Gospel Learning On Your Lap

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Hinckley’s 6 Be’s

I know that most younger children only know President Thomas S. Monson as the President of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.  In a recent Ensign message, President Monson shared his ABC’s with us.  I of course have big plans for that, but in the mean time, I’ll share something special that I made to helps us all remember a very meaningful message shared with us by President Gordon B, Hinckley.

  • Be Grateful
  • Be Smart
  • Be Clean
  • Be True
  • Be Humble
  • Be Prayerful

I realize that he added three more Be’s to the original six, but many of the things I found to make into mini-books were perfectly suited for 6.  I’m calling it good.

This was the very first and very experimental of my scrap/lapbooking.  I learned so much creating it that it became the spring board for this whole undertaking.  What a fun adventure this has been.

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Since I’m assuming you are now a pro at lapbooking, I’m just going to link the downloads here and you can get started.  I believe that teaching these these virtues will increase the harmony in our homes and the love we feel for our fellow mankind.

The digi kit i used was from Audra’s little scraps.  Please remember these are only for personal or church use and should never be sold.

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***Updated:  I scanned some of the “missing books” that were in my original “Be” book.  The download does not include instructions so read through these tips before you print.  Click on the image to download from 4shared. 

  • Hand book.  Cut out hands.  Stack together and staple on the bottom of the palm.  You can glue the back to the lapbook or store it in the pocket from above.




This is a tab book.  Cut out all card and stack in this order: Mouth, eyes, heart, body.  Then put two staples in at the bottom.  Glue the last page to the file folder.scan0003

Now this is a fun one.  Cut out the first page of octagon ANSWERS as one piece.  Fold all of the octagons to the center.  Cut out the Question octagons individually.  Glue the Questions to the back of the Answers.  Glue the back of the “BE GRATEFUL” octagon to the file folder.  Then refold to play.  child tries to guess how to say Thank You in the different languages.  scan0004


***Not all of the mini-books in the photo above are available for download.  My computer crashed  and I lost some tons of work.  Since creating this book, some of the papers and clip art are no longer available so I’m having trouble recreating it exactly as pictured above.  If  you really need me to get on this restoration immediately, leave a comment and I’ll move it up on my list of things to do!

If you have questions or a nice comment, please let me know below!