Sharing Time February 2014 Week 1 Outline
Week 1: Heavenly Father has a Plan for us
IDENITFY THE DOCTRINE (saying the doctrine): Have three children come to the front of the room. Have the first say, “Heavenly Father,” the second, “has a plan,” and the third, “for His children.” Divide the children into three groups, and ask each group to stand and, with the help of the three children as leaders, repeat their part of the sentence. Repeat several times, giving each group a chance to say each phrase.
ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (reading scriptures): Explain that before we were born, we lived in heaven with our heavenly parents; Heavenly Father wanted us to become more like Him, so He presented a plan. Divide the board into three sections and label them “Premortal Life,” “Mortal Life,” and “Life after Death.” Briefly discuss each (see True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference , 115–17). Divide the children into small groups, and give each group one or more of the following scriptures: Genesis 1:1; Alma 12:24; Alma 34:32; Alma 40:12; Doctrine and Covenants 76:62; Moses 4:2; Abraham 3:22–23. Invite each group to read their scripture, tell the other children what their scripture is about, and write the reference under the correct heading on the board.
ENCOURAGE APPLICATION (drawing pictures): Give each child a piece of paper divided into thirds. Ask them to draw something that represents each part of God’s plan (premortal life, mortal life, and life after death). Encourage them to share their pictures with their families at home. Sing together “I Will Follow God’s Plan” (CS, 164–65).
This week I thought it would be fun to make plan of salvation printables to go with this. Along with larger pictures that you could place on the board to illustrate the plan of salvation I did a matching sheet for their drawings.
To download just click the picture then right click and save or you can click here to download all of them in a pdf file.
Thanks. Hope you enjoy!