Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jesus Christ is the Perfect example for me sharing time

Jesus Christ is the Perfect Example for Me Sharing Time- April 2012 week 1
Hands were taken from  and then enlarged on 9 sheets of paper and printed off on beige construction paper. The Christ picture(Primary 1-1) was clipped from a Friend magazine and the children of a random primary were also clipped from the Friend"Friends in the News" section?
The picture in the center is Greg Olsen's "I Feel my Savior's love"
Sing “Do As I’m Doing” (CS, 276), and ask the children to follow you as you do several simple actions, and have the children follow you while singing. We learn many things by following the example of others. Read the wordstrip on the board, “Jesus is the perfect example for me.” Jesus Christ was the only person who has lived on the earth who has set the perfect example for us to follow. Have the children read the sentence together. Jesus Christ used His hands his whole life to show how we should live. How can we use our hands(point to the hand on the board with the children on it) to become like those perfect hands of Jesus?(point to the hand with the picture of Jesus on it) We will discover a few ways we can do that today. We will break up into four groups. Each group will get two pictures. Your teachers will help you learn about the pictures. Then discuss ways Jesus used his hands in the Christ picture and what ways we can use ours like his today using the other picture. Then we will share with each other what we learned. *For Senior primary- You will also be given a mirror. After discussing the pictures, if you will write a few words on the mirror that remind you of the Jesus Christ. There is a list to help you think, if needed.
Love pictures= to Sunbeams and CTR 4,  CTR 7
Prayer pictures=to CTR 5A, CTR 8 and Valiant 9
Baptism pictures=CTR 5B, Valiant 10/11 boys
Forgive and Save pictures=CTR 6, Valiant 10/11 girls

Spend about 5-6 minutes letting the groups talk and then have the children put the “Christ” picture next to the Christ hand and the “us” picture next to the hand that represents us.
**SENIOR PRIMARY- Give each group a mirror also and have them look at the list of words that describe Jesus using ideas from the pictures and write some words on the mirror. Put the mirrors back on the board.

Junior: Have the children share a couple of thoughts about their pictures and ways that Jesus used his hands to show a perfect example.
Part 2- Sing a song("I Have Two Little Hands" CS 272 as a possibility or "I'm Trying to Be like Jesus" CS 78) and pass around a mirror and when the music stops, the children holding the mirror will put their hand on the mirror and say a way that they can make their hand like Jesus or say "I will make my hands like Jesus".
Senior- Have each group share a thought or two about their two pictures and put the Jesus picture on the Jesus hand side of the board and the “today” picture on the “our” hand side of the board.
Part 2- Pass the mirrors while singing a song and when the music stops, have the children put their hand on the mirror with all the words and pick one and say, “My hands will or will be___________ like Jesus.”
Found at the dollar store(locker mirrors) and put some stickers on them.

Pictures given to each group-

Teacher helps, if needed, for the group discussion. I personally don't like to put teachers on the spot to teach children a concept that they may feel unprepared to do. So I usually prepare something that can be read to the children, but tell the teachers they can teach by the spirit.
Forgive and Save- (picture of Jesus on the cross, small Christ atonement picture in corner(cut from the Ensign) and picture of girl taking sacrament)
(on back of Christ on the cross picture)
Jesus Christ bled from every pore of His hands so that we may be saved
from the things we do wrong. Our Redeemer took upon Himself all the sins,
 pains, and sicknesses of all who have ever lived and will ever live
(see Alma 7:11–12). He knows our trials by firsthand experience.
Many Jews followed when the soldiers took Jesus to a hill near Jerusalem
to crucify Him. They made Him carry His own cross, then they laid Him on
 it, nailed His hands and His feet to the cross, and lifted it up.
He set the perfect example of forgiveness when He was on the cross.
Referring to the Roman soldiers who had crucified Him, He prayed,
 ”Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do“ (Luke 23:34;
True to the Faith (2004), 70-72
So even when His hands were nailed to the cross, he was forgiving
 to all and was willing to do whatever was needed to save us.
He can comfort us when we are sad or have a hard time in our life.
(Show picture of taking sacrament-) from Nursery picture packet
(On back of the taking sacrament picture)
We use our hands to take the sacrament each week to remind us what he was willing to do
 with His hands for us. What can we do to forgive someone that has wronged
Love (Show picture of Jesus with arm around child)
(on back of Jesus with arm around child picture)
While the Savior was with His disciples, some people
wanted Him to bless their children. The disciples told the
people to not bring their children to Jesus. (Mark 10:13)
Jesus Christ loves children and scolded the disciples for
 trying to send them away. He told the disciples to let the
children come to Him.Mark 10:16 says, And he took them
 up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
Even when Jesus had hands that were tired, he never stopped
 using them to show love. The life of Jesus was an example of love.
 Not only did He teach men to love our Heavenly Father and each other,
but He was always a perfect example of what He taught. Taken from
(Written on back of Girl hugging dad picture)
“Love one another, as I have loved you.” (John 15:12.) 
 How can we use our hands to show love
 like Jesus did to others around us?

Prayer- (Show picture of Jesus praying) Ensign April 2009, p.46 (yes, I realize that this is a picture of the atonement, but there was no picture of Jesus teaching the disciples to pray).

(On back of Jesus praying picture)
Jesus taught many important things to His disciples on the hillside. One thing he taught His disciples was how to pray to Heavenly Father. He used his hands in prayer.
Then Jesus told His followers not to be like people who loudly pray in public only so other people can see them. Quietly go in your room, He said. Shut the door, and then pray to your Father in Heaven. Jesus gave the people a pattern for how to pray. He showed how to begin in Heavenly Father’s name. He said He wanted everything to happen just the way Heavenly Father wants it to, just as it is in heaven. In His prayer, the Lord asked Heavenly Father to provide food for us to eat. He asked Heavenly Father to forgive us, as we forgive others. He showed people how to pray that they would not be led into temptation by evil things. Jesus gave glory to His Father in Heaven and closed His prayer with the word amen. Jesus taught the people, “Ask of God; ask, and it shall be given you.”
(Show picture of child praying-) Primary picture 1-9    We can use our hands to pray to the same Heavenly Father that Jesus prayed to while He was on the earth. We can also pray, not just  because people are watching us. Follow the pattern of praying by saying Dear Heavenly Father, thank Him for things we have, ask for things we need and close with in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. What or when can we pray to Heavenly Father?
(On back of Jesus Christ picture)
At the beginning of Jesus Christ’s ministry, He traveled from Galilee to the Jordan River. John the Baptist was there preaching and baptizing the people. Jesus went to John and asked to be baptized. John did not want to do it, because he thought that Jesus should baptize him. He asked Jesus why He needed to be baptized. The Savior explained that He needed to be baptized to be obedient to the commandments of Heavenly Father.
Jesus Christ set the example for us to be baptized. See His hands in this picture as he is baptized by the hands of John the Baptist? He has told us, “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).

(Show picture of Child Being Baptized) cover 2012 sharing time outline or
(On back of Child being baptized picture)
This girl's using her hands to be baptized in the same way Jesus was.When we are baptized, we make a covenant, or promise, to Heavenly Father to:
“come into the fold of God”(become a member of His church)
“be called His people”(take upon the name of Christ)
“be willing to bear one another’s burdens”
“comfort those that stand in need of comfort”(help others)
“stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places(testify of Christ and set a good example)
“serve Him and keep His commandments”
Words to help the Senior Primary write on the mirrors to describe the Savior’s hands. Give a copy of the list to each teacher’s group-
Perfect. Holy. Righteous. Loving. Kind. Friendly. Helpful. Protective. Caring. Sharing.Powerful. Mighty.Compassionate. Forgiving. Empowering. Discerning.
Overwhelming.Consuming. Cleansing. Healing. Delivering. Restoring. Moving.
Creating. Destroying. Smiting. Fulfilling. Distinctive. Comforting. Providing.
Teaching. Training. Purifying. Freeing. Liberating. Preserving.
Confiding. Courageous. Victorious. Credited. Historical.Proven.Incorruptible.
Unfailable. Infallible. Trustworthy. Protected. Immune.
Responsive. Privileged. Honorable. Honored. Legitimate. Reliable. Good.
Reputable. Celebrated. Praised. Glorified. Famous. Renowned.
Producing.Creative.Abundant. Rich.Modest.Pure.Real.Moral.Wholesome.
Supernatural.Miraculous.Astounding. taken from:

I challenge you to go home and do what you can to make your hands like the perfect hands of Jesus in everything you do. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.


  1. Thanks! I love the "hands" theme and I love how you make sure it's related back to us! Thanks again!

  2. This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this....this is definitely what I will be teaching:) A million thanks!

  3. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea! I really appreciate the creative ideas I get from this site. This is especially great for Junior Primary. Thanks again!

  4. "Hands" theme are looking great.Love those ideas.sell my house

  5. una excelente opcion para compartir la clase con los pequenitos! Muchas gracias por esta idea!

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  8. How did you enlarge the hands?