Is anyone else a little ready for summer to be over so your life can get back to normal? We just had a family reunion at my In-laws where close to 200 people came. Talk about CRAZY! It seems like this summer has been go go go… We have had alot of fun, but I think I’m ready for some rest. 🙂
So why am I telling you this…because it’s Tuesday and I am just now posting ideas for this Sunday, and I didn’t type up an actual Sharing Time outline for you to just print out…sorry. Hopefully when things calm down a bit I will be able to post ideas on time and type them up for you. 🙂 So, today I am just going to share some ideas that you could use for this week.
1. Time Travel- you could set up the Primary room to make it look like a time machine. Visit different scripture stories where faith produced a miracle (examples in the 2010 Sharing Time Outline). Have several adults dress up and act out each story that you visit.
2. Walk of Miracles-If you don’t want to do a time machine. Tell the children that you are going to take them on a journey. Ask some adults to help you out by acting like some people from the scriptures. You will have them dress up and tell the children their story. Have them each in a seperat room. For example: the first room could be Daniel. Take the children on a little walk to visit Daniel. Have him tell the children the story and tell the children that because of his faith a great miracle happened. You could even have them room look like the den, with a bunch of stuffed Lions around the room. Once he’s done leave the room and take them to the next room…the brother of Jared. After the last story you could go back to the Primary room and have the Bishop in there. He could talk to the children about Faith and Miracles and he could even share a personal story with the children.
3. ‘Who Am I’ game: Figure out which stories you would like to share with the children (i.e- Daniel and the Lions Den, Elija and the widow of Zarephath, the brother of Jared, etc.). Find a picture that goes with each story and also write up a few clues for each story. Example: The King passed a law saying that no one could pray, but I prayed anyway; Because I prayed I was thrown into a den of lions, etc. Choose several children to come up and read the clues to the others. Read one clue at a time until someone knows who that person is. You could even have the child dress up like the person in their story.
4. Act it out: Split the primary into groups. Give each group a story and some costumes/props. Have them read the story together and then perform the story for the other children. Have the other children guess what story they are acting out.
5. Tic-Tac-Toe: I ended up doing this for my Sharing Time last week for Sr. Primary. I picked 3 stories that went along with the theme. For one of the stories, I had the children read it aloud from the scriptures (we just had each person read one verse at a time). After each verse I explained what it was saying. Then the last 2 I read the story on the back of the Gospel Art Kit pictures. I had made up a Tic-Tac- Toe grid and on each square I had 2-3 questions. These questions had to do with one of the stories that we read. I split the primary into 2 teams, X’s and O’s. I chose one team to come up first and pick a square and a question that was in that square. Then I read the question to them and had them answer it. If they answered correctly they got the square. If they answered incorrectly the other team got a chance to answer it. On each question I had a scripture reference that they could look up if they needed help. We didn’t have much time, but we had enough time to finish one round of Tic-Tac-Toe. And they amazed me! They never had to look up the scripture to find the answer, they knew every answer!
Alright…so there are some of my ideas. Take a look at some of my other games that I have used in the past, you could use any of those for this week also.
Take a look at Sophia’s Primary Blog, she has a really cute idea for this week. She had the idea of having 6 different objects hidden under 6 blankets. Each object has to do with a story from the scriptures. The children have to guess what is under the blanket by reading clues. Once they have figured out what is under the blanket you can read the story to the children. Cute idea!! Click on the link above to visit her blog.
(I just realized she has a time travel idea too, really cute! I promise I didn’t copy you Sophia. 🙂 )
I hope you have a wonderful week!!
Oh…I am planning on coming up with an idea for the 5th Sunday. So check back later this week for my 5th Sunday idea. Thanks everyone!!