October 29, 2017

Primary Sharing Time-- Service Game

When I serve my family & others I am serving 

Heavenly Father & Jesus

Start by choosing two children to read each scripture: Matthew 25:34-40 (only verse 40 for the Junior kids) and Mosiah 2:17.
What do these scriptures teach us?

Talk about service and how serving others will bring us happiness and help us to be able to live with God again.

Choose 2 children at a time to come role-play acts of service, such as giving food to someone who is hungry, befriending someone who is lonely, visiting someone who is sick. ((scripture print outs in the file below!)) Let the other children guess what is happening in each role play.

Ask another child to read the following scripture: Mark 16:15
Act out the last prompt: Be missionaries teaching the gospel. You can have them use words or no words to act out. We let them talk for all role plays, except giving food to the hungry.

Now let's play a game! Our president had an awesome spinner so I just let each section represent a shape on the board. Instead of printing out the small copy, I created a larger version! (printable below)

I adjusted the topics a bit to be: 
--How can you serve a family member?
--How can you serve a neighbor?
--How can you serve a friend?
--How can you be a good example?
--How can you teach about the gospel of Jesus Christ?
*BONUS: move one space for reciting an Article of Faith*
--How can you prepare now to be a missionary?
*BONUS: move one space for bearing your testimony*
Choose a child to spin the spinner and tell how he or she could serve the person it points to. Then have the child move a game piece to the next square that corresponds to the color on the spinner. Repeat with other children until the game piece reaches the picture of the Savior. Remind the children that when we serve others we are serving God.

Share your testimony that when we serve others we are blessed. We feel the Spirit stronger and feel happier. Share a personal experience about service if you have one. As we serve others, are good examples, and teach the gospel we can feel closer to our Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ!

Click HERE to download the file!
((print on six different colors of paper))


Sabrena Penalba said...

Cant open to download,says I need a password?
Sharing time Service game

Kirsti said...

You probably just need to create a free dropbox account. I emailed you the document!!

Anonymous said...

I was able to download everything and it will save some prep time when we're all creating similar lessons. Thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

Thank you so much! This is perfect!

Kirsti said...

You're welcome!!

Kris W said...

This is great, I'm using it this Sunday- Thank you!!

Janice Robinson said...

Thank you! This is so helpful!