The LDS mutual theme for 2017 is James 1:5-6. I haven’t made any printables in a while, so when my own young woman asked about something for the theme I made this. It’s just a quick basic (read: little ink used) sign with the scripture on it in a kinda cute way. I’m putting it here for free, because I love to share printables.
I have a book from Finch Family Games that I got several years ago (like 8 or so). I got some of the games from there.
From Melonheads LDS Illustrations I got some word finds (great for my 6 year old who is learning to read) and made a matching game.
From Sugardoodle I found a crazy cartoon tracing set (perfect for my 9 year old).
Sugardoodle also had a file folder link called commandment cones, but I wasn’t thrilled with the copy, so I made my own. You can get it free here: Commandment Cones. You match commandment with its number order (this photo shows the correct placement, in case you need a refresher). The past month or so our church has been talking about the ten commandments, so this is nice for the kids to get to know what they are.
You can download the songs HERE if you want. And after I got them all printed I realized that I should make sure I had all the songs for this years primary program, so I had to make an extra page which also includes some of next years program. You can get the extra page HERE.
Last summer we planned a “best summer ever”, with the help of an online forum/message board for moms. We had a weekly theme, and did activities and went places having to do with the theme. You can see a quick run-down of what we did HERE. We had lots of fun, and the kids didn’t complain much that they were bored (see the I’m Bored Jar).
This summer I have made a ‘bucket list’ for our summer. Things won’t be as planned out, but I think they will still be fun. Here is what’s on our list
Make an obstacle course (or hold an Olympics)
Make finger puppets and have a play
Make something origami
Make Milk Carton Boats
Handprint Sunflower (and other handprint art)
Build a Fairy House
San Juan Islands
Hike by the school
Bird Watching/ Aviary
Road Trip – Visit friends
Parade and Fair
Mt Rainier – Paradise and Sunrise
Visit a ghost town
Summer Solstice Celebration (June 20, 2012)
Skip Rocks (teach the kids)
Backyard movie theater
Fly a kite
Go to Garage Sales
Play in the water
Play/make Mad Libs and share your stories
Play hide and go seek
Build a clubhouse or a fort
Start reading a classic as a family read 20-30 minutes of it out loud a day
Play dress up
Celebrate a silly holiday
Lava floor. Don’t touch the floor to survive
Have a Tea Party
Host a cooking party – invite some friends
Knit (teach the kids)
Make a Movie
Play in the Rain
Learn a joke
Here is how I printed it to post in our house, with a box to put a checkmark once we’ve completed the item.
What are you doing this summer?
Clicking on the photo will get you to the download from 4shared, or CLICK HERE for dropbox.