Thursday, February 17, 2011

I Feel my Savior's Love Sharing time

I Feel my Savior's love Sharing time

          April 2012 Week 4 theme- I feel my Savior's love when I try to be like Jesus Christ

From Sharing time: Love at Home: Karen Ashton, June 1996 Friend:

            Use storyboard-"Love is a powerful feeling of affection, concern, and tenderness for another.(heart picture) Your home in heaven was filled with love.(picture of preexistence ) Your Heavenly Father prepared a plan of happiness for you because He loves you.(plan of salvation picture) That plan makes it possible for you to become like Him and return to live with Him forever. Your Savior and Elder Brother, Jesus Christ, suffered and gave His life to free you from sin and death. (Jesus on the cross picture)Heavenly Father and Jesus love you. Heavenly Father loves you so much that he gave His only Begotten son so that we could have a way to return back to our Heavenly home."(Heavenly Father and Jesus picture)
 "Jesus gave us a commandment to love one another as He loves us. When you love others and show that love by your actions, you are following Him. When you love others, you show that you are a child of Heavenly Father and a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ (see John 13:34–35). You become more like Them."
Storyboard made from a cutting board with two holes drilled at the top and clasp rings inserted through the holes. I have laminated sheets of construction paper through the holes and I tape the pictures used for the story on the construction paper. Thank you Carolie Muniz for making this board for me, I use it ALL the time!!!!
"Your home here on earth is the first and most important place to show love. (earth picture Primary 1-1)You can do it in very simple but powerful ways—a smile, a thank you, a hug, a kind word or deed. You can say, “I love you.” (heart with “I love you”)Everyone enjoys hearing those words again and again. As you show love for your family and others here on the earth, that love will grow, and you will help to make your home on earth a heavenly place."

            We are going to play a game that will help discover ways that we can show our love for others like Heavenly Father and Jesus have shown for us. I have a game board with some hearts that have Jesus in the center because Jesus should always be in the center of our hearts. (Jesus in the medium hearts are from pass- a-long cards) We will roll the die and move across this game board. If we land on a heart with Jesus on it or pass it, we will read a situation and decide how we can show our love like Jesus would. If we land on a smaller heart or pass it, we will choose a large heart on the board and discuss ways to love that person. If we roll a “love scripture challenge”, we will try and read and memorize a scripture that has love in it by removing the words of the passage.
game board medium hearts used on board from Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon King- "My Savior Loves Me Gospel Activities, 2006, p. 75 but you could just cut out hearts of construction paper and cover with Christ picture from pass-a long card(sorry Ms. Ross and King- I covered the cartoon Jesus picture!), the game pieces are construction paper and the end /finish picture of Christ with children is from pg 17 of

Situations on back of  medium Jesus hearts on board 1,2,3 from Primary 2-Choose the Right A, (1995), 168–75 Lesson 32

1. You and your father are sitting on the corner waiting for the bus to come. You see an older man hurrying to catch the bus. He has a cane to help him walk, but he can’t move very fast. The bus pulls up and the door opens. As you climb up the steps, you can tell he probably won’t reach the bus in time.
What could you do to show love for this man?

2. On Sunday morning you are walking to church. You see a young mother with her baby in one arm and some books in the other.
What could you do to follow the example of the Savior and show love for this woman

3. When you arrive home from school, your mother is trying to sew. Your little brother is fussing and crying because he wants your mother to read him a story.
What could you do to show love for your mother and your little brother?

( questions for Jesus medium hearts 4,5,6, 7, 8 from Primary 3- Choose the Right B lesson 36)

4. What are some of the commandments we can keep to show our love for Jesus Christ?
(from Primary2-  lesson 28 "I Can Be Kind" (1995), 143–48)
5. Luisa and Todd were friends and enjoyed playing together. One afternoon, however, they got into an argument. Todd called Luisa a name, and he pushed Luisa down. When she began to cry, he made a face at her.
What would you do if you were Luisa to show love to Todd?

6. You have planned a special party for your birthday next week, and you want to invite all the children in your neighborhood except one. She is new in the neighborhood. She never smiles and isn’t much fun to play with.
What could you do to be kind and show love to this girl?

7.A boy in your class at school uses braces to help him walk. When all the children go out to play, he gets left behind because he walks slowly. He often sits by himself, watching everyone else play ball.
What could you do to show love to this boy?

8. While playing with your friends you fell down. One of your friends called you clumsy and laughed at you. Now your friend has fallen down and is crying.
What could you do to show love to your friend?

(from Primary 2-Choose the Right A, (1995), 168–75 Lesson 32)

9 .One Sunday in Primary, you meet a new girl from another country. She is very shy and doesn’t talk much. Later you see her standing by the front door of the meetinghouse all alone.
What could you do to show love and help the new girl?

Large hearts that are separate from the game board
  1. Sad child-  pg 16 of            or 37 of          How can we show love like Jesus to a child that is sad?(give a hug, listen to them about their problem, offer advice, help them solve their problem, )

  1. Someone that is hurt- p. 6 of       How can we show love to someone that is hurt physically?(help bandage them, tell a parent that they need help, teach them how to do the task like going down the slide, play a different activity that might be better suited to their ability)
  1. someone that is new- pg 28 of        (say hi to them, sit with them, teach them a song that you are singing in Primary, share scriptures, compliment them on something, inviting them to your house or activity, show them where the restroom is, what the schedule is for the day,
  1.   Teachers- cover of        How can we show love to our teachers? (listen to their lesson, not talking during instruction, helping   clean up their materials, not laughing at them, participating, doing the homework, asking them about their day, )

  1. younger siblings- cover page of        (helping them do things that they may not be able to do because of age, play with them and not be so busy with your own friends, be a good example to them, read to them, following mom and dad so they will, say nice things about their work, )

  1. animals- pg 47 of      or p. 12 of     How  can we show love to animals like Jesus? (feeding our pets and not neglecting them, walking them, playing with them, leaving animals alone that are wild, not feeding animals that are on special diets, )
  2. Parents-  pg. 28 of      How can we show love to our parents? (obeying, doing things without being asked like chores, doing homework without complaining, tending younger siblings, eating their dinner without complaint, compliments, being happy, )

  1. Someone that is lonely-  pg. 39 of    or pg. 18 of       How can we show love like Jesus to someone that doesn’t seem to have any friends? (be their friend, finding something you have in common,

  1. Someone angry or mean to you- pg 38 of       How can you show love to someone that just doesn’t seem to like you? (be nice anyways, don’t be mean back, smile, love your enemies…, )

Love Scripture Challenge:for when the die lands on the space "Love Scripture Challenge" I used six foam tiles put together to form a huge die and taped paper on the die with numbers to advance, "love scripture challenge", and "move to the next heart."

Scriptures are on wordstrips with business card magnets on the back of each word so they can be removed one by one. You could also write the scriptures on a rolling chalkboard and have the kids erase a word.

JR/SR primary- Matthew 22:39- “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”

JR/SR Primary- 3 Nephi 12:8- “And blessed are all the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

SR Primary- Eph. 3:17 “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love.”

If they are super memorizers!-SR primary- 1 John 5:2 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.”

Pick the Jesus heart on board last- John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
 Jesus loves you so much and that Heavenly Father does too and wants you to be happy. Here is a bookmark to help remind you this week of our Heavenly Father's love. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.      


  1. Thanks for the excellent idea!

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for this fun way to incorporate Valentine's Day with the sharing time lesson! You really went the extra mile to include links for all the clipart and extras, that is SO appreciated!

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I appreciate all the links and detailed explanations. VERY HELPFUL :-)

  4. I saw your link on sugardoodle. I was just put into Primary and am trying to figure this all out. Haven't been there since I was 12. :) Curious, I noticed this was posted in Feb. and had a Valentine theme. You did mean to use it for April 2012, week 4 right? I'm hoping that I am catching on to this!! Thank you!

  5. I did post it for Valentines day and then discovered that it matched the theme almost perfectly for April week 4. So I made some minor changes and republished it. Sorry if you already have used it in February:) I am running out of creative ideas!! This lesson(if I remember) was very successful with the kids!

  6. Thank you SO much! I was having a very hard time trying to think of how to keep our big kids from being bored and our little kids interested in what we're doing. A little tweaking to suit our Primary, and we should be good to go!