Sharing Time: Examples of Service



As of late I have been thinking a lot about service.
How grateful I have been in my life to be surrounded by so many wonderful examples and had so many opportunities to serve myself. 
I was excited as I was wandering around the primary section on LDS.org to find out that next month's primary theme is 

"I will serve God with all my heart, might, mind, and strength."

I decided to create a fun little game based on the outline 
"PROPHETS & APOSTLES SHOW US HOW TO SERVE".
It is a fun and simple matching activity that could either be used in sharing time or in the home!
I selected a few different leaders who exemplified great service from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Latter Days. 

For each prophet I created two matching cards. 
One card has a picture and name of a leader.
The second has qualities and characteristics for that particular leader specific to their service.
Each card also has a back design (all back designs are the same) that read, "Examples of Service From the Prophets" 
The cards are also color coordinated for younger children who might not know the exact coordinating characteristics. 


Children can take turns flipping over cards in search of matches.
My thought is if this were to be used for a sharing time or FHE, time could be taken after a match is found
 to discuss the leader and how they served as a group using scriptures, stories, etc.
 (see some suggestions below).



You can download the cards by right clicking on the picture and selecting "save image as" 
and then copy and paste the images in a word document 
or download a PDF image by clicking on the links below.
Keep in mind that I created these images as a 5x7 so if you attempt to change the sizing, 
you may run the risk of slightly blurring the image!

Also, I used free LDS images for the pictures, so they aren't the highest quality, 
but when I printed them out as a 5x7, I thought they looked fine! 



JOSEPH SMITH JR.
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS

Joseph Smith gave a life of service for the cause of truth (D&C 135: 3)

Joseph Smith understood the importance of missionary work (D&C 84: 62) 
and spent time serving as a missionary in Upper New York and Canada.

He suffered many trials and tribulations in his life so the Gospel of Jesus Christ could be restored.

Joseph Smith Front Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)
Joseph Smith Back Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)





JESUS CHRIST
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS

Jesus Christ taught us that we should always love and serve others (Matthew 22:36-39), even our enemies (1 Nephi 19:9)

Jesus Christ suffered for the sins and salvation of all mankind (Alma 7:11- 13).

Jesus Christ healed the sick and comforted those in need (Mark 1: 40-45)

Jesus Christ Front Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)
Jesus Christ Back Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)





THOMAS S. MONSON
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS

When Thomas S. Monson was a bishop he frequently took the time to visit the widows and those in need.

At the age 31, Thomas S. Monson was called to serve as a Mission President over the Canadian Mission.

Thomas S. Monson also often visited the sick and offered blessings of comfort and healing. 

Thomas S. Monson Front Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)
Thomas S. Monson Back Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)





MOSES
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS

Moses lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt (1 Nephi 17: 24-27)

Moses was a faithful prophet and listened to the Lord in order to best serve the Children of Israel.

Moses Front Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)
Moses Back Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)




KING BENJAMIN
POSSIBLE DISCUSSION TOPICS

King Benjamin was a great prophet and labored and served his people (Mosiah 2: 12-14)

King Benjamin loved his people and taught them the Gospel and how to serve the Lord (Mosiah 2: 17-18)

King Benjamin taught us that the reason we serve isn't for recognition, but for the Lord (Mosiah 2: 15-16, 19)

King Benjamin Front Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)
King Benjamin Back Matching Cards Download (CLICK HERE)



63 comments:

  1. I found your blog while searching on Pinterest for handout ideas for my YW lessons & I just wanted to let you know that I love your creations :) Thanks for sharing your talents with us. Can't wait to print this out for our FHE lesson tomorrow night. My 5 year old will love it x

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  2. Hello, found your blog via Pinterest and I love it! Such beautiful printables you make. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. :) I will be a frequent visitor.

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  3. I found your blog a while back and have been using your YW handouts. I LOVE your style and the YW do, too. I'm so excited with the Primary things you've been creating as well. Although I'm not in Primary, I've been printing them for my 2 year old daughter. I was so worried that you'd stop making the YW handouts when you moved, and I'm so happy that you've continued to create so many fantastic things! I hope when your baby comes, you can still find some time for it. You are so talented and I just wanted to thank you for sharing your skills!

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  4. I found your blog while on sugardoodle for Primary. Thank you so much. For someone uncreative, I am always so grateful when you all share your hard work for us to use!

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  5. Thank you for your creativity. I found you from sugardoodle.net and am very grateful that people like you are willing to share your thoughts and help to those of us who may not be as talented as you. Again, thank you!

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  6. This is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your talent! The primary kids will love this!!

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  7. Thank you for sharing! Your blog helps to inspire the teachers and leaders and will have a wonderful trickle down effect on the lives of our Primary children.

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  8. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent.

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  9. Thank you so very much! You have made my job/calling much easier.

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  10. Thank you for the ideas for sharing time. It made it so much easier for me.

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  11. Thanks to you and all who share their incredible talents to help us do the best job we can in our callings!

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    1. I agree with this post! thank you!

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  12. Another thank you for your beautiful work. This is the first time I've visited your site and I can't wait to come back. I will be using your matching game for Sharing Time this week. Thank you!

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  13. I love these matching cards. Especially the color matching for the jr. primary. Your graphic design is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. This is wonderful!

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  15. Awesome blog! I am excited to use this matching game for Sharing Time this Sunday. I struggle to put together great sharing times when it's my month and I LOVE when I find sites like yours! Thank you SO, SO much for sharing your talent!

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  16. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much. Very colorful, although I'm trying not to stress about the amount of color ink used to print them. I wish I had discovered you sooner.

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  17. I am so excited to share this with my primary. Thank you!

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  18. I am so excited to share this with my primary children! Thank you!

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  19. Thanks! You just saved me hours of work and it's a lot cuter than I could ever make. Thanks for sharing! I sure appreciate it!

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  20. Using this for Sharing time this Sunday. Thank you!!

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  21. Thank you for sharing your talents. This is woderful!

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  22. I will be using this on Sunday for sharing time. Thank you SO much! It is awesome!

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  23. Love this lesson and the awesome matching game cards!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. These are unique and cute! Thank you

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  25. this would be the 3rd thing I've used from your blog. Thank you! I love your design style, it's so fresh and inviting!

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  26. Thank you for sharing your talent. And thank you so much for using pictures from the church's website. Great job!

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    1. I have been completely remiss, I have used your creativity so many times over these past few years. I am the Primary President, and have been for a few years. I was working nights and a single Mother of 11 when I first began. I have only three left at home now, and my body no longer can handle the labor-intensive care that I was required to do. I do not know how I would have ever functioned without YOUR amazing contributions, thoughtful posts and ready-made ideas! I know I could not have done any of what I was called to do without YOU! I gave a bit TMI, but I just wanted to express the HUGE debt and DEEPEST Gratitude I have for you! Because Of you, my Primary has functioned, when many Sundays, I was NOT! The Children never suffered thanks to YOU and Melanie! I have gleaned from your labor for so many years, and MY HEART is so full of gratitude, I so wish there was something I could do to show you how much you have meant to me and our entire Primary. Please know that it is just another of those debts I have, that is so immense, I can never ever repay it! I have encouraged others to use these sites, and I have given credit whenever anyone asks, oh that was amazing, I simply say, it is on Sugardoodle! I know that many are like me, and it takes time for us to even find a minute to say what has been on my mind and in my heart for years. GOD BLESS YOU and MELANIE TOO! How selflessly you serve! How awe inspiring is your work and how blessed we all are by that service & sacrifice. LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!

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  28. Thank you! I wanted to do a matching game and now I don't have to make my own cards. These are beautiful!

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  29. Thanks so much for your Primary Ideas and layouts. You are a marvelous help!

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  30. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  31. Thank you for sharing these awesome cards!!

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  32. Thank you for sharing these awesome cards!

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents. I so love these matching game cards! This is the first time to find your work in spite of using sugardoodle alot. Wish I had found you sooner but will forever look for your beatuiful work. Thanks for blessing so many of us Primary leaders and children who benefit from your hours of sharing. May your life and family be blessed for all your hours of sevice.

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  34. Thank you, these are great! I think on Moses it's supposed to be 'led' but I am really grateful you posted these and will use them tomorrow!!

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  35. Thank you, I am excited to use these!! I think it should be 'led' on the Moses card, but I am grateful to you for posting them and will use them tomorrow!

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  36. Thanks, our Junior Primary will love this!

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  37. Thanks, our Junior Primary will love this!

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  38. Beautiful work and what a service you provide. May you be blessed for sharing freely. I will be using this for Sharing Time this week. MarySue in Phoenix

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  39. Thank you for sharing I know my primary kids will love this!

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  40. Thank you SO much!! You saved me this week for my sharing time. (It's been a crazy busy week!) Thank YOU for your kind heart and sharing this wonderful idea and pictures!! Bless your heart!!

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  41. Thank you for all of the work you put into these. You are a HUGE blessing to both myself and our primary. I've been sick and have had sick kids most of the week. I feel you are an answer to prayer. Thank You.

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  42. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent. I have been up to my eyeballs in a zillion Primary matters this week and Sharing Time prep got pushed to Saturday. I'm thrilled I found your blog through Little LDS Ideas. You really saved me today. I am so grateful.

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  43. THese are amazing! thank you so much for sharing. The design is very much my style and appealing to the kids! Now if only i had ink . hahah. Thanks again! i'll be back!

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  44. Thank you so very much for sharing your great talent! I am using these this Sunday to teach sharing time.

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  45. lovely, fun and simple enough that I can adapt for a Primary that is small and where we combine junior and senior sharing time. Thank you!

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  46. Great idea! So using it for Sharing Time.

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  47. These are GORGEOUS!! Thank you for sharing your talents with our Primary!! {so grateful!}

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  48. Would you be willing to send me the template so that I can add some more prophets to this for the Senior Primary? Thanks so much!

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    1. Wendy! Thanks so much for emailing me! It's always fun to talk to people who have found my blog!

      So I actually do not send out my templates anymore because I ran into some problems (people changing the integrity of the design, plagiarizing, etc.) so now, I only post one images that cannot be altered. I hope you can understand!

      I would however be more than happy to quickly design any additional cards you would like created! I charge just $5.00 for the extra time I would be putting into re-creating those images (charging a small fee allows me to continue to provide free images and handouts on my blog!) I hope you can understand! If it is something that you are still interested in you can place your order here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/CourtneyAitkenDesign) and I can send you the files within 48 hours!

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  49. Did you make anymore of these that I could buy from you on etsy??

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  50. I was wondering if you created any more of these that I could purchase from you on etsy??

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    1. I didn't! But I would be more than glad to create additional cards for you! Just email me with what you are looking for and I can give you a better idea of price, etc! Can't wait to hear from you! Court.aitken@gmail.com

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  51. Thank you so much! Just found this through pinterest!

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  52. I put the printables in a small picture binder and my kids love looking through it during sacrament meeting. It's great! Thank you so much!

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  53. Thank you! This game is perfect for my primary class. Beautiful cards.

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