Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A Token of Luck- St Patrick's Day Gift or Craft

A Token of Luck

Here is a fun St. Patrick's Day gift you can make for a loved one. It is filled with lucky things and thoughts as well as encouragement to be a "Good Luck Giver".  This St. Patrick's Day be a Good Luck Giver and help those around you feel lucky through service and love.


Are you wondering what's inside this lucky package? This package contained an explanation paper (not photographed) as well as all you see pictured below. I would be happy to email you the explanation paper file if you would like it pre-typed. 

Instruction Page-

TOKEN OF LUCK

Happy St Patrick's Day! We wish you all the luck in the world.  Luck can come in many forms. We can also be Good Luck Givers.  Look around you and find ways you can share good fortune with others. In doing so, you may find your pot of gold. Our family feels lucky because we know you :). Have a wonderful week and know that we LOVE you and miss you.  Love...

CONTENTS:
- Nugget of Gold
- A piece of the Rainbow- Skittles 
- Quotes on luck
- Lucky Numbers- the day you were born was the luckiest day in your life.  Your lucky numbers are your birth month, day, and year.  
- Penny- "Find a penny pick it up all day long have good luck. " This is your good luck token for the day.  Carry it with you.  Then, on the following day place it on the ground where someone else will pick it up.  Spread good luck wherever you go and you too will be luckier :).
-Friendship Bracelet- bring good fortune to another.  Either give this bracelet as is or make it for a friend.  If you really cannot part with it then every time someone notices your bracelet give them a compliment.
- Leprechaun Hair (licorice)- bring good fortune to someone else.  Give this lucky lock of hair to another person and tell them why you like them. If you really cannot part with it then share it with a friend. Every time someone peels off a strand, they should give the other person a compliment.

Quote Page-

GOOD LUCK THOUGHTS
Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality.  Eliyahu Goldratt

Diligence is the mother of good luck. Benjamin Franklin

The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.  Channing Pollock 

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.  Barbara Sher

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.  Les Brown

If you succeed it isn't because of luck.  Success comes from faith, and work, and prayer.  Spencer W. Kimball

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

All the items are stuffed into a toilet paper tube.

After you have stuffed your tube wrap it in green tissue paper and tie the ends with ribbon or string.  Then, decorate with stickers or other fun embellishments.


 









Monday, February 18, 2019

Baptism Rainbow Bookmark



Baptism Rainbow Bookmark


I finally created a bookmark that helps children remember the Baptism covenants they make and the promises they receive!  This bookmark coordinates with my Baptism Rainbow Talk and is now available super cheap in MyCreativeStirrings Etsy Shop.

I have started giving a copy of the talk (also emailable in pdf form :)), the bookmark, and Skittles to each child in our ward who gets baptized.  It is my simple way of serving the children around me.  When I can find these awesome rainbow erasers ar the Dollar Tree I include those too.



 The coolest eraser ever!  These seem to come and go at our Dollar Tree.  Keep your eye peeled and when you find them purchase the whole case haha.




This is what the PDF file looks like.  There are three bookmarks per page.  

Check out my Original Baptism Rainbow Talk
Check out other items you can include in your Baptism Rainbow Gift bag.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Come Follow Me Altoid Container Idea

Come Follow Me 
Altoid Container Idea

"My Special Box" is a tiny box primary children fill each week with pictures and small tokens that represent the lesson topics learned. They can take these cute boxes home in December before they advance to the next class.



These boxes are decorated simply with decoupaged scrapbook paper, printed labels, and inked paper edges.  You could always allow the kids to decorate their own :).  I wrote the children's names on the bottom of each box with a permanent marker.

The tin box in the picture above contains every item you see in the picture below :).  This only takes up about 1/3 of the space in this tiny tin.  Room for more!

I was only in this calling for 2 weeks so will not be able to develop the idea much further...at this time.  I was super excited to still represent the Armor of God, a family (paper doll chain holding hands), and so much more!  There are so many fun topics and pictures to use and the kids LOVE holding their own items each week.  I am not sure if you can tell but there is a tiny prayer rock in the bottom left corner.  I sent them home with a large prayer rock and made a small one for their box.   

These pictures were printed off of the FREE MEDIA LIBRARY located on Lds.org.  This site is amazing!  You can download and print hundreds of photos for your home and classroom use for free!  Many of the images will even enlarge rather big!  I found it was easiest to copy and save these images in a word document.  If you would like a copy of this word document please email me.  I would be happy to send it your way.   

TIPS- 
I do not recommend sending these boxes home with the kids each week as you will probably not get them back. 

You can use items already in the box to teach many lessons throughout the year as there are a lot of repeated topics.  

Have fun!  If you think of something clever to put in, take a picture and I'll post it :)!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Thanksgiving Service Activity


Family Gratitude Journal
This Journal is a fantastic way to foster gratitude amongst family members this holiday season! 

All you need is blank paper and you could make this service activity work (instructions located below).  If possible, a stuffed turkey does make it a little more exciting.  I received this turkey years ago as a gift from my mother. She purchased it through Hallmark. After thinking up this idea, as usual, I wanted to mass produce it so had to find a cheaper bird :). I found a cheaper turkey through Oriental Trading Company for about $3.60 each.  The turkeys are cheap but work.  I also had my Girl Scout troop make their own turkeys out of felt and pipe cleaners.  They turned out fun and the girls had a blast.


INSTRUCTIONS I PLACED ON THE FIRST PAGE:

FAMILY GRATITUDE JOURNAL

Prayerfully choose a family member to serve.  Then, write them a sweet note expressing your gratitude and love.  Try to fill up a whole page.  When they are not looking, place this turkey and notebook on their pillow or in a spot they will find it.

Try to pass it along quickly so that each family member will have a turn to write to everyone in the month of November.  Those who are little can draw pictures and have others write for them.  If you have guests, allow them to join in the fun!  Once everyone has written a note to each family member, repeat the fun!  There are so many reasons to be thankful for those you love.





Happy Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

4th of July Patriotic Banner

4th of July 
Patriotic Banner

I made this banner by printing off free famous American documents on 1/2 sheets of 8.5"x11" pieces of white cardstock.  Then, I cut a triangle out of the bottom and dipped all edges of the paper in black ink.  The stars were also cut out of cardstock and the edges were rubbed in a black stamp pad.

To connect all my documents and stars I punched 2 holes in each item and connected with twine.  Some of my stars wanted to flip so I held them in place on the wall with a few pieces of tape.