Encourage understanding (discussing covenants and reading scriptures): Explain that a covenant is a sacred two-way promise between us and Heavenly Father; we promise to do certain things, and when we do, He promises to bless us. Remind the children that we make a covenant with Heavenly Father when we are baptized, and explain that we renew that covenant when we take the sacrament. Make wordstrips with phrases from the sacrament prayers that explain what we promise when we take the sacrament and what Heavenly Father promises us (see Doctrine and Covenants 20:77, 79). Give the wordstrips to a few children, and have them stand in the correct order as you read the scriptures out loud.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

For this week’s Sharing Time Idea I will be sharing an idea that would work better with Sr. Primary as well as a Jr. Primary idea. For the Sr. Primary idea, you will be creating a large fill-in-the-blank Sacrament Prayer poster that the children will have to fill in with words. I hope you enjoy the ideas that I share today, and are able to use them this week.

LDS Sacrament Sharing Time Idea

To begin your Sharing Time, discuss the word ‘covenant’ and what it means. While looking for object lesson ideas, I ran across a great idea over on Hatch Patch Creations, that would be perfect! Once you discuss ‘covenants’ you could ask the if they know of an event/time where we make covenants. If they are unsure, give hints to help them. You could say something like:
“You make covenants when you are 8 years old.”

Remind the children that we make a covenant with Heavenly Father when we are baptized, and explain that we renew that covenant when we take the sacrament.

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Sr. Primary Sacrament Puzzle Idea

Before Primary, you will need to print out my 4 of my large Sacrament Prayer Puzzles (2 copies each). I have included two different options: you can print the Engineer sized print at Staples for just a couple dollars (18″ X 24″) OR you can use my other printable and piece the puzzle together. The second option includes 4 pages that you will print out, and then glue/tape together to create a large poster.

Click HERE to print my Sacrament Prayer Puzzle (18X24″ Poster).

Click HERE to print my Sacrament Prayer Puzzle.

You can place these on a chalkboard/bulletin board, or you can place the puzzles onto foam board (have one puzzle on each side). You will also need to print and cut the answer word slips. I would place the bread and water answers into separate envelopes, so they don’t get them mixed up.

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How To Play

Divide the Primary into two groups (if you want to have more groups, just be sure to print out more copies of the puzzles).  Show each team their puzzles and their envelopes with the word strips.  Explain to each team that they will be working together to put the words of the scripture in the correct place. You can have them tape the words or glue them onto the puzzle.

To make it a little more challenging, give them a certain amount of time, and tell the that they cannot use their scriptures.

Once time is up, or everyone has finished, read the scripture aloud, and have the children read along to see if they placed the words in the right places. This would also be a great time to go over certain words and explain what they mean.

After you have read the prayer, and fixed any words, invite one person from each team to come forward and circle the covenants we make as we partake of the bread and water. Discuss the covenants and what they mean.

Continue by flipping the puzzle around and repeat with the Sacrament Prayer for the water.

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JR Primary Sacrament I Spy Idea

For Jr. Primary, I used part of a previous idea that I have on my blog, but changed it up a bit to fit this week’s theme. I think the Jr. Primary will really enjoy this, and I hope you will too.

Sacrament I Spy Sharing Time

Before Primary print out my Sacrament I Spy printables (link below). Each of the covenant circles (found in my kit) represents the covenants we make when we partake of the Sacrament. Just print and cut each one out. If you’d like them to last longer, laminate each circle.

You will also find ‘Sacrament Thought’ bubbles. If using the ‘Sacrament Thought’ bubbles, you will need to decide how many you would like to have, and print as many as needed. The thought bubbles can be used different ways, I’ll discuss that in a minute.

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Jr Primary Sacrament I Spy Idea

Begin your Sharing Time by discussing the word ‘covenant’ and what it means. You could use the great object lesson that I shared above in the Sr. Primary idea or simply discuss it. Once you have discussed ‘covenant’, you can begin the ‘Sacrament I Spy’ game.

At the front of the room, have a table with the four covenant circle pieces. Place a towel over the circles so that the children cannot see them. Explain that you are going to invite one child up (you could even invite 2-3) to the front. You will uncover the items on the table for 5-10 seconds and let them look at the items. Then you will cover the items again and remove one item. You will then uncover the items once again for a short amount of time and see if they can guess which item is missing.

Once they have guessed which item is missing show the item to the other Primary children and discuss that covenant. You could use the covenant strips from the outline to help you explain each of the covenants, you can find the strips, HERE. Continue playing until all of the covenants have been discussed.

Sacrament Thoughts

In addition to the I Spy game, I thought you could take some time and discuss what we should think about during the Sacrament. You could invite children to share their own ideas, or you could find pictures of different things that we might think about (and not think about) during the Sacrament. You could also write scenarios or words as well.

You could place these under chairs, on a board, or around the room. Invite a child to pick a ‘Sacrament Thought’ and then have them decide if that is something that we should think about during the Sacrament. You could place the correct thoughts around a picture of Jesus or a picture of someone partaking of the Sacrament.

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Click HERE to print my I Spy Sacrament Sharing Time printables!

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Sacrament Sharing Time idea, and are able to 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!

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing an object lesson): Have a child stand by the door. Blindfold the child, and have him or her try to find his or her chair and sit down without any help. Repeat the activity, but this time ask another child to guide the blindfolded child by touching his or her arm and leading the way. Discuss with the children why it was easier for the child to find the chair the second time. Explain that the Holy Ghost can help us by giving us direction in our lives. Invite the children to say, “The Holy Ghost can help me.”

Encourage understanding (singing a song and playing a matching game):Write the word help on the board. Sing “The Holy Ghost” (CS, 105), and invite the children to count things mentioned in the song that the Holy Ghost does to help us. Before Primary, prepare 10 pieces of paper with a CTR shield drawn on the front. On the back of each paper, write one of the following 5 phrases describing how the Holy Ghost helps us: the Holy Ghost comforts us, the Holy Ghost testifies of Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost teaches us, the Holy Ghost tells us what to do or not do, and the Holy Ghost helps us to do good (each phrase will be on two different papers). Place the papers on the board in random order with the CTR shields facing the children. Invite a child to turn over one of the papers. Say the words on the back together. Choose another child to turn over another paper and try to make a match. Say the words on the back together. If the papers match, take them off the board. If they do not match, turn them back over. Repeat until all the matches have been made.

Encourage application (discussing scriptures): Divide the children into groups. Give each group one of the following scripture references: John 14:26; John 15:26; 2 Nephi 32:5; D&C 11:12. Ask each group to read their scripture and discuss what it means. Invite the children and their teachers to share examples of how they have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

Have you noticed that I have kinda of dropped the ball the last 2 weeks! Sorry! Life has been busy. I decided to stop by and post an idea for this week, even though there’s only 2 days until Sunday. I figured there might be someone still searching for an idea. 🙂

This Holy Ghost Sharing Time is one that I shared last year, but it goes along great with this week. Just do a little tweaking, if you’d like it to fit with the outline, and you’re good to go!

Holy Ghost Sharing Time May 2017

May 2017 Holy Ghost Sharing Time

For the original idea I created scripture posters that talked about the Holy Ghost. I chose one word from each scripture to leave out. The children had to figure out the missing word with the help of an item. You could also have them read the scripture from the scriptures to find the word, and then have them find the item that best fits the missing word.

I thought having items would help the children stay focused and interested. Here are some examples I thought of:

• D&C 11:13 ‘Joy’: have an Almond Joy candy bar or a happy face (you could find happy face stickers, a happy face ball, etc). If you use an Almond Joy or sticker you could have enough for each child. Attach a note with the scripture.

• 2 Nephi 32:5‘show’: I thought you could use a flashlight for this because flashlights can show us the way in darkness. You can have a real flashlight or a picture of a flashlight.

• John 14:26‘teach’ & ‘remembrance’– I would only use one object for one of the words, probably ‘teach’. I was thinking of something that had to do with school or a teacher. You could have a picture of a teacher or school or you could even do Smarties (candy), unless that would be too hard to understand.

• D&C 11:12‘good’, ‘judge’, & ‘righteously: Once again chose one word for this scripture. If you choose ‘good’ you could have a picture of ‘thumbs up’; you could use a Mr. Goodbar (candy); or you could have a picture that shows someone doing something bad, and put a big ‘X’ through it and beside it have a picture of someone doing something good. If you use ‘judge’ you could use a gavel or a picture of a judge.

• Moroni 10:5 ‘know’ & ‘truth’: If you use the word ‘know’ you could have a picture of someone pointing to their head, or a picture of someone bearing their testimony (I know….). If you use ‘truth’ you could have  ‘true or false’ boxes with the ‘true’ checked.

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Here’s a peek at one of the scripture posters that I created for my idea that I shared last year.

Holy Ghost Sharing Time

The original post has includes a printable outline with several different ideas, plus the scripture posters.

You can view the original idea, HERE!

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I hope you enjoy my May 2017 Holy Ghost Sharing Time Idea, and are able to 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!

Filling Our Minds With Truth - LDS Scripture Cards | Little LDS Ideas | Prickly Pear Design Co. | LDS Printable | Young Women & Relief Society Printable

Hi friends! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co. These scripture cards are great for adding truth and light to every day and are perfect for Young Women or Relief Society sisters.

Not too long ago, I was washing dishes and listening to talks from past General Conferences. I ran across a talk, The Power of Scripture, by Elder Richard G. Scott. His words spoke to my soul, especially since President Monson instructed us to read our scriptures during this last General Conference.

Elder Scott’s talk focuses on the importance of scriptures. He likens them to “packets of light that illuminate our minds and give place to guidance and inspiration from on high.” Elder Scott outlines how the scriptures can impact our lives, being “stalwart friends…available when needed…” and how “…memorizing scriptures is like filling a filing cabinet with friends, values, and truths that can be called upon anytime…”

I don’t know about you, but that type of power and peace is something that I can always use in my life. After reading the rest of Elder Scott’s talk, I started looking for ways to”fill my filing cabinet” with words of truth and decided to create scripture cards to help me do it.

These scripture cards are perfect to print and tape to a mirror, tuck in a planner, or print and give to a friend. You can also print the entire stack, punch and bind them with a O-ring and keep them hanging in your bag or car so you can add a few extra moments of truth to your day.

I turned to some of my favorite online LDS friends and asked them what their “go to” scripture was – the one that filled them with faith, buoyed them up, or helped bring peace to their heart.

Filling Our Minds With Truth - LDS Scripture Cards | Little LDS Ideas | Prickly Pear Design Co. | LDS Printable | Young Women & Relief Society Printable

I loved reading their favorite verses, just like I love reading their posts on their sites- they’re filled with truth and faith and inspire me to be a little bit better. I’m sure when you visit their sites and read their verses/quotes you’ll find the same.

Sheena from Little LDS IdeasEther 12:27 & President Hinckley Quote

Nicole from Family Locket 1 Corinthians 10:13

Emilie from A Year of FHEMosiah 2:41

Megan from Love Pray Teach – President Benson Quote

Misty from Simple Family PreparednessD&C 46:9

Kari from LDS Lane  – Philippians 4:13

My Current Favorites – Hebrews 10:35-36, 1 Nephi 17:13 & Elder Neal A. Maxwell Quote

A few blank scripture cards are at the end of the stack so you can write in the verses that speak truth to you. I’ve set a goal to memorize a verse a week and ponder on it’s meaning for a few minutes each day.

Filling Our Minds With Truth - LDS Scripture Cards | Little LDS Ideas | Prickly Pear Design Co. | LDS Printable | Young Women & Relief Society Printable.

Get the Scripture Card Printable Here

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Scripture Card Printing Tips

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

• Blank cards are included so you can personalize your set with your own go-to verse or quote.

• I recommend using the highest print settings and printing on brochure or photo paper, or a bright white cardstock.

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

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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:

May’s Relief Society Visiting Teaching Print – Your Inspiration from General Conference

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The Living Christ Study Journal & Art Prints

The Living Christ Study Journal | President Russell M. Nelson General Conference April 2017 | Prickly Pear Design Co. | Free Printable Study Journal

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Mother’s day is quickly approaching! If you’re like me, then you have yet to buy something for those wonderful women in your life. Today I am sharing a great list of LDS Mother’s Day Gift Ideas that I have and love, and some things that are on my ‘wish list’. I hope my list will help make finding that perfect gift a little easier. Enjoy!

Mother's Day LDS Gift Ideas

I decided to split up my list into categories to make it a little easier to read. My list is not in any type of order, just FYI. 🙂

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Books to Read

Let’s talk about books. I love reading, and read all the time…until I started school. Now I am busy reading school materials, but every now and then I try to squeeze in a little reading. I recently read “Once There Was A Mom”, and loved it!

Once There Was A Mom

This is a very quick read, but is such a wonderful book about Motherhood. A few days ago my mother-in-law had to watch my children for a few hours while my husband and I attended meetings. Before I left, I showed her the book and asked her to read it. When I got home, I found a wonderful little note from my Mother-in-law telling me that she had read the book to my children. Everyone loved it, and they even discusses mothers and all that they do.

“For every mom who has ever wondered if all the little things she does in a day make a difference, Once There Was a Mom offers hope and encouragement. Take it from someone who, like you, has read story after story, sung lullaby after lullaby, and even taken the batteries out of the toys once in a while! The truth is, little things are much more important than we may think. With contemporary, stylized illustration by artist Destin Cox, this charming gift book will bring a smile to the face of mothers of any age.”

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book, and read more about “Once There Was A Mom”.

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Worth The Wrestle

This isn’t a book about women or mothers, but this is an absolutely AMAZING book! Last year I watched a piece of Sister Dew’s talk titled, “Engage in the Wrestle”, so when I heard about this book I knew I had to read it. It of course did not disappoint.

Worth the Wrestle Sheri Dew

After I received this book I showed it to one of my good friends, Danielle. She was very interested in it because she recognized the artist, James Christensen, that created the cover. She told me about the artist’s other paintings, and how she loved them. We wanted to know which painting was on the cover, so we looked inside and saw that it is named, “Hold to the Rod”. Did you happen to notice the rod at the top of the picture on the cover? This man is trying to hang on to all of his worldly possessions, while looking up to the rod. I did not notice this until my friend and I started looking at the painting a little more closely.

I have recommended this book to so many people since reading it. It is a wonderful book, and it would even make a great gift for graduation.

“In Worth the Wrestle, Sheri examines the process of asking good questions—whether those questions be doctrinal, procedural, historical, or intensely personal—and learning how to get answers. She demonstrates how to live by faith while seeking greater light and knowledge. And she testifies of principles that are worth wrestling for and of understanding that can be gained in no other way.”

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and read more about “Worth the Wrestle”.

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One In Charity

This book is a compilation of talks from the 2016 BYU Women’s Conference. It’s from Women’s Conference, so this would be a great gift to give on the day we celebrate women!

Mother's Day LDS Gift Guide

I haven’t finished this book, but I have enjoyed what I have read. There are so many wonderful talks out there that we have never heard, so I always love when there are books that combine several amazing talks into one book. “One in Charity” includes talks from:

Elder Dale R. Renlund and Sister Ruth L. Renlund, Linda K. Burton, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Kathleen Hughes, Kristen M. Oaks, Camille Fronk Olson, Virginia H. Pearce, Sandra Rogers, Kevin J Warthen, and Brad Wilcox.

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and read more about “One in Charity”.

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At the Pulpit

I couldn’t create a list of books celebrating women, and not include “At the Pulpit”! This is a huge book that includes fifty-four discourses given by Latter-day Saint women throughout the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

LDS Mother's Day Gift Guide

So, I haven’t had the opportunity to read this book, but It’s sitting on my desk just begging to be read! I have heard amazing things about this book, so I can’t wait until I have time to take a peek inside of it.

“Like Lucy Mack Smith, these women drew on inspiration and experience to declare their understanding of eternal truths. This book illustrates the history of women’s public preaching in the church, but its most important feature is the actual words of Mormon women. From the time of Emma Hale Smith’s earliest exhortations at meetings of the Nauvoo Relief Society, Latter-day Saint women have been charged to instruct their families and neighbors, their congregations and Relief Societies, and other organizations. The talks featured in this volume show Mormon women doing the spiritual and intellectual work inherent in a life of Christian faith—seeking to do good works, understand the atonement of Jesus Christ, and strengthen their own faith and the faith of those around them. These women endeavored to live what they believed and to help their listeners do so as well.”

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and read more about ‘At the Pulpit”.

 

Bookshelf Plus

(I am a participant in the Deseret Bookshelf Plus Services Affiliates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees when linking to Bookshelf.Deseretbook.com.)

Are you having a hard time choosing one of these amazing books? Why choose one when you can have all of them! Have you heard of the new Deseret Bookshelf Plus?

Bookshelf Plus is the new and improved audiobook app which allows you unlimited access to every single Deseret Book audiobook, and access to over 2,000 ebooks. You can listen to LDS books or read ebooks for a monthly subscription starting at $9.99 or $6.99 for platinum members. If you’re a little unsure about it, then give it a try. You can try the Deseret Bookshelf Plus for 30 days, here!

I am so excited to give this a try. I have seen several other bloggers talk about how amazing it is…I’m just a little late to the game. Have you signed up for Bookshelf Plus?

Click HERE to read more about Bookshelf Plus!

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Music

Now let’s talk about music. As a Mother, I spend time in my car with my children. Now that they’re a little older, they almost always want to listen to music. My husband and I try to find uplifting music to play because our girls love to sing, and quickly learn the lyrics of songs. Here are a few of my favorites that I listen to in the car and at home.

City of Enoch

I received this CD a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it as much as my other CD’s (below), but I have LOVED it! It is now one of my favorite albums.

LDS Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Every single song on this CD is amazing. A few of my favorites are: Sweet Redeemer, God So Loved the World, Because He Lives, and Bountiful, but seriously every song is amazing!

City of Enoch is the group that you have been waiting for, with a captivating sound that is described as “Lady Antebellum harmonies meet Christian Contemporary praise.” This debut album from a rising trio features new songs, great Christian covers, and an incredible new arrangement of the classic hit ‘He Hears Me’.”

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and to read more about City of Enoch.

 

Nathan Pacheco: Higher

I reviewed this beautiful album a few months ago, HERE. It didn’t take long for “Higher” to become one of my favorites. Every song on this CD is beautiful.Mother's Day Gift IdeasI immediately fell in love with the song “Forever,” but after listening to this album over and over, I have found a few more favorites. I think my new favorite song is “Come As You Are”. I could listen to that song over and over. Some other favorites of mine are: In Christ Alone, How Great Thou Art, Come Thou Fount, and Through All My Days.

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and to read more about Higher.

I found out that Nathan Pacheco will be performing at the Scera Outdoor Theater (in Utah) this summer, and City of Enoch will be opening for him. I kind of geeked out when I found about this concert. I asked my husband if we could go, but I think I have to work on him a little bit more…or I’ll just have to go by myself. 😉 Tickets to this are only $10-30, so this would be another great Mother’s Day gift. You can read a little bit more about the concert and/or purchase tickets, HERE.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Do you know someone who loves the Mormon Tabernacle Choir? If so, you will have to buy them this brand-new Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends album. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends album features a compilation of songs that the Choir has sung with professional singers over the years. This CD is perfect for any Mormon Tabernacle fan.

LDS Mother's Day Gift Ideas

“The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has collaborated with some of the most legendary vocalists and performers over the years. For this album, the Choir has assembled an unprecedented collection of recordings taken from standout performances over the past 15 years. Most of these performances were recorded live at the 20,000+ seat Conference Center in Salt Lake City. In addition, some real gems were uncovered or created specifically for this album, including a performance recorded live before millions of viewers at the start of the 2002 Winter Olympics (Sting & Yo-Yo Ma performing “Fragile”) and new recordings such as Amy Grant’s “Thy Word,” The King’s Singers’ “I’m Running On,” and Santino Fontana’s ‘He Lives in You”.”

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and to read more about Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends

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Piano Guys

My family LOVES the Piano Guys. We have a few of their cd’s, and listen to them frequently. I love that my children enjoy the songs even though it’s instrumental music. Two of our favorite CD’s are The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2. Each of these cd’s include some fun songs that my children recognize, like Star Wars, Charlie Brown, What Makes You Beautiful, and Lord of the Rings.

LDS Mother's Day Gift Ideas

I don’t think you can go wrong with a Piano Guys CD, they’re all amazing. If you haven’t checked out their music videos be sure you do, they’re just as awesome. My kids love watching them.

“The Piano Guys have become a YouTube sensation with their clever and inspiring takes on popular music and creative videos that accompany them. From Beethoven to Adele, their eclectic mix of classical, film score, rock, and pop favorites resonate with audiences across generations and from all walks of life.”

Click HERE to visit Deseret Book and to read more about The Piano Guys.

 

Temple

My next category includes different gifts that have to do with temples. I hope you like the gift ideas.

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Ella and Anne Temple Dresses

Several months ago I saw the most beautiful temple dresses on Instagram. I saw that the shop that had them was a cute little shop called Ella and Anne. I clicked their link, and looked at all of the beautiful dresses in their shop.

Mother's Day LDS Gift Ideas

I had thought of buying one for my Mother for Christmas, but she told me that she didn’t need a new one. I’m thinking that she needs one, so I might have to get one for her as a late Mother’s Day gift.

I haven’t purchased an Ella and Anne dress, but it is definitely something that is on my ‘wish list’ to buy soon. They shared a Mother’s Day coupon code on Instagram, so head on over to their Instagram page, here, and grab that code!

Click HERE to visit Ella and Anne!

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Pin and Posy

My next temple gift is one that I love and cherish. I found Pin and Posy on Facebook and fell in love with her work. I headed on over to her shop and purchased a hand lettered picture of the Manti Temple with our anniversary for our anniversary. 🙂 It now sits on a shelf surrounded by family pictures.

LDS Mother's Day Gift Ideas

There are different styles to choose from, and you can customize it with your name and/or date. Wouldn’t this be a beautiful Mother’s Day gift? I sure love mine! She also has other great hand lettered products like The Family Proclamation, Articles of Faith, and more

Click HERE to visit the Pin and Posy Shop.

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Looking for More Great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas?

Need some other great Mother’s Day ideas? Stop by Teepee Girl to check out her 2017 Mother’s Day Gift Guide, and this great Mother’s Day Gift list from Simply Made Just For You.

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I hope you enjoy my LDS Mother’s Day Gift Ideas. What is your favorite Mother’s Day gift that I shared? I’d love to hear, so leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and Happy Mother’s Day!

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*Some of these items I received for free to review. Although I received them at no cost, the opinions that I shared are my own, and honest. 🙂

 

Hi, friend! It’s Chrissy from Teepee Girl and I am so excited to share this free Article of Faith Bingo game with you!

Get this free Article of Faith Bingo game to help Acitvity Days boys and girls learn and remember their Articles of Faith. www.LittleLDSIdeas.net

Bingo is one of our favorite games. It’s easy, fun, and simple enough that my older kids can play it by themselves.

My oldest two girls are in Activity Days and they are trying to learn the Articles of Faith. I thought it would be so fun to make an Article of Faith Bingo game to help them learn more about the Articles of Faith, as well as the Articles of Faith themselves.

And I’ll be honest here. I don’t know the Articles of Faith like I should. If I had to, I could recite the first, fourth, and thirteenth. I make no promises after that. So this game is good for me too.

Because I can’t say with certainty which Article of Faith is about what doctrine, I put the answers on the calling cards. That’s to help struggling moms and teachers like me. I hope you don’t mind. 😉

Get this free Article of Faith Bingo game to help Acitvity Days boys and girls learn and remember their Articles of Faith. www.LittleLDSIdeas.net

This game is great for family night, as well as Sunday School, primary, and Activity Days. Or road trips, or Saturday afternoons when everyone says they’re bored.

We like to use fish crackers, chocolate chips, M&Ms, and raisins for the markers. But you can use anything. If your primary is food-free, little marbles, pieces of paper, or pebbles work great too.

But if I’m playing, there is chocolate involved. That’s the rule. 😉

Printable

Click HERE to download this game as a zip file.

Click HERE to download this game as a pdf file.

I hope you can use this game to help your kiddos learn or remember the Articles of Faith. Please leave a comment and let Sheena and I know how you plan to use this game. Or snap a picture and tag us in Instagram, we love that.

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Every first Sunday of the month a Bishopric member is in charge of Sharing Time in our Ward. After I shared my ideas for this week’s Sharing Time, here, my husband told me that he was teaching this week. We started talking about the idea in the outline, and other possible ideas. We both loved the idea in the outline, so I started sharing different ideas that he could do. We both liked the ideas, so I decided to share another Repentance Sharing Time Idea and some great printables with all of you.

Repentance Sharing Time Idea

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The idea from the outline was to have children place pebbles inside of their shoes and compare it to sin. For this idea, you will be doing the same thing, but the children will be following the ‘Steps to Repentance’ to remove those bothersome pebbles from their shoes. I hope you enjoy the idea and the printables that I have shared.

Repentance Sharing Time Idea

Before Primary, print out my Repentance Sharing Time printables found at the bottom of this post. You will also need to gather pebbles (4 for each person/scenario). Instead of pebbles, you could use Tic-Tac candies, balled up pieces of paper, or rock candy (I have seen some pretty convincing rock candy that would be perfect to use).

You will need to cut out the ‘Steps to Repentance’ sheets, as well as the scenario circles. I didn’t include actual scenarios, but those shouldn’t be hard to come up with. If you need some ideas I shared some scenario cards for my Shiny Bicycle Sharing Time, HERE!

Before Primary, place the circles underneath chairs, around the Primary room, or have them posted on a bulletin/chalkboard. Invite a child up and have them choose a pair of shoes (or if they found a pair of shoes under the chair/around the room have them bring it to the front). Have them tell you what number they chose, and then read the matching scenario aloud. For example:

“You are kicking a ball in the house even though your Mother has asked you not to. You accidentally break a lamp, and when your Mother asks if you broke it, you lie and tell her ‘No’.”

After you have read the scenario to the children hand them 4 pebbles and have them place them inside of their shoe. Have the child walk around, and then discuss how sin/wrong choices are like those pebbles.

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Steps to Repentance

Place the ‘Steps to Repentance’ footprints on the floor, and tell the children that there is a way to get those pebbles out of their shoes. It is by repentance. Quickly explain that there are STEPS to repentance that we need to follow in order to truly repent. Tell them that you have 4 footprints with each of the steps. They are going to go through each step, and discuss what they can do to repent. As they go through each step they will remove one pebble at a time. After the 4th step, they will no longer have pebbles in their shoe. You could have them share how it feels, and then compare that to how repenting can make us feel.

Steps to Repentance Handout

Repeat this until time runs out or until all scenarios have been read. You could even ask the children if anyone has ever followed these steps to repent, and have them share if they’d like.

Explain that because of Jesus Christ, we can repent and receive forgiveness of our sins. Bear testimony that repentance is a wonderful blessing from Heavenly Father and that it brings us happiness.

I created some little handouts that you could pass out as well (pictured above). And I thought it would be cute to give to the children as a handout with their very own bag of ‘pebbles’ (tic-tacs or rock candy).

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Click HERE to print my Repentance Sharing Time Printables!

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I hope you enjoy this Sharing Time idea, and are able to use it for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do, and what you plan to do, so leave me a comment letting me know. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time.

I promised to post another thank you gift idea soon so here is one. 🙂 Primary can be a little crazy at times so this LDS Primary ‘Kit Kat’ Thank You Gift Idea is a great way to thank primary teachers or subs.

Give Me A Break!

Primary teachers worldwide would agree that they sometimes they could use a break! The gift tag says “You Deserve a Break! Thanks for Helping in Primary.”  I have also included a generic version that says “You Deserve a Break! Thanks for your help.’ You can use it to thank anyone!

I used the snack size Kit Kat bars that come in the packages of eight, like the one found (affiliate link) here. I tied the tags on with black embroidery floss.

LDS Primary ‘Kit Kat’ Thank You Gift Idea

I am a counselor in my ward’s Primary presidency. We need primary substitutes almost every week, and often they are asked last minute to fill in. A few months ago, I really felt that we needed to thank those who are willing to help, especially those willing to fill in at the last minute. So, I designed several LDS Primary Thank You Gift Ideas. This is one of my favorites. I placed all of the thank you treats in a basket, which we keep in our primary cabinet. When we have substitutes help, we let them choose a treat. It has worked great so far!

Be sure to check out my “We’d be Nuts if we didn’t thank you!” printable here, and a great Primary Teacher Birthday Kit Kat gift and coupon idea, HERE. I will be posting more Thank You printables soon, so check back often.

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Printable

Click here to download the Primary ‘Kit Kat’ Thank You Gift Tag

Click here to download the generic ‘Kit Kat’ Thank You Gift Tag

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Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoy these cute and simple thank you tags and use them for your own Primary. If you do, we’d love to hear from you, so leave a comment letting us know.

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding (participating in an object lesson):Give each child a pebble. Ask the children to put the pebble in their shoe, and invite them to stand and walk. Ask the children how it feels to walk with a pebble in their shoe. Ask how sin is like the pebble. (It doesn’t feel good; it makes us unhappy.) Have them remove the pebble, and ask how repenting and receiving Heavenly Father’s forgiveness is like removing the pebble from our shoe. Explain that because of Jesus Christ, we can repent and receive forgiveness of our sins. Bear testimony that repentance is a wonderful blessing from Heavenly Father and that it brings us happiness.

Tip: For the activity in week 1, you could also invite one child to carry a bag filled with rocks and then show how repentance is like taking the rocks out of the bag.

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Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

I love this week’s idea given in the outline. I think the children will enjoy having pebbles placed in their shoes. I know that each Primary is different, so some of you may be looking for something else to do. Over the years I have shared quite a few Repentance Sharing Time Ideas, so that is what I am sharing with you today (I also shared a new idea that goes along with the outline, HERE!) I hope you enjoy them, and are able to use them.

Repentance Sharing Time Ideas

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‘Sin Cans’ Repentance Sharing Time Idea

In the outline, they offer a tip of using cans instead of pebbles for this week’s lesson. If you are thinking of doing cans, then you will want to check out my ‘Sin Cans’ idea and printables. I used these printables and lesson idea for a FHE lesson years ago, and then shared it as a Sharing Time idea last year.

 You will begin your activity by inviting a child up to the front and have them put on the backpack. You will introduce your ‘helper’ and then grab a can. Share the ‘sin’ that is on the can with the other children, and place it in the backpack. Grab another can, read it, and add it to the backpack. Continue until all the cans have been read and placed in the backpack. You can then ask the child if the backpack is a little heavy. If they say ‘NO’, throw in some extra cans.

Explain to the children that sin ‘CAN’ weigh us down. Show the picture of Christ in Gethsemane again, and explain that because of Christ’s Atonement, our sins ‘CAN’ be forgiven and our load ‘CAN’ be lightened.

To view my Sin Can Repentance Sharing Time Idea, click HERE!

You will find the idea and all the printables using the link above.

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Sin Spots

This is a favorite of mine, and I think the children enjoy it as well. I have used my ‘Sin Spots’ Repentance Sharing Time Idea several times, and it’s always a hit. I have done it different ways over the years, sometimes I invite a child up and place the spots on them, and then I have used an idea that I found on Sugardoodle where I come into the Primary room with the spots on myself. That was really fun because the children noticed immediately and wanted to know what the spots were. I just pretended I didn’t know what they were talking about until it was time for Sharing Time.

I sometimes will also do a fun object lesson that I like to call the ‘Clean Again’ Chocolate Sauce Object lesson.

Click HERE to view my ‘Sin Spots’ Repentance Sharing Time Idea!

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The Shiny Bicycle

Have you seen the ‘Shiny Bicycle’ Mormon Message? It’s a favorite in my home, and it’s a great video to share when teaching about repentance. A couple years ago I used this video as part of my Sharing Time and created a fun little ‘Find the Bicycle’ game to go with it.

Repentance Sharing Time Idea Shiny Bicycle

Mixed in with the bicycle cards are ‘sin cards’. If one of these cards are flipped over, the children will have to follow the steps of repentance and share how they would repent for that mistake. I also have some other great ideas that I used as part of this lesson, so be sure to click the link below and take a look at what I shared.

Click HERE to view my ‘Shiny Bicycle’ Repentance Sharing Time Idea!

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Other Repentance Sharing Time Ideas

I have a lot of ideas that I have shared over the years. To view them all, just click HERE or visit my Sharing Time Index (found in the Primary tab) and click on ‘Repentance Sharing Time Ideas’.

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I hope you enjoy this week’s Repentance Sharing Time ideas that I have shared. I would love to hear what you think, and what you decide to do, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

I have this amazing friend, Danielle. Each week she is stuck in the car with me for 2 hours as we drive to and from our weekly ‘Gathering’ for Pathway (haven’t heard of Pathway, check it out HERE!). For two hours we talk about all kinds of things. A few weeks ago she shared something with me that her Religion teacher shared with her, and she told me I needed to make a printable. Her teacher had shared a great system to studying the General Conference talks, I loved the idea, so I told her that I would do it! Today I am sharing my General Conference Note Sheets and Mini Binder Sheets with you. I hope you like them and put them to good use.

General Conference Study Sheets

When my friend told me about this great idea, I thought of creating it on a normal piece of paper, which I did, but I have this obsession with these cute little mini-binders (pictured above). I have quite a few laying around my house just waiting to be used, so I decided to create some General Conference Note sheets that would fit into mini-binders as well. You can find these cute mini binders at Target (sometimes in the Dollar Spot), here is one that I  found online.

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General Conference Note Sheets

Here is a peek at the full sized General Conference Note Sheet that I created. The original idea was to come up with 3 questions and write them down at the top of your sheet of paper. You would use one sheet of paper for each talk, so you will be writing these questions onto each sheet. Next, you write the speaker’s name, the date (either the date you read it or the date of the talk), and then you write the title/topic.

General Conference Note Sheets

The next section is split into 4 square sections: “Scriptures Explained”, “Doctrine Explained”, “Personal History Shared”, and “Warnings/Promises”. The last section is a ‘To-Do’ section.

You could use these General Conference Note Sheets any way you’d like. You could fill in each of the squares when you hear/read anything that answers one of your questions. You could also focus on the topic of each talk, and write down anything that has to do with that topic (scriptures, doctrine, personal history, etc.).

The ‘To-do’ section is where you will apply the teachings to your life. Write down the things that you need to do in order to apply those teachings or promptings that you receive while you study.

Print as many of these pages as you’d like and keep them in a binder or folder. I just shared my 22 Weeks of General Conference Study Guide (HERE) that you could use as well to help you study each of the General Conference addresses.

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General Conference Notes Mini-Binder

As I said before, I am a little obsessed with cute little mini binders (like this one from Target), so if you are like me, then my mini-binder sheets will be perfect! These sheets are set up just like my 8.5″ X 11″ sheet, but they look just a little different and are a smaller size (5.5″ X 8.5″). The first sheet has space for you to write down your 3 questions and the speaker information, but under that I included ‘speech bubbles’ for you to write down favorite quotes from each of the talks.

The next two pages are the 4 sections: “Scriptures Explained”, “Doctrine Explained”, “Personal History Shared”, and “Warnings/Promises”. Another page has 2 sections: “How Will I apply These Teachings to My Life” and the “To-Do” section.

I also included a blank sheet of lined paper that you could use to write down any other notes, quotes, or ideas that you may have. If you are going the mini-binder route, then I couldn’t leave you without your very own mini version of my ’22 Weeks of General Conference,’ so I create 2 mini versions of that as well. There is one that has the months labeled, and one with blank months.

Since the mini sheets are 5.5″ X 8.5″ I was unable to fit two to a sheet. 🙁 But they are black and white, so I hope that will make up for having to print a mini sheet onto a whole sheet of paper. 😉

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Click HERE to print my General Conference Note Sheet!

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Click HERE to print my General Conference Note Sheets (mini version)!

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I hope you enjoy my General Conference Note Sheets, and use them to study the April 2017 General Conference talks. These would make such a great Visiting Teaching gift or a great challenge for the youth. How will you use these General Conference Note Sheets? I would love to hear if you use them, and  if you like them, so let me know by leaving a comment.

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

Just a few weeks ago we had the opportunity to be uplifted and edified as we listened to General Conference. For a few years now I have created a study guide that you can use to help you study the talks over the next 6 months, as we are instructed to do by our Prophet. Today I am finally sharing my April 2017 General Conference Study Guide! I am also working on some other great note taking sheets that you could use as you study the talks, so stay tuned!

April 2017 General Conference Study Guide

As usual, you will find each of the talks from the April 2017 General Conference, separated by topics. You will also find a Weekly Calendar on the right side of the sheet where you will write down the topic that you have chosen to study that week. There are only 17 topics, so you will be studying some topics for more than 1 week.

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April 2017 General Conference Study Guide Sheets

I have created 2 different styles and 2 different colors for you to choose from. The study guide pictured above is my colorful dots sheet, and it includes the months already labeled. I have also included a black and white dots version (pictured below). I also created a blank calendar, just in case you don’t want to begin in May.

April 2017 General Conference Study Guide

In the bottom right hand corner I included a quote from Benjamin De Hoyos, from this past General Conference:

“Without a doubt, one of the great standards of these latter days is this magnificent General Conference, where the great work and plan of our Heavenly Father ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man’ is continually proclaimed.”

Are you ready to start studying these great talks? Use the links below to print out the April 2017 General Conference Study Guide of your choice. These would also make great printables to take to those you visit or home teach.

Click HERE to print my April 2017 General Conference Study Guide (months labeled).

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Click HERE to print my April 2017 General Conference Study Guide (blank).

I hope you enjoy my 22 Weeks of General Conference Study Guide sheets, and are able to use them. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment letting me know. And be on the look-out for some more great General Conference printables that I will be posting very soon!

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