Sharing Time Idea from the 2015 Outline

Encourage application:Invite the children to read Alma 7:11–12 and look for what Jesus has done for us. Ask a few children to share what they found. Tell the children that Jesus understands when we feel hurt, sad, afraid, or sick. He can help us overcome these things. Write the following statements on the board:

I am grateful for the Savior because ___________.

The Savior will help me to ___________.
Invite a few children to share how they would finish these sentences, or have all of the children share their answers with the person sitting next to them.
Encourage understanding:Tell the children that there are many stories in the scriptures of people who were blessed because of the Atonement. Share a few of these stories. Possible stories include Alma the Younger (see Alma 36:5–27), Paul (see Acts 8:1–3; 9:1–20), and Enos (see Enos 1:1–8). After telling a story, review it with the children. Toss a crumpled piece of paper to one child and ask him or her to say one thing about the story. Have the child toss the paper back to you. Continue until the children have mentioned most of the important details from the story. Share your testimony about the Atonement.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
Weeks 2 & 3 in February share the same Sharing Time topic. I decided to split the idea given in the outline into 2 parts. To view my first Sharing Time idea (part 1) just click HERE. Today I am sharing Part 2.
For this Sharing Time idea I created a popsicle ‘pick’ game that I think the children will enjoy.
 
Sharing Time Preparation:
Before Primary download and cut out my popsicle stick toppers. There are 6 total (2 pages). On the front of each circle you will see the topic of the week:
“Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved.”
On the back of the circles are the two phrases from the outline:
I am grateful for the Savior because ___________.
The Savior will help me to ___________.
and the 3 scriptures from the outline:
Alma the Younger (see Alma 36:5–27)
Paul (see Acts 8:1–3; 9:1–20)
Enos (see Enos 1:1–8)
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 After you have cut out each circle you will attach them to a popsicle stick. Glue one popsicle stick to one of the backs of the circles and then place another circle on top.
  
 
Place each of the 6 popsicles sticks in a jar or container.
You will also need a picture from the Gospel Art Kit of each person that they will be learning about {Alma, Paul, Enos}.
 
And one more item….you will need to create a large die. A square box would be great. Just cover with paper and label each side with a number or dots (1-6).
You can always use a small die from a game, but the children always enjoy rolling a big one. 🙂
 
 
 Sharing Time:
Begin by asking if anyone remembers what they learned last week. You could recite the 3rdArticle of Faith again or just ask what they remember.
After you have discusses last week’s Sharing Time, read Alma 7:11-12. Invite the children to listen for what Jesus has done for us. Have them raise their hand, stand up, thumbs up, etc. when they hear an answer. Ask a few children to share what they found. You can write the answers on a chalkboard, to help the children remember.
Tell the children that Jesus understands when we feel hurt, sad, afraid, or sick. He can help us overcome these things.
Show the children your container of popsicle sticks. Explain to the children that on the back of each stick is a question or a scripture reference. They will be rolling a die to determine which popsicle stick they will choose.
Invite the first child up to the front and have them roll the die. Then have them pick the appropriate stick that matches the number on the die. The #6 popsicle stick can say ‘Roll Again’ or ‘Your Choice’ or some other fun phrase for the children to do.
If the child lands on one of the ‘finish the phrase’… Invite him/her to share how they would finish the sentence.
If they land on one with a scripture reference have them hold the picture and read the story/scripture about that particular person.
Another idea:You could also give them a few clues to read aloud. Have the other children guess who it is. Once the person has been guessed correctly read the scripture story.
To go along with the outline: After telling the story, review it with the children. Toss a bean bag or a small ball (you could even toss a ‘smartie’ and call them ‘scripture smarties’) to one child and ask him or her to say one thing about the story. Have the child toss the ball/bean bag back to you.
Continue until all the popsicles sticks have been chosen.
Share your testimony about the Atonement.
 
 
And that’s it!
I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time Idea.
I would love to hear if you use my ‘Popsicle Toppers’ for your Sharing Time and how it went. 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!
 
To view the other Sharing Time I shared for this same topic (part 1), Click HERE!

sheena

2 thoughts on “{Sharing Time} Through The Atonement Of Jesus Christ, All Mankind May Be Saved. (Part 2)

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you–great ideas here! I have a question about printing the popsicle stick toppers. I think previous things I’ve printed of yours have been through Dropbox and I didn’t have any trouble saving them to my computer and then printing them, even without logging into my Dropbox account. For some reason these printables seem to be uploaded to another company (Box) and it won’t let me save or print even though it shows a download button. Any idea why? Is there a way to download without creating yet another account for a company I may never use again? 🙂

    1. Sheena Perron

      Hi! I found out that I had reached my monthly bandwidth on Box due to my Valentine’s being downloaded so many times. 🙂 I just upgraded my account, so you should be able to download and print them out. Let me know if you have any other problems. Thanks so much!
      Sheena

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