Sunday, September 20, 2020

Free Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: Nephi 12-16

How is everyone holding up? This has been quite the week for me.  My oldest started online school and oh has it been a learning curve for us.  Trying to help her navigate the new online platform and catching up on two weeks worth of school work has been exhausting for both of us.  Throw in homeschooling, teaching preschool, helping my middle schooler, and all of the other everyday chores that need to be done. I was trying to figure out when I would be able to create the activities for this week when I realized I already have a ton of activities that are perfect for these chapters. When Christ came he taught the people the beatitudes, about being a light, praying, and so many other things he taught before.  I loved being able to study these teaching again.  

You can find tons of ideas for chapter 12 here including these two activities.


Ideas for Prayer, choosing the right even when no one is watching, and the wise man and foolish man can be found here.








I hope you will find something in these posts to help you teach your family this week.  I had a couple of ideas I was planning on doing and if time I will add to this post.  I hope you have a wonderful week :)


My sweet friend did translate some of the activities into German.  You can find them below.




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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Free Come Follow Me Lesson Help: 3 Nephi 8-11


I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.  I normally jump right to the lesson helps I created for Come Follow Me but today I wanted to share a few thoughts that came to me as I studied these chapters. Writing is not really a talent of mine but I hope the message I'm trying to share will come through.  This week as I read 3 Nephi 8-11 it seemed to take on a new meaning. The natural disasters, the fear, the chaos, even the anger and wickedness that happened before the destruction seemed all to familiar. The darkness that settled on them now seems all to real and more relatable. Then I read the next chapter. The Savior spoke to them, he came, he brought light, and peace.  He does this now.  He brings light and peace to our lives and hearts as we let him in.  As we learn of him and hear his words and as we follow his example that feeling of love, comfort, and joy can be felt even when things around us seem dark, out of our control and in some cases impossible. He is always there. 

I am so happy to have the chance to reread these chapters with my family this week and to study more about Christ's visit to the Nephites. We have one of the illustrated Book of Mormons and my daughter has been counting down the weeks for these chapters because one image is "the whole page!" It must be pretty special :)   

You can find the free lesson helps in the download below.  I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by. 

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Come Follow Me: 3 Nephi 1-7


Happy Sunday!  I hope you have had a wonderful week.  We've been busy and enjoying our long weekend.  Today we were able to attend our first fast and testimony meeting in a long time.  It was one of those things I didn't realize how much I missed it until it happened.  It was so good for me and now I need to figure out how to not cry every time someone speaks. Masks and crying are not a good combination haha.  Have you been able to go back to church yet?  I know its different in every area. Today I have some really fun and free Come Follow Me lesson helps for 3 Nephi 1-7.  We are going to be talking about the Nephites seeing the new star and being a disciple of Jesus Christ.  I hope there is something that works for your family or primary class.  

All of the instructions and free printables are in the download below.  If you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know!  Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by!

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Friday, September 4, 2020

25 Fun and Quirky Holidays to Celebrate with your Kids in September.

I just wanted to start by saying Thank You to all of you for your support and kindness.  It really means so much to me and I am constantly surprised and so grateful that you would take time to visit me on my little corner of the internet.   It's been a week-busy, fun, exhausting, and so many other emotions that seem to change minute to minute. I hope you all are doing well and navigating through this crazy time safe and healthy.  
I know I am a little late posting this calendar but I hope you will still find many fun holidays to celebrate this month. Its something we love and it helps me plan activities and freeze on my never ending to do list and spend time with my family.  Now we do not celebrate every holiday (let's be honest we miss most of them) and the ones we do celebrate are often simple.  Do what works for you and I hope this helps spark some ideas and fun!  

This month I found 25 fun holidays to include on our September Calendar (most I didn't know existed).  Pick a few or all and have fun :)



Download a copy of the calendar, print, and display.  After that have fun creating some special memories with your little ones.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: Helaman 13-16

 

Happy Sunday!  I hope you week has been great.  We've been busy with all things school.  

This week during our Come Follow Me scripture study we are going to be discussing Samuel the Lamanite.  You may notice a theme as you scroll through the activities of hearts and arrows.  In these chapters we learn the the spirit speaks to us in our hearts.  We are going to discuss ways we can draw closer to the spirit and allow the Spirit to speak to us or are we sometimes allowing things to prevent us from letting the Spirit in our lives (these are the arrows).  
I hope you find something that works for your family or primary class.  If you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know.


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Free Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: Helaman 7-12

Happy Sunday!  I am excited to share these fun and free Come Follow Me lesson helps today.  This week we are covering Helaman 7-12.  These activities are perfect for families and primary classes.  We will be talking about remembering the Savior, following the prophet, and what it means to ponder the scriptures.  I am excited we are also going to review the talk President Nelson gave during the April 2020 General Conference and discuss what it mean to "Hear Him."  I love this talk and I can't wait to focus on it this week. I hope you find something that works well for you.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  I hope you and your family enjoy these activities as you study Helaman 7-12.




Thursday, August 20, 2020

Come Follow Me: Helaman 1-6

I have a couple of ideas to share with you for Helamen 1-6.  I was busy with family last week and have been trying to catch up on everything since we've been back. Sorry I am just now getting this to you.  Hopefully it will be helpful.  These ideas are perfect for families or primary classes.  I always try to follow topics from the Come Follow Me primary manual.  In additional to the ideas in the download we are also going to use one of the ideas in the manual and build foundation out of a mixture of hard and soft supplies then use our wood blocks to build a house and compare the different foundations. In the download you will find journal pages, song helps, mini books, and our wise man and foolish man experiment.  I hope you have a great rest of the week and enjoy learning the gospel with your little ones :)  See you in a couple of days with next week's lesson helps!









Sunday, August 9, 2020

Free 2021 Calendar

 I have been using these watercolor calendars for a few year now and I still love the simple, beautiful design.  I know a few of you also love them too and have been requesting a 2021 version. I'm so excited to share these with you.  For me August is a lot like New Years.  Its a time for me to reset, evaluate, and refocus on organization and goals.  I love printing a couple sets of these calendars. I use one for organizing all of our family activities and events, another for menu planning, and this year I plan to use one to keep track of my business/blog  schedule.  I'd love to hear how you use them.

*You can find 2020 here.

 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: Alma 53-63

 Can you believe summer is almost over?!?!  I think it just hit me today we only have a couple more weeks before school start.  Today I have some fun Free Come Follow Me lesson helps for Alma 53-63.  Click on the link below to download all of the free printables and instructions.  Let me know if you have any questions or trouble with the download.  Hope you have a wonderful week!


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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: Alma 43-52 (August 3-9)

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.  Mine turned surprisingly busy and I am jumping on really quick to get next week's free printable lesson helps for Come Follow Me.  We are covering Alma 43-52.  I was a little worried about hitting the war chapters but I loved spending time in these chapters this week.  We are going to to talk about spiritual armor, the Title of Liberty, and Captain Moroni. I try to stick with the themes from the primary manual and these activities are perfect for families or primary.  I hope you find something that works for you:)









Thursday, July 30, 2020

27 Fun and Quirky Holidays to Celebrate with your Kids in August




Summer is almost over and school is just around the corner.  It feels a little weird this year not really going back to school but we are excited for our new adventure in homeschooling and online learning. One thing my kids have really loved during this months of being home is our holiday calendar.  They really love checking the calendar to find out what holiday falls on that day. We don't celebrate all of the holidays and the ones we do are very simple.  Its a fun and easy way to makes some sweet memories with my kids and encourage some creativity.  For the month of August I found 27 fun and unique holidays to celebrate. What holidays do you plan on celebrating?


Sunday, July 26, 2020

Come Follow Me lesson Helps: Alma 39-42 ( July 27-August 2)

Hello and thank you for stopping by :)  I am excited to share these fun and free Come Follow Me lesson helps that are perfect for families and primary.  We are covering Alma 39-42 and will be discussing being an example, how repentance brings happiness, and a little about the Plan of Salvation.  You will find the free download at the end of this post and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.


Here's a look at what's included this week:
Song dice that adds a new element of fun to the song "Do as I'm doing."  This is perfect for kids that do not want to think of their own action when they are the leader.
A new mini book with journaling prompt at the end.
Teach your children about letting their light shine with this fun flashlight game played in the dark.
We are going to use a story from Elder Renlund to learn more about repentance and how it brings happiness.
Journal pages with space to write or draw.
We'll review the Plan of Salvation with this fun, interactive file folder activity and read the words of Alma on this topic.
I hope you find something that will work for your family or primary class this week.  If you have any questions or trouble with the download please let me know.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Free Animal Alphabet Mini Tracing Book

I am so excited to share this new freebie with you!  This FREE alphabet mini book can be used in so many different ways.  This is perfect for toddlers, preschool and kindergartners in a school or homeschool setting.


Here are a few ideas:
1. Print and staple to create a mini book for each student.  Children can rainbow write the letters and trace the word.
2. Print and laminate.  Hole punch the top and add a ring to create a book that can be read over and over.  Your children will love the beautiful pictures.
3. Print and laminate.  *optional: Hole punch and add ring to create book.  Use dry erase markers to trace letters and words. 
4. Print and laminate.  Use pom-poms, glass gems, or favorite manipulative to fill letters.  Use dry erase markers to trace word.
5. Print and laminate.  Use as a play-dough mat.  Use play-dough to build the letter.  Trace word with dry erase marker.  Let children use play-dough to make the animal.


If you are interested in a larger version of this book or would like matching alphabet posters you can find them here.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Free Circus Number Puzzles



Here's a fun new freebie your kids will love!  Practice number recognition and counting with these adorable circus theme number puzzles. Numbers 1-10 are included.  A black and white option is also included in the free download.

The puzzles are quick and easy to prep.  I suggest cardstock or laminate for durability.  Cut along the solid lines. 


If you are looking for more circus theme fun you will love the Circus Preschool learning pack!  Here's a look at what's included.








There are 27 activities included that cover math, literacy, fine motor skills and so much more!  This pack will provide weeks of fun, hands-on learning!