Monday, July 16, 2018

Lamanite Lemonites - Make Lemonites out of Lemons

Alma 23-27
The people of Ammon and the Lamanite conversion. 

Every year I get a ton of lemons from our lemon tree.

I literally had a wheelbarrow full of lemons.  I had made lemon juice.  I had made lemon candy.  I had made lemon squares.  I still had a ton of leftover lemons, so when I saw lemonites on the 

LDS Seminary Teacher Group page

I just HAD to do it!  I know that it's not as spiritual as most lessons, but once in a little while it's nice to do something fun.

Here's how we did it.

List of supplies:
colored feathers
pipe cleaners
small dixie cups
small marshmallows
adhesive googly eyes (I did not want to use a glue gun)

The adhesive googly eyes came in a package that I got at Walmart
 but here is a link on Amazon.

The students had a great time.

As the students made the Lemonites I gave the lesson.

I really tried to give it the twist of making something sweet out of something sour.  I made this handout to go with the lesson.  I printed them out on yellow paper.

I had the students fill out the lemons with ideas.  
We put the lemons on our tree of life that I had on our bulletin board.

I also served them some lemonade

with some lemon squares

and even some lemon peel candy  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Free printouts for a LDS Missionary Welcome Home

I have had all of my children return from missions and have never made signs to print for them.  Can you believe it?  Now my nephew is returning home from the Philippines the day before my granddaughter's baptism and I want to be ready for both.  We are having both parties at my house so I need some quick change ideas.  In preparation I made these signs early so we can change it out quickly.  I thought that others might appreciate being able to print mission homecoming signs quickly so I am posting them on my blog.

To print these out just click on the picture to make it large.  Then right click and save it into your pictures or copy and paste it into your printing program.  

I have two sizes.  The large ones we are going to hold.  The small ones are for a banner.  You can use them however you would like.

Here are a couple of blank pages that you can add their mission, or your own idea.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Book of Mormon Zarahemla Olympics for the ZAP game.

This year was the Winter Olympics so I wanted to incorporate it into my Seminary class, but I think that you could play this game at any time.  This post is just the printouts for the Zarahemla Olympics.  To learn how to play the Zap game just click Here.

Zap is a fun game where you ask the students questions and when they answer they get a point and then pick a zap card from the board.  The card can give them more points, or take away points, or switch points, ets.

Here are the printouts for the Zarahemla Olympics:

The questions I just took from the reading..  I had them follow along with their Book of Mormons and asked them in order so that if they were paying attention it was easy to answer.

Here's a couple of my question sheets:

Captain Moroni's Title of Liberty Activity

One of the fun things that we did as a seminary class this year was have each student make their own Title of Liberty.  Here's how I did it.

I bought an old white sheet set at Goodwill.  It was only a couple of dollars after I pointed out a few stains to them.  When I got them home I ripped them into squares that were 14 inches by 12 inches.  I cut a notch at 7 inches on one of the sides and a notch at 6 inches on the other side.  This way the students could tear the sheet as a group.  I felt like allowing them to tear gave a little bit of the feeling of what Captain Moroni did.

I handed out a bunch of colored sharpie markers and each student got a wood shish kabob skewer.  They were to write on their Title of Liberty the things that they felt were important to them.  When they were done they poked the wooden skewer through one end to make a flag.

Here are a few examples of the flags my students made:

It was a fun activity that the students will remember..