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 how to pray (see Matthew 6:5-13).
Sing “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (CS, 78-79). Ask the children to explain what the song teaches. Show a picture of Christ, and tell the children that He taught us many things through His perfect example. Divide the children into four groups, and give each group one of the puzzle pieces and some blank pieces of paper. Ask them to read the scripture together and then draw pictures of how they can follow Christ’s example. Invite each group to explain their scripture and pictures and to place their puzzles pieces on the board. After the puzzle has been assembled, repeat together, “Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example For Me.”
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
For my April 2017 Sharing Time Idea (week 1), I am using the idea given in the outline, but changing it up just a little bit to create a fun matching game using objects to represent each of the sentences/scriptures from the outline. I hope you enjoy this week’s idea!
For this Lesson You Will Need:
Phrase Puzzle (link below)
Picture and Object for each phrase/scripture
Print out my Phrase Puzzle, I have included 2 different sizes: 8.5” X 11 and 18” X 24”, you can print the larger ‘engineer’ print at Staples for just a couple of dollars. Cut the pieces and then write the keyword from each phrase as well as the scripture reference. There are 2 extra puzzle pieces, for these you could write a question about following Christ’s example or you could have something like ‘Pick again’.
You will also need to find a picture and item to represent each phrase/scripture. For the baptism phrase you could use a picture of Jesus Christ being baptized, and a jar of water.
Before Primary, hide your puzzle pieces around the Primary room, place your pictures and items on a table at the front of the room.
Last year we taught the same topic, here is an idea form the 2016 outline to begin the lesson, I thought the children would enjoy it.
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). Tell the children that today they are going to learn about someone who is a perfect example for us. Explain that you have hidden puzzle pieces around the room. On the back of each piece is a word and scripture that they are going to have to match to the items/pictures at the front of the room.
Invite the first child up and have them find a puzzle piece. When they have found a piece, have the child read the scripture reference on the back or the keyword. Have them place the puzzle piece on a chalkboard, and then see if they can match it to the picture and object. Once they have matched it correctly, discuss the scripture and phrase and ask them what the object might represent.
Invite the next person to do the same, and have the children put the puzzle together as they find each piece.
Once all the puzzle pieces have been found, have the children say the phrase together. Testify that Christ was the only person who has lived on the earth who has set the perfect example for us to follow.
Another Way to Play
To make it a little easier, you could also place the puzzle pieces over a picture of Christ, and have the children remove one piece at a time to reveal the picture. Have the children pick a piece, and then see if they can match the piece to the picture and item.
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I hope you enjoy my April 2017 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!