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 19:6Alma 5:383 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 another testament of Jesus Christ” written on it. Invite them to decorate the bookmark and use it in their scriptures. Consider having several children report on their goal to establish a habit of regular scripture study (see January, week 2). You could invite them to share their feelings about scripture passages they have read.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I decided to use Alma 5:38 to create a Sharing Time activity for this week’s Sharing Time. The scripture talks about Jesus Christ being the Good Shepherd, so I decided to create some sheep that have the scripture reference and the names of Christ on them. The children will be searching for sheep as they discuss the names of Jesus Christ found in the Book of Mormon. Enjoy!

May 2016 Sharing Time Ideas

To begin your Sharing Time, show the children the cover of the Book of Mormon and point out that it says, “Another Testament of Jesus Christ”. Ask if anyone knows what that means. I think it’s important to explain that to the children, especially Jr. Primary. You can then show them the title page, and read a little from it.

Explain to the children that the Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ, and that we can read teachings and stories about Him. Explain to the children that Jesus Christ was known by many different names. One of them was ‘The Good Shepherd’. There is a great video on that you could show to the children. It’s only about 1 minute long. You can view it, HERE! If you don’t want to set up a video, you could always show the children a picture, and then tell them WHY Christ was called ‘The Good Shepherd’.

Names of Christ Sheep Activity

I thought instead of reading the scriptures and having the children listen for the names of Christ, I would create a fun ‘searching’ game. Since you discussed Christ being ‘The Good Shepherd’, I thought it was very fitting to have the children search for sheep.

May 2016 ST Ideas

These adorable little sheep are from Magic Pixels Studio on Etsy. I thought they were perfect for this Sharing Time activity! I created 2 different sets of sheep. One set has the scripture references from the 2016 Outline, and the other set has the names of Christ given in the scriptures (I hope I didn’t miss any). You could play this several different ways, here are a few ideas.

You could print out my scripture reference sheep, and cut them out. Before Primary, hide the sheep around the room. Invite a child up to the front and have them search for one of the sheep. When the sheep is found have them read the scripture aloud and have everyone listen for a name of the Savior. As the children identify the titles, write them on the board. Choose several titles, and explain how the Savior fulfills those roles.

Another Idea, this would be great for Jr. Primary, is to have the sheep with the names of Christ hidden around the room. Invite children up one at a time to find one of the sheep. Discuss the name, and read the scripture where the name is found. You could even have a picture of Christ, and post the sheep around the picture as they find the sheep.

One more way that you could play this! You will be splitting the children into 2 groups. Each group will have their own set of sheep (the sheep with names). Split a chalkboard or whiteboard into 2 sections, one for each team.

Have the children sit in their groups, and explain that you are going to post or write a scripture reference onto the board. They are going to have to hurry and find the scripture, and then read it aloud. They will then need to find the matching name that goes with the scripture that they read. Once they have found the name(s), they will have to go and post the sheep on the board in their section.

When both teams have posted their sheep, discuss the scripture and the name listed in the scripture. Continue by posting/writing a new scripture onto the board and repeat the activity. I would probably do 2 Nephi 19:6 last, since it lists multiple names. 🙂


Click HERE to print my ‘Names of Jesus Christ’ sheep!


To end your Sharing Time, give each child their very own bookmark, found HERE. Invite the children to take them home and color them, unless you have time for them to do that during Primary. You could also give them a reading chart to track every time they read their scriptures. Throughout the month consider having several children report on their goal to establish a habit of regular scripture study. You could invite them to share their feelings about scripture passages they have read.


I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time idea. If I create a fun scripture reading chart, I will be sure to share it. 🙂 I would love to hear if you use my idea, and how it goes.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!


24 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ: May 2016

  1. Angela

    This is perfect. Thank you for sharing your idea. I’ve been contemplating how to simplify this for Junior Primary.


      1. Linda

        I sooo very much appreciate your cute and very helpful ideas. you are sooo creative. I am not. Your ideas have helped me so many times. Thanks again for sharing your creativity.


        1. littleldsideas Post author

          Thank you, Linda! I am so happy to hear that my ideas have helped you in preparing your lessons. That’s exactly why I do this, and it’s comments like yours that keep me going.. 🙂


  2. Candice

    Your ideas are always creative and fun! Thank you for blessing our Primary with your willingness to share!


  3. jerica

    I absolutely love all your sharing time ideas. Its always so creative and fun. Thank you so much for sharing!!


  4. Suzanne

    I love that you have something fun for junior primary. Then something different for senior primary. I love your fun ideas. Thank you Thank you 🙂


  5. Mardi

    The sheep file said there was an error. Can you send me the file where I can print these sheep? Thanks so much! Love your ideas!


  6. Maria

    Thank you! I really like your idea, especially for Jr. Sharing Time. I’ve just been called into Primary and have needed ideas. Thank you for sharing your talents!


  7. Vicky Fryer

    Just wanted you to know we appreciate all the work you do, to help us out with our sharing times. Thanks.


  8. Michelle

    I can’t thank you enough for posting these wonderful supplemental ideas to provide tactile and interactive ways to teach the principles. And THANK YOU for posting them for free. It can really add up when you teach sharing time every week to buy something off sugar doodle and honestly I like your ideas better because they follow the church manual but just add an element of creativity and fun, the 24 page document off sugar doodle can be too much for a 10-15 minute sharing time. I know you spend time creating this so thank you for sharing it!!!!


    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you so much, Michelle! I know that we don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on our callings, so I am more than happy to share my ideas for free. I know that the leaders are inspired, so I try my best to stay close to the outline, but throw in some fun things for a little something extra. Thanks so much for your kind comment, I really appreciate it. 🙂


  9. Penny

    Thank you for your help today. I will be using some of them, too. Making things simpler for the smaller kids is a challenge for me. So, thanks for taking the time to post and help others with your talents!


    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you, Penny! It can be so hard figuring out what works for the younger children and what works for the older children. Glad you enjoyed the ideas.


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