Ideas for February Week 1 LDS Primary Sharing Time, Noah was blessed for choosing the right.
2017 Sharing Time Outline Theme: Choose the Right
February 2017 Sharing Time Topic: When We Choose the Right, We Are Blessed
February 2017 Scripture: “If ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you” (Mosiah 2:22).
February 2017 Song: “Choose the Right” (Hymns, no. 239)
February Week 1 Topic: Noah was blessed for choosing the right.
Prayerfully study and think about what the specific needs of your primary are and how you can teach them this doctrine.
Sharing Time Instruction:
Begin primary by playing a little hint game with the primary children about Noah. Explain that you are going to give the primary children a hint that describes someone, they can guess who it is, or they can ask for another hint. See how many hints it takes until they guess correctly.
Here are the hints:
1- This person lived a long time ago.
2- He was one of God's prophets.
3- God commanded him to do something that people made fun of him for and wouldn't believe or listen to him.
4- God Commanded him to tell the people to repent, the people didn't listen.
5- God commanded him to build an ark
6- Go commanded him to gather male and female of each animal onto the ark.
7- God told Noah that a great flood would cover the earth and all things not on the ark would be destroyed.
8- He was a righteous man who obeyed God and was blessed.
* If they guess it before all the clues are given, you can either tell them the rest of the clues or have them tell you what else they know about Noah.
|Noah and the Ark with Animals (The Lord Fulfilleth All His Words), by Clark Kelley Price; GAK 103; GAB 8 Image can be downloaded and printed from lds.org|
Place a picture of Noah on the Board: Read Moses 8:20
"And it came to pass that Noah called upon the children of men that they should repent; but they hearkened not unto his word"
Explain that sometimes it is hard to choose the right, but we will be blessed for it. Discuss how it must have been hard for Noah to obey Heavenly Father and call the people to repentance and have them not listen.
Show the week's theme poster and invite them to repeat, "Noah was blessed for choosing the right."
On the board draw a picture of an ark or use this one.
Before primary place the animal printables under some of the primary children's chairs. Invite the primary children to look under their chair and see if they have an animal.
Have the children look at their animals if it has a Q on it have them raise their hand. Invite one of the children with a Q on their animal to come up. Read the question that is on the back of the card (See download for questions and answers).
Have the child show the rest of the primary children what animal it is. (If you wanted you could have them make the animal sound or act like the animal) Ask the primary children if anyone has the pair to that animal. Invite them to come up and read the answer to the question that is on the back of that card. Invite both primary children to place their animals on to the ark.
Continue with having another child with a Q card to come up. Continue until all animal cards have be discussed.
Explain to the primary children that Noah was blessed for obeying Heavenly Father and choosing the right. Explain that we can follow Noah's example and choose the right even when it is hard to do so.
Invite the primary children to share ways that they can choose the right in difficult situations. (If you have time, before you ask this question, you can give the primary children their own arch color page and invite them to write or a draw a picture of something they can do to choose the right)
Close by sharing your testimony of the example of the Prophet Noah in choosing the right.
Free Download of Noah Ark Posters 15.45 by 20 (Black & White)
Free Download of Noah Ark Posters 15.45 by 20 (Colored)
The questions can be found on the download above. I'm putting them here too just so you know what they are:
Question: What was the Lord going to do to destroy the wicked? Answer: Genesis 6:17 "And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die."
Question: What did He tell Noah to do to save his family? Answer: Genesis 6:18 "But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee."
Question: What did Noah do to choose the right? Answer: Genesis 7:5 "And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him."
Question: How was Noah blessed for choosing the right? Answer: Genesis 8:1 "And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;"
Question: What is something that Heavenly Father has asked us to do? Answer: John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
Question: How are we blessed when we choose the right? Answer: John 15:10 "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love."
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