February 2017 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (reading scriptures, coloring, and using puppets): Read with the children the following accounts of how Jesus’s disciples chose the right: Luke 10:38–42 (Mary); Matthew 4:18–20 (Peter and Andrew); Acts 9:1–9, 17–20 (Paul). Discuss some of the blessings these people received for choosing the right. Draw some simple figures for each child (or use the scripture figures in “Funstuf,” Friend, Jan. 2006, 35; and “Funstuf,” Friend, Feb. 2006, 31). Let the children color the drawings, cut them out, and make them into stick puppets… Read more »

Jesus Christ Will Someday Return to the Earth

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Write each of the following phrases on small wordstrips: For the, Son of man, shall come, in the glory, of his Father. (Wordstrips are available at sharingtime.lds.org.) Display the wordstrips in random order on the board, and invite the children to help you unscramble them. (You may want to make a few sets of the wordstrips and let the children work together in groups.) When the children have put the phrases in the correct… Read more »

December 2016 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Divide the children into five groups. Give each group one of the following scriptures and some props or a simple costume to represent the corresponding prophet: Isaiah 7:14; 9:6 (Isaiah); 1 Nephi 11:14–21 (Nephi); Mosiah 3:5, 8 (King Benjamin); Alma 7:9–10 (Alma); Helaman 14:2–6 (Samuel). Invite each group to read and discuss what the prophet said about Christ’s birth. Have one child from each group use the props or costume to represent the prophet and tell the other children which prophet he or she… Read more »

May 2016 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Read together the title of the Book of Mormon from the title page. Read the following scriptures aloud, and have the children raise their hands when they hear other names of the Savior: 2 Nephi 19:6; Alma 5:38; 3 Nephi 5:26. As the children identify the titles, write them on the board. Choose several titles, and explain how the Savior fulfills those roles. Encourage application: Give each child a bookmark with the sentence “The Book of Mormon is… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Encourage understanding: Use pictures to briefly tell the story of Jesus’s death (see Matthew 27:33–60; Mark 15:22–46; Luke 23:33–53; John 19:17–42). Ask the children to think about how Jesus’s family and friends must have felt when He died. In advance, ask several children (or adults) to come to Primary prepared to share a story of one of the witnesses of Christ’s Resurrection, such as: •Mary Magdalene (see John 20:11–18) •Peter and John (see John 20:2–10) •The disciples (see John 20:19–22; Luke 24:33–53) •Thomas (see John 20:24–29)… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Divide the children into groups and give each group a phrase from the third article of faith. Have each group stand, in the correct order, and repeat their phrase. Then have the entire Primary stand and repeat the whole article of faith. Repentance Sharing Time Idea Encourage understanding: Testify that one way the Atonement of Jesus Christ saves us is that it saves us from sin. Show the children a clear glass of… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Sing “Do As I’m Doing” (CS,276), and ask the children to follow you as you do several simple actions, such as clapping your hands, stretching your arms above your head, or marching in place. Ask the children to name some things they have learned by following someone’s example (for example, how to make a bed or play a game). Write on the board “Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example For Me.” Testify that… Read more »

Sharing Time Idea from the 2015 Outline  Tell the children that they will be reporting on the great news that Jesus Christ will return to the earth someday. Choose two children to pretend to be TV or newspaper reporters who will ask each class some questions. Give each class one or two of the following questions and scripture references and a few minutes to prepare: What are some signs of Jesus’s Second Coming? (Joseph Smith—Matthew 1:28–29) How will He come?… Read more »

December 2015 Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Encourage understanding and application: Bring four boxes wrapped as gifts. Each box should contain a picture or object representing one of the following events and a piece of paper with an explanation of the blessing or gift it portrays: Event: Jesus’s birth; gift: “Heavenly Father gave His Only Begotten Son to be our Savior.” Event: the Sermon on the Mount; gift: “Jesus Christ taught us how to live righteously.” Event: Jesus praying in Gethsemane;… Read more »

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Have the children stand and read Doctrine and Covenants 1:38 out loud together. Explain that prophets are servants of Jesus Christ. Show pictures of the Savior and the current prophet, and tell the children that when we follow the prophet we follow Jesus Christ. Encourage application: Sing verse 9 of “Follow the Prophet” (CS, 110–11). Divide the children into groups and have them choose one or two things they learned… Read more »