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Pioneer Day Singing Time

Well this month is a good one for doing something Pioneery. Here we are at the Pioneer Day floats last year. I’m hangin’ out by this giant pioneer. Have you ever dressed up as a pioneer for Pioneer Day Singing Time in July? You have a few weeks to do s…

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June Primary Singing Time

Have you tried using Hula Hoops to do singing time? It is summer, after all. And kids are getting out of school in a week ( or are already out driving you crazy!).Here are some fun activities to do using some Hula Hoops in Primary.I liked to do this ev…

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July Editable Newsletter

DOWNLOAD COLOR EDITABLE NEWSLETTER HEREDOWNLOAD B/W EDITABLE NEWSLETTER HEREThank you so much for stopping by, for the pins and repins, for the comments, for the purchasing on Etsy. This blog has helped me find who I am, my family and my talents. If y…

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June Editable Newsletter

DOWNLOAD COLOR EDITABLE NEWSLETTER HEREDOWNLOAD B/W EDITABLE NEWSLETTER HEREThank you so much for stopping by, for the pins and repins, for the comments, for the purchasing on Etsy. This blog has helped me find who I am, my family and my talents. If y…

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{Sharing Time} The Holy Ghost Can Guide and Protect Us

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Invite some ward members to share stories about how the Holy Ghost guides or protects us. They could share a personal experience or a story from the scriptures or Church history (for example, see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff [2004], 46–47). Divide the children into groups and rotate either the groups or the storytellers until each group has heard all the stories. Have the children hum “The Holy Ghost” (CS, 105) while they rotate among storytellers.

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION: Divide the chalkboard into two columns. Write “Important decisions” at the top of one column and “Invite the Holy Ghost” at the top of the other. Have the children fill in the first column by listing important decisions they will make throughout life. Then have them fill in the second column with what they will do to invite the Holy Ghost into their life so they can receive help in making these decisions.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I found a great FHE lesson idea that I decided to incorporate into this week’s Sharing Time idea.  The idea comes from ‘Familyof a Dental School Student’ and is titled ‘We can Listen’. I’ve changed it up a bit to fit this week’s lesson. Hope you like it!


Listening Ears

Before Primary, make 2-3 ‘listening ears’. To do this, cut strips of paper (about 1.5” wide X 11″ long) and staple/glue them together to make a head band, I used 2 1/2 strips to make mine. After you have made your head band, print out these ears from LDS.org and attach them to the sides of the headband.

Next, you will need to come up with 5 different sounds. You can find animal noises on the internet and play them for the children using your smartphone or laptop. You can also use different household objects (ex. crumpled paper, knock on the door, etc.).

How to Play

Invite several children up to the front of the primary room. Tell them that today they are going to be listening to different sounds. Explain to the children that you have brought some ‘listening ears’ to help them listen to the different sounds.

For the older children you can give them a piece of paper labeled 1-5. Have them write down their answers after they have listened to each sound. 
I created an answer sheet. Feel free to use it, Click HERE to print it out!
For the younger children you could have them tell you the answer aloud.

After the children have had a chance to guess the sounds ask them if it was easy to guess what each one was.

Explain that there is something else in our lives that we need to listen to. You can give a few clues for the children…examples: Speaks in a still, small voice, is a gift we receive, etc.

Discuss with the children that it is important for us to listen to the Holy Ghost because the Holy Ghost helps us in many different ways.

Explain to the children that you have asked some people to come in  today and share some experiences.

Idea from the Outline: Invite some ward members to share stories about how the Holy Ghost guides or protects us. They could share a personal experience or a story from the scriptures or Church history (for example, see Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff [2004], 46–47).


Another Idea for Stories: You could also have 2-3 stories picked out to read to the children. While you read the stories, have 2-3 children come up and wear the ‘listening ears’. At the end of the story have your ‘listeners’ tell you how the Holy Ghost was able to guide or protect.
As a closing activity, have the children share different ways that we can invite the Spirit into our lives. You could use my strips from last week’s lesson to help with this. Click HERE to print them out.

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

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{Sharing Time} The Holy Ghost Speaks In a Still, Small Voice

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline

INTRODUCE THE DOCTRINE:In a quiet voice say, “Everyone who can hear my voice, put your finger on your nose. Everyone who can hear my voice, put your hand on your head.” Continue, designating other parts of the body, until all the children are listening to your quiet voice. You could end by asking them to fold their arms. Point out that even though you were speaking quietly, when the children listened, they could hear your voice and obey your instructions. Explain that the Holy Ghost speaks to us in a quiet or still, small voice.

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING:Blindfold a child and lead him or her to a different place in the room. Tell the child, “If you trust me and listen to me, I will guide you back to your seat.” With a soft voice give the child directions to get safely back to his or her seat. Ask, “How is this like the way the Holy Ghost guides us?” Show how the Holy Ghost can be likened to the Liahona by sharing the story of Nephi’s broken bow (see 1 Nephi 16:18–32). Consider using actions as demonstrated in other lessons in this outline (see March, week 3, or August, week 4). Explain that just as the Liahona directed the people according to their faith and diligence, the Holy Ghost will direct us according to our righteousness when we listen for His voice.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS IdeasI know I’m extremely late posting this, but I figured I’d still post it in case anyone is looking for ideas.

What you will need for this Sharing Time:

-Wrap a present/gift bag with the words ‘Holy Ghost’ inside. You can also use a picture too.

-Type up several different ways we can invite the Spirit (printable below)

-Type up several different ways that will turn the Spirit away (printable below)

-A chalkboard/poster board- Split the board into 2 sections. At the top label one column ‘Invites the Spirit’ and the other side ‘Turns the Spirit Away.’
-A bucket or bag- you will place all the ‘Invites the Spirit’ and ‘Turns the Spirit Away’ papers in this.

Begin your Sharing Time:

Before Sharing Time, place your gift somewhere in the Primary room. Don’t make it too easy to get to.
Tell the children that we’re going to be talking about something very important today. Tell them that you will need a few helpers to begin. Have 1 child come up and blindfold him/her. Then have 2-3 more children stand up around the room. They will be talking loudly to the blindfolded child (they will try to distract the child). Then choose 1 more child to whisper directions to the blindfolded child.
Show the child that is whispering, where the present it. Tell the blindfolded child that somewhere in the room is an object that he/she needs to find. There is someone here to help, but he/she will need to listen very carefully for the directions he/she will receive.
Have the one child begin telling the blindfolded child where to go. Then have the other 2-3 children begin talking loudly. Have them tell the child to listen to them, come over here, you’re going the wrong way, etc. Make sure they aren’t too loud, just loud enough to make it difficult to hear the other child. Once the child has found the present have him/her bring it up to the front. Have the other children sit down.
Ask the child if it was hard to listen to the right person? Ask if he had to concentrate really hard to listen to that person? Have the child open up the gift and read it aloud.
Explain to the children that what the children just did is like the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost speaks in a still small voice.
Share a story with the children of listening to the Holy Ghost or share a personal story of a time that you listened to the Holy Ghost.

Tell the children that sometimes the Holy Ghost speaks to us through feelings. Share the different ways the Holy Ghost talks to us:

We feel it in our hearts

– have them touch their hearts

Sometimes words or thoughts come into our minds

– have them touch their heads

And sometimes we may hear a voice

– have them touch their ears.-(You could also have them look up scriptures to learn the different ways we can be prompted by the Holy Ghost.)

Tell the children that in order to be guided by the Holy Ghost, we must first do things that will help invite the Spirit. If we do bad things, the Holy Ghost won’t be able to help guide us.
Show the children your poster- board. Show them each side: Invites the Spirit & Turns the Spirit Away.
Next, show the children your bucket and tell them that in the bucket are pieces of paper with different things written on them. They will need to take turns coming up and choosing a piece of paper. They will then need to decide which side it goes on…whether it ‘Invites the Spirit’ or ‘Turns the Spirit Away’.
At the end sing ‘The Holy Ghost’. Have them sing very reverently. You could also ask how everyone feels…do you feel the Spirit? Close by bearing your testimony of the Holy Ghost.


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

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{Sharing Time} The Holy Ghost is the Third Member of the Godhead.

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline

Introduce the doctrine: Help the children memorize the first article of faith by dividing them into three groups. Point to a group and have them say, “We believe in God, the Eternal Father.” Point to another group and have them say, “And in His Son, Jesus Christ.” Point to the third group and have them say, “And in the Holy Ghost.” Repeat, giving each group a turn to say each phrase. (You may want to have younger children hold up fingers for each phrase.) Explain that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are the three members of the Godhead. Tell the children that the Holy Ghost is a spirit, without a body of flesh and bones.

Encourage understanding and application: Invite the children to open their scriptures and read Doctrine and Covenants 130:22 together. Ask them to listen for why the Holy Ghost does not have a body. Read Doctrine and Covenants 8:2. Have the children point to their heads when you say “mind” and to their hearts when you say “heart.” Share examples of how the Holy Ghost might speak to your mind and your heart (see Galatians 5:22). Consider having children share times when they have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Encourage understanding and application: Divide the children into five groups. Give each group one of the following scripture references, and have them identify how the Holy Ghost helps us: John 14:26 (comforts and teaches); 2 Nephi 32:5 (tells us what we should do); Mosiah 5:2 (changes our hearts); Moroni 8:26 (fills us with hope and love); Doctrine and Covenants 20:27 (testifies of Christ). Invite each group to tell the rest of the Primary what they learned.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS IdeasFor this week’s Sharing Time I used ideas from the outline, but also got a little help from a previous idea I shared years ago (Here). I’ve changed it up a bit to fit this week’s theme a little better. Hope you like it!


Begin your sharing time by splitting the primary into 3 groups. Have the groups sit in a circle, and have one adult help each group. Hand each group a part of the 1st Article of Faith and have them repeat it several times.

After a few minutes have all the groups come to the front of the primary room to repeat their part. Point to group #1 and have them say their part…then group #2…then group #3.

After you have had everyone repeat their parts together explain that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are the three members of the Godhead.

Holy Ghost Quiz

At the front of the primary room have a bell or buzzer. Invite 2 children to come to the front for a short Holy Ghost quiz.

Have the children stand across from each other with the bell/buzzer in the middle.

Read the questions aloud and have them ring the bell if they know the answer.

Here are some examples of questions:

1.     Does the Holy Ghost have a body of flesh and bone? {D&C 130:22}

2.     When do you receive the Holy Ghost?

3.     Is the Holy Ghost the 1st member of the Godhead?

4.     Can the Holy Ghost speak to you? {D&C 8:2}

After the Holy Ghost Quiz read the scripture {D&C 8:2} aloud. Have the children point to their head when you say “mind” and to their hearts when you say “heart”.

Holy Ghost I Spy

Next, you will be placing several items that will help identify how the Holy Ghost helps us. Place all the items onto the table at the front of the primary room. Each item will have a coordinating scripture.

Invite one child up to the front and have him/her look at all the items. Then read one of the scriptures (below) aloud. Have the child pick the item that they think best describes that scripture.

John 14:26– Comforts & Teaches {blanket & picture of school/book/etc.}

2 Nephi 32:5– Tells Us What We Should Do {Map/Compass/etc.}

Mosiah 5:2– Changes Our Hearts.{Picture of a heart}

Moroni 8:6– Fills Us With Hope & Love {measuring cup with ‘Hope’ & ‘Love}

D&C 20:27– Testifies of Christ {Picture of Christ}

Discuss with the children the many different ways the Holy Ghost helps us. If time permits, invite a few children to share times when they have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost.


I hope you like my idea for this week’s Sharing Time. If you have any questions or ideas you’d like to share just send me an email to
littleldsideas(at)hotmail(dot)com.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!
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Activity Days: Let’s Get Together Carnival Night

Here’s a great activity that focuses on specific goals.  If your group needs to increase in unity and friendship, this is an activity for you. Goals: Activity Day Girls went to three different schools and cliques were forming.  The leaders wanted to encourage girls to include everyone, increase friendship in activity days and become more […]

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{Primary} June 2015 Monthly Theme Poster

Can you believe it’s almost June!?! This year is flying by and I’m wanting it to slow down a little.


Today I am sharing the monthly theme poster for June.
June’s theme is: The Holy Ghost Testifies of the Truth of All Things.
I decided to use some clip art from the LDS Children’s Songbook. You can find a bunch of great clip art to use on LDS.org, HERE.
Here’s what this month’s poster looks like:


Just click the link below to print the poster out. I hope you enjoy this month’s poster.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!
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{Primary} May 2015 Monthly Theme Poster

It’s a little late, but here is the Monthly Theme Poster for May!The wonderful baptism image came from Susan Fitch Designs.Just click HERE to print this month’s poster.I hope you enjoy this month’s poster. I am working on June’s poster, so I will …

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{Sharing Time} I Can Repent

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline
Encourage Understanding and Application: Explain that because of Jesus Christ, when we do something wrong we can repent, which means we stop sinning and turn to God. Explain that repentance includes feeling sorry, asking for forgiveness, righting the wrong, and not repeating the wrong. Briefly discuss these steps, emphasizing how the Savior can help us. Divide the children into groups and give each group a case study. Have them read the case study and discuss what they would do to repent. For example, someone gets angry and hits his brother or sister. What should he do? Express gratitude for the opportunity Jesus Christ has given us to repent.



Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

Back in 2010 I saw the idea (below) posted as a comment on the Sharing Time page on Sugardoodle. I thought it was such a cute idea.

Here is the comment that I read on Sugardoodle:

Scripture: D&C 59:9 – ‘And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shat go to the house of prayer and offer up they sacraments upon my holy day.

“In primary, I had to try to teach the kids this scripture and the meaning of it during sharing time. Here’s how I did it and yes, it was a HUGE success in both Junior and Senior sharing time.  First at home, I cut out about 30 circles good sized but not too big. (maybe 4 x size of quarter)  Then I wrote things on them that would be considered a ‘spot’ or a ‘sin’ as the scripture refers to.  
 Some of them included: stole money from mom’s purse, told a lie to my teacher, cheated on a test at school, hit my brother, etc.  That Sunday morning, before church, I put on a long skirt and top.  I then proceeded to pin each of these circles to my skirt, shirt, hair, shoes etc.  For the ones in my hair I had pulled my hair into a ponytail and wedged one or two in my hair.  Then I went to church with all these spots on me.  Make sure that the blank side is what everyone sees, not the written side)  I got quite a few looks from others as I walked around but pretended to not see. This of course piqued all of the kid’s curiosity all through sacrament.  If any of them asked what the circles were, I pretended not to see them and told them they were crazy!  This of course would get giggles.  By the time sharing time came around I read the scripture to them and we discussed what the scripture means when it talks about ‘spots’ and how they are really talking about our sins.  Then the kids started to raise their hands and say that I had spots all over me and since I couldn’t see them I had them point one out and suddenly I could see that one (but only that one).  So I removed the pin and read silently what it said.  Acted surprised and horrified and said lets move on. The kids would never let me move on because they would HAVE TO KNOW what was on the other side of that spot and so after some reluctance I would read it out loud.  All the kids were shocked that I had lied to my parents or stole money from my mom’s purse etc.  Then someone else would point out another spot and another spot until slowly we read them all.  Then we finished by discussing the scripture one more time and talking about repentance and how we can be forgiven of our sins and our spots can be removed if we repent.  It was a BIG HIT.  Then between the sharing times I would re pin all of them back to me to do it again with the next group. It was a memorable sharing time that really drove the message home.”



I thought that this idea would be great for this week’s Sharing Time. I’m not going to wear my spots to church, but I am planning on going down to the primary room about 10-15 minutes before Primary and begin pinning all of my ‘spots’ on me. As the children come in I will be sure to stand by the door to welcome them to Primary, hoping that they’ll notice the dots and question what they are. I will do as the sister did in the idea above.

To begin the Sharing Time you could read a scripture or discuss sin and compare it to spots. 
Just like the idea above, discuss each of your ‘sin spots’. Explain that because of Jesus Christ, when we do something wrong we can repent, which means we stop sinning and turn to God. Explain that repentance includes feeling sorry, asking for forgiveness, righting the wrong, and not repeating the wrong. Briefly discuss these steps, emphasizing how the Savior can help us. 

Since you will have spots all over, I thought this Mormonad would be great to show the primary children as you discuss the steps of repentance:

Find the image HERE!

 I also created a little handout to help the children remember the steps of repentance. They aren’t worded exactly like the steps in the outline, but the same idea. My husband actually used these steps while on his mission.
Just click the link below to print yours out.
Here is what they look like:


Need some other ideas? Here are some of my previous Sharing Time Ideas on repentance:
We Come Unto Christ by Repenting When We Make a Mistake. 
Because of Christ’s Atonement I can Repent. 
Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I Can Repent & Be Forgiven.
As I Repent, I Can be Forgiven.


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