Monday, January 23, 2012

Church Members Choose the Right Sharing time

Sharing Time- Week 4- Church Members today are Blessed for Choosing the Right
World picture is from Primary picture packet 3-58. The board is missing the Denmark flag, sorry!

Source: http://lds.org/liahona/2003/09/sharing-time-do-what-is-right?lang=eng&query=choose+right+languages Use this resource to free hand draw the CTR’s in different langauges on white paper. Cut out and glue onto shield template printed on green paper- http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IBTKv4gi5qA/TLSO0ReJmlI/AAAAAAAAE3s/g5RA77eD6c0/s1600/CTR+Shield+3.jpg
I did recently find these on sugardoodle.net by Ckaz Dean. There are some on there that match the countries in the lesson. http://www.sugardoodle.net/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8453 or these from http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a57/lollychester/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ16
Also print out wordstrips of the translations of “Choose the Right” in Spanish, French, Danish, Italian, English, Japanese,  German, Tongan, Korean, Samoan,  that are found in that Friend article. Put wordstrips on back of a picture of the countries flag. Google image the flags:







Church members all over the world are blessed for choosing the right. We are going to take a journey today to many parts of the world and see how they chose the right. There are many ways children say “Choose the Right” and their CTR rings may look a little different from ours. But they all mean the same thing. Choose what Jesus would do. We are going to have a member come and choose a translation of “Choose the Right” in a language and see on the back what country we are headed. Then we will figure out what their CTR ring shield may look like and read a story about someone from that country that chose the right. Thank you for flying Primary Airways, please remain seated with your reverent arms fastened and away we go!

Stories glued on the back the prepared translated CTR shields in their countries’ respective languages. Sorry, I couldn’t find the shields clipart images on google.

Korean- http://www.latterdayrings.com/product_images/g/353/l03912__63246_zoom.jpg
Spanish- HLJ,
 Italian- SIG,
Danish-VDR
France- CLB
German-WdR
Tongan-FKT
Japanese- http://www.myldsmissionary.com/images/products/large_289_chinese-japanese-ctr-ring.jpg


Tonga- from Tonga:True to the Faith by Janet Thomas, New Era July 2002
picture of Tongan girl- pg 28
http://lds.org/churchmagazines/2002/Jul2002NewEra.pdf

“The other area of temptation that is not much of a problem in Tonga is keeping the Sabbath day holy. In Tonga, it is written into the country’s constitution that businesses must close on Sunday. What does everyone do on Sunday? Lesila ‘Alatini of the Ha‘ateiho First Ward says, “We go to church. We eat and walk around. It’s nice just to relax.” So the people of Tonga choose the right by keeping the Sabbath day Holy.

Denmark- from Friend July 2010 "Pioneer Parasols"-  picture of girls
http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2010_07_00___09267_000_000.pdf
(paraphrased) A story about a 3 year old Sarah and a 5 year old Christina whose family had joined the church a long time ago in Denmark. They were getting ready to go on a ship and travel to America to join the Saints in Salt Lake. They looked at their bedroom and all that they would have to leave behind.  They couldn’t bring much, but decided to bring their parasols but left their dolls, books, everything. The voyage was long, but they made it and then had to get on a wagon and travel the rest of the way. There were many hardships, they lost their baby brother and he died on the way. They finally made it to Salt Lake and they carried their parasols to church with them to keep the sun off their faces. But soon money got tight and they didn’t have food. The girls traded their loved parasols for flour because their family needed food. The girls were grateful that their parasols helped their family. We can choose the right by giving things up to someone that needs them more.

France- From Friend October 2011 “How I Gained my testimony” An interview with Gerald Causse of the Seventy
could use picture pg 3 of  http://lds.org/churchmagazines/2003/Feb2003Friend.pdf

“When I was 11, my Primary teacher in France gave me a Book of Mormon. We put a date on each page as a reading calendar. I started reading one page each day. But quickly I got so excited about my readings that I was ahead of schedule most of the time. Sometimes I read in the car when going to or from church or on vacation. I finished reading the Book of Mormon much sooner than was expected.

I felt like an expert on the battles between the Nephites and the Lamanites. My heroes were Mormon, Captain Moroni, Ammon, and the 2,000 stripling soldiers. I made drawings about the battles. I gained a testimony that the Book of Mormon is not just a story—it is a real history. The Holy Ghost testified to me that the Book of Mormon was written by prophets under the inspiration of God. That’s how I gained a testimony of Jesus Christ, the restored Church, and Joseph Smith. It all started with the Book of Mormon. I am grateful for my Primary teacher.” We can choose the right by giving someone a Book of Mormon like the teacher did in the story.

Germany- From “Friend to Friend,” Friend, June 1998, 6–7. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“ When I was little, I lived in Zwickau, Germany. My grandmother had a friend with white, flowing hair. Her name was Sister Ewig and she invited my grandmother to church. When our family went there, we saw many children. All of us were very impressed by the music, especially the singing. One song, “Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam” really impressed me. I felt close to Jesus when I sang it. I knew that He wanted me to be a sunbeam for Him. I still love that song- and the testimony that it gave me of the Savior. My whole family- except me, because I was six years old- were baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was eight, I was baptized in a public swimming pool by my father. I challenge you children to follow the words of the prophets. ...When you do, you will find the answers to your questions, whether you are 6, 9, 11, 19, or, like me, 69 years old!”

Italy- From Friend Apr. 2008 “Standing Tall- Judy and Christopher Sereni of Calci, Italy”
picture of Judy and Christopher-
http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2008_04_00___02264_000_000.pdf    page 29
Judy and Christopher Sereni live just outside of Pisa, Italy.

"In this part of Italy, there is a tower that leans. (show picture of Leaning tower of Pisa) People used to think that the 12th-century architect meant for the bell tower to lean, but scientists have discovered that it was designed to stand straight up. The ground underneath the Leaning Tower of Pisa moves unpredictably, and water collects beneath the foundation, rising and falling depending on the season. For 200 years builders tried to stop the tower’s tilt, but one fact made it impossible: the tower’s foundation shifted with the movement of the unstable ground. Today scientists are working to make the Leaning Tower more stable. They say it will be good for another 300 years or so." Do we stand tall in what we believe in and are we firm on choosing the right? We can’t let our testimonies lean and fall. We must have strong foundations that will hold for eternity.

Japan-From Friend July 1992, “Sharing time- Showing Love, Honor, and Respect for Parents”

“Chieko Nishimura Okazaki has good parents. She had grandparents that were from Japan and were hard workers. They were Buddists, Buddhism being the main religion in Japan. They didn’t know Jesus Christ. But they knew goodness. They taught her to be kigatsuku(key-got-sue-koo) That means being good without being asked. Her mother as sweeping the floor  would say to her, “Cheiko, what would a kigatsku (key-got-sue-koo) girl do now? She would think for a minute and get a dustpan and hold it for her.” So can we be (key-got-sue-koo) too and choose the right without being asked to do it!

Samoa-From Friend July 2006 “Come Listen to a Prophet’s Voice: Frame your Life with Faith” by President Thomas S. Monson
picture of hand shake- pg 3 of
http://lds.org/churchmagazines/7-2006-Friend/Jul2006Friend.pdf
“Many years ago, on my first visit to the village of Sauniatu in Samoa, my wife and I met with a large gathering of small children—nearly 200 in number. At the conclusion of our messages to these shy yet beautiful youngsters, I suggested to the native Samoan teacher that we go forward with the closing exercises. As he announced the final hymn, I suddenly felt compelled to greet personally each of these children. My watch revealed that the time was too short for such a privilege, for we were scheduled on a flight out of the country, so I discounted the impression. Before the benediction was to be spoken, I again felt that I should shake the hand of each child.” Later the instructor told him that he had previously that if they prayed earnestly that the Apostle(he wasn’t yet the Prophet) would feel impressed to greet each child and shake each of their hands. So we can choose the right and listen to the Holy Ghost and act upon a feeling like President Monson did.

Mexico- From Friend, May 1999, “Friend to Friend- An interview with Jerald L. Taylor of the Seventy by Janet Peterson”

“I was born and raised in Colonia Dubl├ín, one of the Latter-day Saint pioneer colonies in northern Mexico.”…  “I remember one time when I was about eight years old and we were in a drought situation—it had been a long time since it had rained, and we needed it desperately. Our ward had a special fast, and by the time we left our sacrament meeting, the clouds had gathered and it started to rain. We relied on the Lord because of our need. Sometimes our family fasted for the blessing of rain, and it rained. It was a matter of knowing that if we did our part, the Lord would bless us. That built great faith in me as a young boy.” We may not have farms, but we can choose the right by praying for the things our family needs.

Korea- from Friend April 1997, “Kim Ho Jik- Korean Pioneer” by Rebecca Taylor

“Kim Ho Jik was the first Korean to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was born April 16, 1905. He joined the Presbyterian Church in 1925 and was very active, but something still seemed to be missing from his life.”… He went to America to go to college. “There he met Oliver Wayman, a fellow student and a Church member. Ho Jik was impressed by Brother Wayman’s clean lifestyle—he didn’t smoke, drink, or do other bad things. When Oliver gave him a copy of The Articles of Faith by James E. Talmage, Ho Jik read it within a week and eagerly asked for more information. Soon he had finished the Book of Mormon, too, and believed it to be the word of God. He started attending Church meetings with Oliver.” Eventually Ho Jik joined the church.  “Kim Ho Jik helped the church become established in South Korea, housed missionaries, translated the Articles of Faith in Korean,  the sacrament prayers, hymns, and other Church materials into Korean. His example led many to investigate the Church.” We can choose the right like the Brother Wayman that was a good example to Kim Ho Jik and help others join the church.

English- Share personal experience of choosing the right from family records
I hope you have enjoyed our trip learning about others around the world that chose the right. I hope we will choose the right and I promise that blessings will come from doing so. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.




Monday, January 16, 2012

Prophet Has Many Duties Sharing Time

Sharing time- Prophet duties- Credit to Mendy Stucki with eprimary.dk

This was NOT my idea, but a good hidden one!


Materials needed:

  1. Cans of soup or food.(20)
  2. Tape
  3. A back pack and sack or pillowcase labeled “The prophet has many duties”
  4. Picture of the prophet 
  5. Pictures of the Apostles and First Presidency
  6. Copies of scriptures
  7. Another backpack labeled “I “Can” help the prophet”
Natalie posted these labels onto sugardoodle that go with the lesson. Thanks so much Natalie!!!!
http://c586449.r49.cf2.rackcdn.com/Can%20Labels%20for%20Thomas%20S%20Monson%20Duties%20Lesson.pdf


We learned last week that the President or prophet of the Church is foreordained or called by God. This is our prophet President Thomas S. Monson. (show picture)

 The president of the Church has many responsibilities. We are going to find out today what the prophet President Monson actually does and how much he does for us and the church. I have a bag that I am going to use to help show us how difficult it is to be the prophet of our church. We are going to one can to represent each responsibility of President Monson. Have children help put the cans into the bag as you discuss what is written on each. We will try to get through as many responsibilities as we can.(Then have a child put the can into the backpack labeled “The prophet has many duties”

Labels for the cans (I attached a picture of President Monson on each can label.)


1.      He speaks Gods will on Church Organization, Church Doctrine and contemporary world matters. (how the church is run, the things that are taught to us in sacrament meeting, Sunday school)



    2. Holds all the" keys to the kingdom". Including Priesthood and sealing keys. Head of the Melchedidik priesthood

    3. All Temples and Temple building is under his direction.

    ·  Temples help accomplish one of the missions of the church which is to redeem the dead.

    4. He has responsibility for the welfare of the church.

    ·  Receives progress and problem reports (how church is doing throughout the world, missionaries are doing)
     

    Preserves order in the church. Everything is running the way the Lord wants.

    5. He is trustee-in-trust for the Corporation of the President. Leader of all financial affairs of church

    ·  A. Holds title to all properties of the church.

    6. He acts as Chairman of the Church Board of Education. BYU, seminary, institute

    7. He is responsible for the preparation and procedure of General Conference.

    8. The president Often addresses the public.

    ·  A. He attends funerals, firesides stake meetings, women‘s meetings, priesthood meetings.
     

    He speaks in General conference, and many, many other meetings...



    9. He dedicates temples and other church buildings.

    10. He ordains or calls and sets apart various Church officers.

    11. He teaches and preaches the gospel to all the world

    ·  A. Travels to many different countries to strengthen the gospel stakes.
     

    B. Greets the notables(kings, presidents) of the world that come to SLC.

    12. He writes quarterly articles for the Ensign

    ·  A. Everything that the prophet says is considered scripture and we should follow it!
     

    B. All talks have to be written out so that they can be translated and sent to the world.

    13. Meets once a week in the Temple with the apostles.

    14. Is responsible for Missionary callings. And the missionary movement. Has to approve each mission call.

    15. He fulfills the needs and welfare of those countries in crisis.

    ·  A. Example: He went to Honduras to see how he could help. Organized and Sent tons of food and supplies to help the needy.

    16. He is the President of the High priesthood.

    17. He is an architect. He Designs and oversees.

    ·  Example: Building of the new conference center...one only has to look at this building to know it was inspired of God.

    18. He is an eternal husband , a father and grandfather

    19. His life exemplifies Christ.

    ·  A. He is a true disciple of Christ. His life reflects commitment, courage, moral excellence, knowledge, patience, humility, temperance, kindness, long-suffering, charity, love, faith and hope, and godliness.

    20. He testifies of Christ to all

    Show a Picture of The First Presidency

    (Child is hopefully struggling to hold up the weighted backpack) It is hard to hold up, huh?! The President of the Church has two counselors(Show picture of President Eyring and Pres. Uchtdorf) that help to "Bear him UP". Have two children come up and help bear up the " President".They are also prophets and give us direction for our lives too. He also has 12 apostles(have pictures on board and name/quiz a few) that he can delegate some responsibilities to. They also are prophets tell us things we need to be doing to better our lives(invite 12 more children to help hold the backpack up) And they in turn delegate responsibilities to other Priesthood leaders. (could invite more) Such as stake presidents, Bishops and Patriarchs and teachers. The Savior also helps the President of the Church and gives him strength! He is the cornerstone of our Church! He presides at the head! We too can also help the prophet President Monson with some of his duties.

     How "Can" we help the President of the Church?

     (Take another  backpack with ten cans inside it) How we can help the prophet?  How can each of you help shoulder some of the responsibility of the Prophet? (By saying I can!!)


    As the children say things to help the Prophet take a can out of the backpack!

    1. I can choose the right.
    2. I can sustain the prophet and listen to his teachings.
    3. I can pray for the prophet.
    4. I can be an example and missionary to my friends.
    5. I can help my Mom and Dad to magnify their callings.
    6. I can encourage my Mom and Dad to go to the temple.
    7. I can pay a full Tithing.
    8. I can attend church. And fulfill my priesthood responsibilities.
    9. I can live worthy to get married in the temple.
    10. I can get baptized and prepare to go on a mission.
    When we are doing what is right...It will help President Monson. I hope we will help, in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Plan of Salvation Sharing time

    Plan of Salvation Sharing time

    Heavenly Father's plan is a plan of happiness
    January 2013 week 3 theme


     Resources: The game piece footprints and questions were printed on colored paper. The game markers footprints were cut to show each foot on a path. http://leemeiee.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/footprints-feet.jpg

    The stages of the Plan of Salvation that were used as “question rest stops” came from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King. (could use this Friend resource as the game “question rest stops” instead of the Primary Partners by Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon plan of salvation clipart) http://lds.org/friend/print/2008/01/my-life-is-a-gift-my-life-has-a-plan?lang=eng&clang=eng or http://lds.about.com/library/bl/primary/planofsalvation.pdf
    My Life has a Plan clipart(girl with chalkboard) is from Friend, March 2008



    From March 1994 Friend, “The Plan of Salvation Offers Me Peace” by Judy Edwards

    Where did you come from? Why are you here on earth? Where will you go when your life on earth is over? Heavenly Father answered these questions when He gave us the plan of salvation—His plan for His children:”

    We are going to play a game that helps us review this great plan of happiness that Heavenly Father has given us to help us get back to Him. We will start in Premortal life and travel the path to the different stages of the Plan of Salvation. Each time we get to a stage we will see if you can answer some questions. We get them right, we keep moving through the plan.



    PREMORTAL LIFE( BLUE Questions) clipart used from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King. Premortal picture- mine was from p. 14 of ,    http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2010_01_00___09261_000_000.pdf  could use this one http://www.moroni10.com/Mormon/Bible_References/Council_in_Heaven.jpg



    Listen to the explanation so that you can answer the questions easier-


    A long time ago, before we were born we lived with our Heavenly Father as spirits. This is called our premortal life. We were able to come to earth because we all chose Heavenly father’s plan. This plan allowed us to make our own choices and included a Savior to allow us to repent for our mistakes. Lucifer or Satan had another plan that didn’t allow us to make our own choices. Those(1/3) that followed Satan’s plan were cast out and didn’t get to come to earth.


    Questions for Premortal life in a labeled bag
    **Did we have a body of flesh and bones here?

    **What was Heavenly Father’s plan?

    **Whose plan did we chose to follow?

    **What was Satan’s plan? How many followed his plan?


    BIRTH (GREEN questions) clipart for birth came from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King. Baby picture from Parents magazine, July, 2008


    (Read as the marker is placed on “birth”)

    So all of experienced birth because we chose Heavenly father’s plan. We had a spirit in the premortal life but needed a body. Birth allowed us to receive that body. A veil was put over our eyes so we couldn’t remember our premortal life.


    Questions for “Birth” question rest stop in a labeled bag

    **Why did we need to be born?
    **Why don’t we remember our premortal life?
    **Why were we able to experience birth?


    EARTH(ORANGE questions) clipart for earth-Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King.  from pictures that could be used- marriage picture http://www.ldsclipart.com/clipart?psmash-gallery=11 earth life picture from p. 15 of http://lds.org/churchmagazines/FR_2010_02_00___09262_000_000.pdf





    (Read as the marker is placed on “Earth”)

    So we were placed on this beautiful place called earth. Jesus Christ under the direction of Heavenly father created the Earth and all things on it. We were sent on earth to not only receive a body, but be tested too. We obey the prophet and serve missions, get married in temple, etc. as part of the plan.

    Questions for “Earth” question rest stop in a labeled bag

    **Who were the first two people on earth?

    **Name something Jesus created under the direction of Heavenly Father?


    **What is one of our goals here on earth?


    DEATH (PINK questions) clipart for death is from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King. Death picture from April 1998 New Era, “Please Sing Again, Papa” by Charles Davis or could use April 2003 Friend "Just For Now" p.5 http://res.ldschurch.ch/magazines/thefriend/en/2003/thefriend_2003-04.pdf



    (Read as marker lands on “death”)

    Eventually we die and our spirit separates from our body.

    Questions for “Death question rest stop”


    **How did Christ die?

    **Where did Christ die?

    **What separates when we die?


    SPIRIT WORLD(RED questions) clip art for question rest stop from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King


    (Read as land on “Spirit World” question rest stop)

    Our spirit body enters the spirit world. Even though our physical body is lifeless, our spirit lives on. There are two parts in the spirit world, paradise and spirit prison. Those that accepted the gospel and followed the commandments go to paradise and be able to have peace and continue learning and teaching others. Those that didn’t have the chance to hear the gospel or didn’t keep the commandments go to spirit prison. Those that accept the gospel after they are taught will live with the righteous in paradise. Those that have not repented of their sins will have to pay for their sins as Jesus paid for ours. Spirit Prison will not be a fun place for the wicked.
    Questions for “Spirit World” question rest stop


    **Name the two parts of the Spirit World?
    **Where do those that didn’t hear the gospel on earth go?

    **Do we have bodies in the spirit world?


    RESURRECTION clipart for “resurrection” question stop from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King or:

     http://lds.org/friend/print/2008/01/my-life-is-a-gift-my-life-has-a-plan?lang=eng&clang=eng


    Second coming picture from Friend, Dec. 1999, 35 could use http://ldsblogs.com/media/blogs/jesuschrist/SecondComingOfChrist.jpg

    (Read as you put marker on “resurrection” question rest stop)

    Because Jesus was resurrected, all that have lived or will live on the earth will be resurrected. He died that we may live again. Every spirit will be reunited with its mortal body. Our bodies will be perfect and will not be able to die, get sick, feel pain or age. Even animals will be resurrected to their perfect form. Satan will not be resurrected because he never received a body of flesh and bones.
    Questions for Resurrection question rest stop-

    **Who will be resurrected?
    **What happens to our spirit at the resurrection?

    **Who made it possible for us to be resurrected?

    **What will our bodies be like when we are resurrected?


    FINAL JUDGMENT clipart for “final judgment”question rest stop from
    Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King
    We will have a final judgment to determine which heaven we will get to live in. The righteous and the wicked will be judged. We will be judged on the things we did on earth. Whether or not we kept the commandments, how we treated others, how well we followed the gospel.

    Questions for “Final judgment” in labeled bag

    **Who might be someone that judges us?
    **Only the righteous will be judged? True or false?

    **Name something you might be asked at final judgement?

    **Why do we need to be judged?


    Now depending on our works on earth, it will determine which path we get to take next and which kingdom of heaven we get to live in. There are three, but one is the best.(Move children marker to Celestial kingdom.)

    CELESTIAL KINGDOM(pictures used- Celestial kingdom, terrestrial and telestial kingdom clipart from Primary Partners- Sharing time Treasures “I am a Child of God” lesson 3, 2007 by Mary H. Ross and Jennette Guymon-King. Could use this friend resource if you don’t have access to her great resource- http://lds.org/friend/print/2008/01/my-life-is-a-gift-my-life-has-a-plan?lang=eng&clang=eng

    (Read after placing marker on celestial kingdom)

    The Celestial Kingdom is the highest degree of heaven. Everyone has the opportunity to attain this heaven whether in this life or in the spirit world. Qualifications for this heaven are: Follow Christ, Keep Commandments, Repent of Sins, Baptism and received Holy Ghost, Make Temple Covenants. The celestial kingdom is the eternal home of Heavenly Father and Jesus. The Celestial kingdom will have the brightness of the sun. The lesser degrees of heaven are called the Terrestial and Telestial kingdom.


    Questions for Celestial kingdom question final stop-

    **The celestial kingdom has the brightness of the moon. True or false?

    **Which kingdom will Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live?
    **The Telestial kingdom is the highest heaven?

    **What are three qualifications for the celestial kingdom?

    (Not all the questions need to be read, but just had some so that the kids felt like they were choosing a question. Also, the question “feet” colors match the footprint colors on the gameboard path, just so it was easier for me to get the correct questions back in the bag to get ready to repeat for Senior sharing time. The colors don't have to be the same ones.)

    I hope we will all follow Heavenly Father's plan back to live with Him again. In the name of Jesus Christ amen.




    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Creation Sharing time

    Creation Sharing time/combined Singing time
    January 2012 Week 4- Jesus Christ created the earth as a place where I can learn to choose the right

                           "Heavenly Father had a plan for us. He sent us out on our own to make decisions, try to choose the right, and return to Him.  In order for this plan to work, he needed somewhere to send us. He directed Jesus to create somewhere for us" taken from Cathrine at http://www.eprimary.dk/2003/2003_07_a/1eng%20st%20I%20know%20Gods%20plan.htm  Sorry, I had this saved on my computer for many years and thought I wrote the opening. Many apologies:)

    Who can remember what He created? (point to the large earth on the board) blown up from google image http://www.clker.com/cliparts/5/9/c/2/1194984395619889880earth_globe_dan_gerhrads_01.svg.med.png

     We are going to review a little about the 7 days or periods of creation and your class will help us learn. Each class is going to get a few lines about a certain creation day. Read it with your class and decide which picture that is hanging around the room that it matches the paper and discuss. You may look up the scriptures that are on the picture for further discussion. Then each class will show their picture and a teacher will assist in reading their paper to the primary.


    Creation parts for each class(one many have to have 2 days, or Presidency take a day)-

    On the first day Jesus divided the light from the darkness, calling them day and night. Picture of half a sheet on paper be yellow and the other diagonal side black. With day and night written on it. Along with a number one with Genesis 1:3-5 scripture on it. I used a Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon-King creation sharing time(lesson 6 in Primary Partners Sharing time Treasures, “I Am a Child Of God”, 2007 for the numbers and clipart)

    On the second day Jesus divided the waters so some was on earth and some was in the heavens. (along with picture of rain. Could use a google image such as http://caro.officialpsds.com/images/thumbs/SEATS-rain-drops-psd47102.png (along with a number 2 with scripture Genesis 1: 6-8 on it. I used a Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon-King creation sharing time for the numbers)

    On the third day Jesus made dry land and divided the water and the dry land, forming seas, rivers, and lakes. He made the grass and the trees and the plants grow.(matches picture 1:22 from Primary 1 pictures, along with the small flower clipart. Along with a number 3 with the scripture Gensis 1:9-13 on it. I used the Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon-King creation sharing time for the numbers)

    On the fourth day Jesus made the sun to light the day, and the moon and stars to light the night. Could use a google image of moon and stars(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0kwnwJ9hk64/TvQPPXrvbPI/AAAAAAAAAxY/jIYddvtvvgI/s1600/StarsMoon.jpg Along with a number 4 with the scripture Genesis 1:14-19 on it. I used the Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon-King creation sharing time for the numbers)

    On the fifth day Jesus created fish and put them in the waters. He also created birds. (Matches picture Primary 1 packet-1:25 fish with Primary 1 bird clipart, with a number 5 with Genesis 1:20-23 on it. I used the Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon-King creation sharing time for the numbers)

    On the sixth day Jesus created animals, insects and other creeping things. Then Heavenly Father and Jesus created the greatest creation of all mankind.(Genesis 1:26-30) The first man and woman were Adam and Eve, who became our earthly parents. Our spirits would be given bodies of flesh and bones so we could live on earth. We were created in God’s image. (matches picture of Adam and Eve- Gospel art pic 101, number 6 with Genesis 1:24-30(I used the Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon-King creation sharing time for the numbers)

    On the seventh day Jesus rested for a time. Day seven is our Sabbath day, a day of rest. (matches a calendar with Sunday highlighted and a number 7, and with scripture Genesis 2:1-3 on it)


    (Taken from the 2012 Sharing time Outline, p. 3) Look at these crayons, what do you notice? (They are all the same color) Coloring a picture is more fun with different colors right? Our world would be kinda boring if everything was the same. Isn’t it great that Heavenly Father and Jesus created so many wonderful things on this earth. They are all different with lots of colors and very beautiful.  "When someone gives you a wonderful gift, you want to take care of it and treat it with respect. We need to treat all of these gifts that Heavenly Father and Jesus created for us with respect and remember to be thankful." Also taken from Catherine at http://www.eprimary.dk/2003/2003_07_a/1eng%20st%20I%20know%20Gods%20plan.htm. Again, sorry for the late credit.

    We are now going to discover ways that we can be thankful for the creations that we just talked about. I have this world(toy from Pier 1 imports) and it has creations inside.(Creation clipart taken from Primary 1 picture packet and Mary Ross and Jennette Guymon King’s Primary Partners Sharing time treasures “I am a Child of God”, 2007) (Could use a bag with a world on it in place of the garage sale world find!)We are going to pick a reverent child to come and choose a creation to hide on the back of someone’s chair.(all the cliparts have magnets on them(business card magnets cut into squares) and will magnetically stick to the back of a child’s chair.) We will send one member outside for a minute while it gets hidden. Then our music leader is going to help us sing to help the person find the creation that we are thankful for and how we can respect that creation. You will need to sit straight in your chair and block the creation so that the finder has a really hard time figuring out which special creation(that’s you) it is hiding behind. If we sing loud, it will tell you that you are very close to the creation. If we sing soft, you may want to check another area because we are far away. So please pay attention and sing correctly to help the person. (songs could be "As a Child of God", "My Heavenly Father Loves Me", "The World is So Big") Then we will discover a way we are thankful for that creation and put it around the big world. Let’s see how wondrous our world is and find as many creations as possible.

    items in globe or bag to hide-
    Tree- Why are we thankful for trees? How can we respect trees?(We can not pick other's fruit, not throw things at nests, not overuse paper, recycle)
    Day- Why are we thankful for day? (It would be dark all the time.) How can we choose the right during the day? (use time wisely when it is light outside,)
    Night- Why are we thankful for night?(would be hard to sleep if it was light all the time. Alaska experience) How can we choose the right in the night?(get ready for bed on time, read our scriptures, say prayers, etc.)
    Flowers- Why are we thankful for flowers? (beautiful, attract bees to get honey, make our nose happy, get perfume from them) How can we respect flowers? (by not picking someone else's flowers, watering them,)
    Water- Why are we thankful for water?(to drink, to swim, people travel across the water, Jaradite barges, Nephi's boat examples, etc) How can we take care of the water? (not throwing garbage in it, not using more than we need,)
    Insects- Why are we thankful for insects? (they eat other bugs and keep things balanced,) How can we choose the right with insects?(not put a magniflying glass up to ants, leave them be)
    Sabbath Day Calendar- One way can we choose the right on the Sabbath day?
    Sun- Why are we thankful for the sun?(to keep us warm, light up the day,)
    Rest-Why is it important to rest on Sunday and not do work?
    Stars- Why are you thankful for stars? (they light the night, can count them, see constellations, know what time it is)
    Mountains- How can we respect the mountains? (We can not throw garbage on a hike, not take rocks or plants with us on a hike. We can choose the right by not hiking alone ever
    Rain- Why are we thankful for rain? (We need water for our lakes so that we can use it everyday. Drought lately experience. How can we choose the right in the rain?(If it is raining hard, we should get indoors, follow lightning safety, wear raingear)
    Animals- Why are we thankful for animals(to have pets, eat them,wear clothes) How can we respect animals?(Don't be mean to them, feed them, don't feed them in a zoo, etc.)
    I hope you will be thankful for all the things in this world that Heavenly Father and Jesus have given us and take care of it. Also continue to choose the right while living in this wondrous world. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.