Digital Scrapping by Irene G

Hello Sister Smith, Here are some handouts I truly enjoyed digi-scrapping for my Laurels.  I hope you and many others will be able to enjoy and make use of them as well.  I usually simply send them to the 1 hour photo to develop, and viola! I’m grateful for your website, and the amazing help it’s been to me. Thank You, Sister Irene G

The scriptures give counsel

I’m attaching a handout about scripture study Thanks for all the great stuff you offer on your site — it makes my preparation much easier! Emily B Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine cown understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) O, remember, my son, and learn bwisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy…
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President Monson quote card

mama4boys says “I have attached a handout for  “The Word of God as a Standard”. I printed the handout, cut out individual sections and then glued it to the back of the 3×4 picture of President Monson.  I purchased the pictures for less than $0.50 at either Seagull or Deseret Book. The picture of President Monson was taken at General Conference of his profile with a warm smile. In addition to scriptures from…
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“Two Truths & A Lie”

Sorry it has been so long since sharing.  I’m getting uses to a new schedule and things. Today I taught Noah and the flood. The big principles I taught were:2 Nephi 26:24 and the flood was an act of love to the righteous, wicked, and the unborn.Genesis 6:5 Controlling our thoughts and how to do that with Elder Packard’s talk, “Inspiring Music-Worthy Thoughts” JANUARY 1974Genesis 6:11-12 about how violent media is worse for us than some think. Then I did a work […]

Old Testament Scripture Mastery Colorful Posters

This it my senior year of Seminary, which is a pretty terrifying prospect! As I said last year, I fell in love with the Scripture Mastery program halfway through my sophomore year, when I moved to a stake which really emphasized mastery.

This past year I LOVED Doctrine & Covenants Scripture Mastery, and had all the verses memorized before the school year even started—which created a friendly love/hate relationship between me and my classmates during scripture chases. I’ve already started memorizing Old Testament verses, so now only time will tell how I fare.

Anyway, I made posters for this year’s Old Testament scripture mastery verses! The design itself is similar to the design I used last year, but I added a cursive font to jazz up some keywords and make them stand out. The final result is nice and simple, but still classy!

You can download the files here.

They are 300dpi JPG 8.5 x 11 files (I tried to do a PDF, but scary things happened when I’d save them), and are in a variety of colors, though they’d print in black and white just fine. I wouldn’t encourage scaling them down at all due to the size of the text (especially Exodus 20!), but they should turn out great printed as they are.

The Old Testament Bookshelf

This graphic can be used in a few ways.  It can be used for helping your class learn the Old Testament books in order. Try using the song on page 114 of the Children’s Songbook to help with that.           It also can be used to show the class how the Old Testament books are grouped and how they are not in chronological order.  Have your students group the books in their own scriptures on the page just before Genesis 1. The Hebrew words are what Jew […]

I need your help

Hello Friends. I need your help again. Please also pass this on to anyone who might be interested. As you know, the 25 Old Testament scripture masteries have changed significantly from 4 years ago.  Because of those changes I want to ask for your creative help in figuring out new mnemonics to help students learn the references from the key words. Good scripture mastery mnemonics have some common characteristics.  There is something in the key words, that could spark and idea or […]

Personal Progress for General Conference

I think it’s pretty evident that Personal Progress and General Conference go together better than Peanut Butter & Chocolate! Personal Progress is designed to help us draw closer to Christ and become like Him, and General Conference offers us specific revelation to help us do that!


Of course we know that General Conference serves as a great value project, but I went through the value experiences and found quite a few that include studying the teaching found in General Conference.


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Faith #1

The first principle of the gospel is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Learn about faith from the scriptures and living prophets. Read Hebrews 11; Alma 32:17–43; Ether 12:6–22; and Joseph Smith—History 1:11–20. Read two general conference talks on faith. Exercise your own faith by establishing a habit of prayer in your life. Begin by regularly saying your morning and evening prayers. After three weeks of following this pattern, discuss with a parent or leader what you have learned about faith and how daily personal prayer has strengthened your faith. In your journal express your feelings about faith and prayer.


Divine Nature #2

As a young woman you are blessed with divine feminine qualities. Increase your understanding of and appreciation for womanhood. Read Proverbs 31:10–31 and two talks on womanhood from a conference issue of the Church magazines. Review what “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” says about being a wife and a mother. Then ask your mother or another mother you admire what she thinks are important attributes for being a mother. List the attributes in your journal. Then choose one of those attributes and strive to develop it. After two weeks report your success to a parent or leader.


Individual Worth #2

Learn about the importance of patriarchal blessings by studying about them in True to the Faith and recent conference talks. Find out why they are given and who can give them. Discuss with a parent or Church leader how to prepare to receive a patriarchal blessing and how it can teach you of your worth and identity and be a guide throughout your life. If you have not received your blessing, prepare to receive it.


Knowledge #4

Select a gospel principle you would like to understand better (for example, faith, repentance, charity, eternal families, or baptismal covenants). Read scriptures and the words of latter-day prophets that relate to the principle. Prepare a five-minute talk on the subject and give the talk in a sacrament meeting, in a Young Women meeting, to your family, or to your class. Record in your journal how you can apply this gospel principle in your life.


ANY Choice and Accountability Experience

In my opinion, it seems like the majority of conference talks touch on the topics covered in these experiences, so it should be easy to find one to correlate with the experience of your choice!


Good Works #4

Teach a lesson about service in family home evening or in another setting. Use pictures, music, examples [from General Conference], or demonstrations in your lesson. You may want to use the manual Teaching, No Greater Call as a resource.


Integrity #7

List the issues, trends, and problems that weaken the family. Read the First Presidency message, “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”, and the section on family in For the Strength of Youth. Then research in the Church magazines the counsel of those whom we sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators. Write in your journal your plan to strengthen your present family and the values and traditions you want to establish with your future family.


ANY Virtue Experience

As with Choice and Accountability, so many talks touch on the topics discussed in the value of Virtue, so there should be no problem finding one that fits!

{Sharing Time} There is Safety in Following the Prophet

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Primary Outline

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Show a picture of Moses, and explain that Moses was a prophet who led his people to safety. Explain that the Israelites were in bondage to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and the Lord told Moses to lead them out of Egypt (see Exodus 3:10). Tell the story from Exodus 14, and invite the children to act it out with you. For example: “The people followed Moses across the desert (walk in place). They came to the sea (make waves with arms). The people looked back (look back) and saw Pharaoh and his army following them (make sound of running horses by slapping hands on legs). They were afraid (show fear).” Read Exodus 14:13, and then continue with the story. “The Lord told Moses to lift up his rod (pretend to lift up a rod), and the sea parted (spread arms apart). The people followed Moses safely through the sea on dry ground to the other side (walk in place). When Pharaoh’s army tried to follow them, the Lord told Moses to stretch out his hand, and the waters came back together (bring arms together). Pharaoh’s army drowned in the sea. The people were safe because they followed the prophet.”

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

For this week’s Sharing Time I am using Elder Packer’s 1976 Conference talk, “Spiritual Crocodiles.”

As well as sharing Elder Packer’s talk I thought it would be fun to play a Prophet Matching Game (for Jr. Primary).

I have created 3 pages of prophet cards plus one ‘Spiritual Crocodile’ page.

Print out each of the pages (the first 3 need to be printed twice), and then cut them. There is a front and a back to each card.

I printed mine on paper and then laminated each card.

(Clipart is from Susan Fitch & Prettiful Designs)
Before primary attach the cards onto a bulletin board or a chalkboard.

Begin your Sharing Time by sharing details from Elder Packer’s talk.

After you have shared the story, explain to the children how we are just like Elder Packer and the Prophet is our guide. He can see things that we can’t and if we follow his counsel we will be safe.

Tell the children that today they are going to learn about teachings from past prophets by playing a matching game. Show the children the cards and explain that there are pictures of prophets on the back. They will take turns flipping 2 cards over trying to find a match.

BUT be careful for the Spiritual Crocodiles!

When a child flips over a spiritual crocodile you could share a scenario where they didn’tlisten/follow the prophet. Discuss why following the prophet keeps us safe.

You could also mix up the cards whenever a crocodile is turned over or you could have the children make crocodile mouths with their hands and have them ‘bite’ the child beside them (but this could get a little crazy).
When a match is found share a story about that prophet and then discuss what the prophet taught and how we could follow their teachings. 
After all the cards have been found or time runs out, show a picture of President Monson. Ask the children what will be happening in a few weeks….General Conference!

Tell the children that if they will listen during General Conference we can hear the apostles and prophet share important teachings that will help us avoid the spiritual crocodiles in life.

You could also hand out a paper crocodile and have the children write something that they can do to follow the prophet.

Senior Primary Idea

For Sr. Primary I am thinking of doing something a little different.

I still want to share Elder Packer’s story, but instead of doing a matching game I am thinking of doing a ‘buzzer’ game.

At the front of the room I will have several cards numbered 1-10 and 2-3 crocodile cards posted on a bulletin/chalk board. For each number I will have questions or a ‘who am I’ about a prophet.

I will also have a table with a bell in the center of the table.

You may split the primary into two teams or keep them as one team.

Invite a child up to the front and have them pick a card.

If a number card is chosen invite another child up to the front (from the other team if using teams) and have each child stand on either side of the table with the bell in the middle. Explain that you will ask a question and if they know the answer they must ring the bell.

If they answer correctly the number on the card will be the amount of points they will be rewarded (if using teams).

If a crocodile is chosen I will share a scenario about not following the prophet. If using teams you can deduct a certain amount of points.

Have both children sit down and then choose another child to come up and pick a card.

Continue until all cards have been chosen or until time runs out.

Bear testimony of the importance of following the teachings of our prophet.

Tell the children that if they will listen during General Conference we can hear the apostles and prophet share important teachings that will help us avoid the spiritual crocodiles in life.

Click HERE to print my Prophet Matching Cards!

I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!

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