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.
a. Get angry with her sister.
b. Hide her crayons.
c. Forgive her sister.
a. Make fun of the boy for being alone.
b. Ignore the boy and continue playing with his friends.
c. Invite the boy to play soccer with them.
Ask a child to read one of the case studies. Then ask him or her to read the answers one at a time. Invite the other children to stand when they hear the answer that would be following Jesus’s example. Invite a few children to read the scripture out loud, and discuss what Jesus taught. Discuss how following Jesus’s example in these situations can help us feel the Savior’s love. Repeat with each case study.
Encourage application: Invite the children to do what Jesus would want them to do this week. Tell them that next week you will ask some of them to share what they did and how they felt the Savior’s love.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea, I used the case studies, from the outline (plus a few more from a previous Friend magazine), to create a matching game. Since this week talks about feeling our Savior’s love, I decided to use hearts as part of the matching game. The children will be reading the case studies and scripture, and then looking for the matching heart half. I hope you enjoy my lesson idea.
Before Primary you are going to want to first print out my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea printables (found below). My printables include 6 pages of hearts that include each of the case studies plus extra heart halves with wrong choices. You will cut all of the hearts out and cut them in half (only the ones that are whole hearts).
Using a poster-board or chalkboard, place a picture of Christ in the middle. Then place all of the heart halves around the picture. I would place the case studies on one side of the picture, and all of the ‘answers’ on the other side.
How to Play
Invite a child up to the front and have them choose a heart half (left side of heart). Have them read the scenario aloud, and then the scripture found at the bottom. They will then search the other halves until they find the answer that they think best fits their scenario, and the one that follows Jesus’s example.
Just a hint…If they choose a blue scenario, then the matching answer will be one of the blue halves. I thought this might make finding it a little easier, and help to not take too much time reading through each one. 😉
Discuss how following Jesus’s example in these situations can help us feel the Savior’s love. Once a match is found, you could place the heart halves together and have them place it closer to the picture of Christ or in another spot on your chalkboard. Continue by inviting another child up to choose another heart.
To close, invite the children to do what Jesus would want them to do this week. Tell them that next week you will ask some of them to share what they did and how they felt the Savior’s love.
I hope you enjoy my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea, and use it for your lesson this week. I would love to hear if you do, and how you use it, so leave me a comment letting me know.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments, they are very much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!