Thursday, April 29, 2010
Primary Sharing Time Idea - The 4th Article of Faith Science Experiment
This idea comes from my sister, Merrilee, who is planning Sharing Time for the month of May. I wish I could be a fly on the wall to see the children light up as they see the presentation she has planned.
For Sharing Time this month we will be working on the 4th Article of Faith. I thought I would take a scientific approach this month as we EXPERIMENT upon the words of the Article of Faith. The first Sunday, I am planning on introducing the Article of Faith using the empty jar. I used a purple ribbon to divide the Principles of the Gospel and an orange ribbon to divide the Ordinances. Our goal is to see if we can fill the jar over the course of the month to see if they really do lead us back to Christ. We will then fill the Faith section of the jar using the test tubes full of the yellow sand as we sing the Faith Song found in the Children's Songbook on page 96.
Each week we will review the Article of Faith and then fill the next section with a different color of sand as we teach the different principles and ordinances of the gospel.
I used different colors of sand to describe each topic.
Faith-yellow like the color of a mustard seed
Repentance-white, we are clean and pure when we repent
Baptism-blue like the water
Holy Ghost-red, being baptized by fire
Now, I'm not sure what all the kids will pick up on, but I'm super excited to teach Sharing Time this month. I will most likely use beakers and different scientific things each week as I teach, (my son had a science birthday party one year..oriental trading is where I purchased most of my supplies, but it was a few years ago) but if you want to use the idea, you could just use measuring or paper cups.
If you would like a copy of the clip art used on the beakers...please comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave me your email address so I can get the file to you quickly. May the science EXPERIMENTS begin!