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LDS Young Women Values Coloring Pages

LDS Young Women Values Coloring Pages -

I've had requests for a couple of years to design some coloring pages for the Young Women and I finally got to it! I think I was motivated because I currently serve as a Miamaid advisor for the young women in our ward and I love those girls to pieces. I love reciting the beautiful Young Women theme each week including these 8 important values:

Divine Nature
Individual Worth
Choice and Accountability
Good Works

The past couple of months I've been drawing a page at a time and I'm so excited to show you these simple designs available for free download!

Easter General Conference Activity Pages

General Conference rarely falls on the same day as Easter and when it does I think it's extra special. I wanted some Easter-themed conference activity pages for my kids and decided to create some fun pages for all ages!
Wondering what LDS General Conference is? Learn all about it HERE.
Easter LDS General Conference - free printables -
You'll find coloring pages, listening activities, speaker notes and more to help pay attention during the conference sessions -- while finding a splash of Easter mixed in!

The Virtual Missionary

This is my first book review I've posted on this blog. 

This is NOT sponsored. I just read it, loved it, and wanted to share my thoughts about it.

The Virtual Missionary - book review by Kari Sweeten

The Virtual Missionary by Greg Trimble

I've heard of a guy named Greg Trimble while scrolling through my Facebook feed once in a while and was impressed with the topics he was sharing about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I usually get leary about articles about the church that are not officially on a church website or page because there is so much negativity out there that makes me cringe. The reason I usually stopped scrolling when I saw anything from Greg Trimble is because he was sharing great stuff! He was sharing truths, scriptures, and it was so refreshing to follow someone that was such an advocate about sharing the gospel online.

Let me tell you why The Virtual Missionary resonated with me and opened my eyes a bit.

Bishop Birthday Coupons

I've heard of many LDS Bishops who provide a little ticket or coupon to come and get a treat on the child's birthday. What a great way for the primary children to get to know their Bishop better!

Bishop Birthday Coupons - free printable - Fun way for the LDS primary children to get to know the Bishop in their ward better with a handshake and simple treat!

I've designed these coupons with the 2018 Primary theme: I Am a Child of GodPrint available in 3 colors. Print on white cardstock and laminate them to use over and over. Saves on printing and makes them last a lot longer!

Each ward and bishop might do this differently, but when the primary sings to the children on their birthday each child receives a coupon to take down to the bishop's office after church for a simple treat and handshake!

Articles of Faith Punch Cards

The new year is here and so is "goal-setting" for many. 
My two youngest daughters are singing the Articles of Faith songs in primary and have made it a goal to memorize all 13 this year. 

The Articles of Faith are 13 statements that explain the basic doctrines and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. See the full list and explanation here.

I designed these punch cards for them (and anybody else who would love to use them!) have a way to mark them off as they go and motivate them to go until the end!
Articles of Faith punch cards - free download -
I've made two versions available and they print 6 per page.

General Conference Brick Game

Over the years I try to share new ways to get the kids excited for General Conference!

Yesterday I was thinking of the traditions we have every conference and one thing we do is dump out a big bucket of Legos while the kids build quietly and listen. My husband even gets on the floor and joins them sometimes!

This fun game idea popped into my head and I wanted to share it with all of the Lego-fans out there for General Conference!

General Conference Brick Game - use with your LEGOS!