If you have followed my blog for awhile, then you know that I always share a great LDS General Conference Study Sheet after General Conference is over. Today I am sharing the latest study sheets I created for the October 2016 General Conference! YAY!
I have 2 different colors to choose from: coral and a dark grey. As well as 2 different types/schedules to choose from. One of the printables is a ’25 Week’ schedule, and the other is a ’22 Week’ schedule. The 25 Week schedule, is divided by weeks, while the 22 week schedule is divided into months.
25 Weeks of General Conference Study Sheet
I have read through (quickly through) the General Conference talks, and grouped the talks into topics. Some talks could fit into several topics, but I tried to choose the main topic from each talk. Each week, choose a topic that you will study, and write it on the appropriate line. Study, listen, and/or watch the talks in that category as much as possible throughout the week. At the end of the week, choose a new topic, and write it on the next line.
If you would like some General Conference Study sheets, to take notes on, check out this post.
I created these study sheets last year, as a way to write down favorite quotes, scriptures, and ways to apply the teachings to your life.
I hope you enjoy my 25 Weeks of General Conference Study Sheets, and use them to study the General Conference talks over the next 6 months. I am hoping to start up my ‘Talk Tuesday’ Facebook Live videos where I share teaching tips for 4th Sunday lessons, so be on the look-out. I will post a schedule on my Facebook Page, HERE, soon. Click the link below to print yours study sheets!
Introduce the doctrine: Help the children memorize the following sentence from Alma 13:28: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and call on his holy name, and watch and pray continually.” Discuss what the scripture teaches about how and when we should pray.
Encourage understanding: Help the children understand that we can pray to Heavenly Father silently in our hearts anytime, anywhere and that we should thank Him for our blessings and ask Him for help. Write the following scripture references on the board: 3 Nephi 18:19; 3 Nephi 19:6–8; 3 Nephi 18:15. Also write the words how and when on the board. Invite the children to look up each scripture and discuss what it teaches us about how or when we should pray. Tell about Alma and Amulek teaching the Zoramites how to pray (see Alma 31; 34:17–27; see also Primary 4, lesson 21). You may want to ask a few children to act out the story as you tell it.
Encourage application:Invite several children to share how they feel when they pray. Ask the children to suggest some Primary songs that teach about prayer. Sing a few of the songs, and invite the children to suggest simple actions to replace one or two words in each song. For example, instead of singing the words “pray” or “prayer,” they could fold their arms.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For this week’s Sharing Time Idea I am using a Sharing Time idea that I used last year. The Sharing Time idea that I taught was about service, but I loved the clock idea, and thought you could incorporate it into this week’s lesson. It also involves a punch-a-box, which is always a favorite of the children. Enjoy!
Prayer Punch Sharing Time Idea
Before Sharing Time you will need to create a clock punch-a-box (like pictured above). Instead of repeating myself, I am going to direct you to the other Sharing Time post where I showed you how I made it, HERE!
As you can see, each cup is labeled with a number 1-12, to represent the numbers on a clock.
It’s October! We won’t discuss how close Christmas is…I’ll just jump right in to this month’s cute Visiting Teaching idea. 🙂 This month’s message is once again centered around family, and, as always, it is such a wonderful message. I usually awhile narrowing down what I am going to share for my idea, and this month wasn’t any different. At first I was going to share something about the family being the central ‘piece’ of Heavenly Father’s plan (attached to Reese’s Pieces), but then I was talking to my sister and we were discussing how it states several times about the family being the ‘basic unit’. This caught both of our eyes when we read the message, so we decided to use that for this month’s idea. I hope you like it!
At first my sister thought of giving rulers, and then I said, ‘What about cute measuring spoons?’. We both loved the idea! Really, you could us any type of item that has to do with measurements (ruler, measuring cups, etc.). I decided to go with measuring spoons, and found these cute tiny measuring spoons at a local grocery store. (more…)
Introduce the doctrine:Ask a parent and child to stand in front of the children. Invite the child to ask his or her parent a question, and have the parent answer. Then ask the parent to leave the room and close the door. Ask the children how they can communicate with their parents when they are not with them (for example, writing a letter or talking on the phone). Explain that God is our Father and we are His children; because we are not in His presence, He has given us a way to talk to Him. Ask the children if they know how we talk to God. Have the children say after you, “I can pray to Heavenly Father.”
Encourage understanding:Sing “I Pray in Faith” (CS,14). Make a copy of the flip book on page 19 of the nursery manual, Behold Your Little Ones, for each child. Invite the children to color the pictures. (Older children could write on the flaps some things they are grateful for and some things they could ask Heavenly Father for. You could then invite them to share their ideas with the whole Primary.) Have the children sing the song again while reviewing their flip books.
Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas
I have shared this Sharing Time so many times over the years, but everyone always enjoys it, so I’m just going to keep on sharing it. This object lesson always seems to grab the children’s attention, but they usually want a PB & J after. haha
Begin your Sharing Time with the idea from the Outline. Invite a parent to come into Sharing Time. Ask the parent and child to stand at the front of the room. Invite the child to ask his or her parent a question, and have the parent answer. Then ask the parent to leave the room and close the door. Ask the children how they can communicate with their parents when they are not with them (for example, writing a letter or talking on the phone). Explain that God is our Father and we are His children; because we are not in His presence, He has given us a way to talk to Him. Ask the children if they know how we talk to God. Have the children say after you, “I can pray to Heavenly Father.”(more…)
Earlier this month I did something that I have wanted to do for years. I finally went back to school. You might have seen me post something on Facebook about the Pathway Program through the church and BYU-Idaho, and that I was going to participate in it. You can read about the Pathway Program, HERE!
At the beginning of the summer the Pathway missionaries came to our ward and spoke to us. I was down in Primary, so I didn’t get to sit in on the lesson, but my husband did. After church that day he told me all about it, and told me that I should look and see if BYU-Idaho offered the degree that I want to eventually get into. I looked it up, and was so happy when I saw it. After a few weeks of thinking about it, I signed up for classes. I have now been in school for about 4 weeks, and am enjoying it so much. It definitely is work, but I am learning so much, and am gaining a stronger love and testimony of the gospel, the Book of Mormon, and my Savior.
The last two weeks we have discussed the divine origins and purposes of the Book of Mormon as well as the covenants and promises we can find within. As I studied the scripture references and talks within the lessons, I gained a stronger knowledge of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Today, I wanted to share a printable that you could use to help you strengthen your Testimony as well.
Every other week we have a ‘Testify’ project that we have to share. For my testify project I found 10 scripture references that helped me study a little bit more about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. I included scriptures that talk about WHY we need the Book of Mormon, and WHY they were written. More scriptures included WHO (Joseph Smith) translated the plates, and WHY that was so important. I included more scriptures that discussed WHAT blessings we will receive from reading the Book of Mormon. My last scripture reference was the ‘Title Page’ of the Book of Mormon, because in the last paragraph you will find 3 major purposes for the Book of Mormon and for those that read it.
I recorded the scripture references that I chose, and beside it in parentheses I wrote a keyword from that scripture to help me remember what it taught. (more…)
Several years ago I shared some LDS Apostle Cards and a General Conference Go Fish game idea. Many of you have enjoyed my cards as well as the game idea, but I haven’t updated them in awhile. A few of you have requested an update, so I decided to do it. 🙂
Instead of just adding the 3 new apostles, I went ahead and re-did all of the cards. Today I am sharing my updated LDS Apostle Cards.
Here’s a peek at what the cards look like. There are 4 sheets or 15 cards plus 2 pages of card backs (optional).
General Conference Go Fish!
First you will need to print out my LDS Apostle Cards (link at bottom of post). You can print out the apostle cards and 4 sheets of backs and glue them together OR you can print them ‘Front/Back’ using the printer setting on your printer. The first page of cards has a short description at the top, so the apostle cards are a little lower on the paper. If you choose to print using the front/back setting, be sure to print the first page of cards with the first page of backs. Then for the rest of the cards use the second page of backs. Make sense? I sure hope so. 🙂 (more…)
General Conference is just a few days away! I love the opportunity that we have as to spend a weekend, twice a year, being uplifted by the wonderful talks that are shared. This year my family and I will be down in Utah, yet again, but this time we will not be attending at the Conference Center. If you’re like me, watching General Conference can be quite the task with young children. I am always trying to come up with new ideas to help them be reverent and watch. But one printable that I created a few years ago is one of our favorites, so I try to update it each General Conference. Today I am sharing an updated version of my General Conference I Spy sheets! Enjoy!
I am so glad that so many of you have enjoyed these fun sheets that I have created. I went ahead and changed the apostles up a little bit, and added a few new things to ‘spy’. 🙂 (more…)
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Sharing Time Ideas from the 2016 Outline
Encourage understanding:Write the following sentence on the board: “I can be a missionary now by ______.” Invite the children to think of things they can do to be a missionary now. Have them share their ideas with someone sitting next to them. Invite several children to write their responses on the board.
Encourage understanding:Invite an older child to share the story of the First Vision, and invite another child to share his or her feelings about the Book of Mormon. (Ask the children ahead of time so they have plenty of time to prepare.) Encourage all of the children to share the story of the First Vision or their feelings about the Book of Mormon with their families.
Encourage application: Ask the children to think of an action that shows how we can be missionaries and live the gospel now. Choose a child to come to the front of the room and share his or her action with the rest of the Primary. Invite the children to do the action as they sing “Do As I’m Doing” (CS, 276). Repeat with other children as time allows.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For this week’s Sharing Time idea, I thought it would be fun to ‘build a missionary’. But instead of using picture or cut-out pieces, why not have one of the children help you out. You could even invite one boy and one girl up, so you have an Elder and a Sister Missionary! Keep on reading to hear all about my idea.
Before Primary you will need to gather several items that Missionaries use while serving a mission. Some of the items could include: Suit, Dress, White Shirt, Shoes, Scriptures, Name Tag, Comb/Brush, Preach My Gospel, etc.
Number pieces of paper (I would cut them into smallish squares or circles) and then tape or pin a number piece to each item. For this idea you will also need 1-2 foam dice, like THESE on Amazon. If you have more than 6 items you will need 2 dice, but if you only use 6 items then you can get away with one. You could also throw some trick things in there. These items could be things that Missionaries don’t use: video games, movies, etc. (more…)
I have had so many kind comments about my 2016 Primary Program Cover and Invitations, and I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of your comments. Thank you! I have had a few people ask if I would be able to create some comment cards to go along with my program covers. So today that is what I am sharing. 🙂
If you’re new to the whole ‘comment card’ thing, let me explain. The idea is to have the people in the congregation fill out a card about the Primary Program. They can write down a simple note letting the children know what a great job they did, or they can write about the Spirit that was felt, or any other uplifting message.
Have the cards, pens/pencils, and a basket/box by the chapel doors. You might want a sign that says ‘Please take one’ or something along those lines. The instructions are on each card, so they will know to write down a message and then return it to the basket or to a member of the Primary Presidency. (more…)
Encourage understanding: Show a picture of Ammon and tell the children that he was a great missionary who taught the gospel to the Lamanites. Explain that he prepared to serve as a missionary before he went on his mission. Read (or ask an older child to read) Alma 17:2–3 out loud. Ask the other children to listen and raise their hand when they hear ways Ammon prepared to be a missionary. Ask a child to write their answers on the board. Tell the children that they can do these same things as they prepare to be missionaries. Sing “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission” (CS, 169). As they sing, invite the children to pantomime simple actions missionaries might do, such as knock on doors, read the scriptures, or ride a bike.
Encourage application: Tell the children that there are things they can do now to prepare to be missionaries, such as studying the scriptures, gaining a testimony, keeping the commandments, paying tithing, and saving money. Give each child a tithing slip, and show them how to fill it out. Help the children prepare a special place where they can put their tithing money and money they are saving for their missions. It could be a box, a small jar or can, or an envelope with separate spaces for tithing and savings.
Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas
For this week’s idea I love the idea from the outline. All Primary children LOVE the story of Ammon, but instead of showing a picture and reading the story to them why not invite someone in dressed up as Ammon or show them THIS video. I have used several of these videos in my Valiant 8/9 class and I am amazed at how well they listen and enjoy these videos. I also thought it would be fun to throw in a matching game, especially for Jr. Primary. I have created some great printables for you to use for your Sharing Time. I hope you like them!
After you have discussed Ammon, and how he prepared to be a missionary, tell the children that today they are going to be playing a matching game to learn how they can prepare to be a missionary. (more…)
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