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Women at Christ’s Birth Skit

By: Judith Hoopes Hamilton, Hello, I’m excited to tell you that I know who wrote the program about the Women at Christ’s birth. The writer was a women named Judith Hoopes Hamilton, it was first presented on December 1, 1973, in Chandler, Arizona. Here is an introduction in her own words: I have written these stories as part of a lesson given to my sisters near Christmas time to help…
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{Sharing Time} December 2014: The Son of God was Born on Earth

Sharing Time Idea from 2014 Outline

IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE:Ask the children: “Have you ever waited for something special to happen? Did it seem like a long time to wait? How did you feel when it finally happened?” Give the children an opportunity to share the feelings they had. Explain that since the time of Adam and Eve, our Father in Heaven promised that a very important event would take place. Righteous people looked forward anxiously to this event. Softly whisper to a small group of children, “The Son of God was born on earth.” Have them whisper the sentence to the other children, and then ask all of the children to whisper it together.

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING(sharing a story and singing a song): Ask the children to share what they know about Jesus’s birth (see Luke 2:1–20). Fill in the story with details the children don’t mention. Sing “Stars Were Gleaming” (CS, 37), and invite the children to imagine what the shepherds felt when they heard the angels sing. Encourage application (making a Christmas card): Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil or crayons. Help them fold the paper like a greeting card. Invite them to make a Christmas card for their family by drawing pictures of the birth of Jesus Christ. On the front, have them write “The Son of God Was Born on Earth.”

Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

I have used this idea for Sharing Time, FHE, Christmas Eve lesson…and the children always enjoy it.



{Sharing Time} December 2014: The Son of God was Born on Earth

You will need a nativity set (the Fisher Price ones are great for this) or use a ‘build your own’ picture of a nativity. You can find a great one on Green Jell-o with Carrots, found HERE (they have a few different ones, so look around).

Begin by doing the Identify Doctrine activity.

Ask the children: “Have you ever waited for something special to happen? Did it seem like a long time to wait? How did you feel when it finally happened?” Give the children an opportunity to share the feelings they had. Explain that since the time of Adam and Eve, our Father in Heaven promised that a very important event would take place. Righteous people looked forward anxiously to this event. Softly whisper to a small group of children, “The Son of God was born on earth.” Have them whisper the sentence to the other children, and then ask all of the children to whisper it together.

During this time of year we give and receive gifts, hear wonderful music, see a man in a big red suit with his little reindeer, etc., etc…..but Christmas is actually a very special time. Tell them that we were given a great gift and that is why we celebrate Christmas.

Show the children the stable, and tell them that today they are going to learn about the Birth of Jesus Christ. Have the children repeat:

“The Son of God Was Born on Earth.”

There are different ways you can do this activity.

1.    Have the stable on a table at the front of the room, and the remaining pieces in a bag or another container, to the side. As you read the story from Luke, invite a child up to find the piece that was read in that verse.

At the end you will have every piece of your nativity set up.

2.    Place each piece of the nativity inside of a box and tie a bow around the box. Then add a number to each box. Just make sure you number the boxes correctly. You will want them numbered in the order they appear in the scripture. Begin reading verse by verse. When you are about to read about box #1 invite the child who has #1 to open the box. As you read the scripture (or another child read) invite the child to come to the front and have them add their piece to the nativity.

3.    You could also have the scripture reference along with the piece wrapped inside of a box. Number the boxes. Begin by choosing a child to come to the front and pick box #1. Have them open the box and find the scripture reference. Have them read it aloud, and then show the piece to everyone. Have them add the piece to the nativity.

4.    You could combine Singing Time & Sharing Time by doing the activity this way: Have your nativity set wrapped into individual boxes. Begin with box #1 (have the nativity piece and the scripture inside the box). Tell the children that they will sing the song and pass the gift around. When the music stops they must stop passing the gift. Whoever is holding the gift when the music stops, will get to open the gift.

Invite the child to the front of the room to open the gift. Have them read the scripture and then show the piece to everyone. Then have them add it to the nativity.

5.    Baby Jesus: You could leave Jesus for the very last. Have the last child open the gift with baby Jesus inside. You could then explain WHY Jesus is our greatest gift. Using the pictures from the Gospel Art Kit you could quickly go through some of the major events during Christ’s life. Explain to the children that Jesus was sent to Earth and that He was sent here for us.



And that’s it! I hope you enjoy the ideas I have shared for this week.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by!

{Sharing Time} December 2014: The Son of God was Born on Earth

{Sharing Time} The Sacrament is a Time to Remember Jesus Christ.


ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING(matching scriptures with pictures): Write the following scripture references on the board:
Around the room, place pictures depicting the events described in the scriptures (GAB 30, 47, 56, 57, and 59). Tell the children that the sacrament is a time to remember how much Jesus Christ loves us and all that He did for us. Ask a child to read one of the scriptures. Ask another child to choose a related picture and bring it to the front of the room. Repeat with the other scriptures.

ENCOURAGE APPLICATION(playing a memory game): Place on a table items such as a picture of Christ in Gethsemane, a picture of the Last Supper, a piece of bread, a sacrament cup, sacrament trays, scriptures, and a hymnbook. Invite the children to briefly look at the items, and then cover them. Ask the children to work in groups to write down the items they remember seeing. Let the children explain how each item can help them remember Jesus Christ during the sacrament.


Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I love the idea given in the outline. It’s simple, but something the children will enjoy. I’m not going to share anything too fantastic today…just another option for the ‘Encourage Understanding’ and the ‘Encourage Application’ sections. Enjoy!

Sacrament Punch

In the outline the children will hear different scriptures and then pick which picture belongs to that picture. For this I thought it would be fun to bring in the good ol’ Punch-a-Box!


{Sharing Time} The Sacrament is a Time to Remember Jesus Christ.

I have come a long way from the original Punch-A-Box I first created…the Punch-A-Boxes I now use are simple (which is wonderful!).

Using a foam board, hot glue the number of plastic cups needed.
For this idea you will need 5 cups. You could throw in a few extra cups and add some scenarios of different types of behavior during Sacrament. You could have the children do a ‘thumbs up’ for ways we should act during Sacrament or a ‘thumbs down’ for irreverent behavior.

Ex: I was teasing my sister during Sacrament (thumbs down).
I read The Friend during Sacrament (thumbs up).
Now, on pieces of paper type/write the scripture references listed above. If you decide to add some scenarios be sure to type/write those onto pieces of paper as well.

Once your cups are glued to your foam board, place each of your pieces of paper inside of a cup.

{Sharing Time} The Sacrament is a Time to Remember Jesus Christ.

Next, get some tissue paper and cut large square pieces (just make sure they’re large enough to fit over the mouth of the cup). Get a rubber-band and place the rubber-band around the tissue paper and the mouth of the cup.

To Play!

Around the room, place pictures depicting the events described in the scriptures (GAB 30, 47, 56, 57, and 59). Tell the children that the sacrament is a time to remember how much Jesus Christ loves us and all that He did for us.

Show the children your Punch-A-Box and explain that today they are going to be playing ‘Sacrament Punch’. Tell the children that inside each of these cups are different scriptures references. Show them the pictures around the room (or you can have them posted on a chalkboard) and explain that each scripture matches one of the pictures.

The children will take turns coming to the front to ‘punch’ & retrieve a scripture. The scripture will be read aloud and then the child will have to decide which picture it belongs to.

I created some little tags that you could have the child place on the picture that they pick after they have read their scripture.

Here is what they look like:
{Sharing Time} The Sacrament is a Time to Remember Jesus Christ.


Sacrament I Spy
Here’s another option for the ‘Encourage Application’ idea. It’s very similar but with just a little change. Hope you like it.

Place several different items on a table such as:

a Picture of Christ in Gethsemane

a Picture of the Last Supper

a Piece of Bread

a Sacrament Cup

Sacrament Trays

Scriptures

a Hymnbook
Have the items covered with a towel or small blanket. Explain to the children that underneath the blanket are different items that we might see/use during the Sacrament.

Explain that you are going to invite one child up (you could even invite 2-3) to the front. You will uncover the items on the table for 15-20 seconds and let them look at the items. Then you will cover the items again and remove one item. You will then uncover the items once again for a short amount of time and see if they can guess which item is missing.

Once they have guessed which item is missing show the item to the other Primary children. Then invite the child to explain how that particular item can help them remember Jesus Christ during the Sacrament.


These are simple ideas, but they are fun and will help the children to learn the importance of the Sacrament and hopefully help them to learn that Sacrament is a time to remember Jesus Christ.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my Sharing Time Ideas. I love to hear if you use them and how they went, so leave me a comment and let me know.
Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

{Sharing Time} The Sacrament is a Time to Remember Jesus Christ.

Luke 1 – Luke 7

Well, another week has come and is nearly gone. I’m finally getting better at weeding out things to cover during class, but wow. It’s still difficult. With Old Testament, the problem was finding something to teach. With New Testament, it’s choosing which of many things to teach. If I ever teach New Testament in Seminary again, I will teach Mark first, then Luke and Matthew in harmony, and then John….
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Jesus is the Son of God (Making a Puzzle)

Object Lesson

Cut a picture into 20 pieces to create a puzzle. (The picture caan be any picture of Christ, but a picture of his birth would work great.) Give all the kids in your class an even number of puzzle pieces. Ask each child to tell the class something they know about Christ’s birth. Once they share one thing, have them put a puzzle piece up on the board. Keep going…
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I show love for Jesus Christ when I keep the commandments

Primary Talks

More than 2,000 years ago Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem. Joseph tried to find a place for them at an inn, but there was no room. They found a stable where Mary could give birth. This was the first Christmas. There were no large family gatherings. There were no decorations. There were no brightly wrapped presents. But there were carols and singing and rejoicing. The angels in heaven joined…
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