Sharing Time Idea from the 2011 Primary Outline
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (reading scriptures and role-playing): Divide the children into five groups. Give each group one of the following scriptures and some props or a simple costume to respresent the corresponding prophet:
1 Nephi 11:14-21 (NEPHI)
Mosiah 3:5, 8 (KING BENJAMIN)
Alma 7:9-10 (ALMA)
Helaman 14:2-6 (SAMUEL) Invite each group to read and discuss what the prophet said about Christ's birth. Have one child from each group use the props or costume to represent the prophet and tell the other children which prophet he or she is representing and to read or tell what that prophet has said about Jesus' birth. Sing, "He sent His Son" (CS, 34-35) or "Samuel tells of baby Jesus" (CS, 36).
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
Sorry I've been M.I.A. for the last couple weeks. I had a Sharing Time idea to post for last week, but never got a chance to post it.
I hope all of you in the U.S. had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My family went to Utah for Thanksgiving and spent it with my Sister's family and my Dad. We had an amazing time eating and relaxing. :)
I just have a couple quick ideas for you today. Hope you like them. :)
Idea #1:This idea goes along with the idea in the outline, but with an added twist.
You will need some helpers (adults or some primary children) to dress up as the Prophets above. You will have a wrapped present for each of the Prophets with their name inside.
A child will come to the front and choose a present and then unwrap it to reveal the name of the Prophet. The 'Prophet' will then come into the Primary Room and share the scripture/message with the children. You will then discuss what the scripture means.
Idea #2: If you don't want to have people dress up, here is an alternative idea. Have five gifts with the scriptures and the name of the Prophet inside. On a board have 5 pictures that have to do with each of the prophets/scriptures. Invite a child up and have them pick a gift, then have them unwrap the gift. Read the scripture aloud and then have them match the name of the prophet with the picture it belongs to.
A sister on Sugardoodle shared pictures that she was going to use for her sharing time. Here is what she said,
"The images I used were as follows: for king Benjamin I did a picture of Christ raising the girl from the dead (mighty miracles), for alma I did a picture of Jerusalem (He was born at jerusalem), for nephi I did a picture of Mary with baby Jesus (He was born of Mary), for Isaiah I typed up all the names for Christ that are listed in the scripture (wonderful, counselor...), for Samuel I did a picture of the wise men with the star (a new star will appear)."
Discuss the scripture after each one has been read and matched.
**You could also to a present pass. Have the pianist play a song and pass the gift around. When the music stops that child gets to unwrap the present.
Alright, those are my ideas. I hope they help. :) I've had a few people ask me about Christmas presents for the children, so be thinking of what you are doing or have done. I'll post about my ideas and ask for yours.
Have a great week and a great Sharing Time!!