Thursday, January 31, 2013


Cut out each of the hearts and tape each one to the bottom of a chair before the children come in. 

At the beginning of singing time, ask the children to check the bottoms of their chairs.  One by one, have the children bring up their hearts and put them into a valentines box.  As each heart goes into the box, discuss a gift that Heavenly Father has given us because He loves us.  Discuss the gift and sing the associated song.  Below, I've listed my eplanations and song choices.  You may need to adjust slightly to utilize songs that your primary is familiar with.

At the end of singing time, ask the children what they can give Heavenly Father to show their love for Him.  Have the children read John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments."  Ask them to pay special attention to keeping the commandments until Valentines day as a gift to Heavenly Father.

Baptism:  Heavenly Father wanted to provide us a way to cleanse ourselves from sin and enter into His kingdom, so he gave us the baptismal ordinance.

Baptism:  Heavenly Father wanted to provide us a way to cleanse ourselves from sin and enter into His kingdom, so he gave us the baptismal ordinance.

Song:Baptism #100

The Earth- Heavenly Father blessed us with physical bodies and the temporal things we need to take care of those bodies and enjoy our lives.

Song:  My Heavenly Father Loves Me #228

Commandments:  Heavenly Father gave us commandments to teach us the best way to live if we want to be happy.

Song:  Keep the Commandments  #146


Family: Heavenly Father knew that we would need help in our earthly trials, so he blessed us with families to help, love and teach us.

Song:  Families Can Be Together Forever  #188

The Holy Ghost:  Heavenly Father knew that there would be times when we would need His comfort, guidance and love.  He sent the Holy Ghost.

Song:  The Holy Ghost  #105

Prayer:  Heavenly Father provided us with a way to talk to him, thank him and ask for blessings.

Song:  A Child's Prayer #12

Pophet:  In order to help us understand how the scriptures apply to our times, Heavenly Father blessed us with prophets who can receive revelation from Him and guide His church in holiness.

Song:  Follow the Prophet #110
Latter-day Prophets 134

The Savior:  Because we cannot live with him again unless we are clean and spotless, Heavenly Father  provided us with a Savior.

Song:  I'm Trying to be Like Jesus #78

Scriptures:  Heavenly Father has given us His words in the form of scriptures so that we can learn more about Him and how to return to live with Him.

Song:  Search, Ponder, and Pray #109

Temple:  Heavenly Father provided us a place to go to be near him, learn about His plan for us, and make covenants.

Song:  I Love to See the Temple #95

Add your own

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Matching Game

1.  Click on the link at the bottom of the page which says "Click Here for the ready to print PDF".  It actually links to a Word document which contains the following pictures.  
2.  Delete the pictures that you do not wish to use.  I suggest keeping no more than 12.  Print two copies of the remaining pictures.   
3.  Cut out the cards and shuffle.  Tape each card to the blackboard with the white side showing.  (I like to tape them with the picture on the back upside-down so that the child can flip each card up like a hinge and show the picture, rather than actually taking them OFF of the board.)  
4.  Pick a child to turn over two pictures.  If they are a match, sing the associated song.  (I've suggested some songs you might use, but be creative and use whatever you know!) If not, another child takes a turn. 
5. Continue until all the matches have been found.
2016 Songs!!! (Including Some Popular Songs of Your Choice)
If I Listen With My Heart

Stand For The Right

Praise to the Man

I Will Be Valiant

write in a song

write in a song
Older Songs:


As a Child of God
Teach Me to Walk in the Light

Away in a Manger

or I Like My Birthdays, Every One

The Golden Plates, 
An Angel Came to Joseph Smith,
Books in the Book of Mormon
Book of Mormon Stories

I Feel My Savior's Love or
Jesus Loved the Little Children 
Called to Serve, 
The Church of Jesus Christ,

Keep the Commandments

Choose the Right Way or
Choose the Right

Do As I'm Doing

The Holy Ghost
Listen, Listen or 
The Still Small Voice

I Lived in Heaven

My Eternal Family

Fun To Do

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

If You're Happy And You Know It

A Happy Family,
Love One Another or
Where Love Is


I Wiggle

Jesus Once Was a Little Child

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus or
To Think About Jesus

My Hands
I Have Two Little Hands

Popcorn Popping

I Pray in Faith

We Thank Thee, Oh, God, For a Prophet, 
Follow the Prophet,
Latter Day Prophets

Jesus Said Love Everyone 

Roll Your Hands

Search, Ponder and Pray, or
Seek the Lord Early

Faith or
The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden

Smiles and Frowns

Once There Was a Snowman

or I Am a Stripling Warrior

Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam

The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden

A Young Man Prepared,
Priesthood is Restored

The Wise Man and the Foolish Man
How Firm a Foundation