Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Sharing Time Outline

Encourage understanding: Divide the children into groups. Ask a teacher in each group to read or tell a scripture story in which Jesus heals someone, such as:

two blind men (Matthew 9:27–31)

an invalid (John 5:1–9)

the ten lepers (Luke 17:12–19)

the nobleman’s son (John 4:46–53)

Invite the children to draw pictures to illustrate the story. You may ask a few children to share their pictures and stories with the whole Primary. As they share their story, invite them to imagine how the people Jesus healed may have felt. Invite the children to share their pictures with their families at home.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I have been trying to post my Sharing Time idea for about a week and a half, but we’ve been busy, and then we were out of town. But today I am finally posting it! Yay!

For this week’s Sharing Time I have several different ways you can choose to play. Read below and then choose which idea will work best for your Primary. Enjoy!

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To begin, print out my ‘Band-Aid’ printable (link below) and cut them out. You may need to print out more than 1 sheet depending on which idea you use.

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Sharing Time Idea #1

This idea will be a matching game. On the back of each band-aid will be a scripture reference. You will also need a picture to represent each of the scripture references (scripture reference ideas can be found in the outline).

To begin, have your band-aids attached to a poster-board, chalkboard or bulletin board. You can even write “Jesus Christ Can Heal the Sick” above the Band-aids.

Around the room or on another board have the pictures you have chosen for each scripture.

Begin by asking the children if any of them have ever been sick. You could ask them how they got better or how the felt, etc. Then explain that while Jesus was on the earth, he healed many sick people. You could go on to tell them that he didn’t use medicines or take them to the doctor.

Show the children the band-aids and explain that on the back of each band-aid is a scripture reference. Someone will choose a band-aid and then read the scripture aloud. They will then need to figure out which picture it belongs to.

Invite the first child to come up and choose a band-aid. Read the scripture aloud or have the child read it. Then have them search for the matching picture. Once they have chosen the appropriate picture, share a little more information about the story.

Continue until all the band-aids have been chosen or until time runs out.

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Sharing Time Idea #2

For this idea you will be playing a Memory type game. For this game you will need to have scripture references and a small picture on the back of each band-aid. Choose a picture that represents the scripture reference.

Examples: blind man you could have eyes as your picture or a number ’10’ for the 10 lepers, etc.

You will need two band-aids for each scripture reference (2 band-aids with: Matthew 9:27–31/eyes, etc.). Post all of the band-aids onto a foam poster board, chalkboard, or bulletin board. Make sure to mix them up. 🙂

You can begin your sharing time asking the same question from Sharing Time Idea #1. Then explain that today they will be playing ‘Memory’. Explain that on the back of each band-aid is a scripture and a picture. They are going to have to flip over 2 band-aids to try to find the match. Once a match is found the scripture will be read aloud and discusses. You could ask the children what the picture on the band-aid has to do with the story.

Continue until all matches have been found.

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Sharing Time Idea #3

This is a more challenging game that would be great for Sr. Primary. It’s similar to the first idea, but instead of reading the scriptures together they will be working in groups.

To begin, have your band-aids attached to a poster-board, chalkboard or bulletin board. You can even write “Jesus Christ Can Heal the Sick” above the Band-aids.

Around the room or on another board have the pictures you have chosen for each scripture.

To play the game you will need to split the primary children into groups. Depending on the size of your primary you could have anywhere from 2-4 groups or more.

Invite a child up to the front of the room to choose a band-aid. Have the child return to his/her team and then read the scripture reference aloud. You could also have each scripture reference written down for each team to make it easier…that way they don’t keep asking ‘What chapter?’ haha.

Tell them the reference and then say ‘Go!’. They will be racing to read the scripture and then working together to figure out which picture it belongs to. Have a child from each team go to the picture they think it is and stand by it. Once there is someone from each team by a picture, reveal the correct answer. Discuss the story with the children.

Continue until all the scriptures have been read.

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You could also make band-aids for each group. You could have them attach their team’s band-aid to the picture that they think it belongs to. Just label each band-aid with the team number, so you know who’s is who. 🙂

Click HERE to print out my Band-Aid printable.

Those are my ideas for this week. I hope one of them can be of help to you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

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14 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} Jesus Christ Can Heal the Sick

  1. Elaina

    Thank you for some wonderful ideas! Been called into Primary Presidency last month so I started doing Sharing Time. This is the first lesson I got stumped on and couldn’t think of what to do for this lesson. Especially when some of the teachers will be gone and not sure how to go about this. I knew I needed a different way to go about this lesson. My Primary President told me about this website. You are a life saver for me this week! Such cute ideas!

    Elaina

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you, Elaina! And congratulations on your new calling. You will LOVE Primary. I’m so glad that you stopped by my blog and found the idea(s) helpful. 🙂 Thanks for the comment and for the kind words. PS- You’ll do great this week…don’t stress. 🙂

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      1. Elaina

        Thank you! Kids loved it! Even put a blank bandaid up to trick the kids. They thought it was funny. I’m definitely checking your website more often when I need to do Sharing Time. Second time being in this calling and love being in Primary.

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  2. kristi

    This idea is great!! Also, I just want to say thank you so much for your great sharing-time ideas you share with us every week! I can’t tell you how many times you have helped me with my sharing time preparation. You have such creative and consistent posts and ideas, that you are my first visit when it’s my turn for sharing time every month.
    Thank you so much for all the hard work! 🙂

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thank you, Kristi! Your comment is so sweet and made my day. I love sharing ideas, and love to hear when others find them helpful. Thanks again for visiting and for taking the time to leave me a comment. 🙂

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  3. Jennifer

    What fabulous ideas! I’ve just been called as Primary President in our ward as of 5 days ago, and was THRILLED to come across your blog! Thank you for sharing your fabulously creative ideas!

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  4. Kathi

    Wonderful ideas and much appreciated for people like me who are not creative thinkers on how to share the lessons each week. You’re a life saver for sure.
    Thank you!!!!

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  5. Heather M

    Thank you so much for help with sharing time this week! My ideas were just not coming together and your bandaid printables helped me out so much! Thanks for all your effort! Have a good week!

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    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thanks Heather for the comment. I’m so glad the idea was helpful to you. It feels so great when your Sharing Time finally comes together…that happens to me all the time. Thanks again for visiting and the comment. 🙂

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