{Sharing Time} By Living the Gospel I Set a Good Example For Others to Follow.

By [email protected] (Sheena Perron)

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE(acting out a story): Tell the following story, and invite the children to act it out with you: “You were camping in the mountains with your family when a huge snowstorm hit (shiver). You couldn’t see the trail back to your campsite (hold hand over eyes, searching). Then your father came, wearing big, heavy boots (walk in place). He said, ‘I know the way! Follow me!’ Father made big footprints in the snow for you to follow.” Explain that just as we could follow the father’s footprints, others can see and follow the good example we set when we live the gospel. Ask the children to repeat after you, “By living the gospel I set a good example for others to follow.”

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION (reading a scripture and discussing standards): Have the children read 1 Timothy 4:12. Write some statements from For the Strength of Youth that you feel are appropriate for the children on separate pieces of paper, and put them in a container. Invite a child to pick one statement and share a personal experience with that standard or tell how living that standard sets a good example for others to follow. Repeat with the other statements. Sing “I Want to Live the Gospel” (CS, 148).

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When I read this week’s Sharing Time theme I quickly thought of ‘Bee’ and Example. I just didn’t know how I would incorporate bees into Sharing Time. Then I thought of the cute ‘fly swatter’ Singing Time idea I have seen all over the place….perfect!
For this week’s Sharing Time you will be ‘swatting’ bees and discussing how living certain standards sets a good example for others. You could play this activity several different ways, read below to find out how to play.

First, you will need to download and print my Bee cards (Found HERE) or create your own. The front of the cards says: “Bee an Example” and the back has different phrases from the ‘For the Strength of Youth’. Print them, cut them and then glue them together so that there is a front and a back.

Place your Bee cards onto a table at the front of the Primary Room. You will also need to place a large piece of packaging tape (roll it) onto the fly swatter.

Invite a child up to the front and tell them to ‘swat’ a bee. The tape should stick to one of the bee cards, they may have to swat a few times to get one to stick. Once they have chosen a card have them read the phrase on the back. Invite the child to share a personal experience with that standard or tell how living that standard sets a good example for others to follow.

Remove the bee and then invite another child up to the front to swat the next bee.

{You may need to replace the piece of tape a few times during the activity.}

Other Options:

Instead of having phrases (standards) on the back you could have different scenarios. Have the children take turns swatting at the bees and then ask them if that is a way to ‘Bee’ and example. You could then discuss why or why it isn’t.

For this optionyou will need 6 envelopes labeled 1-6. On the back of each ‘Bee’ card you will also write a number 1-6.

Inside of the envelopes have standards from the ‘For the Strength of Youth’ or different scenarios.

Take turns having a child swat a bee and then find the corresponding envelope. Have them read what is inside the envelope and discuss it as a primary.

One more option: For this you will also need 6 envelopes, but instead of numbering them write short phrases/standards on the front of the envelope (i.e. Honesty, Good Language, Modesty, etc.). Inside the envelope have an explanation of that specific standard found in the ‘For the Strength of Youth’.

On the bees write the beginning of a scenario

“You are at school when you hear your friend say a word that you are not allowed to say.”

Have the child look at each of the envelopes and decide which standard belongs to their scenario. Have them open the envelope and read what is inside. Then discuss what they could do to ‘Bee’ an Example.

“Bee” an Example Cards

Here are what my ‘Bee’ cards look like. There are 3 pages: One page of the front {Bee an Example}; one page of the back {Standards}; and one page of Blank cards.

“Bee” an Example Cards

If you would like to use my cards just click the link below to download the zip file. Once downloaded simply ‘unzip’ the file and you should be good to go.

I hope you enjoy my ‘Bee’ and Example activity for this week’s Sharing Time. If you have any questions or problems feel free to leave a comment or send me an email {littleldsideas(at)hotmail(dot)com}.


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

sheena

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