Update: I know I just posted this today, but I already made a few changes. I decided to play the ‘I will Prepare Now to Meet the Savior’ board game for Family Home Evening, and had to make a few changes. With the orignal game that I posted you will never reach the end (oops), so I changed the ‘move ahead’ pieces to move ahead more spaces, and I added a few extra ‘move ahead’ pieces, so you are at least able to make it to the end. πŸ™‚ And my son (4) and daughter (2) loved the game, even though no one actually won. πŸ™‚
I’m happy to say that our internet issues are fixed, yea! It’s funny, we recently got rid of our Dish Network (T.V.) and I don’t miss it at all. But I definitely would be lost without my computer and internet. πŸ™‚ I’m not on my computer alot, but if I have a question about something or I’m looking for a new yummy recipe to try, that’s the first place I go. So not having it for the few days was killing me! O.K. i’m exagerating, but I did really miss it.
And since our internet is working again I can share my idea for the 3rd week of December:
I really liked the idea that was given in the 2010 Primary Outline, but I just wasn’t too sure it would work so well for Jr. Primary. My Son is a Sunbeam, and I was pretty sure he wouldn’t be very interested. So, with some help from a previous ‘Friend’, I cam up with an idea that I think will be alot of fun and will teach the children about the Second Coming and how to prepare for it.
Instead of having the children be news reporters I thought it would be neat to have the questions and scripture references attached to ornaments. My Mother-in-law has a tiny little Christmas tree that I think I’ll borrow (or just draw a picture of a Christmas Tree) for this Sharing Time. I’ll have the ornaments all around the Primary Room.
I’ll choose a child to find an ornament and read the question/scripture reference aloud. Then as a group we’ll read the scripture and answer the question. Then the child will put the ornament onto the Christmas tree.
We’ll discuss the question and answer a little bit and then I’ll choose another child to find the next ornament.
After all of the ornaments have been found and we have answered all of the questions we will talk about how we can prepare for Jesus Christ to come again. And if there is time we’ll play my β€˜I will Prepare Now to Meet the Savior’ Board Game. Just a simple board game that will help the children learn how they can prepare for the second coming.
I’m really excited for this Sharing Time. I think the children will really enjoy it. Now I just have to think of a simple little gift to give to each child….any ideas???
I was thinking of the cute little M&M poem found on Sugardoodle (Here).
I was also trying to think of different candy that I could use to give to the children, kind of like a candy card. This is what I have so far:
Our Heavenly Father gave us the greatest ‘Treasure,‘ Jesus Christ. (Hershey Treasure)
His gift was more than ‘money’ (100 Grand) could buy.
Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our ‘Savior & Redeemer’ (Lifesaver).
I need to add a few more things, so please if any of you have any idea, PLEASE share. πŸ™‚ And once I come up with something I’ll be sure to share it on here.
I hope all of you have a great week!

6 thoughts on “3rd Week Sharing Time Idea for December 2010: Jesus Christ will Return to the Earth Someday

  1. Lindsay

    Thanks for sharing all the ideas Sheena!!! That’s awesome that you guys got rid of TV – we don’t miss it at all either…I watch the shows I REALLY care about on hulu, or then we Redbox things. Hope you’re doing well! πŸ™‚


  2. Kristin Chesnik

    Thank you so much for this lesson plan! I was just called to be the first counselor and I have never taught a sharing time. I was also worried that the younger kids would not understand the lesson from the sharing time helps. This is perfect for them and I think the older kids will like it too!


  3. Anonymous

    I’m not actually in Primary right now and was just browsing for ideas for my 5 yr-old’s talk assignment for next week. Your candy card idea caught my eye since I use those in Cub Scouts and I just wanted to offer an alternative for the “money”. Instead of the 100 Grand you could use the chocolate coins that are everywhere this time of year.


  4. Katrina

    Thank you for posting these ideas! I used the ornament idea for week three and will use the game for week four. To make the game even more applicable to the ideas given in the sharing time outline for week four, we’ll use a trail of stepping stones taped to the floor leading to the Savior as our playing board.


  5. Meredith Shepherd

    Thanks for your ideas. Instead of candy (I had planned on Hershey Kisses to represent my love for them and the love of the Savior) I purchased a pack of pass along sized cards from distribution. There is a picture of the Savior on one side, surrounded by the children. On the other side is the 13 Articles of Faith. I told them that the most important thing I could give them for Christmas was my testimony that Jesus Lives and that He loves us and knows each one of us individually. I challenged them to find their own testimonies by making a goal this coming year to memorize their AofF.

    Some were disappointed that it wasn’t candy… and let me know. But most seemed to like the gift. Just an idea for the future.

    Keep the ideas coming.



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