This week I’m giving you a FREE download of a Thanksgiving Turkey decoration! You can use it on your wall or it can be adapted for classroom lessons, singing time, FHE, or sharing time. Example: for sharing, have children write on feathers things they are grateful for, and assemble to make the turkey. For singing time, write song names or numbers on the feathers and have kids “pluck” one to sing a song.
Every year for over 20 years, I’ve written books for the LDS Primary themes. There are a bunch of books every year, and I used to sell printed books to bookstores, but now I only sell them on Amazon in Kindle format, with free pdf and Word downloads for printing and/or editing, depending on the book. It’s almost the end of the year, so I’m putting the current 2017 ones up as free downloads. You may still be able to use them, and they serve as samples so you can see what the books are like in case you’re thinking of purchasing the new ones for 2018. Anyway, here they are – just follow the links to get your FREE downloads.
Once upon a time, there was a horse about to be sold to the slaughterhouse, and a man who saw something special in him. The horse was saved, and he became a celebrated show jumper. His name was Snowman.
Once upon a time, someone gave me a crippled horse. He was in pain, but there was something special about him. It turned out he had been stolen, and somebody tracked him down and I let him go back to his owner. He had once been a champion, and was rehabilitated. His name was Rebel.
This week I have a great kit for your FREE download! It’s a kit with parts to a chart that you can use to teach children about the Plan of Salvation. Put it together while explaining God’s plan of happiness.
Use this kit any way you want. You can use it in sharing time, in a class, in FHE, or at home for the children to play with. You can even give the file away to your friends.
The 2018 Outline doesn’t seem to be available on the lds.org website yet. On the curriculum page, it still says “Available Soon.” It’s there, though (in the Gospel Library), and I got a link to it from somebody on Facebook a little while ago. Since then, I’ve been busy working on books for the 2018 theme. The theme is “I Am a Child of God,” and the Outline material is available here in chapter form. If you want it, go there, and you can copy and paste to get the Outline.
In my local Primary, they hand out activity pages for General Conference. That’s because it’s super hard for little kids to pay attention for hours and hours over a two-day span. Heck, it’s hard for adults, and I usually need to read the report to remember what was said. That’s because I “sometimes” fall asleep…. even though the talks are inspired and interesting.
This book has activities to help children pay attention, or at least to learn something about General Conference. You can print pages out from your FREE download and use them in any way you choose, including giving them to friends and passing copies out to your own Primary.
This week, I have two FREE books to help you in your Primary! One is a general book with all kinds of stuff, the Primary Idea Book. It has ideas for organizing, sharing time, activity days, bulletin boards, teacher training, class signs, and choristers.
The second book is Visual Aids for Choosing Time, with lots of fun ideas and visual aids for sharing time and singing time.
This week I have two FREE downloads for you! They are both about Presidents of the LDS/Mormon Church. They can be used in class, for sharing time, for singing time, for Family Home Evening, or for general use. One has games and activities that can be used to teach about each of the presidents, and the other one is a kit that can be used for all kinds of guessing and matching games. It has pictures, numbers (order of service), facts, names, and signatures for all the presidents, along with suggestions on how to use the kit.
You’ve probably seen those cute puppets people make with paper bags. They’re easy and inexpensive to make. The problem is finding some to make, or making them yourself, right?
Well, here’s a FREE book download with literally dozens of paper puppets you can make. There are scripture characters, animals, and even objects such as scriptures. Just print off the one or two pages needed. Follow the instructions to color, cut out, and mount the pieces with tape or glue onto the paper bags, and you have your own paper bag puppet!