{Sharing Time} I Become a Member of the Church Through Baptism and Comfirmation

Sharing Time Ideas from 2014 Primary Outline
IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(seeing pictures): Pretend to be a reporter. Tell the children, “Welcome to the Good News Network! Today I have the greatest news to report to you—each one of you can become a member of the true Church of Jesus Christ! This is one of the most important things you can do in your life. You become a member of the Church through baptism (show a picture of a child being baptized) and confirmation (show a picture of a child being confirmed).”

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING(reading scriptures):  Divide the children into groups and give each group one or more of the following questions and corresponding scripture references. Invite them to imagine what they would say if a reporter asked them these questions. Ask them to find the answers in their scriptures.
1. Why must I be baptized? (See John 3:5; Acts 2:38.)
2. When am I old enough to be baptized? (See D&C 68:27.)
3. Who can baptize me? (See D&C 20:73.)
4. How should I be baptized? (See D&C 20:74.)
5. What does baptism symbolize? (See Romans 6:3–5.)
6. How do I prepare for baptism? (See Alma 7:15–16; 19:35.)
7. What do I promise at baptism? (See Mosiah 18:10.)
8. What do I promise every Sunday when I take the sacrament and renew my baptismal covenants? (See D&C 20:77.)
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION(answering questions): Pretend to interview some of the children. Ask them to report what they learned about how you become a member of the Church.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For this week’s Sharing Time I am going to use an FHE idea that I shared a couple months ago. Enjoy!

For this Sharing Time you will be creating a ‘Punch Board’. 
You will Need:
 Foam board
Plastic cups
Glue (Hot glue works great)
Blue tissue paper
Questions (I am sharing some below)
 
 Since this week is talking about baptism I thought an ‘8’ punch board would be great.
Get your board and place your cups into the shape of a figure eight. Then, one by one, glue the cups to the foam board.
 
Next, you will be placing questions into each cup.
 The Sharing Time Outline had some great questions, so I used those and created some cute little cards that you could use for your punch board. Here is what they look like:
After all of the questions are inside of a cup cover up the cups with blue tissue paper. 
For this just cut square pieces of tissue paper {make sure they’re larger than the mouth of the cup}.
Place a piece of tissue paper over a cup and then place a rubber band around it.
I had a little helper which made it so much easier. I held the tissue paper around the cup and she put the rubber band on.
 
To Play:
 Invite a child up to the front and have them punch into one of the cups. Have them retrieve the question and read it aloud. Have the children look it up as a Primary and read the scripture together. Discuss the answer with the whole primary.
 
Another way to Play: You could Split the Primary into groups and have each group punch one or more of the cups. Have them read the question(s) and Scripture(s) as a group. After everyone has read and answered their question have them share it with the rest of the children.
 
More Cups than Questions!
If you notice…my ‘8’ had alot more than 8 cups (that’s how many questions were provided in the outline). You can try to make a smaller figure eight OR have the top 8 cups the questions given in the outline.
Have the bottom portion of the ‘8’ other types of questions. You could have scenarios, or charades, drawing (pictionary), etc. You could even do command type questions: “Stand up if you have been baptized.
You could even have some questions that ask the children to share a special memory from their baptism. 
Whatever you do…will be great!
 
 
I hope you like my Baptism Punch idea for this week’s Sharing Time. I’d love to hear if you use it.  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

 

sheena

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! ♥

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Comments

  1. I tried to post a comment earlier, so sorry if you have two from me. I just wanted to thank you for the punch board idea. It reminds me of The Price is Right. 🙂 I’m excited to use it on Sunday!

    1. Thanks Jenny for leaving me a comment! I have used the punch board several times and it’s always a hit. It reminds me of The Price is Right too…I used to love that show as a kid. haha Hope your Primary kiddos enjoy your Sharing Time.

    2. Just wanted you to know it was a big hit with both junior and senior primary. Thanks again!

  2. Thanks for this cute idea! I’ll be doing this Sunday.

  3. Anonymous

    Love, love, love this! Thank you for this fun idea! I am not theatrical in any way so this is much better for me than pretending to be a newspaper reporter!!!

    1. I am so glad I could help you out. I’m sure you would’ve been a great news reporter. 🙂 I hope you have a great Sharing Time and that the children love the Punch Board.

  4. very cute! thanks for posting! i will be using this idea tomorrow.

  5. Thanks for sharing your idea! Like the person above said, I’m not theatrical either and trying to be a “News Reporter” would be embarrassing for me and make everyone else in the room feel uncomfortable as well. lol So I searched for other ideas and came across yours. I love it and I plan to use it on Sunday. I can’t wait!

  6. Anonymous

    Thanks! Great idea!

  7. I have been searching all week for something to use for both Jr and Senior Primary. This idea is perfect! I just finished my board! Thank you for sharing your ideas! Are you on Instagram? I shared a pic of my finished board. Thank you, again!

    1. I’m so glad you liked my idea. I would love to see your board! I am on Instagram…sheenaperron is my Instagram username. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. 🙂

  8. Thank you for posting this!! Like everyone else, I was so embarrassed to be the newspaper reporter and this hit the spot and will so much more fun and comfortable to do. Thank you!!!

  9. Anonymous

    Thank you~ I love all of your ideas and always check your site first when it is my turn to teach. Your ideas are the best!!!

  10. Ditto what Laura said above for me. My primary loved this sharing time. Thank you for sharing your great ideas!

  11. You are amazing! I was just put into Primary and this is going to make my first Sunday perfect! Thank you!

  12. This is amazing! You are so wonderful to share your talent. I was just put in Primary and this cute idea is going to make my first Sunday perfect! Thank you!