2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines

Hello again! This is Shannon, Sheena’s sister. I was recently released from the Primary Presidency in my ward because our President accepted a job and moved. A few short weeks before I was released I finished writing our 2017 Primary Program! Sigh…actually this deserves a big sigh! Anyone who has written a Primary Program knows that many hours go into praying and thinking and writing, and then some more praying, thinking, and writing. But my loss is your gain. I could not let my hard work go to waste so I told Sheena that she could post my 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines for others who need ideas.

2017 Primary Program Outlines

Now I am not professing to be a great writer so don’t get your hopes up too high. I like to follow the Sharing Time outline because that is what the children have been learning all year. The program is a great time for the children to share what they have learned with their families and ward members.


I have included three versions of my 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines. There are just slight differences between them. I like to have the older children, particularly the 11 year olds, act as the narrators. This is their last primary program so it is fitting that they could be a narrator. You could have the 11 year old boys and girls be the narrators…or just the 11 year old girls…or the 10 and 11 year old children. It depends on the size of your primary classes.

The 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline downloads #1 and #2 are a little longer than the third download. They include the October theme from the outline, while the third one stops at September’s theme. I concluded all three with the children singing Nephi’s Courage. I tried to choose a powerful song that the children know well so that they could close the program with a strong, musical testimony. Our bishop planned on making a few remarks after the song to close the meeting. Some primary presidents like to speak as well.

My Primary Program ideas have room for 5 children in each class but you can easily add as many children as you need. If you have a small primary, you can easily eliminate parts or combine parts.

I hope my ideas help. And good luck to all of those who have the amazing job of writing the primary program. It is one of my favorite Sundays of the year!


Click the link(s) below to download the outlines that Shannon has created. Each of the files are Word documents, so you will be able to make necessary changes to fit your Primary.


Click HERE to print the #1 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline.

Click HERE to print the #2 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline.

Click HERE to print the #3 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline.

Thanks, Shannon! I am so glad that she still had her calling and then got released because having an outline to look at is so great. When I wrote ours I took pieces from 3-4 outlines to create my own.

Be on the look out for Primary Program program covers as well as ‘Save the Date’ cards and Invitations. I had the idea of creating ‘Save the Date’ cards a few years ago, since parents never know when the Primary Program is until a few weeks before. I thought the cards would help let parents know so they didn’t plan anything for that special weekend.


We hope you like the 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines that we have shared, and are able to use them. We’d love to hear if you do, so leave a comment letting us know. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the amazing work that you do as a member of the Primary Presidency. You are amazing! Have a wonderful day.


Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. Jennifer Knight

    I must sincerely thank you from the very bottom of my heart! This outline is AMAZING! I was recently called as the 1st counselor in a brand new ward that was created in our area. It’s been a big job helping to create a new ward primary. Then I had surgery, followed by several weeks of recovery. I was just able to return to church this past Sunday and as I’m getting back into the groove, I learned that our primary program is FASTLY approaching and kinda panicked… until I saw Shannon’s outline. I believe Shannon was prompted to share all her hard work just for my circumstance, and I am so thankful! I now feel that I CAN fulfill my calling and prepare an excellent program for our new ward. I sincerely thank you!

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, Jennifer. I will be sure to let my sister know how much her outlines are appreciated. 🙂 I’m glad to hear that you are finally back on your feet after surgery and getting used to your new calling and ward. What a crazy time, I can’t imagine! Thank you again for the comment. {Hugs}

  2. Nichole Lay

    So extremely grateful to you for sharing these! I have written the Primary Presentation several times, but these last few months have been so crazy. September was here before I knew it. I love the idea of having the older kids be the narrators. I am thinking of having them sit with the younger class that they will be speaking with. On a side note, I like to have the kiddos come up with what they would like to say as well, so this is perfect! Thank you!!

    1. I’m so glad you like the outlines, Nichole. And I totally get how the last few months have been crazy, I can’t believe it’s almost October! I love the idea of having the older ones sit with the younger ones. Thanks so much for the comment. Good luck with the program, it will be great! 🙂

  3. Maria Marta Monterroso

    Thank you so much for sharing. I know that we need to sit, ponder and pray to decide and write the program, but the way I see it is that we are a huge group of sister in the whole world doing our best to serve our Father´s precious little ones, and by sharing our inspired ideas we create a wonderful worldwide connection, helping others to seek and receive revelation.

    I live in Guatemala City, and we appreciate your posts. Hugs.

    1. I completely agree with you, Maria. I know some people don’t think I should share my ideas and that we should only use the outline or our own ideas, but I love sharing my ideas with others knowing that it helps them in some way. I know that Heavenly Father appreciates what I do, and helps me with this little site that I have created. We are all in this together and are here to help uplift and inspire each other. Thank you! Hugs. 🙂