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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

November Sharing Time WK 2

Come join in on the fun at the After General Conference Soiree, Sister Ann M. Dibb is up!

I can be a missionary by setting a good example.

Last month when I did the Sharing Time handouts for November, I skipped Week 2, not knowing what I would give as an idea. Let me first share something with you...
I love this blog, it allows me to bring out my creative side, but it also keeps me listening for promptings. I feel this little blog in the big wide world is a calling and when I ask for help, and am willing to listen, the most amazing things are created and this week is an example of such a prompting.
For this week, I have an object lesson for you...

Materials you will need:
2 clear plastic cups
Candy (anything small will do, M&Ms, Skittles, etc)
Cookie Sheet
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Preparation at home:
Using the cookie sheet as a "catcher", on one of the cups on the outside and on the inside, use the glue and put a layer on both. Then take your sand/dirt and put it over the glue on both sides, and do the "shaking" off and out of the cup. (you know those kids creations where they put the glue down and then use glitter than shake it off?- see picture) then let dry.

At Church:
 Pour some candy (for Senior Primary maybe have something "wetter" so that they can really see the dirt on the "treat) into each cup and set them out where the kids to see. On the blackboard have two signs or writeL Good and Bad
Ask them which they would rather eat... the dirty cup or the clean cup?

Explain that our friends, neighbors, teachers, etc watch us each day, some may know that we are members and others may not. And each day we have a choice to make how we will set an example to them. We can keep our lives dirty or clean, just like these cups, we may have something good to share (the candy) but if we are setting a bad example, but we have something good to share, those around may not want to drink out of our dirty cups. But as we keep our lives clean (show the clean cup) we will be setting a good example to those around us without even trying. Ask: What are ways that we can keep our lives clean so that we always set a good example? (Write their ideas on the board - read scriptures, go to church, etc) and discuss a few of them and why they are good. What are some bad things that some may to do to dirty our lives? (Write ideas on the board- swear, bully, etc)
Ask which do you think is better to help others want to follow and be more like Jesus. Let the kids answer. then read this scripture: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Other Resources:

(right click and save for the coloring page)

I love the scripture videos, it quite literally makes all the heroes come to LIFE!!! I use them often in my Primary class by downloading them and  taking in my Nook. The kids love them!
If you would like to and there's time, here's videos from for the scripture characters that the outline suggested. To download each:
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - video 2:14
Daniel and His Friends - video 1:35
Daniel and the Lion's Den - video 1:58 

From the Readers:
Rachel- If anyone is a week behind (we've been having Sacrament Program practice) feel free to use the video file I created. It has three scripture videos, a few correlating questions, and the missionary photos at the end of it.!133&authkey=!AI1lcPiOq66MKCk

 Please take a minute to share a comment, I love reading them! They keep making me want to give FREEBIES! It's always wonderful to know that what you are putting up and writing about is worthwhile and people enjoy them. Questions? Trouble downloading? Email me at

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  1. Thanks for the Silvia Allred quote/pic!

  2. I really love your ideas. The dirty candy is a great object lesson. Also, I would like to bring a flashlight to class to show how we can help our friends in this "dark" world to "see" Jesus. I just need to find a way to get the primary room dark enough.

  3. I love this idea. thanks so much Katie

  4. Thanks for helping a primary teacher here in Brazil. I thank the Heavenly Father every day for people like you.

  5. I love your ideas for Primary! Thanks for taking your time to share them with us!

  6. thank you for taking the time to put your ideas up!
    U r a great example! :)

  7. Thank you! I am teaching sharing time tomorrow and my little 5-yr-old nephew has to give a talk also. The ideas here are great for both of us!

  8. Thanks. The 4 to a page of the quote is perfect!!

  9. love this idea. I'm going to do it with chocolate chips and explain how each chocolate chip can be a part of the gospel we want to share, and then on the way out the door give each kid a chocolate chip to suck on as they go to class.

  10. Thank you for sharing your talents and Ideas. I am excited to try out the object lesson. I think it will be fun! I am a very new Primary president and everything is a bit overwhelming to me. I really appreciate that you spend time and effort and then share it with us. It really helps to ease the stress of a new calling.

  11. Wonderful ideas to share with primary children around the world that enrich the suggestions given in the church materials. For a working mom with 4 children and an inactive husband, it is a blessing to read other ideas to help with my own inspiration when my time is limited. Thank you!

  12. My kids absolutely loved this object lesson today! Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Thanks for the candy idea. I'm tweaking it just a bit--I have several ways that Christ was a good example. For each one I'll have a child say how they can follow that example. Then, have them give an idea of what they should NOT do. Ten that child can put a spoonful of mud into the second cup of m&m's and stir it a little. We'll see how that goes.

  14. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into all of these! I really appreciate it!

  15. If anyone is a week behind (we've been having Sacrament Program practice) feel free to use the video file I created. It has three scripture videos, a few correlating questions, and the missionary photos at the end of it.!133&authkey=!AI1lcPiOq66MKCk

    1. I've added your comment and link up to the blog post, thanks for sharing!