LDS Mutual Theme 2017

LDS Mutual Theme 2017

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.

Ask of God - Free LDS 2017 Mutual Theme Printable

Click here to download the 8×10 jpg


File Folder Games

My kids are busy little things. They seem especially busy while in church, when they are supposed to reasonably quiet. So, file folder games to the rescue. I found several nice sites via pinterest (this is a pinterest challenge after all).
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.

Yarn lacing pages:

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.

LDS Primary song booklet

For today in my pinterest challenge I am making a song booklet. The original pin is here. I thought that since my kids sing songs in church every week, it’d be nice to practice them at home once in a while too. I typed up the words to some favorites and those frequently sung. I still have to buy a ring to keep them together, but otherwise they are finished. I laminated them using my xyron machine, such a time saver.

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.

Summer Bucket List 2012

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

To Craft

Make things out of cardboard (house, car, toys, games) 

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)
Backyard Mural
Friendship Bracelets
Bug Jars
Build a Fairy House
Balloon Animals

To Eat

Make S’Mores
Make homemade marshmallows
Make homemade ice cream
Make homemade pizza together
Lovo (a Fijian version of a luau roasted pig)
Make cookies
Make and decorate cupcakes

To Go

San Juan Islands
Hike by the school
Bird Watching/ Aviary
Library (storytime?)
Road Trip – Visit friends
Nature Walk
Parade and Fair
Mt Shuksan
Mt Rainier – Paradise and Sunrise
Olympic Mountains
Visit a ghost town

To Do

Bubbles (including giant ones)

Scavenger Hunt

Summer Solstice Celebration (June 20, 2012)
Skip Rocks (teach the kids)
Ride Bikes
Backyard movie theater
Fly a kite
Board Games
Go to Garage Sales
Play in the water
Play Frisbee
Play/make Mad Libs and share your stories

Play kickball

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
Star Gazing
Marshmallow Shooting
Cloud watching/identifying
Shadow puppets
Celebrate a silly holiday
Lava floor. Don’t touch the floor to survive
Indoor Picnic
Have a Tea Party
Water Fight
Host a cooking party – invite some friends
Knit (teach the kids)
Costume Party
Play charades
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?

Airplane Party Printables

I like to make the printables for a party, but I know that not everyone else does. So, I’m giving you mine to use if you like. The above picture is what I made. I have taken out the ‘airline’ name to give you a blank picture to print. I used orange and blue colors because it’s easy to find orange things this time of year and blue is a good complimentary color for it, but you can change the colors of any of the items to suit your needs.
Clicking on the photo will get you to the download from 4shared, or CLICK HERE for dropbox.