IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (discussing examples): Ask, “Who has set a good example for us?” Write or have a child write responses, including Jesus Christ, on the board. Explain that all of these people set good examples for us, but only Jesus set the perfect example. Tell the children that He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38) and showed His love by serving others, and He wants us to follow His example.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (hearing stories and drawing pictures):Before Primary, ask four adults to come prepared to briefly discuss one of the following pictures and scriptures and how we can follow Jesus’s example.
Divide the children into four groups, and assign one of the adults to each group. Ask the children to listen to the adult talk about the Savior, and invite them to draw or write on a piece of paper how they can follow Jesus’s example. Invite one child from each group to share what they learned with the rest of the children.
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (singing a song): Sing “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (CS, 78–79). Ask the children to follow Jesus’s example this week and be prepared to report what they did next week.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
Today I am sharing an idea that I used a few years ago, but it’s a great idea and goes great with this week’s theme.
Begin your sharing time using the ‘Identify The Doctrine’ from the outline. Another option you could do for this idea is to have a bunch of pictures of people that are examples to us. You could even throw in some things that aren’t examples to us.
Ask the children “Who has set a good example for us? Have the children look at all of the pictures and discuss why that particular person is a good example. Explain that all of these people set good examples for us, but only Jesus set the perfect example.
Tell the children that Jesus “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38) and showed His love by serving others, and He wants us to follow His example. Today we are going to walk in His footsteps and learn how Christ served and loved others.
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