Saturday, May 28, 2016

{Sunbeams} Primary 1, Lesson 18


Create homemade Kazoos with just a few easy supplies!

Create a Water Xylophone. So easy but SO much fun!

Go outside and go on a "sound walk" have the kids call out when they hear something.

Put a variety of items into plastic Easter eggs (beans, rice, coins, marbles, etc) then have a "music party") SEAL WITH TAPE TO AVOID  ACCIDENTS ( Preview Source)

Play a game of Musical Chairs. Bring in a cd player/ IPOD/etc and download some Primary songs

Use a rubber band to attach a piece of thin rubber (a piece of a balloon or rubber glove) to one side of a PVC elbow. Put a few pieces of rice on the taut piece of rubber. Talk into the open end of the PVC pipe and watch the rice dance (sound waves). The louder you talk, the better the rice jumps. (Source)

Create sound waves! Check out this one with Bowls and cans!

Make the fun "tin" phones using clear plastic cups and string, then play with them by talking to each other from across the room (Preview Source)

Here's a fun video with different animal sounds, you easily show them and then while the curtain is down have the call out what they think it is. My boys loved it if that helps!

*Be sure to download and have it ready to go for class, too many times there's scrambling and then the church wifi doesn't work or the password changed

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{Valiant} Primary 4, Lesson 19

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The name Anti-Nephi-Lehi may mean that the new converts desired to become like Nephi and Lehi and may have chosen a new name that reflected their righteous desires. Studies show that in some languages there is a common root corresponding to the word anti that means “in the face of” or “facing,” like you would face a mirror. It may have a meaning similar to the word imitation. In this light the name Anti-Nephi-Lehies might refer to those who desire to imitate what the descendants of Nephi and Lehi taught (source)

The Anti-Nephi-Lehies valued their covenants more than their lives.


Because of the efforts of the sons of Mosiah many Lamanites had been converted to the gospel. They changed their lifestyle, their culture, their home, even their name. 

They decided to be called Anti-Nephi-Lehies.

The Lamanites who had not been converted angry at  those who converted to the teachings of the Nephites. They began to rebel against the king. They took up arms to destroy the king and the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. 

None of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies being converted to the Lord, would take up arms to fight against the Lamanites that were coming to destroy them.  They had repented of their wrong doings and they were afraid that if they were to kill again they wouldn't be forgiven for committing the sins again.They chose to bury their weapons deep in the earth as a covenant to God that they would not kill again.

When the Lamanites came to destroy them, the Anti-Nephi-Lehies did not fight but prayed. Many Anti-Nephi-Lehies were killed by the Lamanites and none of them fought. The Lamanites saw that the people not fighting but praying, many of the Lamanites felt sorry for killing their brothers and put down their weapons and did not fight again. They repented and joined the Anti-Nephi-Lehies.
Because many Lamanites stopped fighting, those remaining were even more angry and blamed the conversion of their brothers on the Nephites. The Lamanite armies went to the Nephite lands, they fought many battles but couldn't overpower the Nephites. Many more Lamanites saw that the Lord was helping the Nephites by giving them great power, repented and converted to the Anti-Nephi-Lehies.

Some Lamanites were still very angry with the Anti-Nephi-Lehies and they went back to their lands and once again the Anti-Nephi-Lehies didn't fight and many were killed again.

Ammon and his brothers saw that so many people were being killed and they asked that the king gather his people and flee to the Nephites. The king was afraid that if they went to the Nephites, they would kill them or make them slaves because of their past sins against the Nephites. Ammon told the king that he was ask the Lord what they should.  The Lord told Ammon to get the people out of the land. The people gathered their belongings and went to the Nephite land. Ammon and his brother went to Zarahemla to talk with the chief judge telling him all that had happened to the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. The Nephite people told the king that they were give the land of Jershon to the Anti-Neph-Lehies and the Nephites would put an army to protect them from the Lamanites so they wouldn't break their covenants and take up weapons again. In return, they were asked to provide food and supplies for the army. The Anti-Nephi-Lehies made their new home in Jershon.

For this activity, there are two ways to use it. First the teacher version(PRINT SEEK AND FIND ON LEGAL PAPER-8.5X14)or the all together version, you'll need the Seek and Find and then number on the chalkboard 1-10 with this next to each:
1. Keep the Sabbath day holy
2. Prayer
3. Serve others
4. Dress Modestly
5. Obey the Word of Wisdom
6. Be Honest
7. Listen to Parents
8. Watch & Listen to Good Things
9. Find Good Friends
10. Use Good Language
Go through together ways that by doing these things (you can easily add more than just these 10) will help them keep their covenants.

For the student version. These are both on regular printer paper, First the 17 weapons and then the 1-10 covenants page as described above.



Gospel Doctrine Plus (AWESOME!!- so good if you like to add bits of info that aren't found in the lesson)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

{Valiant} Primary 4, Lesson 18


This story is a favorite of mine! I love how much King Lamoni has grown and the faith of his father in what the missionaries are teaching him that he could truly be forgiven of his grievous sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

After establishing the Church in King Lamoni's kingdom, the king asked Ammon to go with him to the land of Nephi where his father, who was the king over all the land, lived. The Lord told Ammon that he shouldn't go to the land of Nephi because King Lamoni's father would try to kill him. Instead Ammon was told to go to Middoni and help Aaron and his companions who were in prison. Ammon told Lamoni what the Lord had said and King Lamoni said he would go with Ammon.
As they were going to Middoni they met King Lamoni's father. He asked Lamoni why he was traveling with a Nephite. Lamoni told his father that he and his people were taught by Ammon and were converted and he was helping Ammon get Aaron out of prison.
Lamoni's father was angry with Lamoni and commanded him to kill Ammon. Lamoni refused and told his father that he knew that Ammon and his brethren were prophets of  God. After hearing this Lamoni's father drew his own sword to kill Lamoni, Ammon stepped forward and stopped the king from killing his son and instead he tried to kill Ammon but Ammon was able to overpower him.
The king begged Ammon for his life and offered Ammon anything he wanted, even half of his kingdom. Ammon asked the king to get his brothers out of prison and to let King Lamoni keep his kingdom. Lamoni's father was surprised that Ammon asked nothing for himself and saw the love that he had for Lamoni. The king granted Ammon's wishes and asked for him and his brothers to go to the land of Nephi to learn more about what they were teaching.
Ammon and King Lamoni got to Middoni and were able to get Ammon's brothers released. Ammon was sad to see how badly they were treated in prison. Ammon was called back to the land of Ishmael with King Lamoni. 
Aaron and his brothers were led to the land of Nephi. Aaron taught the king from the scriptures. Aaron taught the king about God, the Creation, the Fall of Adam and the Plan of Salvation, and the need for Christ to atone for the sins of the world so that all could have eternal life.
The king wanted to know what he needed to do to gain eternal life and would offer anything to have it. Aaron told him that he needed to repent. The king wanted to know if there was a God. When the king kneeled and asked, he was struck as if he were dead. The servants ran and told the queen who came and ordered Aaron and his brothers to be killed, but the servants were scared to touch Aaron. The queen told them to call the people. Aaron, knowing the hardness of the people's hearts, took the king's hand and he rose. He then began teaching them and his household was converted.
After the king's people arrived, the king began ministering to them as well. After the people calmed, the king had Aaron and his brothers teach them.
The king sent a proclamation throughout all the land that no one should harm the four brothers. The missionaries went to many cities teaching, baptizing and establishing the Church.

Here's a really AWESOME visual of how we can be forgiven of our sins through Christ. It's really cool and works and just takes a few ingredients!


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{Valiant} Primary 4, Lesson 17

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Even though he knew it could be dangerous, Ammon served as a missionary among the Lamanites. With the power of God, Ammon defended King Lamoni’s sheep from Lamanite robbers. His good example allowed him to teach the gospel to others. 

I just love the attention activity in the lesson and so I wanted to actually have the kids be able to write down what they know from each of the questions. So I've created the questions with a few lines for each. You can easily print them front to back instead of two sheets.


(includes attention activity pages &  journal)

Here's a fun story about being a good example from the Friend. I just love this story!



And here are some jumbo cut-outs to share the story of Ammon!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

{CTR} Primary 2, Lesson 17

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I thought it could be fun to learn about the different responsibilities of each office of the Priesthood. Here's a fun printable chart to help the kids visualize and all are color coded for easy matching.

Have all of these laid out on the floor or the table. Using the pictures from the lesson discuss where and when each of the pictures can be done and which Priesthood can perform each.                
*On your printer settings make sure that you uncheck the"fit to page" if you keep it check-marked it prints a lot smaller than you need it.

I've printed and laminated it for durability it is THE perfect size for kids to move around and learn. We're adding this one to our FHE pile!




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Saturday, May 21, 2016

{CTR} Primary 2, Lesson 18


I LOVE this packet, my boys have loved it too and it's so fun to see this lesson come around again.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

{Sunbeams} Primary 1, Lesson 17


Here's some fun ideas to use our hands!

-Bring in some pipe cleaners and let the kids curl them around their fingers.
     You could also bring in more supplies and create little animals with the pipecleaners
     Bring in some pony beads and let the kids bead the pipecleaners

- Bring in a box/styrofoam chunk, golf tees and a child hammer, let the kids hammer the tees into the box/styrofoam.

-Bring different textures to play with and have a fun sensory activity. Play a "Seek and Find" by calling out different things you brought in. 
Texture suggestions:
-Sandpaper                    -Rope
          -Nail file                      -String          
-Feathers           -Bubble Wrap
- Felt                        -Tin Foil
-Carpet                    - Dry Pasta
                  - Fur                           - Cotton Balls              
-Buttons                       -Rocks
      -Seashells               - Fruit with rinds
- Soft Blanket          -Cotton Balls

-Bring in playdough and cookie cutters

-Play with upside down contact paper! Create this fun apple tree and let the kids put the pom poms onto the tree.

-Bring in a ball to toss or bounce to each other
-Bring in  blown up balloons and "volley" to each other

- An oldie but a goodie..... bring in paints and paints hands onto a large posterboard

-Make cereal or pasta necklaces

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