I can go to the Temple to receive ordinances for my ancestors when I am older: 4th Week Sharing Time Idea for October 2012

Sharing Time Idea from Primary Outline
IDENIFY THE DOCTRINE AND ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (coloring): Remind the children that we need to receive certain priesthood ordinances before we can return to live with Heavenly Father.  Ask them to name some of those ordinances.  Explain that many people have died without a chance to receive these ordinances, and they need our help.  Tell the children about one of your ancestors who died before receiving these ordinances.  Give each child a simple outline of a person cut out of paper.  Ask them to draw  themselves on one side of the paper and a picture of the ancestor you told them about on the other side.  (If the children know of one of their ancestors who has died without receiving priesthood ordinances, they could draw that person).  Have them repeat the theme for this week while they hold their paper person up in front of them.  Ask them to show the picture of themselves when they say the word “I” and the picture of the ancestor when they say the word “ancestors”.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
When I first saw this idea I tried to come up with an activity with a family tree. But no such luck, it’s been a crazy week. And I meant to post this days ago, but never did.
I thought it would be neat if you asked some of the parents to come in and share some stories with the children. They could even have their son/daughter help them. I thought they could bring in pictures, stories, etc. to share. The children would probably love to hear the stories and love the chance to help with Sharing Time. 

Another Idea: 
Temple Tour: In different areas or different rooms have various pictures of the temple: baptismal font, sealing room, celestial room, etc. Tell the children that you are going on a tour today to help an ancestor. Bring a picture of an ancestor and show it to the children. Explain that while they were alive they didn’t have the opportunity to be baptized. But with your help they can! Then begin your tour.
Take the children to the baptismal font room, and explain what happens in the temple. Have the children ask questions and talk about the importance of Baptisms for the dead. Then move on the next room and discuss the ordinance. Continue until you have gone to all the rooms and discussed all the ordinances.

I’m sorry this is so late, but hopefully it can help in some way. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time.



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