Good Friends Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding and application (listening to a story): Tell the following story: “Two boys found a worn-out pair of shoes by the road. In the distance they could see a man working in a field. One of the boys suggested that they hide the shoes and then watch the man’s reaction.” Ask the children to share what they would say to this boy. Then tell the rest of the story: “The other boy… Read more »

July 2017 Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Prepare two wordstrips: Fasting and Prayer. Invite two children to stand close together, and give each child one of the wordstrips. Have another child walk between them. Ask the first two children to securely link their arms, and ask the other child to try to walk between them again. Point out how much stronger the children are when they are linked together. Explain that fasting and… Read more »

June 2017 Word of Wisdom Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (reading scriptures and playing a game): Read together 1 Corinthians 3:16–17. Invite the children to share what this scripture means to them. Explain that Heavenly Father wants us to take care of our bodies. Place pictures of various foods, drinks, and other items that are either good or bad for the body (such as fruits, vegetables, bread, alcohol, and tobacco) in a container. Make a copy of page 43 in the nursery… Read more »

When I Pay My Tithing, Heavenly Father Will Bless Me

Identify the doctrine and encourage understanding (seeing a demonstration): Explain that tithing is giving one-tenth of the money you earn to the Lord through His Church. Show the children 10 coins. Ask them how many of the coins should be used to pay tithing. Show a tithing envelope and a donation slip, and explain that we pay tithing by filling out the donation slip, putting it in the envelope with our tithing, and giving it to the bishop or one… Read more »

LDS Prayer Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (discussing prayer): Show the children a telephone or another form of communication. Discuss how it is used. Ask the children how we can communicate with Heavenly Father. Explain that just as we dial a number to talk to someone on the phone, we can pray to communicate with Heavenly Father; we can ask Him for strength to do what is right. Give each class a picture of a different kind of… Read more »

Sacrament I Spy Sharing Time

Encourage understanding (discussing covenants and reading scriptures): Explain that a covenant is a sacred two-way promise between us and Heavenly Father; we promise to do certain things, and when we do, He promises to bless us. Remind the children that we make a covenant with Heavenly Father when we are baptized, and explain that we renew that covenant when we take the sacrament. Make wordstrips with phrases from the sacrament prayers that explain what we promise when we take the… Read more »

Repentance Sharing Time Ideas

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (participating in an object lesson):Give each child a pebble. Ask the children to put the pebble in their shoe, and invite them to stand and walk. Ask the children how it feels to walk with a pebble in their shoe. Ask how sin is like the pebble. (It doesn’t feel good; it makes us unhappy.) Have them remove the pebble, and ask how repenting and receiving Heavenly Father’s forgiveness is like… Read more »

April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (singing a song and making choices): Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (CS, 74–75). Write several case studies that illustrate how a child could follow one of Christ’s teachings. Also include a scripture reference where that teaching can be found. Below are some examples. • Sara had asked her younger sister not to use her crayons, but her sister used them anyway. To be like Jesus, Sara could: a. Get angry… Read more »

April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Identify the doctrine (singing a song): Sing “Choose the Right Way” (CS, 160–61), and ask half of the children to listen for how we can be happy and the other half to listen for what will help us and show us the way. Discuss what the children learned from the song. Encourage understanding (playing a guessing game and reading scriptures): Prepare wordstrips containing the following words and scripture references: hunger(Matthew 5:6); shine (Matthew… Read more »

April 2017 Sharing Time Idea Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline Encourage understanding (reading scriptures and drawing pictures): On a large piece of paper write the phrase, “Jesus Christ is the perfect example for me.” Cut the paper into four simple puzzle pieces. Write one of the following sentences on the back of each puzzle piece: • He showed us the way to be baptized (see Matthew 3:13-17). • He showed love for others (see Mark 10:13-16). • He forgave those who hurt Him (see Luke 23:34). • He showed us… Read more »