On the last day of school, as we were driving home, my children excitedly handed me their Summer Reading Lists. They were so excited to read the books on the list, and I was even more excited for them to read because it meant less time sitting watching TV or playing electronics. As we sat their talking about their reading lists I had a thought/idea come to my mind. We see all kinds of summer reading lists, but I have never seen a Summer Spiritual Reading List. I pictured a list filled with articles from church magazines and General Conference, it was such a great idea! I had to do it, so I added the idea to my (huge) list of ideas and got to work looking for talks and articles to add to my Summer Spiritual Reading List. I didn’t get very far though (I think I had 3 talks on my list), and then life got crazy busy. I really wanted to create my Spiritual Summer Reading List, but I just didn’t have the time to search for talks (I promise I will create one though), that’s when another great idea popped into my head…Spiritual Summer BINGO!

Spiritual Summer BINGO

This was a little more easy to execute. My Spiritual Summer BINGO sheet is filled with all kinds of tasks for your children to do to help them grow spiritually this summer (or at least the last month they have). I know in my own home Summer can be a time where my children think they can sit and watch TV, I wanted to help them do more. At the bottom of my Spiritual Summer BINGO sheet I wrote,

“Don’t take a ‘spiritual break’ during summer break. use this Spiritual Summer bingo sheet to help you stay spiritually strong.”

Could your children, or your Primary children, use a little spiritual boost this summer? Then give my Spiritual Summer BINGO sheet a try.

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How To Play

I have only created one sheet so far, but if y’all like it then maybe I’ll make a few more. To play, print out my Spiritual Summer BINGO Sheet (link below). Then, pick a square and complete the task. Once you have completed it, mark it with an ‘X’ or a sticker. Once you get five in a row, you’re done! As a parent, you could have incentives for BINGO, and you could do an extra special prize for a ‘black-out’.

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Primary Class Idea

I used these in my Primary class, too! I passed them out and told them that if they got five in a row and brought it back, then I would reward them with a special gift. Just print out the number of copies needed, and encourage the children in your class to get a BINGO.

I have included squares to help pass off Faith in God requirements, squares to help the children learn program songs, and squares to help memorize Articles of Faith (and there’s other great squares as well).

So, are you ready to play some BINGO? Just click the link below to print out your very own BINGO sheet.

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Click HERE to print my Spiritual Summer BINGO printable!

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I hope you enjoy my Spiritual Summer BINGO sheet and use it for your family or primary class. 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!

Young Women Personal Progress Goal | Individual Worth #4 | Come Follow Me Lesson Activities | August Come Follow Me - Marriage & Family | Prickly Pear Design Co.

Hello friends! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co.  I’m excited to share a Young Women Personal Progress Activity with you today.

Every morning for the past two weeks we’ve been driving to & from swimming lessons. Our route takes us right by the Meridian, Idaho Temple which is still under construction and is scheduled to be dedicated this Fall!

We love seeing the progress on the temple each time we drive by. Most of the work is done on the outside, but if you drive by in the early mornings or evenings you can see lights on inside and it’s fun to talk about all the work that’s going on inside as well.

As I’ve watched this temple’s progress, it’s become really clear that building a temple has a lot of parallels to each of us and our lives.

Our bodies are temples, and we’re here on Earth to build up our temple, stand tall and beautiful, and point to God. The plans for each temple are unique and detailed, and so are our lives. When I see the temple I’m reminded of the verse in D&C 88:119:

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.

The details of our lives are up to us, but our choices should help us build our temple in the areas outlined in that scripture. What we choose, should help us keep the temple and it’s blessings in our sight.

Young Women Personal Progress Goal | Individual Worth #4 | Come Follow Me Lesson Activities | August Come Follow Me - Marriage & Family | Prickly Pear Design Co.

This Young Women Personal Progress Activity is a great one to complete any time of year, but if you’re looking for a Personal Progress night for August, this one happens to coordinate with the Come Follow Me theme that month – Marriage & Family.

Here’s what you’ll need for your Personal Progress mutual night or to get your girls started on completing Individual Worth #4:

  • Download the files below of the Temple Blessings print and the My Plan Worksheet
  • Ask each girl to bring their scriptures, Personal Progress Book and a pen.
  • Frames or cute washi tape for the prints (either 8×10 or 4×6 works – both sizes of prints are included below)

First, take a few minutes as a group to read and mark D&C88:119 – discuss how each of us are unique but that we’re each a temple of God. Then, set the girls to work thinking and writing on the My Plan worksheet. You may want to mention that all of the goals don’t need to be spiritual in nature, but that many life goals actually help us become more like He is – getting an education, learning a skill or trade, practicing a talent, even traveling to a distant place and learning about new cultures and enjoying the beauty God gives us. 

While I was creating these prints, I kept thinking how great it would be to complete this activity even if you aren’t a Young Women. It would make a great tie-in for a Relief Society Activity night focused on goal setting or the Temple!

Young Women Personal Progress Goal | Individual Worth #4 | Come Follow Me Lesson Activities | August Come Follow Me - Marriage & Family | Prickly Pear Design Co.

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Get the Individual Worth #4 Activity Sheets Here

(includes the 8×10 Temple Blessings Print & My Plan worksheet in PDF)

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Get the Temple Blessings 4×6 Print Here

(the 4×6 print is formatted specifically for photo labs – I use Costco, but your favorite photo lab will work great too!)

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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.

Stop by Prickly Pear Design Co. to snag more free printables for Young Women, Relief Society & just because. Every month I release a Young Women Come Follow Me Handout kit that has additional ideas for Mutual Activities and Visiting Teaching printables to make visiting your sisters that much easier.

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Here are a few of my recent favorites:

Relief Society Visiting Teaching Printables – Monthly DIY print 

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July’s Come Follow Me Study Guide – Ordinances & Covenants

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Personal Progress & Honor Bee Tracking & Planning Pages 

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to hear how your Young Women Personal Progress Night Activity goes, so leave a comment letting me know. Have a great day!

Hi friend, it’s Chrissy from Teepee Girl, and I am so excited to share this baptism flashlight gift tag with you!

I am hoping that this gift tag will help primary presidencies, teachers, and parents everywhere!

Whenever I have been part of a primary presidency, we have always tried to think of fun, inexpensive, and relevant baptism gifts that we could give to the kids in our primary who were getting baptized.

And many primary teachers, especially those who teach the 8-year-old class, also like to have a little stash of gifts that they can give to kids that get baptized.

And then there’s us parents who are looking for a quick and easy gift idea. My 8-year-old gets invited to her friends’ baptisms and of course we want to support all these great kids! And honestly, we don’t always bring a gift and I am totally comfortable with that. After all, the thing they really want is our presence and our love. But if I can plan ahead, I like to bring a little something. Just because I know how much the kiddos love it.

And kids love this gift!

What makes this little gift so fun is that it involves a flashlight.

Kids LOVE flashlights. In fact, my 8-year-old sleeps with a flashlight under her pillow every night. Just in case she needs it.

And now there are so many cheap little flashlights out there. (You can get some shipped to you through my affiliate link HERE.) This free printable tag is the perfect fit for a flashlight.

The tags talks about how the Holy Ghost is like a flashlight.

Flashlights give us light when we need it, and so does the Holy Ghost. I thought it was a great little analogy that I hope will help the kids understand what the Holy Ghost does.

And we all know kids love candy. So I thought that putting some cheap candy in a bag along with the flashlight would make this gift even cooler.

Because some kids have allergies, I like to use smarties and gum. Both are a big hit with kids and they last a lot longer than chocolate does. So if you are making these little gift bags with the intention of storing them until you need them, I highly recommend smarties, gum, or even suckers.

When you download this printable, you will get four tags per page. This will hopefully help with printing costs.

I recommend printing these tags on cardstock. And feel free to write a little note to the child getting baptized on the back!

If you can, I recommend getting them printed a place like Office Depot, where they have really high quality printers.  This will give you a really nice gift tag with sharp details and really high quality card stock.

Click the link below to print this fun Baptism Flashlight Tag.

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Click HERE to download this Baptism Flashlight Gift Tag.

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you get a chance to use these flashlight gift tags. Leave a comment and let us know what you think! Or snap a picture and tag us on Instagram-we love that!

Check out these other fun and free printable from Teepee Girl:

Cub Scout Fidget Spinner

This Cub Scout DIY Fidget Spinner is the perfect craft activity or gift for all the cub scouts out there. Make these fidget spinners in den meetings or give them as gifts. Get it today at www.TeepeeGirl.com

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I Spy Sunday Printable Game

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I don’t think you can ever thank someone enough for their service, especially when it comes to church callings, so today I am sharing a cute 4th of July Sparkler Thank You Tag that you could use to say ‘Thank You’ to that awesome Primary teacher, Relief Society teacher, the Young Women in your ward, or a friend!

4th of July Thank You Treat Tag

I can’t take full credit for this cute idea because the idea came from the awesome Primary Presidency Facebook group that I have mentioned before. Last year, the Primary President in my ward saw a cute 4th of July Thank You Gift idea in the group using sparklers and a tag that said, “You make our Primary sparkle!”. We thought it was such a cute idea! Since there wasn’t a file to print, she asked if I could create a tag for us to use for our Primary teachers.

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In addition to the sparklers, we added these cute patriotic Kisses and Kit Kat candies. Aren’t those the most adorable wrappers!?!

4th of July Thank You Treat and Tag

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4th of July Treat Idea and Thank You Tag

Do you know someone that would love to receive a cute little 4th of July treat? Today I am sharing some great printables to help you out. But first, let’s talk about what you’ll need to put it all together.

You will need:

My 4th of July Sparkler Thank You Tag (printables below)

Sparklers

Candy

Ribbon, Twine, String

and something to put it all in.

We used some clear plastic boxes that I had laying around, but you could use clear treat bags, jars, or some cute paper party sacks.

4th of July Thank You Treat

We placed all of the delicious treats inside of the box, and then wrapped some twine around the box. Slide the sparklers underneath the twine, and then attach the tag and tie a knot. Easy, peasy!

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4th of July Sparkler Thank You Tags

I posted a sneak peek of my tags on Instagram and asked if anyone would be interested in other types of tag (not just primary). Some of you said ‘YES!’ so I went ahead and made a few different versions of my tag.

I created a Primary tag, a Relief Society tag, a Young Women tag, and a generic quote tag that says, “Real sparkle is not something you put on. It comes from the heart.” I got the quote from THIS Mormonad and thought it would make such a great tag. Just write a little note on the back letting the recipient know how amazing you think they are, and you’ve got yourself the perfect patriotic treat!

I went ahead and combined all the tags into one file, just click and print the page that you need or print them all!

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Click HERE to Print my 4th of July Sparkler Thank You Tags!

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So, what do you think? Do you know someone that would love to receive this 4th of July Thank You Treat? I would love to hear if you use my 4th of July Sparkler Thank You Tags. If you get a chance, snap a picture of the finished treat and tag me on Instagram or Facebook.

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

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Prepare two wordstrips: Fasting and Prayer. Invite two children to stand close together, and give each child one of the wordstrips. Have another child walk between them. Ask the first two children to securely link their arms, and ask the other child to try to walk between them again. Point out how much stronger the children are when they are linked together. Explain that fasting and prayer are more powerful when we use them together. Write “Fasting and prayer can strengthen my testimony” on the board, and have the children repeat it together.

Encourage understanding (listening to scriptures and participating in an object lesson): Ask the children to listen for things the sons of Mosiah did to become strong in the gospel as you read Alma 17:2–3. Invite the children to flex their muscles each time they hear something that helped the sons of Mosiah become strong.

Lead a discussion on fasting by asking several questions such as “What is fasting?” “Why should we fast?” “When should we fast?” and “Why should we pray when we fast?” (see Joseph B. Wirthlin, “The Law of the Fast,” Ensign, May 2001, 73–75). Let every child who adds to the discussion hold on to one end of a piece of yarn or string. Hold the other end of each piece of string in your hand. At the end of the discussion, ask the children holding the strings to come to the middle of the room and twist all of their pieces of string together, making a strong rope. Explain that each piece of string we add to the rope makes the rope stronger. Help the children understand that in a similar way, each time we fast and pray we add strength to our testimony.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

Back in 2012 I shared an idea that Emmalee Hammond shared. She based her Sharing Time idea off of Elder Wirthlin’s red wagon story from, “The Law of the Fast”. I loved her idea then, and I still love it, so I went ahead and created some printables that you could use for this week’s idea. Thanks again Emmalee for the great idea!

July 2017 Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Idea

Begin your lesson by doing the “Identify the Doctrine” idea given in the outline. I think the children will enjoy this activity, and it will help them learn the power of fasting and prayer.

You can then read the scripture from the outline a (Alma 17:2–3) and discuss the power we receive when we pray and fast.

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The Red Wagon Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Activity

As I said before, a sweet sister shared this idea in a comment on Sugardoodle back in 2012, but it is perfect for this week! Here is what Emmalee shared: “I am using Joseph B. Wirthlin’s red wagon story from “The Law of the Fast”. I’m going to bring a red wagon to fill. I will tape quotes about prayer and fasting (when we fast, the examples of the sons of Mosiah and Nephites, why we fast, etc.) onto cans and boxes of food and a blanket. The children will pick one item at a time, discuss the quote, then place the item in the wagon to fill it by the end. Here is the wagon story: How well I remember my father, the bishop of our ward, filling my small red wagon with food and clothing and then directing me—as a deacon in the Church—to pull the wagon behind me and visit the homes of the needy in our ward. I remember visiting one family in particular: a sickly mother, an unemployed and discouraged father, and five children with pallid faces, all disheartened and hungry. I remember the gratitude that beamed in their faces when I walked up to their door with my wagon nearly spilling over with needed supplies. I remember how the children smiled. I remember how the mother wept. And I remember how the father stood, head bowed, unable to speak. Brothers and sisters, in a sense, you too can bring to a needy family a wagon brimming with hope. How? By paying a generous fast offering. -JOSEPH B. WIRTHLIN”

I think it would be so fun to bring in an actual red wagon filled with food and clothing, but not everyone has a wagon, so I went ahead and created some printables to help you out.

I have included an 11″X14″ wagon (I also included one that can be printed on 2 sheets) as well as food items to go inside the wagon.

Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Idea

Begin by sharing Elder Wirthlin’s story with the children. I did see a video of Elder Wirthlin’s story, here. It’s a Youtube video, so you might need to get permission from your Bishop if you’d like to show it.

After you have shared the story, show the children the empty red wagon. Tell the children that today they are going to be learning about fasting and prayer by finding food items to fill the red wagon, just like Elder Wirthlin. Explain that all around the room are different food items. On each food is a word that represents a question that you will discuss.

To play this, you could have the children search for any food OR you could give them a specific food to search for (that way you ask the questions in order).

The questions that you will be asking are the questions from the outline:

What is fasting?

Why should we fast?

When should we fast?

Why should we pray when we fast?

I also included ‘Where’. You could ask something like ‘Where does our fast offering money go?’ You could also add a ‘Who?’ question: ‘Who is blessed from fast offering?’. Just a few more ideas. I included a few blank food items that you could write your own word on or you could write scripture references.

When a child finds a food item, have them bring it to the front and place it in the wagon. Then ask the question that goes with that food item. If they aren’t sure what the answer is you could read a scripture to help them out or have them ask another child for help. When you have answered the question, invite another child up to find the next food item. Continue until all items have been found.

To close,  help the children understand that each time we fast and pray we add strength to our testimony.

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Click HERE to print my Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Printables.

Click HERE to print the 11 X 14″ Red wagon poster.

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Fasting and Prayer Sharing Time Idea. I would love to hear if you use it, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

Simple Service Note Card Printables | LDS Young Women | LDS Activity Day Girls Group Service Projects | Free Printable

Hello friends! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co. I’m excited to share these simple service ideas and printable notecards with you (and a bonus treat container!) today and hope that it provides you a simple way to say thank you to others! These printables can help pull together a last minute mutual night for your Young Women group or make a great service project for Activity Day Girls or even a Family Home Evening.

Recently, I got to thinking about saying thank you to those that provide meaningful impact in our lives and the lives of others. I too often overlook the small acts of service that occur every day and often focus on the large, more noticeable service that happens around me.

But saying thank you shouldn’t have to take a ton of time or be complicated. In fact sometimes it’s the little things that catch us off guard that mean the most. So I got to work and created a few little note cards and brainstormed a few ideas on who and how to show gratitude to those we may not usually think of thanking.

Simple Service Note Card Printables | LDS Young Women | LDS Activity Day Girls Group Service Projects | Free Printable

Who to Thank: Temple Patrons & Temple Workers

Why: they sacrifice their time to serve those who are in need of saving ordinances

What to do: Print off a handful of notecards and have your girls write notes and sign them from your ward Young Women or Activity Day Girls group. Then go to the temple parking lot, and stick the cards under the windshield wipers of cars parked in the lot.

Extra mile: Gather up a few cleaning supplies and have your group clean the windshields of the cars before they leave their note.

Simple Service Note Card Printables | LDS Young Women | LDS Activity Day Girls Group Service Projects | Free Printable

Who to Thank: The Bishop & His Counselors, Ward Council, or even the Young Men in your ward

Why: they spend extra hours serving and planning activities, fulfill leadership roles, and the Young Men work to bless the sacrament, collect fast offerings and fulfill their priesthood duties such as home teaching, etc.

What to do: Use the printable note cards or have your group design their own – discuss ways that the Bishop, his counselors, and the ward council may serve the ward that your Young Women may not have known of or thought much about ( tithing settlement, recommend interviews, reviewing callings and taking care of tithing after church every week, fulfilling welfare needs and tending to the sick, elderly, and those in need, etc.)

I recently saw a post about a Young Men’s group on social media who planned and executed a night honoring the Young Women in their ward. I loved the idea of the Young Men serving and making the Young Women feel special and thought how much it might mean if a group of Young Women decided to acknowledge the Young Men for the many things they do each week to fulfill their priesthood duties.

*The bonus treat container may come in handy for this service project and are the perfect size to hold 2-3 medium sized cookies or be stuffed with a few mini candy bars.

Get the Simple Service Note Cards Here

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.

I’d love to hear or see how you use the Simple Service Note Cards – leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram.

Stop by Prickly Pear Design Co. to snag more free printables for Young Women, Relief Society & just because. Here are a few of my recent favorites:

Relief Society Visiting Teaching Printables – Monthly DIY print 

Relief Society Visiting Teaching Printables | FREE DIY Monthly Print | LDS Relief Society | Prickly Pear Design Co.

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Young Women Value Posters

FREE LDS Young Women Value Posters | Young Women Values | Free LDS Printables | Prickly Pear Design Co.

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Monthly Come Follow Me Handouts

LDS Come Follow Me Prints | Young Women Come Follow Me | Free LDS Printables | Prickly Pear Design Co.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I would love to hear if you use my Simple Service Note Cards, so leave a comment letting me know. Have a great day!

Hello again! This is Shannon, Sheena’s sister. I was recently released from the Primary Presidency in my ward because our President accepted a job and moved. A few short weeks before I was released I finished writing our 2017 Primary Program! Sigh…actually this deserves a big sigh! Anyone who has written a Primary Program knows that many hours go into praying and thinking and writing, and then some more praying, thinking, and writing. But my loss is your gain. I could not let my hard work go to waste so I told Sheena that she could post my 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines for others who need ideas.

2017 Primary Program Outlines

Now I am not professing to be a great writer so don’t get your hopes up too high. I like to follow the Sharing Time outline because that is what the children have been learning all year. The program is a great time for the children to share what they have learned with their families and ward members.

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I have included three versions of my 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines. There are just slight differences between them. I like to have the older children, particularly the 11 year olds, act as the narrators. This is their last primary program so it is fitting that they could be a narrator. You could have the 11 year old boys and girls be the narrators…or just the 11 year old girls…or the 10 and 11 year old children. It depends on the size of your primary classes.

The 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline downloads #1 and #2 are a little longer than the third download. They include the October theme from the outline, while the third one stops at September’s theme. I concluded all three with the children singing Nephi’s Courage. I tried to choose a powerful song that the children know well so that they could close the program with a strong, musical testimony. Our bishop planned on making a few remarks after the song to close the meeting. Some primary presidents like to speak as well.

My Primary Program ideas have room for 5 children in each class but you can easily add as many children as you need. If you have a small primary, you can easily eliminate parts or combine parts.

I hope my ideas help. And good luck to all of those who have the amazing job of writing the primary program. It is one of my favorite Sundays of the year!

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Click the link(s) below to download the outlines that Shannon has created. Each of the files are Word documents, so you will be able to make necessary changes to fit your Primary.

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Click HERE to print the #1 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline.

Click HERE to print the #2 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline.

Click HERE to print the #3 2017 LDS Primary Program Outline.

Thanks, Shannon! I am so glad that she still had her calling and then got released because having an outline to look at is so great. When I wrote ours I took pieces from 3-4 outlines to create my own.

Be on the look out for Primary Program program covers as well as ‘Save the Date’ cards and Invitations. I had the idea of creating ‘Save the Date’ cards a few years ago, since parents never know when the Primary Program is until a few weeks before. I thought the cards would help let parents know so they didn’t plan anything for that special weekend.

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We hope you like the 2017 LDS Primary Program Outlines that we have shared, and are able to use them. We’d love to hear if you do, so leave a comment letting us know. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for the amazing work that you do as a member of the Primary Presidency. You are amazing! Have a wonderful day.

June has been absolutely crazy, so that explains why I am just now getting my June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea up on the blog. I had read over the message to see what idea I could come up with, but nothing came. I have already done a Powerade message for Priesthood Power, HERE, but that’s all I could think of. So I forgot about it, and moved on. Then today I remembered that I hadn’t done my Visiting Teaching, and I hadn’t shared anything either! My kids were upstairs cleaning their rooms because I had promised them a treat if they did a really good job. They finally finished, so we headed to the dollar store. Nothing like a trip to the dollar store to get your creative juices flowing. 😉

While we were there I spotted a pack of Sweet Watermelon ‘Extra’ gum, so I grabbed it. When I got home I read through the message once again, and I finally had my idea. Yay!

June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea

This month’s message talks about the extraordinary blessings we can receive from Priesthood Power, so that is exactly what printable I created. A printable to help remind the wonderful sisters you visit just how blessed we are to have the Priesthood in our lives.

June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea

For this month’s Visiting Teaching idea you will need:

Any type of ‘Extra’ gum

My June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea Gum Wrapper Printables

Tape

That’s it! Well, you’ll need scissors to cut out the printables, but that’s it. Since I decided on gum this month I wanted to create a cute gum wrapper. I got to work and create a cute front label that says, “Enjoy the ‘Extra’ordinary blessings of Priesthood Power,” and a back quote sheet that includes 2 quotes from this month’s message as well as the “Consider This” question.

I couldn’t fit 2 sets of my gum wrapper printables onto one sheet, so on the first sheet you will find a front piece, back piece, and another front. Then on the second sheet you will find a front, back, back. If you print both sheets you will have 3 full sets. Now let’s talk about putting these together.
June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea

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June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea

Cut out each gum wrapper printable. Then place the two printable pieces together(front and back pieces), making sure the blank sides are facing each other and the printed sides are facing outwards. You can glue the two pieces together, but I just stacked them on top of each other and left it like that.

Next, place the wrapper printable on top of the gum. When I did this I made sure that the front circle (the “Enjoy the Extraordinary blessings…) was centered on the gum. Wrap one side around to the back of the gum and place a piece of tape to secure it, like in the picture below.

June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea

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Now, fold the other side down and tape to secure it. It would be really cute to use some green wash tape, but regular old tape will do the job. You could also tie some cute string or ribbon around it as well.

June 2017 Visiting Teaching Idea

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And that’s it! Super simple, but a really great treat to share with those amazing ladies you visit. I am so excited to share these with the ladies we visit!

June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea

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Click HERE to print my June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea Printables

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I hope you enjoy this month’s Visiting Teaching Idea. I would love to hear what you think of my June 2017 Priesthood Power Visiting Teaching Idea, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

Hi! It’s Chrissy from Teepee Girl and I am so excited to share these CTR Fidget Spinners with you!

My girls and I have quite the collection of DIY fidget spinners, and we are loving them! They cost pennies to make (literally, ha!), come together pretty quickly, and are a super fun craft project!

There are two fidget spinner sizes on the printable. The bigger one is perfect for my 8 & 9-year-old daughters, but is too big for my 5-year-old to get a good spin. Since both sizes are included in the printable, you can pick what size you think is best for your kiddos.

And because I am a visual learner, I made a quick little video showing you how these are made. I hope this helps!

There are lots of ways to make fidget spinners. If you don’t have all the supplies I used, you may like these tutorials from Red Ted Art or Draw So Cute. They make their fidget spinners with a toothpick instead of a Q-tip.

There are just so many fun ways to make these little gadgets!  I am showing you the best way I have found to make them so that they spin well, are comfortable, and don’t take very long to make (because I hate waiting for glue to dry!) but feel free to experiment making these with things you have on hand. (Example: instead of a Q-tip, maybe you could use a drinking straw, birthday candle, lollipop stick…anything you have around your house!)

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Supplies Used: (affiliate links)

•My CTR fidget spinner printable, printed on cardstock (download the printable below)

•Scissors

3/4 inch circle punch (optional, used to cut out the star circles)

Glue dots (or any other strong, quick-drying craft glue)

Glue gun

•Q-tip

Jump Rings (not necessary but I have found they help with the spinning; more on this below)

Small (1/8 inch) hole punch

•Pencil

•Cereal Box

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How to make a DIY CTR Fidget Spinner

1.  The first thing you will want to do is print the CTR fidget spinner printable on cardstock. Then just cut out the spinner shapes and 5 CTR circles. (There are more than 5 CTR cirlces on the printable; I just wanted you to have lots of color choices. I’m weird like that.)

I used my 3/4 inch circle punch to cut out the circle dots. I love this little tool! The circles come out so clean and it saves a lot of time.

2.  Cut out a square piece from a cereal box. Using one of the fidget spinners you just cut out, trace the fidget spinner shape on the cereal box. Then cut that fidget spinner out of the cereal box.

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3. Make sure your fidget spinners are lined up with cereal box, then glue the fidget spinner to both sides of the cereal box.

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4. Using the 1/8 inch hole punch, punch out a hole where indicated on the printable. In addition, you will need to punch out the center of two CTR circles and set them aside. You will use them in a minute.

5. One one side of the fidget spinner, add a glue dot to each of the circles on the fidget spinner. Place a penny on top of the glue dot. (The pennies add weight for momentum while spinning.)

6. Add a glue dot on top of the penny, and place a CTR circle on top of the penny. This just makes it look nice and match the reverse side.

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7. Cut off one end of a Q-tip.

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8. Place the cut-off end of the Q-tip through the center hole, add a jump ring, and then a CTR circle that has the center punched out.

You don’t have to use a jump ring, but I have found that they seem to spin longer with it. So if you don’t have jump rings, give it try without them and see what you think. If you are not happy with how they spin, next time try adding the jump ring. 🙂

9. Add a glue dot on top of the cut-off Q-tip and CTR circle. This keeps it all together and helps with the next step.

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10. Add a big dollop of hot glue right on top of the glue dot that is sitting on the CTR circle. This forms a comfortable little “handle” over the q-tip for your fingers while you spin your fidget spinner.

11. Let the hot glue dry for 8-10 minutes. I found that resting it over a cup works really well.

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12. Now you are going to do the same thing to the other side. Cut off the end of the Q-tip. Add a jump ring. Put the CTR circle (with the center punched out) on top, then a glue dot.

13. Add a big pile of hot glue to this side let it dry.

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Now give it a good spin! (Don’t pinch the “hot glue handles” too tightly or it won’t work. Just hold it nice and loosely and it should give you a nice spin!)

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I hope these CTR fidget spinners bring a lot of fun into your home or church activity! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Click HERE to download the CTR Fidget Spinners printable.

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Check out these other fidget spinner printables from Teepee Girl:

DIY Fidget Spinner {Coloring Edition}Color and make your own fidget spinner! This DIY fidget spinner is great for keeping kids busy and happy! The kids love it because they get to decorate their own fidget spinner. The adults love it because It's easy and comes together quickly. Get the full instructions and free printable at www.TeepeeGirl.com.

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DIY Fidget Spinner

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Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding (reading scriptures and playing a game): Read together 1 Corinthians 3:16–17. Invite the children to share what this scripture means to them. Explain that Heavenly Father wants us to take care of our bodies. Place pictures of various foods, drinks, and other items that are either good or bad for the body (such as fruits, vegetables, bread, alcohol, and tobacco) in a container. Make a copy of page 43 in the nursery manual, and cut it into puzzle pieces. Have the children take turns taking pictures from the container. If the item in the picture is good for us, have a child place a puzzle piece on the board. If the item is bad, remove a puzzle piece. Continue playing until the puzzle is complete (you will need to have more good things in the container than bad things). Ask an adult or child to share some of the blessings that he or she has received by obeying the Word of Wisdom (see D&C 89:18–21).

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Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

This week’s topic is on the Word of Wisdom. I have a great lesson idea (that I’m sure many of you have heard or seen on the web) and printables to help you out. Since it is Father’s Day weekend, I also am sharing another great option that you could use to incorporate some of the men from the Ward. I am excited to share both of these ideas with you today, and hope that you enjoy them as well.

June 2017 Word of Wisdom Sharing Time Idea

For my first idea I thought it would be fun to teach the children about the Word of Wisdom by letting the children chose foods that are healthy and unhealthy. In addition to choosing foods, I thought the children would enjoy actually feeding the healthy foods to someone.

Since you probably don’t want to invite an actual person to come in and have the children feed them, I thought a large poster-sized printable would do the trick.

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Word of Wisdom Sharing Time Idea

As in the outline, begin your Sharing Time by reading 1 Corinthians 3:16–17. Invite the children to share what this scripture means to them. Explain that Heavenly Father wants us to take care of our bodies.

Explain to the children that today they are going to be picking different foods out of a bag, and then deciding whether they’re good for us or bad. This is where you can show the children your ‘helpers’ and explain that they will be feeding the healthy foods to your helpers. The unhealthy food will be placed in a garbage can.

Before Primary, print out my Word of Wisdom Wanda or Wayne posters. I have included 2 different sizes for you: 16″ X 20″ posters OR a file that you can print onto 4 sheets of paper and then cut and piece together onto a poster-board.

Once you have the posters printed, attach to a foam board or poster-board. Next you will need to cut out the mouth. Make sure the mouth is large enough for your food to fit. I didn’t actually print my posters out to test them, sorry, but there is enough room to make the mouth larger if needed. Now that your poster(s) is all done, gather pictures or play food for the children to pick out of a grocery bag. It would be so cute to bring in a mini shopping cart with a grocery bag filled with food. If you have one, use it!

I didn’t take the time to find food images because my friend, Emilie (A Year of FHE), already had some on her blog! Click here to view Emilie’s food printable.

How To Play

 Have the children take turns taking pictures from the grocery bag. If the item in the picture is good for us, have a child feed Wanda/Wayne. If the item is bad, have the child throw it away. You could go on to explain why it is bad for us. You may need to explain that some food is ok to eat, but unhealthy when eaten a lot. Continue playing until all the foods have been chosen from the bag. Ask an adult or child to share some of the blessings that he or she has received by obeying the Word of Wisdom (see D&C 89:18–21).

Click HERE to print my Word of Wisdom Wanda 16X20 Poster.

Click HERE to print my Word of Wisdom Wayne 16X20 Poster.

Click HERE to print my Word of Wisdom Wanda/Wayne 4 sheet posters.

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LDS Squares

Let’s talk about my second idea that is actually a great way to incorporate fathers/men into your lesson. This idea was one of the very first ideas that I shared here on Little LDS Ideas (you can take a look at the original post, HERE!) I remember using this game for my own Sharing Time and it was so much fun. I like to call it ‘LDS Squares’. I based this game off of popular TV game show, Hollywood Squares) which isn’t on the air anymore (I don’t think).

Essentially, you are playing tic-tac-toe, but with people in each square. This is such a fun activity that everyone will enjoy, even if it’s not Father’s day where you live, promise!

LDS Squares Sharing Time Idea

First of all, you have to write up some questions. Lucky for you, I found some on Sugardoodle for this exact same game! You can grab the download for the questions, HERE. If you need more questions, just make some up. Any kinds of question, multiple choice, true or false, I also had some where I read a scripture and asked a question about that scripture that they had to answer.

You will also need find 9 adults to help you out, they will be your tic-tac-toe grid. This is where you can incorporate those amazing men. Invite some of the children’s fathers, the Bishop, a Grandpa, anyone! You need to have them sit in 3 rows of 3. I had the first row in little chairs and the second and third row in big chairs. Before my Sharing Time I made big name tags for each of the 9 adults to wear around their necks. And I also made each adult one ‘X’ sign and one ‘O’ sign. I have included printables for the ‘X’ and ‘O’ signs to help you out.

Split the primary into two teams, the X’s and the O’s. Each team takes turns picking one of the adults. Then, the adult that the team chose is asked a question. They answer the question, but they can answer correctly or they can bluff and make-up a fake answer. The team has to choose whether to agree or disagree with the answer that was given. If the team makes the right decision they get the square, and the adult then holds up either the ‘X’ or ‘O’ sign (depending on what symbol the team is). If the team agrees with the adult when the answer is wrong or vice versa, the opposing team automatically gets the square, unless that causes the opposing team to get three in a row. In that case, the opposing team has to win the square on their own, having the adult answer a new question.
Another way of winning the round is: if no one has gotten 3 in a row, but has 5 squares marked with their ‘X’ or ‘O’ they win.
Play until one of the team wins, and then start all over again. At the end you could ask a few of the adults to share some of the blessings that he or she has received by obeying the word of wisdom.

Click HERE to print my LDS Square printables!

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time and are able to use it. I would love to hear what you decide to do, so be sure to leave me a comment letting me know. And if you snap a picture, share it on Facebook or Instagram and tag me so I can see it!

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