Primary Time: Focus on Easter

Easter is just around the corner, and it is one of the most important holidays that we celebrate. Teaching our children about Eater is important. It is time to learn about the Atonement, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. Unfortunately commercialism often gets in the way of celebrating the true meaning of Easter. You can bring your children’s focus on Easter back to the real meaning of the holiday through several different means. The first and easiest thing to do is to separate the Easter Bunny and other commercial type celebrations from the celebration that you have on Sunday. This allows … Continue reading

Remembering the True Meaning of Easter

It is important to remember the reasons that we truly celebrate Easter. We celebrate Easter to remember the Atonement, the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ. Christ’s willingness to sacrifice Himself and take upon Him the sins of the world gives us each the opportunity to return to live with him some day. Throughout the year it is too easy to become so wrapped up in the little things going on in your life, that you lose sight of the importance of this gift. I am grateful for the Atonement and the comfort it has brought me in my life. The … Continue reading

Celebrating Easter

Easter is a wonderful time to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ. It is also a time to remember the Atonement and the crucifixion, and all that Christ did for each of us so we could be with Him again. Each year you can help your family to celebrate the Easter holiday and understand the true reason that we celebrate this holy day. One thing that you may wish to do is to focus on Christ leading up to Easter. You may choose to read from the New Testament in the weeks preceding Easter. You can pick the stories you want … Continue reading

The Easter Bunny: One Giving Rabbit

Who is the Easter Bunny? We know he keeps good company with the likes of Santa Claus, and we know he brings baskets of goodies to kids at Easter. But do we really know why? Or how it was this generous bunny came to be? History: Why a Rabbit Who Lays Eggs? The notion of an Easter bunny predates Christianity. Symbolically, eggs, hares, and rabbits have all represented fertility in a variety of cultures. Somewhere along the way wires got crossed as traditions and beliefs merged and an egg-laying bunny was created. One who bore colored eggs no less. A … Continue reading

Emphasize the Spiritual Events of Easter

Easter is one of the most important holidays. It is when we set aside time to remember and celebrate the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. These events made it possible for us to repent. They opened the way so that we may return to live with our Heavenly Father again. The events that we remember are so important, but it can be too easy to let them be pushed aside. Children often think only of Easter in terms of the candy, Easter egg hunts and presents received. While these activities are fun, they can distract from the true meaning … Continue reading

Primary Time: March 2008 Sharing Time Theme

The theme for Sharing Time is “Jesus Christ is my Savior.” The scripture to accompany the theme is 1 John 4:14: “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the World.” The song this month is “If the Savior Stood Beside Me.” This song is not found in the Children’s Songbook, but you can find it in the October 1993 Friend. The theme is divided into four principles. The first principle focuses on the Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. The second principle speaks of Jesus love for … Continue reading

Gospel Questions: What Do Mormons Believe about Death?

Death is a sorrow that will come to all of us. We lose our grandparents, our parents, sometimes a child. We may lose a spouse before we are ready to let them go. The human body is frail and can only remain with us for a short time. It’s hard to let go of someone we loved so dearly. However, there is hope and peace that comes through knowing and understanding the principle of life after death. We believe that when a person dies, they do not cease to exist, but that their spirit rises up to dwell with Heavenly … Continue reading

Primary Time: Sharing Time Theme “He Lives!”

The theme for sharing time this month is “My faith in Jesus Christ grows when I know He is my Savior and Redeemer.” This is a great theme for this month because it coincides with Easter. You should be able to reinforce this theme as you teach your children about Easter this month. This month the scripture to focus on is John 3:16. If you have older children you may want to encourage them to memorize the scripture. You should read it several times with your children and discuss the meaning of it. It is important for the children to … Continue reading