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

free printable for fathers day i love my dad from daughter

Dad – Girl

free printable fathers day card all about my dad coloring page

Dad – Boy

i love my grandpa coloring page free printable

Grandpa – Girl

i love my grandpa free fathers day printable from grandson

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!

 

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!

 

I Love You Because … Free Printable Valentine’s Day Notes

I Love You Because … Free Printable Valentine’s Day Notes

I Love You Because …

Want a cute way to make your special people feel loved this Valentine’s Day – without candy or flowers? Use a cute “I Love You Because…” printable to show them what you love about them! These adorable “I Love You Because …” cards are a fun way to share your heart and spread some love to those you care about.  They are perfect for ministering and  fun to attach to a little gift. Or – make them into an activity to strengthen family relationships.

ministering cards for valentines day free printable i love you because cards

​While candy and flowers (or any other treat) are always fun, there something special about a heartfelt note that express your love. These are especially great for someone who has a “words of affirmation” love language, but just about anyone would appreciate knowing what you love about them!

These are great for:

  • Your children
  • Your spouse
  • Your parents or grandparents
  • Your neighbors
  • Your ministering sisters
  • Your friends
  • Your YW / Primary / Sunday School class
  • Or just about anyone that you love!
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​You can use these as a gift, or make it into a game of family fun. Here are some ways you can use these cute printable I Love you Because strips:

  • Put all the family members’ names in a hat and have everyone pull one out. They can each fill out their strip with things they love about that person. Share them with everyone, or simply give them to each other.
  • Everyone loves mail! Fill them out with all the things you love about Grandma and Grandpa. Stick them in the mail and send them to the Grandparents. (If they live far away, be sure to include photos!)
  • Have everyone sit in a circle, take a card and write their name at the top. Then, have everyone pass the card to the person on the left. Each person looks at the name at the top of the card and writes something they love about that person. Keep passing the cards until they’ve been all the way around. You could do this game as a family, a Young Women’s group, a Primary class, or any other group of people that could benefit from stronger connection.
  • Write down the things you love about your ministering sisters. (Or a best friend, spouse, child, or sibling!) Then, add a homemade treat or other favorite good and drop them off!
  • Use them for a Family Home Evening activity with a lesson about showing love! (And then finish up with making some heart shaped cookies for a treat!)
  • Fill them out for your kids and leave them in fun places they can find them – their backpack, a lunchbox, on the bathroom mirror, in a drawer, or tucked into their favorite book.
  • Post one for each family member on the fridge and everyone can add something to each one throughout the week.

Any way that you use these cute little I Love You Because Valentine’s strips, they are sure to make someone feel loved.

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Light the World Christmas Service Chain

Light the World Christmas Service Chain

Light The World

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the service opportunities that come with the season. I believe that service helps us focus on and remember the true reason we celebrate Christmas. Of course, we can – and should! – serve all year long. But the magic of Christmastime brings extra opportunities to serve. I fondly remember a myriad of Christmas service projects we did growing up, and I strive to create similar opportunities and memories for my family.

light the world christmas service activity
Many years ago at our church Christmas dinner, we made acts of service Christmas countdown chains.

Like a traditional count down chain, we stapled strips of paper together and then each day as Christmas came closer we removed one of the strips and counted the days down.

However, instead of regular strips of paper, each link included an act or idea for service to do that day. This made it so that, as we counted down the days until Christmas, we were also focusing on serving and being more like Christ.

light the world activity chain
I loved the idea so much we repeated it the next year. And the next. It quickly become one of our families Christmas traditions, and we have continued to do it almost every year since then.

This year, with the “One by One” theme of the Light the World program, I thought it would be the perfect time to update our countdown chain! The links include suggestions for service to correspond with the Light the World theme for the day.

light the world 2020 christmas activity

To make your chain:

  • Print out the strips on colored paper. I love using cute patterned paper, but plain Christmas colors will work as well. The numbers on the strips alternate, so if you print out each page in a different color / pattern, you will end up with a mixed chain (not all the same color / paper next to each other.)
  • Cut the strips on the lines provided.
  • Print out the star chain topper. You can print this on a colored paper, or print it black and white and have the family decorate it. Use crayons or markers or take it to another level with paint and glitter.
  • Use the blank strip (with no words on it) and form a loop and attach the long part to the star.
  • Because these strips are dated, you’ll want to be sure you staple them in the proper order so they correspond with the day’s service theme. Starting with number 25, attach each chain in descending order.
  • Each day, remove the chain and do the act of service!
light the world 2020 christmas activity

Wishing you a Christmas filled with joy as you light the world – and share His light – each day!

Get a FREE Proclamation of the Family printable: 

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Back to School M&M’s Game

Back to School M&M’s Game

 If things at your house are anything like they are at mine, when the kids came home this afternoon, you likely asked them how their day went. And then you were likely given a brief, one word answer. Maybe you got something like “fine” “good” or “okay”.  Or maybe you were even as lucky as I was today and the unintelligible grunt coming from the back seat had you checking your mirror to be sure you didn’t accidentally pick up a wild animal in the carpool lot.

Open and effective communication can benefit children in so many ways, but sometimes getting the kids to open up and communicate can be a tough job. But it doesn’t have to be! I love to find little traditions and fun little activities that increase communication in our family and help strengthen family connections in a fun and unique way. I came across this M&M’s game several years ago and we have had fun doing it when the kids go back to school. When we play this, we do it at dinner time, which I feel is a good time to do it. The kids have had some down time after school to process their day and are more open and ready to share and the whole family is together.

The “game” really is simple. All you’ll need are a pack of M&M’s and your choice of the cards provided. I’ve created a couple of different card options so you can choose your favorite, or play for several days and rotate the cards.

Playing the M&M’s Game

You can have each person pick a handful of M&M’s or you can simply give each family member a small amount of candies. You could  place a small pile of them by each person’s dinner plate, or you could have them in a bowl and pass them around the table as you take turns. Really, anything goes. The first time you play, this can be a total surprise. Just ask the kids to take a handful of M&M’s. I bet you already know who “that kid” is – the one that’s going to grab the biggest handful possible. And guess what?! He’s the one that gets to answer the most questions!

Each person takes a turn picking up one of their candies and then finding the matching color on the card. They then have to answer that question. The questions are open ended, so ideally you’ll get more than wild animal grunts for responses. Use the questions as an opening and then ask for more details.

Add Some Variety

You can set your own unique rules to enhance the excitement of the game. Here are some suggestions to vary the game a little:

Each person must answer using a minimum amount of words (no one word answers!)

The person sharing must talk for a straight 30 seconds (set a timer!)

Each family member has to come up with a follow up question for the person to answer

To start playing, simply grab a pack of M & M’s, print out the 4×6 cards and start the fun!

Hopefully over time those grunts will turn into intelligible answers and the kids will enjoy sharing the details of their day.

4th of July I Spy Printable

4th of July I Spy Printable

4th of July I Spy Printable

Before you spy fireworks in the sky, use this fun 4th of July I Spy printable to spot fireworks, flags, stars and more! This free printable is perfect activity for a group at your 4th of July picnic. 

To play individually, simple print out and count up the totals of each item on the list. Or to play as a group, make a copy for everyone and then start the timer. See who can finish first! Or set up a team game and do this relay style. Simply have one person find the first item, then pass to the next person.

free printable i spy for 4th of july

​However you decide to play it, these printables are perfect for a variety of ages. That means you can join in the fun too! This is a great activity to help the younger ones with counting. And the kids who are a little older can still be challenged enough to make it fun for them as well.

Printable games are a great way to encourage time away from screens and these fun I Spy pages aren’t just for counting. Your child will be having screen free fun while also learning:

  • Color recognition
  • Enhanced visual discrimination
  • New vocabulary
  • Memory skills
  • Teamwork (if played as a team)

I Spy is also perfect for when you’re on the go. Simply pack some I Spy sheets in the car and pull them out when the kids need a distraction. This is a great alternative to handing them electronics! They will be having fun, keeping busy, and learning all in one. 

Now print this 4th of July I Spy sheet out and get busy with the egg hunt started.

You may also like these other I Spy Printables:

St Patricks Day I Spy

Valentines Day I Spy

Easter, Bunnies & Chicks I Spy 

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