It’s always nice to be able to find materials that support the concepts you are trying to teach to children. Having a variety to choose from can be a good thing! The 2018 theme is “I Am a Child of God,” and I have two FREE downloadable books that can help you to teach the theme for this year.
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 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!
When you want to tell your child (or your class or the whole Primary) about Jesus Christ and some of the miraculous things He did, what better way than to use some of the stories contained in these 3 kits? Kit #1 has His baptism by John and the Temptation. Kit #2 contains the stories of Jesus calling His apostles. Kit #3 tells about the marriage at Cana and the woman at the well.
At my house, where I live with my daughter and her family, I prepare the figures by laminating them and putting hook velcro on the backs, and after telling my little grandsons the stories, I let them play with the figures and tell the stories back to me using my Storyboard. They learn and remember best through play, and they enjoy retelling the stories.
This week’s FREE download is about building faith in Jesus Christ. Is anything more important to teach to your children? This book contains my all-time favorite Easter story, “What was in Jeremy’s Egg?” That story usually brings me close to tears. This book is totally free, and you can print and copy it, share the file with others, or make changes to the file.
This FREE download is for a versatile kit that has stick puppets of family members. Stick puppets are very easy and simple to make, and can be used for a variety of purposes. The kit includes both full color and black-and-white puppets of Mother, Father, Aunt, Uncle, Grandpa, Grandma, Brother, Sister, and Cousins. Some have variations in skin, hair, and eye colors. They could also be used to represent friends and acquaintances.