{Sharing Time} September 2017 Week 4: I Should Respect Others

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (discussing respect): Tell the children that a very important person is coming to Primary today. Ask the children to demonstrate how they can show respect to this person. Have them guess who the person might be. Hum “I Am a Child of God” as you pin a paper star on every child. Explain that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that several of the Ten Commandments teach us how to respect others.

Encourage understanding (discussing case studies):Explain that the Ten Commandments teach us that we should not steal or lie; this is one way we respect others. Prepare several case studies (see TNGC, 161–62) that present situations in which children are faced with a choice about honesty. Divide the children into groups, and give each group a few case studies. Ask them to read each case study and discuss how they could be honest in each situation.


Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

This week’s Respect Others Sharing Time idea was inspired by a great story from The Friend (I link to it below). Although this story would have been perfect for last week’s theme, “I Should Honor My Parents”, I decided to go ahead and create a Sharing Time that works great for this week’s theme, “I Should Respect Others”. For this activity, the children will be hearing as story about a little boy going fishing, and then they will go fishing to learn how they can show respect to others. I hope you enjoy this idea!


.Respect Others Sharing Time Idea September 2017

Respect Others Sharing Time Idea

Begin your lesson by using the “Identify the Doctrine” idea from the outline, or something like that. Explain to the children that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that several of the Ten Commandments teach us how to respect others.

You could remind the children that last week they learned about honoring their parents. Tell the children that today they are going to be learning about respecting others by listening to a story, and then participating in a fun activity.

Read the story, “Caught” found here,  or tell the story in your own words. After you have told the story, discuss how Jake didn’t show respect to his mother. You could then discuss how we did show respect.


Fishing Activity

In the story, Jake lies to his mother about cleaning his room so he can go fishing. While he is out fishing, he gets his hook gets stuck in his shirt. I thought it would be fun for the kids to do a fishing activity to learn a little bit about respecting others.

At first I was going to have the children catch fish with scenarios on the back, but then I decided to do something a little differently. I created 7 fish with the letters of “RESPECT”. Each letter of “RESPECT” has a statement to match that will talk about how we can show respect to others.

Respect Others Sharing Time Idea

How To Play

At the front of the room have your fish on the floor. Have the Respect Strips scattered on top of a table. You could also have the Respect Strips attached to a brown bag with the matching Respect Scenario strips inside. You could also glue the Statement Strip and the matching Scenario strip together. It would be kind of cute to have fishing line hanging from the ceiling with the Statement/Scenario Strips attached to the end (just a thought).

The children will take turns fishing for one of the fish. Once a fish is caught, have the child match their fish to the appropriate letter/statement. Read the statement aloud, and discuss it a little bit. Then read the scenario that goes with that letter/statement, and have the child answer the question.

As the children match their fish with the statements, place them on a chalkboard. At the end, you can review each statement and explain that each of these things is ways we can show respect to others.


I have included printables to help make planning your sharing time a little easier, and I included a quick little outline for the fishing activity. You can find everything using the link below!

Click HERE to print my Respect Others Sharing Time Idea printables.


I hope you enjoy this week’s Respect Others Sharing Time Idea and use it for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me 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. LA Adams

    Thank so very much!! I realized a little late in the week that I was on tap for Sharing Time and I’ve only been planning Activity Days. Thanks for having everything ready to go so I don’t have to think – maybe just pray.

    1. Thanks for the comment! I’m glad to hear that you like the idea that I shared and plan to use it, and that it made life a little easier for you. 🙂 Hope the lesson goes well.

  2. Morgan

    Thank you so much for sharing your hard work. You are a life saver for me each week. Thank you!!

    1. Thank you, Morgan. I am so glad that you enjoy the ideas that I share. 🙂

  3. Lindsey

    This is fantastic! Thank you!

  4. D Paraha

    This looks amazing!! Thank you so much for doing the hard work for us. xx

  5. Nola

    You are amazing! Thank you thank you thank you!

  6. Zandria M. Sy

    thank you much for this guide

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    thank you very much for this guide..This will surely help me…

  8. Ruth

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of the time you spend coming up with such great ideas. This website is fab and my first port of call whenever I am struggling for ideas!

    1. You are so sweet, Ruth. Thank you for taking the time to leave me such a kind comment. 🙂

  9. Maria

    This is perfect! Thank you so much!!!!

  10. Steph

    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas! I am so excited for sharing time tomorrow!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Steph. Hope the lesson went well. 🙂

  11. Jessica R Nelson

    Thank you so much for helping me prepare my lesson. You are awesome!

  12. Kristen

    I am a big fan of your ideas! I often work in your ideas and graphics into my lesson. Thank you!

  13. Janice

    Love this idea. Thank you for sharing it.

  14. kristi searle

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I love all your lesson ideas, and have used many!

    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Kristi! Glad you like the ideas. 🙂