August 2014 Visiting Teaching Printable

August 11, 2014 in Family Room

Why is it that summer visiting teaching always seems to be so tricky? Instead of loads of free time and open schedules, it is harder than ever to coordinate calendars and get those visits in.

I admit I was a pretty horrible visiting teacher this summer, but now that school is starting I’m ready to be awesome, so I got it done early this month. :)

I love that the visiting teaching messages this year are all about Jesus Christ. This month‘s focus is all about His role as Messiah.

"Jesus Christ will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope." I love this quote from the August visiting teaching message.

I love this quote: “[Jesus Christ] will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope; He is our salvation; He is the way.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Life is full of hard times and challenges we have to endure, but we are never alone – no matter what! Jesus Christ is always at our side. Nothing brings me more hope than knowing my Savior is fighting my battles with me.

I delivered these notes with a little plate of cookies to my sisters this month. If you would like this note, you can download the full-size file to print out a 4×6 card by clicking the photo above or 4 quarter-sheet cards by clicking on the photo below.

"Jesus Christ will ever be at our side. He will fight our battles. He is our hope." I love this quote from the August visiting teaching message.Or you can find them on the Printables page. Happy visiting!

Teaching Primary Music: Seek the Lord Early

July 23, 2014 in Family Room

We’re getting ready to go camping, so this is going to be short and sweet.

If you’re following along with the sharing time outline, you’re probably teaching Seek the Lord Early in August. I was asked to start teaching this song to our primary kids a few weeks ago, so I put together these cute little visuals to help.


I cut each page in half so each picture represents a phrase  and put them up on the board. As we learned it, I had the kids take down a sign or two at a time until they could sing it without any help. Senior learned the whole thing in a day, and we covered about half with junior. Of course, I’m not sure how much they actually remembered when the real chorister was back the next week…

Click on the image to download and print the full-size version.







Teaching Primary Music: To Be A Pioneer

July 19, 2014 in Family Room

If you’re looking for some help with primary music time tomorrow (could this be any more last minute???) and want to teach a great pioneer song, let me be your lifesaver.

To Be A Pioneer teaches a great lesson about what it means to be a pioneer – and it’s simple enough to teach in one try! It might take a little longer to sing the two parts together, but it’s so fun and the kids love it.


The first verse is full of “You don’t have to…” things that the old-time pioneers did. Since they’re “don’ts,” those are all shaped like stop signs.

The second verse is full of “You do have to…” things that we can do today to be pioneers. Since they’re “do’s,” those are all shaped like green lights. The picture cues for the second verse gave me a great chance to talk about Nephi’s courage, Daniels’ faith, and David’s fight with might for a cause that’s right.

Each verse ends with “To be a pioneer,” so there are 2 identical signs for that.

I thought I would only have time to teach the second part to senior, so I just wrote out the words for them. The last line is only sung the first time through, so it’s a little lighter to remind them it’s different.

I cut these out, laminated them (because I am completely addicted to my laminator), and stuck them to craft sticks. Simple to make, great to work with, and easy for the kids to help hold.

Click on each preview to print the full size version. Happy singing!



Spiritual Sunday

May 11, 2014 in Family Room, Guest Room


Hi and Welcome to Spiritual Sundays! Our goal is to get as many faith-promoting blog posts together in one place as we can so we always have something uplifting to read on Sundays. This linkup is open to people of all faiths, but we reserve the right to move your content if it is any way offensive.

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1. Follow each host at least one of the accounts below (the more you follow, the more we want to follow back!)


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2. Submit as many appropriate links as you want below.

3. Visit at least the person before you on the list so we make sure everyone gets some love! It’s always nice to get comments that let the author know where you came from, too. Just a #SpiritualSundays after your comment would do the trick. Thanks for stopping by and happy posting!

April Visiting Teaching Printable

April 29, 2014 in Family Room

If you are having a crazy April like me, and you just realized it’s your last chance to get your visiting teaching done for the month… you are going to LOVE how easy I’m making it for you to be a ROCKSTAR visiting teacher!

April Visiting Teaching printables

This sweet little handout comes from this month’s message. You can either print this front and back like I did OR choose one page or the other. Cut it out, punch a hole in the corner, and attach it to a treat.

Voila! Instant visiting teaching!

April Visiting Teaching printable

Personally, I didn’t even make appointments – just showed up at their doors and handed them chocolate. Can we all admit we LOVE that kind of visit every once in awhile? I even raided my stash of mini Cadbury eggs. That stash has to last me until next year! But I pulled out a bag for my sisters.

That is sacrifice.

But seriously, the month ends tomorrow. It’s not like they’re going to think I’m going above and beyond the call of duty…

Let’s all try to do better in May. Mm-kay?

April Visiting Teaching printable

Click on the previews for each download page. I printed the scripture and definition on one side and the quote without the border on the other side. Without the border it didn’t have to match up exactly and it would still look good.

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Honestly, what is your favorite kind of visit from your visiting teachers?


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