{Sharing Time} Forgiveness Brings Peace

By [email protected] (Sheena Perron)
Identify the doctrine(seeing an object lesson): Ask the children how they might feel if someone pushed or hit them. Hold up a big rock and tell the children that it represents those hurt feelings. Place the rock in a long sock. Invite a child to come to the front of the room, and tie the sock to his or her ankle. Ask the child to walk around. Discuss how hanging on to bad feelings will drag us down. Explain that when we forgive people who hurt us, we let those bad feelings go. Let the child untie the sock. Ask the children to say, “Forgiveness brings peace.”

Encourage understanding(hearing scripture stories): Several days in advance, ask leaders or teachers to be prepared to share one of the following scripture stories about forgiveness:

1. Jesus forgives on the cross (see Luke 23:13–34).

2. Nephi forgives his brothers (see 1 Nephi 7:6–21).

3. Joseph forgives his brothers (see Genesis 37; 41–45).

Divide the children into three groups. Send each group to a different part of the room (see “Stations,” TNGC, 179), where a leader or teacher will briefly discuss the scripture story he or she prepared to share. After each group has visited each station, sing the first verse of “Help Me, Dear Father” (CS, 99).

Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving themed idea, hope you don’t mind.

For this sharing time idea you will be using my ‘Tom the Turkey’ printable.

First you will need to Print out a ‘Tom’ (printable found HERE) and cut out some feathers. I just used some scrapbook paper and cut out some feathers.

On each of Tom’s feathers write one of the scripture stories from the scripture references given in the outline. If you have more than 3 feathers you could write down different scripture references that Read More

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