Sharing Time: Being a Missionary Now


I decided to take a sneak peak at the Primary's October sharing time outlines.
I was SO excited to read and learn that it is on Missionary Work - one of my favorite topics! 

I decided to create a fun little game based on the outline 
"LIVING THE GOSPEL HELPS ME TO BE A MISSIONARY NOW".

It is a fun and simple board game that could be used for sharing time or even as a FHE activity! 

The children should be split into teams (2 teams or more depending on how many children are playing).
Select a child from each team to come to the front and roll both dice.

The dice with numbers on it indicates how many spaces the team moves on the board.
The colored dice will give the child an activity to complete (see specifics below).

The game provides a variety of activities for the children to participate in 
as they learn more about how they can be missionaries now by living the gospel!

I hope you and your primary have fun playing and learning together! 
You can download a PDF copy of the images by clicking on the links below.
Keep in mind that  if you attempt to change the sizing, you may run the risk of slightly blurring the image!

Keep in mind that  if you are interested in any alterations to the designs 
or any adding an personal details, I am more than happy to help!
You can find more information and details here


I decided to make the board larger than a regular 8.5 x11 so if you are using the game as a sharing time, 
more of the children will be able to see the game from a distance. 
I created it so you will need to download two sides (right and left) which are each 8.5x11 and piece them together!




NUMBERS DICE DOWNLOAD
Again, each turn  children will roll both the numbers and activity dice. 
The numbers dice above will indicate how many spaces the child will move on the actual board game.
Cut along the perimeter of dice. Fold and glue on flaps to create a cube. 


ACTIVITY DICE DOWNLOAD
Again, each turn children will roll both the numbers and activity dice. 
The activity dice will give the child/team an assignment to complete based on missionary work.
Cut along the perimeter of dice. Fold and glue on flaps to create a cube. 
See explanations of activities below.



Have the child name one thing that they can do right now to be a missionary.
Answers might include...
reading the scriptures
inviting another child who is alone to play
helping a parent fold the laundry
being reverent in church
Help the child understand that by living the gospel standards 
they are preparing to be missionaries now.



Share a simple scenario with the child and ask them what they would do.

For example...
Timmy is at the park playing with his friends when he notices another boy
sitting on the grass all by himself. The boy seemed very sad and alone.
What would you do?

Prepare a few different scenarios to present to children 
(scenarios might differ depending on the child's age).



Ask the child to select a song to sing as a group about missionary work.

For example...
Called to Serve
I Hope They Call Me on a Mission
We'll Bring the World His Truth
The Things I Do
The Church of Jesus Christ




Have the child draw on the board something they can do to be a missionary now.
Have the child draw the picture and have their team guess!
Drawings might include...
a child saying their prayers
a choose the right sheild (choosing the right)
a child sharing their testimony
Help the child understand that by living the gospel standards 
they are preparing to be missionaries now.



Share some simple stories about missionary work (from the scriptures or from lds.org) 
and ask the child/team how missionary service was demonstrated.

Here are just a few stories I found on LDS.org...




At the end of the sharing time, you might provide each child with a missionary tag (see above)
and have them choose one gospel principle they want to work on as they prepare to be a missionary now.
They can write the gospel standard on the missionary tag as a reminder of their goal.

MISSIONARY TAG DOWNLOAD







32 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I am thinking I may even do this for Family Home Evening. Thank you for being so generous and sharing your creativity! my oldest has one of your creations framed in his room :)

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  2. I agree that this would also be a super fun FHE lesson! Your printables are my FAVORITES. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy - my youngest just turned 6 and while I'm enjoying this stage of parenting, I do miss all the wonderfulness that is that sweet new beginning. Best wishes! :o)

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  3. I agree that this would be a super fun FHE lesson! Your printables are my FAVORITES. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy - my youngest just turned 6 (already!!). While I'm loving this stage of parenting, I do miss the wonderfulness that is that sweet new beginning. Best wishes! :o)

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  4. What a fun activity. I'm excited to use it for sharing time. When I click on the link to the activity dice, the number cube pops up. Am I doing it wrong? Thanks for sharing your talents and creativity with all of us.

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    1. Thanks for noticing! It should be fixed now!

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  5. Thank you for such a fun wonderful idea for sharing time. I also am having trouble opening the activity dice. When I click on the link to the activity dice, the number cube pops up. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. Thanks for noticing! It should be fixed now!

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  6. What a fun activity for sharing time! I also am having trouble opening the activity dice. When I click on the link to the activity dice, the number dice pops up. What am I doing wrong? :)

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  7. Love!! This is seriously SO cute and FUN! I love your idea!

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  8. I love it! I am definitely using this. It's just what I was looking for. Perfect!

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  9. Um...you're totally amazing!!! I will be using this after we give our Sacrament Meeting program!! Thanks so, so much!

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  11. Such a cute idea! Thanks for being so awesome! I'm using your cute game for this Sundays sharing time! Thanks so much!

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  12. Absolutely darling! Thank you sooo much, I have already printed mind out and am assembling it now for Sharing Time. One question, what do you sugges for a game piece when using this on the chalkboard?

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    1. I'd say use a magnet. Hopefully it will stick through the paper.

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  13. I too am having trouble with the link to the activity dice. It pops up but prints two blank pages? Ive had no trouble printing any of the other pages. This is so darling, thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. This is so cute! Thanks a million!

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  15. Awesome!!! Thank you so much! This has me very excited for sharing time! The graphics are darling!!! Great Job!

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  16. this is darling!!! thanks so much!!!

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  17. Thank you so much! I am using this tomorrow! Thank you for sharing your time and talents with us!

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  18. Thank you so much for the wonderful game about missionary work. It was just what I needed for our Senior Primary sharing time.

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. Just what I needed for our Senior Primary sharing time.

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  20. Love this - using it for our "after the program" super sized Sharing Time. We'll be using church videos instead of true stories. Thank you for saving my bacon on this one! I'm leaving town for business and may not get back in time so I am so happy to have this prepped already!

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  21. I just have to let you know how awesome this is! I will be using this in my Primary class this week. Thank you so much for sharing your talent!

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  22. Thank you so much for this!!! It is wonderful and I can't wait to use this in class tomorrow.

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  23. Thank you so much! I love the variety of activities on the dice. This will be great for my Primary class and I plan on saving it for FHE too!

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