Sharing Time Idea from the 2012 Primary Outline
IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (seeing a demonstration and memorizing a scripture): Invite a child to come to the front of the room. Tell the other children to follow his or her instructions. Whisper simple instructions to the child, such as “Tell them to clap three times” or “Tell them to stand and march in place.” Allow several children to have a turn as the leader. Explain that although they did not all hear you give instructions; they were able to obey the instructions because they knew who to follow. Ask who we should follow to know what Heavenly Father wants us to do. Show a picture of the current President of the Church. Have the children say together, “God speaks through living prophets.” Read Amos 3:7, and explain any words the children do not understand. Help the children memorize the scripture (see TNGC, 171-72)
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
As I read this week’s Sharing Time I remembered an idea that I shared last year. So, I searched and sure enough it is almost identical to the idea for this year. I decided to go ahead and use that as my idea for this week’s Sharing Time, hope you don’t mind.
You begin the Sharing Time by having a child come to the front or out in the hallway with you. You will then give him/her a message to tell the other children.
After the message has been told to the other children you will discuss who speaks for our Heavenly Father.
After that little activity you will have a some pictures posted and learn about some things that Prophets have told us in the past.
Then to finish up your Sharing Time you will play a fun ‘Cranium’ game with additional teachings taught by past prophets.
Pick some topics that we have been asked to do and then have the children either draw, act, or mold the teachings.
I have included just a few cards that you can use to get you started.
And that’s it! If you have any ideas, questions, or problems just send me an email.
Have a wonderful week and a great Sharing Time!