Tag Archives: FHE

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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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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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

 

Table Talk

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Dinner time is a great way to let time stand still for a bit and really connect with your family. Yes… that means no phones at the table. I know we are all at different stages in life. Some of us are cutting dinner into bite size pieces for our little ones and others are parents of teenagers with crazy schedules, or are empty nesters and may be sharing a meal with friends. How do we make dinnertime special and fun? It is easy to get lost in the repetition of life and not take advantage of these special everyday moments. BTW – Did you know that most of our fondest memories are centered around the home?

I found this gem of an idea on Joel & Kitty’s Blog here  and thought I would give it a try with my family. My head is filling up with random comments already… I’m thinking about shaving my head bald. I’m starting to itch so bad. Potatoes smell like flowers. Pigs can fly if they want to. I ate so much peanut butter, my mouth wouldn’t open. My life starts today. Only two people are going to heaven (me and___). I stole a cookie from the cookie jar. (Google Random Sayings for help)

It can be tweaked for most age groups and would be a good way to add some fun and socializing to our dinner tables.

Simply tape or use a Post It Note to place comment securely on the bottom of each plate and that is the comment they have to incorporate into dinnertime talk. Keep the notes private. If no one catches it 5 pts. Then for every other comment you catch you win 1pt. The winner of the Table Talk conversation takes home a treat or a round of applause or a family song, sung in their behalf, etc… you get the idea.  Fun! Fun! Meal time may never be the same!

Have a wonderful day…  Brenda

General Conference Ideas: Family Fun Round-Up

After working on the #Hallelujah, Christ-centered Easter campaign I decided to change things up at our house this year. We skipped baskets and bunnies and enjoyed a mellow, scripture-filled holiday (thanks to all the hard work and printables from our #hallelujah kit makers). I can’t believe it took me 16 years of motherhood and 6 kids to figure out what a real Easter feels like.

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It wasn’t perfect. My kids missed the candy and there was some definite whining when they heard what all their friends got in their baskets. But there were also sweet moments, like hearing my 7 year old tell me he knew all the answers in Sunday School because we had just talked about the Easter story at breakfast. It felt sweet and simple and right for us.

All that being said, I’m a fun mom at heart. I still love the crazy Easter traditions and games we used to do. Luckily General Conference is coming up next so I’ve decided to shift some of the family fun over. That way we get a nice, sacred Easter and the kids will have even more reason to look forward to conference weekend…as if staying in your PJs all day and jumbo cinnamon rolls weren’t enough.

I jumped on Pinterest today to try to gather up some fun mom inspiration for conference weekend and I found tons of great ideas. For example, I thought this idea of pitching a tent in the living room (King Benjamin-style) would be awesome for my little kids.

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My teenagers are a little harder to impress but I thought this final-four-style bracket idea would really win them over…especially if the prize involves extra treats and bragging rights.

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There were so many great ideas and printable activity sheets out there in the blogosphere. If you’re looking to add a little fun to you family’s conference you should click over and start pinning away. You can find (and follow) the board by following this link.

Have a wonderful week everyone. I hope your conference weekend is full of fun, learning and a heaping helping of delicious food!

MeckMom HeadshotThis guest post was submitted by Maria Eckersley. Maria is a stay-at-home mom of six by day and a sleep-deprived graphic designer by night. You can find more of her ideas and printables on her new site MeckMom.com or in her Etsy shop .

Featured bloggers for the Easter Kit from Heidi Swapp

As all of you know, we at Sugardoodle have been trying to spread the beauty of the mormon.org Easter video this season. We reached out to six amazingly talented women to create a series of free printable Easter kits to support the campaign.

Over the past few weeks some of our favorite bloggers have been posting about the kits and their own Christ-centered family traditions. There were tons to choose from but we wanted to introduce you to a few of our favorite posts from each kit. We hope you click over, read their posts, comment and get inspired to bring more meaning to your family’s Easter.

Featured Bloggers from Kit #3: Hand-brushed nested envelopes from Heidi Swapp

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Check out her kid-friendly matryoshka doll painting activity

Jessica Poe is a mother of three and a collector of divine details. Her first book, Everyday MOMents: Discovering Christ in the Details of Motherhood, just released. She’s also a homeschooler by day and writer by naptime. Jessica and her family live under the lively green trees of Oregon; where her heart flutters for bird watching, berry picking and basking in small, natural moments. Find more posts at jessica-poe.com.

 

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Make your own Heidi Swapp inspired T-shirt with a her cool tutorial

Jennifer Evans lives in the Pacific Northwest with her supportive husband and two children. She loves Jane Austen novels, coffee, a warm blanket, and Cadbury chocolates. Jennifer started blogging over nine years ago, to share her love and passion for paper crafting, diy, and home decor. Create Often is a blog that encourages readers to take time out to document the little things in life. It is these little things that we will want to remember tomorrow.

 

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Check out how she added a pop of color and fun patterns to Heidi’s envelope idea

I blog at Creative Mommas with my two sisters and we share all things creative. We love sewing, DIY, party planning, crafting and so much more.

 

There are so many other wonderful bloggers participating in this campaign. Please click over to the #hallelujah main page to see the full list and get links to the kit maker’s posts.