A Primary Showcase during Linger Longer

Many wards have after-church social gatherings with refreshments, sometimes called a “Linger Longer.” Generally the ward activities committee takes charge of potluck signups. People munch and mingle, enjoy each other’s company and get to know one another better.

What if Primary provided spiritual nourishment as well? Can you imagine the cultural hall with tables set up on which children display their thoughts on the yearly theme (for 2015, it’s “I Know My Savior Lives“). Perhaps children would like to bear their testimonies by drawing a picture, or writing a short story, or making a clay sculpture or other artwork to express their feelings about what it means to have a Savior, to know He lives, and to get acquainted with Jesus. Children might make their creations during Sharing Time or class time. Activity Day girls and Scouts might do more substantial projects during their midweek gatherings.

from lds.org

from lds.org

Such a display might be a good springtime activity, to balance the busy fall with its Primary Sacrament Meeting Presentations and children’s involvement in Christmas programs.

“And a little child shall lead them.” — Isaiah 21:6

~Marci

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