Category Archives: Primary

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: A Super-Sweet Object Lesson for Baptism Talks

This easy object lesson teaches about the blessings of baptism and how we can renew our covenants through repentance and the sacrament. As a bonus, the supplies you use double as an inexpensive gift for the baptism kids.

Check out the video below to find out how to use this cotton-candy object lesson in your next baptism talk, FHE lesson or primary class.

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Find more LDS teaching tips and printables on the Sugardoodle Blog and my site MeckMom.com.

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How does culture influence primary teaching in Hawaii?

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While on our trip to Laie Hawaii we interviewed several primary teachers that work at the Polynesian Cultural Center to find out how culture has an influence on their teaching.

In this interview we visit with Misty Rose a floor manager at one of the restaurants at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie Hawaii.  She has taught a CTR 7 class for nearly 3 years and has always been in primary callings as an adult.  We learn from her how she deals with the challenges of teaching a class with so many different cultures blended together.  Her class and many primary classes in Hawaii can easily have children with heritage from Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, Hawaii and many other diverse places.  It’s fascinating to hear her experiences. Our site visitors can enter to win a trip for 4 Hawaii here.

Bottom line is the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and touches lives all over the world. Follow the spirit which will guide and inspire you how to best touch your class as you pray for inspiration.

MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: 30-second Trick for Teaching Scripture Stories

The internet is full of beautiful printables to teach the scripture stories. Unfortunately, sometimes you only have a few minutes to throw together a meaningful FHE or Primary lesson. In this short video I teach my favorite quick and easy trick for helping young kids act out the scripture stories. Using simple supplies you can find in any Church library, you’ll be able to whip up a finger-puppet primary lesson in a matter of minutes.

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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 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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