Primary Sharing Time: Sharing the Gospel


I have felt so inspired by the Primary's October Sharing Time Outline.
I love the principles being taught, because I feel like they are so important and applicable to EVERYONE! 

I decided to create a fun little sharing time idea based on the outline 
"I CAN SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY".

There are two parts (discussion points and an activity) that you might possibly use during your sharing time lesson!

My thought is to begin the lesson by teaching the children that "Every Member is a Missionary".
Explain to them that that statement includes THEM!
From there you could discuss some ways the children can share the gospel with their friends and families now!
 (see some possible discussion points and references below).

Following, you could involve the children in a missionary activity. 
You could discuss how they children could start by being missionaries within their own primary classes!
Help the children understand that there are a lot of other children who belong to the primary who they don't normally see. 
Explain that we want those children to know that we are their friends and want to see them come to primary with us. 

You could have the children sit in their classes and pick someone together they would like to make cards for.
Each child could write a message or draw a picture for that specific child. 

Below I have created a larger card with a pocket that you could put together all the notes from the children to drop off. 
(you could do this as a primary presidency or have class teachers drop off the cards).


I hope you and your primary have fun learning and participating in missionary work together! 
You can download a PDF copy of the images by clicking on the links below.
Keep in mind that  if you attempt to change the sizing, you may run the risk of slightly blurring the image!

Keep in mind that  if you are interested in any alterations to the designs 
or any adding an personal details, I am more than happy to help!
You can find more information and details here


You might take some time to talk about the many things children can do to share the gospel.

I chose to highlight 4 simple things children can do now to be missionaries towards their friends and family.
If you decide to use some of the same talking points, 
you could post the pictures above as you discuss the topics.
I have also included some coordinating stories, scriptures, 
and songs that you might mention / sing as you teach and share with the kids in primary.

From my experience, children have such a sense of kindness and love about them.
They are often being the greatest missionaries when they are being friends to other children, 
because they show such pure love. 
I decided to focus on how being a good friend can help children share the gospel.

8.5 x 11 "Smile and Say Hello" Print Download

You might take some time to help the children understand that as they are being kind and friendly to others,
they are following the example of the Savior. 

There are many ways to share the gospel by being a friend. 
For instance, when we see someone new (outside, at home, or at church), 
we can say hi and introduce ourselves.

Below are some example stories, scriptures and songs 
that coordinate to this topic that you could share with the children

STORIES

CHILDREN'S SONGS

SCRIPTURES
Matthew 4:16
Alma 37: 6-7



8.5 x 11 "Love & Serve Others" Print Download

You might take some time to explain to the children that as we are
serving others and showing love, we are sharing the gospel.

The Savior demonstrated great love as He shared and preached the gospel.

Below are some example stories, scriptures and songs 
that coordinate to this topic that you could share with the children

STORIES

SCRIPTURES
Mosiah 2:17
Matthew 22:39
Matthew 25:37-40

CHILDREN'S SONGS



8.5 x 11 "Listen & Show Interest" Print Download

You might take some time to explain to the children that we can 
better share the gospel as we listen carefully to others.
We should listen to them like their Heavenly Father.
As we listen to them, our friends will feel confident that their thoughts and feelings 
are important to us and our friends will be more likely to be receptive to the gospel.

Below are some example stories, scriptures and songs 
that coordinate to this topic that you could share with the children

STORIES

CHILDREN'S SONGS

SCRIPTURES
D&C 18:10

8.5 x 11 "Wave & Invite Others" Print Download

You might take the time to help the children understand how they can
share the gospel by making others feel loved.
For instance, when we see people alone, we can invite them to join us.
We can smile, wave, and be kind.
We can invite them to do things with us, including go to church.

Below are some example stories, scriptures and songs 
that coordinate to this topic that you could share with the children

STORIES

CHILDREN'S SONGS





You can create a larger card by piecing together two regular sheets of cardstock (8.5 x 11)
I created a simple 8.5 x 11 cover for the card that you could glue on the front for decoration.
I have also created a pocket for the inside of the card 
to hold each of the notes and drawings from the children.
You can create the pocket in the card by cutting out the pocket image and glueing it on the inside of the card
(only glue three sides - left, right, and bottom).

8.5 x 11 Card Cover

8.5 x 5.5 Card Pocket

18 comments:

  1. Once again, this is perfect. I love your ideas!

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  2. I look forward to seeing everything you do. Thank you for sharing your talents with us so freely. I am not in Primary, but I am going to do this for a FHE with my grandchildren. Thank you!! Thank you!! You are amazing and wonderful!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing your time and talents. These are awesome!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your ideas. These are amazing!

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  5. Awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing your time and talents!

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  6. Wow! Just the message I wanted to send to the children this week. And I love the service opportunity for them too! Thank you :)

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  7. Wow! Just the message I wanted to share with the children this week. And I love the service opportunity too. Thanks :)

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  8. This is perfect! Also, we have a few children who have become less active now & the card is perfect to send them a note of love. My daughter just got called to the primary presidency like me & I'm making sure your website is at the top of her list!

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  9. I have been trying to find a way to reach out to the inactive children in our Primary and I think this just might do the trick. Thanks for all of your ideas!!

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  10. I have been trying to find a way to reach out to the less active children in our Primary and I think this just might do the trick. Thanks for all of your ideas!!

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  11. Thank you for sharing these are so sweet.

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing! The cutest images!

    Gratitude from Australia!

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  13. Thank you for sharing these are so sweet.

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  14. This is just wonderful. I love how the suggestions directly relate to the children. Absolutely great! Thanks for the visuals!

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  15. I Love it!!! I'm using your idea, but I made four surf boards(using my silhouette) and added your four examples. So we are going to talk about how we can catch the wave of missionary work

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  16. This is a great sharing time, love the visuals and the suggestions!

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  17. You are fabulous!!!! Thanks so much for creating such wonderful primary helps!

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  18. Dido to many of the comments above. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and fun ideas!

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