September 2013 Week 2 Sharing Time: Prophets and Apostles Show us How to Serve.
For this weeks sharing time, the children's song, "Follow the Prophet" came to my mind. I thought that using the song would be a wonderful way to teach the subject. Here is an outline using the song (If you click on the prophet's name I have made links to their pictures. If you click on the scripture it will take you to that scripture):
Gather pictures of:
President Monson: Sept 1994 Ensign pg 12-17 (Read what his friend John Burt said of Pres. Monson and providing service to the widows.)
(Sing the last verse for both President Monson and Joseph Smith)
Here is a Link to "Follow the Prophet".
On the back of the picture put a blank piece of paper. Different colors of paper would be fun.
Place on the board "Prophets and Apostles Show us How to Serve" you can use the free printable or write it with chalk.
Place each picture on the board so the side with the picture can't be seen. Choose one of the primary children to come and pick a picture off the board. See if any of the children know who the prophet is in the picture. If no one knows tell them. Then have the primary children sing the verse of "Follow the Prophet", that correlates with that prophet. Read the scripture that goes with that prophet and ask the children how the prophet has shown us how to serve. Then have another primary child come up and pick another picture. Repeating the above steps. Until all pictures are uncovered. Explain that Heavenly Father has given us prophets to help guide us to do things that will lead us back to him. One of those things is to serve others. We have had and currently have wonderful prophets that have been amazing examples of service to us. In closing bear your testimony on following the prophets example and provide service.