Friday, May 18, 2018

Believe in God and Yourself Printout, Believe in the Book of Mormon Printout - Easy and Cheap Gift for LDS

It's the end to another year of LDS Seminary.  This year we studied the Book of Mormon.  I always give the students a gift at the end of the year.  Here is what I came up with:


I love this quote from Jeffrey R. Holland - "Believe in God and Yourself.  You are doing better than you think you are!"

I made this printout and put it in some dollar store 4x6 picture frames.  Here is the printout:

Then I tied a jute bow around the frame and added a tag that said "Believe in the Book of Mormon".



Here's the printout for "Believe in the Book of Mormon".  I printed mine out on gold cardstock that I bought at Walmart.


I also gave them this "Believe" washer with a leather necklace that I bought on Amazon.  I told them they could wear it as a necklace or make it into a bracelet.


Here are the links to by these items:


This means that both gifts together came to about $1.60!  
Not bad for when your buying for 30 students.

The kids seemed to really like it.  I saw a lot of them wearing them at the breakfast the next day.

I showed this short video from Elder L. Whitney Clayton called "Choose to Believe."

It turned out to be a great lesson!

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Jaredite Morning News - Teaching the Jaredite Journey Across the Ocean in Ether 6 of the Book of Mormon

Today in seminary we had a fun day where the students made a new broadcast for Ether 6.  I put the picture above on the TV screen and then gave each group a Morning News paper to draw their own picture, and one to write their news cast.  It turned out great!

Print 7 copies of the Jaredite Morning News.  As each group got up I took a picture of their drawing so that it showed up on the screen for their news cast.  
Then I gave each group one of the following handouts:













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Monday, April 23, 2018

S'more Scripture Fun for LDS Seminary

I had leftover  S'more ingredients from an activity that we had at our house.  I just had to figure out a way to use it with my seminary class.  This is what I came up with.

Making the S'mores


Before class I laid out the s'mores on a cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.   Place the graham cracker on the bottom, then the chocolate, then the marshmallow, but leave off the top graham cracker. That way at the end of the lesson we could just pop them in the oven and cook them at 350 deg. for 5 minutes.  That's just enough time for closing prayer and clean up etc.  After the s'mores have cooked for 5 minutes, place the top on them and hand them out to your students.

Handout:


The Lesson:

I had the students work in pairs.  I gave them a few scriptures at a time and each group wrote down as many facts as they could in that scripture block.  Then I called on random pairs to share what they learned and we discussed it as a class.  Each group counted how many facts they could find and kept a running total.  The group at the end with most points won a prize (usually a large candy bar). 

 It was very simple and fun.  All the students seemed to be engaged and learning. I hope that you can use it also.

Here's an example of the scripture block 
that I used:

Ether 2
verses:
1-3
4-7
8-10
11-12
13-15
16-17
18-21
22-23
24-25

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Samuel the Lamanite Activity, Helaman 13-16




Today we learned about Samuel the Lamanite.  I gave an overview of the story using bricks to help fill in the wall.  After we read the scriptures and learned about Samuel's warnings I did this activity with my students.

I printed out one brick and one arrow for each student.  On the arrow they wrote what problems or challenges that they face today.  On the brick they wrote a scripture that stood out to them in Helaman 13-16.  I loved that almost every student found a scripture about Christ and told how it comforted them.  Then I had them come up to the board and place the brick and the arrow on the board to form a wall.

Here are the printouts for this.

Samuel the Lamanite 
I copied off of Google Images but it linked back to the LDS color pages.

Arrows
I printed these out on gray cardstock 


Bricks
I printed these out on red paper








Thursday, February 22, 2018

Have the students Teach Helaman 4 and 5

Here are some worksheets that I put together so that the students could teach in groups.  I have them work on it as a group and then present it to the class.  I like to do this about once a week so that I can hear what my students are thinking and learning.  I post it on here so that I have a copy of what I've done. Maybe someone else will be able to use it also.








Monday, January 29, 2018

LDS Seminary Worksheets, Have the students teach Alma 34 and 35.


Here are some worksheets that I put together so that the students could teach in groups.  I have them work on it as a group and then present it to the class.  I like to do this about once a week so that I can hear what my students are thinking and learning.  I post it on here so that I have a copy of what I've done. Maybe someone else will be able to use it also.





Thursday, January 11, 2018

Map of the Book of Mormon until King Mosiah II

While teaching Mosiah I drew a huge map on the board.  Some days I would come in and it would be erased.  It got frustrating, so I decided to make my own map.  

Here is my version.  If you would like to have a copy then just click on it to make it larger.  Then right click and copy and paste it into your printing program.  You can also save it into your pictures.



I printed out a copy for each student to have plus I sent a copy of the map to Staples and had a copy printed out on Engineer print for about $4.  Here is a picture of it.

It has made my life so much easier.  Now the students can follow along as we learn about the different groups of people and places in the Book of Mormon.