I am always looking for new games to create to get my family excited about General Conference. While driving with a friend, she asked if I had ever thought about creating my own version of a very popular ‘mouth-piece’ game. I hadn’t, but I loved the idea! So I got to work and created this fun ‘Say What?!?’ General Conference Game. My family gave this a try and had a blast. Today I am sharing the printables so you can enjoy this game as well.

If you don’t know which game I’m referring to, you can take a look at it, here.

General Conference Game

Before you play, you will need to find some mouthpieces (pictured above). If you happen to have the original game, then you can use those, but if you’re like me and don’t own the game, then you can find them on Amazon, HERE! This pack comes with adult size and child size, which is perfect for families. And my friend told me that after you’re done playing, just throw the mouth-pieces into the dishwasher to clean them.

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How to Play

Once you have your mouth-pieces, print out my ‘Say What?’ Cards (printable below). Right now I only have General Authority Cards and General Conference Topic Cards (which is still 7 pages of cards), but I am planning on creating more LDS themed cards (I say this all the time…but I promise I’ll actually do it!).

After you have printed out the cards, and cut them, you’re ready to play! Split the family into teams of 2, if you have an odd number one team can have 3 people.

Determine which team will go first and how many rounds will be played. You can choose to keep points or not. If you keep points, you will need a notepad with each team’s name.

Have the team that will be going first determine who will be the ‘reader’ and who will be the ‘interpreter’. Once they have figured out who will be doing what, have the ‘reader’ place the mouth-piece into their mouth. The ‘reader’ will have the stack of cards, and will be reading cards while the ‘interpreter’ tries to guess what they’re saying. They will have 60 seconds to guess as many phrases/cards as they can. They cannot move on to another card until the correct phrase has been guessed. When the 60 seconds are up, the next team will have a turn.

You can choose someone from the other team to keep track of time, and to make sure the ‘interpreter’ says the phrase exactly. One point is awarded for each correct interpretation. The team with the most points at the end wins!

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Click HERE to print my Say What? General Conference Game cards!

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 Sorry I didn’t pose for a picture with a mouth-piece in, maybe one day I will be brave enough and share a picture of myself with one. 😉 I hope you enjoy my “Say What? General Conference Game” and play it with your family. This would even make a great Activity Days activity or Youth activity!

Click HERE to see all of my General Conference ideas. I am still working on getting pictures and files back to normal, so if you see something that you’d like, but isn’t working just let me know. 🙂

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I would love to hear if you play it, so leave me a comment letting me know! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

General Conference is two weeks away! As a mother, I try to find activities to keep my children interested and busy throughout General Conference, but coming up with activities to keep little ones (or even big ones) busy and attentive can be a tough job.

I was so excited when Emilee contacted me and asked if I would consider reviewing a book that her and her sisters had just finished, and I am so glad that I did because their book, Growing Up with Conference, is amazing! This book is full of great ideas to use to prepare for General Conference, ideas during General Conference, and ideas for after General Conference.

Growing Up with Conference Book Review

The beginning of the book is all about Planning & Organizing. This section includes lots of fun ideas that take a little planning to get it all together. There are several countdown type activities that would be perfect to help your family prepare for General Conference. One of my favorites from the book is called the ’15 Days Apostle Frame’. The idea is to have a picture frame with a picture of a member of the First Presidency or Twelve Apostles. In addition to the picture, Tiffany likes to add an object that represents that person. Each day have a new picture with a fact card on the back, which can be found on the Sweetly Made Just For You blog as a free printable. This helps the children learn the faces and the names of each of the Apostles and First Presidency. You could even have the children guess what the item might mean, so get creative.

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Conference-Inspired Family Home Evening Lessons

Another thing that I loved about this book were the Family Home Evening lessons that were included. There are two sections of FHE lessons, one that focuses on preparing for General Conference, and another that focuses on after General Conference. The lessons in this book have everything you need to put together a quick, yet thoughtful and spiritual, lesson.

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DIY Reverent Activities

This section has so many great ideas! Included are some of these ideas:

General Conference Bags

Conference Tin Buckets 

Co-operation Store

CTR Dollar Bills

And MORE!

One of my favorite DIY Reverent Activities from the book is one that my family has done before, just not for General Conference. Create a concession stand where your family can purchase treats to enjoy during General Conference. There are different ways that you could run your concession stand, I already have tons of ideas going through my mind on how we could do this.

These are just a few things that I really enjoyed in the ‘Growing Up With Conference’. I will definitely use this book to help my family enjoy General Conference and to help us get more out of it.

Right now ‘Growing Up With General Conference’ is only available as an e-book, but to be honest, I really liked it as an e-book because there are a lot of links to free printables! Having it in a digital form makes it easy to just click and be taken to the link.

You can purchase ‘Growing Up With Conference’ directly from Sweetly Made Just For You for only $3.99.

You can also purchase it on Amazon, HERE, or from Books and Things , HERE.

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Thank you, Emilee and Cedar Fort, for the opportunity to review this wonderful book. I am so excited to use some of these ideas for my family.

I hope you enjoyed my thoughts, and the little ‘peek’ into this book. Do you have any fun ideas that you have always done for General Conference? I’d love to hear your ideas, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

Hi friends! I’m Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co., and Sheena so graciously offered to let me guest post today – so here I am! Here in Idaho, we’re finally seeing warmer days filled with sunshine and I’m loving it.

Even though it happens every year, Spring brings such a revival. It’s fresh and new and brings a surge of hope as flowers pop through the ground, and the outdoors start to come alive. It seems perfect that we celebrate Easter and Christ’s Resurrection this time of year, and I love tying in as much of the outdoors as I can when I decorate for holidays.

Despite the fact that I love everything that Easter includes, I wanted to really focus our decor around the Savior this year. A few bunnies are bound to creep in, but when I read a talk by Elder Neil L. Andersen the statement, “In Christ, hope comes alive” really stuck with me. It captured not only how this Arizona girl feels about Spring after a long hard winter, but how each of us should feel about our Savior not only during this Easter season but all year long.

You can download your own Hope Comes Alive Easter print below. Its perfect for a mantle display or gallery wall and can easily be given as a handout for an Easter lesson in Young Women, Relief Society or to those you visit teach.

Click HERE to Print the Hope Comes Alive Easter Art Printable!

Printing Tips & Usage Ideas

  • This print has a finished size of 8″ x 10″ and prints perfectly on 8.5″x11″ white card stock
  • Print one for you and a give another as a gift to a friend, neighbor, or the women you visit teach
  • Make this print an oversized tag for a treat basket or plant poke. Simply open the PDF in Adobe and when the Print Dialogue Box appears select “Size” under Paper Sizing & Handling, select Custom Scale and enter the percentage you’d like to scale by (I like to start with 50%). You’ll be able to preview the size over on the right size of Print Dialogue Box.

Want a cute Easter Banner for your fireplace mantle or another spot in your home? You can grab the He Is Risen Easter Banner shown in the pictures above HERE. 

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding and application (playing a game): Write on separate pieces of paper a one-sentence summary of the most recent conference messages from members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve. Place them on the board along with pictures of the leaders. Discuss each message. Invite a group of children to leave the room. Remove one of the messages from the board. Invite the children to return and decide together which message is missing. Ask the children to choose a Primary song that corresponds with the message, and sing it together. Invite the children to suggest ways they can apply the message. Repeat with other messages.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

This week’s idea is one that I have used for several years, and it’s always a great lesson. You will be teaching the children that as we listen to the words of the Prophet and Apostles during General Conference, we will be blessed with Spiritual Treasures. I hope you enjoy my March 2017 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea!

March 2017 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea

For this activity, you will have a treasure chest, this represents the Spiritual Treasure from listening to General Conference. Wrapped around the treasure chest will be several ribbons with words, pictures, phrases. The children will be reading quotes from the Prophet and Apostles and will be matching it to the keyword/phrase/picture.

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Before Primary

Before Primary, prayerfully read through the talks from the last General Conference, and select several quotes that you feel you should use for your lesson.From each quote chose a keyword or short phrase. After you have chosen all of your quotes, and keywords/phrases, write the words/phrases onto small tags. You could also use pictures/clipart from the media library instead of words (this works best for Jr. Primary).

Now let’s get the treasure chest ready. First, you need a treasure chest. A simple box painted brown would do or you can find an actual treasure chest somewhere (maybe a party store). A treasure chest wouldn’t be complete without a treasure. In the past I have put bubble gum in there with a sign that said, “I will chews to listen to General Conference” or something like that. But you could also have little notebooks for the children to take notes during General Conference, pencils, special ‘General Conference Glasses’. The possibilities are endless!

March 2017 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea

Once you have your treasure inside, close your chest and begin wrapping your ribbons around the treasure chest. The amount of quotes you have chosen will determine how many ribbons you will need. Gather your ribbons, and your quote tags and begin tying them around the treasure chest. Once you have your ribbons tied, and the tags/pictures on, you’re good!

Now let’s talk about the quotes. The tags that you placed on the treasure chest are only the keywords. For the activity you will be reading the whole quote you selected, and have the children match it to the correct keyword/picture. For the quotes, I thought it would be great to have the children do something to choose the quote. Here are a few ideas.

Last week you showed pictures of each of the First Presidency and 12 Apostles to the children. You could simply place a picture of each person you have chosen a quote from and attach them to a bulletin or chalkboard. They could then choose a picture and then have them read the quote for that person.

Since you’re talking about ‘spiritual treasures’ you could print off pictures of different jewels and post them around the Primary room. On the back of each jewel have a number  that matches a picture posted on a chalkboard/bulletin board. One the back of the picture have the quote. To make it a little more ‘mysterious’ you could cover each of the photos with a page with the number on it.

You could also have bags with a picture and quote inside. Have the children choose a bag to reveal the person and the quote.

Those are just a few ideas. 🙂

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March 2017 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea

How To Play:

To begin your activity tell the children that as we listen to the words of the Prophet we will be blessed with ‘spiritual treasures’. The Prophet leads his church under the direction of Jesus Christ, so if we want to follow Jesus then we need to Follow the Prophet.
Show the children the treasure chest. Explain that around the room (or wherever you have the quotes) are several different quotes from the First Presidency and the Apostles.
Tell the children that they are going to have to find these quotes and then match them to the word that is on the treasure chest.
In order to open the treasure chest they will need to match each quote to the appropriate phrase, word, or picture.
Invite the first child up and have them find the first quote and read it aloud. Then have them walk to the treasure chest and look at the keywords/phrases. If they match the word, have them cut the ribbon. Repeat by inviting another child up to find a quote. Continue until all the quotes have been found, and all the ribbons have been cut.
Once the ribbons are cut, open the chest to reveal the treasure. Encourage the children to watch General Conference and to pay attention to what is said. Last week, our Primary encouraged the Sr. Primary in our ward to come up with a question before General Conference.
I hope you enjoy my March 2017 Week 3 Sharing Time Idea, and are able to use it for your lesson this week. I’d 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.

A few years ago I served as the Personal Progress Advisor in our ward. I loved coming up with ideas to encourage the Young Women to work on their Personal Progress. I have been released from that calling for quite some time, but I still like to come up with fun ideas to get Young Women to work on their Personal Progress. This ‘YW Personal Progress Rainbow’ idea has been an idea that I have had in my mind for a long time, and I finally finished it and am sharing it!

LDS YW Personal Progress Rainbow

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and this printable would make the perfect printable/gift to pass out to the YW in your ward. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I went with a rainbow and pot of gold theme, which just happens to be each of the value colors!

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YW Personal Progress Rainbow

The idea for the YW Personal Progress Rainbow, is to the have the girls complete one requirement from each of the values (each color of the rainbow/cloud/gold). There is a small circle beside each value where they can check it off to keep track.

LDS Personal Progress Rainbow

As they work on each requirement, the hope is to realize that Personal Progress is worth more than gold. But to encourage them a little more, once they have completed their rainbow, reward them with a gold or rainbow treat.

There are so many fun rainbow themed treats on Pinterest to choose from. You could fill a skinny plastic tube with bubble gum, and have Rolos on the bottom, you could give them a bag of skittles, or you could give them YW Personal Progress Value Hair Ties, like THESE!

You could also hand the cards out with a bag of skittles, and then tell the girls that they will receive their ‘Pot Of Gold’ if they complete the entire rainbow. There are so many fun ways you could use this Personal Progress Rainbow printable!

LDS YW Personal Progress Rainbow

Would your YW love this challenge? I have included free downloads for my “Personal Progress Rainbow” cards as well as a printable “Instruction Card” that you could also give to the girls. Just use the link below to print!

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Click HERE to Print my Personal Progress Rainbow printables!

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I hope you enjoy my Personal Progress Rainbow printables, and use them for the YW in your ward. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram!

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

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine: Write on the board, “The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets.” Tell the children that in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are led by the President of the Church, his two counselors in the First Presidency, and the Twelve Apostles. Explain that the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets.

Encourage application (playing a matching game): Gather pictures of six members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve, and write their names on separate pieces of paper. Put the papers and pictures facedown on the board. Have a child turn over a picture, and invite another child to turn over a piece of paper with a name on it. If the picture and name do not match, put them back in place and allow two other children to choose. If the papers match, whisper to the two children a gospel principle the leader taught in the most recent general conference (see the latest conference issue of the Ensign or Liahona), and have them act out a way they can live the principle. Invite the other children to guess what they are doing.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

When I was coming up with ideas for this month’s Sharing Time ideas, I decided to do a little searching on Google. I came across the 2012 Sharing Time archive on Sugardoodle, and decided to take a look. I am so glad that I did because I found a great idea that a wonderful sister, Kristen Barrett, shared (HERE is the original idea). She shared the idea for Week 1, but I decided that is would be perfect for the March 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time Idea, so I made some changes, and am so excited to share this idea with you today!

March 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time Idea

For this Sharing Time you will need a picture of each of the members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve (I search by their names on LDS.org).You will also need a quote or teaching that they taught during the last (or recent) General Conference. And since the children are preparing to listen to General Conference, I thought it would be great to include some fun facts about each of the men. Like this fun fact about President Monson:

“President Monson was so rowdy and disruptive as a boy that he made the Primary president cry, according to his biography.”

Ok, maybe that would make those crazy children think it was ok, haha. You can find some facts, HEREHERE, and HERE, Write or type the quote/teaching/fact for each person onto a piece of paper. You will also need a flashlight for this activity.

March 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time Idea

Before Primary, you will need to go and hang up the pictures and quotes all around the Primary room. You can have the quotes/teachings underneath the pictures or you could have them on the back. You could even cover up the pictures with a piece of paper with a question mark on the front, you can print one that I made, HERE! Like in the outline, write the phrase, “The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets” on a chalkboard, or have it typed up onto pieces of paper. Now let’s talk about how to play!

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Follow The Prophet Flashlight Activity

Have you ever been outside when it’s dark? Can you see very well when it’s dark? No! What do we sometimes use when we need to see in the dark?

Show the children a flashlight, and explain that we use a flashlight to help ‘light our path’. Flashlights can help warn us of dangers ahead of us and can help us from getting hurt.

Show the children the phrase that you have written on the board, “The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are Prophets”, and have the children repeat it with you. Explain to the children that we have been given prophets to act as our flashlights. You could then ask why the prophets are like flashlights. You could then repeat the phrase on the board. Did you know that all of these men (the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles) are all prophets? Today we are going to learn a little bit about them, and what they have taught.

Explain to the children that you have several different pictures posted around the room of the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles. You will be turning off the lights, and then they are going to be using the flashlight to find one of the pictures.

While the child is searching for the picture, you could have the other children quietly sing “Follow The Prophet” or “Stand for the Right”, or any other song of your choice.

Once they have spotted their picture, have them bring it to the front of the Primary Room and show it to the other children. You could then ask if anyone knows who it is. Then read the teaching/fact aloud. Continue by choosing another child to come to the front and search for another picture.

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PRIMARY IDEA

Want to make it a little more challenging for the Sr. Primary children? You could have them place the pictures in the right order up on a chalkboard or white board. Before Primary you could go and draw places for each picture on a chalk board. You could have a ‘First Presidency’ area and a ‘Twelve Apostles’ area. When the pictures are found, see if they know the correct order that the pictures go in.

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I hope you enjoy my March 2017 Week 2 Sharing Time idea, and are able to use it for your lesson. Sorry I don’t have printables to help make your job a little easier, but I thought it might be fun for all of us to do our own studying of these amazing men that lead our church. I would love to hear if you use the idea, and how it goes, so leave me a comment letting me know!

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

It’s time to say goodbye to another month, and begin again. I’m actually a little bit ok with it because that just means we’re getting closer to Spring. Here in Idaho we still are covered in snow, and I mean covered! Last week I started thinking about this month’s Visiting Teaching message, and what I could share. I thought of the word ‘Power’ and thought of using Powerade, but I already shared that before (you can see that idea HERE). I then got a little sidetracked with St. Patrick’s day and chocolate, haha. After thinking about the idea for a little bit, I decided it would be great for my March 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea.

March 2017 VT Idea

I love the March 2017 Visiting Teaching message, and it even includes one of my favorite scriptures, Ether 12:27. But this month I decided to go with a St. Patrick’s day theme, and incorporate some delicious gold candy.

We all need to be reminded of who we are and how special each of us are, so I went decided to focus this month’s idea around the phrase:

“You are more precious than gold!”

Whenever we read or study about Jesus Christ’s Atonement, we should be reminded of our worth. Our Savior loves us so much that he came to earth to die for us. He has felt our pains and our suffering, and through the enabling power of Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice our weaknesses can be made strong, and our trials can be made light.

Would the sisters you Visit Teach enjoy their very own jar of ‘gold’ and a little reminder to help them know who they are and just how amazing and special they are? Here is what you’ll need, and I am sharing some great printables to make your job even easier!

March 2017 Visiting Teaching Printable

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March 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea

For my treats, I chose to put them in a small wide-mouth jar. Since I chose to use a jar, I created a jar topper to go with it. You can find the printable at the bottom of this post, and since not everyone will use wide-mouth jars, I included jar toppers for both wide-mouth and normal jars.

Next, you need some ‘gold’ to fill your jar. I went to the grocery store and found some gold wrapped chocolates that would be perfect. You could also use gold chocolate coins or find some other item that is gold.

I then created 3 small tags to tie to my jar. The first one has the phrase, “You are more precious than gold!”. The next one has a scripture from the message and the third tag is the ‘Consider This’ question. All you have to do is print and cut and then attach them to your jar or item of your choice. I had some green and white twine that I used to attach my tags, but you could use any type of green or gold ribbon.

March 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea

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Click HERE to print my March 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables!

 

Teacher or YW Gift Idea

Wouldn’t these make cute teacher gifts as well? Just use the Jar Topper tag and the ‘More precious than gold’ tags to attach to your jar of gold for the perfect teacher gift.

You could even give them to the YW in your Ward, and encourage them to pass of a Knowledge Personal Progress requirement.

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I hope you enjoy my March 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea, and are able to use it this month. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment. Or snap a picture and share it with me on Instagram.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Have you heard about the amazing new Nathan Pacheco cd, “Higher”? I had the opportunity to receive the CD from Deseret Book, and am loving it! If you enjoy listening to uplifting music, then you will love this CD.

Nathan Pacheco

 

“Higher” is a collection of Nathan Pacheco’s favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs will take you on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as Be Thou My Vision and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, soaring Italian epics like Nella Fantasia, and modern classics such as Forever (one of my favorites) by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan’s desire with this album was to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that lift the soul.

Nathan Pacheco is a classically trained tenor who has a passion for reaching out and uplifting people through music. There is so much music out there today that doesn’t lift and inspire you as a listener, but the songs on this album were created to do exactly that.

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Nathan Pacheco “Higher”

“Higher” was released today, and is available for purchase (CD or as MP3 download) through Deseret Book, HERE.

You can also visit Deseret Book to hear a preview of each song included on “Higher”.

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GIVEAWAY!

I have truly enjoyed listening to “Higher”, and I want to share this great album with you. So, one (1) lucky Little LDS Ideas reader will receive their very own Nathan Pacheco “Higher” album from me!

Just use the Rafflectoper widget (below) to enter for your chance to win! This giveaway is open to ANYONE! It will end Monday, February 13th at 11:59pm (MST). I will contact the winner on Tuesday, and will announce the winner on Facebook.

There are 3 ways to enter the giveaway:

• Visit me on Facebook!

• Head on over to Instagram and ‘like’ me.

• Visit Deseret Book and listen to each of the song previews, and then leave a comment letting me know which song is your favorite.

You can choose to do one or all 3. The more you complete, the better your chances of winning are!

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This giveaway is not affiliates or sponsored by Deseret Book. I was sent a copy of “Higher” for free, but the opinions in this post are my own, and I have enjoyed this CD so much that I decided to give a copy to one of you!

I hope you will enter to win this amazing cd, and I hope you enjoyed my review of “Higher” by Nathan Pacheco.

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

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Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding (reading scriptures, coloring, and using puppets): Read with the children the following accounts of how Jesus’s disciples chose the right: Luke 10:38–42 (Mary); Matthew 4:18–20 (Peter and Andrew); Acts 9:1–9, 17–20 (Paul). Discuss some of the blessings these people received for choosing the right. Draw some simple figures for each child (or use the scripture figures in “Funstuf,” Friend, Jan. 2006, 35; and “Funstuf,” Friend, Feb. 2006, 31). Let the children color the drawings, cut them out, and make them into stick puppets or paper sack puppets. Invite the children to use their puppets to retell one of the stories. For example: “My name is Paul. I used to persecute people who followed Jesus. I saw a vision of Jesus. Jesus asked me to stop persecuting Him. I chose to follow Jesus and was a missionary for the rest of my life.”

Encourage application (reviewing scripture stories):Invite the children to use their puppets to retell the scripture stories to their families at home. Encourage them to share with family members how the individuals in the stories chose the right and how they were blessed. Ask the children how they can choose the right during the next week.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I am excited to share my idea for this week! As always, this idea goes right along with the February Sharing Time idea in the outline, but with a fun twist. When I was trying to figure out what idea to share I thought of my ‘go-to’ Punch-A-Box idea, but then I remembered a similar activity that we actually did for our Ward’s Trunk or Treat. This Sharing Time idea will definitely be a hit. I hope you enjoy this week’s idea, and use it for your lesson.

February 2017 Sharing Time Idea

Before Primary You Will Need:

Foam Board

Tissue Paper

Poster-Board

9 Plastic Cups

Clue Strips

Gospel Art Kit Pictures: Christ with Mary & Martha, Calling of Fishermen, and Saul

Scissors

Glue

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‘Who Am I’ Choose the Right February Sharing Time Game

Alright, you are going to be cutting holes into your foam board, just like a regular punch-a-box, but I decided that I wanted mine in the shape of a CTR shield. So, first I went ahead and created a shield template using my tissue paper (you will use this later as well), and then drew an outline on the back of my foam board. You will be covering the holes with tissue paper and the poster-board, so cut out a shield from the poster-board.

I then placed my 9 plastic cups inside the shield. Grab a pencil and trace around the mouth of the cups. From there, grab an X-acto Knife (or a regular knife), and start cutting out the holes (be sure to cut a little inside the circle so that the hole isn’t larger than the mouth of the cups.

Now that you have all of the holes cut out, go ahead and place your tissue paper shield over the holes (on the front side of your foam board). Use a glue stick to hold the tissue paper, and be sure to glue in between the holes as well as on the outside edge of the shield. Then do the same with the poster-board shield by placing it on top of the tissue paper and gluing.

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Jesus’s disciples were blessed by choosing the right.

Your foam board will look something like this. Now, you are going to flip your foam board so that the front is faced down, and using your knife make a slit into the poster-board/tissue paper in each hole.

Take your scissors, and cut from the center of the circle into wedge pieces (or pie sliced pieces, pictured above). By cutting your poster-board this way it will allow the children to easily slip their hands in and out of the holes.

Alright! You’ve got the holes covered cut, now let’s move onto the clues and cups.

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LDS Sharing Time Ideas

I have provided clue strips for you to use. There are 3 clues per person (I just used the people mentioned in the outline), so 9 strips total. I used a different color for each person to help figuring out who it is a little easier. Print out the clue strips and cut them out. Then place them inside 9 plastic cups.

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Little LDS Ideas Sharing Time Ideas

 Once each cup has a clue inside, attach the cups to the back of your foam board. You can do this by using hot glue or even using some strong tape. And that’s it! Now let’s talk about how to play!

How To Play:

The children are going to be taking turns sticking their hands into the CTR shield to retrieve a clue. They will be reading clues trying to guess which picture it belongs to. Once they have figured out ‘Who I Am’ you can tell the children the story, read the scriptures, or show them a short Scripture Video.

At the front of the room, have your ‘Who Am I’ game. Have your 3 Gospel Art Kit pictures attached to a bulletin board, chalkboard, or other foam board.

Invite a child up to the front to retrieve the first clue. Have them read the clue aloud, and then have them guess which picture they think it belongs to. Have them go and place the clue above/under the picture they think.

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February 2017 SharingTime

Then invite another child up, and have them do the same. Continue until all the clues have been pulled out. You will probably need to re-arrange some clues until all are under the appropriate picture.

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Primary Sharing Time Idea

Tell the children about each person, and how they were blessed for choosing the right. I know there are some great Scripture videos for some of these scripture stories OR you could invite someone to dress up like one of the people and have them come in and share how they were blessed.

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Click HERE to print my ‘Who Am I’ clue strips!

 

Another Idea from The Red Headed Hostess

Still looking for an idea for this week? Check out (psst…that’s an affiliate link, you can read about that here) this cute Sharing Time kit from The Red Headed Hostess!

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time idea, and are able to use it for your lesson. I would love to hear (or see pictures) if you do, so let me know by leaving a comment!

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

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A couple weeks ago I received a wonderful book in the mail from Deseret Book. The book that I received is journal to help families hold regular family councils, and to record those special meetings. Since I heard Elder Ballard encourage all members to hold regular Family Councils it has been on my mind, but it is something that we still haven’t done. Today I am sharing a review of “Our Family Council Journal”, and a little peek inside of it. I am so excited to have received this book, and I hope that it will help us to finally make time for Family Councils.

LDS Family Council Ideas

In the very first pages of this journal you will find Elder Ballard’s talk, “Family Councils”, which is an amazing talk. A few pages after his words, you will find a page with ‘Reminders About Family Councils’ as well as ‘Suggestions For Using This Journal’. I loved reading the suggestions and the possibilities for using this journal.

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Throughout the journal are colorful pages with wonderful quotes, like the one pictured below. Each of the quotes found in this journal are great and very uplifting. After reading a few of them, I was reminded of the importance of Family Councils.

Family Council Ideas

 One of my favorite quotes from Elder Ballard’s talk, and that is also found in the book is,

“Children desperately need parents willing to listen to them, and the family council can provide a time during which family members can learn to understand and love one another.”

Our Family Council Journal

What I love most about this journal is that it eventually will act as a journal for your entire family. This book is filled with pages for you to fill with special memories and discussions you have with your children. I have a journal, but this journal is created specifically for recording notes from family councils. I’m hoping that this journal will serve as a reminder to my husband and I to hold family councils.

Elder Ballard Family Council

I know that my family will benefit greatly from holding regular family council meetings, and I am excited to finally do that and help strengthen our family. I would recommend this book to any family looking to hold family councils. This would also make a great gift to give to extended families or families you visit/home teach.

Do you hold regular Family Councils with the members of your family? What have you found works or doesn’t work? I would love any tips or ideas. If you’re like me, and haven’t even started, be sure to stop by Deseret Book and take a look at “Our Family Council Journal”.

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I want to thank Deseret Book for allowing me to review this fabulous journal, and I am excited to use it to help my family grow closer and stronger. There are so many distractions that keep us from making time for those we love, but it should be our top priority.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to hear your thoughts, so be sure to leave me a comment. Have a wonderful day!

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(I received “Our Family Council Journal” from Deseret Book. All content and opinions are 100% my own.)

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