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Two Different Ways of Teaching

Here is a way to think about teaching the scriptures more powerfully. Do you teach the scriptures “inside out” or “outside in”? Inside and outside both refer to the scriptures and reference where you start and where you spend more time. I will explain …

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Activity Days: Daddy Daughter “Minute To Win It” Games

Silly.  Fun.  Friendly competition.  Laughter.  Teamwork.  Lots of giggling.  That’s what happened at this Daddy/Daughter event for Activity Days. We’re starting up Recognition Activities in our area and this is the first one I got to visit.  I am not in charge of these activities any more – I just get to attend them – so […]

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Mia Maid Rose Necklace

My daughter who is about to move up from the Beehive class to the Mia Maid class came up with this adorable necklace design.  It’s simple, classy, and easy to make.  She’s awesome! Step One: Assemble Your Materials For this project you’ll need adhesive, pliers one Mia Maid Rose Cabochon Pendant, one jewelry bail, and […]

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Make an LDS Necklace for less than $2.00

Bottlecap jewelry is becoming very popular these days because this type of jewelry is easy to make and inexpensive.  In fact, you can make a beautiful necklace in less than five minutes for less than $3.00 with our Resin Dome Pendant Necklace Kit. Step One: Gather Supplies You’ll need: Scissors One Resin Dome Pendant Necklace […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons

We made lemonade out of lemons today as we studied the Saints arrival in Commerce, Illinois  and began to settle and build the city of Nauvoo after being expelled from Missouri.The land was a swamp infested with mosquitos and many of the Saints co…

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Funeral Program for Joseph Smith -D&C 135

This is one of my favorite lessons for the D&C year.  To teach D&C 135 about the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, I like to hold funeral services. With the services outlined here, it has the class read and listen to all of D&C 135, and hear the words of Parley P. Pratt, Lucy Mack Smith, and John Taylor.  You may want to ask the students you assign those parts to dress up for the services. You will also need to ask a class representative to conduct and one to give the accomplishm […]

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Seminary Award Plaques

When my older children attended Seminary and earned the Master Scriptorian Award, they were presented with these beautiful plaques.Fast forward to the past 3 years when I became a Seminary teacher and wanted to find these plaques for my own students. I…

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Service Cranium: A Sharing Time or FHE Idea

A long time ago I shared a game I used for Sharing Time. It’s been a few years and it’s a little outdated. I recently shared this game on Jedi Craft Girl, and decided to freshen it up a little bit. Today I am sharing the updated version. Hope you like …

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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