Hi friends! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co.  Just this past Sunday our Sacrament meeting featured several Young Women and their leaders as they shared their experiences with Girls Camp, Personal Progress, and serving in the Young Women program.

I loved it! One of the leaders talked about the ways they’re studying the words of the living prophets and she mentioned that they study General Conference talks each week and have one of the girls share her favorite talk each week and what they’re learning. What an awesome idea!

With General Conference just around the corner,  I got to thinking about how to implement a General Conference Study Guide just for Young Women? Seeing that the Young Women Value theme is the blueprint for all things Young Women, I decided to put together a  study guide that has the YW Theme as it’s center.

Young Women Value Study Guide for General Conference | Prickly Pear Design Co. | FREE Printable Study Guide

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The Young Women Value General Conference Study Guide includes all black and white files – that not only keeps the cost down but allows each Young Woman to customize the study guide to their liking.

Each note taking page includes plenty of space to jot down notes and doodle (because that always happens while you’re taking notes) as well as a prompt at the bottom of the page for them to set a goal on how to implement that specific value in their lives. It makes a perfect way to keep the momentum on Personal Progress and also helps each of the girls apply what their learning to their everyday lives. I also thought it might be fun to purchase the inexpensive packs of colored pencils to include with the guide.

Young Women Value Study Guide for General Conference | Prickly Pear Design Co. | FREE Printable Study Guide

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Here’s what you’ll need to put together the YW Value Study Guide for General Conference:

Download the PDF file below that includes the YW value theme and the individual value pages for note taking.

Print the packet as many times as you need – the entire packet is black and white to keep the cost down and encourage creativity from each Young Woman.

Provide the packets

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Download your YW Value Study Guide for General Conference Here

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Printing Tips

Print these on your home color printer or send them to your local copy shop.

I recommend using the highest print settings and printing on bright white cardstock for the Value theme print, and white copy paper for the note taking pages.

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If you’re looking for additional coloring pages to include in your kit I’ve got a few of my favorites listed over on my Pinterest board. I’d love to have you stop by and check them out and follow along. If you’re looking for more FREE printables for Young Women, Relief Society & just because. Here are a few of my favorites:

Organizing Personal Progress – FREE Online Tracker that Coordinates with Come Follow Me

 

Personal Progress & Honor Bee Tracking & Planning Pages – Printable Files 

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Relief Society Visiting Teaching Printables Club

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I’d love to hear how your Young Women Value Study Guide for General Conference goes, so leave a comment letting me know. Have a great day!

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (discussing respect): Tell the children that a very important person is coming to Primary today. Ask the children to demonstrate how they can show respect to this person. Have them guess who the person might be. Hum “I Am a Child of God” as you pin a paper star on every child. Explain that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that several of the Ten Commandments teach us how to respect others.

Encourage understanding (discussing case studies):Explain that the Ten Commandments teach us that we should not steal or lie; this is one way we respect others. Prepare several case studies (see TNGC, 161–62) that present situations in which children are faced with a choice about honesty. Divide the children into groups, and give each group a few case studies. Ask them to read each case study and discuss how they could be honest in each situation.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

This week’s Respect Others Sharing Time idea was inspired by a great story from The Friend (I link to it below). Although this story would have been perfect for last week’s theme, “I Should Honor My Parents”, I decided to go ahead and create a Sharing Time that works great for this week’s theme, “I Should Respect Others”. For this activity, the children will be hearing as story about a little boy going fishing, and then they will go fishing to learn how they can show respect to others. I hope you enjoy this idea!

 

.Respect Others Sharing Time Idea September 2017

Respect Others Sharing Time Idea

Begin your lesson by using the “Identify the Doctrine” idea from the outline, or something like that. Explain to the children that every person is important and that we should treat everyone with respect. Tell the children that several of the Ten Commandments teach us how to respect others.

You could remind the children that last week they learned about honoring their parents. Tell the children that today they are going to be learning about respecting others by listening to a story, and then participating in a fun activity.

Read the story, “Caught” found here,  or tell the story in your own words. After you have told the story, discuss how Jake didn’t show respect to his mother. You could then discuss how we did show respect.

 

Fishing Activity

In the story, Jake lies to his mother about cleaning his room so he can go fishing. While he is out fishing, he gets his hook gets stuck in his shirt. I thought it would be fun for the kids to do a fishing activity to learn a little bit about respecting others.

At first I was going to have the children catch fish with scenarios on the back, but then I decided to do something a little differently. I created 7 fish with the letters of “RESPECT”. Each letter of “RESPECT” has a statement to match that will talk about how we can show respect to others.

Respect Others Sharing Time Idea

How To Play

At the front of the room have your fish on the floor. Have the Respect Strips scattered on top of a table. You could also have the Respect Strips attached to a brown bag with the matching Respect Scenario strips inside. You could also glue the Statement Strip and the matching Scenario strip together. It would be kind of cute to have fishing line hanging from the ceiling with the Statement/Scenario Strips attached to the end (just a thought).

The children will take turns fishing for one of the fish. Once a fish is caught, have the child match their fish to the appropriate letter/statement. Read the statement aloud, and discuss it a little bit. Then read the scenario that goes with that letter/statement, and have the child answer the question.

As the children match their fish with the statements, place them on a chalkboard. At the end, you can review each statement and explain that each of these things is ways we can show respect to others.

 

I have included printables to help make planning your sharing time a little easier, and I included a quick little outline for the fishing activity. You can find everything using the link below!

Click HERE to print my Respect Others Sharing Time Idea printables.

 

I hope you enjoy this week’s Respect Others Sharing Time Idea and use it for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

In 2 weeks thousands of visitors will visit Salt Lake City, UT to attend the 187th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church members from around the world (and anyone who is interested to learn more) can watch this two-day event on TV, online or listen to it on the radio. Some choose to watch at the nearest church building that is broadcasting the conference. But, many people choose to travel to Salt Lake City to attend one of the sessions in person at the Conference Center.

I have had the opportunity to attend General Conference at the Conference Center, and it is an experience that you will never forget. You may already have your tickets, but where should you stay, what is there to do, and where should you eat? Everything you need to know about your trip to Salt Lake City is answered in this amazing free General Conference Guide from Temple Square.

General Conference Guide

I wish I had this guide the last time we attended a session of General Conference. It is full of great information to make your trip even better. In this guide you will find information on:

 

• Tickets

• How to Get There

• Parking

• Lodging

• Where to eat

• Things to do

If you’re coming from out of town it is always nice to know these things, but this guide is also great for locals. Wherever you’re coming from, be sure to stop by and take a look at this guide before you head downtown for General Conference. Let’s take a look into this amazing guide.

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WHERE TO EAT

I enjoy eating, especially delicious food, so that is what we’re going to talk about first. If you’re staying downtown there are plenty of great places to eat. Here are a couple places that I highly recommend.

General Conference Guide

You will find more options in the General Conference Guide, but here are two that I have tried and loved!

Nauvoo Café

The Nauvoo Cafe is a little cafe inside the lobby of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. “It’s fast service with a great view and delicious food.” It’s open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

I attended an LDS Blogger conference last year and met some of my friends at the Nauvoo Cafe for lunch before the meeting. We all agreed that the food was excellent (I had the Turkey Club, YUM!), we even went back after the meeting for dessert. I can’t wait to go back and eat there again.

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Lion House Pantry

You can’t go to General Conference and not eat at the Lion House Pantry, you just can’t! “For the best home-style cooking (and hot rolls) in the state, visit the Lion House. You’ll be dining at the historic home of Brigham Young. Lunch and dinner are served on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.”

You can’t go wrong with the Lion House Pantry, promise! Put this on your list of places to eat.

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What to Do

Downtown Salt Lake City offers many sites and attractions to see and things to do. In the guide you will find a list of great option to keep you and your family busy during your visit. You will find activities that you can do on Saturday as well as great activities for Sunday. Here are just a few things you will find in the guide.

General Conference Guide

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Church History Museum

This is a must-see! The Church History Museum is a wonderful place for anyone to visit. “Whether you’ve been in the Church your whole life, are a recent convert, have young kids, or just like history, the Church History Museum is a wonderful place to learn about those who helped established The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

The LDS Blogger Conference that I talked about earlier was actually held at the Church History Museum. We had time to go through the museum and use all of the interactive exhibits and fun programs and artifacts. I cannot wait to visit again, but this time with my family.

Admission is free, and the museum offers extended hours on the Saturday of General Conference, open until 7 p.m.

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Utah State Capitol

This is something that I have never done, but am adding to my list for the next time we attend General Conference. Visiting the Capitol is just a short, seven minute walk up the hill. “Besides the magnificent architecture of the outside edifice, you’ll also be greeted by beautiful artwork inside the building, tons of history and a beautiful view of Salt Lake City as the Utah State Capitol sits on top of a hill overlooking the city.”

 

General Conference Guide

I hope you enjoyed this little ‘sneak peek’ into this incredible General Conference Guide. Now let’s talk about where you can get this guide!

You can grab this guide by visiting the Temple Square site, HERE!

While you’re visiting the Temple Square site, look around at all the other great information on there. You can take a look at daily organ recitals, book a tour, and find more information about each of the items in the guide.

Are you planning on attending General Conference at the Conference Center? I think we are going to have to plan a trip soon, now that I have a list of things to do while we’re there. Have you been to General Conference? What do you like to do while you’re there? Leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Hi there! It’s Chrissy from Teepee Girl and I have a free LDS Inspirational Printable poster that I am so excited to share with you!

free inspirational printable poster www.LittleLDSIdeas.net

Life is hard. And sometimes we just need some hope. Hope that God is with us, and hope that things will get better. Hope that our lives are going the right direction.

This printable is meant to be hopeful and inspirational. If you are trying your best, and the path seems to be uphill, take heart. You are not alone.

In a BYU devotional address given on January 25th, 2005, President Henry B. Eyring said:

“The Lord is anxious to lead us to the safety of higher ground, away from the path of physical and spiritual danger. His upward path will require us to climb. My mother used to say to me when I complained that things were hard, “If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.” And as the world becomes darker and more dangerous, we must keep climbing. It will be our choice whether or not to move up or to stay where we are. But the Lord will invite and guide us upward by the direction of the Holy Ghost, which He sends to His leaders and to His people who will receive it.” (more…)

It’s been a few months since I last shared a Visiting Teaching Idea, sorry, but today I am back and excited to share my September 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea with you. I love this month’s message. I love the message of unity, and after pondering it for a few days (maybe weeks), I finally had my idea for this month.

September 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea

As I thought about unity, I thought of needing each other and then I thought of ‘kneading’ like bread. I thought a cute mini loaf (or regular loaf) of warm bread would be a perfect Visiting Teaching treat for this month! (more…)

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding and application (reading scriptures): Explain that the first four commandments Heavenly Father gave to Moses teach us that we should respect and worship God. Write the following sentences on the board. Write the scripture references on four pieces of paper.

  1. Thou shalt have no other ______before me. (Exodus 20:3)
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any ____________. (Exodus 20:4)
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God ____________. (Exodus 20:7)
  4. Remember the ____________, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)

Divide the children into four groups. Give each group one of the scripture references, and ask them to read the scripture and find the corresponding sentence on the board. Ask the first group to fill in their blank on the board and lead the other children in repeating the sentence together. Discuss the meaning of the commandment, and let the children suggest what they can do to obey it. Write their suggestions on the board. Repeat with the other three groups. Encourage the children to choose one of the suggestions on the board to work on during the week.

 

Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

This week’s idea is very late, but I hope some of you can still find the ideas helpful. After thinking and thinking about what to do, and thinking some more, I finally have an idea to share. This idea is perfect for both Jr. and Sr. primary and goes right along with the outline. Enjoy!

September 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time Idea I Should Respect and Worship God

Before Primary, you will need to find 4 pictures/items to represent each of the 4 commandments that will be discussed during your Sharing Time. I love the stories and pictures from Pergler’s Primary Place, so be sure to stop by her blog, HERE, and take a look. You will also need my Commandment printables as well as large envelopes or brown paper bags for each one. Print and cut out each of my commandment tablets, and then place each one in an envelope. Label each envelope with the numbers 1-4. (more…)

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Invite a mother to bring her baby to sharing time. Invite the children to share some rules that would help keep the baby safe. Tell the children that we are all Heavenly Father’s children; He loves us and gives us rules or commandments that will keep us safe and happy. Show a picture of Moses and the Ten Commandments, and briefly tell the children how Moses received the commandments (see Exodus 19–20).

Encourage understanding (singing songs): Put the following three phrases on the board: “Respect and Worship God,” “Honor Parents,” and “Respect Others.” Tell the children that the Ten Commandments can be separated into these three categories. Divide the children into groups and give them each a song that relates to one of the categories. Ask each group to decide who will sing the song (for example, boys only, girls only, or those wearing red). After the song is sung, ask a child to post the song under the proper category. Consider using the following songs: “Saturday” (CS, 196), “Quickly I’ll Obey” (CS, 197), “My Dad” (CS, 211), “The Church of Jesus Christ” (CS, 77), and “Kindness Begins with Me” (CS, 145).

Encourage application (singing a song): Sing “Keep the Commandments” (CS, 146–47), and ask the children to listen for the promises we receive when we keep the commandments. Invite them to share how they are blessed when they keep the commandments.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I first want to apologize for my absence the last couple of weeks. My family and I have been all over the place, which means I wasn’t home very much to share ideas, but my children started school this week (all of them!), so now I have some time to catch up and get back on a schedule.

Today I have been working on this week’s Sharing Time idea. At first, I worked on updating an old idea that I shared back in 2012, here, but after doing that I remembered a cute little Mormon message and decided to create a second idea for this week! Both ideas stick very closely to the outline, but with some fun elements added in. I hope you enjoy both my ideas for this week!

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We Are Blessed When We Keep the Commandments September 2017 Sharing Time Ideas

Lifesaver and shark clipart from “Hello Talii” and song images from LDS.org.

The first idea that I am going to share today is my latest idea that I thought of after watching the cutest little Mormon Message. For this activity the children will be playing a matching game to find the songs (like the idea in the outline). Once a match is found they will hear the song and then guess with category it goes with. Before I get into the details, I thought I’d share the Mormon Message that inspired this idea. It is a quick 40 second video, and is PERFECT for primary! (more…)

Wow! Life has been absolutely crazy for my family and I the last month or so (which explains my lack of Sharing Time posts). I have received a few emails asking if/when I would be posting invites and program covers for the upcoming 2017 Primary Program. Well, today I am finally posting my 2017 LDS Primary Program Printables! I hope you like what I have created.

2017 Primary Program Printables

In this kit you will find my 2017 LDS Primary Program Save the Date cards, Primary Program Invites (4X6″), Sacrament Meeting Program Cover, and Comment Cards. Each of these are FREE downloads for you to use. You’ll have to edit them, but I promise it is not hard to do. If you don’t feel like editing them, just contact me over in my Etsy Shop, HERE, and I can customize them for you for a small fee ($1.95). I looked into editable PDF’s, but the programs that I found only have specific fonts that you can use, so I figured editing it how I have shared before would work better. (more…)