Category Archives: Young Men Young Women Joint Activity

Teaching Tip: How to Organize a Lesson Plan

Planning a lesson can be an overwhelming task. There is so much content to choose from that it can be really difficult to know where to start…especially for young teachers.

My latest teaching tip will help you focus your study and jot down notes for all the key areas of a great lesson. Check out the video below to see how it works.

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You can find the inexpensive printable lesson templates on the Sugardoodle Etsy shop. Click here to hop over and grab a copy for yourself.

May Come Follow Me – “How can a patriarchal blessing help me?”

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I LOVE the Come Follow Me topic for May, “Prophets and Revelation.” It is so pertinent to us and to the youth!  I love the quote from sister Julie B. Beck, “The ability to qualify for, receive, and act on personal revelation is the single most important skill that can be acquired in this life. … It requires a conscious effort.”
Seriously. Take that in for a minute.  The SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT skill.  Is that powerful, or what!? I have often thought to myself several times regarding different social issues, “Self, I just wish the prophet would come out and tell us exactly how to deal with this.”  But really, isn’t that why we need to learn the skill of personal revelation?  It really is a skill that has to be practiced, and can differ greatly from one person to another.  We truly do have to develop the skill of learning how the spirit speaks to us.I love the personal guidance that patriarchal blessings give us and the direct form of revelation that it provides.  In this printable kit, I have included an interactive handout that is meant to be taken home (not done in class).  I had an institute instructor teach us to read our blessings line by line and break it down into 4 categories: Gifts, Counsel, Promises and Warnings.  Once you are done, keep it with your blessing as a quick reference guide and reminder.
Heart,
Melanie B.

You can find the printable kit here.

Make sure to check here later in the week for additional May Come Follow Me lessons being added to the shop, as well as other Come Follow Me lesson printables.

Love Those You Teach: Get to know the teens in your class with this easy FREE printable

Whether you love to teach or dread it, holding a teaching calling is inevitable in our church. Here at Sugardoodle we’re going to focus our Monday posts on helping you tackle one of the hardest and most rewarding of all callings…being an influential teacher.

Teen teaching is particularly tricky. It’s often hard to get them warmed up enough to talk…let alone share something meaningful. Today I’m sharing a favorite tool for getting to know the students in my classes. This free printable questionnaire can help kick-start conversations and help you understand your class on an individual level.

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You can find the FREE teen questionnaire printable by clicking the link below.

FREE Teen Questionnaire Printable (PDF with two size options)

3×4 Cards… Perfect for Gift Giving

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I feel blessed to be Mom to my five daughters. I have spent many years being involved in YW and loving the girls of all ages and enjoying every moment of it. I also understand our kids (all of us really) are fighting tough battles and I think it helps to surround ourselves with messages of goodness whenever possible.

That is why I love these handy little 3×4 cards that can be attached to a card or a sweet treat to let them know you are thinking of them or they were missed from an activity. The cool thing is each design can be printed in 3×4, 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 8.5×11, 11×14 too, making them perfect for framing and gift giving to help remind them of our Heavenly Father’s love for each of us. You can find the downloads in the Sugardoodle shop here.

Enjoy your day! Brenda

Featured bloggers for the Easter Kit from Paging Supermom

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 #1: Easter Advent from Paging Supermom

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See how perfect Bettijo’s printables look atop her lemon cupcakes and on her Easter party favors

Laura is the creative mind behind Make Life Lovely, a creative blog where she shares parties and party ideas, DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and more. Her work has been published in multiple magazines, a party ideas book, and has been featured on MarthaStewart.com, Buzz Feed, Huffington Post, Redbook Magazine, Country Living, Babble, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and four kids.

 

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Check out her beautifully set table with berry baskets full of items to teach the Easter story.

The Kiwi in the Clouds is a place to discover creative solutions for the modern mom. I help moms live a creative life without spending a ton of time thinking about the process. I provide nursery design inspiration, great gift ideas, tons of free printables and a sprinkling of parenting advice along the way!

 

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Click over to see how you can 
incorporate two #hallelujah kits into your YM & YW activities

Heather is a young women leader, blogger, wife and mother of two daughters. She writes about her passion for teaching youth leadership skills at ldsyouthleadership.com. Her top posts titles include: Why Your Youth Aren’t Buying in to the Program (and Why it Might Be Your Fault) and 7 Steps to Planning a Successful New Beginnings.

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.

Are you a blogger or social media influencer? Do you want to be alerted when we have new projects like this in the works? Click HERE to join our Sugardoodle Creative Network.