Sharing Time Idea from the 2012 Primary Outline
IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (seeing and discussing an object lesson): Show the children a container of many different colors of crayons. Show them a second container with only one color. Ask the children, “If you were going to color a picture, which of these containers of crayons would you want to use? Why?” Explain that having a variety of choices is a blessing. Testify that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and they want us to make correct choices.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING(coloring): Let the children color a copy of the illustration on page 35 of the Nursery Manual, Behold Your Little Ones, or invite them to draw similar pictures with the same captions. (Click here to open coloring page; page 4). Discuss who created the things in the illustration and why they were created. Teach the children that Heavenly Father expects us to take care of this world His Son created for us. Ask the children to share ways they can choose to take care of the earth and the creations that are on it. Invite the children to take their illustration home and have their parents make it into a book.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
I had a hard time coming up with an idea this week. All the ideas that I found or thought of only had to do with the Creation. But the theme isn’t just about the creation, it’s about choosing the right also. So, I thought about it for awhile, and then I saw a great idea on Sugardoodle. And I’m not the only one who thinks it’s a great idea…..I think everyone else does too based on all the replies. 🙂
Here is what Staci shared:
“I plan to use the object lesson with the crayons as mentioned. I am then going to share the poem “Colors of Our World” from the February 2006 Friend: found here.
I will have a piece of blank poster board for our group picture at the front of the room. I will have pieces of the picture (blue sky, purple mts, gold sun, etc. as mentioned in the poem) in a box labeled “The Earth Was Created for Us to Learn to Choose the Right.” I will randomly choose children to pick something from the box. Before they can add it to our picture they must tell us how we can CTR while on earth. We will compile a list of ways to CTR as we create our picture.
I have made magnets for each child with an earth and CTR on it. I used 1″ clear “rocks” like is used in vases and glued the pic to the back. I then attached the magnet.”
If you are interested in the pictures she used for her magnets just head on over to Sugardoodle and leave your email as a comment: Click here to go to Sugardoodle.
Thanks Staci for sharing your wonderful idea!
I think that’s it for me. If I happen to come up with any other ideas, I’ll be sure to post them.
Have a wonderful week and a great Sharing Time!!