Monthly Archives: August 2016

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: Easy Individual Worth & Repentance Object Lesson

Repentance can be a tricky subject when teaching teens. Often our attempts to teach the commandments can lead to feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Teaching kids to see themselves the way their Father in Heaven sees them can really help them understand their worth – regardless of where they are in the repentance process.

Here’s a quick video that demonstrates one of my favorite easy object lessons for teaching Individual Worth.

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FREE 2017 Primary Printables: Choose the Right

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Are we ready for this?!! 2017 curriculum has been announced and we have the printables READY for you!  I had such a great time making this kit for the primary theme, “Choose the Right.”   As I was in the starting phases of this kit, one of my favorite quotes from Elder Stevenson kept coming to my mind.  In his 2009 address, he said, “You are never lost when you can see the temple.”  I love that quote and knew that I wanted it portrayed in this printable kit.  When we come upon a choice to be made, if we are choosing to look towards the temple we truly will never be lost.  I hope you enjoy these printables as much as I enjoyed making them!
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Melanie B.
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Primary2017_Main Theme 8x10Click here for 8×10 PDF file
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Click here for 11×17 PDF file
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Click here for 16×20 PDF file
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 Click here for 3×5 PDF file
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 Click here for 4×6 PDF file
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 Click here for 5×7 PDF file
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Primary2017Binder-BlogPic-01Click below for the Teacher and Presidency Binder Covers and Spine
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Primary2017-FreeBlogListing-01Click here for “We Missed You” cards
Click here for Presidency Contact cardsClick here for CD covers
Click here for Bookmarks

If you have any questions or would like any changes made to class names, or any custom work done, please send us a message via our ETSY shop.


Additional 2017 Primary Printables

Need some additional 2017 Primary Theme Printables?  We have EVERYTHING you need for primary this year!  AND we have them in a BUNDLED PACKAGE at a HUGE discount for you!  Head on over to the Etsy Shop to check out all the coordinating printables!

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August Visiting Teaching Kit

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As I thought this week about how our words influence the love and nurturing that occurs in our homes, I was struck by the similarities to raspberries– they can be tart or they can be sweet!  This epiphany was the catalyst for this month’s message, which is full of raspberries and, of course, Sweet Tarts!

And let me just say a word about the recipe for this month–these Raspberry ‘Sweet’ Rolls are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!  I am a huge believer in easy roll recipes, so I got creative and combined a couple of my recipes for the dough and the fillings and this raspberry-cream-cheese-fluffy-dough beauty was born!  Using instant yeast it took me about an hour and half from start to finish– and if you know anything about sweet/cinnamon roll recipes, this is incredibly fast!  I hope you give it a try!

Enjoy the BONUS “missed you” door hangers for those sisters that just seem to be on vacation all summer long. 😉

CLICK HERE to see the kit for yourself!  🙂

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This printable kit includes:
  • Visiting Teaching Message
  • 4 x 6 inch vintage print
  • “Sweet or Tart” treat bag topper: fill a bag with Sweet Tarts and staple this header to the top!
  • “Raspberry” metaphor gift tag: attach to a container of fresh raspberries!
  • 3 x 5 inch recipe card for Raspberry Sweet Rolls – oh my, these are my new favorite thing! Make some ahead and bring them along on your visits and/or gift the recipe along with some raspberries and the coordinating gift tag (above). This is as sweet as it gets, my friends!!
  • “Kind words invite the Holy Ghost” lip balm wrapper: just cut out and tape around a tube of chap stick for a daily reminder to watch our words!
  • 1 inch magnet/bottle cap circles, 3 designs
  • BONUS: “Missed You” door hangers!

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MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: How to Use the New Doctrinal Mastery Seminary Program

If you haven’t already heard, there is a new program rolling out in Seminary classes this fall. Scripture Mastery memorization is being replaced with a great system called Doctrinal Mastery.

Doctrinal Mastery focuses on two major outcomes:
1. Learning and applying divine principles for acquiring spiritual knowledge
2. Mastering the doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the scripture passages in which that doctrine is taught.

There are 10 key areas of study. I wanted my kids (even my little kids) to be able to find each of them easily in their scriptures so I created a new series of scripture stickers to help them locate all 100 verses.

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I’m a big fan of this new program. Here’s a quick video about how I’ve decided to help my kids use and learn these key scriptures.

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If you’re anxious to get these stickers in your kids scriptures, you’ll also want to watch this short video about how to print and place them.

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You can find the cool sticker paper and Doctrinal Mastery printables on MeckMom.com or in the MeckMom Etsy shop. All of the printables have been coordinated to the color guidelines set out by the popular LDS Seminary Teachers Facebook Group.

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Whether you use them for Scripture Study or just to prep your kids for those critical 4 years of high school, I hope you find a way to put them to use in your Family. Have a great week!

-Maria

Primary Music Book

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I have been the Primary Pianist multiple times now and one thing that has made me a little crazy is having a folder of sheet music with all the songs that are not in the Primary Children’s Songbook.  Sometimes I can’t find the sheet music of a particular song in the moment they need me to play it.

Many of you probably already do this and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier, but I now organize the music by title, making it a cinch to find!

I leave this particular binder in the piano bench at church so that the other wards can use it as well.  This is clearly up to you, but if you label the front of the binder saying, “Please leave this in bench when not being used”, it hasn’t been a problem so far.

I also use the front cover to keep articles from the church magazines that might be helpful to Primary, like this little gem from the April 2010 Friend Magazine.  It encouraged using some of your Primary children as pianists for various songs in your Primary program and/or Primary on occasion.  We actually did this in our ward a few years back and it was a great success.  Each month the Friend magazine usually has a simplified version of a hymn or song from the Children’s Songbook.  I tear them out and include them in this binder just for this very purpose.

For any of you that have been a Primary pianist, what tips do you have?

xo

Melanie D.

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