{Sharing Time} October 2017 Week 1: Worthy Young Men Receive the Priesthood When They Are 12 Years Old.

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing a picture): Show the children a picture of Jesus Christ instituting the sacrament. Explain that Christ gave the sacrament to His Apostles and to His disciples in the Book of Mormon, and He asked them to continue to bless and pass the sacrament when He was gone. Read together 3 Nephi 18:5–6. Ask the children questions such as: Who blesses the sacrament in our day? Who passes the sacrament? What power does a person need to hold to bless and pass the sacrament?

Encourage understanding (discussing the doctrine): Explain that the priesthood is God’s power to serve and bless people on earth. In the latter days Christ has taught us that any man can have the priesthood as long as he meets two requirements. The first is to be a certain age. Ask the children to stand when they hear you say the age when a boy can receive the priesthood. Count up slowly from one to twelve. Tell the children that the other requirement is that the boy must be worthy. Explain what it means to be worthy, and explain that both boys and girls can use “My Gospel Standards” to help them know how to live worthily.

Encourage application (participating in a physical activity): Divide the children into groups. Assign one standard from “My Gospel Standards” to each group. Ask each group to think of a simple action that represents their standard. Call out a few words to identify a standard, and have the assigned group stand and show their action. Continue until all of the groups have had a turn. Explain that living these standards helps boys remain worthy to hold the priesthood and receive priesthood ordinances and girls remain worthy to receive priesthood ordinances, such as baptism and temple ordinances.


Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

For this week’s idea I am using some inspiration from an old idea and an all-time favorite Sharing Time idea…the Punch-A-Box. You can do this several different ways, but the idea that I had in mind goes right along with the outline. If you don’t want to do the Punch–Box idea, then scroll past it and take a look at some of the other past ideas that I like to. Enjoy!

.Priesthood Sharing Time Idea


Priesthood Punch Sharing Time Idea

For this activity, the children will be punching a cup to retrieve a slip of paper. On the paper is a word from “My Gospel Standards”. Below the word will be either “Charade” or “Draw”. This children will be acting out the word or drawing clues on a chalkboard/white board to help the other children guess what the word is.

Once the other children have guessed the word. They will have to figure out where the word goes in my “My Gospel Standards” missing word puzzle (there is also a download for this).


Before Your Sharing Time

For this idea you will need to create a Punch-A-Box, you can see how to do that, HERE. For this punch-a-box you will need 10 cups, one for each letter of Priesthood. I created some simple labels for you to use to place on each of the 10 cups, just click the download link at the bottom of this post.

You will need to print out both sets of printables, using the links below. The first download is a My Gospel Standards missing word puzzle and the words slips that go into each cup. The second printable is the cup labels that you will place on each cup.

Once you have your Punch-A-Box all done, you’re ready for your lesson.


How to Play

 Begin your Sharing Time using the ideas from the Identify the Doctrine and Encourage Understanding sections. After you have introduced the theme it will be time for Priesthood Punch.

Invite a child up to the front and explain that inside each cup is a word that they are going to have to act or draw. Have the child choose a letter, and punch! Have the child retrieve the letter and show it to you.

Next, have them act or draw clues to help the children figure out the word. Once the word is guessed, have the child look over the “My Gospel Standards” missing word puzzle. If you’d like you could give them a little hint to help them find where it goes a little quicker. Once they have found where it goes, have them write the word in the blank. You can then discuss that standard as a primary. Continue until all the words have been found or until time runs out.


Click HERE to print my “My Gospel Standards Puzzle”.

Click HERE to print my Punch-A-Box cup labels.


Other Ideas

My Priesthood Punch Sharing Time Idea might be a little too old for Jr. Primary, if so, I have these ideas that might work. I shared a Gospel Standards Grab Bag that would be great for Jr. Primary. I also shared a “Gospel Standards Taboo” game that would work for Sr. Primary.

View my previous Priesthood Sharing Time Ideas HERE!


I hope you enjoy this week’s Priesthood Punch Sharing Time Idea and are able to use it for your lesson. I would love to hear what you do, so leave a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!


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. Leticia Larson

    You are so awesome!!!!!
    I am deeply thankful.

  2. You just made my life SO MUCH EASIER. I can’t thank you enough!!! This was perfect and so easy to put together.

    1. Thanks, Stephanie. Glad you liked this week’s idea. Hope it went well.

  3. Thank you so much! I had an idea that I couldn’t figure out how to make work. I LOVE the punch board and made a huge one with 20 cups that I used and can re-use for upcoming Sharing times.

    1. I am so glad that this helped you figure out how to execute that great idea in your head. I love when I finally figure out what to do, although I don’t really like all the stress before figuring it out. 😉