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IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (seeing pictures): Show a picture of the earth and ask the children who created the earth. Explain that Jesus Christ created the earth under Heavenly Father’s direction. Then show a picture of Jesus Christ and invite the children to say, “Jesus Christ created the earth.”

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (drawing pictures): Tell the children that part of Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness was that an earth would be created where we would gain a body so we could grow and learn. Draw six numbered circles on the chalkboard. Divide the children into six groups, and ask each group to read one of the following scripture passages about the six days of the Creation:

Genesis 1:1–5 (day 1)
Genesis 1:6–8 (day 2)
Genesis 1:9–13 (day 3)
Genesis 1:14–19 (day 4)
Genesis 1:20–23 (day 5)
Genesis 1:24–31 (day 6)

Invite each group to come one at a time to the front of the room, tell the other children what happened on the day they read about, and draw a picture that represents that day in the corresonding circle. Read Genesis 2:1–3 together. Review with the children what happened on each day of the Creation.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO ADD YOUR IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK'S SHARING TIME, use the comment section below and add your thoughts.  If your comments are too long, have trouble posting your comments or you have files you'd like to share, please e-mail them to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I'll post them below:

- Creation Appreciation Game by Shanda Braithwaite

- Creation BINGO by Kimberly Penhallegon

- Creation Sharing Time by Amy

- The Creation by Mykle Whiting - Power Point Presentation

- Creation Worksheet by Roxie Hancey

- Sofia's Primary Ideas

- LDS Living: Creation Code

- My Father in Heaven Loves Me

- Jesus Christ created the earth by Cindy

- Reverence for Creation

- An idea shared by Gillian Scandurra / ga02022013 - Gather six boxes, each one will have a 'creation' activity inside related to one day of the days of creation. Divide primary into six groups with each group given a box. Inside each box is a paper saying "Day ......." plus the scripture reference written out for that day - but in child friendly language for junior primary. EG. On the first day God said "let there be light" and there was light. God saw that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

Each group makes/does what is in their box. Each group then comes to the front, reads what day they have, the scripture reference and shows what they have 'created'. Or, show what they have created and have the rest of primary guess what is it.

Day one (light): have torches inside - the children can turn the room light off and turn their torches on.

Day two (waters): bowl and cup - children collect water with the cup and put into the bowl.

Day three (land/plants): Make a collage out of magazine pictures of plants, trees, land etc

Day four (sun/moon/stars): Cut out printed stars, moons, suns. Paste onto paddlepop (wooden) sticks to hold up

Dat five (fishes/birds): use hand/finger puppets to depict birds and fish

Day six (creatures/man): make people and animals out of playdough

Day seven: everyone lays down on the ground - calm and quiet.

- The Creation - Each day a gift

- Little LDS Ideas

- Creation Sharing Time from Pergler's Primary Place

- It's time for sharing

- Jesus Christ created the earth under the direction of Heavenly Father by Jennifer C. Orgill

- Jesus Created the Earth

- February 2013 Sharing Time Ideas by Jill


Comments (10)
  • elizabeth

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  • Cyera  - Day 1!!!!

    I have just noticed on some of the blogs they have that the first day Jesus created light and darkness but, I read in the scriptures it is Heaven and Earth. Sorry to be a stickler but we need to be teaching our kids the correct order. Read your scriptures:-)

  • Emily  - day 1

    If you read the corresponding scripture given for day 1- its says he created heaven and the earth and then seperated light from darkness- " God said, let there be light: and there was light". He named the light day and the dakrness night- and the evening and the morning were the FIRST day.

  • Sandi

    The 1st verse does say that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. But if you keep reading to verse 5 it says he "called the light day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." Also, if you refer to the sharing time outline published by the church, they have listed as day one being the day Jesus created light and darkness. I believe that the 1st verse in Genesis, stating God created the heaven and earth, is a summary statement, and then it goes on to explain how the earth was created.

  • KJR

    I just had to switch Sunday's so I have very little time to prepare. I'd love to hear the ideas of others. Please share!

  • RodsGal

    Here's my plan for tomorrow. We will have Jr. and Sr. together.

    Talk about how things need order to them. Since it's Fast Sunday I have to do something that doesn't include food so I'll have a child who does not play the piano come to the front where I will hand them a difficult piece of sheet music. I'll ask them to go to the piano and play it. They may try or may say they can't. We'll discuss how they would need lessons first, would have to start with simpler music and would need to practice. We can't just do things out of order, sometimes it's impossible and sometimes it's makes a mess!

    I'll talk to them about the order of the creation. If Heavenly Father and Jesus created Man first, where would they live? How would they see? What if he created the water and land but there was no earth? That wouldn't work. Instead, there was order.

    We will then have a little game of sorts where I'll have seven gift boxes representing the seven days of the week. Inside will be the p...

  • Anonymous

    I thought of maybe doing a memory game made out of poster board. (Get pictures depicting the creation, 2 of each day). As children flip over a match, you'd then read the verses about that day.

  • Anonymous  - Order of Creation

    The order of the creation has really tripped me up. I've read Gospel Principles, all primary manuals, searched, and even the Encyclopedia of Mormonism (which says there are differing views from LDS scholars) to get a clear and simple version of what was created each day, but to no avail. The scriptures seem to differ slightly from what is taught in the temple (i.e. land animals and man created on the 6th day according to Genesis??). Even Genesis 1 and 2 differ a little. I've concluded that what's more important is that all of these things were created for our benefit by a loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ:)If any one else has some insight I'd love to hear it along with the source.

  • Anonymous  - Order of Creation

    Me again,

    I just found this article from that really help with my dilemma. It's called The Creation--Each Day a Gift. each-day-a-gift?lang=eng

  • Jennie  - Abraham 3:24-25

    I made a video with a melody and actions to teach the kids the scripture of the month. I call it Scripturecize. I've been doing it for the past year and it's been really successful. All the kids in our primary knew all the verses for 2012, so I made a YouTube channel so other primaries could try it as well. UCScfjKAQrUxqvgChjWKDsOg/videos

    I'll put up further information about it on my blog

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