April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (singing a song and making choices): Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (CS, 74–75). Write several case studies that illustrate how a child could follow one of Christ’s teachings. Also include a scripture reference where that teaching can be found. Below are some examples. • Sara had asked her younger sister not to use her crayons, but her sister used them anyway. To be like Jesus, Sara could: a. Get angry… Read more »

April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (singing a song): Sing “Choose the Right Way” (CS, 160–61), and ask half of the children to listen for how we can be happy and the other half to listen for what will help us and show us the way. Discuss what the children learned from the song. Encourage understanding (playing a guessing game and reading scriptures): Prepare wordstrips containing the following words and scripture references: hunger(Matthew 5:6); shine (Matthew… Read more »

April 2017 Sharing Time Idea Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (reading scriptures and drawing pictures): On a large piece of paper write the phrase, “Jesus Christ is the perfect example for me.” Cut the paper into four simple puzzle pieces. Write one of the following sentences on the back of each puzzle piece: • He showed us the way to be baptized (see Matthew 3:13-17). • He showed love for others (see Mark 10:13-16). • He forgave those who hurt Him (see Luke 23:34). • He showed us… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Repent Sharing Time Idea

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 »

Easter Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline Introduce the doctrine: Write on the board “Jesus Christ was ______ to be our Savior.” Have the letters c, h, o, s, e, and n scattered around the room. Let the children unscramble the letters to complete the sentence. Ask them to read Moses 4:2 to check their answer. Read the statement on the board together. Encourage understanding: Prepare three wordstrips with one of the following questions about “I Lived in Heaven” (CS, 4) written on each: Who presented a plan to everyone in heaven before… 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 »