Primary

June 06, 2024 11:35 AM MDT
The next time you are teaching, whether at home or at church, take a moment to ponder this simple but inspiring question.
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May 28, 2024 12:22 PM MDT
Whenever kids are involved, you know there are sure to be a few laughs, and Sundays at church are no exception.
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November 02, 2023 06:11 AM MDT
I’ve come to see an interpretation of the Primary song “I’ll Walk with You” that would bless not just the voices in Primary.
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October 16, 2023 07:10 AM MDT
“It is not possible for me to be just a musician anymore. I have to be both a musician and a spiritual being.”
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October 03, 2023 07:28 AM MDT
A single Book of Mormon manual for all ages and classes will be released for 2024’s “Come, Follow Me” study.
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August 21, 2023 07:15 AM MDT
As we celebrate the 145th anniversary of the Primary organization, here are some purposes of the original Primary program that are still relevant today.
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August 18, 2023 02:00 PM MDT
Primary children, their parents, and teachers are invited to watch the next Friend to Friend broadcast, which will be available beginning Saturday, September 2, at 10 a.m. MDT.
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August 11, 2023 05:35 AM MDT
Acting on revelation doesn’t mean we will feel inspired all the time. The experiences of two women foundational to the history of the Church teach us this in a profound way.
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May 11, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
Let a little bit of the Primary spirit into your home each week as you help you little ones learn to love Primary.
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March 06, 2023 07:00 AM MST
The new broadcast will feature activities, music, and messages from the Primary General Presidency.
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December 25, 2022 09:00 AM MST
We saw plenty of changes in 2022! A new “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet, new Primary and Relief Society General Presidencies, and an entire African nation dedicated for missionary work to name a few!
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Fun
December 02, 2022 09:58 AM MST
Back in June 2022, Elder David A. Bednar sat down with adorable 8-year-old East Idaho News correspondent Emmy Eaton for an interview—then he came back for a surprise visit.
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November 02, 2022 03:31 PM MDT
“We get an opportunity to recognize that children can be a part of the Church by being disciples of Jesus Christ in their family life and as they look around and serve others.”
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Fun
October 01, 2022 10:38 AM MDT
We are excited to learn from these inspiring women! Here are four facts about each member of the presidency.
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August 03, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Eleven-year-old Sophie Moonshower is passionate about the theater. She and her mother, Sharon, often attend local theater productions, and Sophie’s enthusiasm for live performance, song, and dance often warms the hearts of those in attendance.
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August 02, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
Take a look and see if any of these names or terms surprise you.
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The previous Primary presidency was just called in April 2021. Read their bios and meet the newest member of the presidency.
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July 28, 2022 01:38 PM MDT
“I am a daughter of God, one of his Black daughters, and because I’m Black, I’ve had very specific cultural experiences that influence my perspective, my leadership, and my faith.”
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July 27, 2022 02:58 PM MDT
President Camille N. Johnson didn’t always want a career as a lawyer, but now she says she can see how the Lord was guiding her to it.
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July 22, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
Instead of approaching missionary work by telling others that they need the Church, we can let them know that “the Church needs you.”
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June 22, 2022 12:45 PM MDT
The year 2023 will include a couple of firsts related to the Churchwide curriculum.
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May 12, 2022 02:04 PM MDT
For any parents or Primary teachers interested in showing a real-life example of this parable in action, an unoccupied house in North Carolina recently collapsed into the ocean.
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April 04, 2022 11:47 AM MDT
Let’s take a look back at some of the historic firsts that took place on Saturday and Sunday.
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March 08, 2022 12:02 PM MST
Church leaders took to social media to honor important, impressive, and inspirational women in their lives.
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February 23, 2022 11:05 AM MST
I was amazed at the efforts to truly tailor this event to children. Here are a few things that impressed me as a mother about the most recent Friend to Friend.
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February 22, 2022 12:46 PM MST
Several Primary-aged children held cameras, makeup brushes, and producers' clipboards behind the scenes of the worldwide event.
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February 16, 2022 11:49 AM MST
The Primary general presidency worked with language specialists and native-speaking children to record their parts of the event in Spanish and Portuguese.
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January 25, 2022 11:46 AM MST
Primary children in New Zealand wrote messages expressing love for people in Tonga affected by the volcanic eruption.
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January 25, 2022 10:01 AM MST
The handbook update was made in December 2021, but Primary General President Camille N. Johnson and her counselors shared a video on social media last week explaining the update and the responsibilities of Primary presidencies.
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January 04, 2022 03:07 PM MST
Want your child to get the most out of this year’s “Come, Follow Me” study? Here are some resources that might help.
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October 21, 2021 01:31 PM MDT
President Camille N. Johnson of the Primary General Presidency shared Thursday on Facebook that the Church has launched a new YouTube channel specifically designed for children.
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Fun
October 07, 2021 10:00 AM MDT
Have you ever listened to a song over and over, and one day you suddenly realize that the words you always sing at the top of your lungs are not the right ones? Primary children sure have! Check out some of the funniest misheard Primary song lyrics.
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May 26, 2021 02:42 PM MDT
When the new Primary General Presidency was sustained in April 2021 general conference, the experience was different from most. Rather than being in the Conference Center and taking a seat on the stand as many do in new Church leadership callings, the presidency watched the event from their home while surrounded by family.
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April 03, 2021 06:21 PM MDT
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February 22, 2021 01:00 PM MST
With the recent emphasis on home-centered Primary and our Church-wide study of the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price this year, it may feel challenging to involve the youngest members of your family in the discussion of what might feel like a weekly history lesson. Here are a few great resources to help engage and include your children in your 2021 Come, Follow Me study.
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Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are extending a special invitation to Primary children ages 3–11, parents, and leaders to watch the Friend to Friend broadcast, a worldwide event that premieres on February 20, 2021, to encourage children to follow Jesus Christ and serve others as He did.
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting all children ages 3–11, their parents, and Primary leaders and teachers to participate in a Friend to Friend broadcast—a Face to Face-style virtual event for children available for viewing beginning February 20.
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Members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have official Instagram accounts to expand their global ministries. The photo- and video-based social media platform is used by millions of people around the world, including many young adults and youth.
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September 14, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
The songs in “Shine” are anything but traditional as the album reimagines old-time favorite Primary songs in a variety of styles, including gospel, jazz, R&B, neo-soul, reggae, and Atlanta hip hop.
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August 25, 2020 08:27 PM MDT
In 1878, Aurelia Spencer Rogers spoke with then-Relief Society General President Eliza R. Snow about a need she saw among the children of the Church—structure and some supervision.
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Fun
July 23, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “We asked, you answered” highlights memorable responses to discussion questions posed on LDS Living’s social media accounts. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram @ldsliving to contribute.
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July 09, 2020 01:50 PM MDT
During the women’s session of the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson made this powerful statement to the sisters of the Church: “How I yearn for you to understand that the restoration of the priesthood is just as relevant to you as a woman as it is to any man.” He then entreated the women of the Church “to study prayerfully all the truths you can find about priesthood power.”
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Fun
June 11, 2020 01:15 PM MDT
In some areas of the world, Church leaders have begun to open chapel doors and welcome Latter-day Saints back for limited sacrament meetings. Most doors to Primary classes, however, will remain closed as leaders have been instructed to give priority to meetings where ordinances are performed. But that isn’t stopping Saints in Australia and in many other places around the world from reaching out to their Primary children.
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April 23, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
On April 23, 2020, Latter-day Saint musician and songwriter Janice Kapp Perry received an honorary doctorate degree from Brigham Young University.
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Fun
April 20, 2020 06:57 PM MDT
With individuals and families holding church and Come, Follow Me at home these days, some might be looking for all the help they can get when it comes to engaging their little ones for Primary. And what better to encourage participation than Singing Time?
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March 24, 2020 01:00 PM MDT
Are your kids lost during family scripture study? Do you want to add a little extra oomph to your now-at-home Primary lessons? Help is on the way!
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February 26, 2020 06:12 PM MST
Four new members have been called to the Primary general board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The new board members are Brittany Beattie, Riverton, Utah; Kaylene Porter Harding, Lindon, Utah; Christine C. Ivory, Holladay, Utah; and Amy M. Jones, Highland, Utah.
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December 20, 2019 10:12 PM MST
In my childhood, everything wasn’t bliss in our ward Primary, for boys will be boys. The laughter of the boys and the chatter of the girls at times must have been most disconcerting to our Primary leaders.
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December 11, 2019 09:57 PM MST
Leaders and youth beginning the new Children and Youth program will find updated websites for the Young Women, Aaronic Priesthood and Primary organizations.
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Fun
October 17, 2019 03:04 PM MDT
There are few things more hilarious than seeing primary children’s personalities shine through in unexpected ways.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
August 17, 2019 01:02 PM MDT
There is really no place like Primary. With singing time, coloring pages, and snack breaks, it may be the most fun room at church. But can you imagine what it would be like if Gru's loveable minions started going to primary? Here's what we think that might look like.
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