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Week 3: Nephi was blessed for choosing the right.

Thanks for staying on board for Week 3 of building our CTR Lapbook for February.  I’m planning on creating at least one a month to accompany the LDS Primary Sharing Time Outline for 2012.   Just click over  if you still need to print the cover, week 1 or week 2.  Still wondering what the heck we are making?

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nephi’s wheel

Nephi had a lot of choices to make, but one that stood out to me after singing “Nephi’s Courage” was building the ship to sail to the promised land.  I get nervous trying to fix little things around my house and usually just call my dad for help.  I’m sure Nephi didn’t have a clue of where to begin, but he turned to the One who knows all and got some hard answers.  When Nephi went to the mountain to speak with the Lord (1Nephi 18), the Lord didn’t say “Go over that hill and you will find the ship I want you to use.”  No He said, “Go over that hill and dig up some ore.  You’ll find some animals to kill to the east.  Use the skins to make a bellow so you can heat the fire to melt the ore to make some tools to build a ship, to carry your family across the seas.”  (It almost sounds crazier than an old lady who swallowed a fly!) But Nephi did it.  And so can we, but only with God’s help.  Remind your child that God will help us to do hard things while he moan how hard handwriting is, as he traces the letters before assembling Nephi’s wheel.  After the wheel is assembled, your child can practice beginning word sounds by opening and closing the window to cover or display the letter that each picture starts with.

people blessed by choosing the right

2 pockets people who are blessed

With this mini book, just cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted lines.  You can glue Popsicle sticks inside to make it into a puppet.  You can put a brad through the tip and make a fan book or just keep them bookmarkish and store them in the “When we choose the right, we are blessed” pocket.

One more week left until we finish up our February CTR Lapbook.




Week 2: Jesus’s disciples were blessed by choosing the right.

On to minibooks for week 2 of the LDS Primary Sharing Time theme of 2012 .  Don’t forget to print the other elements if you are just joining us.

During sharing time, your children may have heard the stories of Jesus’s disciples and how they chose the right.  They may have learned about Mary (Luke 10:38–42), Peter and Andrew (Matthew 4:18–20), or Paul (Acts 9:1–9, 17–20).  They may have even brought home a puppet and are anxious to tell you all about it.  After they do, put the  puppet in a pocket glued into the  lapbook and bring it back out for  a retelling at FHE.

If no one came home with a cute stick puppet, you can print  out a woman here or a male here  and color it at your own FHE about Jesus’s disciples choosing the right.

Also for fun, I made a little math fishing game.  All of the instructions are included on the printout, but here’s what you’ll be doing:  Cut out the pocket and fish along the lines.  Put a paper clip over the mouth of each fish.  Hot glue some string to a Popsicle stick and add a magnet on the other end of the string to make a little fishing pole.  Younger kids can “fish” a fish and count the squares.  Older kids can “fish” two fish and practice basic math skills.  I recommend using a hot glue gun to glue the pocket.  It might be a little tight fitting all of the fish and the fishing pole into the pocket.  I’m sure your stick puppets would make room for a little “pole”.

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