

{Sharing Time} “If Ye Have Faith Ye Hope For Things Which Are Not Seen, Which Are True” (Alma 32:21)

By [email protected] (Sheena Perron) Sharing Time Idea from 2014 Sharing Time Outline IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(memorizing a scripture): Write on the board “If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.” Have the children read it aloud together several times, and then erase all but the first letter of each word. Ask the children to recite it again. Erase the letters one at a time…
Read more

{Sharing Time} “If Ye Have Faith Ye Hope For Things Which Are Not Seen, Which Are True” (Alma 32:21)


Sharing Time Idea from 2014 Sharing Time Outline

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(memorizing a scripture): Write on the board “If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.” Have the children read it aloud together several times, and then erase all but the first letter of each word. Ask the children to recite it again. Erase the letters one at a time until the children can repeat the scripture from memory.

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING(hearing a scripture story): Ask the children to describe how they know when it is nighttime. Show a picture of Samuel the Lamanite and explain that he prophesied that on the night Jesus Christ would be born, the sun would go down but it would not get dark. Invite the children to retell the events from Helaman 16 and 3 Nephi 1:1–13 (you may want to ask a few children in advance to be prepared to share this story). Ask the children to recite the scripture they memorized, and ask them how the Nephite believers showed faith. Ask the children what they think happened to the believers. Invite a child to read 3 Nephi 1:15, 19. Testify of the importance of faith.

Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

{Here is an idea I have shared before. Read through it and change it up to fit your needs. The beginning is a little long, but the activity would be a great one! Parts of this idea came from The Friend; Jan. 1999; Sharing Time: Faith in Jesus Christ }

{Sharing Time} “If Ye Have Faith Ye Hope For Things Which Are Not Seen, Which Are True” (Alma 32:21)

Idea

What does it mean to have faith? Alma says that “if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (Alma 32:21). We have faith when we believe and trust in something that is real and true even though we have not seen it for ourselves.

What does it mean to have faith in Jesus Christ? To have faith in Jesus Christ means that although we have not seen Him, we believe that He lives and loves us and that we trust Him. When we read the scriptures, we can learn about Him. When we listen to the prophets, we can understand what we can do to follow Him. When we pray in faith for help to choose the right, we can know that our prayers will be answered. When we listen to the whisperings of the Holy Ghost, we can feel Him close to us and know that He loves us.

Show the children some seeds. Ask the children if anyone knows what they are. Then ask them the 3 questions from the outline: “What can these seeds become?” “How do you know these seeds will grow?” “What must we do to make them grow?” Discuss the seeds and how they grow with the children. Then explain to the children that Faith is like a seed. You could ask the children how Faith is like a seed.

How does our faith in Jesus Christ grow? Alma tells us that the word of God is like a seed. We show our faith when we plant a seed in the earth. We then nurture it by keeping the weeds away, by giving it water and plant food, and by making sure that it has sunshine. If it is a good seed, it will begin to swell and grow.

When we believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ, we plant true words of God in our hearts. We nurture this kind of seed by praying, by listening to the prophets, by keeping the commandments, and by responding to the promptings of the Holy Ghost. As we do this, the seed of truth will grow within our hearts. Then we will know that Jesus Christ is happy with our efforts.

Alma says that if we continue to nourish the word of God by our faith, it will grow as large as a tree and bring forth fruit. This means that our faith in Jesus Christ will grow strong and bring blessings for us and for others. What joy that brings! We have faith in Jesus Christ when we believe Him, trust Him, obey Him, and follow Him.

Help the children memorize Alma 32:21: “If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.”

After the children have memorized the scripture show a picture of Samuel the Lamanite and explain that he prophesied that on the night Jesus Christ would be born, the sun would go down but it would not get dark. Tell the story to the children and discuss it.

  
Activity

Assemble some gardening aids (small bag of fertilizer, trowel, watering can, picture of sun, etc.), and put them into a box or bag. Have children pick an item and tell one thing we can do to nurture the word of God by our faith in Jesus Christ (believe, keep the commandments, pray, etc.). Label each item with a word suggested by the child. Display pictures of trees in various stages. Help the children realize that this is an ongoing process.

**Another idea: you could attach pictures to each gardening tool for Jr. Primary and scripture references for Sr. Primary that talk about the different ways we can nurture/help our seed grow (Prayer, Scriptures, Baptism, etc.). Have the children tell you what the picture is and then discuss how that helps our seed to grow and have the older children find the scripture and read it and then tell you what it is.


I hope you enjoy my Faith Sharing time idea for this week. I would love to hear how it goes or any changes you make.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!


{Sharing Time} “If Ye Have Faith Ye Hope For Things Which Are Not Seen, Which Are True” (Alma 32:21)

{Sharing Time} “pray In Your Families Unto The Father…that Your [Families] May Be Blessed.”

Downloaded from: http://littleldsideas.blogspot.com/2014/08/sharing-time-pray-in-your-families-unto.html Sharing Time Ideas from the 2014 OutlineIDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(seeing pictures and reciting a scripture): Show a picture of Jesus Christ, and tell the children that He taught, “Pray in your families unto the Father . . . that your [families] may be blessed” (3 Nephi 18:21). Repeat this scripture with the children a few times. Show a picture of a family praying, and discuss the picture with…
Read more

3 Nephi 24-26

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2014/04/3-nephi-24-26.html What are hieroglyphics? I put the following scriptures on the board: 3 Nephi 24: 8-9, 10, 11-13, 16-173 Nephi 25:  1, 2, 5-63 Nephi 26:  6,11 I handed out an index card to each of them and had them pick a verse, draw the hieroglyphic and then explain to the class what it meant. I did this one for them to give them an idea of what to…
Read more

3 Nephi 1-7 Anaconda

Downloaded from: http://seminarymoments.blogspot.com/2014/04/3-nephi-1-7-anaconda.html Need to cover a lot of chapters at once?A fellow seminary teacher, David Palmer, did the following activity for 3 Nephi 1-7, he says: “I will occasionally put the desk in a snake like order and put questions on each desk and allow students to work on the questions as music is played, then after a min. or so they switch to the next desk. Just makes…
Read more

{Sharing Time} Jesus Christ Was Resurrected, And I Will Be Too!

Downloaded from: http://littleldsideas.blogspot.com/2014/03/sharing-time-jesus-christ-was.html Sharing Time Ideas from 2014 OutlineIdentify the doctrine (singing a song): Sing together “Did Jesus Really Live Again?” (CS, 64) or “Jesus Has Risen” (CS, 70). Ask a child to explain what the song teaches. Tell the children that because Jesus Christ was resurrected, we all will be too. Hold the scriptures and explain that we know that Christ was resurrected because we can read about it in the scriptures. Explain…
Read more

3 Nephi 12 Worksheet “but I Say Unto You…”

Downloaded from: http://nwseminaryshare.weebly.com/home/3-nephi-12-worksheet-but-i-say-unto-you         In 3rd Nephi we have the Savior teaching one of the greatest sermons ever given, which He also gave to the people in Israel.  In 3 Nephi 12:21-48 we have the Savior giving the Higher Law and contrasts it to the Law of Moses.  Have your students write in the middle column what the law was under Moses, and then summarize the Higher Law in the right…
Read more

Jesus’ Teachings On Divorce

Downloaded from: http://ldsscriptureteachings.org/2013/11/06/jesus-teachings-on-divorce/ Jesus’ Teachings on Divorce 3 Nephi 12:31-32  A Historical Context In the Old World, carnal and fallen men had begun to take advantage of the divorce laws in their culture. Though marriage had been established in the beginning as a … Continue reading →

THIS WEBSITE WILL CEASE OPERATIONS ON DEC 31, 2018.
We are moving to http://NoBoringLessons.com/ where you can find Come Follow Me Lesson ideas for the new 2019 curriculum Dismiss