I have been trying to post my idea for the 3rd & 4th week for a few days now. But I wanted to finish mine so I could take a picture and show all of you. So, finally here is my Sharing Time idea for the 3rd & 4th week of July.
For this week I thought it would be fun to play some kind of board game. As I was thinking about it, I thought of the game ‘Life’. Since the theme is about how Jesus Christ’s example can teach us how to live our life. So, I looked around a little bit and finally came up with this.
Here is a picture of my game board.
So, at the beginning you can show the children the picture of Earth and tell them that right now we are living on the Earth. But we are on a journey trying to get back to our Heavenly Father. Then you can go on to tell them that today we are going to learn about Jesus and the things that He did while on the earth. Tell them that if we learn about Him and follow His example we will be able to make it back to our Heavenly Father.
It’s just a normal board game nothing too difficult. Just to tell you a little bit about it…
There are different squares that the children can land on during the game. The categories are:
Sing: when landed on this square they will have to sing a primary song
Scripture Search: When they land on this square they will be given a scripture reference and a question that they must answer.
Trying to be like Jesus: When they land on this square you will show them the GAK picture and read the story to them. Then you will ask them the question on the card that they will need to answer.
What would you do?: When they land on these you will read a short scenario to them, then they will have to answer the question.
There are also squares that have good/bad scenarios that will tell them to move forward so many spaces or move back so many spaces.
I think the questions are easy enough for Jr. Primary (with help from teachers). But you can always change some to fit the needs of your Primary. I have included everything you need to make your game board (except the poster-board of course). I printed the ‘Trying to be like Jesus’ and ‘Scripture search’ cards on different colored cardstock (blue & green). This way I will know which is which whenever a child lands on that square.
View my document and see what you think. I think the children will have alot of fun. If you don’t want to make the game board, you could also do a life-size game board, that would be really fun.
And please let me know if you have any questions or problems or any other ideas!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!