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Lds Primary Assignment Reminders 2014 World

One of the highlights of our opening exercises each Sunday is “mail time”.  We have a little mailbox (that really could use a facelift at this point actually) and in it we put the assignments for the following Sunday (you know, opening prayer, scripture, talk etc).  This year we will also be putting in scripture hero clue cards.

Each week at the end of all our opening exercises and right before we transition into singing time, we pick a child who has been reverent to be our “mailman”.  It is quite the honor, and they do not take the responsibility lightly.  They open the mailbox and hand out the assignments to the children (the younger ones that can’t read yet get a little assistance) and then there is a little treat for the mailman.

We throw other kinds of announcements & invitations in there as well including things related to activity days, baptisms, priesthood previews, baptism previews, ward parties etc.

I was able to get our new assignment cards for the 2016 theme- I know the scriptures are true- done today so I thought I would share.  We also put the assignments in the monthly newsletter which I email & hand out in hard copy form.  Hopefully, one way or another, families are notified!

If you are like me, you have a meager primary budget and can’t afford color copies.  Therefore I end up using all my own ink so I opt for minimal color when possible with white background, hopefully that works for you! I added the theme for 2016: I know the scriptures are true.

Here’s oldest, cute as a button, modeling for me.  We just punch two holes and tie yarn and they wear them home.  Some of the kids even wear them back the next week for their prayer or talk or whatever.

Their faces just light up when the mailman reads their names & delivers their “mail”.  If you are looking to start the primary mailbox system in your ward I did find this mailbox for $13 (on sale from $30) on Amazon.  I’m debating whether to get it for us, ’cause like I said, ours is on its last leg…  I also found this one that is smaller and more of a toy mailbox (might fit in your cupboard better??).  

So if you are ready to download your free primary sharing time assignment cards for 2016 just click below! And be sure to follow me on pinterest or facebook to keep up on all things primary! 🙂  And if you are gearing up for primary program rehearsals like we are check out our raffle tickets system that we are going to try.

What new things are you starting in your primary next year??

Sharing Time Assignment Cards 2016

UPDATE: I have had several people request assignment cards that said “Article of Faith” in lieu of “other”.   Your wish is my command 😉 here ya are:

Sharing Time Assignment Cards with Article of Faith download here

UPDATE: coordinating binder covers here & bulletin board printables here

UPDATE: 2017 sharing time assignment cards now available here!

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Stories

  • “The Best Soccer Player” (March 2012 Friend)
    Angie is reluctant to befriend a new girl, even though she knows she’s a child of God.
  • “Buddy’s Heart” (August 2012 Friend)
    After his accident, Buddy had to learn that his heart mattered more than his looks.
  • “Canaries with Gray on Their Wings” (May 2012 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that we may not be the prettiest or the smartest, but we can each serve the Lord in our own special way. Includes a coloring page.
  • “The Canary with the Best Song” (August 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson uses the example of a canary to teach that the Lord looks on our heart, not our appearance.
  • “A Child of God—No Matter What!” (January 2009 Friend)
    Liliana learns that she is a child of God, even when she’s not wearing the crown she got in Primary. For younger children.
  • “Just Like Heavenly Father” (January 2008 Friend)
    Krista gives a talk in Primary about how she is a child of God.
  • “For Young Children: All Dressed Up” (April 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    Although she dresses up in different costumes during the day, Elise knows that she is really a child of God. Includes a finding activity that teaches we are all children of God.
  • “God Is Our Father” (August 2016 Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson shares some truths about our Heavenly Father and our relationship to Him. Includes an simple matching activity using pictures and information from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
  • “Heavenly Father Loves Me, and He Has a Plan for Me” (January 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    A snowflake craft and story about how every child is special.
  • “Heavenly Father Loves You” (February 2014 Liahona and Friend)
    A poster with quotes from President Thomas S. Monson about Heavenly Father’s love.
  • “It’s Your Turn” (February 2015 Friend and Liahona)
    Bishop Gary E. Stevenson, presiding bishop, relates preparation for the Olympics with preparation for life.
  • Matt and Mandy (February 2008 Friend)
    Mandy is kind to a new girl at school.
  • Matt and Mandy (January 2009 Friend)
    Even when Matt messes up, he is still a child of God.
  • Matt and Mandy (February 2010 Friend)
    Mandy tells her friend that she is a child of God.
  • “The Message of a Label” (March 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    President Thomas S. Monson teaches that outward appearances can by misleading and that we must always be willing to follow Christ.
  • “Min-Jun Measures Up” (January 2017 Liahona and Friend)
    Min-Jun is embarrassed to go into the church after he gets wet and muddy while walking to church in the rain, but his grandfather reminds him that the Lord has a better way of measuring.
  • “A New Picture for May” (October 2016 Friend)
    May learns that loves her when she makes a paper necklace in Primary.
  • “No Matter Who You Are” (July 2016 Liahona and Friend)
    Andi is sad because her parents aren’t members of the Church and they haven’t been sealed in the temple, but her Primary teacher reminds her that she is a child of God and He will bless her and her family.
  • “My Favorite Song” (January 2010 Friend)
    Elder Kevin W. Pearson of the Seventy explains why “I Am a Child of God” is his favorite song.
  • “Picture Day!” (May 2016 Friend)
    A girl is embarrassed on school picture day because she doesn’t have anything nice to wear, but her teacher reminds her that she is beautiful because of who she is.
  • “Powerful Ideas” (March 2003 Friend)
    Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles teaches that when we understand our relationship with God, we understand our relationship with each other.
  • “A Prayer in the Attic” (February 2015 Friend)
    A family miraculously remains hidden during a soldier inspection.
  • “Remember the Forget-Me-Not” (March 2013 Friend)
    President Dieter F. Uchtdorf uses a flower to remind people that God loves them.
  • “Seeing a Child of God” (November 2008 Friend)
    Grandmother’s mirror helps Mike and Billy remember they are children of God.
  • “This Little Light of Mine” (January 2017 Friend)
    Dinah feels uncomfortable after a classmate points out that her skin is a different color, but Dinah’s mom helps her remember that we are all special and can let our light shine.
  • “To the Rescue” (July 2011 Liahona and Friend)
    President Henry B. Eyring testifies that Heavenly Father loves each of us as a child of God. Includes a CTR activity.
  • “We May Be Like Him” (January 2004 Friend)
    President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles bears testimony that we can become like our Heavenly Father.
  • “What Really Matters” (February 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    When she is teased at school, Charlotte finds comfort in knowing she is a child of God.
  • “Who Is Heavenly Father?” (February 2012 Liahona and Friend)
    Elder Boyd K. Packer testifies that Heavenly Father is the father of our spirits.
  • “Who Loves You” (September 2015 Friend)
    Heavenly Father sent you to be a very special part of your family who love you.
  • “You Are a Child of God” (January 2008 Friend)
    Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Seventy testifies.
  • “You Are a Child of God” (May 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008) teaches and testifies.

Activities

  • “A Child of God” (February 2005 Friend)
    This activity allows children to create faces with different eyes, noses, and mouths.
  • Coloring page: “I am a child of God, and He has a plan for me.” (January 2008 Liahona and Friend)
  • Coloring Page: “I Am a Child of Heavenly Parents” (January 2017 Liahona and Friend)
  • Coloring page: “I am a spirit child of Heavenly Father” (January 2009 Liahona and Friend)
  • Coloring Page: “I Am My Heavenly Father’s Child” (February 2005 Liahona and Friend)
  • Family Home Evening Idea: Labels
    After reading President Thomas S. Monson’s “Labels” (March 2005 Liahona and Friend), make for each person paper tags to wear that read “Lord, here am I.” Discuss ways we can obey the Lord, like Samuel did. Remind family members that the way Heavenly Father sees us is more important than how the world sees us.
  • “Fighting Off Falsehoods” (July 2017 Friend)
    Some things you see might make you feel bad about yourself. Practice battling Satan’s lies with Heavenly Father’s truths by matching each falsehood with a truth.
  • “I Am a Child of God” (January 2008 Friend)
    A poster calendar with scriptures about God as our Heavenly Father.
  • “I Have a Father in Heaven, Who Loves Me” (January 2009 Liahona and Friend)
    Make a bookmark reminder. Includes a short lesson by Primary presidency member Cheryl Esplin.
  • “I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me” (January 2004 Friend)
    A printable “I am a child of God” picture frame.
  • “It’s Good to Be Me!” (November 2016 Friend)
    Heavenly Father made everyone different. Answer these questions to draw a picture that represents you.
  • “Sharing Time: I Am a Child of God” (March 2003 Liahona and Friend)
    Help children make a picture frame that reflects their interests.
  • “Sharing Time: I Am a Child of God” (January 2004 Liahona and Friend)
    Cut out and glue together a box that shares scriptures about our heritage as children of God.
  • “Sharing Time: I Am a Child of God” (February 2005 Liahona and Friend)
    Make a crown frame to remind you that you are a child of God.
  • Sharing Time: “I Am a Child of God” (January 1989 Friend)
    Use scriptures to fill in this color-by-number sheet.
  • Sharing Time: “Know Who You Are” (February 1988 Friend)
    Includes a short lesson, poem, and pictures.
  • “Snowflake Craft” (January 2013 Liahona and Friend)
    Just as snowflakes are different shapes and sizes, each child is unique. Includes a snowflake pattern and short story.
  • “You Are Special” (November 2008 Friend)
    A wordsearch puzzle.
  • “You Are Super!” (November 2016 Friend)
    Cut out these reminders and quotes of how you can be super in different ways.

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