Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline

Encourage understanding: Show the children a pair of leather sandals (or a picture in which Jesus is wearing sandals). Explain that Jesus, wearing shoes like these, went about doing good. Write the following on the board: “He went about doing good, for God was with him” (see Acts 10:38). Have the children repeat this phrase with you. Display pictures depicting the following events around the room:

Jesus blessing the children (see 3 Nephi 17:21–24)

Jesus healing the blind man (see John 9:1–17)

Jesus raising Jarius’s daughter from the dead (see Matthew 9:18–19, 23–25),

Jesus feeding the 5,000 (see John 6:5–14).

Ask the children to pretend to put on sandals, and have them walk to a picture. Invite several children to describe what Jesus is doing in the picture. Invite them to repeat the phrase “He went about doing good, for God was with him” before walking to the next picture. Repeat with each picture.


Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

Once again I am re-using an old idea that I shared back in 2010, but with a few minor changes. Hope you like it.


Before Sharing Time you will need to get a few things ready. Here’s the list of what you’ll need:

-Picture of Jesus the Christ: {I LOVE this picture, Click HERE.}


-The phrase, ‘He went about doing good’ typed up onto a piece of paper or written on a chalkboard.


-Pictures of Christ’s Life:

{Examples} Gospel Art Kit- 213 (Christ Healing a Blind Man); 215 (Jesus Blessing Jairus’s Daughter); 216 or  322 (Christ and the Children); 221 (The Ten Lepers); Jesus Feeding the 5,000 (you should be able to find this in a primary manual). There’s also some amazing newer pictures found in the Media Library. I think they have all the pictures needed. Click HERE to view the Church Website’s Media Library.


– Several objects that represent each of the pictures listed above:July-2015-Sharing-Time

{Examples}: Dirt/mud for Christ Healing a Blind Man; a Picture of children for Christ and the Children; Number 10 or 10 men- 221 for The Ten Lepers, fishes and loaves for Christ Feeding the 5,000. I found some cute loaves and fishes clipart HERE!


-Scripture References: Christ Healing the Blind Man (John 9:1-17); Jesus Blessing Jairus’s Daughter (Matthew 9:18-19, 23-25); Christ and the Children (Nephi 17:21-24); Jesus Feeding the 5,000 (John 6:5-14); The Ten Lepers (Luke 17:11-19)


To Begin Your Sharing Time

At the front of the Primary room have the picture of Christ (cover it with a piece of paper/cloth) set up on a table with the phrase ‘He went about doing good’ above it. If you have some sandals place those beside the picture also.

Tell the children that today they are going to be talking about a very special person. Show the children the sandals and tell them that this person wore sandals like these. Tell them that this person was very kind and that He loved everyone. Ask if anyone knows who it might be. You can give them a few more clues or uncover the picture and show them.

 Like in the outline, explain to the children that Jesus, wearing shoes like these, went about doing good. Show the children the phrase and have them repeat it with you. Tell them that throughout Jesus’ life, he did many great things. Tell the children of His love for others. Today we are going to learn some of the stories/things that Jesus did.

Have the pictures spread around the room or posted onto a bulletin/chalk board. Place your objects, that go along with the pictures, on a table or on a blanket on the floor. Tell the children that you have some objects on the table, and these objects have to do with the pictures that you see posted around the room/on the chalkboard.

Invite a child up to the front of the room. If you have a pair of sandals you could invite the child to put the sandals on and then ask them to go pick one of the pictures. Have the child bring the picture to the front of the room and show it to the children. You can ask if anyone knows what is happening in the picture. Next, read the scripture that goes with that picture. After you have read the scripture and discussed it, ask the child if he/she knows what object goes with the story.

You can then explain that Jesus went about doing good by….healing the sick…blessing children, etc.

Once you have matched all of the scriptures/objects with the correct picture have the children look at the Picture of Christ again and repeat the phrase, ‘He went about doing good.’ Bear testimony of Jesus Christ and his example to us.

I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time Idea. I think the children will enjoy hearing the stories of Jesus as well as looking at the different objects that go with each story.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!


20 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} Jesus Christ went about doing good

  1. Stacy

    I love having the objects to go along with the stories… I’m going to put the objects inside shoe boxes for the kids to open up! Thanks for sharing!


    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Stacy. Love the idea of using shoe boxes! What child doesn’t love opening things? 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.


  2. Sharon

    I really like this idea. It keeps the same idea as the manual but adds the visual and activity element to make it more interesting and meaningful to the children. Thank you!


    1. littleldsideas Post author

      Thanks Sharon! I try to stay close to the manual, but sometimes it needs a little something extra. Glad you liked the idea I shared. Hope you had a great Sharing Time.


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