December 1st is the official worldwide day of service. To kick things off, I thought I’d share my simple solution for encouraging service at home. I call them service stars. They’re quick, easy and pretty darn adorable. 🙂
I’ve never been much of an advent girl. We have three birthdays and a ton of family/school events throughout the month of December so I inevitably fall behind on any daily plan. I designed these service stars to help my family remember to #LIGHTtheWORLD this month without the pressure of daily projects. Watch the video below for all the details.
To make them, you’ll just need some paper, scissors and a hot glue gun. You can find the cute, little free fortune strip printable here on Sugardoodle by clicking here. This 5-min instruction video will give you all the tips and tricks to making your own set.
To watch the beautiful video and service campaign that inspired these free kits hop on over to Mormon.org and get involved! To find out more about the 3 service-inspired kits featured here on Sugardoodle just click the pics below. Merry Christmas!
Repentance can be a tricky subject when teaching teens. Often our attempts to teach the commandments can lead to feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Teaching kids to see themselves the way their Father in Heaven sees them can really help them understand their worth – regardless of where they are in the repentance process.
Here’s a quick video that demonstrates one of my favorite easy object lessons for teaching Individual Worth.
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.
All of us deal with adversity. Often we struggle to understand why a loving Heavenly Father would cause us such grief and why his timing is often so unfortunate. Teaching youth and adults the benefits of adversity can really help strengthen their testimonies and teach them to see the good in the struggle. I use this simple object lesson to help my classes understand the purposes of adversity in our daily life.
For a few more perfectly-simple adversity object lessons, check out the links below…
Cranial Hiccups uses a delicious and bitter chocolate analogy to teach about adversity here.
The Hills House narrows in on how the Holy Ghost can help us manage adversity with her great soda can analogy. She also includes this fabulous FREE printable.
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.
You can find the inexpensive printable lesson templates on the Sugardoodle Etsy shop. Click here to hop over and grab a copy for yourself.
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