Sharing Time Idea from the 2018 Outline
Identify the doctrine (hearing a story): Use the illustration from page 123 in the nursery manual (see instructions on page 121) to tell the story of the Resurrection (see John 19:41–42; 20:1, 11–18). Explain that when Jesus Christ was resurrected, His body and spirit were reunited; this made it possible for everyone to be resurrected. Have the children say, “Because Jesus Christ was resurrected, I will be too.”
Encourage understanding (discussing feelings): On the board list words that describe how the disciples might have felt the day Jesus died (such as grief, sorrow, sadness, and despair). Have the children suggest opposites of those words (such as happiness, joy, hope, and faith), and write them on the board. Explain that these feelings are what the disciples felt when Jesus was resurrected. Discuss some of the blessings that come from knowing we will be resurrected (see Isaiah 25:8; Alma 22:14).
Encourage application (sharing feelings): Write on the board, “I am thankful Jesus was resurrected because …” Invite a ward member who has had a loved one die to come to Primary and briefly share why he or she is thankful for the Resurrection. Ask the children if they know anyone who has died, and invite them to close their eyes and think of that person. Invite some of the children to stand and complete the sentence on the board and share what the Resurrection means to them.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
Life has been crazy and lately my days seem to fly by. I sat down the other day to look at this week’s sharing time idea and couldn’t think of an idea that I felt good about. Tonight I had some time, so I looked at some old ideas that I have used and I found one that I think would be great for this week! It’s different than the outline, but I think it would make a great idea to talk about Christ and the resurrection.
Here is a short description from my previous idea:
For this Sharing Time you will be dressing up like a detective to ‘find out more’ about the Resurrection. To look like an inspector or detective, wear a trench coat and carry a large magnifying glass.Tell the children that you are looking for clues about the reality of the Resurrection/to learn more about the Resurrection.You will hide different ‘clues’ around the Primary room. Each set of clues will represent one of the pictures listed in the Primary Outline.
Jr. Primary Option
I hope you enjoy this week’s LDS Primary Resurrection Sharing Time Idea and use if in your Primary. I would love to hear what you do, so leave a comment letting me know. And if you come up with some great clues and want to share them, feel free to email me and I will add them to my post (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!