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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sharing Time - I Will Do Family History Work So My Ancestors Can Receive Temple Blessings







Sharing Time - I will do family history work so my Ancestors can receive temple blessings.

Set Up:
Set up a table like you’re having a birthday party. Cake, plates, napkins, streamers, balloons, table cloth, center piece etc. Even have a present wrapped. Ask the children to close there eyes and imagine they’re getting ready for a birthday party tomorrow and they have been planning for weeks. Talk about all the fun stuff you get to do to plan for it. The fun games you will play etc. Talk about some of the friends they would invite. Have them open their eyes, "I'm so sorry, but there's been a change of plans. We aren't going to have your birthday party tomorrow. We'll have it sometime, I'm just not sure when." How would that make you feel?

Share with the Children:
Imagine now being in the Spirit World. The missionaries have taught you the gospel and you accept it. In order to progress you need to be baptized....but wait, you can't. Why? What do you have to do? You have to wait until someone does it for you.

Share with the Children:
In order to help our family members who have passed on, we must first know who they are. Draw a pedigree chart on the board with spaces to fill in three generations (child, parents, and grandparents). Share with them your 3 generation chart. (Have it pre-done.)

Sing “Families Can Be Together Forever” (p. 188).

Share with the Children:
Talk about your three generations. Talk about some of the traits you have that are similar to yours. Show some pictures of your three generation chart. Talk about there three generations. Who might they look like? What talents that have been passed down. Whose personality they might have? You can add whatever you like.

Sing “I Am a Child of God” (pp. 2–3).

Share with the Children:
Share a story from one of you ancestors that has passed on. And why they’re so important to you and why? Tell the children that through temple ordinances our families can be together forever.

Testify:
The importance of temple work and how I’m helping them to return back to Heavenly Father etc.
(Thank you to Michelle Walton for contributing this sharing time to the blog)

1 comment:

Becky said...

Thanks so much for the idea! We are introducing the "My Family" Booklet in Primary and will be doing it with a sharing time.