For this Sharing Time you will need:
227: Jesus Praying in Gethsemane
233: Mary and the Resurrected Lord
234: Jesus Shows His Wounds
236: The Ascension of Jesus
-Type/write “Jesus was resurrected, and I will be too” and cut into strips, so that each word is on its own strip of paper. You only need 6 strips of paper, so you will need to have ‘and I’ and ‘be too’ one one piece. These strips of paper will be taped to the back of each GAK picture.(This ‘finish the phrase’ puzzle may work better for older kids.)
-Type or write these scripture references on pieces of paper: (without the GAK reference):
-Print out a picture of the Resurrected Lord (GAK 233) and cut into puzzle pieces (You will only need 6 pieces.) (This may be better for the younger children.)
Before Primary tape one word-strip/puzzle piece to each picture. Then post the pictures around the room. On a chalkboard write six blank spaces.
“_____ _____ ____, ____ ____ ____.” This is where they will post their word-strips.
Or Post the outlined puzzle on the board.
Tell the children that you have a puzzle for them. They need to finish the puzzle to find out what they will be learning today.
If you’re using the ‘finish the phrase’ puzzle:
Tell the Children that you have a list of scriptures they will be reading. Split the primary into 6 groups and give each group a scripture. Have each group read their scripture (If you use this for Jr. Primary, have a teacher read the scripture for them). Then call each group one at a time to go and find the picture that goes with their scripture. Ask them what the picture is. Then discuss it a little. Have them take the word-strip off and try to figure out where it goes. (You may have to wait until a few have their word-strips.)
After they have matched all the pictures and guessed the phrase “Jesus was Resurrected, and I will be too” talk to them about the Resurrection.
If you use the Puzzle:
Have the children take turns picking one of the pictures. Ask them if they know what is happening in that picture, and talk a little bit about what it is. Then have them take the puzzle piece from the back, and find where it goes on the puzzle. (After you cut the puzzle, outline each piece on a piece of paper, or on the chalkboard, so it’s easier for them to know where the piece goes.)
After they have put the puzzle together, discuss the Resurrection.
Some ideas to use to explain Resurrection to the children are:
Share a story with them that explains Resurrection. I found some on LDS.org
I also saw a cute idea on www.lds.org using the glove idea, but it was a little different.
Sunday Box: You are Eternal
Explain to the children, that if Jesus had not died and been resurrected, then none of us would have been resurrected or would have eternal life. But He did, and because of that we will be resurrected, and will be able to live with our family again.
Here’s Another really cute idea that talks about Resurrection, that I found on lds.org
From The Friend; Sharing Time: He Lives!; April 2007
Display three shoe boxes, and ask the children to raise their hands if they like to try on new shoes. Explain that you want them to imagine trying on some other people’s shoes, but more important you want them to imagine what it would be like to actually be that person. One by one, take out a pair of shoes from each box. (You can also display pictures or drawings of shoes.) Show a pair of boots to represent the soldiers who guarded Jesus’s tomb. Use detail to tell the story in such a way that the children can imagine being there when Jesus Christ was laid in the tomb. Next, use a pair of sandals to tell the story of Mary Magdalene. Ask the children how it might have felt to have been at the garden tomb when the resurrected Savior appeared. Last, show a pair of shoes that children in your area commonly wear. Ask how it feels to be a member of the Church and to have the knowledge that you will be resurrected because of the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Bear testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died and was resurrected.