Thursday, November 16, 2017

LDS Seminary - News Broadcast- Book of Mormon - Teaching Moroni 19-21 - The Lehi Nephi Morning News

Whenever I feel like I've been doing all the talking I have a day where the students get to teach.  This time I decided to make it into a Newscast.  I divided the class into 8 groups and gave each group a paper to write their newscast, and a paper to draw a picture to go with their newscast.  I gave them about 5 minutes to get it done.  Then I called each group up to present their news cast.  I started it off with the picture above and a recap of the events that preceded Mosiah 19.

As the groups came up I took a picture with my phone of their drawing.  I then "aired" the picture on the TV Screen as they presented the newscast.

Here's a copy of the page for each group to draw on.  Make 8 copies (one for each group).  Click on the picture to make it large.  Then copy and paste it into your printing program, or save it into your pictures.

Here is a printout for each of the 8 groups Newscasts:

I have to say it was fun to see all of the students involved.  As always when I do something like this that I see the students who don't pay attention as the ones who get into it the most.  It was a fun day!

Here are some of the pictures that my class drew for their Newscast:

I hope this idea is helpful for you.  I think that you could adapt it to any lesson.  Good luck!

#LDSSeminary #BookofMormon #Moroni19-21

Book of Mormon Liahona Activity and Printout

I teach Seminary and wanted a fun craft type of activity to do with my students.  We are studying the Book of Mormon this year and just reached the part where Lehi finds the Liahona outside of his tent. I really wanted the students to make a Liahona, but I had all of these images of them taking them to school and getting ripped apart, or just throwing them away. So I came up with this craft activity that will fit into their journal.

I thought that this would be a fun craft project for Primary or Family Home Evening.  It's cheap and easy to do.  Plus is doesn't make a big mess!

I bought a bunch of rhinestone stickers at Michael's, along with metallic pens.

I had them color and put the stickers on as I taught the lesson.  Easy, cheap, and the Liahona's won't get ruined!

Just click on the picture to make it large.  Then save it into your pictures or copy and paste it into your printing program.

I printed mine on cardstock to make it more sturdy.

I have to say that I was pleased with the response of the students.  Most of them really appreciated a craft and they could listen while the worked.  I don't do this very often, but there are some students who really respond to an activity once in awhile.

Here are a couple of examples of finished projects:

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

LDS Seminary Book of Mormon Lesson Handouts

Every now and then when I really like a quote from the lesson I make a journal sized handout for my students.  Each time I make one I post it on my blog for others to use if they need to.  Feel free to copy and paste it into your printing program.  You can also right click and save it into your pictures.  Most of them are in black in white so that they are ink friendly.  I often print them on colored paper to make them a little more colorful.  Enjoy!

Lesson 2: Studying the Scriptures

Here's a handout that I printed out and then gave out to groups of students.  They were to come up with clever ways to get their scripture study in each day and then share their ideas with the class.

Lesson 11: 1 Nephi 7

Lesson 12: 1 Nephi 8

I printed these out for my lesson and gave them to groups of students.  Each group drew the portion that they were assigned. Then each group shared what they learned.

Lesson 20: 1 Nephi 19

Lesson 24: 2 Nephi 2 (Part 2)

Lesson 26: 2 Nephi 4

I had the students read through Nephi's psalm while listen to the BYU men's choir sing it (You Tube).  I had them pick out their favorite verse, and then we voted on it.  This is the one that one.  I made print of it to give to them.  I am having it professionally printed at Costco.  Here it is in 3 different sizes:

8 1/2 x 11

5 x7


Lesson 32: 2 Nephi 12–15

I got this from 

LDS Seminary Teacher Group

Sharon Prescott Haynie
#2Nephi15 verse 20. Here is a very effective object lesson. Make one caramel apple and one caramel coated onion. You ask two kids to come forward and have a competition to see who can eat their caramel apple fastest. The moment the second kid gets into their onion, the competition unravels real quick. Read 2 Nephi 15:20 "Wo unto them that call evil good and good evil, that put darkness of light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Discuss how things might look sweet but actually aren't. Discuss how Satan uses counterfeits for goodness.

Hint: You cannot put the caramel on the onion the night before or it will get all weird and bubbly from the onion juices. In the past I used those caramel sheets you can find at the grocery store and just covered the onion right before seminary started.

I added this print out to all of my apples:

We made of list of all the Spiritual Crocodiles that we could think of and wrote them on the crocodile below:

I wanted a little more detailed map than the one in the manual so I put together this one.

The Atonement of Jesus Christ

“The Atonement of Jesus Christ,” Doctrinal Mastery Book of Mormon Teacher Material (2017)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hand Drawn "Christ is the Key" Gift Tags, FREE printable

I wanted a gift tag for the "I am the door" bookmark that I made for my Seminary class.  It just so happened that I had my class draw some pictures of scriptures that we read out of Luke.  One of my students drew this beautiful picture of the nativity.  I decided to use it for my gift tag.  I think that it turned out beautiful!

Here is a copy for you to use if you would like.

How to Print the Gift Tag:  
Right click on your mouse.  Save it into your pictures, or copy and paste it into your printing program.  For best results print it on cardstock or heavy paper.

I added them to my gift "I am the door" bookmarks.