IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE (participating in an object lesson): Invite four children to come to the front of the room. Have each child hold the end of one piece of string while you hold the other ends of all four strings. Ask the children to work together to twist the strings into a rope. Point out that just as twisting the strings together made a strong rope, working together can make a strong family. Put each of the following words on separate word strips: Successful, families, work, together. Attach the word strips to the rope. Invite the children to read the sentence together.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (role-playing): Show a picture of Noah, and briefly tell the story of how Noah built an ark and gathered animals to prepare for the flood (see Genesis 6–7; Moses 8). Divide the children into groups, and ask each group to role-play one way Noah’s family may have worked together (such as gathering wood for the ark, building the ark, and herding the animals). Invite the other children to guess what they are doing. Explain that Noah’s family was successful as they worked together.
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (drawing pictures): Explain that just as Noah’s family worked together, it is important for us to work together in our own families. Give each child a piece of paper and crayons, and invite them to draw pictures of their families working together. Invite several children to share their pictures and explain how doing what they have drawn will help their families be successful.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For this week’s Sharing Time I thought a great way to wrap it up would be to play a fun game of charades. You have discussed that working together can make families strong...you talked about Noah and his family...so I created a ‘Family Charades’ game for you to close with.
On each of the charades cards are different ‘jobs’ that a family might have (i.e. Vacuum, Take out the Garbage, etc). I also included blank cards as well.
Split the Primary into teams or play as one team, you could even include the teachers for a children Vs. Teachers!
Invite a child up to the front and have them pick a card. Have the child read the card and then give them 30 seconds or 1 minute to act it out. Have the children try to guess what he/she is doing.
After the children have guessed what job it is, invite another child up to the front to pick another card.
Play until all cards have been picked or until time runs out.
Remind the children that as we work together as a family our family can be strong.
I hope you enjoy my Family Charades game as well as your Primary Children.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!