Sacrament Time – Quiet Book

Sacrament Time – Quiet Book

Trying to keep the kids quiet during the Sacrament? The struggle is real. And not only keeping them quiet – but actually focused on the ordinance – that’s a whole ‘nother challenge.

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A Sacred Ordinance 

David O McKay said, “No more sacred ordinance has been given to us by the Lord than the administration of the Sacrament.”

The Sacrament is a sacred time and I want my children to be able to feel that sacred and holy Spirit as they partake of the Sacrament.

I don’t want them to only be “quiet,” I want them to be intentionally thinking of the Savior and His atonement. To really internalize the ordinance they’re participating in.  

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But honestly – focusing and being reverent – it can be hard. And even when our bodies may be still, sometimes our minds still tend to wander.

Arnold Garr said, “As we think of the things He did for us, we will not only come to know more about Him, but we will come to know Him; we will not only want to live more like Him, but we will also learn how to do so. Through introspection and self-analysis, we can come to know what we have done that needs to be repented of and learn what we can do to improve spiritually in some way.”

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Sacrament Time Quiet Book

The Sacrament helps us come to know HIM – not just know about Him. And this little Sacrament Time booklet can help accomplish this! It includes the Sacrament prayers and then some questions about how we can apply and live the covenants we’ve made at baptism. So your children (and you) can keep the Spirit present and set a plan of action to improve in the coming week.

This free printable book is 4×6 – the perfect size for looking through quietly during the Sacrament time. You can download it in a PDF to print and cut out or as 4×6 jpg files that you can print at home or at your favorite printer.

Here is how to make your own little book:

  • Print out your choice of files (cut if needed)
  • Punch holes in the upper left corner
  • Attach with a metal ring or tie on a ribbon
  • Take to church and enjoy the Sacrament a little bit more intentionally

DOWNLOAD your Sacrament Time Book

 

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May you have a joyful Sabbath as you partake of these sacred ordinances.

Essential Conversations – Family Conversation Cards

Essential Conversations – Family Conversation Cards

Essential Conversations

I loved the talk Essential Conversations by Joy D. Jones (April 2021 General Conference)

One of my favorite points she shared was this – “As children learn and progress, their beliefs will be challenged. But as they are properly equipped, they can grow in faith, courage, and confidence, even in the midst of strong opposition.”

Our children will have their beliefs challenged as they grow and progress. That’s a sure bet. But we can have essential conversations with them to help equip and prepare them for such situations.

 
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Role Playing Real Life Situations

The suggestion that Sister Jones make to do role playing with our children really spoke to my heart.

Here’s what she said about it – “As they act it out and then talk it out, rather than being caught unprepared in a hostile peer group setting, children can be armed with “the shield of faith wherewith [they] shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.””

Being ready and prepared, and knowing how to respond in a situation is an amazing defense for our children to learn.

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For a recent Family Home Evening, we decided to take her counsel and do some role-playing of our own. We’ve done role-play activities in the past, but this time I felt prompted to try something different. When we’ve done this before I would usually think of situations to role play and write them down ahead of time.

This time, though, I decided to give each family member some slips of paper and have them think of situations to write down. It was a good activity for them to be proactive in thinking about what situations they might face (or ones that they had already faced.)

Before FHE my husband and I did talk about a few specific situations that we knew our children were dealing with and we split those up to be sure they were all included. He wrote down a few of them and I wrote down the others. We made sure to mix up some more lighthearted things in with the more serious situations to keep it fun.

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Essential Conversations – Family Conversation Cards

Want to take Sister Jones’ counsel to do a role-playing activity of your own? You can print out this cute little printable and use the paper slips to have family members write down situations they might encounter in different areas of their lives.

Role-Playing Activity

  • Simply print out the strips and cut them apart on the lines.
  • Give a couple to each family member and explain to them to write down some situations they think might happen to them (or that have already happened to them.)
  • When everyone is done writing down their situations, fold them and stick them all in a basket (box, jar, hat – anything to hold them)
  • Take turns having family members choose one, read it, and decide how they would respond. Next, have them act it out and practice what words they could use in a real-life situation.
  • You could do this individually, but we found it worked great to do it in pairs. Working together made it more fun and pressure-free.

 

 

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You could do these for FHE or you could stick them all in a basket and choose one each night at dinner. Or at family prayer before bedtime. Anytime you choose to do it, working in these situations to your everyday conversations can help build and strengthen testimonies.

Wishing you some joyful moments as a family as you participate in some fortifying essential conversations together.

 

I Love my Dad – Father’s Day Printable

I Love my Dad – Father’s Day Printable

All About My Dad – Father’s Day Printable 

Need a cute way to let Dad – and Grandpa – know how much they are loved? These Father’s Day coloring pages are just the perfect thing. 

There’s a coloring page for both Dad and Grandpa. And the worksheet pictures have options of being from either a girl or a boy. Start by printing out your choice of coloring pages. Then grab some crayons, markers, or colored pencils.  After coloring the picture, fill in the provided questions with all the great things you love about Dad or Grandpa. The more detailed and personal you get, the more he’ll love it! 

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Click on the image below to print out each page

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Dad – Girl

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Dad – Boy

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Grandpa – Girl

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Grandpa – Boy

Here are the questions you will find on these adorable Father’s Day printables:

I Love My Dad

My Dad is the best Dad ever because he …

He makes me feel happy when he …

I love to spend time with my Dad when we …

Something my Dad does better than any other dad is …

I Love my Grandpa

My Grandpa is the best Grandpa ever because she …

He makes me feel happy when he …

I love to spend time with my Grandpa when we …

Something my Grandpa does better than any other Grandpa is …

These cute printables are sure to become a treasured keepsake – something that Dad can look back on in the years to come and smile about.

It would even be fun to make this a yearly tradition and see how the answers change as time goes on!

 

Mother’s Day Printable – Believe in God and Yourself

Mother’s Day Printable – Believe in God and Yourself

Believe in God and Yourself 

I was recently looking for a quote about mothers when I came across this quote from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland from the October 2015 General Conference. 
 
“To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.”
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You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

This quote – these words of encouragement – was exactly what I needed to hear in that moment.
 
And I knew right away I wanted to make a printable of this.
 
Not only for me – but for you.
 
And for all the women in your life.
 
So – share away!
 
Because life can be hard sometimes.
 
And no matter what stage of life we’re in – mothers or not – our challenges can get us down. So these words of encouragement are for YOU.
 
Because God knows you.

He wants you to trust in Him

Believe in Him.

And believe in yourself.

He wants you to know you are doing good…

… even better than you think you are.

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I made these printables in three different sizes – 4×6, 5×7, and 8×10. They’re the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any woman in your life.
 
So go download your favorite size and share them with your mom. Your daughters, Your sisters. And the sisters you minister to. 
 
And then – go on believing in yourself! 
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All About My Mom – Mother’s Day Printable

All About My Mom – Mother’s Day Printable

​I Love My Mom – Mother’s Day Printable

Mother’s Day is a perfect time to let Mom (and Grandma) know how much she is loved. While she is sure to love chocolates and flowers – what more could she want than one of these cute cards that tells all about what you love about her!?

There are worksheets included for both Mom and Grandma. And the coloring pictures have options of being from a girl or a boy. Start by printing out your choice of the worksheets. Then grab some crayons, markers, or colored pencils.  After coloring the picture, fill in the provided questions with all the great things you love about Mom or Grandma. The more detailed and personal you get, the more she’ll love it!

Click on the image below to print out each page

Mom – Girl

Mom – Boy

Grandma – Girl

Grandma – Boy

Here’s the questions you will find on these adorable Mother’s Day printables:

I Love My Mom

My Mom is the best Mom ever because she …

She makes me feel happy when she …

I love to spend time with my Mom when we …

Something my Mom does better than any other mom is …

I Love my Grandma

My Grandma is the best Grandma ever because she …

She makes me feel happy when she …

I love to spend time with my Grandma when we …

Something my Grandma does better than any other Grandma is …

These cute printables are sure to become a treasured keepsake – something that Mom can look back on in the years to come and smile about.

It would even be fun to make this a yearly tradition and see how the answers change as time goes on!

 

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