Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jesus Was a Child Like Me Sharing time


Jesus Was a Child Like me Sharing time
Jesus Grew in Wisdom and Stature and in Favor With God and Man

December 2012 Week 2 theme
 



(Sing the song)“Jesus once was a little child, a little child like me. And he was pure and meek and mild as a little child should be. So little children, that’s you and I. Try to be like Him, try, try try.” (Taken from the Children's Songbook, 55) We are going to learn a little about what Jesus Christ’s childhood may have been like. We will pick a scroll starting with 1 and 2, they used to read scrolls back in the time of Jesus, not books or iPads, haha!  that has a number that matches a picture on the growth chart. (Growth chart was printed on yellow construction paper from this great site http://justsomethingimade.com/2010/02/vintage-measuring-tape-growth-chart-free-download/ )Then we will remove the picture and discover some things about Jesus as a child!
 
The scroll was made by wrapping construction paper around two toliet paper rolls and gluing each side to the below passages printed on construction paper. A string was glued onto the back to tie the rolls together to resemble a scroll. A number is threaded through the string so it can be matched to the corresponding picture. Might need to have a toliet paper donation drive to get enough to make the 7 scrolls, haha! You could also use the printout scroll craft from Mary H. Ross and Jeanette Guymon-King Primary Partners CTR A Ages 4-7 lesson 9 if that is available to you.
(The top picture of Jesus with the child is taken from the Primary picture packet 2-1)
 
*note: scrolls 1 &2 will need to be picked together because the pictures are taped to each other. I was attempting to make the growth chart stop at about 5'8''- 5'9'' because that is what many scholars believe that was the height of Jesus. This is just a theory, not a confirmed fact!

1.(On back of scroll labeled #1 that matches the picture of baby Jesus from  http://www.oneil.com.au/lds/pictures/nativity1.jpg   “While they were staying in the stable, Mary’s baby was born, and they called Him Jesus. Tenderly Mary wrapped her tiny Son in swaddling clothes (pieces of cloth for bundling a baby) and put Him in the manger. When she looked at Him, she realized what a miracle He was. She was His mother, and God was His father. Every child is a spirit child of our Heavenly Father, but Jesus was also an earthly child of God. He was the Only Begotten Son of God, and He would be able to do the important work that God had called Him to do in this life.” (Taken from “The Birth of Jesus December 1982 Friend http://www.lds.org/friend/1982/12/the-birth-of-jesus?lang=eng&query="birth+of+jesus"


2.(On back of scroll #2 that matches the picture of Nazareth home from Primary picture packet 2-10) “This is the kind of home that the people of Nazareth lived in. Nazareth is the town where Jesus grew up (see Matthew 2:23), and Jesus may have lived in a home like this one.” Mary and Joseph may have slept on mats. All the water the family used was carried from the well in the village in pots because there was no running water in the homes. There was also no electricity in Jesus’ home. They had to use oil lamps for light. (Taken from Primary 2 manual lesson 9 http://www.lds.org/manual/primary-2/lesson-9?lang=eng )


3.(On back of scroll #3 that matches the picture of Mary and young Jesus from cover of Sept. Ensign 2009 or http://bookofmormonresearch.org/files/2010/08/Jesus-Praying-Mother-mormon.jpg And the scriptures tell us that there “the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40.) Heavenly Father taught Jesus how to be righteous. Jesus was also taught by his mother Mary many things, including prayer. What is something that your mother taught you as a young child?

4.(On back of scroll #4 that matches the picture of Joseph teaching Jesus by Simon Dewey http://www.josephsmith.net/images/Magazines/Ensign/Archive/ensignlp.nfo:o:1a1.jpg) and picture of Nazareth school from Primary picture packet 2-12)  Jesus learned many things from his father, Joseph. Jesus also went to school.“…the young boys of Nazareth went to school at the synagogue, or church. The schoolteacher was head of the village synagogue. He was called a rabbi. Little girls didn’t attend school and were taught at home by their mothers. “…the school does not have any books. In Jesus’ time, boys learned to read from scrolls.” How is your school different from how Jesus went to school?
5.(On the back of  scroll #5 that matches the picture of Jesus teaching in the temple from Primary picture packet 1-17 or http://www.lds.org/bc/content/shared/content/images/gospel-library/manual/36617/36617_all_010_05-questions.jpg "As Jesus grew taller and wiser, He also grew strong in spirit, and the things He did were pleasing to His Heavenly Father (see Luke 2:40). When He was twelve years old, He went with His family to the temple in Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. He had an amazing experience there. His parents thought that He was with their group when they left to travel home, but Jesus had stayed in Jerusalem. When they finally found Him, three days later, He was talking with the learned men in the temple. He was asking them questions and answering theirs. “And all that heard Him were astonished at his understanding and answers” (Taken from 1999 March Friend http://www.lds.org/friend/1999/03/sharing-time-jesus-christ-shows-us-the-way?lang=eng)

6.(On back of scroll #6 that matches the picture of Jesus and Joseph the Carpenter from Gospel Art kit 206 or http://www.askgramps.org/wp-content/uploads/Joseph-the-carpenter.jpg )  Jesus grew up in a builder’s home and he knew of slivers, beams and measurements. Jesus’ dad Joseph was a carpenter and he made many things out of wood. He learned from his dad how to build needed things around the house.  This is the kind of work Jesus’ dad did. “Jesus probably helped Joseph with his work, and Joseph may have taught Jesus to be a carpenter like himself (see Mark 6:3).” http://www.lds.org/manual/primary-2/lesson-9?lang=eng   “Jesus probably went fishing by Himself many times and helped Mary make bread.”  Taken from “Jesus Once Was a Little Child,” Friend, Dec 1979, 2 http://www.josephsmith.net/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=8d855fd1b1f9b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=21bc9fbee98db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD These may have been chores of Jesus. Do you have chores or work that you are responsible for?

7.(On back of scroll #7 that matches the picture of Jesus calming the waters from Primary picture packet 2-28 or http://www.lds.org/images/Manuals/tchg-pix.nfo:o:152.jpg   “[Jesus] lived probably not more than fifteen miles from the Sea of Galilee, where He would likely have learned much about clouds and storms and waves and sand and rocks and boats and ships. It was not much farther to the Mediterranean Sea, and here also He may have become acquainted with larger ships and tides and waves and streams and all the material that He referred to so eloquently in the sermons He gave later.” Do you like the water? Have you sailed on a boat before? Do you like the beach? Jesus probably liked these things as a child.  Taken from  “Jesus Once Was a Little Child,” Friend, Dec 1979, 2 http://www.josephsmith.net/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=8d855fd1b1f9b010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=21bc9fbee98db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD

Conclusion-
“Even as a child, Jesus set an example for us to follow. We can study the gospel, obey our parents, and learn to choose the right. As we do these things, we, too, can grow strong in spirit and in wisdom and in favor with God and man.”  (Taken from http://www.lds.org/friend/1999/03/sharing-time-jesus-christ-shows-us-the-way?lang=eng  ) I hope we will all try to live our lives as Jesus, in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

26 comments:

  1. Love this! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent! I love the measuring tape..so fun! I'm wondering where you put the paragraph/quote..on the scrolls or the pictures? Will you have a child pick a scroll then point to the picture? Thank you for your help!

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  2. Sorry if this is confusing! Feel free to alter my lessons to suit your primary! I printed the passages onto beige construction paper, crumpled them to make them look old and cut the paper to measure the same width size as the toliet paper rolls. Then I just glued the toliet paper rolls to each side of the passage on the paper. I glued string on the back and rolled up the paper around the toliet paper rolls and tied to resemble a scroll. Sorry if this is still confusing!! If I was teaching this lesson, I would have the children pick scroll labeled 1 and 2 and read scroll 1 and find the picture that matched the passage and read scroll 2 and find picture and then take them off the measuring tape. Sorry I had to do 1 and 2 pictures together because I was trying to keep the growth chart consistent with Jesus' possible height. Then I would choose scroll 3 and match the (Mary teaching Jesus) picture and have the child find the scroll 4 and match the picture and so forth. I would go in order to demonstrate Jesus growing and waxing strong. Sorry of there is still confusion!!! You could switch the (baby Jesus picture) and the (Nazareth home picture) on the measuring tape to make the removal of them easier as the scrolls are read.

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  3. Thank you Darcee...you cleared it up! You put so much time into creating your lessons...thank you so much for sharing. I've used many of your ideas! :)

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  4. This is great! Just what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing your amazing talents with the rest of us.

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  5. This is Awesome. Def love to do this with our primary :)

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  6. Thanks for such a great idea. I will be using this one this coming week and think the kids will love it!

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  7. This is a wonderful idea, thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. I am confused as to what you put on the scrolls..? Where do I find that?

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  9. Ok sorry, I fixed it. The text is supposed to be on the scrolls and they match the pictures on the measuring tape. The children pick the scrolls in order, read them and match the pictures that correspond. Sorry for the confusion!!!!!

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  10. Thanks so much! You just made my life easier!

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  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

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  12. Amazing - thank you so very much. I have struggled all week with keeping to what is in the sharing time booklet and you have made it so simple. You have no idea what a blessing this is. Thank you again

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  13. I was struggling with my sharing time because we have so many kids and your idea was a life saver. I used dowels and spools to create my scrolls and included the Hebrew translation, using Google translate, for the scrolls so that the kids could see the difference in our languages. I also had to come up with three more pictures and scrolls because I wanted each class, we have 10 classes in junior primary, to have a chance to participate. Thank you for all your hard work!

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  14. Here is a link to pictures from primary packet. (I included a picture with the text on the scroll and a larger pic was laminated to put with the size chart.)
    https://sites.google.com/site/ldsmeetinghouselibrarypicsot/Home/New-Testament-Pics

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  15. Love this! Great idea can't wait to do it tomorrow! Lucky for me I have a big measuring board with my kids' heights on it so I am just taking that! I am so happy to have found your blog and will be back often!!! Thank you for sharing this, what a great service!!!

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  16. Love the ideas and tape measure idea!!!!

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing this! I love it! I can't imagine how much time it took for you to gather all of this and put it together. I feel guilty that all I have to do is print it off!

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work and wonderful ideas!

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  19. This is so cute! So excited to do it with our huge Primary group!
    Thanks!!

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  20. incredible lesson. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Thank you so much! I use your amazing ideas all the time!

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  22. Thanks Sandi for the link!! You just made my life easier trying to find and site the pictures I use! Thanks everyone for the kind words! It does take a really long time researching the topic, but it is my way of studying the gospel! I like to use lds resources as much as possible in my lessons! Have a great lesson everyone!

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing this! It saved me today. I loved the visuals and props, and the kids did too. Thank you, thank you!

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  24. this is so great. thank you for all your work. made my sharing time so easy!

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  25. Thank you so much for sharing your creative ideas- and all your researching work! This is an awesome Sharing Time!

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