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ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION (learning about the sacrament): Invite the bishop or branch president and a few Aaronic Priesthood holders to teach the children about the sacrament.  If possible, you could ask them to take the children into the chapel and teach them what the sacrament symbolizes and show them the sacrament table, the place where they kneel to offer the prayer, and the cloth used to cover the sacrament.  Invite another Aaronic Priesthood holder to explain what he does to pass the sacrament each week to the congregation and why this is a sacred privilege.  Ask the children what the priesthood bearers do that shows respect for God when they bless the sacrament (kneel to pray, cover the sacrament with with a white cloth, dress and act in a reverent manner).  Invite the children to share what they can do to show respect for Jesus Christ during the administration of the sacrament.



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Comments (29)
  • Barbara Dolman

    Attention getter: A pot, a large serving spoon, a delicate goblet or glass, and a small teaspoon.
    Application:
    Take the large spoon and bang the pot loudly several times. Then use the teaspoon to carefully tap the glass, producing a delicate ringing sound. Compare this to irreverent/reverent behaviors and attitudes. Irreverent actions can distract and interfere with the feelings of the Spirit. Reverent actions create an atmosphere that invites the Spirit.
    http://preparednotscared.blogspot.com/2010/07/ family-home-evening-tonight.html

  • Barbara Dolman

    For Junior Primary: Materials Needed:
    Potato Head with arms, feet, ears, hat, eyes, & lips

    Help your children understand that we show our love for Heavenly Father and Jesus by using our hands, arms, feet, eyes, lips, and heads in a reverent way when we are in sacred places and when we pray. It is easier to think loving, reverent thoughts when we are quiet.

    Have a child come up and pick a part off the potato head & explain:
    Hands and arms-Fold during prayer, keep quiet in our laps, raise to take part.
    Feet and legs-Walk quietly, remain still.
    Ears-Listen to what is said, listen to the sacred music.
    Heads-Bow when prayers are being said and think about Heavenly Father and Jesus.
    Eyes-Watch the teacher, bishop, or anyone who is speaking.
    Lips-Speak quietly, smile, sing songs, pray, remain closed when someone else is praying.
    Source: Family Home Evening Resource Book, Lesson Ideas, Reverence, 216

  • Sherry McCabe
    Quote:
    For Junior Primary: Materials Needed:
    Potato Head with arms, feet, ears, hat, eyes, & lips

    Help your children understand that we show our love for Heavenly Father and Jesus by using our hands, arms, feet, eyes, lips, and heads in a reverent way when we are in sacred places and when we pray. It is easier to think loving, reverent thoughts when we are quiet.

    I love this idea and may use it for the 1st week instead, but I did use Mr. Potato Head (my friend "Spud";) a few months back w/ Holy Ghost lesson!
  • Denise Winder

    I like the ideas, but just remember to also explain the sacrament. Even the Jr primary will understand the importance of the sacrament and what it means and that's why we need to be reverent during it.

  • kristina Calkins

    I have asked for a Priest, Teacher, and Deacon to meet me us at the sacrament table to discuss how they remember Jesus Christ and strive to be reverent as the represent the Savior while fulfilling their priesthood duties.

  • Sister McCollam

    I am actually STUMMPED! I would love to have our Aaronic priesthood come in HOWEVER we're a small branch and our boys are pretty much ONLY reverent while they pass/administer tha sacrament. I would hate to invite them to help me with primary and have them end up...driving the spirit away? Does that make any sense? Any other ideas? Perhaps the missionaries could come instead? They often bless/pass for us.

  • Annalisa Spencer

    I am stumped as well! We only have deacons and I don't think they can handle this responsibility (to come to primary twice, be on time, have something meaningful to say, etc).

    Plus we have another sacrament meeting in the chapel during Primary so we can't go in there.

    Help!

  • SisterSmith - TN

    It is not feasible for us to have our boys come in either. We are going to do a skit of sorts. A few people will come up and act out things that are not reverent during sacrament (playing on phones, talking, chewing gum/eating candy, poking our neighbor, lying on the bench...) then we will have our reverent actors (we choose kids names out of a jar) who will do reverent things (be on time, dress appropriately, scriptures, folding arms, singing hymns, quietly listening). We will talk about how it not just our actions that need to be reverent but also what is in our hearts ans minds. We will talk about the words to the sacrament prayers and how focusing on those words will help our hearts and minds be reverent.

  • Siruh

    I am still in the process of putting this together, BUT for my own children I give them pictures of the Savior (from the church bookstore) and ask them while we are taking the sacrament to think about Jesus and what he did throughout his life for us. SO for Sharing time I was going to do something similar. Put up a picture of the Savior and tell the children to imagine being there with him and what they would feel and what they would think about Him. ANd for children that are baptized, they can remember the promises they have made to Heavenly Father. Again, still in the planning phase, but might just work out....

  • jennyu

    I found this picture on lds.org. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but I loved the wording of the descriptions. I would love to get a poster sized version and have the kids use string to "draw" lines from description to person. I may have cards with props and have the kids read the descriptions.
    http://lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/ gospel-library/magazine/fr07may24- 25_sacrament.jpg

  • jennyu

    This is a cute handout too for the end of the lesson, probably just in junior primary. I'm planning on making copies with the pictures already in the boxes and then have the kids draw a picture of themselves being reverent during the sacrament in the last box.
    http://lds.org/friend/1995/02/for-little-friends/ i-have-feelings?lang=eng& query=reverence+during+sacrament

  • Krissyaz

    Search for "reverence wheel" for a very cute handout/coloring page that would be great for Jr Primary

  • Elease
    Quote:
    This is a cute handout too for the end of the lesson, probably just in junior primary. I'm planning on making copies with the pictures already in the boxes and then have the kids draw a picture of themselves being reverent during the sacrament in the last box.
    http://lds.org/friend/1995/02/for-little-friends/ i-have-feelings?lang=eng& query=reverence+during+sacrament


    Quote:
    This is a cute handout too for the end of the lesson, probably just in junior primary. I'm planning on making copies with the pictures already in the boxes and then have the kids draw a picture of themselves being reverent during the sacrament in the last box.
    http://lds.org/friend/1995/02/for-little-friends/ i-have-feelings?lang=eng& query=reverence+during+sacrament


    This is a cute picture, but we aren't supposed to use pictures of Jesus as a cartoon in primary.

  • Nat3

    13.6.15 Portrayal of Deity and 21.1.12
    Copyrighted Materials are the only references I can find in the handbook. The Cartoon reference you have might be something specific for your area.

    This is a cute picture, but we aren't supposed to use pictures of Jesus as a cartoon in primary.[/quote]

  • dbg

    jennyu thanks for finding those handouts. I think this will be great for Jr. Primary. I think I am going to blow those pictures up and then just use a real one of Chirst and talk about each one. Thanks!

  • VanderDi8

    I was thinking of starting with pictures and telling the story of the Last Supper, when the Savior first introduced the Sacrament. Then, I'll show pictures of when he instituted the Sacrament with the Nephites. This part will work for both Junior and Senior.
    Then, for Junior, I can show pictures of random things and ask, "Is this what we should think of during the sacrament?" (I.E. A picture of the Savior). Then, "yes" answers will be hung up on the board.
    I'll show another picture of children playing outside and ask the same question. The "no" answers we'll just put face down.

  • Nicole Rogers

    We cannot use the chapel but I am having a few Aaronic priesthood members come in to primary along with a bishopric member. We are going to have a "panel" discussion. I will have some prepared questions for the primary to ask the panel. And I will let the children ask some of their own questions. "Why do we take the sacrament every Sunday?" "Why do the 12 year old boys pass the sacrament?" "Why does the bishop receive the sacrament first?" "What do the sacrament prayers mean?" Etc... I am also using the idea from http://littleldsideas.blogspot.com/ and having a sacrament book put together for them to take home and color. I am also thinking about "passing" a sacrament tray around and having them pull the questions from the tray in hopes that they will be as reverent as possible.

  • Jenn Begay

    I am having our bishop come in with the Priests to talk to the kids about the sacrament and then I'm going to do our "reverent spud" Mr. Potato head cut outs I drew up and talk to the kids about what each body part, should be doing during the sacrament. Like the #2 comment suggested.

  • ambersmith

    I'm going to tell the stories of the Sacrament and explain why it is so important. Then I will call up a child to sit in a chair in front and show us how to be completely reverent. Then I will ask what he was thinking while he sat there reverently. This will be my go-in for talking about how our thoughts impact our reverence. I have a thought box that is full of different pictures (some reverent, and some not) and I will hold it above the child's head and explain that these are "thoughts". As I change the thoughts, I will have the children tell me whether they are really be reverent or not.

  • Stephanie Anderson

    In Sr. Primary I will be using the information in the handout "The Symbolism of the Sacrament" found on this site posted in 2008. It is exactly what I have been looking for... understanding the sacrament and the importance of each part helps all of us to be more reverent. For Jr. Primary I am using the Friend article referenced by jennyu (May 2007) and the idea of Mr. Potato Head from Barbara Dolman. Thanks for everyone's ideas and helps!

  • Victoria Taylor

    These pictures are from The Friend! It is a Church approved resource and not a "cartoon" - just a drawing for little ones. I think it's perfectly acceptable. The Friend magazine should be our guide as to what we do or don't do in Primary.

    Quote:
    13.6.15 Portrayal of Deity and 21.1.12
    Copyrighted Materials are the only references I can find in the handbook. The Cartoon reference you have might be something specific for your area.

    This is a cute picture, but we aren't supposed to use pictures of Jesus as a cartoon in primary.

    [/quote]

  • Miriam Deru

    I want to teach the "why" of the gospel to introduce this lesson, so I'm going to share some thoughts about the Atonement. Start, "I am thinking of a place and I want you to guess what it is." I'll draw an olive garden on the chalkboard and describe this place as a sad place, a reverent place, a very special place. Then I'll show the picture of Jesus praying in Gethsemane and tell how he prayed for us there-- describing the Atonement as simply as possible. I'll tell the children to picture this place and Jesus praying for them when it's time for the sacrament. Then we'll walk with the bishop into the chapel to learn more about the sacrament itself. We'll close in the chapel by singing either "Reverence is Love" or "To Think about Jesus".

  • Brandy Burnham

    I was coming up empty on extra ideas on this one. Then I started looking through clipart and an idea hit me! I used the church approved picture of Jesus sitting/teaching children around him and printed wallet size. On the back of each one I put key things we can do to show reverence during Sacrament and Remember Jesus (fold arms, listen, sit still, be quiet, pray, etc). I then laminated each one and handed out to the kids. Turned out nicely!

  • Annalisa Spencer

    Some great ideas here!

    http://littleldsideas.blogspot.com/2011/11/ reverence-during-sacrament-helps-me- to.html#comment-form

  • Jenney

    I'm going to start with the story of the first sacrament from the scriptures. Then I am thinking of "setting" a sacrament table: table, white cloth, a tray for water, a tray for bread. After each one is added, we could talk about the symbolism. I am probably going to use "Jesus the Christ" by James E. Talmage and lds.org as my resources. Then I have a Bishopric member coming to speak about why we have the Sacrament in our meetings today, why it's important, etc. I gave him a paper with some questions to answer. I'll have pictures of reverent children up in the primary room. Then I have a deacon coming in who will talk about reverence during the sacrament, why they wear white, why we bless it first, and how they handle preparing it. I thought I could tie it together by asking for suggestions about how we can be reverent during the sacrament. I really like this poem and will use it at the end: http://tinyurl.com/6nvhsnw
    Then I'll remind the children about the Savi...

  • efyjenn

    I have found the Family Home Evening manual helpful for this lesson. Lesson 14 is on the Sacrament and the topic of Reverence pages 216-218.

  • Michelle

    the nursery manual has a very good outline for this subject

    http://lds.org/manual/behold-your-little-ones- nursery-manual/lesson-27-the-sacrament-helps-me- think-about-jesus-christ?lang=eng

  • Numbers Gutsche  - Reverence during the sacrament helps me to remembe

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