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Young Women Values Candy Box Template

You’ll need tape or glue dots Hershey Nugget Labels – I print on HP Everyday paper.  It’s a glossy coated inkjet paper that gives superior professional-looking results. Box Template – print on cardstock, ugly side up. 8 Hershey Nuggets (there are about 35 per 12oz bag) scissors about 10 minutes YW Values Box Template Download:

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Standard Works Scripture Reading Charts

As the summer is approaching I’ve been thinking about goals. One goal of mine is to read the entire Old Testament over the summer. It’s a pretty lofty aspiration, but if I’m focused and organized it’s certainly achievable.

I recently shared my Book of Mormon reading chart, to overwhelming response, and so I got started creating reading charts for all the other standard works. Of course, with 39 books in the Old Testament, the circular design I used would be quite a bit more complicated (though I may have found a way around that—it might just take a while).

 

Instead I went with a fairly simple design with rows of bubbles. They’re designed the be fairly easy on the eyes, with a clear font and fun colors.

 

In total there are 6 different charts. Book of Mormon & Doctrine and Covenants, and two each for the Old and New Testament. The first set of Testaments also includes portions of the Pearl of Great Price which are considered extensions of these records. Because of this I didn’t create a Pearl of Great Price chart, but if there’s interest I might consider making one.

 

The charts come in one .zip file containing 6 PDFs.

 

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Photo Scavenger Hunt – upgrade!


THIS WEEK WE HAD A COMBINED YM/YW ACTIVITY THAT I PLANNED BECAUSE WE ARE BETWEEN CLASS PRESIDENCIES RIGHT NOW. THIS IS AN EASY ONE TO THROW TOGETHER AT THE LAST-MINUTE BECAUSE THERE ISN’T MUCH PREP, ITS NO-COST, AND IF YOU HAVE THE FLU (LIKE I DO) YOU WON’T HAVE TO DO MUCH :)


WE DID A PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING SIMILAR IN THE PAST, BUT I UPGRADED US TO A LONGER & MORE DIFFICULT LIST, AND ALSO PROVIDED A LIST OF QUESTIONS THAT COULD BE ANSWERED FOR BONUS POINTS. THIS MADE THE ACTIVITY LAST ABOUT AN HOUR)

I ASSIGNED OUT THE TEAMS AFTER EVERYONE ARRIVED. I TRIED TO MAKE EACH TEAM HAVE NO MORE THAN 4 OR 5 PEOPLE (HARDER TO GET 10 PEOPLE IN A SELFIE). I ALSO MADE SURE EACH TEAM HAD AT LEAST ONE YW AND ONE YM (THIS IS HELPFUL FOR SOME OF THE BONUS QUESTIONS). FINALLY, I MADE SURE THAT EACH TEAM HAD A PHONE THAT THEY COULD USE TO TAKE PHOTOS. YOU ONLY NEED 1 PHONE PER TEAM.

THE ONLY PREP WORK YOU MIGHT NEED TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING ON THE LIST IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR CHURCH BUILDING. WE HAVE A FAKE PLANT WITH PINK ROSES IN OUR FOYER, BUT MOST BUILDINGS PROBABLY WON’T. AND SOME THINGS AREN’T TOTALLY PREDICTABLE (LIKE, OUR KIDS COULDN’T FIND A POLITICAL BUMPER STICKER, THOUGH THERE IS USUALLY SOMEONE WITH AT LEAST 1 OF THEM IN THE PARKING LOT).

HERE IS THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (I GAVE EACH TEAM A COPY): 

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

AS A TEAM, LOCATE AND PHOTOGRAPH AS MANY OF THESE ITEMS AS YOU CAN. ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE IN EVERY PHOTO. THE WINNING TEAM IS THE TEAM WHO GETS THE MOST OVERALL POINTS, NOT THE TEAM WHO FINISHES FIRST. 
YOU CAN TAKE PHOTOS IN ANY ORDER.
SORRY, BUT ANY PHOTOS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES WILL NOT COUNT!

RULES: 
#1- EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM MUST BE IN EVERY SINGLE PHOTO.

#2- EACH ITEM MUST HAVE ITS OWN PHOTO (IE, A PHOTO WITH A PINK ROSE & A LION DOESN’T COUNT 2X)

#3- PLEASE DON’T DISTURB ANY CLASS, MEETING, OR ACTIVITY- THIS INCLUDES KNOCKING ON THE BISHOP’S DOOR, WHICH IS A “NO-NO”!  :)

#4- USING PICTURES OR PAINTINGS OF THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY HANGING IN THE CHURCH FOR YOUR PHOTOS IS OK. USING PHOTOS FROM THE INTERNET OR SAVED TO YOUR PHONE DO NOT COUNT (IE, USING A PHOTO OF A MISSIONARY FROM FACEBOOK DOES NOT COUNT)

TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR ENTIRE TEAM WITH:

  • SOMETHING WITH WHEELS  
  • A HUMAN PYRAMID (AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE FROM YOUR TEAM IN THE PYRAMID)
  • PAINTING OF SOMEONE BEING BAPTIZED  
  • SOMETHING GLITTERY
  • THE DOORS THAT SEEM TO SAY TO ME, “SHHH….BE STILL”
  • A LION  
  • PAINTING OF BABY JESUS  
  • A PINK ROSE  
  • A FULL-TIME MISSIONARY
  • THE WARD LIBRARY DOOR
  • A NECKLACE (DOUBLE POINTS IF IT IS A YW MEDALLION NECKLACE)
  • THOMAS S. MONSON 
  • A MEMBER OF THE BISHOPRIC (THE BISHOP OR ONE OF HIS 2 COUNSELORS ONLY, CLERKS & SECRETARIES ARE NOT OFFICIAL BISHOPRIC MEMBERS) – (DON’T DISTURB BISHOP IF DOOR IS CLOSED)
  • A TEMPLE 
  • THE SIGN OUTSIDE WITH THE NAME OF THE CHURCH
  • A MEMBER OF OUR YOUNG MEN PRESIDENCY OR WARD SCOUT LEADER
  • FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY DOOR
  • A WEDDING RING
  • OUR WARD “DUTY TO GOD” PLAQUE
  • SOMEONE DOING A HEAD-STAND OR HAND-STAND
  • A POLITICAL BUMPER STICKER
  • OUR WARD’S YOUTH BULLETIN BOARD
  • THE MOTHERS LOUNGE DOOR
  • EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM DOING A HULA DANCE
  • SOMETHING WHITE
  •  A MEMBER OF OUR YOUNG-WOMEN PRESIDENCY
  • EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM ACTING LIKE A ROBOT IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT
  • YOUR TEAM MEMBERS SPELLING OUT Y M C A (WITH THEIR BODIES) IN AN EMPTY CLASSROOM

IN ADDITION TO THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT, THE TEAMS COULD ALSO OPT TO EARN BONUS POINTS BY ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS AS A TEAM (ON A SHEET THAT I HANDED THEM IF THEY WANTED IT):



BONUS POINT QUIZ – EACH QUESTION WORTH 1 BONUS POINT

NO PICTURES NEEDED – JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.  1 POINT PER QUESTION. ENTIRE TEAM MUST STAY TOGETHER WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS – NO SPLITTING UP 

BONUS QUESTIONS:

1. FIND A PERSON OVER AGE 20 WHO EARNED A “LETTER” IN HIGH SCHOOL, WRITE
DOWN THEIR NAME AND WHAT THEY EARNED THEIR LETTER(S) IN 
NAME:__________________  SPORT/ACTIVITY: ________________________


2. NAME THE 8 YW VALUES _________________________________________________________________________

3. WRITE DOWN 3 WAYS TO FIND OUT WHAT WE’RE DOING FOR MUTUAL EACH WEEK: 
__________________     ____________________    ____________________   
   

4. MIDDLE NAME OF THE BEST YOUNG WOMEN PRESIDENT IN THE WARD:__________


5. WRITE THE NAME OF EVERY PET CURRENTLY OWNED BY EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM: __________________________________________________________


6. COUNT ALL DOORS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING THAT LEAD OUTSIDE ______


7. WRITE THE SCOUT OATH ON THE BACK OF THIS PAPER —>


8. COUNT HOW MANY MISSIONARY PLAQUES ARE HANGING IN THE BUILDING _____


9. LIST AT LEAST 3 DUTIES OF THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD:
_____________________    _____________________    ____________________

10. NAME 1 SONG THAT WAS PLAYED AT THE LAST STAKE YOUTH DANCE: ________
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{Primary} May 2015 Monthly Theme Poster

It’s a little late, but here is the Monthly Theme Poster for May!The wonderful baptism image came from Susan Fitch Designs.Just click HERE to print this month’s poster.I hope you enjoy this month’s poster. I am working on June’s poster, so I will …

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Scripture Mastery Video Clips

We have a great seminary teacher here that make some incredible Scripture Mastery Clips to help with a doing scripture mastery or a Scripture Bowl in a stake. The Scripture Clips DVD for D&C Church History is now available for free download! These movie clips, TV ads and animations provide a fun, fresh and memorable approach to the Scripture Mastery verses that will have your students on the edge of their seats. This year we have appearances by The Princess Bride, the Sandlot, even Wo […]

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{Sharing Time} I Can Repent

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Outline
Encourage Understanding and Application: Explain that because of Jesus Christ, when we do something wrong we can repent, which means we stop sinning and turn to God. Explain that repentance includes feeling sorry, asking for forgiveness, righting the wrong, and not repeating the wrong. Briefly discuss these steps, emphasizing how the Savior can help us. Divide the children into groups and give each group a case study. Have them read the case study and discuss what they would do to repent. For example, someone gets angry and hits his brother or sister. What should he do? Express gratitude for the opportunity Jesus Christ has given us to repent.



Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

Back in 2010 I saw the idea (below) posted as a comment on the Sharing Time page on Sugardoodle. I thought it was such a cute idea.

Here is the comment that I read on Sugardoodle:

Scripture: D&C 59:9 – ‘And that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspotted from the world, thou shat go to the house of prayer and offer up they sacraments upon my holy day.

“In primary, I had to try to teach the kids this scripture and the meaning of it during sharing time. Here’s how I did it and yes, it was a HUGE success in both Junior and Senior sharing time.  First at home, I cut out about 30 circles good sized but not too big. (maybe 4 x size of quarter)  Then I wrote things on them that would be considered a ‘spot’ or a ‘sin’ as the scripture refers to.  
 Some of them included: stole money from mom’s purse, told a lie to my teacher, cheated on a test at school, hit my brother, etc.  That Sunday morning, before church, I put on a long skirt and top.  I then proceeded to pin each of these circles to my skirt, shirt, hair, shoes etc.  For the ones in my hair I had pulled my hair into a ponytail and wedged one or two in my hair.  Then I went to church with all these spots on me.  Make sure that the blank side is what everyone sees, not the written side)  I got quite a few looks from others as I walked around but pretended to not see. This of course piqued all of the kid’s curiosity all through sacrament.  If any of them asked what the circles were, I pretended not to see them and told them they were crazy!  This of course would get giggles.  By the time sharing time came around I read the scripture to them and we discussed what the scripture means when it talks about ‘spots’ and how they are really talking about our sins.  Then the kids started to raise their hands and say that I had spots all over me and since I couldn’t see them I had them point one out and suddenly I could see that one (but only that one).  So I removed the pin and read silently what it said.  Acted surprised and horrified and said lets move on. The kids would never let me move on because they would HAVE TO KNOW what was on the other side of that spot and so after some reluctance I would read it out loud.  All the kids were shocked that I had lied to my parents or stole money from my mom’s purse etc.  Then someone else would point out another spot and another spot until slowly we read them all.  Then we finished by discussing the scripture one more time and talking about repentance and how we can be forgiven of our sins and our spots can be removed if we repent.  It was a BIG HIT.  Then between the sharing times I would re pin all of them back to me to do it again with the next group. It was a memorable sharing time that really drove the message home.”



I thought that this idea would be great for this week’s Sharing Time. I’m not going to wear my spots to church, but I am planning on going down to the primary room about 10-15 minutes before Primary and begin pinning all of my ‘spots’ on me. As the children come in I will be sure to stand by the door to welcome them to Primary, hoping that they’ll notice the dots and question what they are. I will do as the sister did in the idea above.

To begin the Sharing Time you could read a scripture or discuss sin and compare it to spots. 
Just like the idea above, discuss each of your ‘sin spots’. Explain that because of Jesus Christ, when we do something wrong we can repent, which means we stop sinning and turn to God. Explain that repentance includes feeling sorry, asking for forgiveness, righting the wrong, and not repeating the wrong. Briefly discuss these steps, emphasizing how the Savior can help us. 

Since you will have spots all over, I thought this Mormonad would be great to show the primary children as you discuss the steps of repentance:

Find the image HERE!

 I also created a little handout to help the children remember the steps of repentance. They aren’t worded exactly like the steps in the outline, but the same idea. My husband actually used these steps while on his mission.
Just click the link below to print yours out.
Here is what they look like:


Need some other ideas? Here are some of my previous Sharing Time Ideas on repentance:
We Come Unto Christ by Repenting When We Make a Mistake. 
Because of Christ’s Atonement I can Repent. 
Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ I Can Repent & Be Forgiven.
As I Repent, I Can be Forgiven.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

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Succession in the Presidency

 After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, the Church was without a President. To teach how a new President was called, we studied the 4 possible “candidates”. We learned how and why Brigham Young become the next President of the…

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Temple Socks

This morning, my  students LOVED  receiving their new Temple Socks so much that they could not wait to wear them. As they were putting them on, they were naming all the times and places they plan to wear their new socks.One student said, “I a…

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Primary 7, Lesson 19 Journal

DOWNLOAD FULL SHEET QUESTIONS HEREDOWNLOAD FULL SHEET QUESTIONS PDF HEREDOWNLOAD STICKER SHEET QUESTIONS HEREThank you so much for stopping by, for the pins and repins, for the comments, for the purchasing on Etsy. This blog has helped me find who I am…

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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