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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:

 Isaiah 7:14, 9:6 (ISAIAH)
 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).



IF YOU'D LIKE TO ADD YOUR IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK'S SHARING TIME, use the comment section below and add your thoughts.  If your comments are too long, have trouble posting your comments or you have files you'd like to share, please e-mail them to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I'll post them below:

* ADVENT CALENDAR - Lindsay Waters has shared her advent calendar that everyone has been requesting.  Lindsay writes, "I found a great advent calendar on lds.org that would be nice for the children. I made up an actual calendar that has the things listed from lds.org, plus some spaces they can fill in themselves."




 
Comments (26)
  • Khc

    Our sharing time is really short - we usually end up with just about 10 mintues, so instead of having the kids do the acting, I think I am going to invite 5 men from the ward to come dressed up as one of the above prophets and tell the children about Jesus' birth as if they were that prophet.

  • coryshay

    I will have pictures depicting each prophet and pictures depicting their prophecies. When they read the scripture they will also identify which picture goes with what prophet. When we get through them all I will mix them up and turn them around and play memory with the pictures and see if they can remember who prophesied what.

  • PrimaryPresidentofTheYear

    I found a felt green Christmas tree in with among my decoations. I will print out the scriptures as ornaments and have them pull them off the tree. I will also have them match the scripture to the pictures.

  • Julie Nelson

    Thank you, thank you! (and all the rest of you!!!) Ya know how sometimes you work and work and things just don't come together? You're ideas helped so much. I now think I can keep the kids attention, give the message and keep it reverent! I'll use your idea then talk about the advent calendar (thanks Lindsay) cute name by the way, Miss PrimaryPresidentofTheYear haha!

    Quote:
    I found a felt green Christmas tree in with among my decoations. I will print out the scriptures as ornaments and have them pull them off the tree. I will also have them match the scripture to the pictures.
  • AliR

    http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1& locale=0& sourceId=9a8741dc0d186110VgnVCM100000176f620a____& vgnextoid=21bc9fbee98db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD

  • Jolynnew D

    I would love to know which pictures "Coryshay" had in mind for the prophets + prophecies. I think that it is a br5illiant idea, esp for Junior Primary. Thanks.

  • Katienik

    For Senior, I'll have 5 wrapped presents each with a scripture. One by one I'll have someone come up, unwrap the present and read the verse. We'll then identify each prophet and I'll list them on the board. Then I have a Christmas tree full of all the names used for Jesus Christ in those scriptures and we'll list them under the appropriate prophet. Talking not only about the prophecies, but also all the wonderful names for Jesus.
    For Junior, I'll have teachers read the scriptures and already have the prophets listed, to make it a little easier.

  • Aubrey G

    I'm going to put each scripture in a box along with a song that uses the scripture as a reference noted at the bottom of the page, or a story from the Friend that goes along with the scripture. For instance, we will read Helaman 14:2-6 and then sing "Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus" and pick out what things Samuel prophesied about the birth of Jesus. I'm going to wrap each box up and put tags on them with the corresponding prophet's name. The other songs are Mary's Lullaby for Isaiah, Silent Night for Alma, and Once In Royal David's City for King Benjamin. For Nephi I found a first presidency message that mentions Book of Mormon prophets prophesying of Jesus' birth since that scripture reference is long and there is no song that goes with it. I also found a story called "Signs of Christmas" that tells a story about a girl singing Silent Night, so I thought it would be fun to read after we sing it. Everyone loves opening presents so hopefully it's a success!

  • coryshay
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    I would love to know which pictures "Coryshay" had in mind for the prophets + prophecies. I think that it is a br5illiant idea, esp for Junior Primary. Thanks.



    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)

    I hope that helps!

  • Ms. Carolyn
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    Go to littleLDSideas@blogspot.com She has some fun ideas.
    The link for December S.T. @ littlelds ideas is:
    http://littleldsideas.blogspot.com/search/label/ Christmas
  • MistyLane

    Instead of pictures of the prophets, I found pictures that go along with each scripture (at least close enough, I hope).
    I thought we'd have someone choose a picture, then we'd read and discuss the accompanying scripture.
    ISAIAH: GAK 200 - The Birth of Jesus (the "For unto us" scripture).
    NEPHI: GAK 201 - The Nativity (talks about Mary bearing a child in her arms- this looked close)
    KING BENJAMIN: GAK 215 - Jesus Blessing Jairus's Daughter (talks about miracles)
    ALMA: GAK 241 - The Annunciation (talks about Mary being a precious and chosen vessel)
    SAMUEL: GAK 203 - The Wise Men (because they followed a star, and the new star is mentioned in the scripture)

    Those are just my first thoughts, but I plan to look through my old Christmas cards and decorations in case I find anything better (like a star, or nativity), but I think these pictures are all beautiful, and will work well. Plus it's SIMPLE, and also Christmasy.

  • primarycindy

    coryshay, I love your idea, thanks for sharing details.

  • Michelle Pedersen
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    For Senior, I'll have 5 wrapped presents each with a scripture. One by one I'll have someone come up, unwrap the present and read the verse. We'll then identify each prophet and I'll list them on the board. Then I have a Christmas tree full of all the names used for Jesus Christ in those scriptures and we'll list them under the appropriate prophet. Talking not only about the prophecies, but also all the wonderful names for Jesus.
    For Junior, I'll have teachers read the scriptures and already have the prophets listed, to make it a little easier.



    Ooooo!! I LIKE that! Thank you for the inspiration ... at 9:00pm on a Saturday night! Why do I always wait this long!!? LOL

  • Rachael Skelton

    Link for more GAK LDS.org pictures-the older web-site.

    http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?locale=0& sourceId=b68797a7c1d20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____& vgnextoid=0ef9f4b13819d110VgnVCM1000003a94610aRCRD

  • Susan Romney

    Lindsay I would also love to have a copy of your advent calendar. Thank you!
    assistantoozie@yahoo.com

  • jburns77

    I'm going to do something like coryshay. I'll have pictures of the propehts & their prophecies, but will probably have a small Christmas tree with ornaments that will have the scripture verses on them. I'll choose children to pick an ornament, read the scripture and them match up the pictures with it.

  • MeghanJ

    I'm new to Primary and have only taught a few Sharing Times so far. I think our Jr. Primary is to young for role playing and there is not enough members of our Sr. Primary. I really like the whole picture idea with matching, etc. Where do I find these pictures though? Do they come from the Primary manuels? Those usually have numbers though, not specific names. Please help! Thanks!

  • Tacy

    I am going to have the kids read the scriptures and then match the prophets to the pictures of their prophecy. I'm then going to have the names of the prophets printed on a sheet of paper (each on their own 8 1/2x11 sheet) and I'll flip the pictures around and put the prophet papers up and the kids can play (a very short) match game, with the names of the prophets, and the pictures that match their prophecy. I'm going to have to put the pictures and the papers with the prophet's names on construction paper or something, so the words on the back of the pictures don't give it away.

  • MistyLane
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    Where can I find the pictures? As in GAK 200?



    GAK means the Gospel Art Picture Kit. You can see them online here:
    http://lds.org/hf/art/0,16812,4218-1-2,00.html
    I don't know why, but not all of them are online (maybe copyright issues for some of them?). But the ward libraries are supposed to have them all. (Ours does.)

  • PrimaryWendy

    I am going to host a "Prophets Show" on PNN (Prophecy News Network). I am going to have 5 kids dress up as the prophets. As part of the interview, I will have five older kids come up and read the scriptures that go along with the prophet. I will have another child hold up a corresponding picture. Should be entertaining!

  • RJK

    I found a Right Left Nativity Story www.diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com. I'll read it while the children pass around 5 gifts. I'm wrapping pictures of the 5 prophets in boxes as the gifts. Then briefly talk about what a gift the scriptures are to us and the prophets who told of Christ's birth.

  • JessB

    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)

    I hope that helps![/quote]


    Cory I love your idea! I'm a relatively new convert to the church and know very little about the prophets so I'm worried about this lesson. I'll probably learn more teaching this lesson than the kids! Where do you find the pictures you described? Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • beckazoo

    I love your idea jburns77! Thanks for sharing!

  • julbeutler

    Go to littleLDSideas@blogspot.com She has some fun ideas. if you can't find it go to the month of September here on Sugardoodle at week 2 and click there and go to sharing time ideas and it will pull up Nov. Week 1. Sophia's ideas or blog is there also with some good ideas. Good luck.

  • Rachel A

    I would like to know if anyone has suggestions for this Sundays Sharing time? I don't know what to do for it. I have a small primary and don't have enough to roll play. I want something fun for Christmas time that can still go along with the sharing time message.
    Thanks!

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