Sunday, January 7, 2018

FHE: Remembering President Monson


Here are 2 games of Jeopardy I wrote after reading President Monson's biography, To The Rescue, by Heidi Swinton a while ago.

So grateful for Tommy's life. For his service. For his crazy stories of arson. For his stories of the widows he loved. For his smile. For his wisdom and testimony. For his dedication and witness to the truth of Jesus Christ as our Savior.

HERE and HERE are the links to the games. Feel free to copy and paste.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

FHE: Goals & Using TIME Wisely

Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Opening Activity: "he who is faithful and wise in time is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for him of my Father” D&C 72:4
Let's brainstorm what a mansion might be like in heaven with Heavenly Father. Grab a white board and draw it out. Add descriptive words and make a list of how it might feel to be there. But in order to inherit the mansion, what does the scripture say we must do?

Lesson: Hide the following quotes by clocks in your house, read and answer the question.



President Dieter F. Uchtdorf reminded us that “in family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e” (Of Things That Matter Most, Ensign, Nov. 2010)
Add the word TIME to your family mansion, because in heaven we'll have lots of it! Let's use our time now to carefully prepare for our time (hopefully!!) in Heavenly Father's mansion above!!

End with Sharing of Testimonies

Follow Up For the Next Week: What is a goal you'd like to have for the new year? What can you do this week to work on that goal?

Saturday, December 30, 2017

FHE General Conference 2017: Lord, Wilt Thou Cause That My Eyes May Be Opened


Opening Activity: What is the story of The Lion King about? Hakuna Matata means no worries! Was there a greater purpose for The Lion King rather than partying in the jungle? He smartly followed the counsel, "look beyond what you see."

Today we are going to learn from a General Conference talk by Elder W. Craig Zwick, Lord, Wilt Thou Cause That My Eyes May Be Opened.
But in order to do that we need to go on SAFARI!!! There are some African animals in the Savannah of this room. We'll take turns using our binoculars and find #1 and so on! Once we find #1 we'll read a quote and answer a question. Thanks for your help adventurers!!! And if you need suntan lotion, let me know!

Lesson:
(Below, you can mouse over a box in the top right hand corner. It will take you to google docs and you can print for free.)


The Lion King went from eating bugs to ruling a kingdom of animals. We need to look beyond what we see sometimes! Especially when it comes to people. We can't judge or condemn, that is Heavenly Father's business, not ours! We are commanded to LOVE, or as Elder Zwick said, "Truth mandates our highest allegiance, though it should never be a barrier to kindness."

End Lesson with Testimonies

Follow Up for the Next Week: Smile at 3 people you don't know this week. How did that make you feel? How do you think those people felt?

FHE Book of Mormon Stories: Coriantumr & Shiz

Shiz by James H. Fullmer

Opening Activity: Have some hard play dough and some soft play dough. Which one is better to play with, mold, and create?

For Family Home Evening we are going to take a look at 2 Jaredite Kings in the Book of Ether, from The Book of Mormon. At the end of our lesson we need to figure out whether they were like hard play dough or soft play dough.

For smaller kids, please use the play dough to create the warriors Coriatumr & Shiz or their swords while we read. Also if you notice attention levels dropping, you can take a break and arm wrestle like the mighty warrior Jaredite kings. Now back to the scriptures!

Read the following scriptures and quotes as a family, taking turns:
(There is a small box in the right hand corner which if you mouse over will take you to google docs to print for free)



Final Questions:
What is pride?
What can we learn from this story?
Has there ever been a time in your life where you have battled for something? Was it worth it and why?

How were Coriantumr and Shiz like the hard play dough? Did they have hard hearts?

What should we do in our lives to make sure our hearts are soft and full of love, not hard and hateful?
(Hold up the play dough figures and admire!)

End Lesson with Testimonies

Follow up for the week: Do something selfless this week for another person. Take one day to focus on yourself and if your choices are hard hearted or soft and loving.

New Year, New Ideas

Hello Friends!!

10 years. 10 years!!!

And finally the last 2 months, I felt like it was time for me to redirect my efforts.

I love Primary!!! I have a deep love children and their care free spirits. The way they look at life and their developing minds. They offer hope to me.

However, I just feel like it's time for me to do something different. There is a search option on the blog and categories on the side you can click for ideas for sharing times. I will leave content up and pray that it can be of some use to someone out there!



What I do plan on doing is Family Home Evening Ideas. This year, after prayer, I feel for my family that it will be good to focus on the following:
1. Book of Mormon Stories
2. General Conference Talks
3. Gospel Principles
4. Lessons given by my children (their choice)

So! I'll be posting my lesson plans because I feel like lessons go better, for me personally, when I'm prepared.

Also, I might just post random spiritual thoughts or insights. In the long run of things, I hope that my children can come to this blog and find ideas and inspiration. That whatever is posted can help them come closer to Christ.

Thank you so much!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Out of the Ordinary by Jen Turano Book Review


As I type, I hear the sound of rain. I've got my heat turned up and the lights of the Christmas tree soft in the background. It was the perfect weekend to read this book!!

I love Jen Turano!!! Her books are light hearted, funny, and feel good stories with characters who would obviously be your best friends if you were written into the book. This book is not a literary masterpiece, and I caught a typo... however, sometimes you just need an easy read with a simple story line and happy ending.

Out of the Ordinary is about a special Miss Gertrude Cadwalader. Her heart is one of gold as she is the paid companion of an older woman who tends to have sticky fingers and other odd eccentricities. She has a very kind friend named Harrison who owns a shipping company. They've been friends for years, but could there be more? There are balls, men whisking women away on horses failures, and bird cage bustles. There are friends sticking up for friends, questions of faith, and messages of forgiveness and being merciful.

Definitely would recommend this book and love being able to enjoy multiple stories of the same characters in the series!!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

October 2017 LDS Primary Sharing Time Ideas and Helps

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Monthly Theme: Blessings of the priesthood are available to all.
Monthly Scripture: “And also all they who receive this priesthood receive me, saith the Lord” D&C 84:35


Week 1 Worthy young men receive the priesthood when they are 12 years old.


* "To be worthy does not mean to be perfect. Heavenly Father’s plan of happiness invites us to be humbly at peace on our life’s journey to someday become perfected in Christ, not constantly worried, frustrated, or unhappy in our imperfections today. Remember, He knows all the things we don’t want anyone else to know about us—and loves us still." Elder Gerrit Wong Always Remember Him April 2016 Conference
     Have 9 envelopes with one word on each envelope- to be worthy does not mean to be perfect. Have 9 scriptures about the priesthood and a couple questions regarding the scripture in each envelope. Pass out the envelopes to 9 different groups and have them look up the scripture and answer the questions. Invite each group to share and place their word envelope up front to make the sentence from Elder Wong.
     Do you ever feel like you are not good enough? You are!! Remember, to be worthy does NOT MEAN TO BE PERFECT!!! We don't have to put ourselves down, we just have to try our best and keep going!! The priesthood is such a blessing and we are so grateful for it and the 12 year old boys who live the best they can!!

* HERE is an AWESOME!! story about a 12 year old who received the priesthood. Briefly tell the primary children the story and show them the pictures. Really stress the quote, "Robert's eyes widened. It was hard to find a word special enough to say how he felt. "That's so... awesome."
     Have a bouquet of 10-12 AWESOME BLOSSOMS (fake flowers from the $1 store) up front on a table. Invite a reverent primary friend to come up front and choose an awesome blossom about the priesthood. Have questions, scriptures or songs having to do with the priesthood attached to them for them to answer or the primary to sing.
   The priesthood is awesome because Heavenly Father is awesome!!

* I'm publishing this before the Oct. 2017 women's broadcast is in text form. So it's not exact, but from Sister Joy Jones, " Worth and worthiness are not the same. God's love is infinite and will endure forever. Worthiness is based on obedience. Sin makes us less worthy, but NEVER WORTHLESS. Strive to be like Jesus with our worth intact. We always have worth in the eyes of Heavenly Father."
      What is special about you? What do you do to be worthy? D&C 18:10, "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God."
       Worthy young men are obedient young men. Have 2 bowls with labels. WORTH and WORTHY. Have children write down (or teachers can help too) something they'd like to share that is of great worth to them and something they can to do be worthy or obedient on 2 small seperate pieces of paper. Have them put each paper in the respective bowl. Prepare some questions about the priesthood. Invite a reverent primary child up front to answer the question and then pick a piece of paper out of each bowl to share with the primary. Can they guess who wrote it??
     Wasn't Women's Conference amazing?? I watched it at home and every single talk spoke to my soul. So needed.

Week 2 We receive the ordinances of salvation through the priesthood.


* What are the ordinances of salvation?? Bring in some paper and crayons. Invite the beautiful primary children to draw a picture to represent an ordinance they are excited about- baptism, confirmation, ordination to Melchizedek priesthood, temple endowment, and temple marriage sealing. (You can write/list the ordinances on the chalk board) Could we draw our pictures without crayons or pencils today?? No. And it's the same with the ordinances of salvation. We couldn't receive them without the priesthood!! Make sure to draw a background and fill up your entire paper!!!

* HERE is an excellent matching activity and story from The Friend. Some of the matches aren't "saving" ordinances, but ordinances that give us peace and happiness. I also like the idea on the side of bringing in a string and tying knots in it each time you can tell when the priesthood has blessed your life.

* HERE is a lesson from the Primary 3 Manual. Such a great visual idea with the pinwheel!!! An excellent material to help you prepare for this week's theme.

Week 3 I can receive strengthening power through priesthood blessings.


* HERE !!! This is where it's at for preparation this week. Looks like the church updated it's topics pages and it's phenomenal.

* Priesthood Puppet Pals. Invite the children to create some paper bag puppets of men they know that hold the priesthood. Invite anyone who would like to share their puppet and a time they were blessed by the priesthood. Did they feel happy? Did they feel the spirit? We are very blessed by the priesthood and those who are worthy and hold it.

* Bring in the following and set down on a small table up front: small baby doll, white towel, box of matches, piece of bread torn into small pieces, small oil vial, cardboard cutout of a tombstone, school backpack, bag of top ramen. (Things that represent the different priesthood blessings- baby name blessing, baptism, confirmation, sacrament, consecrated oil, dedicating graves of deceased loved ones, school blessings, blessings when we are sick). Bring in a large blanket to cover everything.
     We're going to play a game today as we learn about the priesthood. We receive strengthening power through priesthood blessings! Everyone look very carefully at the table. No invite a primary friend who has a very lovely smile up front to come choose an object, but they have to do it secretly while you hold the blanket up. They will put it behind their back. When you put the blanket down, have members of the primary raise their hand to guess what is missing!!!
      When the item is guessed, have a couple questions or a scripture that has to do with that type of priesthood blessing. For example, how do you feel when you see a baby blessed in church? Why do you think names are important? Why do babies get blessings if they aren't going to remember the words? Don't shy away from hard questions, children are smart!!

Week 4 I can go to the temple to receive ordinances for my ancestors when I am older.


* Temple match!!! Start off by singing, I love to see the temple. HERE is a temple match game with stained glass windows from The Friend, or you could just use the following. All images are found off lds.org. When a match is made, have a question pertaining to temple work that the children can answer.



* Have pictures of different temples and tape them to the back of children as they walk in. For other children, hand them the names of the temples that will match up with the pictures. For 3 minutes, have the children walk around the room and try to match up the name with the picture they think.
     Invite the pairs of children up, 1 pair at a time, and go over what temple that is. After 3 pairs, go over a few questions about temple work or sing a song about temples. Continue on with 3 more pairs. Read a couple scriptures about temple work.
    Everyone did a wonderful job!! Thank you for your help!! Bear testimony that temples are a sacred place where we can be blessed and where our ancestors can be blessed!!

* Invite the ward family historian in to tell a fun family history story (5 minutes max!) and bear their testimony of the importance of temple work.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

September 2017 LDS Primary Sharing Time Helps & Ideas

Monthly Theme: The 10 Commandments teach me how to love God and His children.
Monthly Scripture: "If thou lovest me thou shalt serve me and keep all my commandments" D&C 42:29

Week 1 We are blessed when we keep the commandments.

* HERE is a lovely video for Senior Primary. I think some of the words are a little advanced for Junior Primary (like sexual relations), but use your judgement and go by the spirit!!

* Are the commandments in the Bible or Book of Mormon? Tricky!! Both!! 
HERE is a small crossword puzzle that children can do in groups or take home to do with families.

* HERE is an excellent finger play to do with younger children about the 10 commandments!! After clicking the link, scroll down to find it.

Commandment Catch! What are commandments? How do we get commandments? Should we keep the commandments or do we have to? Or both? Why is it important to keep the commandments?
       Invite 2 primary friends to the front of the room and have a bean bag. Have them answer a question, toss, then take a step back. The other child will answer the next question, toss, then take a step back. They can also do a couple tosses between questions to see how far back they can go. And no worries if you drop it or don't catch it, the game isn't Commandment Condemnation End of the World Judgement Day if you Drop. At least this Sunday. Maybe next Sunday. But for today, we're good.... relax!
       Plan plenty of questions or you can even have them read small quotes or scriptures!


* 1 Nephi 3:7, And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them."
     Have the children act out the story of Nephi getting the brass plates. Sometimes the things we are commanded to do are hard, but The Lord will always help us!!!
 
Week 2 I should respect and worship God.

* HERE is a must read to prepare for the week. Really thought provoking talk and food for the soul.

* Worship is an act of expressing reverence and respect for Heavenly Father. HERE is what True to The Faith says about worship.

* Psalms 95:6-7, "O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand."
      After discussing with the primary children what it means to worship and show respect, pass out some popcorn sheep!! Invite the children to form small groups of 3 or 4.
       Take 2 minutes to share in their groups things they have been blessed with this week, try to name a blessing for each piece of popcorn!!! It doesn't just have to be this last week either, there are some things that we are deeply grateful for and can share with group members. Gratitude and worship go hand in hand.
       Take another 2 minutes to talk about ways to improve our attitudes when we are grumpy. Sundays can often be long days, sometimes talks are boring.... how do we improve our thoughts to make church a place of worship? For each thought, have a piece of popcorn!
       Take a final 2 minutes to share how they will show respect this week for Heavenly Father and Jesus. What can we do?? How can we love our Shepherd with all our hearts this week?


 
* Alma’s companion Amulek encouraged a group of poor Zoramites to “worship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth” (Alma 34:38). Go over this story with the children briefly.
    Bring in some pictures of different places: church, home living room, school, grocery store, the movie theater, car, park, temple, Disneyland. Whatsoever place!!!
     Invite a child to come up front and choose a place. What can we do to worship God in that place? You may have some quiet time while children think! Let them be creative! At the park, someone might fall down and you can go help them up. When you help others you are showing love for God's children and that is worship! When you are at Disneyland and waiting in a long line, you can think of a primary song and sing it in your head. Aren't you grateful to Heavenly Father to have the chance to go on such a fun vacation!!! We are blessed and when our hearts are full of this knowledge and love, it leads us to worship and respect God!


Week 3 I should honor my parents.

* Not everyone has a traditional happy happy joy family. And that's OK. We come to earth and are expected to just do the best we can! Sometimes our parents are wonderful examples, sometimes they are not. No matter what, we have loving Heavenly parents who will NEVER FAIL US!!!!
       With that said, for today's lesson you "youngsters" can focus on your mom or dad, or a grandma or grandpa, or an aunt or uncle, maybe even a teacher!! When someone shows us love, they are acting as angels for Heavenly Father and we can show them honor!
      Make a piece of artwork or letter for a parent, or someone else that is special, and let them know why you love them. Be specific!! "You are nice." Yes, but when? "You are nice when you cook me special pancakes and read my favorite book." Teachers can help you write!! Make it your best work!! Make sure to have plenty of paper and coloring supplies!!
       Take 5 minutes at the end to have a few primary friends share about the people they love.
      “If we truly honor [our parents], we will seek to emulate their best characteristics and to fulfill their highest aspirations for us. No gift purchased from a store can begin to match in value to parents some simple, sincere words of appreciation. Nothing we could give them would be more prized than righteous living for each youngster.” (The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, ed. Edward L. Kimball, Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1982, p. 348.)

* Mark 7:10.... just because sometimes you need to whip out a scripture when your kids complain about chores.

* "Young people, if you honor your parents, you will love them, respect them, confide in them, be considerate of them, express appreciation for them, and demonstrate all of these things by following their counsel in righteousness and by obeying the commandments of God." Elder Oaks April 1991 Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother
     MY PARENTS ARE A TREASURE!!! Have 6 different stations and divide into groups. At each station children can collect a paper jewel for their envelope that has written on it "My parents are a treasure!" The stations are as follows, you'll need a teacher to lead the discussion and help write for younger kids or they can draw their answer on the paper jewel:
1. I love my parents: When is a time that you have really loved your parents?
2. I respect my parents: What is something your parent does that you admire?
3. I can confide in my parents: What is something you'd like to tell your parents?
4. I can be considerate of my parents: What is something you can do for your parents this week?
5. I can express appreciation for my parents: What is something you'd like to thank your parents for?
6. I can be righteous and obey: Why do you choose to follow the commandments of Heavenly Father and be obedient?
    You have about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per station.

Week 4 I should respect others.

* " I love the people of this church, of all ages, of all races, and of many nations. I love the children. They are very much the same the world over. Regardless of the color of their skin and of the circumstances in which they live, they carry with them a beauty that comes of innocence and of the fact that it was not long ago that they lived with their Father in Heaven. How lovely you are, wherever you are, you precious children...We live in a world of diversity. We can and must be respectful..." President Hinkley April 1995 This is the Work of The Master
      Grab a bunch of old church magazines. Let children cut out pictures of all the different types of friends that are our brothers and sisters. Their is so much difference in the world, even in our own primary room!!! Differences are beautiful!! And in the end the most important knowledge is that we are all God's children and we should respect and love each other.
      Bring in paper, glue sticks and let the children make their beautiful collages!! Encourage them to cover the entire paper!!! If you have a large primary ask for magazine donations from families the week before!!

* There is beauty and goodness in different religions!! Do you know some converts or interesting facts about other religions?? Print out some pictures or bring in some objects from another faith. Share your positive experience with the children.
    For example, I have Greek icons that hang in my home. I don't worship or pray to them, but I love them as art. They remind me of my very faithful Yiaya (greek for grandmother). She is Greek Orthodox and I've been to church with her many times. I love how they light candles and the beautiful stained glass windows remind me of a few temples I've been too. In Greek Orthodoxy they believe in eternal marriages too!
      We can always find the good in other religions!! Pass out THIS article from The Friend and have children read it together in partners or small groups of three. We can always show respect for others!!

* Test time!! Pass out papers and pencils (you can number the papers for smaller children). HERE is the quiz on respect!! After the quiz, invite children to come up front to announce the right answer and read the quote mentioned in the quiz.
    When we are good communicators we show respect in our words!! And we can also do so in the things we do!! Bring in your cell phone if you have time and invite the children to call a person in the ward who serves a lot and leave a message of respect and gratitude. You can practice with them before hand what they might say on the message!! (Make sure you have a list of people and their numbers you could call before hand!)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Back to School Tic Tac Toe FHE

My beautiful children go back to school on Monday and I don't know why the time went by so fast!!

For Family Home Evening I made a simple Back to School TIC TAC TOE game. Feel free to use in your home if you like!

For each X or O chosen, find the picture with the quote and read before a family member places on the board. You can divide into teams or simply have anyone pick whatever one they would like when it's their turn.

I didn't write too many questions along with the quotes. Going to let the kids share any thoughts they have after reading it.

At BYU, the motto is "Enter to learn, go forth to serve." As an introduction to our lesson, we'll talk about the importance of this creed!



Just for fun, here are some other ideas for back to school games:

Book Lines - Gather 10 books. Invite each family member to state what they think the first line of the book is. Then read the first line!

Dictionary Clues- Have each family member choose 3 random words from the dictionary, along with the definitions. They can say the word and you guess the meaning, or they can say the meaning and you guess the word!

Post-It Back to School- On 12 different post its have things that have to do with going back to school. One person puts a post it on forehead (without looking) and has to guess what is written by asking questions. Easily can be adapted for younger children as charades.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Will Be Back Soon!!

(My little Ella, just one of my many water babies)
 
 Having too much fun in the sun.
Will be back soon!!!
Thanks and sorry!!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Book Review: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

 
 
At one point in this book, the main character, Permilia is talking to a clergy man over the frustrations she feels in being a part of a society that doesn't accept her. To quote:
 
He nodded. "Indeed, but do you recall what advice I gave you when we spoke of your dissatisfaction?"
   Permilia titled her head. "You told me to give my concerns over to God, but then to not simply sit idly by and wait for Him to fix my life for me, but to look for opportunities that He might send my way if only I was observant enough to recognize those opportunities."
 
Jen Turano is an excellent author who has simple, happy, and clean stories. They are perfect for young women in my opinion!
 
Behind the Scenes is based on a brilliant wallflower who is full of life and ideas, but who doesn't quite blend in based on what society feels is appropriate for women. Of course there is a dashing gentleman, Mr. Rutherford, who questions maybe what society has in mind for females isn't all he has believed to be true.
 
It is a love story with touches of humor. I'm not saying the book is profound or deep! But there are parts, like the above mentioned quote, that will fill your spirit in a joyful way. I do think it could have been 50 pages shorter, but I'm not complaining. I'm glad to have it on my shelf for my daughters!
 
Definitely would recommend this book! If you've read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts too!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Why I change words in songs sometimes.....

 

I grew up with a mother who was an exceptional teacher. She taught children who lived in poverty in title one schools. I have so many memories of the different children and families throughout the years.

Now, there were parents who worked 3 jobs at different casinos and as cleaning maids on Sundays. Who beamed when my mom would tell them how smart and wonderful their children were. Who would send gobs of food to class parties even though they themselves couldn't be there. Who would make sure their children read at night and finished their math.

There were also parents who were in prison for gang related crimes, with aunts raising not only their own but their brother's. There were kids in the foster system who had no parents or even any sort of love shown their way at "home". School was where they could breath, where they found their peace.

In primary I've taught children with divorced parents, children who are being raised by grandparents, children in single parent homes.... and often I've seen leaders who aren't aware. Leaders who don't acknowledge their reality because it's uncomfortable or different from their own experience.

The gospel says families are forever. Husbands and wives, children will be sealed for eternity! Joy!!

And that's the truth!!!

But here on earth, that isn't the common reality.

I am a child of God
And He has sent me here
Has given me an earthly home
With parents kind and dear

We sing these songs and I echo Elder Andersen sentiments, "We will continue to teach the Lord’s pattern for families, but now with millions of members and the diversity we have in the children of the Church, we need to be even more thoughtful and sensitive. Our Church culture and vernacular are at times quite unique. The Primary children are not going to stop singing “Families Can Be Together Forever,”6 but when they sing, “I’m so glad when daddy comes home”7 or “with father and mother leading the way,”8 not all children will be singing about their own family."

And he makes the point that while we might not have our "picture perfect" family right now, we can strive for that one day. (HERE is the full talk, an excellent read!!!)

But what in the meantime?

We were in the car with an uncle of ours who was visiting from out of town. Oh how we adore him!! We sing primary songs on the way to school and my son chose "I am a Child of God". I know our uncle didn't mind us singing that song, but I noticed him get a little sad on the part "parents kind and dear". It was a good teaching moment for my children and I said,  you know, those are beautiful words but not everyone has those types of parents.

My little 5 year old suggested, why don't we just sing family kind and dear then?

And I thought that was kinda brilliant. Our uncle smiled and I shared a look with him.

I'm NOT saying change the words at church or let's start a petition to change the words in the songbook!!!

All I'm saying is that Heavenly Father has given us family, whether it be grandparents or uncles, close friends at church, good teachers.... there is kindness in the world! There is family in the world who are dear!

So if I can change a word in a song that still fits, to make another person feel less bad, then I'll do it.

I really love these words from Elder Andersen, "While a child’s earthly situation may not be ideal, a child’s spiritual DNA is perfect because one’s true identity is as a son or daughter of God."

Easy Mother's Day Gift for Primary or Nursery

A photograph of flowers and a quote by Sister Sheri L. Dew: “Few of us will reach our potential without the nurturing of … the mothers who bear with us.”
Click HERE to find the link to download this picture
 
I wanted something easy to do for our Nursery kids for their moms, so I'm going to print out this picture at Costco and frame it with dollar store frames.
 
We'll give moms and/or special women in the children's lives a bag full of gummy bears.
Remember, not every kid has a mother who is present in their lives.
Be sensitive.
 
We'll have the kids color a picture of a teddy bear.
(older kids could draw one themselves with step by step instructions like the following) 
Image result for how to draw a teddy bear step by step easy


On their coloring sheets will be the words :
(I just google search and print out so kids can choose what they like)
I love my mom BEARY much because__________________
and we will write their answers for them.