March 2018 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea: Jesus Christ Is Our Savior

Sharing Time Idea from the 2018 Outline

Identify the doctrine (discussing the word “Savior”):Show some objects or pictures representing people who might save our lives (such as a doctor, a policeman, or a lifeguard), and discuss how they might save us. Show a picture of Jesus, and explain that He is the only one who has the power to save us from the eternal consequences of death and sin. Write on the board, “Jesus Christ is our Savior,” and read it with the children, emphasizing the word “Savior.”

Encourage understanding and application (hearing scripture stories): Tell the children some scripture stories about people who were saved from sin by the Savior (for example, Alma the Younger [see Alma 36:6–24], Enos [see Enos 1:1–8], Zeezrom [see Alma 15:3-12], Lamoni’s father [see Alma 22:1–26], or the man brought to Jesus [see Luke 5:17–26]). Explain that through Jesus Christ’s Atonement, all of us can be saved from sin. Testify that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and invite a few children to bear their testimonies of Him.

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Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

For this week’s idea I am sticking to the outline, but adding some Easter fun into the mix. I think the outline has provided some great ideas to help the children learn about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and what better time to learn about Him than right before Easter. Enjoy!

March 2018 Sharing Time Idea Jesus Christ Is Our Savior

I think it would be a lot of fun (especially for Jr. Primary) to invite 3 helpers to go out into the hall and have them dress-up as people who might save our lives. You don’t have to have fancy costumes, just some simple props. If you don’t have props, print out some pictures of items and have the children hold them up for the other children to see.

Invite the first child to share the props/items that they are holding and see if the other children can guess who they might be acting like. Continue on to the next helper and have the children guess who they are.

Once all of your helpers have shared who they are, invite them to sit down and then explain that you have one more person to show to the children. Explain that this person is the only one who has the power to save us from the eternal consequences of death and sin. Ask if anyone knows who you might be talking about. Then, show the children the picture of Jesus Christ, and explain that Jesus Christ is our Savior.

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Easter Scripture Hunt

For the next activity, you will be playing a “Who Am I/Matching” type game. And since it’s almost Easter you are going to need Easter eggs. 🙂 You are actually going to need an Easter basket and eggs for each scripture story you will be discussing (examples in outline). For each story you will need 4-5 clues/eggs. You will also need a picture for each person/scripture story you will be discussing.

To make this activity even more fun, I thought you could have the children hunt for the clues. Since you will have several different stories I would have a specific color egg for each story, for example: Alma the Younger clues will be yellow eggs, Enos will be Green eggs, etc.

Up at the front of the room have your empty Easter baskets (one for each story). Hide all of your eggs around the Primary room, and display each of the pictures that you have chosen for your lesson on a chalkboard or poster-board.

Invite a child to come to the front and have them choose one of the baskets and then have them find all the eggs that go in that basket. To determine what color eggs they will hunt for, you could place a label on each basket with the color they are looking for or you could have an empty egg in each basket.

Have the other Primary children sing a song while the child goes and looks for all the Easter eggs. To include more children you could invite a “team” of children and have each person on the team hunt for one egg. Once they have found the eggs, have them return to the front of the room. Invite them to open the eggs and read the clues aloud. I have created some clues for you to print and use. As I was writing the clues I thought it would be better to have them numbered. So, to make sure the clues are read in order I would have the child(red) open all the eggs and then read them in the correct order. After they have read the clues, ask them if they know which picture it is.

Continue by inviting another child or “team” up to choose a basket. Have them hunt for the eggs and then reveal the clues and guess who it is. Continue until all eggs have been found and all scripture stories have been discussed.

Close by explaining that through Jesus Christ’s Atonement, all of us can be saved from sin. Testify that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and invite a few children to bear their testimonies of Him.

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Click HERE to print my Scripture Hunt Clues.

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I hope you enjoy my Easter Scripture Hunt Sharing Time Idea and are able to use it for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do, so be sure to leave me a comment.

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! ♥

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Comments

  1. Miriam

    Love it! Thank you for a great idea

    1. Thank you, Miriam. Glad you like the idea.

  2. Elaine

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! The scripture hunt cards were exactly what I needed to finish off my lesson preparation this week. I was starting to get a bit worried how I could get the more children involved and make it a bit more exciting for the younger children. This idea is perfect for what I need. Thank you again so much. – and thank you for sharing with others.

    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, Elaine. I’m glad the idea helped finish off your idea. Sometimes it just take a little idea to make it all come together. 🙂 Hope your lesson went well.

  3. Sara

    I love these ideas! I’m planning to follow this lesson for my sharing time this Sunday – thank you!!

    1. Thank you for the comment, Sara. I hope your lesson went well. 🙂

  4. Emilie

    I love your idea. I’ve been wanting to incorporate some Easter fun but I also love the lesson they gave & didn’t want to skip it. Thanks for this wonderful idea on how to combine the two!! Thanks!!

    1. Thanks, Emilie! Glad you like the idea. 🙂 Hope your lesson goes well.

  5. I love the Easter Egg hunt idea- do you have pictures of the prophets that go with the clues, or do you know if the library will have them? I know it’s a big question, but just worried I wont find the pictures.

    1. Hi Andrea, sorry I didn’t see this comment sooner. Due to copyright laws I can’t share any Media Library images, but I should have linked to the ones that I did find. I’ll have to remember that for next time. Thanks so much for the comment.

  6. Shauna

    Love it; thanks!! Quick question though, where did you find your pictures of Zeezrom, The man brought to Jesus, and Lamoni’s Father for the matching game? Excited to do your sharing time idea tomorrow 🙂

    1. Hi Shauna. Sorry I didn’t catch this comment soon enough. I saw a picture for these stories on LDS.org in the Illustrated Scripture Stories. You could just print the page out and then cut out the pictures. Sorry! Hope you got it figured out.

  7. Melanie

    THank you so much! You make teaching the gospel and learning for our primary kids a joy!!!!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Melanie. I always hope that they ideas that I share here do just that, so it’s always nice to hear that they are well received. 🙂