|I will serve my family,
Help the children understand the
they have because they are sons and daughters of God.
Obtain two objects that are similar, yet different:
such as different-size balls,
differently colored books,
types of shoes.
a picture of a child
picture of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, such as The First Vision (GAK 403).
Hide the objects and the pictures in the
room before sharing time.
Have children take turns locating the objects and pictures and then matching them.
Discuss how the balls, although different in size or color or purpose, also have similarities:
They are round, they roll, they bounce, etc. Discuss the other objects. Discuss the differences and similarities the children have with Heavenly Father and the Savior.
Review some of the Savior's qualities and what each child might do to develop these qualities.
Divide the Primary into eight groups and give each group one of the following GAK pictures representing His teachings: 208, 212, 213, 216, 217, 218, 221, 226.
Have the children review the story on the back of the picture or read the scripture references given there, then decide what quality Jesus taught or exhibited.
Have them think of a modern situation in which they could use the same quality.
Have the groups take turns presenting their modern situation to the Primary, then showing their picture and telling the story of what Jesus taught or did in that situation.
Sing songs that reinforce the principles each group teaches.
Use the same GAK pictures to sing the first verse of "I'm Trying to Be like Jesus" (pp. 78–79):
"I'm trying to be like Jesus; I'm following in his ways. (208, John the Baptist Baptizing Jesus)
"I'm trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. (226, Jesus Washing the Apostles' Feet)
"At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, (221, The Ten Lepers)
"But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers, (217, Woman at the Well)
" 'Love one another as Jesus loves you. (216, Christ and the Children)
" 'Try to show kindness in all that you do. (218, The Good Samaritan)
" 'Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, (213, Jesus Healing the Blind)
" 'For these are the things Jesus taught.' " (212, Sermon on the Mount)
Invite the children to share their favorite story about Jesus Christ with their family in family home evening.
For younger children:
Hide the GAK pictures listed above in the Primary room before sharing time.
Repeating the following process for each picture, have a child locate a picture by giving a clue: move your hands farther apart as he or she gets farther away from the picture, and closer as he or she gets closer to it.
Have the child retell the story shown in the picture and discuss what quality Jesus showed or taught.
Just as it was easier to find the picture when the child watched and followed your clue, it will be easier to develop qualities that help us to return to Heavenly Father as we watch and follow the Savior's example.
Working with the class teachers, have the children think of a situation in which they could exhibit that quality today.
Invite a class to dramatize that situation.
Sing a song that reinforces the principle, such as "I'll Walk with You" (pp. 140–141).