Author Archives: Melanie Biddulph

2017 Primary Birthday and Gift Ideas

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Hi friends,
Today I want to share with you some AWESOME and EASY gift ideas to help make planning primary for next year a BREEZE!  In the Sugardoodle Etsy Shop, we have a great Birthday and Gift Pack.  This kit includes LOADS of different printables that you can use in SO many different ways! It is also a great way to emphasize the theme throughout the year.  Today, I want to show you TEN different ways that these printables can be used, but really, possibilities are endless!

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-011. “Chews” The Right Gumball Machine
Seriously, how cute is this? And SUPER easy.  I consider myself a creative person, but have not been gifted with much ability to “craft.”  I whipped this baby up in minutes, and with no tears (which is usually how my “craft” projects end).  For this, I bought a plastic ornament, a red cup, and gumballs.  I slid a hair band over the red cup to trace where I wanted to cut, cut it, and then cut a small hole for the ornament to go into.  I filled the ornament with gumballs and placed it into the cup.  To make it more secure, hot glue would probably work:) I then just taped on the 2″ “Chews” the right sticker from the Printable Pack.  Easy Peasy.  And so stinkin’ cute!  My 5 year old has been begging me for it since I made it:)Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-042. Bottle Caps / Zipper Pulls
For these, I cut out a variety of the 1″ circles from the Printable Pack to make these adorable Bottle caps.  These would also work great as zipper pulls.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-103. Candy Bar Wrapper
For this cute and easy gift, I simply bought a chocolate bar and wrapped in our “Choose the Right” candy bar wrapper.  I then attached the 2″ Happy Birthday Circle.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-094. “Chews” the right Gumball Tube with Card
Seriously, kids love gumballs.  So I just HAD to do another gift with them.  I bought this clear tube at a local craft store and filled it with large gumballs.  Then on the front, attached the 1″ “Chews” The Right circle.  On the top, I attached a 3/4″ Happy Birthday circle (which you cant see in the pic).  You can also include this cute Birthday Card.  Using the Birthday card from the kit is a great way to personalize the birthday gift.  Write a quick note on the back letting the child know how special they are and why you are glad they are in primary.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-025. Mason Jar Goodies
Seriously, who wouldn’t LOVE getting this jar of chocolate goodness?  For this gift I used the variety of 3/4″ circles available in the package, cut them and used double stick tape to attach to the bottom of min Reese’s peanut butter cups, Rolo’s, and Hershey Kisses.  On the top of the jar, I put one of the 3″ circles available in the kit, and then tied a 2″ birthday circle on.I personally think this is a GREAT gift to give to teachers and leaders.  For the children, I would do the same idea, but put less in a treat bag and use one of the Treat Bag Topper Printables available.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-056. Treat Bag
Speaking of treat bags…Here is an idea you can use to fill treat bags.  The treat bag toppers are 4″, so I just filled 4″ bags with some Hi-Chews and stapled on the Treat Bag Topper available in the Printable Package.  I also taped on a 2″ “Chews” the right circle.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-037. Pencil and Notepad with Pencil Topper
I love the simplicity of this idea. And kids love pencils and notepads! I just taped on a Choose the Right 2″ circle as a pencil topper and included the birthday card.  Done and done.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-088. Mini Chocolate Candy Bars
I LOVE this idea!  Wrap nugget chocolate bars and place in treat bags, mason jar, or cellophane bag like I did here.  I also cut a square around the 2″ circle to top the bag.

Primary2017-BirthdayBlogListingPics-069. “Chews” the Right Gift tag with Gum
For this gift, I used the birthday gift tag available in the Birthday Package and taped a package of gum in the middle of it.  I then taped a 1″ “Chews” the Right circle to the top of the tag.

Primary2017-BirthdayListingPics-0710. Pencils with Pencil Toppers
You guys. This. This is my favorite.  I mentioned earlier that kids love pencils.  Don’t ask me why, but they do.  I wanted to show you a FUN way to present the pencils to the kids.  I just bought Styrofoam in the shape of a cake, covered it with paper and glued sprinkles onto it.  Then, just decorate the top any way you’d like.  Arrange the pencils with the 2″ circles used as Pencil toppers throughout the cake.  Let the child choose their pencil when it is their birthday and simply re-fill each week.  Kids go BANANAS for this!  It is SO fun and a great non-candy birthday gift!

There you have it folks!  This printable Birthday and Gift Pack can really be used in SO many ways! I hope you have fun making great gifts for your children and leaders.

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Melanie B.SageWood Ave. Designs


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FREE 2017 Mutual Theme Young Women Printables

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Hi friends,
I was SO excited when the church announced the 2017 Mutual Theme and have LOVED creating these printables.  I know this theme is inspired because it teaches us a principal that is VITAL to our spiritual development and growth.  In our day of instant gratification and turning to google for just about everything, it is important for us to learn where the source of true knowledge and peace comes from.

I have created LOADS of printables to go along with this theme and am offering some of them FREE to our sugardoodle.net readers.  I hope they can help you in instilling this theme into the Young Women you teach and into all of our daily lives.

SDYW2017-BlogPics-01I am in LOVE with this theme Poster!  You can download the poster sizes below!  If you are looking for smaller handout sizes of this print, you can find them here.

Click here for the 8×10 PDF File
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Click here for the 11×17 PDF File
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Click here for the 16×20 PDF File
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SDYW2017-BlogPics-02Click here for the Bookmark PDF file
Click here for the Missed You Cards PDF file

Additional Mutual Theme YW Printables

YW2017-Listing-02These printable posters are PERFECT to decorate your Young Women room with! 5 different posters in varied sizes to meet your needs!
You can find this kit here!

YW2017-Listing-07THIS is the kit you need to make ALL your Young Women events a BREEZE!  This kit is LOADED with printables that will enhance any New Beginnings or Evening in Excellence!  The banner in this kit comes in THREE sizes so that you can use it for just about anything!  I also LOVE the options for gift giving included in this pack.
You can find this kit here

YW2017-Listing-11And lastly, make sure to check out this Birthday Pack!  Using these birthday printables is a great way to carry on this theme in your gift giving.  There are SO many options to choose from and can be used with just about ANY gift!
You can find this kit here

Want all these items in one convenient package?  You can find all these items in a bundled package here.

Heart,
Melanie B.SageWood Ave. Designs

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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.
SageWood Ave. Designs

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!

2017 LDS Primary Printables2017 LDS Primary Bundled Package
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LDS Primary 2017 Classroom Door Signs2017 LDS Primary Classroom Door Hangers
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2017 LDS Monthly Theme Posters2017 LDS Monthly Theme Posters
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2017 LDS Primary Assignment Wristbands2017 LDS Primary Sharing Time Assignment Wristbands
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2017 LDS Primary Bulletin Board2017 LDS Primary Bulletin Board
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2017 LDS Primary Classroom Door Signs2017 LDS Primary Classroom Door Signs
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2017 LDS Primary Assignment Cards

2017 LDS Primary Sharing Time Assignment Cards
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2017 LDS Primary Presidency Planner2017 LDS Primary Presidency Planner
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Printable Locker Decor Quotes

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Hi friends,
Have your kids started school yet?  Our neighborhood starts in a few weeks.  I thought it would be fun to make these printable locker quotes.  They are short and simple, but can have such an impact on daily life.
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These quotes are great to use as a gift  for Young Men and Young Women who are starting school. These can be used in lockers, but would also work great as room decor (and not just for teens).  I plan on using the “be still” quote in my family room, and the “Return with Honor” quote right next to the front door.   I think all of these quotes can be helpful to any of us at different times.  How would you use these quotes?

This package comes with 4 quotes in 3 different sizes (3×5, 4×6, and 5×7) and can be purchased here.

Heart,
Melanie B.
SageWood Ave. Designs

30 Techniques to quiet a noisy class

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Hi friends,
My hubby and I were just called as primary teachers.  EEEK!!!  We are both super jazzed about it, but honestly a bit nervous.  The last time we taught together was when we were newlyweds and taught 15-16 year old Sunday School together.  While we loved our class, we always did have a problem with getting them to be quiet and focused enough to even start the lesson.  In preparation for teaching primary, I found this article and thought there were some really great techniques that can be applied to primary and the youth.  I thought I would share it with you as well!  Do you have any additional techniques that you have found to work well?
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Melanie B.

YW Come Follow Me – FREE PRINTABLE

 

SDBlogPrintable-02Hi friends,
Today I am sharing a printable that I have created from this month’s Come Follow Me lesson, “What does it mean to take upon myself the name of Jesus Christ?”This FREE printable is part of our package that is available here in our shop.  It’s size is 4×4 and comes with 4 per 8.5×11 page.  Print these off for your Young Women on regular card stock or sticker paper and instruct them to put it somewhere where they will see it often (computer screen, TV screen, mirrors, doorways, etc.).
Click here for the printable.

Enjoy!
Heart,
Melanie B.