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Friday, May 31, 2013

June Sharing Time WK 1

I've been thinking about this lesson for a while now and I can't get this idea out of my mind so this is what we're going with. I've been typing this up and it's now just flowing, I feel like this will be a spiritual and amazing lesson. If you use it or modify it, would you come back and share how it went? I'd love to know!

*PLEASE NOTE: I'm running more with Senior Primary for this part of the lesson, please see below for Junior Primary.

SENIOR PRIMARY
GET EARLY EARLY (AND A 3RD EARLY JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THE 2ND ONE) TO CHURCH TO GET THIS ONE SET UP!

Materials you'll need: (you may not have all the materials but ask around- beauty of Facebook!)
-Stencil of something (star, heart, etc)for each child. I've seen making a stencil out of paper plates, but depending on the size of your Primary you might not be able to do that, or just enlist some helpers (Presidency, kids, husbands hehe) Make it a decent sized star (you'll need it at the end)
-Pencil or pen for each child
-2-3 of the same colors for each child or assign each class 2-3 colors (Valiant 8: blue,purple and red- give each child a blue and red crayon)
-Piece of paper for each child
-Printouts
-Stickers or something to reward the children (it's Fast Sunday!)
-Picture of Jesus being baptized (GAK 208, Primary 3-1)

BEFORE PRIMARY:

Put picture up on the board at the beginning. Put all the materials on each of the chairs beforehand (petpeeve of mine to waste time passing stuff out in the middle of Sharing Time) or give them to the teacher.
On the board right down instructions on the chalkboard
1) Get all your things from under (from teacher- wherever you're going to have everything) your chair
2) High Five your neighbor (something fun/silly)
3) Trace your star (heart, circle) onto your paper
4) Color your star with the 2 colors in stripes with blue ( whatever color) at the top then red (whatever color)
5) Stick your tongue out at Sister (you)
6) Draw a star (heart, circle) in the middle of your star with a pencil

As they finish, reward the ones who've followed each instruction step by step (each one including the "silly" ones) with a sticker.

Ask the kids who got the sticker why they think they got it..... (someone should say "because we followed directions)
Were all the directions easy? Or hard to do because you thought they were silly or people would make fun of you for?  (VERY IMPORTANT to ask that question)

What is something we need to return Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has given an example of? (After answers, share this scripture: 2 Nephi 31:5) Be Baptized

What do we promise at baptism? What gift are we given afterwards? Why is having the gift of the Holy Ghost so important?
Read this quote by Elder Hales or summarize it how you wish.

"Each week in sacrament meeting we promise to remember the atoning sacrifice of our Savior as we renew our baptismal covenant. We promise to do as the Savior did—to be obedient to the Father and always keep His commandments. The blessing we receive in return is to always have His Spirit to be with us.
The gift of the Holy Ghost, given to us when we are confirmed, gives us the ability to discern the difference between the giving ways of the kingdom of God and the taking practices of the world. The Holy Ghost gives us the strength and courage to conduct our lives in the ways of the kingdom of God and is the source of our testimony of the Father and the Son. As we obey the will of our Father in Heaven, this priceless gift of the Holy Ghost will be with us continually.We need the Holy Ghost as our constant companion to help us make better choices in the decisions that confront us daily'." Elder Robert D. Hales
Are some of the commandments hard to obey all the time? Are some hard because we could be made fun of? (maybe for not saying bad words, or for helping the new kid at school - give examples)
How are we rewarded for obeying Heavenly Father's commandments?
What is a covenant? (A promise we make with Heavenly Father), What do we covenant with our Heavenly Father to do at baptism?
Put up the printouts one at a time discussing each.

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JUNIOR PRIMARY

Show the picture of Jesus being baptized. What's happening in the picture? 
Jesus was baptized by a member holding the Priesthood, named John the Baptist. He was baptized in the River Jordan. We are baptized the same way Jesus was. We plug our nose up with our hand and a member of the Priesthood dips us in the water, our whole bodies. We then receive a very special gift from our Heavenly Father. What gift are we given? The Holy Ghost.
We make a promise with our Heavenly Father that we will obey his commandments. What are some of the commandments?
If we obey the commandments, we will be blessed and Heavenly Father promises to forgive us when we make a mistake, He also promises that we can live with Him forever if we obey the commandments, another promise is that we can always have the Holy Ghost with us to make good decisions.


Amazing talk by Elder Robert D. Hales - Recommend to read before this lesson!!


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Friday, May 24, 2013

Primary 5, Lesson 20










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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Primary 5, Lesson 19








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Monday, May 20, 2013

June Newsletter




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Sunday, May 19, 2013

May Sharing Time WK 4

Okay so I"ve had this game for this week in the making for awhile and I'm so excited to share!! Feel free to play however you'd like, but my thinking is print out enough for 4 of each cutout (or however many you'd need to let each child have one.  Now what you're going to do is pass out the circles (or make it more fun and tape them to the bottom of the chairs beforehand), keeping a set for yourself. As you call them out the kids are going to "match" to each other (by finding all their matches) and then matching it to yours. After you have all of them up. You let those 4-5 kids decide where it needs to go. If they disagree (which there are some that might) discuss it. I've found the most spiritual lessons are the ones that the kids teach each other. I wanted to put a third place because some things are okay to eat but we have to have "just a little bit".

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1 place for the stuff that we can eat occasionally

THANKS TO JACQUE LARSEN FOR GRAPHICS











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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Primary 5, Lesson 18






I love the idea for the attention activity, so I made something to share.





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Primary 5, Lesson 17

For this lesson, I asked the bishop to come in and share his favorite thing about being bishop. After he left, I brought out stickers and crayons/markers and some paper for the kids to make a card or whatever for the bishop. The kids loved that part and you should have seen the face of the bishop when the kids all handed him their cards, PRICELESS.









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Primary 5, Lesson 16













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Friday, May 3, 2013

2013 Primary Chapstick Labels


This has been on my "to-do" list for awhile and I finally found a free template to use and through trial & error with printing and testing I got them done :)






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May Sharing Time Week 1

May is here!!! I've seriously be counting down the days until May, I have so many fun ideas for this month's Sharing Time that I cannot wait to share.

**I've received emails asking for a more complete Sharing Time, so I thought instead of a bunch of individual emails I would nip it in the bud right here. My Sharing Time's are meant as a guide nothing more, I present ideas and you take it where the Lord wants you to go. You know your children and your needs, I don't. I give a basic outline for that reason. Pray and do some studying, I've found the Friend is an amazing resource just waiting for you to get your hands all over it. Use stories from the Friend, use songs, use scriptures, use games, this is your Primary not mine. Best of luck!***

For this week, just get a general standing for, "Why do we follow the Prophet?" for next week's more in depth examination of some of the things we follow and how we are blessed.

Some Questions:
Why do we follow the Prophet?
Who does the Prophet follow?
How are we blessed when we listen to the Prophet? (Don't go too far into specifics)
When do we hear from the Prophet? (Show the Ensign)

I love the idea in the manual by showing a picture of the prophet and when you ask who does he follow, show a picture of Jesus and draw an arrow from the prophet to Jesus.

I have made a cute little activity for Junior Primary that I love so much that this will be part of our FHE :)
*** NOTE I should have another handout for Junior Primary for next week's lesson***
Supplies needed: scissors (child safe) and glue for each of the kids ---if you have time restraints  cut out the pieces beforehand




*all the pieces are sized to fit the boxes page



 Senior Primary



*Look out for another handout for next week!








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