Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Sharing Time Week 2 and 3

The April outline has 4 lessons and with conference there are only 3 weeks. I am going to teach the topic from week 3 so the last week of April we can focus on Easter. I created a really fun lesson in July about how Jesus went about doing good with free printables, click here to view that lesson if you need ideas for the week 2 topic.

Theme: We believe that through the atonement of Christ all mankind may be saved.

Materials: Yarn or string, 8 clothespins, 8 t-shirts printed on red cardstock, 8 t-shirts printed on white cardstock, handout t-shirts with scripture for each child, picture of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Click here to download my free printables. There are 6 pages here. Page 1 is the t-shirt handout, pages 2 and 3 are the white t-shirt printables, pages 4 and 5 are the t-shirts that need to be printed on red paper, and page 6 is a large, blank t-shirt that is optional if you want to color or need additional.

String your yarn across the primary room and hang up clothes pins. Tell children that today you are going to clean some dirty laundry, but you will need their help. Begin by reading Isaiah 1:18. What is scarlett? What color is snow? What does that mean? Even though we could be bright red with sin, through Jesus' atonement we can become clean and white like snow, like the red was never even there. Display picture of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane and describe.

In a basket show children the red t-shirts, scarlet like the scripture taught us. Each one contains a sin that needs to be wiped away and made like snow through Christ's atonement. I'm going to choose 2 children at a time. One will pick a red t-shirt out of the basket and clip it to a clothespin so everyone can see. Discuss how it's a sin, how it makes us feel, how we want to be clean again. Have the 2nd child choose a white t-shirt from another "clean" basket that is pure white and place it over the red t-shirt. The white t-shirts have the scrambled words from the 3rd article of faith.

Once all 8 red t-shirts with sin have been replaced with white t-shirts have the children try to unscramble the 3rd article of faith. Read and discuss together.

Handout little t-shirts with the Isaiah 1:18 scripture to each child and let the children share what they love about Jesus Christ's atonement for us. If time remains, children can color their handout t-shirts, or you can copy the large blank t-shirt and children can draw a picture of Jesus inside and color.

I love the scripture from Isaiah and I'm going to challenge my senior primary kids to memorize it. The junior primary kids can probably at least memorize the bold portion in the middle.

If you have questions or great ideas please leave me a comment or contact me at camillescasa(at)yahoo(dot)com. If you use my idea I'd love to hear how it went!!

Check out my matching scripture stickers here!

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22 comments:

Kari Lyn said...

What a great idea! I've been struggling with this week, but I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing your talent!

Stacey said...

Wonderful sharing time...thanks for posting it! I really appreciate the visuals:)

Tiff said...

I love your ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Kristi Barney said...

I love love love your ideas. The only thing I am going to do different is as the kids put up a red shirt I am going to put a drop of red dye in the water and then as we replace the red with white I am going to put the bleach in the water as the outline suggests. I am a very visual learner and I think it will just reinforce the idea of the atonement. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!!

SwissMiss said...

Thank you so much, I will be using this but I will make my own printouts because I have to do it in German (we are in Switzerland). :)

Andrea said...

I love this idea. Thank you for doing all the work and sharing your talent with me and our primary in Benton Arkansas. I am grateful for you today.

skideewink said...

Thanks so much! I am using this in combination with the water and dye visual in out Bonham, TX Ward tomorrow. We have combined Jr & Sr primary and I have to get creative to keep both captive!

Bridget said...

I just got asked to come up with sharing time last minute and I was freaking out until I found your idea. Thank you so much for all the time you put into this! I really appreciate it and my primary kids will love it.

Carleen said...

The Sunbeams and some of the other younger children in my primary are still have a hard time not touching everything that we display during sharing time. So, I was really worried about doing the dye and bleach activity. This activity will work great! They can be involved, touch and learn the concepts, Thank You!

Kari Lyn said...

I ended up printing the big blank t-shirt and enlarging it as big as I could get it and I'm going to write everything myself, just so it is as big as possible.

When I did the Plan of Salvation sharing time a couple of months ago with a clothesline, the kids loved it, but I wasn't sure these would be quite bit enough (at least for the length of line I was using).

I'm going to give them the handout and challenge them to memorize the scripture by next week for a treat. Our stake gave us a treat bucket a while ago for incentives that we haven't used at all. The younger kids could either memorize, or just tell me what they remember from the lesson.

Still trying to decide whether to add in the bleach. It makes me a little nervous!

Michiko said...

Thank you for sharing! What a creative idea!

Jo said...

Thank you so much for this great idea! I too was worried about using the bleach, too many little hands. I really appreciate you sharing your visual aids.

annasibb said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas! This will be perfect for our primary!

PBandJgifts said...

I cannot wait to use this in sharing time tomorrow. THANKS a MILLION!!!

Plainbellied said...

I used this sharing time today and it went wonderfully. It worked for both my senior and junior primary. The sins were appropriate for the age groups and allowed for some additional teaching as we talked about each. I really felt the spirit as I shared my testimony of the atonement. The children were engaged the whole time and I love that the activity used so many volunteers. Everyone who wanted to participate had an opportunity to do so. We didn't have time to color during sharing time, but I passed out the shirts with the Isaiah scripture to each child as they left primary at the end of church. Your planning and work blessed my primary today. Thank you.

Pattee Family said...

As I was teaching the sharing time today, I was very thankful for your ideas and for making it so easy for me to put it together. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle Sitton said...

I love this idea! Are these printables still available? When I click on the link it says access is needed.

Melanie - Sis said...

I love your idea! I sent you an email, but I'm not sure if you got it. Are the printables still available? When I click the link it says I need permission. Please help, I love your printables!

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karen perkins said...

I too would like access to this great idea if possible!
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Scott's gaming said...

I would love to use this great idea too but I can't get the handouts.

Alexis said...

Are the laundry game printable still available? Thanks.

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