February 2018 Week 1 Sharing Time Idea: Jesus Christ Created the Earth

Sharing Time Idea from the 2018 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing pictures): Show a picture of the earth and ask the children who created the earth. Explain that Jesus Christ created the earth under Heavenly Father’s direction. Then show a picture of Jesus Christ and invite the children to say, “Jesus Christ created the earth.”

Encourage understanding (drawing pictures): Tell the children that part of Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness was that an earth would be created where we would gain a body so we could grow and learn. Draw six numbered circles on the chalkboard. Divide the children into six groups, and ask each group to read one of the following scripture passages about the six days of the Creation: Genesis 1:1–5 (day 1); Genesis 1:6–8 (day 2); Genesis 1:9–13 (day 3); Genesis 1:14–19 (day 4); Genesis 1:20–23 (day 5); Genesis 1:24–31 (day 6). Invite each group to come one at a time to the front of the room, tell the other children what happened on the day they read about, and draw a picture that represents that day in the corresponding circle. Read Genesis 2:1–3together. Review with the children what happened on each day of the Creation.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I have some great Creation Sharing Ideas to share with you today that would be perfect for your February 2018 Week 1 Sharing Time lesson. These ideas are easy to put together, but will still be fun for the children and teach them about Jesus Christ creating the earth. I hope you like the ideas.

February 2018 Week 1 Sharing Time Idea

Creation Object Lesson Ideas

I like to begin my lesson with something that will grab the children’s attention. I have two great ideas that will do just that. Here they are:

1st Idea: Before Primary choose 2-3 things for the children do that have an order to them, examples: putting on shoes, brushing their teeth, making a sandwich, etc.

You could have a table for each task that you will be demonstrating. Invite the first child up and tell them that they are going to be showing the other children how to brush their teeth BUT you are going to be giving them instructions.

Get silly, and do it completely out of order. After they attempt to do the task you could ask them how it should be done, and then discuss why it’s important to do it in the correct order.

Move on to your second task and do the same thing. Then you could move on to the third task, if you choose to do several. After you have done your tasks and the children have ‘taught’ you how to do those things properly you can discuss the importance of doing things and order, and then you can tell the children that in the scriptures we learn that Jesus created the earth in a certain order. Today we are going to learn about the Creation.

2nd Object Lesson Idea: Before sharing time collect several items that the children can smell, feel, taste, and hear. Have all of your items hidden inside of boxes or covered so that the children can’t see them. Have a child come to the front and sit in a chair facing the other children. Blindfold the child and tell him/her that you are going to have him/her feel, listen, taste or smell something. Tell them that they will have to guess what it is.

Some examples: bring some fruit for them to eat, bring a flower for them to smell, have the other children roar like a lion and have the child guess what animal it is.
 After you have gone through each of your items and the children have guessed them, say:
‘”Aren’t we so blessed to live in a world where we get to eat _____ (fill in with whatever you brought), smell ______ (flowers), hear animals, etc? Do you know who gave us all of these wonderful things? Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ created this beautiful world for all of us. (You could show them a picture of the earth.) And not only did they create the world, but they also created us! We can enjoy a pretty flower by seeing it, smelling it, and touching it. We can hear the pleasant songs of birds and the thunder in a storm. We can taste vegetables and other good foods that grow in the earth.” (From the 1989 Friend magazine)
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Creation Sharing Time Ideas

Now that you’ve introduced the topic, here are some great Creation activity ideas that you could use for your lesson. There are several ideas that would be great for this week. Some might work better (are more challenging) for Sr. Primary, so read each one and then decide which would work best for your group.

 

Creation Pictionary

At the front of the room have 6 pieces of paper labeled 1-6. On the back of each paper have the appropriate scripture (see scripture references in the outline) and a word that has to do with that particular day.
Invite a child to come to the front of the room and pick the first paper (#1). Don’t let them show anyone the scripture or the word. The child is going to have to draw the word and have the rest of the children guess what it is. Once the other children have guessed what the object is have the child read the scripture aloud. Then discuss the scripture and what happened on that particular day of the creation. On the board you could have the title “Jesus Christ Created the Earth”. After the children have drawn their picture and read the scripture have them place the picture underneath the title and label it “Day #1”. Continue by inviting another child to come to the front and have them choose day #2.
To make it even more challenging, have a child come up and choose a word out of a jar. Once all 6 words have been chosen and all pictures drawn, you could have the children read the scriptures and try to place them in the correct order.
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Creation Taboo

This game is always a lot of fun, and challenging enough for Sr. Primary to keep them engaged. The children will be learning about each day of the creation while playing Taboo. I have included 9 cards (One for each day…actually, 2 for day 6) that you can print out and use. After you print the cards all you need is a buzzer or bell.
January 2018 Week 1 Sharing Time Idea
 To play, invite a child up to the front and have them pick a card, or you can hand them a card. Have them read the word at the top to themselves, and then explain that they are going to have to give the rest of the Primary children clues to try and guess what word they are explaining. If they say one of the listed words, you will buzz them. If you buzz them, repeat the word and see if anyone knows what the word is. If not, you could invite a new child up to give new clues or have the child continue giving clues. As the children guess each word read the scripture aloud and discuss that day of the creation.
You could have a matching picture (these would be great to use) to go with each word, or have large word strips for each day if you can’t find a picture. After all the words have been guessed, you invite a few children up to try and put them in order. Once they have it in the order that they think, read the scriptures aloud and have them see if it is in the correct order.

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Click HERE to print my Creation Taboo Cards!

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Jr. Primary Ideas

Divide a large chalkboard or bulletin board into 7 sections. Label each section with the appropriate day: Day #1, Day #2, etc. (I included printables for the day numbers). Divide the children into six groups (I would just have the groups do the first six days) and give each group a scripture reference describing one day of the Creation (see scriptures in Outline). Ask each group to draw pictures of their day and discuss a little bit about it with their group. When everyone is finished, invite the first group (Day 1) up to the front and have them share their pictures with everyone. You could invite a child to share what they discussed OR you could have the other children guess what they think was created on Day 1. Continue by inviting up group #2, and so on.

 After each group is done sharing, you will have all 7 days of the creation up on the board. You could then go through each of the days one more time, and invite someone to share something that they are grateful for from that specific day.

I also saw an idea where they cut out large numbers 1-7 (probably out of poster-board), and had the groups decorate their number according to the creation of that day. You could do this and have a child hold up the number they decorated instead of posting it on the board.

Click HERE to print my Creation Day Number signs!

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Creation Grab Bag

For my final idea I am sharing a fun “grab bag” idea. For this you will need an item that represents each day of the creation. Items could include a lightbulb, a picture of a sun, an animal, flower, etc. You could have all the items in a bag or you could place each item in its own separate bag with the scripture reference.

If you do separate bags, invite a child up to the front and have them pick up the #1 bag and open it up. Have them reveal the item and then have them try to guess what was created on that day. Once they have guessed, read the scripture aloud. Then ask them again what was created. Continue by inviting someone up to open bag #2. To make it a little more fun you could have the children play “hot potato” with the bags while they sing a song about the creation.

Here is an idea if you choose to do a “grab bag” style, where all the items are in one bag. At the front of the room have a large board split into 7 sections. In each section you could have a clue word to help them out. Invite a child up to the front of the room and have them choose an item out of the bag. Have them share what the item is, and then have them look at the different days and try to guess which section it belongs to. Once they have guessed, read the scripture aloud and see if they were correct.

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Still Looking for Ideas? Take a look at some of my old ideas, HERE!

 

I hope you enjoy my February 2018 Week 1 Sharing Time Ideas and use them for your lesson this week. I would love to hear what you end up doing, so leave a comment letting me know what you decide to do. Thank so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

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

January 2018 Week 1 Sharing Time Idea: Jesus Christ Created the Earth. Here are several great ideas for this week's Sharing Time lesson on the creation. Free printables from Little LDS Ideas. #LDSPrimary #LDSSharingTime #LDSCreationLessonIdeas

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Comments

  1. Kristy

    Thank you for all of these great ideas! I was asked to teach sharing time for the next two Sundays, something I have never done before and I am a little apprehensive! All of these are great ideas, the difficult part seems to be choosing which one to do 🙂 do I have to have some kind of software to download the principles?

    1. Hi Kristy. No, you shouldn’t need any special software to download the printables. Just click the link and then print. 🙂

  2. Julia

    Thank you!!!! I have just been called as primary pres this past Sunday. Thank you for you help with some wonderful ideas! Will do this on Sunday.

    1. Glad I could help. Hope your first lesson as Primary Pres. went well.

  3. Jen

    The taboo is great! You gave me an idea to do charades as well! Let the kids act out one thing that was created and then read the scripture of the day! Thanks!

    1. Charades is always a hit!

  4. Amie

    Thank you! This is so helpful!

    1. You’re welcome, Amie! Hope your lesson went well.

  5. JenEd

    These are great ideas. Thank you for sharing them for free!

    1. You are welcome, Jen. Hope your lesson goes well. 🙂

  6. Julie

    Amazing ideas! Thank you for creating this (and I look forward to future posts).

    1. Thank you, Julie. Hope your lesson went well. 🙂

  7. Rebecca Taylor

    Thank you so much for your fun ideas! I love coming to your website for my sharing times. My brain is fried, and it is so refreshing to get ideas that I know the primary children will love. Thank you for sharing your talents with us, I am forever grateful!

    1. You are so very welcome, Rebecca. I totally understand the “fried brain” feeling, I’ve been feeling a little bit of that lately. 🙂 Hope your lesson goes well.

  8. Morgan H

    Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. This is SUCH a valuable resource to me. Thank you thank you! You’re ideas are always a huge hit!

    1. Thank you for the kind comment, Morgan. It is always nice to hear that the ideas that I share are helpful and enjoyed by the children. I enjoy sharing my ideas with others, and it’s comments like this that makes it worth it. *hugs*

  9. Shirley Dayley

    Every time I do sharing time I come to your site and it is a truly lifesaver. I love your easy and fun ideas. You are a blessing to many through your talent and your willingness to share your time and ideas. Thanks for sharing and help us to serve better!

    1. You are the sweetest, Shirley! I am so glad you enjoy the ideas and printables that I share. I love sharing them with others and love knowing that they make life (and your calling) a little easier. Thank you so much for letting me know. *hugs*

  10. Rebecca

    Sheena, thank you so much for these ideas. I can’t even tell you how many times the last 3+ years I have used your ideas! They’re just the best. I am getting released tomorrow and this will be my last sharing time! I wanted to print out your weekly theme poster with the earth on it, but when I click download, just the creation taboo cards come up. Am I missing another link to download the lesson? Thanks again!

    1. Hi Rebecca. I hope your last Sharing Time went well. Sorry I wasn’t able to get the graphic to you, we were at my son’s basketball tournament most of yesterday.

    2. Hi Rebecca. I am so happy to hear that my site has been such a help to you. I am sorry that I didn’t get back to you in time for your last Sharing Time. The picture in the post isn’t a poster, just a graphic, but I would have loved to re-size it to be a poster for you. Sorry! I hope your lesson went well.

  11. Amanda Jones

    Thank you Sheena for sharing your talent and making my calling and life less stressful! You will never know how much I love your blog! Amanda

    1. Awww…thanks so much, Amanda. You have no idea how much that means to me. I am so happy to know that you enjoy the ideas and that they make life a little easier.

  12. Amanda W.

    Thank you so much for sharing all of these WONDERFUL ideas! I am going to use some tomorrow for sure! I really appreciate all your hard work!

    1. Thank you, Amanda. I am so happy to hear that you liked the ideas. I love being able to share them and help out in small ways. 🙂

  13. Marilyn

    Thanks so much for sharing your imagination and fun ideas! They certainly help me a lot to make sharing time more interesting and more fun!! Thanks again!

    1. Thank you, Marilyn. Glad you like the ideas that I shared.

  14. Melanie

    I just wanted to say thank you for all you do for us! Some weeks I have no idea how to make the lesson to keep the kids attention. Thank you for all of your hard work!!!

    1. Thank you, Melanie, for the kind comment. I am glad that the ideas are helpful and the children enjoy them. 🙂

  15. Julie

    Thanks for the great ideas. I used the Pictionary idea in our Primary. I had the teachers draw in Junior Primary and the kids draw in Senior Primary. It worked out really well.

    1. I love getting the teachers involved in Sharing Time games, and the children enjoy it as well. Thanks for commenting and letting me know how it went. 🙂

  16. Laura

    Thank you for sharing your talent!! You have so many great ideas!

    1. Thank you, Laura. I love sharing ideas and printables. It’s always nice to know that others enjoy them and that they make life a little easier. *hugs*