Here are some ideas that I came up with for Sharing Time for the first week of February. I found an idea on http://www.lds.org/ and then just kind of built on to that idea. I hope this can help some of you. I would love to hear if you used any of these ideas and how it went; or if you used an idea, but changed it a little. If you have any questions please ask, and I will try to answer it for you. Thanks!!

Idea #1:
What you will need for this Sharing Time:
GAK Pictures (example of pictures below)
Footprint cut-outs
Picture of Jesus Christ

Before Sharing Time print out some footprints. I found some really cute ones at:
http://www.leehansen.com/clipart/Themes/Vacation/pages/bare-feet-asian.htm
Then on each footprint write a clue that has to do with each GAK picture. For example,
For the footprint that goes with:
GAK 213- Jesus Healing the Blind, you can put some eyes and/or a scripture: John 9:11.
GAK 230- The Crucifixion, you can put a picture of a cross and/or a scripture: Luke 23:33

Here is a list of Pictures from the Gospel Art Kit that you could use for this Sharing Time:
GAK 213- Jesus Healing the Blind
GAK 214- Stilling the Storm
GAK 215- Jesus Blessing Jairus’s Daughter
GAK 216- Christ and the Children
GAK 222- Jesus Raising Lazarus from the Dead
GAK 223- Triumphal Entry
GAK 225- The Last Supper
GAK 227- Jesus Praying in Gethsemane
GAK 230- The Crucifixion
GAK 233- Mary and the Resurrected Lord
GAK 236- The Ascension of Jesus
GAK 243- Christ Walking on the Water

Before Primary post the footprints all around the primary room, and post the GAK pictures that you have chosen on a chalkboard, bulletin board, etc.

Hold up a picture of the Savior (GAK 240) and show it to the children. Do you know who this is? Yes, it’s Jesus. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. He lives today. If we choose the right and ask our Heavenly Father in prayer, we can know for ourselves, through the Holy Ghost, that He is Heavenly Father’s Son and that He died for us, to save us from our sins. There are many stories in the scriptures that tell us of the many wonderful things that Jesus has done. Today we are going to talk about some of these stories.

-Show them the board with the pictures that you have chosen.
Then have them look around the room at all of the footprints. Explain to them that they will take turns picking a footprint and then will try to match it to the picture it goes with. After they have matched their footprint to the picture, tell them a little bit about what is going on in that picture or ask them if they know that particular story.
At the end bear testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Idea #2
Who is Jesus Christ? We know that He performed many miracles. He fed the multitude, healed the sick, caused the blind to see, and raised the dead. But there is more.
Who is Jesus Christ? He is the Son of God. Heavenly Father sent Him to organize His church, teach the gospel, suffer and die for our sins, and be resurrected.
Who is Jesus Christ? He is our Savior and our Redeemer. He lives today and guides His Church through a living prophet. If we choose the right and ask Heavenly Father in prayer, we can know for ourselves, through the witness of the Holy Ghost, that He is Heavenly Father’s Son and that He died to save us from our sins. That is why we call Him our Savior. Today we are going to have some very special people come and visit us today.
-Invite 2 or 3 ward members to come, dressed as a person during Jesus’ time, and talk with the Primary Children. Some ideas of stories to talk about are.
GAK 213- Jesus Healing the Blind
GAK 214- Stilling the Storm
GAK 215- Jesus Blessing Jairus’s Daughter
GAK 216- Christ and the Children
GAK 222- Jesus Raising Lazarus from the Dead
GAK 223- Triumphal Entry
GAK 225- The Last Supper
GAK 227- Jesus Praying in Gethsemane
GAK 230- The Crucifixion
GAK 233- Mary and the Resurrected Lord
GAK 236- The Ascension of Jesus
GAK 243- Christ Walking on the Water

Ahead of time tell your ward member what story you will have them talk about. Give them the list of questions you will be asking them, so they will have plenty of time to think about their answers. Before sharing time, give each person the GAK picture that they will be talking about. Have them come in and sit down in the front of the room. Tell the children that the visitors today are very special people because they witnessed miracles that Jesus performed. They were there to witness very special events involving our Savior. They are here today to share their stories with you.

Invite the first person up and have them show the children their Picture and share a little bit of the story with them, or ask the children if they know what the picture is.

Then begin ‘interviewing’ them, Here are some ideas of questions you could ask the ward members:
Can you describe what you saw?
How was it possible for Jesus to do this?
How did you feel when you saw Him do this?
What difference does this make in your life?
You can ask them specific questions about their story also.

When they’re done share the testimony borne by Peter in Matt. 16:16, and then share your own testimony of our Savior.

17 thoughts on “Sharing Time Week 1: Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer

  1. Hill

    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I’m going to use the foot print one.. I’m excited to see all the other ideas you have to share with us.

  2. Andrea

    It is so nice that you will take the time to write down your amazing ideas for everyone else to use. I cannot tell you how helpful it is for me. I really appreciate people like you who are so talented and share your talents and ideas with everyone. Thanks!! I am thinking of using both of your ideas. The footprint one in Senior and the other in Junior.

  3. Sheena

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments. I’m glad to hear that you like the ideas. But honestly I got alot of help from LDS.org. Please let me know how it goes. Thanks again!!

  4. Jill

    Thanks for the great idea! I am going to use the footprint one for sharing time. It just takes a little idea like this to get going. Thank you!

  5. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for posting your ideas. This will be my first time doing sharing time and this site has been so helpful and referred me to other sites. You have inspired me to have fun with sharing time, then share my ideas with others. Thanks!

  6. Kim

    I love the way you expounded on the lds.org idea! I liked that one and was planning on using it but I knew that wouldn’t take enough time and the kids really love ideas like the footprints around the room. Thank you so much!

  7. charlene

    Just want to leave a note to say a BIG THANK YOU for the time and effort you put into sharing your Primary helps with us! It saves my life!… charlene

  8. Al

    Thanks for your ideas. I’m going to use your footprint idea. I like the idea of the kids interacting with me and getting up and moving. I thing it helps them pay attention more and learn. Thanks so much!

  9. Stephanie

    Thank you so much for the footprint idea..I have some foam crowns that I got from the dollar store that I’m going to use to represent Jesus being our King in place of the footprints. (Only because I already have them, otherwise I’d use footprints.) Really appreciate you sharing!

  10. Laurie

    Thank you for your ideas! I was just called to Primary here in Waterville, Maine and need all the help I can get to make sharing time interesting! I’ve become a follower – looking forward to “seeing” you each week!
    Thanks!
    Laurie

  11. Holly

    Thanks so much for this! I’m so glad I found this blog:) This is my first time EVER doing sharing time and I’m using your footprint idea this sunday, and I’m sure it will go great! Thanks again for your wonderful ideas!

    ps. I just noticed that your daughter’s name is Taelyn–my daughter is Taylin! Crazy-I thought I made it up! haha

  12. Sheena

    Holly,
    You definitely don’t hear that name very often. I knew a little girl named Taelyn and fell in love with it. So, when we had our little girl, that had to be her name. Thanks for you comment, you’ll do a wonderful job in Sharing time.

  13. Tightwad Mom

    I love your blog! I just added it my blog list favorites. Your ideas are wonderful. I’m using your footprint idea tomorrow. I added pictures to the footprints for Jr. Primary to match them to the GAK pictures. I’ll turn the footprints over for Sr. Primary with the scripture references on the back. Thank you for the ideas!

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