Today I was supposed to do Sharing Time. I had the hardest time coming up with a plan for it. I read the info in the Sharing Time guide and just couldn't get it to come together. Finally I decided I would work with the kids on memorizing the scripture that goes with the theme this month and tell a story. My plan was pretty flimsy - but after it all was over I knew why. My sharing time got hijacked! It was so great....
I told the story of Amalakia and how he wanted to be king and he tried telling the people all sorts of nicey nicey things he'd do for them. We talked about what kind of things a person that lies to you to get something might lie about. Then I went on to talk about how this made Captain Moroni SOOOOO mad!! I really played it up too and talked loud and tried to portray how angry Captain Moroni felt about that. It's really fun to do that....because the kids really listen - and besides, I think that's how Captain Moroni felt!! I talked about how he tore off his coat and wrote the Title of Liberty and how part of the title of liberty was about protecting families. I asked if they'd ever seen the Incredible Hulk and how he gets really mad and his clothes all rip....I said Captain Moroni was probably mad like that. One boy piped up and said, "Well, King Kong is stronger than The Hulk...and I responded and said, "Well, you know, I think Captain Moroni was probably the strongest of all those guys!" The little boy was so cute. He's four and he was really wide-eyed then while we talked about how strong and righteous Captain Moroni was.
This all led perfectly into the scripture for this month:
The family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”).
We talked about what it means that the family is central, who the Creator is, and what is plan is. The idea that we die and then return to live with Heavenly Father really struck one of the boys in Jr Primary. He is a boy that is living with an LDS family and so he's learning lots about the gospel. He said, "You mean we have to die to live with Heavenly Father? He wants us to die!" We then veered off into the Plan of Salvation and how we were spirits before and then we come to earth and will die and then we'll live with Heavenly Father and how this earth life is really just a short time in our existence. You could see the wheels just turning in this little boy's head. He asked a bunch more questions....and it was just wonderful!!
I love moments like that in primary!!