Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentines


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
 or
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:
 







Baptism






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

Away in a Manger


Baptism
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



Hinges




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

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