July and September 2018 have five Sundays — but just four lessons in the Sharing Time manual. Here are my favorite ideas for the 5th Sunday:
- Use the time for your favorite lesson or activity on the monthly theme or another gospel principle. Try this ready-to-use lesson: “All Are Alike Unto God” – a timely Sharing Time or family night lesson at the 40th anniversary of OD 2 including learning about Jane Manning James, pictured here. Other personal favorites: “Simple Pioneer Trek” (not just for Pioneer Day on July 24!), “Lesson from a Laundry Basket” (suitable for Junior Primary as well as nursery), and Women and Service in the Kingdom: a Sharing Time or family night lesson for girls AND boys (about the power of women and girls, what children might like to know about Relief Society, etc.) Each of these is featured in the book that was born on this blog: read more here about “Sunday Lessons and Activities for Kids“!
- Review one of the lessons for the month on the theme. Or review all 4 lessons, tying them together to reinforce the monthly theme.
- Involve the children in a service project during Sharing Time. Ideas here and here.
- Practice the Articles of Faith. Here are 3 fun ideas: Learning the Articles of Faith: 3 fun ideas
Any other favorite ways to fill 5th Sundays?