Excuse me for a moment while I put on my Primary President hat. I'm creating organizational folders to go with the 2015 theme. As I create new documents, I'll post them below. They're all in Word format so that you can easily make small adjustments (for example, if you don't want to use A4 paper). If you have other requests, let me know and I'll see if I can get to it. Feel free to pass this on to your presidency if you think they could use it.
Last year's snowflake activity was such a success that I decided to design flakes to go with this year's songs. (For last year's designs, click here.) Below are my song suggestions, but feel feel free to adjust the song choices to fit your primary.
Below is the pattern document for each of the new snowflakes. Fold and cut out according to the instructions on last year's link. For the family snowflake, cut out the darker grey pieces first, then unfold and cut the hair and dress off of every other mother/daughter to make dads and sons. I've left the document in Word so that you can adjust for your paper size.
The Sharing Time theme for the first week of October is "'The Family: A Proclamation to the World' came from God to help my family." Because of General Conference and other scheduling considerations, your primary may or may not be covering this lesson. The Outline for Sharing Time suggests giving a sentence from the Proclamation to each class and asking them to think of a song which relates to that sentence. If your Primary Presidency is teaching this lesson, consider working with them. If the lesson is being skipped, you can use the activity on your own for Singing Time.
-If your primary is familiar with the pictures in the Matching Game, you might print a picture to go with each of the chosen songs. Post them all on the board at the front of the room. As you read each quote, ask the children to decide which song they feel fits.
-In larger Primaries, or those which are split between Junior and Senior, this activity might be too difficult for the younger kids. Along with the quote from "The Proclamation," you might give the children three song suggestions and ask which they believe fits best.
Below, find my suggestions for quotes and songs.
"We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children."
"In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life."
"The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally."
"Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live."
"We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society." Dare to do Right - 158 Stand for the Right - 159