LatterdayVillage has resources for all aspects of Primary!
Each year there is an annual theme and assigned curriculum. You will find resources specifically designed for this current year including PLANNERS, BIRTHDAY CARDS, NOTEBOOK COVERS, and more!
And Monthly helps such as MONTHLY SHARING TIMES, MONTHLY POSTERS, MONTHLY SONG, NEWSLETTERS, PRIMARY SCRIPTURE SEARCH and more!
LESSON & TEACHING HELPS
Lesson Supplements to assist with Sunbeam, CTR and Valiant lesson manuals
Music leaders have 15 minutes each week for Singing Time - find a multitude of helps for Primary Choristers!
This includes Scouting for boys, Activity Days for girls and Quarterly Activity Days for all children
Resources for Primary Presidents, Primary Counselors, and Primary Secretaries - along with teacher resources
HistoryPrimary had it's beginnings in Farmington, Utah in 1878.
Aurielia Spencer Rogers was concerned about the behavior of neighborhood boys and after discussing it with Eliza R. Snow, they developed a program for boys and girls that was approved by President John Taylor.
On Sunday August 25, 1878, 224 children met in the Farmington Rock Chapel - that is still standing today. Ward Primaries were held throughout the territory.
The first official general Primary president was called in 1880. There are now over one million children attending Primary throughout the world.
To learn more about Primary, visit LDS.org - Primary
Invite a child to give the opening prayer.
Follow up with the children if you encouraged them to do something during the week. You may want to have them share their experiences with showing kindness. Whisper as you talk with the children.
Jesus Christ Taught, “Let Your Light Shine”
Children Can Be Good Examples
Tell the children that we can all follow Jesus Christ’s instruction to let our lights shine by being good examples for others. When we choose to follow Jesus, other people can learn about him by watching us.
Ask a child to uncover a paper candle by removing the paper basket that covers it. Read the name or names on the candle. Then tell the story that goes along with that candle. Repeat with the other two baskets and candles, telling the other two stories.
Invite a child to give the closing prayer and ask Heavenly Father to help the children be good examples for others.
As the children leave your classroom, invite them to walk out quietly with their paper candles held in front of them. (If the children must wait for someone to pick them up from the classroom, invite them to show their candles to the person picking them up.)