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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LDS Primary Sharing Time April 2014 Easter Sunday & Week 3: Children have the responsibility to obey their parents.

Since, we have General Conference this Sunday, I am going to take the opportunity to get ahead with my Primary Sharing Time Outline posts.  I will now be trying to post the sharing time outlines two Tuesday's before the Sunday they will be used.  April is kind of a different month, since we will only have 3 Sundays, in which sharing time will be used.  I have decided to combine Week 1 and Week 2 sharing time topics this month. Here is the plan that our primary will be following for the month: April 13, 2014- Week 1 & Week 2, April 20, 2014- Week 3 & Easter, April 27, 2014-Week 4. 

Preparation:
Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.

Identify the doctrine:  Children have the responsibility to obey their parents. Easter (Jesus Obedience to His Father) Prepare to sign the song, "Quickly I'll Obey", Children's Song book pg. 197.  Print the word poster, "Children have the responsibility to obey their parents." 

Help the Children Understand the Doctrine: Before hand prepare the eggs for the egg hunt (see printables below).  Egg preparation: Cut eggs out, cut scripture cards out.  Tape or Glue the coordinating scripture card onto the back of the egg.  Place them around the room.  Plan on discussing how Jesus was the perfect example to us by showing obedience to his father. 

Help them apply the doctrine in their lives: Prepare to discuss with them that each member of a family has a responsibility and that the children's responsibility is to obey their parents. Plan on asking children what are some things that they can do to be obedient. 



Free Printables: (Printing Tip: Click on image to open and then save image to your computer.  You can then print the image from your computer.)






Sharing Time Instruction:
Begin sharing time by singing, "Quickly I'll Obey", Children's Song book pg. 197.  Go over the words with the kids first and then sing the song.  Ask the children it says, their responsibility is in the song?  Answer: To Quickly Obey!  Put the word poster on the board, "Children have the responsibility to obey their parents."  Have the children repeat it with you. Ask a child to read, Colossians 3:20 "Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord."

Explain that as part of a family we each have responsibilities.  Explain that we learned in the prior week that parent's responsibilities are to be good examples and teach their children the gospel. To raise their children in love and righteousness.  As part of a family children also have responsibilities.  One of these responsibilities is to obey their parents. Explain that when we obey our parents then we are helping our parents fulfill their responsibilities. When everyone does their job, then everyone is happy!

Explain that Jesus was a great example to us of being obedient. Explain that he obeyed his father, in all things. Explain that the atonement showed us his strict obedience to his Heavenly Father's plan.

Explain that since it is Easter Sunday we are going to go on an egg hunt. Explain that you have placed paper eggs around the room, you will invite a child to go and find a particular egg, but you will only choose those who are sitting reverently. Explain that on these eggs is the story of the atonement and resurrection.  Ask a child to go and find the egg that says #1. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg.  Discuss that Jesus showed obedience to his father as he said, "...nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." (Matt 36:49) Ask a child what is one way they can show obedience to their parents. Make sure you thank each child as they participate. Explain that when we partake of the sacrament it reminds us of the atoning sacrifice that Jesus made for each one of us.  Have someone find the egg that says #2. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Explain that when Judas did this it fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-14, that Jesus would be sold for 30 pieces of silver. Have someone find the egg that says #3. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Have someone find the egg that says #4. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Explain that the soap, signifies Pilate washing his hands of Jesus' death. Have someone find the egg that says #5. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Explain that they did all of these things to mock him. Have someone find the egg that says #6. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Explain that they crucified Jesus, meaning they nailed him to the cross. You may want to bring a nail to show them. Have them imaging what it might feel like to have a nail, nailed through their hands, wrists and feet. Have someone find the egg that says #7. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Have someone find the egg that says #8. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Have someone find the egg that says #9. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Explain that the rich man Joseph must have had so much love for Jesus, to care for his body and place it in his own tomb. Have someone find the egg that says #10. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Have someone find the egg that says #11. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Have someone find the egg that says #12. Have the child show everyone what is on the other side of the egg, read what it says on the egg. Show a picture of the resurrected Christ: here is a great picture. You may want to also have a plastic egg and open it showing that their is nothing inside the egg, just as the tomb was empty after Christ's resurrection. 

Bear your testimony about Christ's atonement and resurrection, his example of obedience to his father and how important it is to fulfill the responsibility of obeying their parents.

Click this link for past Sharing Time post: LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas 

***Basic ideas for this sharing time came from the 2014 Sharing Time Outline, you can find a link here: 2014 Sharing Time Outline.

25 comments:

  1. Thanks Merrilyn for your comment!!

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  2. I'm very excited about the Easter lesson but I can't get it to print correctly. The print outs are not lined up right on the page. Will you check it? Thanks!

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  3. Jenny- I just printed them off and they printed okay for me. Just a reminder to click on the image, save it to your computer, then print from your computer. Each sheet is an 8 1/2 by 11 size. The sheet that has the scriptures on them, you will need to print out, cut them out and paste them onto the back of the eggs. Let me know if you have any further problems, sorry for the frustrations :)

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  4. what a great lesson. Nicely done!!!

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  5. Chellekay- thanks for your nice comment!

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  6. Amazing, thank you so much for sharing!!

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  7. Zsuz- Thanks so much for leaving a comment! I seriously get so excited to read them.

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  8. Thank you so much for posting these! I have been looking for sharing time help for a few weeks! It was a huge relief to find your blog! Thanks for the awesome resource! I am going to share it with my teachers too!

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  9. What a great resource! Thanks for providing it to us. :)

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  10. Just what I was looking for! Thanks for sharing:)

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  11. Brilliant! Thank you for sharing. Life the content, outline & printouts! Soooo helpful!!

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  12. Thank you so much for your comments and support of this blog. It means so much!

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  13. Thanks a ton!!!! This is the perfect lesson to bring in the reason for Easter and to incorporate the regular outline for sharing time. Your pictures are so cute and I am so grateful that you are willing to share your creativity along with all your hard work. Thanks again for all of your help!!!!!

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  14. Andrea- I am so glad that you will be able to use some of the ideas for your sharing time. Thanks for your nice words!

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  16. Thank you for this lesson! I love that you incorporated Easter into the lesson so we can do both!

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  17. Im am so grate for always have great suport for all lideres in all world . Thank you for the lession is amazing.

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  18. Thank you for sharing this! I loved how you carried this weeks lesson right into an Easter lesson. It was exactly what I was looking for!! Thank you!

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  19. It's wonderful people like you that make our callings easier! I'm not a creative president by any means, and I so appreciate those of you who take time to do sharing times and are so willing to share.THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

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  20. Thank you so much for this idea. It was a huge help for me!!

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  21. This is a wonderful presentation of the lesson! I was planning on focusing on Christ's obedience to His Father, as well. I love the engaging way that you have put this all together. Thank you!

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  22. Yup, that's me, a Primary President printing this off at 2:30am on Saturday night! Thanks so much for putting this together. I was going back and forth on how to teach this week, and this is the perfect combination of the outline & Easter. Thanks for the printables, the kids will love them and it really helped me out this week.

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  23. Thanks so much.. I found this last Sunday .. and it was perfect..I had wanted to incorporate the theme and Easter.. and this was great! Thanks for all your hard work.. I have used your great ideas in the past, but have never commented!!! Happy Easter!

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  24. Wow, thank you guys so much for all of your amazing comments! It means so much :) Hope all of your sharing times were wonderful! Happy Easter!

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