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Printable Missionary Christmas Tree

I was searching for a Christmas tree for my daughter who is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tahiti. I couldn't find anything to send her so I decided to create a printable Christmas tree poster!

These are easy to fold up, lightweight for affordable shipping, and a thoughtful gift she will cherish -- especially when I have family members write a Christmas message to her on the back of the ornaments and gifts (also included as free printables). 

The poster is available in a 24x36 in. size and can be printed out at most photo places. Tip: I printed mine out at Sam's Club.






My poster tree is being sent in the mail so I don't have photos of it on the wall yet, but I'm posting it so you have time to send the tree and printable ornament messages to your own missionary!

I hope your missionary has a Merry Christmas!

POST BY: Kari Sweeten

Christmas Coloring Page: Joy to the World


As the Christmas season approaches, many of our hearts turn to the story of the nativity -- a story that transcends time and speaks to the very essence of joy, hope, love, and faith. It's the story of a humble birth that changed the course of history -- the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm excited to share this Christmas coloring page featuring the reverent scene of the Nativity. 

This "Joy to the World" coloring page reminds us of the joyous event of the birth of Jesus Christ. These coloring pages are great for sacrament meetings to encourage reverence, Sabbath Day coloring, or any Christmas event. This design is great for all ages, too!

Simply print on white paper or cardstock.
Use coloring pencils, crayons, markers or even watercolors (if it's printed on cardstock). 


Thank you for visiting Latterday Lane today. May this season be filled with moments of peace, love, JOY, and gratitude.

POST BY: Kari Sweeten

50 LDS Youth Activity Ideas

Are you looking for some exciting and meaningful activities for the young men and women in your ward?
Here's a variety of activities that include sports, creating, learning, goals, and more! I've compiled a list of activities that have been successful in the past and I hope they spark creative ideas!

The important thing is to have the youth involved as much as possible when creating and planning activities. They can customize activities that would be best for each young man or woman in their classes and quorums. Encourage the youth to think of the interests and needs of the individuals they serve.

Lets dive into a list of over 50 activities and suggestions!

50+ Youth Activity Ideas

1. Speed Friending Activity
2. Outdoor movie night (uplifting followed by discussion)
3. Attend local sporting event (especially if a youth member is playing)
4. Have a talent show and discuss the importance of using our talents and learning new ones!
5. Game Night: have them bring favorite games for a night of fun
6. Have a western dance night and learn to square dance or line dance
7. Play broom hockey
8. Career Night: Invite ward/neighborhood guests to talk about their occupations
9. Vision Boards: have each person create a vision board that inspires them to achieve personal goals
10. Family History Workshop
11. Plan a trip to the temple to perform baptisms for ancestors
12. Scripture book club
13. Swimming party
14. Youth Olympics
15. Go on a hike together (you could include a scavenger hunt)
16. Play and learn pickleball
17. Visit a nursing home. (We had a talent show for the elderly and they loved it!)
18. Deliver poinsettias to ward/neighbors who need a bit of cheering up around the holidays
19. Glow in the dark volleyball
20. Play 9-square if it's available! Its always a favorite!
21. Book of Mormon cake decorating (want to get competitive? have the bishopric be the judges!)
22. Create care packages or write letters to missionaries
23. Laser tag
24. Sledding and hot chocolate
25. Attend a local theater or museum (especially if one of the youth are performing -- it's a great way to show support)
26. Have a picnic and inspiration speaker
27. Go kayaking
28. Amazing Race (doing service along the way)
29. Karaoke night
30.  Have a taste-testing activity (Oreos, sodas, salsa, etc.!)
31. Throw a themed party (Hawaiian luau, Pioneer, masquarade, etc.!)
32. Learn how to bake bread and donate it for sacrament meeting
33. Have a painting night (watch a Bob Ross tutorial or invite an artistic ward member to teach watercolor)
34. Photo Scavenger Hunt with a gospel related theme
35. Parent Night (mother/daughter luncheon, father/son activity, etc.)
36. Go see the Christmas lights or a live nativity locally
37. Self Defense Night (have a police officer, karate professional, etc. teach the youth)
38. Heritage Night (bring food or play games that are popular in other cultures/countries)
39. Create posters and visuals for the primary chorister.
40.  Clean the nursery room and toys
41. Learn Calligraphy or Hand Lettering
42. Favorite Things activity
43. Gratitude journals/jars
44. Create a time capsule where they can open it after 5 years
45. Have a recipe exchange -- they can bake/cook the items and bring the recipes!
46. Assemble some freezer meals for new/expectant moms
47. Exercise Night (yoga, weights, etc. -- talk about nutrition and the importance of taking care of our bodies)
48. Automobile Activity (learn how to change a tire, take care of your car, etc.)
49. Nerf War
50. Dutch Oven and S'mores Dinner
51. Make homemade ice cream in a bag
52. Do a service project for the bishopric letting them know how much they are appreciated
53. Learn tips from a photographer (you could learn tips and trips for smartphone photos, too!)

Do you have any activity ideas that were a hit in your youth group that wasn't mentioned above? Please share in the comments below! I love to hear and share your ideas!

Thank you for stopping by Latter Day Lane today!

POST BY: Kari Sweeten

Coloring Page: Think Celestial

President Russell M. Nelson's message to "Think Celestial" is a powerful reminder of our divine potential and our journey to become more like our Heavenly Father.

I thought it would be fun to create a coloring page based on his message to have an eternal perspective -- it was inspirational and full of hope! To read his full talk in the October 2023 General Conference go HERE.

This would be fun to print out for children to color during church to help with reverence or if you're looking for a Sunday activity -- these are fun for all ages! 

Click HERE for the "Think Celestial" coloring page download!

UPDATE! I had some requests for a version of this coloring page for older kids and adults so here you go!

Click HERE to download THINK CELESTIAL coloring page!

Thank you for visiting Latterday Lane! I hope you enjoy this coloring page. Feel free to share your finished projects with us by tagging @latterdaylane on Instagram and Facebook!

Make sure to check out our other coloring pages while you're here!

POST BY: Kari Sweeten

Scripture Coloring Page: Be Still


In a fast-paced world filled with noise and distractions, finding moments of peace can be a real challenge. One way to find tranquility and relaxation is through creativity and reflection. 

Coloring can be a therapeutic and calming activity, especially when combined with soothing words of wisdom. I'm excited to share this coloring page that includes one of my very favorite verses.

This scripture invites us to pause, be still, and reflect on the presence of Heavenly Father in our lives. It's a reminder to find peace and entrust Him with our concerns and trials. Psalm 46:10 ’’Be still and know that I am God.’’

scripture coloring page

  • Download and print the coloring page.


  • Gather your favorite coloring materials, such as colored pencils, markers, or crayons. *Tip: you can even use watercolor if you print on cardstock!

  • Feel free to share your finished coloring page with us! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram @latterdaylane

Make sure to check out our other scripture coloring pages! Thank you for visiting Latterday Lane where we strive to provide ad-free, uplifting resources that inspire!

POST BY: Kari Sweeten

General Conference Coloring Poster

General Conference Coloring Poster and Page - two sizes!

Each year when General Conference comes around I like to create something new for Latterday Lane. I feel like my children (and myself) focus on the speakers better when they have something to do with their hands. Coloring doesn't distract you too much and it's relaxing and fun!

This free printable coloring poster is so much fun for a large get-together or for your small family. We leave them out for a couple of days and they are a hit for all ages!

Don't want a poster size? Print out the 8.5x11 version. Super simple!





  1. Go to (or another office supply store)
  2. Click on “services”, go to “blueprints”
  3. Click on “customize”
  5. Choose the size you want 18×24 or 24×36
  6. Click on “black and white”
  7. Click on “add to cart” and have them deliver it or you can pick it up (sometimes same day!)

POST BY: Kari Sweeten