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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July Sharing Time WK 4

-----Please remember these ideas/guides are to help you create a lesson that is beneficial for your Primary. Pray about your lesson and find out what your Primary needs. Thanks so much for your support!

This week was a little harder to get ideas flowing, not sure why but it was.... I was looking through Church magazines hoping for something to spark. I was reading in the Liahona and ran across this quote and I had it!

"Each day as you choose to live the commandments, keep your baptismal covenants, and try to be more like Jesus Christ, you are preparing to go to the temple."  Vicki F. Matsumori

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Heavenly Father wants each of us to marry in the temple. It is only in the temple that we can be sealed as families for eternity.
What do you think is so special about temples?
-Temples are literally houses of the Lord. They are holy places of worship where people make sacred promises with God. They are sacred where Heavenly Father can teach, guide and bless us. It is in the temple where we can feel very close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Why do you want to go to the temple? (Write these on board) What are some things we can do to prepare to go to the temple?

Heavenly Father has given us some very special instructions that a prophet has given to us in addition to the commandments that can help us better understand the commandments. Can anyone think of what they are?

The Gospel Standards! What is a standard?
-A standard is a pattern that guides your life. Good standards will help you keep the commandments of God and be obedient.

Heavenly Father has given the Primary some very special standards that we can live by.

For these cards/posters, you'll be cutting them in half. Tape 1 half under a chair of some of kids at the beginning. And keep 1 half with you. Pick a kid to come up and tape their half up and then make it's match from the pile in your hand. (You probably won't have enough time to let all the kids do both halves). Or cut each into a puzzle and keep all the pieces except 1 piece as one child looks for that piece start talking and about how we can't do each standard without the whole thing, in order to be ready to go to the temple we must we worthy and by living the Gospel Standards we can.

I've created Gospel Standard cards/posters, you can find them for purchase HERE, use coupon code JULST10 (expires 7/28 evening) to receive 10% off any of the 3 sizes available (11x14, 8x10, 4x6).
*Please note 7/27, for those of you who purchase the posters and have problems. I will not be available from about 6-9pm MST. I will answer any and all emails/notes to sender as soon as I get home tonight. Thank you all so much for all your support!


1) I will follow Heavenly Father's plan for me. 
-What's the plan being talked about?
How can following Heavenly Father's plan help us prepare to go to the temple?
We each are spirit children of our Heavenly Father, through His plan we each would come to Earth and have a mortal body and become more like him and to return to live with Him again. It is only through the temple that we can be together as families and live with Heavenly Father again.

2) I will remember my baptismal covenant and listen to the Holy Ghost.
What do we promise (covenant) when we are baptized?
Some of the promises we make when we are baptized are that we are willing to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ, that we will always remember Him, and that we will keep His commandments.
What does it mean to "take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ"?
This means that we will always put the Lord first in our lives, by trying our hardest this think and act and Jesus would.

3) I will choose the right. I know I can repent when I make a mistake.
Has it ever been hard to choose the right? (Let kids answer/tell stories)
Heavenly Father knows that we are not perfect, we will make mistakes. He always wants us to choose the right but through mistakes we learn and grow. He has given us a wonderful gift for us to be forgiven of our mistakes, does anyone know what it is? (Repentance)
It is through repentance that we can be forgiven. As we come to Heavenly Father humbly and ask to be forgiven, we are saying that we will try our hardest and try to be better.

(I love this quote-and this would be a great place to share if you'd like)
"Courage isn't always grandiose. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow." President Thomas S. Monson

4) I will be honest with Heavenly Father, others, and myself.
Why do you think honesty is important? And can help us prepare to go to the temple.
To be honest means to tell the truth. We can be honest by having the courage to tell the truth, even when it sometimes may be hard. If we ask for help, Heavenly Father can help us to be honest through the Holy Ghost.
How do you feel when you are honest? (let kids answer)

5)I will use the names of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ reverently. I will not swear or use crude words.
(bring a dictionary- explain how there are many other words that we have to use)
How can our language help us prepare to go to the temple?
How do you feel when you say or hear swear words?
We should always use the names of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost with reverence and respect. Misusing their names is a sin. Profane, vulgar, or crude language or gestures, as well as immoral jokes, are offensive to the Lord and to others.

"Profanity is filthiness. A person is known as much by his language as he is by the company he keeps.... Filthiness in any form is degrading and soul-destroying and should be avoided."
President Joseph Fielding Smith

6) I will do those things on the Sabbath that will help me feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
The Sabbath is to be away from the world. It is to worship, renew our covenants by taking the sacrament, learn about Jesus Christ and the gospel, to sleep, and to be with family.
Keeping the Sabbath day holy includes not shopping on Sundays, not playing with friends and other things.
Can you think of others things that can help us to keep the Sabbath holy?

"If you have any doubt about the wisdom, the divinity of observing the Sabbath Day, ....stay home and gather your family about you, teach them the gospel, enjoy yourselves together on the Sabbath Day, come to your meetings, participate. You will know that the principle of the Sabbath is a true principle which brings with it great blessings." President Gordon B. Hinckley

7) I will honor my parents and do my part to strengthen my family.

Heavenly Father has blessed us with parents to love and teach us. We have been commanded to honor our parents. But what does honor mean? (Read Elder Oaks quote)
What are some ways that you can honor your parents?

"If you honor your parents, you will love them, respect them, confide in them, be considerate of the, express appreciation for them, and demonstrate all of these things by following their counsel in righteousness and by obeying the commandments of God." Elder Dallin H. Oaks

8) I will keep my mind and body sacred and pure, and I will not partake of things that are harmful to me.

Our bodies are gifts given to us from Heavenly Father. They are temples and we must treat them as temples.
What does that mean? To treat our bodies like temples?
We aren't big and white but we are sacred. As we protect our bodies and eat/drink things that are healthy will be blessed (D&C 89 for the blessings)

9) I will dress modestly to show respect for Heavenly Father and myself.
Through our dress and appearance, we cans how the Lord that we know how precious our bodies are. Our clothing expresses who we are. It sends messages about us, and it influences the way we and others act. When we are well groomed and modestly dress, we can invite the Holy Ghost to be with us and influence our friends and family around us.

10) I will only read and watch things that are pleasing to Heavenly Father.
In the world today, it is so easy to watch and read things that can hurt us,  but as we read good books and watch good shows we will be blessed with a clean mind and when we have a clean mind we have clean thoughts, which will turn into clean actions.
"Whatever media we read, watch, or listen to has an effect on us. Good entertainment will help you to have good thoughts and make righteous choices. It will allow you to enjoy yourself without losing the Spirit of the Lord. While much entertainment is good, some of it can lead you away from righteous living." For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet

11) I will only listen to music that is pleasing to Heavenly Father. 
(You can talk about 11 at the same time number 10 as it all encompasses media- if you're running short on time)

12) I will seek good friends and treat others kindly.
I LOVE THIS STORY TO ILLUSTRATE THIS GOSPEL STANDARD

13) I will live now to be worthy to go to the temple and do my part to have an eternal family.
It is only in the temple that families can be sealed for eternity. Sacred work is performed in temples around the world. As we strive to obey the commandments and follow the gospel standards we can be ready to go to the temple when the time is right.


I found the most amazing handout that nothing I can do will give it justice. I am so grateful to be able to do this Sharing Time, I really had no ideas for this week but I prayed and asked that I'd find something that can help and now that I've just found this handout I feel as though my prayers were answered and Primaries will be blessed from this lesson and handout.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July Sharing Time Week 3

PLEASE REMEMBER THESE IDEAS ARE ONLY TO SPARK IDEAS FOR YOU, THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LESSON AS ONLY YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR PRIMARY NEEDS TO HEAR. BE MINDFUL OF YOUR PRIMARY, PRAY ABOUT YOUR LESSON, AND YOU WILL GET HELP IN PREPARING.

For this week I have two ideas for you to choose from! I don't know where these came from (okay I do) but I love them!
 Toothpick and gumdrop bridge
Materials needed:
-Paper cup with string threaded through the top
like this, except you'll be tying the ends to your completed triangle bridge














-Marbles just enough to fill the cup you have
-Toothpicks (enough for Primary groups)
-Gumdrops (enough for Primary groups)

First and foremost, you're going to be building a bridge with toothpicks and gumdrops. you'll want to build it using triangles, it doesn't matter the length it's the point that matters (LOL pun not intended - you'll get it in just a sec). When pressure is applied to the square or the circle bridge they will collapse but with the triangle bridge it will stay steady and be able to hold more weight than you'd think (let the kids know this after they try making theirs. Some will just use squares and other may try other shapes.  Don't get rid of these, you'll want to take them to church to show the kids after their part is done.

Separate the Primary into groups (however you'd like, I think the easiest is by classes but that's my opinion)

Here's a videos showing why the triangle is the best shape, you can start watching about 2:50 in the video for the "reason" if you want to talk to your kiddos about that part of it. And this is a great instruction on putting them together.
 

Thank you to Nicole for "practicing" on how to make these! For yours to be able to hold more weight back sure that you reinforce it really well with more toothpicks to demonstrate how strong the Priesthood is in helping us,

At the beginning put the question below up on the board and read it out loud. (this would be where the pictures from the sharing time manual can come in)


DOWNLOAD "HOW CAN" HERE
DOWNLOAD PDF (coming soon)


The Priesthood strengthens us and our families much like the triangle bridge because the Priesthood is the power of God on Earth and as we use the Priesthood in our lives "we can become stronger, our talents and ability can be magnified and multiplied, our understanding can be greatly enlarged, and our spirituality can flower." (President James E. Faust)

What can happen if we don't have the Priesthood and aren't strong and sturdy? (if you see one of the groups with a "flimsy" bridge demonstrate it on their bridge by attaching one of the cups underneath hanging by the string and begin filling it with marbles until it collapses (it shouldn't take long). When are are going through tough things in our lives (bullying, classes, etc) we can ask for a blessing and it is through the Priesthood that we are given words that the Lord would want us to hear.

What happens when we have the strength of the Priesthood? (use yours or another of the kids' that you know is sturdy) and begin the marble part again.



Ideas are just flowing for this week so here's another idea!!

The Priesthood and Family Mobile

Grab the printable from week 1 with family cut-outs. You'll be making a mobile with them. Thank you so much to Chatter Bird, Becky, for her craftiness and pictures of how to assemble and how it looks at the end!

You can download how to make the mobile HERE, thank you Becky for the How to and pictures!

Materials needed:
-Printouts - it'd work best to print the Priesthood one on cardstock
-Scissors
-String/Twine/Fishing Line
-1-3 Straws (disposable is fine)


DOWNLOAD MOBILE PRIESTHOOD PIECE HERE
DOWNLOAD PDF (coming soon)


Put this up on the board after you ask what would happen if we took the Priesthood out of the mobile.
DOWNLOAD THE PRIESTHOOD HERE
DOWNLOAD PDF (coming soon)


For this idea, show the kids the mobile and ask what would happen if we cut the Priesthood out? (be ready to cut the string about the Priesthood circle. Let the kids answer then cut the string ABOVE the circle.
What blessings would our families miss out on if we didn't have the Priesthood?
(intro pictures suggested in sharing time manual)






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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Nephi Builds a Ship Jumbo Cut-outs

I love these cut-outs they are just perfect for my boys to play with and learn about the scriptures and because they're so big their hands can easily grab them!

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July Sharing Time WK 2

Before I begin, I would like to just say how amazing this talk is, it is a must read before this lesson is prepared. For me, it will be printed out and studied. Such an amazing talk to read and study for this week's theme.

Okay so I have to admit that I was interested in seeing what a "mole cricket" looked like so I looked it up... holy moly cow, it's insane! Here's a Youtube video for those that are interested too :)
Okay so enough of the insect lesson and onto Sharing Time.

Put the quote from Elder Hales up on the board. You or one of the older kids read it out loud. Ask "What things can we do in our families that can invite the Spirit into our homes?" 


Why do you think that it's important to have the Spirit in our homes?

As we strive to obey the prophets and do activities together, pray together as a family, and study the scriptures together we invite the Spirit into our homes to be our constant companion who will help us as a family and individuals closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and by doing that we are making our families stronger to the pressures and trials that come to each of us.

Set this up either on the board, on a table or you could even play a card game (Go Fish or something) with them. Print off 2-4 pages of each so there's plenty for kids to pick. As they pick on the chalkboard write how doing them can bless us and our families. (multiple reasons)




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Friday, July 12, 2013

Primary 5, Lesson 27











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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Nephi Builds a Ship Quiet Book


We're continuing the fun series with another quiet book to throw into your Church Bag. Thank you so much for all your support of such a fun project!

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

August Monthly Newsletter






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Activity Days Inactive Candy Bar Wrapper

This was a request from the revamp of the Cub Scouts inactive candy bar wrapper, there's 3 sizes available. Enjoy!









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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Nephi and Brass Plates Jumbo Cut-outs

Here's another version of the Brass Plates story but this time you get it JUMBO size! Perfect for those little hands to learn the story. Each character is 6.5 inches tall, it includes everything you need to tell the story of Nephi.


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Friday, July 5, 2013

July Sharing Time Week 1

I absolutely love this lesson.... there's so many avenues you can take it, but I think that the most important is the ability to re-enforce that each is a child of God. Heavenly Father loves them. 

HERE is a list for stories from the Friend on families... A couple of the ones that I love are:
A Perfect Match and Frankie, A Child of God





For these cut-outs, you can attach popsicle sticks to each and put them all into a can or bucket to be drawn out as kids pick them out have kids say how having that "person" in a family is a blessing.




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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Primary 5, Lesson 26










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Primary 5, Lesson 25










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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Nephi and the Brass Plates File Folder Game

For those kiddos that can't quite read, here's a file folder game to coordinate with the quietbook.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Nephi and the Brass Plates Quiet Book

There's now a file folder game available to coordinate with this story, GO HERE to see it!

I'm starting a fun new series!! The Book of Mormon series! These are simple texts following the scripture story so it's easy for young kids to better understand the scriptures! I'm so excited about this and that's where I've been, working on each page(s) a night. There are 15 pages, with a cover and a "this belongs to" page. Sized at 4x6 so it could easily be put into one of those photo books, or laminate and put binder rings on it.

I've been asked by many so I'll just put it here. This will not be the only quiet book, I'll be doing the stories in the Book of Mormon, then moving on to two other series.

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