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Before Primary, cut two large footsteps out of different colors of paper. Write on one “being baptized and confirmed” and on the other “and keeping my baptismal covenants.” Prepare several smaller footsteps in both colors. Write one of the following on each footstep of the first color: 8 years old, repent, interview with the bishop, immersion, priesthood authority, covenant, white clothing, Holy Ghost. On each small footstep of the second color, write one of the standards from “My Gospel Standards.” Randomly place all the small footsteps around the room.

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE: Write on the board “I will follow Jesus Christ by . . .” Place the large footsteps on the board, one at a time, and read them together. Explain that these are necessary steps in Heavenly Father’s plan. If necessary, help the children understand what a baptismal covenant is.

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION (playing a matching game): Ask a child to find one of the footsteps of the first color. Ask him or her to read the word or phrase on the footstep and place it on the board under the matching large footstep. Ask the children what this has to do with baptism and confirmation. Repeat with all the footsteps of the first color. Ask him or her to read the word or phrase on the footstep and place it on the board under the matching large footstep. Discuss how living the gospel standard listed on the footstep will help the children keep their baptismal covenants. Repeat with the other footsteps.


 
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- Enlarged Footsteps for this sharing time by Sara Schwitzer

- Sofia's Primary Ideas

- Latter-Day Chatter

- Baptismal Covenant Reminder by Brittany Olsen

- Baptism Flower by Sally Reynolds

- Baptism is a sybolism of death by Laurene Knighton

- Baptism, My First Covenant

- Baptism Jeopady by Jennifer Ipsen

- Baptism Jeopardy by Shawna Woodworth

- Baptism Word Scramble by Sherry Langfitt

- I am accountable for my choices

- I took the picture of the young boy being baptized and enlarged it to poster size. I laminated it and then cut it into 12 puzzle pieces. I'm going to put the pieces randomly (back side up) on the board, and then ask the children 12 questions about baptism. When they answer them they can turn over a puzzle piece and assemble it. Our junior primary is really small, so I'm going to let each class have a turn with help from their teachers.  (Idea by Jeanette Waver / ga04272009)

- I used two identical dolls. One the children were able to come up and mark on to show a sin. The second was hidden in a container of water. After they were done marking up the first doll it was time for her to be baptized. I dunked her into the water then used slight of hand and pulled up the second doll. The children loved it. (Idea by Tammy / ga10042008)

- I will follow Jesus Christ by being baptized and confirmed by Katie Poland

- Jesus Christ was baptized

- On the right path

- Plain Words about Baptism: Why is it so important for me to be baptized?

- Sharing Time Ideas by Jill









 
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