It’s a 5thSunday this Sunday, so what do you have planned?
In our Ward the Young Men/Young Women take over Sharing Time while the adults have a combined meeting. But I’ve heard so many other ideas for 5thSundays.
So what do you do?
If you are doing Sharing Time here are a few game ideas that you can use.
You wouldn’t use a pumpkin, but maybe you could create a snowman out of white balloons.
Place questions, scriptures, songs, etc. inside the balloons and take turns having a child pop a balloon. Once they pop the balloon have them retrieve the question, scripture, etc. and have them read it aloud. Then have them answer the question.
You could even pair the balloon pop with a large board game. Along with the question have a number of spaces they may move if answered correctly.
The last time I shared this balloon pop idea I paired it with a Primary Cranium idea.
Singing Time Idea:
This would also work as a great Singing Time game idea. Put several songs inside each balloon and have the children pop the balloons to reveal the songs.
And add some actions in there too!
Like…singing with your nose plugged, boys only, girls only, marching in place, etc.
This is another idea that I have shared, but the children always love it!
For this you will need a children’s bowling set. You can also make your own out of 2-3 liter bottles if you happen to have some lying around.
If you have a children’s bowling set use it! The children absolutely love bowling, especially Jr. Primary.
Split the Primary into 2 teams. Have a score board with each team’s name on it (You could find an actual bowling score sheet online and use that).
The teams will get points for how many pins they knock down but there’s a twist. Here’s an example to make this easier to understand:
A child comes up and bowls and knocks down 6 pins. After he/she has bowled you will ask the child a question. If he/she answers the question their team will receive 6 points (the number of pins they knocked down.) If the child answers incorrectly they get a ‘Gutter Ball,’ 0 points (even though they actually knocked down 6). The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!
If you don’t want to reward points, no problem! Give the children a certain amount of points that they must reach as a whole Primary (example: 100 points).
Then use the above idea but give points to the whole Primary instead of separate teams.
Here’s a game that is sure to be a hit.
First, you’ll need some snow balls. Not real ones though. For this game you can use some small Styrofoam balls or ping pong balls. Next you’ll need to place Velcro strips or dots all over the surface of the Styrofoam balls (use the rough side of the Velcro).
Next, you’ll need a target. If you don’t have or can’t find a large target, I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to make one.
Here’s one way to create a felt target:
Figure out how big of a target you would like. Then, get 3 different colors of felt (red, blue, yellow).
Using the red felt, cut a large circle. Then with the blue felt, cut a smaller circle. Then with the yellow felt cut a smaller (smaller than the blue) circle. Then in the middle you’ll have a small red circle as the bulls eye.
Here’s an example:
Have each area worth a certain number of points (25, 50, 75, 100).
Now for the questions for the game.
Write/type several questions, scriptures, scenarios, songs, etc. and cut into strips of paper. Then place the question strips into the containers.
Have 4 different containers and label each one with a color from the target (use ‘Bulls-eye’ for one of the reds) or use the points value to label the containers. Place the harder questions in the containers worth more points.
Here’s How to Play:
Tell the children that today they are going to have a snowball throw. Show them the target at the front of the room and the snowballs.
Explain that they are going to take turns throwing a snowball at the target. Once they have thrown their snowball they will pick a question out of one of the containers. If their snowball lands on the red area (25 points) they pick a question from the red (25 point) container, if it lands on the blue area they pick from the blue container (50 point), etc.
You will read the question aloud and have the child answer it. If the child answers correctly they are rewarded the number of points they earned, but if they answer incorrectly they get that number of points deducted!
Have the children work as one big team and try to reach a certain number of points.
Write the total number of points that they are trying to reach on the chalkboard. As they earn points keep track of the points.
If they reach the total number of points reward them with they’re very own snowballs (white gum balls)!
Or use another treat that resembles snow balls. 🙂
I think the children would love having a Snowball Throw for Sharing Time.
Alright, so there are a few ideas that you could use for this week’s Sharing Time. Sorry it’s late, but hopefully my few ideas can help some of you out.
Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!