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November 2010 Sharing Time: Blessings in the Scriptures

Preparation

Prepare ten slips of paper with one of the following acts of service on them. Raking leaves, setting the table, reading a story to a younger child, giving a gift to someone, taking dinner to someone sad or in need, cleaning up litter, visiting an elderly or lonely person, donating money to a charity, giving unneeded clothes or toys to Deseret Industries, sharing a treat with a friend.

Obtain a large pad of paper and markers, or chalkboard and chalk.

Presentation

Explain to the children that Jesus often helped others. Tell them you are going to play a game to help them think of some ways they can also help others.

Have a child come up and select a slip of paper. Let the child choose to act out (charades style) or draw (on the pad or chalkboard) clues so the rest of the Primary children can guess which act of service they have selected.

After the children guess the service, briefly review how the children could perform this service. Occasionally, sing a song that will help reinforce the message, such as: “Give, Said the Little Stream,” Children’s Songbook, 236; “I’m Trying to Be like Jesus,” CS 78; “A Happy Helper,” CS, 197; “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam,” CS, 60; and “When We’re Helping,” CS 198.

Testify that Heavenly Father loves us very much. He has provided many blessings for us and we should share our blessings with others.

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