Sunday, January 31, 2021

27 Fun and Unique Holidays to Celebrate in February

 I can't believe how fast the month flew by and Valentine's day is in just a couple weeks.  February is such a fun month full of many holidays I've never heard of.  This holiday calendar is something my kids enjoy and I hope yours do too.  We love to pick a few days and celebrate.  It can be as easy as eating pancakes on International Pancake day or learning about George Washington on his Birthday.  This is just a fun way to jumpstart your creativity and make a few fun memories in the process.  Happy February!

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Free Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: D&C 6-9


Hello and I hope you are having a wonderful week! I have some fun Come Follow Me lesson helps for Doctrine and Covenants 6-9. This week we are going to discuss how Heavenly Father answers our prayers. These activities are perfect for families or primary.  You can find all of these activities in the free download below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Free Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: Doctrine and Covenants 3-5


I hope you've all had a wonderful week! I'm popping in tonight with some new Come Follow Me lesson helps. This week we will be covering Doctrine and Covenants Section 3-5 and focusing on choosing the right even when its hard. We are going to learn a little bit about Martin Harris losing the manuscript and relate it to our lives using a story about two girls and their puppies.  I also add a cute puppy themed choose the right game and journal page.  These activities are perfect for families or primary. You can find all of the fun printables free in the download below! (Please ignore the cover page in the download-the links are correct but the numbers are wrong-sorry about that.  I fix it when I have a minute :) Please let me know if you have any questions and I'd love to know what you do for Come Follow Me this week.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

The Best Pillow Fort Activities To Do This Winter

When the weather outside is frightful, it can be hard to keep the kids entertained as screen time and coloring books can only be fun for so long. However, the right indoor activities can make staying at home a blast — starting with building an epic pillow fort!

Building a pillow fort is a super fun activity that keeps your kids engaged while letting their imagination run wild. All you have to do is hunt down a few sheets, pillows and supportive furniture for you and your family to have fun four hours on end.

Check out these tips and ideas from Apartment Guide to build the ultimate pillow fort where you and your kids can spend quality time and make treasured memories!

1. Play pretend

A fort is whatever your child wants it to be, like a secret cave in the wilderness or a pirate ship setting sail to find the lost treasure. The point is to let your kids' imaginations run wild and have fun. To help them create the ambiance they’re looking for, check out these printable fort decorations to transform their fun new space.

2. Play a game

You can’t go wrong by breaking out the games like Monopoly, Battleship or Scrabble. Depending on where you assembled your fort, you could even set up a gaming console and play some video games or play some app games on a handheld device which will keep the kids occupied for hours.

3. Make crafts

Turn your pillow fort into the ultimate crafting station where you can let your children create pieces of art that can be displayed on the fridge. Try coloring, drawing or a crafting activity like these printable unicorn and puppy masks that can be cut out and worn using a string or wooden popsicle stick!

4. Watch a movie

Make some popcorn and break out the sweet treats and get ready for the ultimate movie night in your pillow fort! Make sure your fort is near a TV or set up a projector inside your fort to shine on a blank wall to make your very own movie theatre. Handheld tablets also work in smaller sized forts!

5. Host a tea party

Turn your fortress into a venue to host a lavish tea party. Dress up and make cookies and finger sandwiches to go with your fresh pot of tea. Have your kid send out these printable tea party invites to other members of your household along with matching tea and snack tags.

Whether you're cooped up indoors due to the winter weather or just looking for a fun weekend activity, pillow forts will help keep your kids entertained for hours. Keep the fun going by making their fort a personal fortress that engages them in different activities that encourage creativity, imagination and leisurely fun!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

26 Fun Holidays to Celebrate with your kids in January

I am so excited to continue with another year of holiday calendars. Here's January's calendar full of fun and quirky holidays to celebrate with your kids.  I know I'm a little late in the month but hopefully you'll still find lots of fun days to celebrate.

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Free Come Follow Me Lesson Helps: D&C 2 & Joseph Smith-History 1:27-65

 The days seem to be flying by this month!  Here are some fun lesson helps for Doctrine and Covenants 2 and Joseph Smith History 1:27-65. These are perfect for teaching in the home or for your primary class.  This week we are talking a little bit about the importance of family history and being sealed as well as Joseph Smith receiving the plates.  

Here are some additional ideas you may like for this week:

  1. You can find more ideas including a sequence story board for Joseph Smith receiving the plates in this post
  2. There is a family tree in this post.
  3. A cute FHE about family history and a temple match game found here.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have any questions and you can find all of these fun and free printables in the download below! 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Come Follow Me: Joseph Smith History 1:1-26


I'm so excited to share these new free Come Follow Me lesson helps with you.  This week we are coving Joseph Smith History 1:1-26.  This week we are going to talk about the First Vision, prayer, and how our prayers can be answered through the scriptures.  You can find all of the fun activities in the download below.  

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For the topic of prayer we are doing a fun family night. Our family will be watching a video about Joseph Smith and making individual pizzas.  Why pizza you might ask?  We are going to compare prayer to ordering a pizza. I found this article a few years ago and loved this concept.  You wouldn't call a pizza place, say "I want a pizza," and hang up. You would give them detail such as what type of crust, toppings, how many pizzas, etc. What about when we pray? Do we just say a few things and then hop into bed and that's the end? Using this concept we are going to discuss the why its important to add details to our prayers, and then listening and acting when we receive an answer. And you can't talk about pizza without eating pizza :)

I've also posted some activities based on the First Vision in the past that would be perfect for this week.

This story sequence is one of my favorites.  You can find it in this post. You can find additional ideas in this post or use the search bar.

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