2018 Primary Program Script, I am a Child of God

Hello Primary Friends! Last year I did not make a primary program script available and I got a lot of disappointed emails, so this year I didn’t want to let you down again! As such, I volunteered to write the primary program for our primary (I am the secretary now). And I don’t usually have the script up until August, but we may be doing ours earlier this year (we usually do it in October but we might do it in September this year) so I wanted to get crackin’! The weird thing about writing this primary program is “I am a Child of God” was the theme for my FIRST primary program. And that simultaneously makes me feel old, and like I’ve been in primary a LONG time. But hey, as long as its not Young Womens…. I’m not going to complain 😉

2018 I am a Child of God Primary Program script and helps

 

Tips to Adapt this Script for YOUR Primary:

  • If you need fewer parts combine some of the shorter parts into one.
  • If you need more parts, split up the longer parts into two.  If you still need more parts consult the Sharing Time Outline.  Most of the parts in this script come from the outline weekly headers.  If you need more parts look for material in each week’s sharing time lesson, they often include good quotes or scripture references that can be made into parts.
  • We keep our children’s talks that they give in primary throughout the year, so when I reference a “talk” in our script it is referring to one of these which we have a copy of.  If you don’t already have a habit of keeping the talks I suggest starting it for next year! You don’t have to end up using them, but options are never a bad thing, right?
  • Our script goes through September because we going to do our program in October and with General Conference and 2 rehearsals we wont have any sharing time lessons until after the program.  But if you want to include the whole year, again consult the Sharing Time Outline.  Use each weekly topic as the foundation of a part.
  • Some of the parts require the children to write something up on their own.  Our approach to getting this all accomplished is as follows:  About 4-6 weeks before the program I put together 1 envelope for every family in our primary.  Inside of the envelop is a letter (see below) along with all the parts for the children in that family.  I ask that if their child has a part that needs to be written that they do so and return it the next week.  We get some of them back that way, and I prefer to give the families a chance to do it with their child b/c when they do we get better results (as far as what is written).  For those who don’t return their parts I pull them out one by one during sharing time and help them write their part.  To hand out these envelopes we have the bishop announce at the beginning of sacrament meeting that we will be holding all the primary children *hostage* in the primary room after church until one of their parents come to get them.  We then hand the envelope to the child’s parent (along with their child(ren)). Lot’s of parents forget or don’t hear the announcement, but no worries!  They eventually come looking for their child ;).

primary program script 2018 i am a child of god

If you’d like to see a copy of the letter that we send home to our primary families you can see that here:

Download Letter Here

Be sure to check out my other tips for surviving the rehearsals and the program here. 

And stay tuned to my facebook page, I’m sure there will be more primary program things to come! And if you want to subscribe to my emails, you can do that here. 

UPDATE: Primary Program Invitation Template now available!

Download Script Here

If you don’t have Microsoft Word, or are having trouble with the above download, there is a PDF available here. 

 

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38 thoughts on “2018 Primary Program Script, I am a Child of God

  1. This is a beautiful program – I appreciate your efforts and that you shared this with us! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

    1. Thank you for the kind words Michelle! I’ve had a few hundred people download it so far but you are the first to say anything, it means a lot 🙂 Hope it’s helpful.

      1. I am sorry no one had said thank you! thank you for the hard work putting this together. This will definitely help out primary program this year.

  2. Having just been called yesterday as the primary president of our ward, this is a huge help. While I’ve served as a teacher in primary many times, I’ve never had a leadership calling. Thank you so much. This is a fantastic!

    1. You’re welcome Jen! When I was first called as primary president it was August and I had a complete meltdown when I learned I had to put on the program and nothing had been done for it yet! So I try to help those out who are in a similar situation 🙂 Good luck!

  3. Our program has been bumped up a month, September. Which is fine, except when the cushion of October has been in your mind. Ahhhhh!!! THANK YOU!

  4. Great work and thank you for sharing your talents with others. You are a life savor. You helped get me started in the right direction. Thank you for that.

  5. I was searching high and low last week for SOME kind of start to a program. THANK you for posting and sharing this. A true blessing for me. Our program got bumped up to September, as well, and it’s throwing me for a loop! THANK YOU again!

  6. Thank you so much for making your efforts available! I’m also quite new to this calling and this has taken a huge load off my shoulders!

  7. Thank you for sharing. It is so much easier to put the program together when I have something to start with. You are fantastic.

  8. Sadly, I do not have microsoft office. Is there any way you can save it as a .pdf? Thank you for sharing, even if I can’t have access. 😀

  9. Thank you so much!! My Primary President just informed me that I am over doing the Primary Program and the children need their parts by Sunday. I am so thankful that I was able to find at least a draft of something I can pull together!! I may have opened it in the wrong program but mine cut the last couple words off, still very grateful!!!

  10. I have tried to download your 2018 primary script but I just can’t seem to find the link on your page. Could you please assist me with my dilemma? thank you P

    1. Hi Patti, the link is at the very bottom of the post, it says “download script here”. If you click it it should download automatically to your computer. If you can’t find it check your downloads folder 🙂

  11. Oh Alia! Bless you!! I thought I had loads of time to write our script, it them some things changes and now I’m using yours. You made it so easy to make changes for this to fit our ward. You’re a life saver. 🙂

    1. Hey Joan! Glad to be of service 🙂 Yea I was just tweaking ours today, I realized I used the word “truth” too many times in the conclusion and messed with that, haha. Good luck with your program!

  12. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together! I just got called as Primary President and the program is right around the corner. This is my first time doing this and it has eased a ton of stress.

  13. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this program. You have saved me so much time and the program is fabulous!

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