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

{Valiant} Primary 4, Lesson 19 Primary 4, Lesson 19: The Anti-Nephi-Lehies

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)

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!


{Valiant} Primary 4, Lesson 17 Primary 4, Lesson 17: Ammon, a Great Servant

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!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

{CTR} Primary 2, Lesson 17 Primary 2, Lesson 17: The Priesthood Helps Me

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!




{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.
Use coupon code: MAYPRAYER30  for 30% off for the rest of May!

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 feathers and tickle your hands

-Create a sensory bin with water beads and play with them outside
(the beads take 2-4 hours for a full "sand bucket")

-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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's Your Favorite Scripture?" Facebook Live Video series

Hello! Thank you so much for joining in on the fun with all these favorite scriptures from LDS bloggers! Here's mine:

"Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day." Alma 37:37

And here's the quote I mentioned in the video!

"If we, like the Savior, have the faith to put our trust in our Father in Heaven, to submit to His will, the true spirit of peace will come as a witness and strength that He has heard and answered our prayers." Rex D. Pinegar

Camille from Chicken Scratch n' Sniff has made a BEAUTIFUL booklet for my favorite scripture! Go snag it here!

Check out the other bloggers' favorites!
Chicken Scratch n' Sniff - D&C 10:5
Life's Journey to Perfection - D&C 14:7

More  to come!

To celebrate my favorite scripture, you can snag these items from Etsy 50% off for today only - 5/18 (ends at 9pm PST)!! No coupon codes just add each that you'd like to your cart and that's it!


2 Remember your Prayers Puzzles
(boy and girl)

Candyland: Prayers are Answered

Daniel and the Lion's Den Jumbo Cut-outs

Brother of Jared Jumbo Cut-outs

Quiet Book

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

{Sunbeams} Primary 1, Lesson 16 Primary 1, Lesson 16: I Have a Body

For this lesson we're going to get a little energy out and exercise their little bodies with this lesson all about their bodies, so be brave!

First you'll need a small kiddie pool. You can either do a blow up one or just one of the small plastic ones, you can easily get these for about $10.
Fill with the plastic balls, you can purchase these at Walmart/Target usually in the toy section. One bag should be enough.

Print out the food cutouts onto cardstock (Laminate for durability) and print the mat out and put onto the table or the board. Scatter the food cut-outs in the pool.

Have the kids each take turns trying to find a food and bring it and find the match on the mat.

Cut-outs are on printer paper 8.5x11


June Editable Newsletter


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

{Valiant} Primary 4, Lesson 16

Here's a video about President Monson and when while in the Navy he stood with courage even when he thought he was doing it alone.

I loved the little "Dare" phrase that President Monson quotes so I've made a poster for you!


{Sharing Time} The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ

Encourage understanding: Read together the title of the Book of Mormon from the title page. Read the following scriptures aloud, and have the children raise their hands when they hear other names of the Savior:2 Nephi 19:6Alma 5:383 Nephi 5:26. As the children identify the titles, write them on the board. Choose several titles, and explain how the Savior fulfills those roles.
Encourage application: Give each child a bookmark with the sentence “The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ” written on it. Invite them to decorate the bookmark and use it in their scriptures. Consider having several children report on their goal to establish a habit of regular scripture study (see January, week 2). You could invite them to share their feelings about scripture passages they have read.
(Italics are included in the picture squares download) 

The Old Testament tells us about Jesus Christ before He came to live on earth. He was called Jehovah. The Old Testament tells about people who followed Jehovah. The New Testament is the book of scripture that tells us about Jesus’s life on earth. His disciples wrote about His life and His teachings.
The Book of Mormon also teaches about Jesus Christ and people who followed Him. The Book of Mormon begins in Jerusalem during the time of the Old Testament, about 600 years before Jesus was born. It tells how the prophet Lehi and his family left Jerusalem and were led to a promised land, far across the ocean in the New World. Prophets in the Book of Mormon taught that Jesus would come to The Book of Mormon Teaches of Jesus Christ earth. They also taught that repenting and following Jesus Christ would bring happiness. After Jesus was crucified and resurrected in Jerusalem, He visited the New World to teach the people. He taught about baptism, the sacrament, and how to love others. He organized a church with twelve Apostles. He gathered the children and blessed them, just as He had in the New Testament. Like the prophets in the Bible, Book of Mormon prophets shared their testimonies of Jesus Christ. (source)

Many people in the world today believe that when Jesus was on the earth, He was only with the people in Jerusalem. The Book of Mormon teaches us that Jesus also visited the people of Americas.
Both the Book of Mormon and the Bible teach and testify of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon doesn't replace the Bible.

Sharing Time:

Right click and save the picture above and print, as you are talking about the italicized from above show the picture when you get to the Book of Mormon part.
For the older kids: Bring in highlighters and have the kids come up and using the highlighters, highlight the names of Jesus (as suggested in the outline)
I found 9 in the scriptures:
The Good Shepherd
The Everlasting Father
The Lord
Mighty God
Prince of Peace
Son of God

Another way you could use both the scriptures and the picture squares is by having a "race". Put up the scriptures onto the board. Have all the squares on a table by the scriptures. And race to see who can find the names the quickest.
For the younger kids: Print out 2 of each of the pages with the pictures of Jesus.  (Each are a representing the different names from the scriptures in the outline) You could also cut the picture squares in half and play a matching halves game.

Highlighting Scripture Pages
(Print Scriptures on Legal Size Paper--8.5x14)

Picture Squares

Monday, May 9, 2016

{CTR} Primary 2, Lesson 16

Heavenly Father and Jesus love every person who asks to be healed, but sometimes people are not healed even when they are administered to. Some are not healed because Heavenly Father knows they can become stronger people by learning to live with their sickness or disability. Others are not healed because it is the right time for them to die and go back to Heavenly Father. We must have faith that Heavenly Father knows the best answer to each prayer.

(includes a full sheet, sheet of 2 and sheet of 4)
Thank you to Susan Fitch for her designs!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

{Sharing Time} May Week 2

With 5 weeks this month, I hope some of you might be able to use this! I forgot to publish before I went off for the weekend.

Encourage understanding: Gather pictures of events from the Restoration of the Church. Divide the sentence “Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration” into as many sections as you have pictures, and prepare a wordstrip for each word or phrase (see example). Divide the children into groups, and give each group one of the wordstrips, a picture, and a scripture reference that describes what is happening in the picture. Ask the children to read the scriptures and discuss what is happening in the picture. Then have each group share their story with the rest of the Primary. Discuss Joseph Smith’s role in each event, and have the children think about how the event has affected or can affect their lives. Place each picture and wordstrip on the board in order. After all of the wordstrips are on the board, read the sentence together.

When Jesus Christ was on the earth He taught His gospel. He taught faith, repentance, baptism by immersion, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. He gave His Apostles His authority, which is the priesthood of God. The Church of Jesus Christ was on the earth. After Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, His Apostles went forth to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, but many people rejected them. The Church of Jesus Christ and the priesthood were taken from the earth for hundreds of years. In 1820, young Joseph Smith was reading in James in the New Testament. He read, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God” (James 1:5). Joseph wanted to know which church to join. He decided to do what the scripture said. Joseph went to a grove of trees one spring morning and knelt in prayer to ask of God. As he was praying, a bright light descended. In that light stood two glorious heavenly beings: Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Joseph asked Them which church he should join. 
Jesus Christ told Joseph to join none of the churches. Three years later, Joseph was visited by the angel Moroni, who taught him about the Book of Mormon and showed him where the golden plates were buried. John the Baptist and the Apostles Peter, James, and John came to earth to ordain Joseph Smith to the priesthood of God. The priesthood was once again on the earth. The true Church was restored—or brought back—to the earth. We are blessed to have the restored Church on the earth. (source)

The outline idea is a perfect way to engage the Senior Primary. Maybe add some sticky darts to make it a touch more engaging and you're good to go. You could also do a matching game or a matching halves. You can download all the GAK pictures here.

But for the younger kiddos, I found this fun "Seek and Find" of Joseph Smith in the Friend and I thought it would be perfect so I blew it up for all the kids to see and have created a b/w version for cheaper printing.
As the kids find each item you can talk about each and how it attributed to the restoration of the Church and how Joseph Smith played a part.

You'll be searching for:
Gold plates (the word of the Lord) 
Kirtland Temple (temple work) 
Sacrament tray (remembering Jesus Christ)
 Missionary name tag (missionary work) 
Baptismal font (covenanting with the Lord) 
Keys (the priesthood) 
Dove (the Holy Ghost)

Engineering Print (18x24)


Saturday, May 7, 2016

{Sunbeams} Primary 1, Lesson 15

Getting Ready for Sunday
(Print onto legal size paper 8.5x14)

I couldn't resist printing this one up for my family's Sunday Box! My boys LOVE these activities in the Friend. Laminate and dry erase markers for never ending fun!

Good Things on Sunday


(includes 6 small circles, a copywork page, and 6 full sheet circles)

Draw a church building (nothing fancy) onto the chalkboard. Using the small circles, let the kids put them "in" the church as you discuss each.

Using the large circles, create a "lava path" on the floor and have the kids jump from each. Laminate for durability.

Bring in some wood or foam blocks help the kids build a church house. Then put the small circles all around the built church.

And here's just a small video of the Israelites and the Manna

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