{Sharing Time} We Believe in Being Honest.


IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(hearing a story and reciting a scripture): Tell a story about a child who tells another child about his fishing trip and greatly exaggerates the size of the fish he caught. Ask the children what the child did wrong and what he should have done. Invite the children to think of one of the Articles of Faith that would help them remember to tell the truth. Repeat together the beginning of the thirteenth article of faith (“We believe in being honest”).


ENCOURAGE APPLICATION(responding to situations): Present a situation in which the children may be tempted to be dishonest, such as when a parent asks who left toys on the floor. Invite the children to stand when they know what they could do to be honest. Have a few children share their answers. Repeat with different situations as time allows. Encourage the children to think, “We believe in being honest” when they are tempted to do otherwise.



Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

 I really liked the idea of the fishing story in this week's 'Identify the Doctrine'. I decided to 

use the story for a fun ‘fishing’ activity for the 'Encourage Application' part. Hope you like it!

For this idea you will need a fishing pole: a dowel, string, and a magnet.

Tie your string to the end of your dowel and then attach the magnet to the end of the string (this will be used as the hook).

Next, you will need to cut-out fish. You can cut some out of construction paper or find some fish clip art online and print and cut.

To follow the outline, have several different situations written on the back of each fish in which the children may be tempted to be dishonest.

Take turns inviting a child up to the front to go fishing. Once they have caught a fish have them read the situation on the back and have them tell you what they could do to be honest.

Continue fishing until all the fish have been caught or until time runs out.


Another Way to Play!

Split the Primary into 2 teams (children vs. teachers would be fun). Have your fish on the ground, but for this version you will have scenarios {good & bad} on the back of each fish. You will also have a certain amount of points. Good fish will receive points, but dishonest fish will get points taken away.


Have the children take turns fishing for fish. Have them read the scenarios on the back of the fish. If they catch a good fish award them the points on the fish. If they catch a dishonest fish then they will have that number of points taken away.


Continue playing until all the fish have been caught or time runs out.


One Last Way to Play!

For this idea the whole primary will be a team trying to reach a certain amount of points. The children always seem to love a good challenge. :)

 Have scenarios or situations on the back of each fish as well as a certain amount of points (2 points, 5 points, 10 points, etc.).


You will also need to have 3-4 ‘dishonest’ fish that have a short phrase like:


{Sharing Time} We Believe in Being Honest.


{You got ‘Caught’ being dishonest!}


When these fish are caught they must throw them back into the pile and lose a certain amount of points (10 points, 15 points, etc.). You could also share a short little scenario 'how' they were caught being dishonest and then have them share how they could right the wrong.


Have the children fish until they have reached their goal or until time runs out.

Do you like my 'You Got Caught' tags (shown above)? I created a printable that you could use to attach to your 'dishonest' fish.


A Few Ideas from The Friend

Here are a few more ideas that I found from previous ‘Friend’ magazines.


Place two large paper strips on the blackboard or wall. On one, print True; and on the other, Not True. Prepare one set of statements that are true and another set of statements that are not true. Example(s): Snow is white. Rain is wet. People need water to live. Salt is sweet. The sun is dark. Ice cream is hot. Arrange the chairs in the middle of the room with one less chair than there are children. Have the children march around the chairs as they sing “I Believe in Being Honest” (Children’s Songbook, page 149). When the music stops, have the child who does not have a chair choose one of the statements and place it under the True or Not True sign. Ask the children what truth is and what it means to be honest. Remind them that we believe in being honest (see A of F 1:13).


Prepare a list of situations such as: (a) David found a dollar bill on the floor at school. What should he do? (b) Mary was riding her sister’s bike and ran into a tree. Now the bike is broken. What should she do? (c) Anne wrote on the wall with a crayon. Her mother asked who did it? What should Anne say? (d) Jimmy ate all the cookies mother made for dinner. Mother asked who did it? What should Jimmy do? (e) Susan sees some girls teasing a younger child. What should she do? Clear a space in the middle of the room. Have the children sit on the floor. Pass a beanbag around while singing “I Believe in Being Honest” (Children’s Songbook, p. 149). When the music stops, have the child holding the beanbag suggest an honest way of dealing with one of the situations. Make a list of the situations for each child, and suggest that they play this game with their family.

I hope you enjoy my Sharing Time Ideas that I have shared today and are able to use them for your Primary. I would love to hear how your Sharing Time goes and any changes that you made.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an amazing day & a great Sharing Time!

{Sharing Time} We Believe in Being Honest.

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This post is lesson helps and printable for "Come Follow Me" September's: Why is it important to be honest?  This lesson is a combination of several bullets suggested in the lesson outline.

"Come Follow Me": September~ Why is it important to be honest?
As my attention-getter we played this game:
I let them look at the items in the pan for 1 minute.  Then, I covered it up and they had to list as many things they could remember in one minute.  HOWEVER, I took a pic of the tray ahead of time with my phone and let one of the YW cheat using the pic.  The other girls didn't know this until AFTER they had to try and list the items.  After finding out who won by writing the most items, I told them we had a cheater.  We talked about why cheating is not fair.

"Come Follow Me": September~ Why is it important to be honest?
We then filled out this Cause and Effect chart. 
They use the Strength of Youth book to write down the 3 things listed that is not honest. Then, we looked up some of the scriptures in the outline that tell the outcome of a dishonest person.  I wanted to stress to them that you should be honest not just because you will be "thrust down to hell" but because it's the RIGHT THING TO DO!  We talked about how you can't have the companionship of the Holy Ghost if you are dishonest with people.  Yes, we talked about repentance too. :)

 LYING:
"Come Follow Me": September~ Why is it important to be honest?


I used this object lesson when talking about lying with friends.  I explained how you build up a relationship with a friend.  And if you start lying to them then your relationship with crumble.  I had a YW pull a cup out from the "foundation" of the friendship.  We talked about how it's a lot harder to build a relationship back up after you have been dishonest with them.

CHEATING:
"Come Follow Me": September~ Why is it important to be honest?

Being a past teacher, unfortunately when I taught Middle School I experienced a LOT of cheating. :(  I told the girls how I would just get so frustrated cuz I couldn't trust them that they would keep their eyes on their own paper.  I had to make a TEST A and TEST B.  Have a different Pop Quiz with each class because kids would take pictures of the quiz and send it to friends in other classes.  I told the YW that I would just get so frustrated I wanted to do this to them {showed the above pictures... they thought it was funny}. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THESE PICS HERE. They responded that you should!  I said I shouldn't have to!  That's the problem! Everyone should have the moral compass inside them to know that it's not ok to cheat. 

PERSONAL STORY: I told them the story about how I had a male student who was very popular.  The girls all thought he was super cute.  He was an athlete.  One day he asked me to complete a teacher recommendation form for student council.  He had 2 older siblings that had once been on student council so he thought for sure he would be selected.  I couldn't check the box that said yes.  It was because he was one of my students that would try to cheat during tests.  I couldn't recommend him as an example to students when I knew he was dishonest.  

PERSONAL STORY:  Another time when I was teaching I wanted to express the importance of honesty with my students.  So, I took the tests home.  Graded them.  Put the student's grades in my gradebook, but did NOT write their score on the tests.  The next day I told the students that they were going to grade their own test and give me their grades. I was saddened to see how many students were dishonest and gave me a higher grade than I knew they earned.  After taking in the grades they said they earned, I told them what I had done. I told them that I had already graded the tests and that the real test was to see who would be honest and give me their actual score. I told them that I knew who the honest ones were and the dishonest students were.  I explained that they needed to always be honest because you never know when your honesty would be tested again.

I also shared these stories from the conference talks: 





Throughout these we discussed the importance of being honest and what choices we should make to ensure we are women of Integrity.
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Before the lesson I plan to put one of these "name tags" on all the YW's shirts.

At the beginning of my lesson I was going to show a picture of my Great Grandmother Lucelle Eliza Taylor.  My middle name is Lucelle because I was named after her.  I will share with them a little history about her- she served on the General Primary Board.  Her husband was Vice President of BYU working along side President Wilkinson.  She was a magnificent woman who had served a lot in the church.  

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I will then explain the name tags as we read D&C 20:37, 77
I will explain that when we made a covenant with God that we are willing to take upon us the name of Christ, it is like we are willing to wear his "name tag" with us always. 

We will then do this bullet from the Come Follow Me lesson:
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Below is a pic of the pages found in the DOWNLOAD HERE.

July Come Follow Me~  What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?
Page 1

Page 1 can be used with the above bullet discussing "What Have You Done with My Name?" talk.


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