I love to do crafts and have cute handouts and activities for church (and school, and friends, and - well you get the idea). I don't consider myself creative, but often use the help of others' talents. I decided to share what I'm doing for others just like me. It may be a link to where I found something or it might even be something *I* created. Right now I work as a paraprofessional at my kids' elementary - in special ed (autism). I started creating items for my 3rd graders this year and can't wait to share them with you. I am the 1st counselor in YW (first time in YW is this past year). I also have ideas for cub scouts and sunbeams posted, my previous callings.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Monthly School Idea: Baseball & Bat

Sorry for the delay in these.  I haven't been able to post, let alone create as many things as I have hoped to.  To top it off I haven't even sent in my kids' first monthly gift to their teachers.  Seeing as how this is the last week of the month I had better get on that.  My son wants to bring in the baseball and bat first so I figured I better get those tags created.  Thanks to all of you for submitting ideas it went much faster than I anticipated (if I had to think up the sayings I probably would still be thinking right now).  This is what I ended up with:


If you come up with more sports/recess equipment sayings (even if I already posted for that item) please leave a comment and I will add it.

Here are how ours turned out:

Sorry for those ideas I can't credit

I want to apologize to all those ideas I've borrowed and not given credit to.  I have a bad habit of finding an idea and leaving the tab open to copy the idea and give credit to where I found it.  Unfortunately often time things happen to those open tabs (like a child or husband closes them or the computer gets shut down and everything lost).  If you see an idea and know where it came from leave me a comment and I'll link back to that blog.  I would like people to give me credit and would like to offer the same respect. 

Jeopardy Review Game (The last week of Jesus' life), Manual 7, Lesson 29-33

There are five lessons in the Primary New Testament manual that cover the last week of Jesus' life: The Last Supper; The Garden of Gethsemane; The Betrayal, Arrest, and Trial; The Crucifixion; and The Resurrection.  We covered all five lessons using the PowerPoint lessons made my Erika Covalt on Sugardoodle.netWe also watched a movie from the library about the last week of his life (I can't remember the title, but I think it is something about the last week of Jesus' life).  I have been promising another review game and thought that this would be a perfect way to do it.  Jeopardy has five categories and we had five lessons plus next week is General Conference and the following week is our primary program practice.  

Here is a little about the game.  When you start the slide show you need to click a couple times to bring in the Jeopardy sign, music, and the headers.  If you click after (not on a link) it will start going through the questions - you DON'T want to do that.  
Here is how we played:
  • Started slide show off of first page
  • Click twice (make sure sound is on your laptop).  This will bring up the background for the categories, the word Jeopardy, and play the opening music to the game
  • Introduce the categories by clicking them in one at a time and reading them.
  • We went down the row (I only had three kids show up, if it would've been the whole class I probably would have paired them up) and they were able to choose their category and amount.  If they got it right I awarded them the money (we kept track on the chalk board), if they were wrong someone else could steal it.  If more than one knew it I had them tell me at the same time and if they both were right they split the money.  When they choose a category and amount just click on the dollar amount under that category.
  • To reveal the answer click again.
  • To get back to the board click on the picture in the bottom corner (of Alex Trebek).
  • The questions that have been chosen will change to yellow.  These shouldn't be chosen again.
  • After all the questions were answered I had their money totaled.  They then were able to risk their "money" for the final question.  I gave them a piece of paper to write on.  First they wrote their amount.
  • Then I revealed the question and read it to them.  Click once and the Jeopardy music will play. (I downloaded the music from here: http://www.sequinsbyeileen.com/kidsmidi.htm)  Just save it, click on the sound icon on the computer and it will ask if you want to find it.  Click on yes then click on the music you saved.
  • After the music ended I made them stop writing (it wasn't enough time.  If I did it again I would wait a little longer before I started the music).
  • Then I had them show what they wrote and read their answer.  We either added or subtracted from their remaining money.  I gave everyone a treat.
NOTE: the final question was hard.  I stressed it at the end of the previous lesson, but not one of the three were able to get it right.  If you didn't talk about it I would definitely change the question/answer.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bear Scout Achievement 17b

Bear Scout Achievement 17 Requirement b:
Play a game of charades at your den meeting or with your family at home.
I made a game of charades for the scouts to play.  I started it awhile ago (had the backgrounds done, but nothing else), but never did have a chance to finish it.  I received a phone call about two hours before scouts tonight needing me to take on the Webelos as well.  So I decided to finish it for them to play.  I'm going to post what I had done.  Some are easy, some are harder.  They had lots of fun playing.

I color coded the cards
Purple: books
Blue: people
Pink: movies
Orange: Sports
Green: Action Words

If you want to use the cards Download them Here. I just used my paper cutter and cut them out (I was short on time).  I may use my punch and round the corners.