Wednesday, April 6, 2011

April Sharing Time Week 1

Theme: Jesus Christ was chosen to be our Savior

Materials: 10 hide/seek pieces hidden around the room, wristband printed for each child

Click here to download my free printables. 3 pages total; 2 pages hide/seek pieces and 1 page of coloring page wristbands.

Optional object lesson: Have one child come up and give them one of those giant Hershey's kisses. Tell them that the kiss is theirs, they can have it at the end of sharing time. Have them return to their seat and keep the kiss under their chair or in their lap. At the end of sharing time, have the same child come up with their chocolate kiss. Tell them that they have a decision to make, similar to Jesus' decision. They can either have that kiss themselves and nobody else gets any candy, OR they can give back the kiss and everyone can have a small hershey kiss. Discuss how Jesus sacrificed for us.

Lesson: I'm going to explain to the kids how I thought of everything I wanted to teach them today about Jesus and realized that it was all in a primary song. Today we will be studying and learning from the words of the song I Lived in Heaven. Print out and hide (in advance) the pieces of the song. Children will follow the clues to find the pieces, and discuss that line of the song and what it means.

I Lived in Heaven

1. I lived in heaven a long time ago, it is true;
Lived there and loved there with people I know. So did you.
Then Heav’nly Father presented a beautiful plan,
All about earth and eternal salvation for man.

2. Father said he needed someone who had enough love
To give his life so we all could return there above.
There was another who sought for the honor divine.
Jesus said, “Father, send me, and the glory be thine.”

3. Jesus was chosen, and as the Messiah he came,
Conquering evil and death through his glorious name,
Giving us hope of a wonderful life yet to be—
Home in that heaven where Father is waiting for me.

Words and music: Janeen Jacobs Brady, b. 1934

My clues fit my primary room, but make up your own if these don't fit. I will choose one child at a time, give them a clue, and let them search for the piece of the song. Here are the clues I'm using:
1) Under a sunbeam chair
2) Beneath the microphone
3) CTR 5 teacher
4) Where the child giving a talk sits
5) Near the window
6) In a doorway
7) Near a garbage can
8) Under a valiant chair
9) Near piano player's shoe
10) Near picture of the prophet

Sing I Lived in Heaven.

Hand out "Jesus was Chosen" wristbands and in remaining time children can decorate and assemble. Just roll around their wrist and secure with scotch tape.

It should be a fun week! If you have any questions leave a comment or email me camillescasa(at)yahoo(dot)com. If you use my lesson I'd love to hear how it went, leave me a note!

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Mitch + Roz said...

Gosh I wish I had someone to teach I would totally use this!! You'll have to come do one of your amazing recipes on our blog!

Kimmer said...

Fantastic! Love the Hershey kiss idea, I know it will help them grasp a difficult concept thanks for sharing!

Miriam said...

Thanks so much for your time and effort and helping me plan sharing time.

colochita said...

This is an amazing Sharing time, thanks for your time and efforts into this,

melissa said...

this is great, thank you!

Julie said...

Wonderful ideas! Thank you so much!!!

JulieMichelle said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas :)!! I used the Hershey Kiss idea but had to get the giant Hershey Bar instead because I couldn't find the huge kiss. So I got a bag of mini hershey bars too and my little Junior Primary LOVED IT. Plus instead of picking one of the little ones to hold onto the chocolate during sharing time (to tempting) we brought in our Missionary Bears (made at Build-A-Bear with a future missionary tag on their clothes) and I let them/the bears whisper in my ear if they chose to share the chocolate so all could partake of the chocolate. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!! :) Thanks again!

betsy said...

look what I found tonight! thank you so much. it's funny, I never remember there being three verses to this song. I am teaching about the plan and thought going over the song would make it easier.


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