Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Choice & Accountability 2 and Divine Nature 6 Doorhangers

I try my hardest to come up with something original for each value experience, but some things are just worth repeating.
Our Stake Young Women President made a comment at our stake meeting about birthday door hangers that made me think to make these.
Choice & Accountability 2

Divine Nature 6

The girls have commented that having their calendar checklists somewhere visible to help keep them on track with the two and three week values is really helpful.  We couldn't think of a better way than having it on her door every time she walks in and out of her room.One of the young women I showed these to asked if I'd make more.  Hopefully I'll be done with that project by the end of the week.

For the two I have made already, the link for the file on scribd is beneath the individual photos of the door hangers on the one of the girl's doors. The door hangers print two to a page with easy line guides for cutting.

Hope your young women find them as helpful as ours!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Choice & Accountability Value Experience 4

Since this value experience talks about repentance I decided to use an eraser.  I found the white erasers with a paper cover at Walmart 2/$1.00.  They are the store generic "office" brand.  (The package is in the back of the photo) The template will fit perfectly around their erasers.  If you have another size eraser you'd like to use let me know and I can adjust the handout for you.  I printed the sheet on cardstock, it prints nine to a page.

The lines are extremely faint on the printed page.  I did this so there wouldn't be any stress about lining them up on the edges perfectly.  If you line up one of the wide sides to the eraser and fold from there I don't think you'll have any problems.  The Choice & Accountability 4 end will fold over the bottom of the eraser cover and I glued it together with a good old fashioned glue stick.

These turned out better than I hoped!

Choice & Accountability 4 Eraser Covers

New Personal Progress Reminders

I'm excited to share some new personal progress reminders.  I've posted a lot with little treats before, but the girls in our ward don't always get a little treat.  Sometimes it's one of the girls sharing, and sometimes a little quote or thought they can throw in their scriptures.  I have a few of both this time.  I know you are all quite capable of putting your own quote in some clipart, but for the days you don't have time here are some resources for you.

On a side note...all of the examples I show in my photos have been printed in fast draft.  I love making things for our girls, but the reality is I cannot afford to print everything with photo quality ink each week.  I have an HP photosmart printer, so I know fast draft may not work for everyone, but if you try and you like it... Sometimes my printer gets tired, and you can probably tell a couple of these were printed in fast draft.  I, however, will not lose sleep over it.

I hope each of you find something fun to use in your individual organizations!

What are your dreams?

This is a great quote from an article in the New Era, Five Reasons to Love Personal Progress by Jan Pinborough. I have another handout with a quote from the same article that will hopefully be up in the next few days.

Take Time Handout

This one prints eight to a page.  I punch a hole in the left corner and tied it to some party favor watches I picked up at Walmart.

How to Eat an Elephant Handout

I'm not sure how exactly I stumbled on this article, but I got the idea for the handout after reading an article on the church website, How to Eat an Elephant - Or Plan Your Life (As the Case May Be).  Hmmm...this could end up being a cute theme for a New Beginnings night. They print four to a page.

 Life Saver Handout

I used peppermint lifesavers just because the white life savers look more like life preservers to me.  The life savers are attached with glue dots.  I did fold one end of the wrapper in a bit so it wasn't covering too much of the message.  These print nine to a page.
Step by Step Reminder

This is a quote from Mary N. Cook, from her talk in the April 2010 conference, Never, Never, Never Give Up.  The handouts print six to a sheet.

Faith Value Experience #1

These are for our personal progress basket.  I pulled some rocks from our yard, (I live in Arizona, there are lots of rocks in my yard.), used vinyl lettering to write Prayer on each of the rocks.  I used the vinyl because I can, however, paint pens would work just as well, and if the girls are decorating their own, I would encourage using paint pens. For the bags I found some sticker sheets that had 45 stars on them.  This was enough to cover morning and evening prayers for the entire 3 weeks.  The stickers are under the rocks in the bags.  I also attached a card with the scriptures they have to read and the follow up.  There is a little calendar on the back of the card in case the girls choose to track their daily progress that way.

For the bags I printed conference talks.  I would prefer the girls find their own, but I also like to have everything they need right there.  I pulled from the following talks:

Richard G. Scott, The Transforming Power of Faith and Character, October 2010 Conference
Kevin W. Pearson, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, April 2009 Conference
Richard C. Edgley, Faith - the Choice is Yours, October 2010 Conference
David A. Bednar, Ask in Faith, April 2008 Conference
Henry B. Eyring, A Living Testimony, April 2011 Young Women Broadcast

The cards I used suggested the girls use their stickers and prayer rock to track their progress.  I made some cards without the prayer rock blurb so you can use the card alone with the tracking sheet on the back if you wish.  The cards are designed to print front and back. One stop shopping at it's best!

Faith 1 Flower Card with Prayer Rock Reference
Faith 1 Stone Card with Prayer Rock Reference
Faith 1 Flower Card without Prayer Rock Reference
Faith 1 Stone Card without Prayer Rock Reference

My favorite part about this value experience is all of this can easily be adapted into an activity night.  It's also one that the girls who have completed this value experience can still participate.

For an activity I would recommend reading the scriptures together in small groups, and watching two of the conference talks together.  This is a great opportunity for those working on their honor bees to lead a small group in the scripture study or lead a discussion group after the videos.  To end the night everyone can make a prayer rock to take home and get started on their goal.  Have fun!