Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline
Encourage understanding: Invite some ward members to come to Primary and briefly tell the following stories as though they were witnesses to the events: the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1–45); the raising of Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5:21–24, 35–43); the raising of the widow’s son (Luke 7:11–16); and the Resurrection (John 20:1–18). The ward members could wear simple costumes, such as a head scarf or robe. Encourage them to testify that Jesus Christ has power over death and that each of us will be resurrected.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
I was a little stumped with this week’s Sharing Time Idea. I wanted to add a little to it to make sure the children stayed interested. I was able to find a great object lesson in one of the Primary manuals. I feel good about this week’s lesson now, and I hope you like it as well.
I found an idea from the Primary 7: New Testament manual that would be a great object lesson to begin this week’s Sharing Time. Here’s the idea:
“Show the children the newly cut twig or leaf and the dead one. Ask the children to talk about the difference between the two.
-Is there anything we can do to make a dead twig look like the newly cut twig?
-Now that the newly cut twig has been cut off from the plant, what will happen to it?
-Who has power to bring life back to something that is dead?”
I’m thinking of using flowers instead of a twig, but feel free to use what you’d like.
At the front of the room have 2 vases of flowers…one with fresh beautiful flowers, and the other with dead flowers. I will ask the children what the difference between the flowers are. Then we’ll discuss using the questions above (from the Primary Manual).
Explain that Jesus has power over death. While on the earth, He brought several people who had died back to life. Today we are going to hear about some of these wonderful stories.
I have decided to show some of the new Bible videos found on LDS.org. I love these videos, and the children always enjoy watching them. Here are some that you could use for your Sharing Time.
Before Primary, watch each video and pick which ones you would like to show. If you have time, watch each one. I feel the Spirit so strongly each time I watch these videos, hopefully the children will as well.
To review each video, you could have questions on the back of flowers. Jessica over at Latter-Day Chatter has been kind enough to create some question cards for you to use.
Just visit her site, HERE, to print them out! Once you have the cards printed, simple attach them to a chalkboard or bulletin board or hide them under the chairs.
After each video invite a child to come to the front and pick a flower. Just read the question on the back and discuss it. Then show the next video and repeat.
You could also have a specific color flower for each video to make it easier.
I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time Idea.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!