Today we are sharing a wonderful Primary Sacrament Meeting Program Outline idea contributed by our guest author Kim, former Primary President and mother of 6 children. She loves photography and hiking, camping, and biking anytime, anywhere.
Download this 2-page Primary Sacrament Meeting presentation outline – I am a Child of God (updated for 2018 by Marci). Feel free to adapt it to the needs of your Primary. Then read how Kim prepares the children for their successful program. Here’s how she does it:
We have the narrators read the themes and scriptures for each song, then we have each of the Primary children give a short statement from one of the questions listed in the outline.
To prepare, we assign each class a monthly theme. We find it is easiest to pull the kids out one at a time during singing time the month before and collect their answers (we usually have them say one sentence each). Then we email the part to their parents several times before the program and ask them to help their children memorize it. Some classes have children answer the same question (usually the younger kids), while other classes have children answer different questions on the same topic. Either way works great.
When we did the program last year, it worked very smoothly to have each class line up at the microphone while the narrator(s) spoke. Then after each child said their parts, the class walked back to their seats while the introduction to the song was being played.
We gave a copy of the program to all the teachers so they knew when to take their classes up to the microphone. The narrator(s) knew to start their part right after each song. No cues were needed from the presidency, and the program ran all by itself.
A few other things that helped: We put name tags on all the seats several weeks in advance so all the children knew where they sat. We practiced several times having them come from the audience to their seats until they had it memorized.
We estimated about 5 minutes per class and with 8 sections, the program turned out to be 40 minutes.
We hope this helps make your program easier and more enjoyable.
~Kim, guest author
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