- Plan lots of games that allow the practice of taking turns or sharing such as Hot Potato. When the music is going, everyone takes turns holding it until the music stops.
- When you see someone sharing a toy without having to be asked, point it out with a sticker.
The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.
My Behold Your Little Ones Lesson 17 handout packet includes
- Boy Sign
- Girl Sign
- Boys and Girl Sign
- Leaders Sign
- Stop Sign
- Go Sign
Add a stick (rulers work great) and use these signs to practice taking turns- or sharing. When you put up the Boy Sign, only the boys do something. You can use these for singing songs; playing a simple version of Red Light, Green Light; or to practice sharing toys.
CTR Game- Take turns flipping the pictures over and matching (or just talking about each card).
Happy Family Game- Take turns drawing pictures out of a bag to encourage sharing the game.
I Can Help My Family Be Happy- Draw a happy faces next to the good pictures, sad for the wrong choices
I Will Share the Gospel- Make copies of these mini posters and encourage the kids to share- practice sharing in the class or send them home with them
Sharing in the Nursery- Find where kids are sharing
Here are a few kindness activities since sharing is being kind:
Make a Warm Fuzzy- You can find directions on how to make one here. You could either make a bigger one and have everyone take turns gluing on a mouth, eyes, etc. or make everybody one but take turns with the glue or getting the pieces, etc. You can also tell them when we share we feel warm and fuzzy on the inside just like this warm fuzzy. Also that when you share, you can think of the warm fuzzy and how that makes the Prophet happy as well as Jesus.
May We Be Good Neighbors- A poster of kids playing on the playground. You can print it out and point out all the ways children are sharing and taking turns
Jesus is a Perfect Example For Me- You could say this picture is of someone sharing the ball or a game with another.
Being Kind is Doing and Saying Nice Things to Others- Another stretch but its about being kind.
Helping a Neighbor- Put these pictures in order to show someone sharing their cookies with a neighbor.