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Valentines for Kids – You’ve Stolen a Pizza my Heart

FREE Printable of  “You’ve Stolen a Pizza my Heart” Valentines for Kids to pass out to their classmates.

Valentines for Kids - You’ve Stolen a Pizza my Heart

I left room at the bottom for your child to write their name on it. My kids are passing these out this year and we are attaching Gummi Pizza’s on each card. 

Just print them out on regular size paper (8.5×11).  They look best on Cardstock paper.

Valentines for Kids - You’ve Stolen a Pizza my Heart

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Valentines for Kids - You’ve Stolen a Pizza my Heart

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I went to Amazon to buy these Gummi Pizza’s to attach to the cards

Valentines for Kids - You’ve Stolen a Pizza my Heart

 

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Wilford Woodruff Colorized Church History

Wilford Woodruff – colorized photograph

I’ve recently gotten into colorizing family history photos, and I’ve been wanting to do a series on Prophets.  It’d be cool to start a colorized church history reddit, dontcha think? Anyway, this is the first image I’ve done.  It’s Wilford Woodruff,  third prophet-president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), who […]

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{Primary} Teacher Birthday Gifts

When I served in the Primary Presidency several years ago the President found ‘coupons’ to give to the teachers on their birthday.
The coupons were for a ‘Sunday Off’ so that they could go to Relief Society/Priesthood.

Well, I’m back in Primary and asked the President if we could do something similar for our wonderful teachers.
Today I would like to share what I created for our teachers.

{Primary} Teacher Birthday Gifts


I began by searching for ideas on Pinterest (gotta love Pinterest!). I was on the search for Birthday Gift ideas for the teachers as well as ‘Thank You’ ideas for substitutes (post & printables to come soon).
As I was scrolling through Pinterest I came across a cute printable (found HERE) for a Kit Kat bar. The printable was for school teachers and it wrapped around the entire bar, but I liked the phrase on the printable ‘You Deserve a Break’.

I decided to use the ‘Kit Kat’ idea along with the coupon for our gifts.

{Primary} Teacher Birthday Gifts

I saw a few different versions of the ‘coupon’ on Pinterest, here is one teacher appreciation coupon on Sugardoodle. I decided to change a few things, so I got to work creating my own coupon and a tag for the Kit Kat.

Here is the finished product! What do you think?
{Primary} Teacher Birthday Gifts

I had some clear plastic boxes that I thought would work great. I decided to use the Kit Kat miniatures and added a few to the box and then wrapped the box with some twine (ribbon or string would work great too). I punched a hole in the ‘Need a Break’ tag and tied that on to the string. Then I slipped the coupon underneath the string.

You could also buy the full size candy bars and place the coupon on top and tie some string/ribbon around it and add the tag.
No matter what you do I’m sure your Primary teachers will love it! Because who wouldn’t like chocolate and a Sunday off?!?

Today I am sharing my Teacher Coupon Printables with you!
Just click the links below to download & print.



And to all you amazing primary teachers out there…Thank you for all you do.

 “No greater responsibility can rest upon any man [or woman],

than to be a teacher of God’s Children.”

{Pres. David O. McKay}


You may feel like your calling isn’t as great or as important as some other callings, but I think yours is the greatest. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day! 


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New Beginnings 2015- Embark Airlines

By JOLLY ROGERS Our New Beginnings theme was “Embark Airlines” – this idea of a pretend flight has been used in a variety of ways in different organizations over the years, and others have done this same thing this year to go along with our youth theme, so I am borrowing heavily from many sources […]

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{Sharing Time} Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ Love Me

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Have the pianist play the first two notes of a song that teaches about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s love for us, and have the children guess the song. Add one note at a time until the children guess correctly. Sing the song together and then discuss what the song teaches about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s love for us. List the children’s ideas on the board. Repeat with each song. Consider using the following songs: “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” (CS, 228–29), “Thanks to Our Father” (CS, 20), “I Feel My Savior’s Love” (CS, 74–75), and “I Am a Child of God” (CS, 2–3).

ENCOURAGE APPLICATION: Give each child a piece of paper and have them draw one way they know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them. You may want to refer the children to the ideas you listed on the board in the activity above. Tape the pictures together, and display them in a roller box (see TNGC, 178–79) or unroll them as you would a scroll. As the children watch, have the pianist play one of the songs listed above.

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION: Write some examples of ways that Heavenly Father shows His love for us and ways we show our love for Him on separate pieces of paper. Put the pieces of paper in a container, and have a child pull them out one at a time. Read each one aloud. If it is something that shows Heavenly Father’s love for us, have the children stretch one arm upward. If it shows our love for Heavenly Father, have them put their hands over their heart.

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

I am sharing some fun ideas that you can use over the next 2 weeks for Sharing Time. I used a great idea from this month’s Friend as one of the activities. To read the whole article click HERE.

Enjoy!
{Sharing Time} Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ Love Me

Before Primary cut out a large heart. You can leave the heart as is or you can write:

‘How do you know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love you?’

Just like the ‘Encourage Understanding’ in the outline, pick a song and have the pianist play the first few notes of the song. Keep adding notes until a child guesses what the song is.

Explain to the children that there are many songs that teach us about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s love for us.

Show the children the heart that you have cut out and tell them that you are going to play ‘Hot & Cold’. One child will go out of the room while another child hides the heart.

The child that is out of the room will come into the room. The remaining children will begin singing a song (preferably the one you played at the beginning). As the child gets closer to the heart have the children sing louder and as they move further from the heart have them sing quietly.

Once the child finds the heart have them share a way that they know Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ love them.

Write the answer on the board and then pick a new child to hunt for a heart.

Another Idea:

You could cut out several hearts and leave them blank. As the children answer how they know Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ love them, write the answer on the heart. String the hearts onto a ribbon or string to make a heart banner. After all the children have had a turn, hang up the hearts somewhere in the Primary room for all the children to see.

Remind the children that our Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ love them very much.

Encourage Understanding & Application

I was looking through this month’s Friend and saw an idea that would be great for this section of the Sharing Time Outline. You could do the above idea for the 3rd week and save this idea for the 4th week.

Write 4-5 examples of ways that Heavenly Father shows His love for us and ways we show our love for Him on separate pieces of paper. 
 {Sharing Time} Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ Love Me
Create a Punch-A-Box {picture below} and place each piece of paper inside the cups of the punch-a-box. Click HERE to read how to make a Punch-A-Box.
Invite a child up to the front and have them punch a box and read the slip of paper aloud.

If it is something that shows Heavenly Father’s love for us, have the children stretch one arm upward. If it shows our love for Heavenly Father, have them put their hands over their heart.


Helping Hands
Explain to the children that when Jesus was on the earth, He loved and served everyone. We

can follow His example today and show our love for Jesus by serving others.

In this month’s Friend they had a challenge for all the children. They are collecting ‘helping hands’ and are asking all the children to help them out. Here is what it says in The Friend:

“How many helping hands can we collect this year? Do

a good deed and help us find out!

1.   Trace your hand on a piece of paper and cut it out.

2. Write about how you followed Jesus by serving someone—or

about how someone served you. It can be something big or small.”

Explain to the children that today they are going to make some helping hands and send them to The Friend.

You will need pieces of paper and crayons/markers for each child…and some adult helpers. :)

Have the children trace their hands and write some service that they have done.

Once everyone is finished have a few children share what their helping hand says.

Remind the children that our Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ love us and that we can show our love for them by serving others.


I hope you enjoy my Sharing Time ideas for this week as well as the children in your Primary.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

{Sharing Time} Heavenly Father & Jesus Christ Love Me

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Embark Invitation

By Kristin We are making these cute sailboat invitations for our New Beginnings this year. You can download a pdf of the invite here, and pull the pdf into Photoshop or some other editing software to enter your own date and time info, or simply handwrite the info in. Go here to see a video […]

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Lydia Knight

By LDS Scripture Teachings Lydia Goldthwaite was born on June 9, 1812, in Sutton, Massachusetts. Lydia was the third of twelve children born to the Goldthwaites during their time in Massachusetts and later New York. In the fall of 1828 Lydia married Calvin … Continue reading → Read More

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{Personal Progress} Personal Progress Jars

By noreply@blogger.com (Sheena Perron) A few months ago I shared this idea on Sugardoodle to celebrate the launch of her new website. But I never shared it on my blog, so today I am sharing my Personal Progress Jars idea with all of you.These jars would be a great gift to make for new Beehives […]

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{Personal Progress} Personal Progress Jars

A few months ago I shared this idea on Sugardoodle to celebrate the launch of her new website. But I never shared it on my blog, so today I am sharing my Personal Progress Jars idea with all of you.
These jars would be a great gift to make for new Beehives or do this as a mutual activity. I did this as a mutual activity for the beehives and we had a great time.


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 Personal Progress Jars
Supplies Needed:

Jars

Candy (optional)

Curly Ribbon

My Personal Progress Experience cards

Ribbon and/or Fabric (to decorate the jar)

First, you will need to print out my ‘Personal Progress Experience Cards’. Most of the cards I have included are experiences that can be completed in one day. There are 23 cards total (6 pages)!


{Personal Progress} Personal Progress Jars

I also included a page of blank cards that you could use for girls that have completed a majority of their experiences. Just have the girls write the experiences that they need to complete on each of the cards.

Once you have printed the cards you will need to cut them out.

Next, I rolled each card up and then tied with curly ribbon.

After each experience card was rolled and tied I placed them in the jar along with some yummy treats.



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You can leave your jar like that OR you can cut pieces of fabric to place on the lid of each jar.

I also tied a piece of ribbon around the jar and placed a ‘Personal Progress Jar’ tag on the front.

to create your very own Personal Progress Jar! 

Have the girls place the jar by their beds or on a dresser. If they have some free time they can pick an experience out of the jar and complete it…and they can enjoy a yummy little treat from the jar as well. :)

I hope you enjoy my Personal Progress Jar as well as the YW in your ward.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

{Personal Progress} Personal Progress Jars

You've got a computer or file cabinet full of great ideas you've collected over the years from past callings, right? So did we! In 2003, Jenny Smith began sharing her ideas online for LDS teachers and leaders. She hoped members of her home branch in Mississippi would benefit from the activities she was hearing about in areas where the church was more established. She also began sharing her lesson handouts so that teachers didn't have to re-invent the wheel.

After seeing that the demand for these helps was huge, Jenny, working with her husband Jared, responded by creating the first ever database of LDS clipart and handouts. Soon followed the first and largest database of object lessons, the first ever database of Primary Talks, the first database of Scripture Mastery games, the first ever database driven helps for every lesson in the (old) Young Women and Primary manuals (now deprecated), and most recently, the first ever database of gospel teaching techniques. These databases grew with Jenny's own work and with the generous contributions of users like you.

Believing that gospel information should be shared freely and generously, the files and ideas on Jenny's websites can be downloaded for free -- no registration or payment required.

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