3rd & 4th Week Sharing Time Idea for July 2010: Jesus Christ’s Example Teaches me How to Live

I have been trying to post my idea for the 3rd & 4th week for a few days now. But I wanted to finish mine so I could take a picture and show all of you. So, finally here is my Sharing Time idea for the 3rd & 4th week of July.
For this week I thought it would be fun to play some kind of board game. As I was thinking about it, I thought of the game ‘Life’. Since the theme is about how Jesus Christ’s example can teach us how to live our life. So, I looked around a little bit and finally came up with this.
Here is a picture of my game board.
So, at the beginning you can show the children the picture of Earth and tell them that right now we are living on the Earth. But we are on a journey trying to get back to our Heavenly Father. Then you can go on to tell them that today we are going to learn about Jesus and the things that He did while on the earth. Tell them that if we learn about Him and follow His example we will be able to make it back to our Heavenly Father.
It’s just a normal board game nothing too difficult. Just to tell you a little bit about it…
There are different squares that the children can land on during the game. The categories are:
Sing: when landed on this square they will have to sing a primary song
Scripture Search: When they land on this square they will be given a scripture reference and a question that they must answer.
Trying to be like Jesus: When they land on this square you will show them the GAK picture and read the story to them. Then you will ask them the question on the card that they will need to answer.
What would you do?: When they land on these you will read a short scenario to them, then they will have to answer the question.
There are also squares that have good/bad scenarios that will tell them to move forward so many spaces or move back so many spaces.
I think the questions are easy enough for Jr. Primary (with help from teachers). But you can always change some to fit the needs of your Primary. I have included everything you need to make your game board (except the poster-board of course). I printed the ‘Trying to be like Jesus’ and ‘Scripture search’ cards on different colored cardstock (blue & green). This way I will know which is which whenever a child lands on that square.
View my document and see what you think. I think the children will have alot of fun. If you don’t want to make the game board, you could also do a life-size game board, that would be really fun.
And please let me know if you have any questions or problems or any other ideas!

 

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

Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥

Sheena

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Comments

  1. I think this sounds like a wonderful activity, but I wonder if 15 minutes is enough time to play it?

  2. Great idea!! I just got released from Primary a couple of Sundays ago, but I think I will use this for a family home evening lesson. My kids love playing board games and such. Thanks for all of your ideas and hard work too, they are all very helpful and cute ideas!!

  3. This is such a great idea and I think you just got blessings in heaven for creating AND sharing the whole thing. 🙂 Thank you!!!

  4. I’m in charge of the first half of this topic (so next week, week 3) and I’m pretty much following the idea in the Sharing Time Outline – matching pictures with songs (and scriptures); If anyone would like the list of what I came up with for matches, please let me know….
    (Cute game, though, We may use it for 4th week or for a review later on)

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!! awesome thinking!!

  6. Jen I am planning to do the sharing time outline too, how can i contact you?

  7. Mabel, I can post it on my blog, I suppose – I think if you click on my picture by my comment it will take you there… (http://higglets.blogspot.com/)
    I’ll put up what I’ve got either tonight or early-ish tomorrow — it’s nothing earth-shattering, but I figure if it saves someone time, that’s cool, and if you think of some “matches” I didn’t, all the better!

  8. such a cute idea. I can’t wait to make it. You are TRUELY AWESOME!! Where did you get the cute boy and girl? Will you use them as the game pieces?
    4ballerinas-at-gmail-dot-com

  9. Deborah- It will probably take more than 15 minutes to finish, but I usually play until time is out.
    fourballerinas- I got the little boy and girl clipart from a LDS Clipart CD I have. I’ll send them to your email.
    Thanks everyone for the comments.

  10. Love this! So, will you do the same game for week 3 and 4? Thanks…

  11. you are such a life saver!!! can you email me the start arrow and the little boy and girl clipart too? karissabox@gmail.com.

    this is perfect for our kids! amazing! thank you!

  12. I love the idea. I have tried to print it off and its doing really weird stuff and keeps shutting the computer down. Would you mind emailing it to me?
    amanda.taylor02@yahoo.com

  13. Anonymous

    I have been tryinmg to print the game and it is printing really wierd. Would you please e-mail me the .pdf. I love the idea and I want to use it for SHaring time and Singing time by adding more songs. Thanks!!! gnielsen@msplawyers.com

  14. I’m having the same problem as Mandy, do you mind emailing it to me too? I love this, I have been searching for something to do and when I came across this it just seemed to be a perfect fit for our primary. You are amazing, keep up the good work! sarasue29@gmail.com thanks!

  15. Jessica- I didn’t even think about that. But you could do that. If you run out of time during the 3rd week, you could just finish the game on the 4th week. Great idea!!
    The Saucers- I tried emailing you yesterday, but it was returned to me. Is that the right address by chance?? I tried emailing it again. Let me know. 🙂
    And I’m sorry that some of you are having trouble viewing the document. But please email me and I will email it to you.

  16. I too love this idea, it is the perfect fit for my primary, however, I can’t get it to print either. Do you mind emailing it to me too? sarasue29@gmail.com. Thanks!

  17. Amy

    Thanks so much love the idea!

  18. I love this idea and have also been trying to download it with no success. Will you please email it to me as well. Thanks for all your hard work and effort to make others’ lives easier!! Erika bigpkl@hotmail.com

  19. I’m having a hard time time trying to get this to download. It keeps saying page not available. Do you think you could e-mail this to me? Thank you so much!

    tlpete1@gmail.com

  20. Sheena,
    I would LOVE to use your week 3&4 Life game, but am having difficulty printing and/or downloading the document. Can you email the file to me?
    MANY thanks!
    Jordan Madsen
    jeffreymadsen@gmail.com

  21. DK

    Sheena, I really appreciate all the time and hard work you put into your ideas. I have stemmed off of several of them and they really get my creative ideas flowing. I love the game board but I was wondering if you used a template to make your cards or just text boxes, I was going to use the same type of thing but want to modify the cards a bit. The download is pdf and I can’t seem to get it in a format that I can modify the text w/in the boxes. Any suggestions? Thank you, Deena

  22. Thank you so much for taking the time to post this for others to use. This looks like alot of fun for primary and we will play it again for FHE!!!

  23. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for your idea..How can a translate in spanish?

  24. Thank you so much! You are a lifesaver!

  25. thank you thank you. . . i truly appreciate all the hard work you put into this. You saved me 🙂