April 2013 Sharing Time: Gospel Now and Then

by Shauna Gibby | March 22, 2013 | Primary

Preparation: Make separate word strips for each scripture reference (see below). Gather the pictures needed from, the Gospel Art Kit, or Gospel Art Book (see below). Post the pictures from the time of Christ down the left side of the board. Post the modern pictures down the right side of the board (mix up the order). Place the scripture reference word strips in random order down the center. Presentation: Explain to the children that after Christ and the apostles all died, Christ’s church was no longer on the earth. Many of Jesus’s teachings were changed or lost. Thousands of years...


March 2013 Sharing Time: Remembering the Savior

by Shauna Gibby | March 1, 2013 | Primary

Preparation: In this sharing time you will have the children memorize the following poem: Help Us, O God, to Understand by D. Evan Davis Help us, O God, to understand Our Savior’s love for us. He paid the price for all our sins And died upon the cross. Help us to love him more each day, Though him we cannot see. His teachings and his loving heart Will lead us back to thee. Scholars say that a poem known by heart becomes a part of you. Many of us underestimate children's ability to memorize, but children can absorb and retain a...


February 2013 Primary Sharing Time: The Creation Code

by Shauna Gibby | January 25, 2013 | Primary

Preparation: Enlarge the attached coded message as a poster. ( Get a PDF of the coded message. ) Gather pictures of stars in the sky, the earth, animals, plants, and people. Have a marker or crayon available. Put the poster in the center of the board at the front of the room. Place the pictures around the poster. Prepare a separate card for each letter of the attached code key and place them in a basket. ( Get a PDF of the code key. )   Presentation: Show the children the poster at the front of the room. Explain that the...


January 2013 Primary Sharing Time: Finding God's Plan

by Shauna Gibby | December 26, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Gather or print out the following pictures (suggested numbers are from the Gospel Art Book, similar images are also available in the Gospel Art Kit): 1-Premortal Christ; 2 and 3-The Heavens and The Earth; 30-Jesus’ Birth; 56-Jesus Praying in Gethsemane; 59-Mary and the Resurrected Christ; 108-Partaking of the Sacrament; 111-Young Boy Praying; 120-Temple Marriage; 66-Second Coming of Christ.  Familiarize yourself with the pictures and the suggested ideas listed below. Post the pictures on the board at the front of the room before the children arrive. Presentation: Ask the children to look carefully at the pictures posted on the board. Explain...


December Sharing Time: Names of Christ

by Shauna Gibby | November 21, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Print out a picture of each item suggested below (in parenthesis). Write the name of Christ (in bold) that goes along with that picture on the paper.  Familiarize yourself with the scriptures associated with each name. Look in the Bible Dictionary under “Christ, names of” (page 633) to familiarize yourself with the many names Jesus Christ is known by.  Post the pictures around the Primary room before sharing time begins. Son of God. (Baby Jesus) “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...


November 2012 Primary Sharing Time: Fill the World

by Shauna Gibby | October 19, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Obtain a large world map or globe or enlarge the one included here. Trace each major continent onto colored paper and cut them out. Divide the paper continents into 8 pieces and number them 1 through 8. Post the map at the front of the room. Place the cut outs on a table at the front of the room. Have tape available to attach the cut outs to the map.  Familiarize yourself with Mark 16:15 and Doctrine and Covenants 65:2. Make a poster of each of them. Note: This sharing time was inspired by the following LDS Church News YouTube...


October 2012 Sharing Time: Priesthood Blessings

by Shauna Gibby | September 26, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Make copies (print from or copy from the Gospel Art Book) of the following images: Blessing the Sick, Blessing the Sacrament, Home Teachers, Baptism, Baby Blessing, and a Temple. Cut each picture into ten to twelve puzzle pieces. Print a copy of the information that goes with each image onto a full sized sheet of paper. Place the puzzle pieces and information sheet in an envelope. Have tape available. Presentation: Tell the children that they are going to learn more about the priesthood and share with each other what they’ve learned. Divide them into six groups (make sure there...


September 2012 Sharing Time: Ten Commandments Bean Bag Toss

by Shauna Gibby | August 22, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Number ten separate sheets of paper with a large number 1–10. Obtain a bean bag and a picture of Moses with the stone tablets, such as Gospel Art Book #14. Get or make a poster with each of the Ten Commandments listed (large enough for the children to see the words). Spread the numbered sheets on the floor at the front of the room. Presentation: Using the picture of Moses, briefly retell the story of Moses obtaining the Ten Commandments from the Lord on Mount Sinai. Tell them they are going to play a game to help them remember what...


August 2012 Sharing Time: The Lord's Day

by Shauna Gibby | July 18, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Obtain a flannel board and cutout pictures of a pioneer boy, a pioneer mother, a pioneer man, a campfire, and a wagon from Primary Visual Aids Cutouts, Set 7—Pioneers and the Restoration; a man from Primary Visual Aids Cutouts, Set 2—People; some pine trees from Primary Visual Aids Cutouts, Set 3—Nature; and a horse from Primary Visual Aids Cutouts, Set 4—Domestic Animals. Put tape or flannel on the back of each picture. Print out a copy of the picture of a cord of wood. (Note: as an option, you could print pictures from the Internet that help illustrate the story.)...


July 2012 Sharing Time: Honesty

by Shauna Gibby | June 20, 2012 | Primary

Preparation: Obtain the Family Home Evening Video Supplement (available in your meetinghouse library or from the Church Distribution Center), a TV, and a DVD player. Write the following scripture references on individual slips of paper: 2 Corinthians 8:21, Doctrine and Covenants 51:9, Ether 3:12, and Article of Faith 1:13. Familiarize yourself with these scriptures.   Presentation: Tell the children that they are going to watch a short video. Tell them you are going to ask them some questions afterwards, so they should pay close attention. Play the short clip entitled “Honesty Leads to Integrity.”   Explain to the children that integrity...