April 2012 Sharing Time: Drawing the Stories of Jesus
Shauna Gibby - March 23, 2012
This sharing time will engage the children in an activity to help them learn about Jesus Christ’s life and teachings.
Preparation: Obtain a number of pictures of events during Jesus’ life. Post these around the Primary room. Gather crayons, markers, and/or pencils and a sheet of paper for each child.
Presentation: Give each child paper and crayons and have them create a picture of an event from Jesus’ life. Point out the pictures of Jesus posted around the room. If needed, have their teachers help explain the posted pictures to the children, as they work. Give the children a set amount of time to work on their picture.
Ask a number of children to show their pictures and briefly tell the story the pictures depict. After each picture, discuss what Jesus did. Ask the children what they can learn from that story and how they can be more like Jesus.
Bear your testimony of Jesus Christ. Sing songs about Jesus Christ, such as:
“When Jesus Christ Was Baptized” (Children’s Songbook, p. 102)
“Jesus Loved the Little Children” (Children’s Songbook, p. 59)
“Jesus Once Was a Little Child” (Children’s Songbook, p. 55)
“He Sent His Son” (Children’s Songbook, p. 34)
© LDS Living, 2012.