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Families in the Scriptures: Musical Clues (Sharing Time or Family Night Lesson)



“Families are central to Heavenly Father’s plan.” Featuring families in the scriptures, here is a lesson plan built on the good ideas in the Sharing Time manual. Download the one-page lesson plan here:  Families in the Scriptures lesson outline.

Adam and Eve: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “Our family was the first family on earth.” Then give this musical clue: sing verse 1 of “Follow the Prophet,” Children’s Songbook, 110 — but hum the words “Adam” and “Eden” and let the children guess. Discuss the important role his wife Eve played as their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) in Moses 5:4-12, 58-59.

Abraham and Sarah: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “We were very old before we had a child.” Then give this musical clue: sing verse 4 of “Follow the Prophet,” Children’s Songbook, 110 — but hum the words “Abraham” and “Isaac” and let the children guess. Discuss the important role wife and mother Sarah played in having faith that God would keep his promises to send them a child, as their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) in Genesis 21:1-3.

Lehi and Sariah and sons: Ask a child or teacher to read these clues: “We crossed the ocean to get to the promised land” and “Our sons went back to Jerusalem to get sacred records to bring with us.” Then give this musical clue: sing “Nephi’s Courage,” Children’s Songbook, 120 — but hum the words “Nephi,” “Laman” and “Lemuel” and let the children guess. Discuss the important role the mother Sariah played as their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) about how happy Lehi and Sariah were when their sons brought back the plates: 1 Nephi 5:1, 7.

Joseph Smith Sr., Lucy Mack Smith, and Joseph Smith Jr.: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “Our son was the first person to ever see God the Father and Jesus Christ together.” Then give this musical clue: “Joseph Smith’s First Prayer” Hymns, 26, or “On a Golden Springtime,” Children’s Songbook, 88. Their family followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) about all the people in the Smith family and Joseph’s remarkable experience in Joseph Smith History 1:3-4, 14-17.

Pioneer families: Ask a child or teacher to read this clue: “We crossed the plains to get to the promised land.” Then give this musical clue: “Pioneer Children Sang as they Walked,” Children’s Songbook, 214, or “Pioneer Children were Quick to Obey,” 215. Pioneer families followed Heavenly Father’s plan for them. Read more (particularly Senior Primary children) in Doctrine & Covenants 136:1-2, 20-21.

APPLICATION: Whatever your family looks like — whether a mom and dad, or just one parent, or grandparents, or whatever — your family can follow Heavenly Father’s plan for your family. You can pray to find out what Heavenly Father’s plan is for you. You can read the scriptures to find out how these families and other families followed Heavenly Father’s plan. Children can be leaders in holding family prayer, scripture study, and Family Home Evening. Remind your parents, and be as helpful as you can be!

TESTIMONY: Testify that the Heavenly Father has a plan for each child and each family, and He will help us accomplish it.


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A Celebration of Epiphany / Three Kings Day: Family Night Lesson or Sharing Time Supplement

Our guest author Daniel offers a Family-Night-style lesson celebrating an ancient Christian holiday that might have escaped our notice.  Daniel is a teacher and father who loves bird-watching and studying religion.

Download a PDF of this lesson by clicking here.

Star of Bethlehem, Edward Burne-Jones (1890)

Every year on January 6th, millions of Christians around the world celebrate a holiday called Epiphany.  In Spain and Latin America, they call it El Día de los Reyes (“Three Kings Day”), in Sweden it is Trettondedag Jul (“Thirteenth Day Yule”), and in Ethiopia they call it Timkat (though their different calendar puts it on January 19th).  Disneyland even hosts a 5-day celebration!  It is officially “The 12th Day of Christmas,” and is the day on which people of many cultures exchange their Christmas gifts.

The reason for this holiday is contained in the word Epiphany, from the Greek, which means “to make manifest,” “to reveal,” or “to appear.”  First celebrated in the 4th century AD, it traditionally commemorates three New Testament events during which Jesus Christ was “revealed” to the world:

  1. the visit of the wise men (usually called The Magi) shortly after his birth, when baby Jesus was heralded as a king for all people;
  2. Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, when the Spirit of God descended and a voice spoke from heaven, “This is my beloved Son;”
  3. and the wedding at Cana, at which Jesus’ first public miracle took place when he revealed his divine powers by changing the water into wine.

Each culture has developed rich traditions as a part of their celebration of Epiphany, ranging from the leaving of children’s shoes outside their doors in hopes that the Three Kings will fill them with gifts during the nighttime, to the baking and eating of a “King Cake,” to putting on massive and glorious parades that culminate in ritual re-enactments of the baptism of Jesus.  Christians the world over have developed an impressive variety of religious feasts, blessings, sacred processions, fasts, and musical celebrations in honor of Epiphany.  It is the climax of the ancient “Twelve Days of Christmas.”  It is the merry-making “Twelfth Night.”  It is a world-wide communal celebration of the revelation of Jesus Christ to all mankind.


Study and Discussion (choose anything that interests you)

 Read and discuss the scriptures associated with the three traditional “Epiphany” events.  What does each “reveal” about Jesus?

  • The visit of the Magi (Matthew 2)
  • The Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3: 13-17 plus JST; Mark 1: 9-11; Luke 3: 21-22; John 1: 32-34)
  • The Wedding Feast at Cana (John 2: 1-11)

Brainstorm, Talk, and Write:

  1. If we were to celebrate three latter-day events for a new kind of Epiphany, which would you choose?  Which events in the history of our church “revealed” Jesus to us in essential ways?
  2. What about you and your personal experience with JesusCan you recall some of the events in your life in which Christ was “revealed” to you in any particular way?
    • Share your memories and experiences with the members of your group if you feel like it.
    • Write them in a journal or elsewhere and revisit these memories each January 6th with a prayer of gratitude and celebration for those events in which Christ “revealed” himself to you.

Expand Your Knowledge:

  1. Search your library of books, the internet, or “The LDS Scripture Citation Index” (scriptures.byu.edu) for more information and insights about the visit of the Magi, the baptism of Jesus, and the wedding feast at Cana.  Work together and make it fun for your group!  Share what you have learned with the others in your group (this can be as structured or as informal and free-wheeling as you’d like).  If you keep a scripture study journal, this might be a good time to write down any new insights.

Activities: Baking, Service, Art, and Video (choose any that interest you)

  1. Bake and eat a King Cake!  Search the internet for ideas and recipes that look good to you.  There are several yummy varieties out there – be sure to look up recipes for La Galette des Rois (a French pastry cake), Rosca de Reyes (the Spanish or Latin American variety), Dreikönigskuchen (a Swiss recipe), and Gâteau des Rois (another French variety).  Before you eat it, say a prayer in which you all take turns thanking God for events in your life in which Jesus Christ was “made manifest” to you in some way.  Watch out for the toy hidden inside!
  2. Take three gifts to a family in need.  Do it in grateful remembrance of the gifts of the Magi to baby Jesus and his humble little family.
  3. Search the vast “art museum” that is the internet for artwork depicting the three Epiphany events from the life of Jesus (for the visit of the wise men, the precise terms “Adoration of the Magi” and “Journey of the Magi” will be useful).  Try to find images from a variety of cultures and eras and using a variety of mediums (Christianity has a rich artistic heritage in painting, stained glass, tile murals, and stone carving to name a few).  Look closely at and ponder your favorite images and discuss the message or feeling each image conveys to you about Jesus.  Which images speak the most directly to your heart?  Which most closely reflect your personal experience of Jesus Christ?  Which inspire your devotion?
  4. Try your hand at religious art or musical expression, whether you’re a professional artist or a complete beginner.  Choose an “Epiphany” theme and depict it in an artistic way: draw a picture, make a play-doh sculpture, write a song, paint with watercolors, use markers on aluminum foil, make Epiphany-themed pancakes – use your imagination!  Try to pour your heart into the project, regardless of your skill level, offering your devotion to Christ through artistic expression.
  5. Explore the internet for videos of people from a variety of religious cultures celebrating Epiphany and Three Kings Day (and don’t forget “Timkat” or “Timket”).  What do people do?  Why do they do it?  As a group, think up some ways you might want to incorporate any of these religious traditions into your own celebration of Epiphany with your family and friends.  Now, let’s celebrate!


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Jesus’ First and Second Coming

"The Second Coming," by Harry Anderson. Gospel Art Kit 238

“The Second Coming,” by Harry Anderson. Gospel Art Kit 238

Click here for the following lesson plan as a pdf: Jesus second coming lesson outline

Very few lessons teach the second coming in a way that is understandable to children. Most rely on analogies about virgins and lamps that are useful, but often leave children without an understanding of what exactly Jesus’ second coming means. Here is a lesson to fill that gap and prepare children to meet Him, whether in this life or the next.

Lesson Outline: “Jesus Christ will return to the earth someday”

Items needed:

  • Pictures from Jesus’ life, including His birth, teaching, crucifixion and resurrection.
  • Pictures of Jesus’ second coming such as this: www.lds.org/media-library/images/the-second-coming-39618
  • Picture of a clock or calendar.
  • Wordstrips with the scripture references below.
  • Learn the song “When He Comes Again” (Children’s Songbook, 82–83).
  • Prepare to sing or recite the 10th Article of Faith (CS, 128).

Lesson Principles:

  • Jesus’ first coming is when He was born as a baby, lived on earth, died and was resurrected.
  • Jesus will come again someday in glory.
  • We can prepare to meet Him when he comes again.

Lesson Outline:

Begin with music: Teach the children the song “When He Comes Again” (CS 82).  If the children aren’t familiar with the song, pass out Children’s Songbooks to the teachers/leaders. Ask them to stand and form an instant choir to sing to the children.  Have the children guess what your lesson topic is by listening to the lyrics of the song.

The first coming. Show a picture of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Explain that this is Jesus’ first coming, as a baby who grew up to be the Savior. Show a few pictures of other scenes from his mortal life, including crucifixion and resurrection.

The second coming. Explain that Jesus will come again someday. This time He won’t come as a baby, because He is already grown up now. This time He will come in glory and power, like the Son of God that He is. Show the picture of Jesus’ second coming, with Jesus in the clouds descending to earth. Ask a child or teacher to read Matthew 24:30–31: “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven . . . and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

When will He come again? Show the picture of a clock or calendar.  Ask a child or teacher to read Matthew 24:36: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” That means no one knows except Heavenly Father exactly when Jesus will come again. But we know we are in the last days. (This might be a good place to sing the song again.)

How will we know when it’s almost time for Jesus to come again? What are some signs of Jesus’s Second Coming?  Explain that the world will be in commotion (mixed up) before He comes. Ask the children to make whooshing sounds like wind and gently wave their arms above their heads. (For more information as you prepare, read Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:28–29)

What will happen to the righteous people when He comes? Ask a child or teacher to read D&C 88:96–97:  “And the saints that are upon the earth, who are alive, shall be quickened and be caught up to meet him. And they who have slept in their graves shall come forth, for their graves shall be opened; and they also shall be caught up to meet him in the midst of the pillar of heaven.” Show the picture of the Second Coming and point out the people in the clouds. These are both the people living on earth when He comes and those who have already died but will come alive again to meet Him. Explain in age-appropriate ways about the graves being opened and the people being caught up into heaven to meet Jesus.

What will the government be like after He comes? Right now we have leaders of our government. Name some government officials in your area. But the 10th Article of Faith says that when Jesus comes again, “Christ will reign personally upon the earth.” That means that we will have President Jesus or King Jesus. Sing or recite the entire 10th Article of Faith (CS, 128).

What will animals be like after He comes? Ask a child or teacher to read Isaiah 11: 6-7: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.” Explain that now the wolf and the lamb are enemies, but when Jesus comes again all the animals will be friends.

We can prepare to meet Him when He comes again. Discuss with the children ways that we can be prepared for Jesus to come again and to meet Him ourselves.

God bless us as we prepare together, adults and children hand in hand, to receive Him again.



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Thank God in All Things: November Sharing Time or Family Night with visuals

All month we have been talking about the different things we are thankful for: ”  I am thankful for my body, I know that it is a temple of God.  I am thankful for temporal blessings.  I am thankful for spiritual blessings.”  Thanksgiving is a special time to review of all of these wonderful blessings we have and a reminder to thank our Creator who gave us all our blessings: “We should thank Heavenly Father for all of our blessings.”

“He commanded them that . . . every day they should give thanks to the Lord their God” (Mosiah 18:23)
At our house throughout the year we pull out our “Blessings Tree” to help us think about and remember all the blessings we have.  This activity is perfect for this month’s Sharing Time theme.  It is also helpful when discussing prayer and helping children think about what they would like to pray for or about.  The month of November is a great time to ponder our blessings but this is one of those lessons that you could (and should!) teach all year round.  We love bringing out our “Blessings Tree” for a quick and easy Family Night Lesson (FHE).  We use a small flannel board for our visuals, but there are lots of options: you could simply print out the tree and leaves pattern on paper, you could draw a big version on the chalkboard and let kids add paper leaves or even draw their own leaves with chalk.  The patterns are very basic so the sky’s the limit! (If you want to make flannel board pieces with these patterns, simply trace the patterns onto some pellon (which can be found at any fabric store), color with crayons and cut out!  Voila!)
Blessings Tree
Lesson Idea:
Share a personal blessing you are thankful for and/or share a scripture about giving thanks.  You can have children take turns choosing a leaf from a bag or from the table and have them add it to the tree.  When a blank leaf is chosen, a child can think of a blessing they want to add to the tree.
Scriptures About Giving Thanks:
  • Be thankful unto him, and bless his name: Psalm 100:1-5
  • O how you ought to thank your heavenly King: Mosiah 2:19-21
  • Live in thanksgiving daily: Alma 34:38
  • When thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God: Alma 37:37
  • Receive this blessing from the hand of the Lord, with a thankful heart: D&C 62:7
Primary Songs About Giving Thanks/Blessings:
“Children All Over the World” (Children’s Songbook, 16–17), “For Health and Strength (CS, 21), “I Think the World Is Glorious” (CS,230), “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” (CS,228–29), and “Thanks to Our Father” (CS,20).
Enjoy counting your blessings!

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Women and Service in the Kingdom: a Sharing Time or family night lesson for girls AND boys

(Hint: this might make a good 5th Sunday lesson!)

“How come boys get to do all the fun stuff?” asked a girl after a Sharing Time lesson about the priesthood. I replied, “Boys and men get to do the priesthood stuff, but that’s not the same as the fun stuff! Girls get to do lots of fun stuff!”

Rebecca, today’s guest author, received similar questions from children in her ward. Rebecca gave this Sharing Time lesson on a 5th Sunday in her ward to let girls AND boys know about the valuable role of women in the church. Without trying to answer unanswerable questions like “why is the priesthood reserved for men,” Rebecca’s lesson simply points children to some of the strong women leaders current and past, and teaches children the three purposes of Relief Society (can you name them?). It was a powerful lesson, simply presented in an engaging way, giving girls and boys a greater understanding of God’s love for his daughters and sons, and God’s need for all His children to serve in the kingdom.

Women PR lesson 1Women PR lesson 3

Dowload the 1) lesson outline, 2) current women leaders, and 3) pictures to illustrate the history and purpose of Relief Society. The photos you see are of the jigsaw puzzle (particularly good for Junior Primary) and matching game (particularly good for Senior Primary).

thank you, Rebecca!


Related idea: Girls AND boys in the Bible

This lesson is one of the chapters in the book “Sunday Lessons and Activities for Kids,” the book that was born on this blog! Read about how the book came to be here.


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Follow the Prophet – but how, exactly?

pres monsonWhen you teach that the living prophet leads the Church under the direction of Jesus Christ, you might “show the children the most recent conference issue of the Ensign or Liahona. Select sentences from the prophet’s talks, and invite children to read them aloud. Together, make a list of things the children could do to follow the prophet.” (2013 Sharing Time manual, 10).

It was a wonderful treasure hunt for me, to re-read the conference issue and look for things that President Monson said that children could understand and follow. Here are the gems I found:

  • “I would recommend . . . that you take an inventory of your life and look specifically for the blessings, large and small, you have received.” (Ensign, Nov 2012, 86)
  • “May we ever watch over one another, assisting in times of need.” (110)
  • “Let us not be critical and judgmental but let us be tolerant, ever emulating the Savior’s example of loving-kindness.” (110) This may require defining some words for younger children.
  • “May we pray for the inspiration to know of the needs of those around us, and then may we go forward and provide assistance.” (110)
  • “I thank you for your prayers in my behalf. I need them; I feel them. We as General Authorities also remember all of you and pray for our Heavenly Father’s choicest blessings to be with you.” (111)

You might have a drawing activity illustrating these things the prophet has asked us to do: blessings we can be grateful for, or ways we can help others. You could do this “Pictionary style” — one child draws something on the board and the other children guess what they’re drawing. Or you could prepare a handout for coloring or original drawing.

Or you might like to play Follow The Prophet Tic Tac Toe – download the lesson plan and gameboard here.

And of course, there’s no better time to sing “Follow the Prophet” (Children’s Songbook, 110). My favorite way to sing this song is with children reverently but valiantly marching, following a child who is taking a turn as a prophet, worthy of following. What a blessing for children to know they are safe following the Lord’s prophet, and to learn how to follow the prophet.


photo from mormonnewsroom.org


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Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday: Sharing Time ideas with family activity


Our Resurrected Savior

Family Activity: In my family we like to celebrate the Holy Week leading up to Easter, in addition to Easter Sunday itself.  We’ve done this the last few years and it has been really meaningful not only to me and my husband but also my 2 young children.  Beginning on Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter), we set aside a few minutes each day to tell the story about Jesus’ last week.  Each day we read the scripture account of the events that took place in Jesus’ life in the same order as they actually transpired.

I’ve outlined the scripture references (The Last Week of Jesus’ Life-Easter PDF) and organized them by day of the week so you know what events happened when and which scripture stories to tell.  I love to pull out pictures from the Gospel Art Kit to use as visuals, but even if you don’t have a hard copy of the Gospel Art Kit, it is all on lds.org’s Media Library so you can do it digitally too!

Sharing Time Lessons: Teach about Palm Sunday using the scriptures outlined in the document above, and some visuals from the Gospel Art Kit (or even this 1-minute video from lds.org).  What happened on Palm Sunday and how did it get its name anyway?  This is the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  The people waved palm leaves and laid them in His path as He rode into the city on a donkey.  Some say that the palm leaf was a symbol of “great value” because the palm trees were highly valued by the people and used in many ways.  Make a copy of the scripture references for each of your Primary children and send it home with them so they can study the Holy Week with their families and in preparation for your Sharing Time Lesson on Easter about the Resurrection.  On Easter Sunday talk about the different events of Jesus’ last week to summarize (you may choose to highlight 2 or 3 specific events and bring pictures for those since you will not have time to review everything). Then teach about the Resurrection and why Easter Sunday is such a special day to celebrate Jesus!  I teach children about the Resurrection using paper dolls (see templates below): one paper doll to represent the spirit and one to represent the body.  Make a set for each child and one for yourself while you teach the concept of what happened to Jesus when he died (his Spirit left his body and his body was laid in the tomb). Then let each child have their own set to cut out and color then practice with you while you show how the spirit leaves our body when we die. The spirit continues living and the body goes in the grave.  Then have the children reunite the spirit and body when it is time to demonstrate the Resurrection.  This is a complex doctrine that is reinforced visually and kinesthetically when using paper doll visuals while you are teaching.

Enjoy teaching and testifying about one of the most important events in Christ’s life!

Template: Body and Spirit-Girl

Template: Body and Spirit-Boy



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Surrounded by Good Friends: sharing time lesson and family night idea

Here’s a lesson outline for you today about choosing good friends. Suitable for Sharing Time, this lesson outline doubles as a Family Home Evening lesson which can easily be adapted for children of all ages!


Download these PDF documents:

Choosing Good Friends Lesson Outline

“Circle of Friends” visuals page 1

“Circle of Friends” visuals page 2

Here‘s some other great Sharing Time ideas!

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Personal Prayer Lesson Plan– with visuals for children, especially those with Special Needs

Whether a child has special needs or not, this lesson plan helps visualize the steps of prayer — not only thanking and asking, but also asking for forgiveness. It helps a child to see that adults have to ask for forgiveness too — and makes the power of the Atonement real.

Purpose:  To help a child understand the five steps of prayer.

Supplies:  You’ll need 6 stick figures (3 for the adult and 3 for the child). You can draw them or print out 3 copies of our blank stick figures. You’ll also need a picture of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ such as Joseph Smith’s First Vision.

Directions:  The teacher goes first as an example.  He writes his name on top of one figure. Then he says what he is grateful for and writes those things around his figure.

  Brother Henderson

Now, help the child write his name over his figure.  Ask the child “What do you like? or “What are you grateful for?”  Then, help the child write or draw his answers. 


Example of a filled out figure

Take out a 3rd stick figure. Around the figure write anything you need forgiveness for.  Say something like, “I made a mistake and yelled at someone” or “I took something that didn’t belong to me” as examples of the kinds of things to write down in this section. Help the child fill out his mistakes around stick figure #4. Explain that everyone makes mistakes — no need to dwell on them — and we can ask for forgiveness, thanks to Jesus Christ, and try not to do it again.

Next, write down blessings you need or want around stick figure#5.  Have the child write down what blessings he wants, for himself or others, around stick figure #6. Examples: make good choices, learn to be safe, healing for a family member, etc.  You could cut out small pictures of missionaries, family members, pets, the prophet (from the Friend magazine) if that would help the child learn about important people and things to pray about.

Once all the stick figures are filled out, summarize: “There are five steps in prayer:

1. Open the prayer. Say “Dear Heavenly Father …”

2. Tell Heavenly Father what you are grateful for. “I am thankful for …” (Use the list you just wrote up.)

3. Ask Heavenly Father to forgive you for mistakes you made (refer to the child’s stick figure). 

4. Ask Heavenly Father for things you need or want for yourself or others (refer to the blessing stick figure.)

5. Close the prayer. End with “I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”

Lay out the stick figures in order.  Write “Dear Heavenly Father” on the top of the blessings page.  Write “In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen” at the bottom of the last paper or place a picture of Jesus Christ last.

Point to the words or picture and say, “Dear Heavenly Father,”

On the blessing page:  Say, “I am thankful for . . . . .”  Name each  word or picture as you point to it.

On the mistake page:  Say, “Please forgive me for . . . . .”  Name each  word or picture as you point to it.

On the child’s request page:  Say, “Please bless . . . . ”  Name each  word or picture as you point to it.

Point to the words or picture of Jesus Christ and say, “I say this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.”  

Enrichment:  Talk about different kinds of prayers; prayers at church, over meals, and at night.

If the child cannot read or benefits from more visuals, use pictures and/or words to help them understand better.  Many pictures can be cut out of magazines, or printed off your computer.  Here are some common pictures you can use as visuals.  Prayer Lesson PECS  (I used boardmaker for the pictures. They are not LDS specific.)

Personal Prayer Lesson Plan



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Word of Wisdom- sharing time lesson and family night idea

A few years ago my Relief Society had a great activity where we each planned a Family Home Evening lesson with visuals and made enough copies for the group.  Then we all got together and shared a copy of our lesson with everyone in attendance.  At the end of the night we went home with a stack of ready-to-go Family Night lessons.  It was genius!  My friend Adrienne planned her lesson on the Word of Wisdom and came up with a great game!  My kids have loved the game over the years and now, with Adrienne’s permission, I am sharing her game as the activity to accompany my Sharing Time lesson for June’s theme: “I Choose the Right by Living Gospel Principles”.  Use it in Primary and then bring it out for FHE too!

One of the gospel principles that we are asked to obey is the Word of Wisdom.  I know that when we obey God’s commandments we are blessed!  Blessings come in all shapes and sizes and often we may not even know or recognize all of them.

Word of Wisdom Sharing Time Lesson PDF

Word of Wisdom game headings PDF

Word of Wisdom game pieces page 1 PDF

Word of Wisdom game pieces page 2 PDF

Word of Wisdom game pieces page 3 PDF

~Michelle, with guest contributor Adrienne, former Relief Society President whose heart is always with the children and is continually searching for simple and powerful ways to teach the gospel to her two little ones.


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