Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline
Introduce the doctrine: Draw eight small lines on the board, one for each letter of the word miracles. Ask the children to guess what the word is. Fill in the first letter and ask children to guess what the word is again. Fill in the second letter and ask them to guess what the word is. Repeat with each successive letter until they guess the word. Tell the children that a miracle is an extraordinary event caused by the power of God. Divide the children in groups. Give each group a set of the following word strips: miracles, show, that, Jesus Christ, has, power, over, the earth. Have each group unscramble the words. (Word strips are available at LDS.org.)
Encourage understanding: In your own words, share the stories of Jesus calming the storm (Mark 4:36–39) and filling the nets with fish (Luke 5:1–11). Invite the children to do actions that go along with the stories (such as mimicking the wind and the waves of the water and pulling in empty and full nets). With each story testify how it shows that Jesus Christ has power over the earth. Have the children discuss how these miracles helped people in need.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For this week’s idea I thought it would be fun for the children to go fishing, (since one of the stories was about Christ filling the nets with fish) an activity they always enjoy. The children will be catching fish and unscrambling the letters on the back of the fish.
After they’re finished fishing they will listen to the stories of Jesus. Hope you like it!
Before Primary cut out 8 fish. I found a great template, HERE!
On the back of each fish write the letters
Attach a paperclip to the fish as well. This will be used for the children to ‘catch’ the fish.
You will also need a small fishing pole. I always use a small dowel with a string attached. At the end of the string attach a magnet.
How to Play
To begin your Sharing Time explain that today the children are going to go fishing. Tell the children that on the back of each fish is a letter. After all the fish have been caught, they are going to work together to unscramble the word.
Invite a child up to the front to ‘fish’. Continue until all fish have been caught.
Invite some of the children (ones that know how to read) to come to the front and work together to unscramble the word.
Once they have figured out the word ask if anyone knows what a miracle is. Tell the children that a miracle is an extraordinary event caused by the power of God.
Explain that while Jesus Christ was on the earth, he performed many miracles. Show the children a picture of filling the nets with fish. Tell the children the story in your own words. You could follow the idea in the outline and have the children do actions that go along with the story, or just have them listen.
After you have finished the story testify how it shows that Jesus Christ has power over the earth.
Tell the children that there are some other miracles that you would like to share with them, but for these they are going to get to watch videos!
There are some great new Bible videos on LDS.org, HERE!
Just to name a few. 🙂 I love these new Bible videos!
I thought it would be cute to hand out little cups of goldfish as a treat during the movies (instead of popcorn).
After your movies, testify once again that miracles show that Jesus Christ has power over the earth.
This is a simple little Sharing Time that I think the children will really enjoy.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!
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