February 2018 Week 3: I Have Been Sent to Earth to Gain a Body

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2018 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing a visual): Write on the board, “I have been sent to earth to gain a ________ and to be tested.” Invite a child to come to the front of the room and draw his or her body on the chalkboard or a large piece of paper. Ask the children to tell you what the drawing is (a body). Fill in the blank and have the children say the sentence together.

Encourage understanding and application (participating in a physical activity): Make a spinner displaying pictures of several parts of the body (see example below). Discuss several things that our bodies can do, and invite the children to do them with you (for example, wiggling your fingers, stomping your feet, and turning around). Explain that one reason we came to earth was to be tested to see if we will use our bodies to obey Heavenly Father’s teachings. Invite the children to take turns spinning the pointer and telling how they can use the part of the body indicated to obey Heavenly Father. (If you cannot make a spinner, point to different parts of your body and ask the children to tell you how they can use that part of their body to obey Heavenly Father.) Invite the children to sing “I Have Two Ears” (CS,269).

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

This week I had a fun Olympic themed Singing Time idea come to mind. While I was working on the singing time idea, I thought about this week’s Sharing Time Idea and thought that you could totally use an Olympic theme for this week as well. So I put the Singing Time on hold for a bit, and got to work on my Sharing Time Idea. There are several ways you could do this, here are a few that I came up with along with some great printables to help you out.

February 2018 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea

Everyone seems to have Olympic-fever, so I wanted to try to incorporate the olympics into this week’s idea, but still stay close to the outline. For this week the children will be reading clues to try and guess different parts of our body and how they can use that part of the body to obey Heavenly Father.

February 2018 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea

You could begin your Sharing Time by talking a little bit about the Olympic athletes and how they train and keep their bodies healthy and in shape so that they can compete in the games. During the games the athletes compete in several different games and are tested on how well they do different things. Just like olympic athletes, we have been given bodies and were sent to earth to be tested. It is important for us to keep our bodies in shape…in spiritual shape. When our bodies are in spiritual shape we know how to use our bodies to follow Heavenly Father teachings. We won’t win a gold medal for our earthly test, but we will win something much better…eternal life with our Heavenly Father.

Today we are going to be learning about our bodies and how to keep them in spiritual shape so that we can live with our Heavenly Father again. To help us learn, we are going to be playing a fun Body Jeopardy Game.

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Body Olympic Jeopardy Game

For this game you will have 8 different categories for each body part (as seen on the spinner in the outline). For each body part/category you will have 3 medals/clues: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The bronze medal/clue is the easiest clue, the silver is a little tougher, and the gold is the hardest.

Just like Jeopardy, you will have a column for each of your categories. Using a chalkboard, bulletin board, or large poster-board, post each category name at the top and then the gold, silver, and bronze medal underneath. On the back of each medal you will need to write a clue. There are different difficulty levels for each clue, so make sure you include some harder clues. I have included a few ideas that you could use like: Scripture stories, charades, fill-in-the-blank, Would you Rather, Name that Tune, etc. Here is an example for “Knees/Prayer”:

Gold Clue: Listen to this scripture and fill-in the missing word: “Be thou humble; and the Lord thy God shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answer to thy _______.” D&C 112:10.

Silver Clue: While hunting in the forest, Enos thought about what his father had taught him about eternal life and the joy of the Saints. Enos wanted to have that joy. Enos _________ all day and into the night (Show a picture of Enos praying).

Bronze Clue: We are asked to do this every morning and every night.

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Sr. Primary Idea

There are different ways you could play this, and I usually like to make my lessons a little more challenging for Sr. Primary, so here is an idea to do that. I thought instead of having the body parts labeled for each category, for Sr. Primary you could have it be a mystery (Body Part #1, Body Part #2, etc.).

Invite a child up and have them choose a category, and then have them choose which medal/question they would like. You would then read the question. They would need to answer the question as well as reveal the body part. If they pick the “gold” question and don’t know what it is, you could move down to the “silver” question to see if they know that. If not, move down to the “bronze” question.

If you want to include a spinner, you could simply label the spinner with numbers 1-8. Have the children spin the spinner to reveal which category they will be answering for. If you don’t want to make a spinner, check out this fun spinner app; Decide Now.

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Jr. Primary Idea

Now let’s talk about making it a little easier for Jr. Primary. For their categories I thought you could have a picture of each body part. Have the child spin the spinner to decide with category they will answer a question from. Have the child look at the picture and share what body part we are going to learn about. Then have the child choose which medal/question that would like. Read the clue aloud and then have them share how they could use their body part to follow Heavenly Father’s teachings.

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Score

Before you start the activity you could give the children a goal of receiving a certain amount of gold medals. When the children answer a question you could place the medal that they receive (depending on what clue they choose and answer correctly) onto a poster-board or on the side of the board. You could even write the body part on the medal that they received for that question. If they reach their goal (say 4 gold medals), then they will receive their very own gold medal! Here is an easy gold medal using chocolate coins that would be easy to put together: Gold Medal Treat.

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DOWNLOAD

Would you like to use my February 2018 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea? Click the link below for the FREE printables!

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Click HERE to print my February 2018 Week 3 Sharing Time Printables.

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I hope you enjoy my February 2018 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea and use it for your Primary lesson this week. If you do, leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

Sheena

Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥

Sheena

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Comments

  1. Maile

    I LOVE THIS IDEA!! Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to use your idea!! I’m going to be using this for my Sunday sharing time!! Thank you so much!! I’ll let you know how it goes!!

    1. You are so very welcome, Maile. I hope your lesson went well.

  2. honoree

    im so excited for this lesson thank you so much its such a cute fun idea especially with the Olympic theme.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Honoree. I am so glad you like the idea. Hope your lesson goes well.

  3. Stacey

    Thank you so much for your amazing ideas. I was just called to be Primary President after 2 months as a counselor. I used your ideas last week and I am loving this weeks ideas. Thank you for making things fun, spiritual and easier for me.

    1. Congratulations on the new calling! And thank you for the sweet comment. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy the ideas and that they make life a little easier. 🙂

  4. Alyssa

    Thank you! This is great!

  5. Katrina B

    This is so cute! The kids are going to love it! Thank you for sharing your talents!!!

  6. Rosie

    This is just what i was looking for. Thank you !

    1. You are very welcome, Rosie. Thank you for the comment. 🙂

  7. Melanie

    Love this idea!!!! I was struggling with what to do, and LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thank you for sharing and letting us use your glorious ideas.

    1. I am so glad you like the idea and are planning on using it. 🙂 Hope it goes well. *hugs*

  8. Shelli miller

    This idea is AWESOME!!!!

    1. Thanks, Shelli. Glad you like it. 🙂

  9. Kellie Wingfield

    Thank you so much for the amazing ideas!!!! I am so thankful for this site as I am NOT creative at all!!

    1. You are very welcome, Kellie! *hugs*

  10. Sara

    Love this idea! I’m modifying to use for my Sharing Time tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Sara. Sometimes all it takes is a little idea to get our minds going to come up with a great idea. 🙂 I hope your lesson goes well.

  11. Kaycee

    Sheena, I refer to your website every week that I teach sharing time. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that you share your talent with us for free. It is so amazing to be able to get ideas here and combine them with my own to make great and memorable lessons for the kids. Your gift is truly appreciated!

    1. Thank you, Kaycee. I really enjoy coming up with ideas and creating printables, and I love sharing them with others even more. I know how crazy life can be and sometimes we just need a little help. That’s what I hope my ideas are to people, helpful. 🙂 Thank you for the sweet comment. It’s comments like yours that remind me why I love having my site. *hugs*

  12. Oh my goodness! This is fabulous! I’ve been painting for a week straight and didn’t have time to make gold medals, questions, etc. Thank you for all your time!

    1. You are so very welcome, Spring. When I read that you were painting all week I thought maybe you were painting for a house project, but then I took a look at your adorable website and I’m guessing you’ve been painting for that. I love your blog and Etsy shop! Thanks so much for the comment, I really appreciate it.

  13. Laura DespainLa

    Amazing! Thank you. I’ll use this tomorrow. Incredible talent. Thank you for sharing. You will bless our primary

    1. Thank you, Laura. I really enjoy coming up with ideas and creating printables, and it is more fun when I can share them with others. Hope your lesson is a win!

  14. Elisa Beardall

    Oh My Goodness! I am obsessed with the Olympics and this is absolutely perfect to incorporate for tomorrows Sharing Time! I’m going to do it just a little differently… I’m going to split Sr Primary into 3 groups. As they pick the body part I will have the 3 groups come up with different answers on how Heavenly Father would have us use that body part in a righteous way here on earth. I will use the other members of the presidency as “judges” and they will decide which answer earns Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc. Which ever team earns the most Gold medals wins! I would never have thought to do something like this on my own. Thank you SOO much for your ideas. Can’t wait to do this with the kids!

    1. I LOVE this idea! There are so many fun ways to use this idea. Your idea sounds fabulous and I know your Primary will love it. I’m hoping to share a similar Singing Time Idea this week. 🙂

  15. Angela Greenfield

    Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas and printables! They make my Sharing Time lessons so much easier to prepare and don’t tax my brain or use as much prep time! You are amazing!

    1. Thank you, Angela. I am so happy to hear that you enjoy the ideas and printables and that they make your life a little easier. I have learned that the children don’t need big elaborate ideas, they enjoy the simple ones. Hope your lesson goes well. 🙂

  16. Laina U.

    Sheena,
    i sooo appreciate your blog. I’ve tried to think of different ways of keeping our kids captivated and our new sunbeams attentive and your ideas have done just that. Thank You Thank You Thank You.

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Laina. That is my whole goal for doing what I do…to help others and make their calling (and life) a little bit easier by sharing little ideas. Thank you!