Sharing Time Idea from 2011 Primary Outline

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (following examples): Sing “Do as I’m doing” (CS, 276) and ask the children to follow you as you do several simple actions, such as clapping your hands, stretching your arms above your head, or marching in place. Ask the children to name some things they have learned by following someone’s example (for example, how to make a bed or play a game). Write on the board, “Jesus Christ is the perfect example for me.” Testify that Christ was the only person who has lived on the earth who has set a perfect example for us to follow. Have the children read the sentence together.

ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (sharing ideas): Display some pictures of Jesus loving and serving others. Write “Jesus loved everyone” and “Jesus served others” on the board. Draw a heart and a hand beneath these phrases. Tell the children that we should follow Jesus’ example by loving and serving others. Give each child a piece of paper and have them draw a heart or trace their hand. Then invite them to write or draw something they can do to follow Jesus’ example. Have the children share their ideas with the Primary and place their papers next to the pictures of Jesus. Sing, “I’m trying to be like Jesus” (CS, 78-79).


Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

For this week’s Sharing Time I am recycling some old ones. Hope you don’t mind :).

I like the idea for ‘Identifying the Doctrine’ that is given in the outline. You could sing “Do as I’m Doing” or play a short game of  Follow the Leader. Then discuss things they have learned from following other’s examples.
Before sharing time type/write one pieces of paper the statement ‘Jesus Christ is the perfect example for me’ seperate the sentence into 3 seperate phrases (Jesus Christ…is the perfect example….for me, etc). Then have a few children come up to the front. Have one hold a picture of Christ and the others hold up your ‘sentence signs’.
Have the children repeat the sentence with you. You could have children wearing blue read the first sign, children wearing red read the second sign, and so on.
Talk about Christ and why he was the perfect example.

And here are my ‘recycled’ ideas.
The first one is a board game that you could play that talks about Jesus Christ and the example he was to us.
Click Here to read/view this idea.

For the second idea you will have different pictures of how Christ served posted around the Primary room. For each picture you will have an object that goes with each picture. A child will come and choose an object and then guess which picture it goes with. After they have guessed the picture you can discuss it.
Click Here to read/view this idea.

Alright, that’s all I have. 🙂 Hope they can be of some help. Have a great week and a great Sharing Time.

9 thoughts on “Jesus Christ is the perfect example for Me: 2nd Week Sharing Time Idea for April

  1. momof2greatboys

    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas. I always check your blog first when preparing my sharing time. I am so grateful for talented people like you that are willing to share their time and talent. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


  2. Anonymous

    Sheena, I clicked on “Click here to read/view idea for the game. I’m not very good with the computer. Where do I go to download a copy of the game? Thanks so much!!


  3. colochita

    Congrats!!!!! on your baby it is incredible how time goes fast, thanks for taking the time to put some ideas for those of us that are less fortunate to be creative, like me, really appreciate it. This is a wonderful sharing time.


  4. Anonymous

    Hi, I love the board game idea. I tried to print it and it won’t work, looks like you had trouble back then also. Could you email it to me also and see if that helps.
    Thank you so much! Love your blog!


  5. Brandon, McKell & Ryker

    I love your ideas and am very grateful for them. I want to use your gameboard for my sharing time next week but I can’t seem to print out the pieces of the path. Would you be willing to email a file to me? Please let me know. Thanks again.


  6. Tisa

    This is fantastic! I know that our Primary will love this too!Do you mind emailing me all the clip art you used for the poster? I love the earth, family, arrow, little people and the picture of Heavenly Father and Jesus.I was able to print out the game squares just fine. Thank you soo much for all your hard work and for being willing to share it with all of us! It is GREATLY appreciated!


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