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Week 4: I am blessed when I choose to follow the Prophets.

My little boy was so excited when he found me after church.  He was so “lucky” to be picked to give a talk!  I hope that feeling of being “lucky” to have the chance to bear his testimony never changes.  Here is his topic:  I am blessed when I choose to follow the prophet.  Now it’s my turn to feel lucky that I have this great lapbook we have been working on to turn to.  For Family Night, we took some time and played with the finger puppets below and then filled in the Matchbook: How I am blessed by following the prophets.  This will be the basis for his talk.  We also had fun playing memory match with our prophet cards. All of these activities will help us think about his talk topic throughout the week and help him be ready to present it in front of his Jr. Primary.

These finger puppets come from “Behold Your Little Ones” Nursery manual.  Click to print.  Your child can color and cut the puppets.  Stick some tape on the sides to form a little pocket where they can slide their finger in.


You have already download and printed the pocket (I will follow the Prophet) for storing the finger puppets.  Find it next to the Prophet and Apostle cards pocket.  It will fit nicely on one of the side flaps.

And FINALLY the best for last…

It’s time I shared the Infinity Card with you.  To see how it works be sure to watch this video.  I learned how to make this during my Mission in Toulouse, France.  Just one of the millions of things I learned there!  In this book there will be places for your child to write down council from the First Presidency that they have learned in primary or heard during General Conference.

Download. Print the front on Cardstock, flip the paper over and print the back on the opposite side.  I tried to make the back cover enough space so you don’t have to “casse la tete” trying to figure out which way to feed the paper into the printer.

Infinity Card front

Infinity Card Back

I’ve written the folding and gluing instructions on the PDF, but here is a really helpful video on how to assemble this mini-book.

I am amazed at how my little kids (5 years and 3 years) can retain so much so well.  They even have the scripture Amos 3:7 memorized as well as the song.  Obviously I think they are little geniuses, but really the key is exposure.  The benefit for you as a parent is that lapbooks are an easy way to have “exposure” at your fingertips.  The benefit for the learner is that it is fun to play with these little mini-books.

So this wraps up March! You may have noticed that I’ve made a lapbook for Cub Scouts.  If you are not involved in Scouts but know someone who is, pass on the link.  I bet they will appreciate it.  If you have any other requests for LDS Gospel centered lapbooks I’d love to hear about it.

I hope everyone enjoys General Conference and remember to fill in all of the mini-books that go with it!



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The finished look

Some people have requested a photo of what the finished CTR Lapbook will look like.  So here it is.  I want you to feel free to arrange your mini-books how you would like, but some months (like March) take some extra planning and a glimpse of the end before starting.  Here is what you have to look forward to with your March CTR Lapbook 2012. 

Remember, March is a double lapbook, and you will need to glue two folders together as explained here.  And you will NOT need to cut your cover to open your lapbook. 

 March Cover

Laying out the other mini-books again is a matter of preference, but there are four mini-books this month that will only fit in the center.  These are the President Monson Squash book, “How does Heavenly Father speak to members of the church?” Conference coloring activity, and the song.  The rest of the pockets and matchbooks will fit on the side  flaps. 

DSCN1980DSCN1981 So there you go.  I’ll be posting the rest of the mini-books for March at least a week before the subject is scheduled to be taught in Sharing Time.  I’m also working on a zip file for an easy one time download for the month. 



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March CTR Lapbook

Living Prophets Teach Me to Choose the Right

This month’s lapbook is BIG!  If you want to use all of the mini books I have prepared, you will need to set it up as a double folder lapbook.  Check out this video that shows you how.


Download, print, and glue the Title Page to the front of the folder.

March Cover.pdf

Also prepare the back cover by printing the Dot to Dot, cover it with contact paper and hot glue it to the back.  This dot to dot can be used over and over again with a dry erase marker or crayon.  This Dot to dot is a JPG file.  You can right click to “save image as” and open and resize it in a Word Doc or open it in a picture viewer such as Picasa.com and print it as a full sheet.

dot to dot

Continue following along to build the rest of the March CTR Lapbook.

Week 1: God speaks through living prophets.

Week 2: The First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles are prophets.

Week 3:  God’s prophets and apostles speak to us in general conference.

Week 4: I am blessed when I choose to follow the prophet.