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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
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!
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. 😉
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.
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.
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