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General Conference BINGO – Younger Children Version PART 2!

It seems I am just posting Conference to Conference. Hey, at least I am posting…. I finally created the rest of the Younger Children Version Bingo Cards.  I have included in this post all the new ones, plus a full set version, and also a full set version of the 5×7 size.  Please enjoy these cards as much as my family does.  It is the highlight of listening to Conference every year for my younger children.  My oldest one has quite using these, but my almost 15 year old still participates.  It’s not for everyone, but we enjoy it as a family.  Have a wonderful conference weekend!

As with all our creations on My Heart & Home, they take a LONG time to create.  

PLEASE, please, please, do not copy my work.  I would appreciate a link to be shared or posted on your blog, back to my blog. Or you can use the facebook, twitter, etc. links down below.

Younger Grade Conference Card 1 618x800

PDF File

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 8.5×11 Size cards 7-24

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 8.5×11 Size cards FULL SET

Younger Age Bingo Cards 1-6 800x618

PDF File

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 7-14

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 15-20

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 21-24

Younger Children Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards FULL SET

Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. 

I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes this weekend!!

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Part 2

General Conference Bingo Young Children Version Original Post

General Conference BINGO – Younger Children Version

Since last Conference, I have been wanting to make a version of my Conference BINGO that is for kids older than Pre-School but not quite ready for the original version.  After a week of my family having the flu, including me yesterday, it was amazing that I even got 6 ready.  Yet here they are!!!!!  YEAH!!!  This is for all of you who still are willing to print them no matter how last minute they are.  For now I have 6 boards.  I will work on the others for next Conference.  At least that gives you something to come back for right?

As with all our creations on My Heart & Home, they take a LONG time to create.  

Younger Grade Conference Card 1 618x800

PDF File

Younger Version General Conference Bingo 8.5×11 Size cards 1-6

Younger Age Bingo Cards 1-6 800x618

PDF File

Younger Version General Conference Bingo 5×7 Size cards 1-6

Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. 

I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes this weekend!!

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Post

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version Original Version Part 2

General Conference BINGO – Pre-School Version

I have been wanting to make a Pre-School version of my Conference BINGO and I finally did!!!!!  YEAH!!!  For now, I have 12 Boards, by next conference I will have the other 12, so you can have a total of 24.  As with all our creations on My Heart & Home, they take a LONG time to create.  

Please remember that these took close to 100 hours of work to make and I would love for you to share them with your friends and family, but please give them our blog address instead of pasting, copying, or otherwise taking credit for them. 

I love sharing with you all and appreciate your comments last time I did this.  Print and laminate them now so you are all ready when Conference comes this weekend!!

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version 8.5×11 Size PDF

General Conference Bingo Pre-School Version 5×7 Size PDF

Someone was kind enough to point out to me that the 3rd Bingo Board had the wrong names attached to the pictures.  Since I HATE leaving anything wrong, even though the pre-school children can’t read it, I fixed it and have given you the individual page below.  I have also fixed the files up above.  The PDF’s below are for those who already downloaded the file previous to my post fix.

FIX for Page 2 of the 5×7 file

Bingo Board 3 fix

Fix for page 3 of the 8.5×11 file

Bingo Board Page 3 fix

YW Binders idea

Going along with our theme this year, I created binder covers for each of the leaders.  They turned out fun and cute and I am sharing the idea with you.  If you would like one, please leave a comment and I will put the PDF’s on mediafire where you can download them.

Enjoy!!!!

YW Binder Covers and Spine Inserts

YW – Theme introduction “Arise and Shine Forth and Create your own Happily Ever After”

We really felt impressed, as a Presidency, to include President Uchtdorf’s talk on Happily Ever After in with our Arise and Shine Forth theme for the year.  It’s really a great theme that can be molded to your own group of girls.  We all need to Arise and Shine Forth on different areas in our life.  Here is a small handout that we did and gave out to each girl the second Sunday in January.  They all really enjoyed and and became excited about the year.  You are welcome to take it and use it, but please send a link back to our blog if you repost it.

Happily Ever After PDF

Young Women – Ways to celebrate birthdays

I have only been in Young Women’s now for 1 week and I love it already!!!!  There is so much girl stuff I get to do and create and have fun with.  WOW!!!! Plus girls camp!!!!! I am in heaven.

Our Presidency wanted to do something a little bit different for birthdays so we decided on a yard sign.  So far, the reception by the girls has been fun.  We even included the leaders in it to.  When it’s their birthday, their leader puts up this sign in their yard, very early in the morning.  We use a black permanent marker to write their name below the Happy Birthday wish. (This sign has been laminated so that we can erase the marker using rubbing alcohol.)  It’s so fun to recognize, with such a simple small thing, each girl as their birthdays come around.

We made sure each group had their own sign.  The counselor and advisor designated between themselves who would be responsible for putting it up each time.  I even snuck in a leaders birthday, yesterday, and she loved it.  I just called one of the other Presidency to go put it in her yard.

Remember, the point is to have fun and recognize each girl individual ON their birthday, in a simple and fun way.

(I used Katie Castillo’s Just So Scrappy – Happy Days Digital Scrapbook Elements along with background papers that I can’t quite place yet.  The pictures I got somewhere off the web.)

ENJOY!!!

(I printed these as a 12×18 size, but the file is an 11×17 PDF.)

Happy Birthday Yard Sign 11×17 Size PDF

Christmas Bingo Pre-School Version!!!

. . . BiNgO . . .

Is One Of Our FaVoRiTe Holiday Traditions!

Our family has enjoyed these creations for a couple of years now.

Below are links to our posts from the past on this game,

and then below that is a new version that Tricia

and I created together for your cute

little pre-schoolers and those a little bit older than

pre-school age.

The Silent Night Bingo is perfect for

Family Home Evening and Family Parties.

The Jingo Bingo is perfect for School Parties.

Don’t forget to yell, JINGO instead of Bingo

when you win or it doesn’t count!

You will also be seeing a preschool version

of each!

Follow the…STAR

HO…HO…HO!

(This one is more like Tic Tac Toe, but the little one’s won’t know!)

It’s perfect for short attention spans!

Ho Ho Ho PDF

Ho Ho Ho Calling Cards

You have to say, “HO…HO…HO”…when you

get 3 in a row!

You have to yell the title of each game for it to count!

Christmas Jars!!!!

After reading the book,
“Christmas Jars”
I decided
that I wanted to take the opportunity with
my family to give as the Savior did.
I wanted my boys to have a selfless Christmas.
What an amazing year it turned out to be!
We read the book as a family
and then started filling jars for our neighbors.
Each jar contained 1 roll of pennies….
that was it!
We added a poem to the jar so that
the neighbor’s wouldn’t be left to wonder
what the purpose of a gift of 100 pennies meant.
Here’s the Poem:
A jar of pennies JUST FOR YOU . . .
we really went all out!
But the real meaning of this gift I
S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT!
A pocket full of change, can be
a heavy thing to pack . . .
So just place it in this little jar,
and remember – NOT TO TAKE IT BACK!
When filled, this jar can CHANGE THE HEART of
someone who is in need.
The story is told in “Christmas Jars”
a book you’ll definitely want to read.
Jars are given in SECRET . . .
NO ONE MUST EVER KNOW,
just where their CHRISTMAS JAR came from,
or the next place it may go.
So we hope this year you’ll FILL YOUR JAR,
AND SEND IT ON IT’S WAY . . .
To follow the Savior’s example,
and make Christmas HIS HOLIDAY!
May the TRUE meaning of Christmas be with
you throughout the year!
Tricia O. Smith
Here’s the PDF:
Green Gift Tag:
Here’s the PDF:
Gift Tag:
Here’s the PDF:
Gift Tag
Here’s the PDF for the Gift Tags:
I tied a ribbon to the neck of the jar
and added the gift tag.
…..
This was one of my
favorite neighborhood gifts to give
because I knew it had the potential to
BLESS
the lives of others in need.
It was truly a blessing for my family! …..

The Nativity Play!!!

Christmas Eve

is my FAVORITE part of Christmas!

I get so ExCiTeD I can hardly stand it.

I love Traditions and Christmas Eve seems to

have some of the best ones.

Our Christmas Eve Traditions consist of:

Games and Prizes

Amazing Food

A Visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus

The Christmas Eve P.J. Parade

 and then the

 BEST PART OF ALL….

The Nativity Play

followed by our

Secret Santa Delivery

and an

All Night Hallmark Movie Marathon

Slumber Party with the boys!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!

I created a new Nativity Set for this one,

and I have to say, IT’S MY FAVORITE!

So here it is, page by page:

We have the kids in the family dress up

and read their parts.

For FHE I made a second set.

This one is one that can be held with little hands

and moved around.

Here they are…

Here’s the PDF:

The Nativity Story Packet PDF

The pieces can be Mod Podged to wood or chipboard.

This would be a fun gift for Visiting Teaching

and Home Teaching.

You could cut and laminate the pieces.

Attach a magnent on the back and use it with a magnetic board,

you could print on magnetic paper. You could

attach them to tongue depressors, or

you could just give them a copy of the story.

Lots of possibilities!

Nativity Story Cards

The Silent Night Memory Game

is a great way to talk to your “littles” about

the TRUE MEANING of Christmas.

I was able to use mine for a Primary Sharing Time.

When they got the match…

I had the child read the Story Card
that goes with that picture.

Here’s what they look like:

Each of the Memory Game Cards

will have a front and a back.

The back side of all of the cards will have

this picture:

The other side will have two of each of the other pictures
shown below.

This is what the Story Cards look like:

I keep these and when a match is made,

I hand it to the one who got the match to read.

Instructions:

Cards can be printed with a front and back side

and laminated,

or they can be printed and attached to

chipboard using Mod Podge and
a sponge brush to attach them.

You can use a wet erase marker to write

numbers on the stars of the back pieces
when the game is played in Primary.
When you’re done…just wipe them off
and start with a fresh set of numbers
every time you play.

Here’s the Memory Game Post:
Nativity Memory Game Blog Post

Nativity Story Cards PDF:

Nativity Story Cards Packet PDF

Nativity Story Card Mary Addition PDF

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