Wednesday, August 15, 2018

LDS Seminary Doctrine and Covenants Lesson Handouts

I like to make journal sized handouts to give to my students with my lessons.  This post is where I will put my handouts as I make them throughout the year.  This is my second time teaching the Doctrine and Covenants so many of my old handouts are scattered throughout my blog.  As I teach my lessons I will post all of my new handouts here for anyone to use if they would like.  I will attach a link to the lesson that it is from.

Doctrinal Mastery

                   Joseph Smith—History 1:21–26

My class motto this year is going to be "I have learned for myself"  As we study the things that Joseph Smith learned, we will see what we can discover for ourselves.  I will have this sign up on the board throughout the year.  I printed mine on colored paper.

Lesson 16  Doctrine and Covenants 8

Lesson 19 Joseph Smith History 1:68–75; D&C 13

Lesson 26 Doctrine and Covenants 20:1–36

For this lesson I made 3 copies of the the scriptures blocks below. I cut each paper into 7 scripture block pieces, making 21 pieces in total. I have 21 students so that gave me 7 groups of 3 students. I randomly gave each student a scripture block. Each student had to find the other students with the same color of scripture block and work together. When they got into their groups I had them all introduce themselves to each other then say what their favorite book was. I gave them several minutes to work together on reading and answering the questions. Then each group got up and shared what they learned. I drew a picture on the board of a church and they drew something from their picture block in the church. It went great!

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.