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 or paper sack puppets. Invite the children to use their puppets to retell one of the stories. For example: “My name is Paul. I used to persecute people who followed Jesus. I saw a vision of Jesus. Jesus asked me to stop persecuting Him. I chose to follow Jesus and was a missionary for the rest of my life.”

Encourage application (reviewing scripture stories):Invite the children to use their puppets to retell the scripture stories to their families at home. Encourage them to share with family members how the individuals in the stories chose the right and how they were blessed. Ask the children how they can choose the right during the next week.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I am excited to share my idea for this week! As always, this idea goes right along with the February Sharing Time idea in the outline, but with a fun twist. When I was trying to figure out what idea to share I thought of my ‘go-to’ Punch-A-Box idea, but then I remembered a similar activity that we actually did for our Ward’s Trunk or Treat. This Sharing Time idea will definitely be a hit. I hope you enjoy this week’s idea, and use it for your lesson.

February 2017 Sharing Time Idea

Before Primary You Will Need:

Foam Board

Tissue Paper

Poster-Board

9 Plastic Cups

Clue Strips

Gospel Art Kit Pictures: Christ with Mary & Martha, Calling of Fishermen, and Saul

Scissors

Glue

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‘Who Am I’ Choose the Right February Sharing Time Game

Alright, you are going to be cutting holes into your foam board, just like a regular punch-a-box, but I decided that I wanted mine in the shape of a CTR shield. So, first I went ahead and created a shield template using my tissue paper (you will use this later as well), and then drew an outline on the back of my foam board. You will be covering the holes with tissue paper and the poster-board, so cut out a shield from the poster-board.

I then placed my 9 plastic cups inside the shield. Grab a pencil and trace around the mouth of the cups. From there, grab an X-acto Knife (or a regular knife), and start cutting out the holes (be sure to cut a little inside the circle so that the hole isn’t larger than the mouth of the cups.

Now that you have all of the holes cut out, go ahead and place your tissue paper shield over the holes (on the front side of your foam board). Use a glue stick to hold the tissue paper, and be sure to glue in between the holes as well as on the outside edge of the shield. Then do the same with the poster-board shield by placing it on top of the tissue paper and gluing.

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Jesus’s disciples were blessed by choosing the right.

Your foam board will look something like this. Now, you are going to flip your foam board so that the front is faced down, and using your knife make a slit into the poster-board/tissue paper in each hole.

Take your scissors, and cut from the center of the circle into wedge pieces (or pie sliced pieces, pictured above). By cutting your poster-board this way it will allow the children to easily slip their hands in and out of the holes.

Alright! You’ve got the holes covered cut, now let’s move onto the clues and cups.

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LDS Sharing Time Ideas

I have provided clue strips for you to use. There are 3 clues per person (I just used the people mentioned in the outline), so 9 strips total. I used a different color for each person to help figuring out who it is a little easier. Print out the clue strips and cut them out. Then place them inside 9 plastic cups.

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Little LDS Ideas Sharing Time Ideas

 Once each cup has a clue inside, attach the cups to the back of your foam board. You can do this by using hot glue or even using some strong tape. And that’s it! Now let’s talk about how to play!

How To Play:

The children are going to be taking turns sticking their hands into the CTR shield to retrieve a clue. They will be reading clues trying to guess which picture it belongs to. Once they have figured out ‘Who I Am’ you can tell the children the story, read the scriptures, or show them a short Scripture Video.

At the front of the room, have your ‘Who Am I’ game. Have your 3 Gospel Art Kit pictures attached to a bulletin board, chalkboard, or other foam board.

Invite a child up to the front to retrieve the first clue. Have them read the clue aloud, and then have them guess which picture they think it belongs to. Have them go and place the clue above/under the picture they think.

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February 2017 SharingTime

Then invite another child up, and have them do the same. Continue until all the clues have been pulled out. You will probably need to re-arrange some clues until all are under the appropriate picture.

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Primary Sharing Time Idea

Tell the children about each person, and how they were blessed for choosing the right. I know there are some great Scripture videos for some of these scripture stories OR you could invite someone to dress up like one of the people and have them come in and share how they were blessed.

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Click HERE to print my ‘Who Am I’ clue strips!

 

Another Idea from The Red Headed Hostess

Still looking for an idea for this week? Check out (psst…that’s an affiliate link, you can read about that here) this cute Sharing Time kit from The Red Headed Hostess!

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time idea, and are able to use it for your lesson. I would love to hear (or see pictures) if you do, so let me know by leaving a comment!

Thank so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

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12 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} February 2017 Week 2: Jesus’s Disciples Were Blessed by Choosing the Right.

    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Hi Kelly! I meant to add that it IS re-usable, which makes it really nice. Depending on how rough the kids are when sticking their hands in each hole, some of the poster-board pieces might be bent in, but you could pull them out. When we created our monster mouth for Trunk-or-Treat (using this method), it still looked great at the end of the night. Hope that helps. 🙂

  1. Krista

    I’m trying to figure out why you’d need the tissue paper between the foam board and poster board. Isn’t the poster board enough to cover up the holes in the foam board? It also seems like the tissue paper in between would make the poster board more difficult to glue securely to the foam board. Just wanted a clear answer on that before I start cutting and gluing. Thank you so much for your ideas!!

    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Hi Krista! Thanks for the comment. You can totally skip the tissue paper step. I just added it for extra ‘paper support’, is that even a thing??? haha I bought it because I was first going to make a punch-a-box, and then ended up doing this instead, so I decided to use both. I glued the tissue paper in between all the holes, and then glued the poster-board on top, and it seems to be just fine.
      Short answer…feel free to skip the tissue paper step. 🙂 I hope the children enjoy the game! Thanks again for the comment.

      1. littleldsideas Post author

        Oh, I created my shield template with the tissue paper, so I actually think I decided to just use it since I had it. I just remembered that. I sound so very professional, don’t I? 😉

  2. Joyce

    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. You are always my first stop when preparing my sharing time! You come up with fun and interesting ways to present the information while staying true to the outline. And your printables are fabulous! Thank you thank you thank you!

    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Joyce! I am so glad you like the ideas and printables. It’s comments like yours that keep me going. 🙂 Thank you.

  3. Audra

    Thank you so much for all of your great ideas! I made your clock punch board several months ago and am reusing that for this lesson: When is a good time to Choose the Right? Jesus’ disciples chose the right even when it wasn’t a convenient time. I SO appreciate all of your creative ideas!

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