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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And before you go, check out these other great freebies from Teepee Girl:

April 2017 LDS General Conference Quote PrintablesThese free April 2017 LDS General Conference printable quotes are great for lessons, handouts, visiting teaching, and home decor! Get them today at www.TeepeeGirl.com

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I Spy Sunday Printable GameThis free I Spy Sunday printable game is perfect for church, Sunday School, primary, and family home evening! If you are looking for a great way to help kids get through church, this game is perfect! Just print and laminate fur use over and over again! Get it today at www.TeepeeGirl.com!

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 also shared  some great note taking sheets that you could use as you study the talks, HERE!

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.

 

Today I am teaming up with Aimee of Worthy Written Words to bring you a great Giveaway! Aimee creates beautiful journal templates, and other great scripture journal printables, to help you document your scripture studies and create a scripture journal. Journaling templates can help you focus and guide your research as well as organize your thoughts. I am so excited to share these great templates and printables from Worthy Written Words.

LDS Scripture Journal

Aimee started Worthy Written Words to share her passion about how scripture journaling can help you fall in love with scripture study and help strengthen your testimony. But not only is scripture journaling a lot of fun, when you’re done with a journal you have created a beautiful family heirloom that will continue to teach your children and grandchildren well after you’re gone.

Let’s take a look at some of Aimee’s items that she has over on Worthy Written Words.

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Chapters Kit LDS Scripture Study Journal Template

One of her most popular kits is her Chapters Kit. In this great kit you will find everything you need to start a Chapters Scripture Journal. The pages can be used for any chapter over and over again.

LDS Scripture Journal

This kit includes the following templates in .pdf files:
Table of Contents, My Personal Study Of:, Personal Thoughts and Insights Page, Symbolism Used on This Page:, Character, Analysis Page, Historical Analysis Page.

Another thing that I love about Aimee’s templates are the sizes that she offers. Each of her kits/templates come in 3 different sizes: A5 (planner), 7X10, and 8.5X11.

This kit is the perfect addition for those of you reading through the scriptures chapter by chapter.

To take a closer look at the Chapters Kit Scripture Journal Template, visit Worthy Written Words, HERE!

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Topics LDS Scripture Journal Kit

I actually purchased this kit from Aimee because right now I am studying by topics. I have mention before that I am participating in the Church’s Pathway Program. Each semester we have a religion class, and this semester is The Eternal Family. I thought the ‘Topics’ kit would be perfect for my studies this semester. I can’t wait to put my kit to good use this semester!

Topics LDS Scripture Journal

The Topic Study Journal Kit includes these sheets:

Topic name, Definition of topic, Scriptures that teach about this topic, Favorite quotes, Other journals you have written about this topic, and 2 different journaling pages.

To take a closer look at the Topics Journal Kit, visit Worthy Written Words, HERE!

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LDS Scripture Journal Tabs

A good study journal/planner will include tabs. Aimee has got you covered! Not only does she share amazing journal templates, she also creates tabs and other fun embellishments that you can use to help keep your journal organized and pretty. Here’s a peek at her Book of Mormon Tabs.

Book of Mormon Scripture Tabs

This kit includes 15 different tabs with 5 versions of each one. Black and White, Kraft Background, Damask, Gold, and a Floral version. Simply print your choice of tabs onto 8.5 X 11 cardstock and cut. These will work in any journal, and she even has a picture on her site using them in scriptures!

To take a closer at these beautiful tabs, and other great embellishments, visit Worthy Written Words, HERE!

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Prayer Study Kit

Last, but certainly not least, I am going to talk a little bit about Aimee’s Prayer Study Kit! This kit looks amazing, and so beautiful.

Prayer Study Kit

This kit includes all kinds of great printables to help you study and to take time to sincerely talk to your Heavenly Father in prayer. This kit includes:

10 embellishments including a Monthly Personal Prayer Tracker, 2 tabs, and 7 stickers, Prayer Topic Template (in 8.5X11, 7X10, and A5 sizes) and 2 mini journaling templates (5.5X8.5).

To take a closer look at the Prayer Study Kit visit Worthy Written Words, HERE!

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All of Aimee’s templates that you will find on her site come in different sizes, 8.5X11, 7X10, and A5 planner size. They are also available for immediate download and come in PDF format. You simply download, print, and fill out. Then paste into your journal. The art work is just cut out and paste into your journal. The tabs come in PDF and PNG formats.

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GIVEAWAY

Let’s talk about the giveaway! Today there are two great prizes up for grabs. Aimee has been so kind to give away one (1) of her Chapters Study Kits + a set of her beautiful Book of Mormon Title Tab Sets. And for a second prize, one (1) lucky Little LDS Ideas reader will win her Prayer Study Kit!

Since all of Aimee’s items are downloadable, this giveaway is open to EVERYONE! You have several chances to enter, so scroll to the ‘Rafflecopter’ widget below and see how to enter for your chance to win!

This giveaway will end Monday, April 24th at 11:59 pm (MST). The winners’ names will be displayed on the Rafflecopter Widget, and I will announce it on Facebook. Each winner will be emailed to notify them that they won. You will have 24 hours to claim your prize, and then after that a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will enter for your chance to win one of these amazing prizes. Be sure to stop by Worthy Written Words on Facebook and Instagram and give her some love!

Good luck! And Have a wonderful day!

(I received items from Worthy Written Words to review, but all opinions are my own.)

Pick Me Up Treat Tags for Relief Society & Young Women Groups | LDS Printables | Friendshipping Tags | Free Printable

Hello! It’s Marissa from Prickly Pear Design Co.  and I’m excited to be sharing these cute little Pick Me Up Treat Tags with you today!  A few weeks ago, I got called to be the Compassionate Service Leader. When I heard those words, I automatically thought “babies, surgeries, funerals…” but compassionate service is so much more than that.

Compassionate service is a chance not only to help out in times of need, but to uplift. And as I thought about how I might serve the sisters in my ward, I realized that we’re all in need of that uplifting.

So I gave myself a challenge. I wanted to have a few ideas on hand that I could easily put together for sisters that might appreciate a little bit of love and uplifting. What I came up with is cute, cost effective and completely perfect for Compassionate Service Leaders, Visiting Teachers, Young Women Leaders, and anyone that wants to spread a little love to a friend. So I’m sharing all three ideas here today and hope that you can put them to use!

Life Gets Sweeter with Gratitude Treat Tag | Pick Me Up Treat Tags for Relief Society & Young Women Groups | LDS Printables | Friendshipping Tags | Free Printable

Life Gets Sweeter Treat Tag

This is perfect to use as a quick Visiting Teaching drop off for those months when life gets busy or as a challenge for you to take on together. It seems like when life gets tough, and sometimes even when it’s not, we forget to be grateful. Pair that with a drink they can sip while they write down what they’re grateful for and things are bound to start looking up.To keep it cost effective: Check the dollar bins at Target for cute pens, ribbon, and notebooks. Buy drinks in bulk rather than single cans. (The steno pad and pen shown above totaled out just over a $1!)

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You Are One Tough Cookie Treat Tag | Pick Me Up Treat Tags for Relief Society & Young Women Groups | LDS Printables | Friendshipping Tags | Free Printable

You Are One Tough Cookie Treat Tag

It’s true that something sweet makes tough times a little bit more bearable. These might come in handy as a reminder for Young Women who seem to be struggling or for Relief Society Sisters who have had surgery, sick kids, etc. To save time: pick up pre-made cookie dough or even cookies from the local bakery. As I put these together, I kept thinking “I would have loved this during my last trimester” and I’d bet the sisters expecting babies in your ward would agree!

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He Loves You {and we do too!} Treat Tag | Pick Me Up Treat Tags for Relief Society & Young Women Groups | LDS Printables | Friendshipping Tags | Free Printable

He Loves You {And We Do Too!} Treat Tag

Spiritual pep talk. Who doesn’t need one of those from time to time right? Even if you’re not feeling down, knowing that someone is cheering for you sends good vibes all over the place. This tag references 1 Nephi 11:17 and God’s love for us. I especially like the fact that when the angel asks Nephi about the condescension of God he replies:

“I know that he loveth his children; nevertheless, I do not know the meaning of all things.”

It doesn’t matter if you know it all or not, God loves you. And that’s plenty to go on. I paired this tag with flowers. To keep it cost effective: Buy a big bunch of inexpensive blooms from the grocery store, then split the bunch into 4-5 smaller bunches. Tissue paper and twine from the dollar store completed the look and I used my scissors to scallop the edge of the tissue before I pulled the sheets apart.

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Get the Pick Me Up Treat Tags Here

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Treat Tag Printing Tips

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

• 6 tags (2 of each style) print to a 8.5″ x 11″ page. Finished size for He Loves You and Life Gets Sweeter: 4″x4″; Finished size for One Tough Cookie: 4″ x 2″.

• 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 Pick Me Up Treat Tags – 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:

April’s Relief Society Visiting Teaching Print – The Oath & Covenant of the Priesthood

Relief Society Visiting Teaching Printables | The Oath & Covenant of the Priesthood | April 2017 Visiting Teaching Message | Prickly Pear Design Co.

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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

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Encourage understanding (singing a song and making choices): Sing “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (CS, 74–75). Write several case studies that illustrate how a child could follow one of Christ’s teachings. Also include a scripture reference where that teaching can be found. Below are some examples.

• Sara had asked her younger sister not to use her crayons, but her sister used them anyway. To be like Jesus, Sara could:

a. Get angry with her sister.

b. Hide her crayons.

c. Forgive her sister.

(Matthew 18:21–22)

• John is playing soccer with his friends, and he notices another boy standing by himself watching the game. To be like Jesus, John could:

a. Make fun of the boy for being alone.

b. Ignore the boy and continue playing with his friends.

c. Invite the boy to play soccer with them.

(John 13:34)

Ask a child to read one of the case studies. Then ask him or her to read the answers one at a time. Invite the other children to stand when they hear the answer that would be following Jesus’s example. Invite a few children to read the scripture out loud, and discuss what Jesus taught. Discuss how following Jesus’s example in these situations can help us feel the Savior’s love. Repeat with each case study.

Encourage application: Invite the children to do what Jesus would want them to do this week. Tell them that next week you will ask some of them to share what they did and how they felt the Savior’s love.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

For my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea, I used the case studies, from the outline (plus a few more from a previous Friend magazine), to create a matching game. Since this week talks about feeling our Savior’s love, I decided to use hearts as part of the matching game. The children will be reading the case studies and scripture, and then looking for the matching heart half. I hope you enjoy my lesson idea.

April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea

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Before Primary you are going to want to first print out my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea printables (found below). My printables include 6 pages of hearts that include each of the case studies plus extra heart halves with wrong choices. You will cut all of the hearts out and cut them in half (only the ones that are whole hearts).

Using a poster-board or chalkboard, place a picture of Christ in the middle. Then place all of the heart halves around the picture. I would place the case studies on one side of the picture, and all of the ‘answers’ on the other side.

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How to Play

Invite a child up to the front and have them choose a heart half (left side of heart). Have them read the scenario aloud, and then the scripture found at the bottom. They will then search the other halves until they find the answer that they think best fits their scenario, and the one that follows Jesus’s example.

Just a hint…If they choose a blue scenario, then the matching answer will be one of the blue halves. I thought this might make finding it a little easier, and help to not take too much time reading through each one. 😉

Discuss how following Jesus’s example in these situations can help us feel the Savior’s love. Once a match is found, you could place the heart halves together and have them place it closer to the picture of Christ or in another spot on your chalkboard. Continue by inviting another child up to choose another heart.

To close, invite the children to do what Jesus would want them to do this week. Tell them that next week you will ask some of them to share what they did and how they felt the Savior’s love.

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Click HERE to print my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea printables!

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I hope you enjoy my April 2017 Week 4 Sharing Time Idea, and use it for your lesson this week. I would love to hear if you do, and how you use it, so leave me a comment letting me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments, they are very much appreciated. Have a wonderful day and a great Sharing Time!

Sharing Time Idea from the 2017 Outline

Identify the doctrine (singing a song): Sing “Choose the Right Way” (CS, 160–61), and ask half of the children to listen for how we can be happy and the other half to listen for what will help us and show us the way. Discuss what the children learned from the song.

Encourage understanding (playing a guessing game and reading scriptures): Prepare wordstrips containing the following words and scripture references: hunger(Matthew 5:6); shine (Matthew 5:16); love (Matthew 5:44); and pray (Matthew 6:6). Show a picture of the Sermon on the Mount. Explain that Jesus went up on a mountain to teach His disciples; the things He taught are now called the Sermon on the Mount. Show one of the wordstrips to half of the children, and ask them to act out the word for the other children to guess. Read the corresponding scripture together, and help the children understand what Christ taught and how we can follow His example. Repeat with the other words and scriptures.

Encourage application (discussing case studies): On four pieces of paper write the following teachings of Jesus: (1) Hunger and thirst after righteousness, (2) Let your light shine, (3) Love your enemies, (4) Pray to Heavenly Father. (Consider using pictures that illustrate these teachings for younger children.) Display the papers in different areas of the room. Prepare case studies (see TNGC, 161–62) that help the children understand how to apply these teachings. For example, “Someone at school is teasing you and calling you names. What would you do?” Review the scriptures from the guessing game described above, and point out that the papers displayed around the room correspond to the scriptures. Read a case study to the children, and invite them to stand and face the paper with the teaching that would help them choose the right. Ask a few children to share what choice they would make.

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Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I kind of forgot that this Sunday is Easter, but I realized before I had prepared my Sharing Time, so I decided to throw in a little ‘Easter’ fun into this week’s idea. My idea still goes right along with the outline, but with a great egg hunt activity. I hope you enjoy the idea and printables that I share.

April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea

April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea

For this week’s idea, you will need to print out the printables that I have provided (link below) or create your own. For the eggs, you will need to cut out the front and backs of the eggs, and then glue them together so that they front is the colorful side, and the back is the question/scenario.

You will find a category/scripture label, a sheet of Eggs (front), and then 3 sheets of scenarios (egg backs). Two of the sheets have scenarios already typed up, and the third sheet has blank eggs for you to write in your own scenarios.

April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea

You can choose to use my eggs ‘as-is’ OR you could place them inside large plastic eggs.

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How to Play:

To begin your Sharing Time (or this part of your Sharing Time), explain that Jesus went up on a mountain to teach His disciples; the things He taught are now called the Sermon on the Mount. Split the primary into 4 groups, and give each group one of your word/scriptures labels. Have them read the scripture and then decide on an action that they will show to the rest of the Primary. If you have a large Primary, you could do this activity like in the outline.

Invite the groups up one at a time, and have them read the scripture aloud or explain what it says, and then have them act out their word. Have the other children guess what the action is. Once they have guessed, show the children the label, and then place it on a chalkboard/bulletin board. As you have the groups read and act help the children understand what Christ taught and how we can follow His example. Repeat with the other words and scriptures, and place each of the labels onto a chalkboard/bulletin board. For the next activity the children will be finding eggs, and then matching them to the appropriate scripture, so leave room for them to place their eggs below each label.

After your group activity, tell the children that they are going to be hunting for eggs today, but these aren’t ordinary eggs, these are ‘Example Eggs’. You can explain that this month they have been learning about following the example of Jesus Christ, and how Jesus Christ taught us the right way to live.

Now, there are several different ways you could play the ‘egg hunt’ part of this activity. Here are a few ideas that I have in mind:

1. Egg Hunt: Before Primary hide the eggs around the room. Invite one child up at a time to find one of the eggs. Then have them read the scenario/question on the back. Have them look at the words/scriptures and share which one would help them make a decision. Have them share what they would do, and then have them place their egg underneath the word/scripture.

2. Hot and Cold Game: Our Primary LOVES this game! At the front of the room you could have a basket with all of the eggs. Invite one child up and ask them if they would like to be the ‘hider’ or the ‘hunter’. Once they decide, invite another child up to do the other task that wasn’t chosen. Have the ‘hunter’ stand out in the hall while the ‘hider’ hides the egg. Once the egg is hidden, and the ‘hider’ is sitting down, invite the ‘hunter’ to come back into the Primary room. Explain to the child that as they hunt for the egg that the rest of the children will be singing. As the child gets closer to the egg, the children will sing louder, but the farther they get from the egg, the softer they will sing.

Once the egg is found, have them read the question/scenario on the back and answer aloud. Have the child look at the words/scriptures and share which one would help them make a decision. Have them share what they would do, and then have them place their egg underneath the word/scripture. Continue by inviting two more children up to hide/hunt the next egg.

3. Egg Basket: For this idea, you will need a basket, and you will need to place each of the scenario eggs into a large plastic egg. The children will be picking one egg from the basket, and reading the scenario/question aloud. Have them look at the words/scriptures and share which one would help them make a decision. Have them share what they would do, and then have them place their egg underneath the word/scripture.

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Click HERE to Print my April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea printables!

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Close by showing the children a picture of Jesus Christ, and explaining that He showed us how to live. Bear your testimony of the importance of following Jesus Christ’s example.

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I hope you enjoy my April 2017 Easter Sharing Time Idea, and are able to use it for your lesson this week. I would love to hear if you do, so leave me a comment letting me know. I also love to hear you idea, and how you take the idea and change it up.

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