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LDS Handout

Super Fast and Easy Family Home Evening Lesson Book Craft

A million years ago in Riverton, Utah, Kelly P. taught a class on how to make and assemble the Super Fast and Easy Family Home Evening Lesson Book Craft during an Enrichment Meeting I attended. She based her craft on a book she had used for years with her boys. It contains 30 ready-made FHE lessons with objects–perfect for those busy days when planning a family night lesson seems like too much.

Here’s the concept: the children in your family sort through a bag of small, numbered objects and choose one that appeals to them. The number on each item corresponds with a story in a folder with a scripture story and scripture references. All you have to do is read the story/stories! Easy!

I (Jenny Smith) have *heavily* modified the text of the original document to include text from the Gospel Art Picture Kit wherever possible, and I have also added simple quotes from scriptures, because I believe even the smallest children should hear scripture language. I also added a few questions that could stimulate discussion after each lesson.

How to make the Super Fast and Easy Family Home Evening Lesson Book Craft

Note: These books are MUCH easier and far less expensive to assemble if you get a group together. Seems to me our books cost around $12, but that was a long time ago.

YOU WILL NEED:

1 3-prong folder or binder
1 gallon size ziploc bag (to hold the items)
30 small ziploc bags
30 stick-on labels numbered 1-30
1 each of the items listed below in Step One

STEP ONE:

Choose from the list of items below ones you can readily find at craft stores and the like. If you can’t find something, consider laminating a picture or photograph of the item.

    1. Novelty Compass (we used toy compasses from an army birthday set)
    2. Birthday Candle
    3. Pencil
    4. Dove-shaped wedding favor
    5. Sacrament cup
    6. Baby in basket (hardest to find; she used a baby from Mardi Gras bakery kits and a small doll’s hat as a basket)
    7. Plastic Animal
    8. Clipart image of Joseph and coat of many colors
    9. Washcloth
    10. Gold Plastic Coin
    11. Clipart image of Whale
    12. Small Plastic Lion
    13. Paper Money
    14. Clear glass stone
    15. Pumpkin seeds
    16. Sword-shaped plastic pick
    17. Clipart image of baptism
    18. Clipart image of missionary tag
    19. Plastic fish
    20. A few pieces of plastic doll hair
    21. Ruler
    22. Clipart image of Tree
    23. Plastic Gold ring
    24. Brown felt or fake leather
    25. Rock
    26. Small bunch of plastic grapes
    27. Sun-shaped wood cut out
    28. Apple-shaped wood cut out
    29. Iron Rod (she cut a set of small wind chimes apart; you could paint a small dowel rod silver or black)
    30. Clipart image of pail

STEP 2:

If you were able to find everything, all you need to do is to print out stick-on labels for each of the 30 items. We placed each item in a Ziploc bag to make labeling easier. Then print out the attached booklet, and you’re done!

If you couldn’t find something, download the booklet in TXT, ODT, or DOC format and delete out the numbered lessons you couldn’t find. Then re-number your lessons and make labels. Print your modified version and enjoy.

LDS Handout

Idea for Young Women Leader Christmas Gift

I created these files to make some 6×6 inch display cards for a Christmas gift I made for the YW leaders I serve with. They have each of the young women values with the corresponding scripture and motto.

I don’t suggest that you actually use the JPG versions of these files. They’re just here for reference, or you might cut them up and use them to make something that fits on a regular sheet of paper. (these are formatted for 12×12 inch scrapbook paper.

(If you have Adobe Illustrator, you can edit the PDF to fit any size paper. If you are a pro with Photoshop, you can probably make it work for you, too.)

Before you print

Please note these are formatted for 12×12 inch paper, or 4 cards per sheet. Don’t try to print them on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper or your results will be bad.

How I used these files

I was walking through the store yesterday trying to find something for the women I serve with in the YW presidency, when this idea came to mind: a YW Teacher’s Emergency Kit! I wanted it to be small enough to fit inside the bags that we all bring to church, but I also wanted it to have most of the things that a teacher might need in a pinch. Here’s what I came up with…

YW Teacher’s Kit:
– Pencil box
– 10 pens
– 1 medium notepad
– 5 marble magnets with YW torch
– box of Tic Tacs
– one folding easel
– one bag of tissues

I also included some 6×6 inch cards that can be displayed on the easel. That’s what these files are.

The sheet with the 1 inch torches are what I used to make the YW Torch marble magnets.

Creation Notes

The YW Torch MagnetsI read a couple of different websites to figure out what kind of glue to use on the glass marble magnets. You need something that dries clear and is flexible. It should say on the package that it adheres to smooth surfaces like glass. I used a brand called “Weldbond”, b/c it fit the criteria and was cheap. :)

I also used the larger 1.25 inch flat marbles, not the smaller .5 inch ones. The sheet I used is attached to this node. I printed mine with my laser printer (so the ink wouldn’t bleed) on regular old copy paper.

I made 15 magnets and used the larger flat glass marbles. I used the 3/4 inch size for strength. I had LOTS left over, so even though I paid $7.00 for the project, I’ve got 35 magnets left out of 50 for another project.

The website Not Martha was really helpful for me in making the magnets since I am Crafting Challenged.

The Value Display Cards I printed these on pearlescent coated textured scrapbook papers. I wouldn’t do that again. It really changed the color of the black ink, and I didn’t like the look. But at 60 cents/sheet — there ain’t no going back now.

The Pencil Boxes I used navy blue because that’s what they had. I also bought some letter stickers to put on the boxes so that the ladies could tell theirs apart. The letters are for the inital letter of their first names.

The Easels These were back in the easel section by the photographs in Michaels. Even though these are the 2 inch size, they will easily hold a picture from the Gospel Art Picture Kit upright, and they fold flat. Love them! (They won’t hold a regular sheet of paper up, tho — it’s gotta be cardstock weight to stay up.)

Cost

– 8, 12×12 scrapbook papers 60 cents each ($4.80)
– 3, really nice easels 3.99 each ($12.00)
– 50 bulk stick pens ($2.49)
– pencil boxes 1.00 each ($3.00)
– Tic Tacs 1.00 each ($3.00)
– Tissues, 3 pack ($1.00)
– Marbles ($2.49)
– Magnets ($6.99)
– Glue ($2.99)

TOTAL COST: $38.80