Bring a small candy like a starburst, set it on the table and ask "who wants the candy? Who REALLY wants the candy? " Whoever seems most eager, pick for the example. Say, "Joey, (or whoever) you really want the candy. It'll make you very happy. So you can have it, but you can't use any part of your body to pick it up or unwrap it, you can only chew." So Joey'll be confused- how does he get it? Ask, is there anyone who is willing to help Joey eat the candy? See if anyone will. Afterward, talk about how the dead really want their work done but can't do it themselves. Why not?
I have had a lot people ask me for some creative birthday ideas for missionaries!I often hear people saying that missionary birthdays are so hard because they don't want to get their missionary anything too impractical, too big (shipping is expensive!), too boring, etc. As I have been thinking about my mission experience, I realized--- you know what? Missionary birthdays aren't all as hard as we make them out to be!I mean seriously...they really only want one thing...
I am working on a clip art version of the gold plates to use for scripture mastery tracking sheets this year, and I thought it turned out pretty great. I am using the description of the gold plates called "What Did the Gold Plates Look Like?" from the New Era.
Gif versions do include transparency.
There are black and white, color, and coloring sheets below. Enjoy!
I attended a great lesson on keeping the Sabbath Day holy, and afterwards asked the teacher for copy of her lesson. I am publishing here just the attention-getter she used.
On the board, she put up signs with the names of 5 imaginary women, who represent how we may treat the Sabbath day. She described each of the women briefly, while asking us to think about our own activities on the Sabbath.
Brigham Bucks is the Seminary incentive program used by Seminary Mom, but you can use them for Seminary, Primary reverence incentives, youth activities, and much more. Last year I used tickets for our March Madness auction, but this year I am using these bucks because tickets are just too expensive for my class of 16. I'm hoping to laminate and reuse these Brigham Bucks next year.
Here is our "Word of Wisdom" packet in Spanish. I hope this might help any families or Spanish speaking Elders that might need it. It contains Story Graphics Card Game (Similar to Old Maid) Scripture Song suggestion and Recipe
I've gotten two requests for the 2013 scripture reading chart, so I guess it's time to buckle down and make a new one. Here it is, ready for 2013. I've added a new version with two charts per page. Please comment below if you're going to use it so that I know if it's worth making again next year.