Ginger Snap Crafts: Primary 2012 {round up}

Primary 2012 {round up}

primary 2012 round up

I told you before that I was recently called as the Primary President.
Primary is the children’s organization at our Church
We meet for 2 hours each Sunday.
We have class time, sharing time & singing time. :)

What I didn’t tell you was that we are a brand spanking new Primary. :)
In our Church we have congregations called wards.
Sometimes a ward gets too big, so it will be divided into 2 wards.
One Church building can hold 1, 2, 3 or more wards.
We stagger our meeting schedules so each ward
can have their own block of time they attend church.
(Confused, yet??  Keep reading…it’s gets a little more confusing!)  :) 
Some of the wards in our building were getting too big,
so they did some reorganization of the ward boundaries
& came up with 3 wards & one branch in our building.
(A branch just means that there is not enough people YET to make a ward!)
Our family was lucky enough to be assigned to the branch.
It has been fun & a little challenging…definitely a growing experience!

This all happened in December,
so it didn’t give us much time to get ready for the new year.
Each year in Primary we have a new theme to focus on.
For 2012 our theme is Choose the Right.

Here are some of the fun Primary helps
I’ve found around blogland.
(They have made my job a whole lot easier!  Yay!)

CTR blocks
from Lil’ Luna 
You can go here to download your free printable, too!
Thank you, Kristyn! :)

ctr block primary

You’ll need:
5x7 inch block of wood
print out from Lil’ Luna (click here)
Elmer’s Spray Adhesive
black paint


Here’s what you do!  So easy! :)

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Paint your block of wood.  Cut out your CTR image.  Spray the spray adhesive on the back.
Put it on your block of wood.  Smooth it down.  Tie a bow around the top.  That’s it. :)


I’m making these CTR blocks for all of our Primary Teachers.
We just got fully staffed last week.  Yay!
Having teachers is such a HUGE help!
Primary teachers are the best!!!

Primary Theme Printables
from Simply Fresh Design

01 january

We used these printables for our Primary Bulletin Board.  Love!!
(Annnd that font is CK Chemistry in case you were wondering.  My new fave!)
Go here to download your set from Simply Fresh Design..

Article of Faith Printables
from Simply Fresh Design

One of our goals this year is to
have the kids memorize the 13 Articles of Faith.
(The 13 Articles of Faith are 13 basic beliefs of our Church.)

article of faith 1

1 & 2

I downloaded the 4x6 printables that had 2 Articles of Faith on one picture. 
Got them developed at Walmart just like regular pictures.  Yay!  So easy!
Then I just cut them in half & laminated them.  Then I put them on a key ring for each child. 
We are practicing one Article of Faith a month. (Except for Jan. we did #1 & #2.)
Each month they will get a new card to add to their key ring. 
At the end of year they’ll have a whole set. :)
You can download your Article of Faith cards from Simply Fresh Design here.

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Article of Faith Bookmark Printable
from Little LDS Ideas.


We have a big key ring that holds all of the bookmarks. 
Each time the kiddos pass off an Article of Faith they put a sticker on that number. 
When they get them all passed off we will give them their bookmark to take home. 
TIP:  I color coded each class so it’s easier to find their bookmarks. :)
Visit Little LDS Ideas here.

Primary Helper Sticks

primary helper sticks

Oh…and if you didn’t see it… check out my Primary helper sticks tutorial.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
See you back here on Monday. :)

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  1. I too am the primary president in our little branch and love it! Thanks for posting these amazing ideas!! Very much appreciated!

  2. Thanks so much for the great round-up! I think I pinned everything- haha!

    I was just called to be 1st counselor in our ward's Primary.

  3. These are fabulous! I pinned this already & can't wait to use some of these ideas!

  4. Ginger- you are the most creative Primary Pres. ever! I love those blocks from Lil Luna. I just printed one of those out today to make for my daughter. The other ideas are awesome too. It almost makes me wish I was in Primary!! Take care-

  5. OH YAY!!! NIce to 'meet' you! I am excited to make new blogger friends!!! I LOVE your post BTW I am totally using the articles of faith printables for my 6 yr old!!!
    And congrats on the calling! I am a lil nervous tho.. we just moved into our ward 6 wks ago, so I know we will be getting callings soon....

  6. Good luck! I'm the Primary chorister in our ward. Primary is awesome! You've got some great deals here.

  7. Great round up! I love your bucket and those blocks from lil luna. And speaking of... I'm sew excited to be a contributor with you over there! It's going to be great!

  8. Hi Ginger, thanks for introducing yourself over at our blog. I'm excited to see all your creations over at lil luna :)

  9. sorry, that's from me above. didn't realize i was logged in my husbands account!

  10. Hi, I am the primary chorister in our ward. My daughter is getting baptized this year and with the CTR theme this year it's perfect. I appliqued CTR Towels for my nieces getting baptized. It costs less than $5 to make one. I'd love for you to see them:) Stay Fashionable! Love,Candy

  11. Ginger,
    I LOVE your blog! You have such cute ideas.
    I also want to say thanks for the shout out for my AoF punch cards. Now that I see them next to your cute Article of Faith cards, I may have to change them. :)
    I am now a follower of your blog and can't wait to see all your cute crafty ideas.
    (Little LDS Ideas)

  12. Just wanted to say how much I love the Choose The Right theme! My husband gave me his CTR ring back in high school. Ten years later it is still my favorite gift :)

  13. Hi! I just found your website thanks to Pinterest. I tried to download the Articles of Faith 3x4 cards but it won't let me open it. Is there anyway you could email it to me? Thanks!

  14. Thank you for this! My Activity Day girls love them!


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