IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (discussing examples): Ask, “Who has set a good example for us?” Write or have a child write responses, including Jesus Christ, on the board. Explain that all of these people set good examples for us, but only Jesus set the perfect example. Tell the children that He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38) and showed His love by serving others, and He wants us to follow His example.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (hearing stories and drawing pictures):Before Primary, ask four adults to come prepared to briefly discuss one of the following pictures and scriptures and how we can follow Jesus’s example.
Divide the children into four groups, and assign one of the adults to each group. Ask the children to listen to the adult talk about the Savior, and invite them to draw or write on a piece of paper how they can follow Jesus’s example. Invite one child from each group to share what they learned with the rest of the children.
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (singing a song): Sing “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus” (CS, 78–79). Ask the children to follow Jesus’s example this week and be prepared to report what they did next week.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
Today I am sharing an idea that I used a few years ago, but it’s a great idea and goes great with this week’s theme.
Begin your sharing time using the ‘Identify The Doctrine’ from the outline. Another option you could do for this idea is to have a bunch of pictures of people that are examples to us. You could even throw in some things that aren’t examples to us.
Ask the children “Who has set a good example for us? Have the children look at all of the pictures and discuss why that particular person is a good example. Explain that all of these people set good examples for us, but only Jesus set the perfect example.
‘He Went About Doing Good’ Activity
What you will need for this Sharing Time:
· You will need a picture of Christ, Sandals, and the phrase ‘He Went About Doing Good’ typed onto a piece of paper.
· You will also need several pictures of Christ serving and showing love for others. Here are some examples of pictures you could use from the Gospel Art kit:
-GAK Pictures: examples- 213 (Christ Healing a Blind Man);
215 (Jesus Blessing Jairus’s Daughter);
216 or 322 (Christ and the Children);
Jesus Feeding the 5,000 (you should be able to find this in a primary manual.
· You also need an object that represents each of the above pictures. here are some examples that you could use:
-Dirt/mud- 213 (Christ Healing a BlindMan);
-Picture of children- 216/322 (Christ and the Children);
-Number 10 or 10 men- 221 (The Ten Lepers),
· And lastly, you will need scripture references for each of your pictures:
-215 (Matthew 9:18-19, 23-25);
-Jesus Feeding the 5,000 (John 6:5-14);
At the front of the Primary room, on a table, have the picture of Christ, the phrase ‘He went about doing good’ above it, and some sandals (if you have some).
Show the children the phrase and have them repeat it with you. Tell the children that Jesus “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38) and showed His love by serving others, and He wants us to follow His example. Today we are going to walk in His footsteps and learn how Christ served and loved others.
Have the GAK pictures spread around the room or posted onto a bulletin/chalk board. Place your objects that go along with the pictures on the table.
Show the children the objects on the table, and tell the children that the objects have to do with one of the pictures that you see posted around the room/on the chalkboard.
Either split the primary children into groups and give each group one of the objects, or take turns choosing a child to come up and pick one of the objects. Have them look at the object, and then show them the scripture reference.
If you do this in groups, have each group read the scripture and then pick the picture that goes with their scripture and object. If you do this by choosing one child at a time, have them tell the other children what the object is and then give them the scripture reference. Have one child read the scripture (or a teacher) and have the children try to guess what picture it goes with. Once the children have chosen the correct picture go over the story. Ask if anyone knows what part the object you used plays in the story;
i.e. –Why did I choose mud for the object for this story? Because that is what Jesus used to heal the blind man.
Ask the children, ‘What is Jesus doing in this picture?’ ‘Is he doing good?’ 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.
Instead of having the phrase ‘He went about doing good’ already typed up, you could have each word of the phrase on a piece of paper and attach it to the back of each picture. As the children choose the correct picture, show them the word and have them try to figure out what it says.
You could also have the children put on the sandals and then go choose what picture their scripture/object matches.
I hope you like my Sharing Time idea for this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!