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Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (playing a matching game):Draw a simple ark on the chalkboard. Prepare several sets of two identical animal pictures. Give one picture to each child. Ask the children to stand and make the sound that the animal in their picture makes and to listen for someone else who is making a similar sound. When the children with matching pictures find each other, have them stand together until all the animals have been paired. Ask the children to come as pairs and put their animals on the ark drawing. Ask the children, “Which prophet did the Lord ask to gather the animals into the ark?” Point out that it was probably a difficult task to gather so many animals into the ark, but Noah chose to obey the Lord’s command.

Encourage understanding (reading scriptures):Show the children a picture of Noah preaching, and read Moses 8:20. Ask the children why they think the people did not listen to Noah. Divide the board in half, and write the following questions on one side, with the scripture references in random order on the other side: What was the Lord going to do to destroy the wicked? (Genesis 6:17). What did He tell Noah to do to save his family? (Genesis 6:18). What did Noah do to choose the right? (Genesis 7:5). Ask the children to read the scriptures and find which one answers each question. Show the children a picture of Noah building the ark. Explain that sometimes it is hard to choose the right. Ask, “How was Noah blessed for choosing the right?” Encourage the children to share how they will be blessed as they choose the right.

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Sharing Time Idea from Little LDS Ideas

I really love the idea given in the outline, especially the ‘Identify the Doctrine’ section. The children will LOVE making animal sounds. So today, I have just a few ideas for you, just in case you’re looking for a little more. Enjoy!

Noah was blessed for choosing the right

As I said, I love the “Identify the Doctrine” idea in the outline. But they didn’t have any animal images, so I went ahead and created 2 sheets of animal cards (16 animals total) that you could print out and use. They’re nothing fancy, but I don’t think the kids will be too worried about it, they’ll have too much fun making their sound.

If making animal noises sounds too crazy, then here are a few other ideas that you could use.

Animal Activity Ideas

Play ‘Animal charades’! Have the children act out each animal instead of making the animal noise. You could use the same idea as above where everyone has a match or just have them guess what animal it is. Once the animal is guessed have them add it to the ark.
You could also play this like ‘Cranium’. Have the animal cards in a container, and on the back of each card write either: Draw, Mold, or Act.
Have the children choose an animal out of the bucket and then have them either draw the animal, mold it with clay, or act it out as a Charade.
How about a simple animal matching game? Print and cut out each animal card. Place the cards onto a poster-board/chalkboard. Invite a child up and have them flip 2 cards over. Continue until matches have been found.
Here is one more idea that is similar to the idea given in the outline. Hand out the animal cards, and and have the children walk around until they find the person with the other match. They could quietly make a noise or ask a question to find their match.

Noah's Ark Animal Cards

If you’d like to use my animal cards, just click the link below!

Click HERE to Print my Animal Cards!

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Noah Was Blessed For Choosing the Right

Now it’s time to share the story of Noah. Here are a few ideas that you could use for your lesson.

• Have Noah visit Primary! Invite someone to dress up like Noah, and have him come and visit the children.

•Fill the Ark: Have different animal pictures with scriptures, questions, scenarios written on the back. Have a child choose an animal and have them answer the question. Once answered, place the animal in the ark. Here is a cute ark from LDS.org, it also includes some cute animal pictures.

 • Build an Ark: If you have ‘Noah’ come to primary you could have him tell the children that he was commanded to build an ark. Then have him share how he built the ark.
Split the Primary into small groups and give them ‘building’ supplies (Legos, blocks, boxes, popsicle sticks, etc.) Then have them build an ark.
After the arks are built have Noah or yourself share why it was important that Noah built the ark.
Here is another option for Building an Ark, print out an ark and then cut it into pieces. On the back of each piece have a scripture reference (from the outline) or a ‘Choose the Right’ scenario. As the children answer the questions, they will build the ark.
Can’t find a cute ark for the children to build? Take a look at this amazing kit from The Red Headed Hostess! Did you know that they now have Sharing Time kits in their shop?

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I love all the great printables in this week’s kit, but I really loved the ‘Build the Ark’ game that is included. Just visit The Red Headed Hostess to take a look at the kit.

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I hope you enjoy this week’s ideas, and are able to use some for your lesson. I would love to hear if you do 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!

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Today I am sharing some great little cards that are perfect for baptisms. I first saw these LDS Baptism Cards several years ago at my Nephew’s baptism. Since then I have used these LDS Baptism Cards for my son and daughter’s baptism. It is a special way to help children remember their special day.

LDS Baptism Testimony Cards

I created these cards to match my LDS Baptism Prints that I shared a few days ago, you can find there HERE! My daughter was baptized last year, and I knew that I wanted to use these LDS Baptism Cards at her baptism.

I placed some of the cards on a table by the guest book, and then my sisters passed them out to everyone while my daughter was getting dressed, after she was baptized.

The idea is, for those attending, to write down a special note to the child OR write down their testimony. You can then place them in a baptism book, a small photo book (you can find these for really cheap), in a binder (find some page protectors and place the cards in), a baptism box, etc. It makes a great keepsake that the children can look back on and remember how special the day was.

LDS Baptism Cards

This is also something that the Primary could do, and give to the children as a gift. It is a cheap gift idea, but one that would be very special to each of the children.

Do you like the idea of using these LDS Baptism Cards? I have loved using them, and plan on using them for our next 2 children. If you’d like to use them, just use the link below to print my LDS Baptism Cards.

I fit 3 to a page and each card measures just a tad smaller than 4″X6″. I wanted each card to fit into a photo book with 4″X6″ pockets.

Click HERE to print my LDS Baptism Cards!

I hope you enjoy my LDS Baptism Cards, and use them at your next baptism. I would love to hear what you think, and if you use them, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

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Weeks ago I created some 2017 Primary Lesson Schedule Sheets for a sweet lady. I had planned on sharing on here, but had other things that needed to be posted as well, so it ended up getting forgotten. Today I am finally sharing my 2017 Primary Lesson Schedule Sheets that you can download and edit to match your Ward’s schedule!

2017 Primary Lesson Schedule Sheets

I wanted to incorporate a little bit of my Primary Planner Pages (you can find those for free, HERE!) into the schedule sheets, but I had to create these in Microsoft Word so that they would be editable. I ended up creating a cute header/title for each sheet, and just inserting it in as an image. That way when you download and open these into Microsoft Word, the font of the title wouldn’t get messed up, Yay!

The font that I used for mine is one of my favorite fonts that you can download hereIt’s just a simple font, but I love it. Be sure to download the font BEFORE you open the file. That way nothing will get messed up.

Just click the link below to download. Once downloaded, open it in Microsoft Word, and make the necessary changes.

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Click HERE to download my 2017 Primary Lesson Schedule Sheets!

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I hope you find my 2017 Primary Lesson Schedule Sheets helpful. Sorry I didn’t get them posted sooner, but I figured there might still be someone out there looking for these.

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

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Last May, over Memorial Day weekend, my daughter was baptized. It was a very special day, one that we were able to celebrate with family and friends. This was our second baptism, our oldest daughter, and I was kind of excited for it because I knew that I wanted to do a ‘Rainbow’ theme after the song, “When I Am Baptized”.

LDS Baptism Printables

A month or so before her baptism I decided to create a ‘Mom & Me’ baptism journal as a way to help her prepare. She absolutely loved it, and I had planned on sharing it on here, but there were some things I needed to fix. As usual…time got away from me, and I never fixed those errors. Anyway, In addition to the baptism journal, I decided that I wanted to create some prints to display at her baptism along with some photos that I took of her, and beside the guest book. Here is one of the photos that we had on a table beside the programs and guest book. It is my daughter reading the scriptures with her favorite scripture.

I got to work, and finished the prints. I had them printed at Costco, and when I picked them up I snapped a picture and posted on Instagram. I think I wrote on that post that I would be sharing the prints soon, and guess what, yep…I never did. Haha

So today I am finally sharing these prints! And I promise that I will finish up my Baptism Mom & Me Journal as well as share the Baptism Testimony Cards that we had everyone use to write down a message to her.

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LDS Baptism Printables

These prints are perfect to display at a baptism or to use for a Primary Baptism Preview or put them in a frame and give them to newly baptized children in your ward. I have included 2 different sizes for you to download and use (8X10 & 5X7). When I had mine printed at Costco, they printed a little darker than I had hoped, but they still looked great. If you would like to use my LDS Baptism Printables click the link(s) below. It will direct you to the image on a new screen, simply right click and click ‘Save As’ and save the file to your computer. From there you will be able to print or send to have printed. 🙂

Click HERE to print my “I Like to Look For Rainbows” 8X10 print.

Click HERE to print my “I Like to Look For Rainbows” 5X7 print.

Click HERE to print my “I Want My Life To Be As Clean” 8X10 print.

Click HERE to print my “I Want My Life To Be As Clean” 5X7 print.

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I hope you enjoy my LDS Baptism Printables, and use them for the special day of a loved one. If you do I would love to know, so be sure to leave me a comment.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

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Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (seeing and discussing an object lesson): Show the children a container of many different colors of crayons. Show them a second container with only one color. Ask the children: “If you were going to color a picture, which of these containers of crayons would you want to use? Why?” Explain that having a variety of choices is a blessing. Testify that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and They want us to make correct choices.

Encourage understanding (coloring): Let the children color a copy of the illustration on page 35 of the nursery manual, Behold Your Little Ones, or invite them to draw similar pictures with the same captions. Discuss who created the things in the illustration and why they were created. Teach the children that Heavenly Father expects us to take care of this world His Son created for us. Ask the children to share ways they can choose to take care of the earth and the creations that are on it. Invite the children to take their illustration home and have their parents make it into a book.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

This week I decided to re-use my choices jars for my January 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea, but to go along with this week’s theme I went ahead and made some changes to my choices cards. The children will be reading cards that share different scenarios of taking care of the earth and the creations on it. They will be deciding whether it was a good or bad choice by placing beans or gumballs into a ‘Choices’ jar. I hope you enjoy my idea.

January 2017 Sharing Time Idea

Before Primary

Before Primary, print out my jar labels and choice cards. You will find 3 sheets of cards. Since this week’s theme talks about taking care of the earth and the creations on it, I decided to include a sheet that discusses taking care of the earth (litter, recycling, etc.) and my second sheet has scenarios about interaction with people (since we are God’s greatest creation. I also included a blank sheet of cards that you could use to write your own scenarios on.

You will need to find 2 jars/containers and attach the jar labels to each one. You will then need to decide what the children will be placing into each of the jars. I only had beans at home, so I used those for my pictures, but gumballs would be really fun. Then you could pass out a gumball to each child and encourage them to ‘Chews’ the right and take care of God’s creations. A few additional items you will need are: Crayons (for the object lesson) and a picture of earth.

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January 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea

I really like the object lesson from the outline, and think it would be a great way to begin your lesson. Show the children a container of many different colors of crayons. Show them a second container with only one color. Ask the children: “If you were going to color a picture, which of these containers of crayons would you want to use? Why?” Explain that having a variety of choices is a blessing. Testify that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and They want us to make correct choices.

This year’s theme is ‘Choose the Right’, but did you know that we should also ‘choose the right’ when it comes to the earth and the creations on it? You could then show a picture of the earth, and ask the children who created the things in the picture, what are some of the creations that we can find on earth, and why were they created?

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Show the children the 2 choice jars (one happy and one sad), and explain that these are going to be our choices jars. You could ask them which one they think represents good choices. Tell the children that you have several choice cards that they are going to choose and read. They are then going to decide whether that cards represents a good choice or a bad choice.

When a good choice is chosen, you will add a certain number of beans, gumballs, etc. to the jar, and when a bad choice is chosen they will also add a certain amount to the jar. You could even incorporate a die into the activity. Have the child roll a die before choosing a card. The number it lands on decides how many items they will put in. There are more ‘good’ choices, so your good choice jar should be more full in the end. 🙂 When a bad choice is chosen, you could also ask the child what they could do to correct that bad choice.

Have the cards in a stack, and invite a child up to the front and have them pick a card. You could also make a ‘Punch-a-box’ and have the cards inside or have them hidden around the room, etc.

Close by reminding the children that Heavenly Father expects us to take care of this world His Son created for us. If time allows, ask the children to share ways they can choose to take care of the earth and the creations that are on it. You could then give them the booklet that was discussed in the outline, and invite the children to take them home and color them,          and have their parents make it into a book.

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Click HERE to Print my January 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea printables (4 pages total).

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I hope you enjoy my January 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea. I would love to hear if you use the idea, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

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Sharing Time Ideas from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding (singing songs): Briefly discuss the following concepts, and then sing the corresponding songs with the children:

•Before I came to earth I lived in heaven (“I Lived in Heaven” [CS, 4]).

•I chose to come to earth and receive a body (“I Am a Child of God” [CS, 2–3]; “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” [CS, 153]).

•I will be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (“When I Am Baptized” [CS, 103]; “The Holy Ghost” [CS, 105]).

•I can prepare to go to the temple (“I Love to See the Temple” [CS, 95]; “Families Can Be Together Forever” [CS, 188]).

•I will be resurrected (“He Sent His Son” [CS, 34–35]).

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I usually love the ideas given in the outline, but this week left me a little like, “That’s It?!?” I was having a hard time coming up with something, but then I remembered an idea from last year that I really liked, so I decided to incorporate it into this week’s idea. I hope you like it!

January 2017 Sharing Time Ideas

Before Sharing Time you will need to find some kind of blue print or house plan. If you ever built a house you could use those or you can find some great plans online that you can print. You are also going to need to print out my Plan of Salvation pieces (link below). I loved this one from The Personal Progress Helper and this one from LDS.org, but for this lesson I wanted the pieces larger, so I created my own using these 2 as inspiration. The Personal Progress Helper created some great Plan of Salvation handouts that you could give to the children, you can find them HERE.

Once you have printed and cut out the pieces, you will need to take the pieces of the Plan of Salvation chart and create a blank template where the children will be placing the missing pieces from the Plan of Salvation. I would grab a poster-board/foam board/chalkboard, and trace the pieces to make the blank template. You will also need to print out the Plan of Salvation Tools (link below), if using.

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I Chose to Follow God’s Plan

To begin your Sharing Time you are going to show the children the building plans and talk about the importance of following a plan when building. You could even show the children steps of building a home and discuss why it’s important to follow the appropriate steps.

You will then show the children the blank Plan of Salvation that you created and explain to the children that we too have been given a plan. This plan won’t help us build a beautiful home, but it will help us find our way back home to our Father in Heaven.

You could then discuss the plan with the children, and tell them that in the premortal life we chose to follow God’s plan.

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Plan of Salvation Tools

Tell the children that today they are going to learn all about the Plan of Salvation, but to help us out, you have brought in some tools. Explain to the children that on each tool is a word, and each word represents a question about Heavenly Father’s plan.

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They are going to be listening to a song that will help them answer the question that goes with that tool. To make things a little more fun, you are going to have them play ‘Name That Tune’.

You could do this activity several ways, here is what I was thinking. Before Primary, print and cut-out the Plan of Salvation tools. Along with the tools, you will need the Plan of Salvation pieces. You could simply tape the appropriate part of the plan of salvation to the correct tool or you could place both into a large envelope. I used the statements from the outline to create questions that the children can answer. Here is a key to help you know which tool goes with which part of the plan of salvation:

• Where: Premortal Life

• Who: Birth

• Why: Mortal Life (there are 2 of these)

•What: Resurrection & 3 Degrees of Glory

You could have the tools/envelopes hidden around the room or have them in a toolbox. Invite a child up to the front of the room and have them choose/find a tool. Once they have chosen their tool, have them read the word aloud.

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Answering Questions

Then ask the child that chose the tool, to pick another child from the rest of the Primary (or choose one yourself) to come to the front of the room. Have a table at the front of the room, and in the middle of the table have a bell/buzzer. Have the two children stand on either side of the table. Explain that the pianist will begin playing a song, and as soon as they know what song it is, RING the bell. Here is another key of questions/statements and songs.

•WHERE did I come from?: Before I came to earth I lived in heaven (“I Lived in Heaven” [CS, 4]).

•WHO am I?: I chose to come to earth and receive a body (“I Am a Child of God” [CS, 2–3]; “The Lord Gave Me a Temple” [CS, 153]).

•WHY am I here?: I will be baptized and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (“When I Am Baptized” [CS, 103]; “The Holy Ghost” [CS, 105]).

•WHY am I here?: I can prepare to go to the temple (“I Love to See the Temple” [CS, 95]; “Families Can Be Together Forever” [CS, 188]).

•WHAT will happen after I die?: I will be resurrected (“He Sent His Son” [CS, 34–35]).

Once they have identified the song, you could read a few lines of the song, and have the children listen for the answer. Have them once again ring the bell as soon as they hear the answer. Discuss the question and answer with the children, and then have the child take the piece of the Plan of Salvation, that was with the tool they chose, and have them try to find where it goes on the chart.

Have the children sit down, and invite another child up to the front to choose a tool.

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Group Play

If you don’t want to do the buzzer/bell, simply invite all the children to listen to the song, and stand up when they know what song is being played. You could do the same thing for the question. By involving all the children, you will have them all listening for the answer.

Testify of the Plan of Salvation and the importance of following it. I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time idea, and are able to use it. I have included 3 sheets of printables for you to use. Just click the link to download/print. All the printables are combined into one printable (3 pages).

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Click HERE to print my January 2017 Week 3: I Chose to Follow God’s Plan printables!

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I would love to hear if you use this week’s idea, and what you are planning on doing, so leave me a comment letting me know. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time.

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I am so excited to share my January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables and Idea with you today. I have been thinking about this month’s message, but didn’t have an idea of what to do. Today I read over the message again, and finally had the perfect idea.

January 2017 LDS Visiting Teaching Idea

We have a huge snowstorm going on in Idaho right now, so big that they have cancelled church for us tomorrow. Before the snow showed up, I decided I’d better run to the grocery store and pick up some necessities. As I was making my list, I remembered that I needed to think of something for this month’s Visiting Teaching idea.

I read through the message once again, and when I got to the ‘Consider This’ question at the bottom, there was a word that stood out to me: roles. I love reading the ‘Consider This’ question each month, it’s such a great way to apply the message to your life. I thought about the word ‘roles’ and immediately thought of Tootsie Rolls, but I’m not a huge fan of Tootsie Rolls, so that’s when I thought of Cinnamon Rolls!

What better treat to take to your sisters than a warm cinnamon roll, especially on a cold snowy day. I added cinnamon rolls to my list, and ran to the grocery store.

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The Purpose of Relief Society

As I was walking through the grocery store, I was thinking of how I was going to package the cinnamon rolls. I remembered a cute package idea using flimsy paper plates. It just requires 4 cuts into the plate, some tape, and cute ribbon. That’s it!

January 2017 Relief Society Message

Let’s get started! Grab your cinnamon rolls (store-bought or homemade…no judgement here whatever you choose to use) and your paper plates. Go ahead and grab scissors, tape, string/ribbon, and my January 2017 Visiting Teaching printables (link below).

Place your cinnamon roll on the center of the plate, and grab some scissors. You will then make 4 cuts on the plate, here’s a picture to show where to cut.

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The cuts don’t have to be perfect by any means. I tried to cut up to each corner of the cinnamon roll, I didn’t measure or look to see if the cuts were the same length, and it turned out great.

Once you have your 4 cuts, you will begin to fold to create your box. Starting on one side, fold in the small flap.

LDS Visiting Teaching Ideas

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Holding the flap up, wrap the other two flaps around and tape to secure. You could use some cute Washi tape, unfortunately, I have a little girl that is obsessed with taping things, so mine was all gone.january-2017-purpose-of-relief-society

Repeat with the other side of the plate. Finally, grab your string/ribbon and tie it around the box/plate. Tie a knot, and then attach the tag and tie another knot to secure.

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And you’re done! You have a cute, and delicious, Visiting Teaching gift to deliver to your sisters.

I created another great printable that you could print and give to each of your sisters. They would be great to hang on your refrigerator, keep in your journal, or scriptures. The color of the printable is more of a mint color, but my ink has been low for the last month, and I think it’s actually low now, so my color didn’t turn out quite right.

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January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables

Would you like to use my January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printable and cinnamon roll idea? If so, just click the link below to print out the printables.

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Click HERE to print out my January 2017 Visiting Teaching Printables!

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I hope you enjoy this month’s message and idea, and use it for the sisters you visit teach. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment letting me know. If you snap a picture, share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me so I can see.

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

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Are you ready to make some changes this year? With the help of my 2017 LDS Goal Planner Booklet, set some goals that will improve your life. Last year I shared my 2016 LDS Goal Booklet, and I was so happy to have so many of you ask if I was going to create a 2017 version. That must mean that you used my 2016 version and enjoyed it! Yay!

Last year I had my booklet in my Etsy shop. This year, I have decided to share it for free! I have a desire this year to make some changes in my life, and I know that many of you probably do too, so I wanted to offer this to those of you who may be feeling like me, and looking for some help to make those changes.

2017 Goal Planner

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Inside this booklet are 12 months of goals that will help build spiritual strength as well as goals for every day life. Each month choose a certain number of goals (or do them all) that you would like to acheive, whether it be the goals provided in this booklet or goals that you have decided on your own. As you make goals and achieve them you will begin to see a change in your life in many ways. When a goal is completed mark it off by placing an ‘x’ or check mark in the circle beside the goal. Feel free to make your own goals using the ‘Personal Goals’ space at the bottom of each page.

You will also find some great uplifting quotes at the top of each monthly goal sheet. This is to help remind us of how important goals are, and to give us that extra motivation. 🙂 There are seven goal options for the Spiritual Goals, and seven options for the Every Day Goals. Then at the bottom of each sheet is space for you to write in 3 personal goals if you’d like.

I also added a couple new ideas/pages to my goal booklet this year. I am excited to share them, and see if they help us in our goal setting, and achieving, this year. Let’s take a peek at the new pages you will find in my 2017 Goal Planner Booklet.

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SMART GOAL SHEET

If you didn’t know, last year I decided to go back to school. This is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time, but never had the opportunity or really thought it was possible with young children at home. In July, the Pathway Missionaries came to our ward to talk about the Pathway Program. I wasn’t in the meeting, but my husband was. After church he talked to me about Pathway and told me to look into it. I looked at the online degree options, and saw the degree that I was wanting (Web & Graphic Design). This was it! I signed up right away, and was so anxious to begin.

I finished my first semester, and although it was quite a bit more work than I anticipated, I loved it and learned so much. One of the classes I participated in was a Life Skills class, and  one of the lessons in this course was on goals. In this lesson we learned about S.M.A.R.T. goals, what they are, and why to use them. I really like the idea behind this concept, so I decided to implement it into this year’s goal booklet.

Goal Planner

When creating a SMART goal, you have a goal in mind, but as you go through each step/letter you will be creating a goal that is more specific and precise. The word SMART is actually an acronym for this goal setting concept:

•Specific

•Measurable

•Attainable

•Relevant

•Time-Bound

As you go through each of these steps with your goal in mind, you will be able to create a well-designed goal that you will be more likely to achieve. You can search ‘SMART Goal’ to learn more about it, this is just my little synopsis of it.

Weekly Planner Sheet

There was also a great lesson on Time Management. I actually had to lead the group discussion for this lesson at our weekly meeting. As part of our lesson, we had to read several talks. One talk from Elder Wirthlin, talked about taking time the night before to write down your 3 most important things you need to do the next day. I loved this idea!

When thinking about my goal booklet I knew I wanted to incorporate a priority list into it, so I went ahead and created a weekly planner sheet.

2017 Weekly Planner Sheet

At the top of the sheet is a space for you to write the date/week. Underneath that is where you will write your 3 priorities each night. Keep this sheet by your bed, so each night you can take a minute to write down the 3 most important things for the next day. As you complete those three things, cross them off or simply ‘check them off.

Underneath that I added a ‘To-Do’ section as well as a ‘Notes’ section. This would be a great place to write down any goals that you would like to work on that week that didn’t make it on your ‘top priority’ list. Or you could use it to write down any type of ‘To-do’ you may have.

Use the notes to jot down any notes, ideas, or thoughts you may have.

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2017 LDS Goal Planner Booklet

Are you excited to start of 2017 by deciding to make some changes? I am excited, and am going to try my best to do this. See, I’m really great at creating all these fun printables, but I am horrible at actually using them.

2017 LDS Goal Planner Booklet

Last year when I shared my Goal Booklet, I shared a Facebook group. Well…I haven’t been the best Admin for my Facebook group, but I am going to try to do better this year. It will be even easier to talk about our goals because we’ll all have this goal booklet! So, come on over and join my Facebook group, HERE!

I hope you will join me this year and make some goal to change for the better. If you would like to use my 2017 Goal Planner Booklet, simply click the link below to download.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MY 2017 LDS GOAL PLANNER BOOKLET

This is a ZIP file that will immediately download once you click the link. To Un-Zip, simply double click the file or right click and ‘Un-zip’. If you have any questions or problems, just shoot me an email or comment below (littleldsideas@hotmail.com).

The Lord will helps us reach our goals and our potential as we prayerfully plan and achieve our goals. I hope you will join me and use this booklet to set some goals for yourself, and make 2017 an excellent year!

Thank you so much for all your support and kind comments. If you use my booklet I’d love to hear about it, so leave me a comment or share on the Facebook group.

Have a great day!
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Last year I was released from the Primary Presidency and was called to teach the Valiant 8 & 9 year old class. When I knew that we would be released I really didn’t want to teach a Primary class, but one day (as I was probably praying that I wouldn’t get called to teach) I had a feeling, a thought, come to mind. It was kind of a ‘get over yourself’ type of feeling, but then the thought “If you don’t teach them, who will” came into my mind. I heeded the prompting, and got over myself, and became excited that I might possibly teach the 8 & 9 year old class (which consisted of 9 boys). A couple weeks later, I received the call. Teaching these wonderful (and a bit crazy) boys has been a great experience. It wasn’t always easy, there were a few Sundays where I was very frustrated and felt like I accomplished absolutely nothing, but I have enjoyed teaching them, and now I am excited to teach a new group of children.

Last summer, I started creating Scripture Reading Cards for the boys to take home. I noticed that if I gave them a card with specific verses for each day, rather than a whole chapter or 2 to read that week, then they were more likely to take the time to read those verses . I had several boys come back each week with their cards filled or almost filled. This year, I decided to do this again, and share them with all of you!

Primary 5 Scripture Cards

Each card includes 5 scripture references that the children can read. I like to have them read  the scriptures for the upcoming lesson, but you can have them review the lesson by reading the scripture references for the lesson that you taught.

Last year I asked my class to read at least 4 days. If they brought their card back I usually gave them a little treat. This year I’m not sure what I’ll do.

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PRIMARY 5 SCRIPTURE READING CARDS

I have created 2 sheets of Scripture Reading Cards for you to use (lessons 1-12). I went through each lesson, and chose 5 scripture references from each of the lessons. There are quite a few lessons that asked the teachers to help the children memorize an Article of Faith, so I decided to add those to the cards as well.

Just print and cut each of the cards using the link below. Punch a hole in one corner, and place the cards on a ring. I couldn’t find my rings, so I added a brad to mine.

Hand each of the children their own pack of Primary 5 Scripture Reading Cards, and have them keep them in their scriptures or church bag. Ask them to read throughout the week, and bring the cards back each Sunday.

I will continue working on the remaining lessons, but I wanted to share these for anyone that would like to use them this year.

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Click HERE to print my Primary 5 Scripture: Lessons 1-12 Reading Cards!

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Click HERE to print my Primary 5 Scripture: Lessons 13-24 Reading Cards!

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Do you teach a Primary class? What have you found that really helps the children to learn? Do you have a favorite activity or game? I would love to hear, so leave me a comment letting me know.

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

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Last week I was thinking about this year’s Primary Theme: Choose the Right, and what I could come up with to help the children ‘choose the right’ all year long. Last year I shared these Scripture Journals that the children could use to write down things they learned and to glue in the Scripture Hero cards that they received each month. This year I came up with something that I’m calling the CTR Jar.

LDS Primary Ideas for 2017

If you haven’t heard, each month The Friend will have a CTR Challenge card that will include different ways that the children can ‘choose the right’ during the month. I have heard of many Wards incorporating this challenge into their Primary. Here is a peek at the January CTR Challenge card:

January CTR Challenge Card

I thought it would be fun to use both the CTR Challenge cards and my CTR Jar to help the children choose the right this year. This Sunday, show the children the jar and pass out the Challenge cards. Then tell the children that each week they will have the opportunity to write down something that they did to ‘Choose the Right’. Then they will fold the card in half and place it in the jar.

If each week is too tough, then pick a CTR Sunday and have that be the day that everyone writes down something that they did to Choose the Right. You could even send a pack of cards home with each child and have them bring them back each Sunday.

CTR Challenge Ideas

There are so many different ways you could use the CTR Jar, those are just a few that I had. I know everyone is busy getting things ready for Sunday, so to help make things a little easier for you, I went ahead and created some Jar Labels as well as some CTR Jar cards! I am loving how the turned out, and am thinking we might use this at home.

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CTR Jar

Let’s talk a little bit about the jar. You will want a large jar, so you can fill it up with lots of cards. I found mine at Target, but I’m sure you can find a jar anywhere. You could eve use the large plastic containers, that way if it accidentally falls you won’t have a broken jar to worry about.

Once you have your jar picked out, you will want to print out my jar label and cards. I didn’t want to mess with a glue stick, and having the label come off after a week, so I printed my label onto white sticker paper (like these: 8.5″ X 11″ shipping label).

2017 Primary CTR Ideas

It printed out great, and it adhered to my jar great! My jar is kind of big, so I chose the larger label, but I have included smaller labels as well. I also included some labels with a little white space at the bottom for you to write your Ward’s name or the year.

I then created some CTR Jar cards that the children could use to write down what they did. I wanted the cards to match the label, I think they turned out great!

CTR Ideas for Primary

I created a set of cards with lines, and a set without lines. I printed mine onto plain ol’ paper and it printed great.

Once you have everything printed and cut, you’re good to go! Wouldn’t this make such a great gift to send to President Monson on his birthday or as a Christmas gift for your Bishop. You could pair the jar full of cards with some Hi-Chew candy or some Bubble Gum. Then have a card that says something about the Primary Children ‘Chewsing the Right’ in 2017. I don’t know….something like that…I’m just thinking out loud here. 😉

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What do you think of my CTR Jar? Would you like to use it in your Primary this year? Just use the link below to print out the printables to create your very own.

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Click HERE to print my CTR Jar Labels & Cards!

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I hope you enjoy my CTR Jar and the printables I have shared. I would love to hear if you use them, and what you are doing this year to help the children Choose the Right, so leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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