Category Archives: Young Women Come Follow me

Teaching Teens about the Priesthood and Priesthood Keys

The ‘Come Follow Me’ lessons in June focus on helping teens understand the Priesthood and Priesthood Keys. This can be a tricky topic to teach because it is a huge area and it’s hard to find ways to break it down into small, weekly lessons.

In this video, I share a few of my favorite object lessons that teach about keys and about the Priesthood. Hopefully it will help you stimulate great discussions and find ways to help the kids in your class understand and relate to this core principle of the gospel.

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Maria Eckersley is a graphic designer and stay-at-home mom of six. You can find more of her teaching tips on her site, MeckMom.com and her YouTube channel Maria Eckersley.

 

 

Teaching Teens About Personal Revelation

Most teens (and many adults) struggle with understanding personal revelation. It’s one of those tricky topics that can actually make us feel inadequate and disconnected from our Father in Heaven, rather than closer. This teaching tip focuses on helping teens understand what the Holy Ghost prompts us to do/become…rather than just how it feels.

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You can find the links to the scriptures I mention below:

Galatians 5:22 – The Fruit of the Spirit…

D&C 11:12 – Trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good…

Mosiah 3:19 – For the natural man is an enemy to God…

Moroni 7:16 – Everything which inviteth to do good and to persuade you to believe…

The quote about fleeting thought is from President Eyring’s April 2016 Conference Address, Trust in That Spirit Which Leadeth to Do Good. It’s a beautiful address and you should hear every word of it! Here’s the link to the full talk. The quote I refer to is listed below.

“The Lord said, “And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good—yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit” (D&C 11:12).

You may have received that blessing tonight. For instance, a name or a face of someone in need may have come to your mind during this meeting. It could have been only a fleeting thought, but because of what you heard tonight, you will pray about it, trusting that God will lead you to do the good He wants for them. As such prayers become a pattern in your life, you and others will be changed for the better.”

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Maria Eckersley is a graphic designer and stay-at-home mom of six. You can find more of her teaching tips on her site, MeckMom.com and her YouTube channel Maria Eckersley.

January Come Follow Me Printable Lesson Helps for Young Women

Hi friends,
This month’s theme for the Come Follow Me curriculum is The Godhead.  I LOVE teaching and learning about these things.  There are SO many simple truths that come from these lessons!  There have been countless times in my life where the knowledge that “I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father, who loves me” has brought me so much comfort and peace, and I know our Young Women desperately need this knowledge as well.

January Come Follow Me Young Women I LOVE all of these kits, and they are now available in a Bundled Pack! All FIVE lessons bundled into a discounted price!  You can find the Bundled Pack here.
Here are a few highlights from each of the printable lesson kits for this month.
January Come Follow Me - Nature of the Godhead
This 5×7 handout is from the lesson, “What do we know about the nature of the Godhead?” This kit also comes with other interactive handouts for the girls, as well as an ADORABLE Article of Faith printable. This printable kit can be found here

LDS YW Come Follow Me - How can I know my Heavenly Father?I am in LOVE with this printable from the lesson, “How can I know my Heavenly Father?”! What a great visual for the girls to really remember who they are!  This printable and kit can be found here.

January Come Follow Me Young Women Printable

These cute bookmarks come from the kit, “Why is Jesus Christ important in my life?”  The bookmarks along with the other printables from this kit can be found here.

Come Follow Me January - Who am I, and who can I become?For the lesson, “Who am I, and who can I become?” I made this kit to have a bit of a storybook theme, and LOVE all of the printables included.  You can find the kit here.

LDS YW Come Follow Me, What are the Roles of the Holy Ghost?

I think this is my FAVORITE printable from the entire month!  This tag is the PERFECT reminder to ASK, “What lack I yet?”  Since January is the month to set new goals, I love this reminder to ask Heavenly Father what He would have us do or change.  This printable tag is part of the printable kit from the lesson, “What are the roles of the Holy Ghost?” and can be found here.

 

All of these lessons can be purchased in the Bundled Pack found here.I hope these printables can help guide and inspire you in preparing and teaching your lessons this month!
Heart,
Melanie B.
SageWood Ave. Designs

January Come Follow Me – Why is Jesus Christ important in my life? – FREE printable

Hi friends,
I wanted to share with you this BEAUTIFUL printable that I have created for the January Come Follow Me lesson, “Why is Jesus Christ important in my life?”. I made this printable last year, but decided to update it will the testimonies from 2016 October General Conference.  And decided to give it to all of you for FREE! Download it here.
Out of all of the printables that I have created for the Come Follow Me curriculum, this printable had the strongest spiritual impact on me personally.  It has been so humbling to read the simple but profound testimonies of the leaders of His church.  It has brought a sense of purpose, direction and peace in my life as I have read and re-read these testimonies, and I hope you and the young women you teach can have a similar experience.

January Come Follow Me - FREE printableDownload this 8×10 printable here
Also, make sure to check out the coordinating printables here.

Heart,
Melanie B.SageWood Ave. Designs

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MeckMom’s Teaching Tips: My favorite online quiz game for LDS classes

Need to add a little energy and excitement to your class? Want to see how much they’re actually learning in your lessons? It’s time to try my favorite online quiz game; Kahoot! Check out this short video to find out how to incorporate this fantastic, free game into any LDS class, FHE lesson or mutual activity.

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To create your own free account go to https://getkahoot.com

To make your own free quiz game go to https://create.kahoot.it

To access the quiz in class, have the students any browser on their smart device and go to https://kahoot.it

Kahoot is an easy online quiz game...perfect for any LDS classroom

Kahoot is an easy online quiz game…perfect for any LDS classroom

 

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.