Sunday, February 21, 2010
2) Chosen and the number 1 - Cricut Plantin Schoolbook;
3) Abraham and Isaac cutouts - Cricut, Paper Doll Dressup cartridge - Nativity 1 and 2;
4) Words - Cricut Plantin SchoolBook;
5) Bible - photograph I just took and cut it out.
2) Word cutout - Cricut Plantin SchoolBook;
3) Repentance is strong soap - Mormonad, from ldsabout.com;
4) ear picture;
5) lying, cheating, stealing - for the "they were busy sinning" line;
6) Sad face and ear for "they wished they had listened";
7) Rain clouds - Carson-Dellosa, "Seasons, Holidays, and Celebrations Clip Art
1) Enoch picture - lds.org;
2) Chalkboard - Rubber stamp, cut the word "good" out with Cricut Plantin Schoolbook;
3) City outline - Cricut Plantin Schoolbook;
4) No Sin - Cricut cartridge - you can use the "Going Places cartridge;
5) Cloud - Sizzix die cut - the large red one
I will probably go back and add an arrow pointing up to the cloud.
Since most Jr. Primary munchkins cannot read, trying to teach them a new song, let alone a new song with 457 verses to it, is a reason almost worthy of apostasy. Okay, I jest. But it is a challenge. Nursery children can sing the same song over and over, every week and love it. As a matter of fact, they get a little upset if you DON'T sing the ones they're use to over and over.
However, by the time they get to Jr. Primary, a little variety seems to be the order of the day.
We've jumped a little ahead and have started working on Follow the Prophet already, since, as I may have mentioned, it has 457 verses.
Therefore, Jr. Primary needs all the no-word visual they can get.
So here's the visual for Verse 1 - Adam Was a Prophet:
1) Adam and Eve - from lds.org;
2) #1 - Cricut cutout - Plantin SchoolBook cartridge;
3) Food - Carson-Dellosa clipart CD - "Seasons, Holidays, and Celebrations Clip Art", you can of course improvise on this with magazine pictures or whatever;
4) Footsteps ("following his ways"), Sizzix die cut;
5) One way - Photograph I took;
5) Little People - Sizzix thing that you can't get anymore - sorry.
Again, I use my Cricut ALOT and Carson Delosa clipart ALOT.
My construction paper of choice is the Peacock brand, sulphite construction paper. And I cut it before I start gluing stuff on so that it will fit in a page protector.
Also, please note that on the back of each of these, I put a huge cutout #1, #2, etc., in the middle on the back, along with the words to the verse glued at the top right hand corner (large enough to read, but small enough not to take up much room on the back). I'll take a picture of the back and post it when I get a chance.
If you do not have a Cricut, I hate it for you. Love ya, mean it, but this Cricut will save you from much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, when it comes to visuals for teaching songs.
#1 - I cannot sing these 24th octave high notes on these Primary songs.
#2 - Being a party girl, however (if you count adding ice to your glass of Sprite as taking a walk on the wild side), I do like to have fun. So that makes up for not hitting the high notes.
That's where your Cricut can come in handy. So get yourself out of the bed and in the line at Wal-Mart at 3:00 in the morning the day after Thanksgiving like I did, and get yourself a Cricut.
Again, I don't claim to have the greatest ideas in the world. However, if this is an idea you can use, I'm glad I could help.
For the Sunday before Ground Hog day, I used the "A Child's Year" cartridge and cut out two each of selected shapes, one in yellow, one in black.
I had selected a line from a song for each cutout. A child would come up and choose a yellow cutout, I would read a line from a Primary song, they would have to tell me the line that came after it (the shadow), if they told me the correct line, the yellow cutout could be matched up with its black shadow and then we would sing the song. For Jr. Primary, I just gave the 1st line to a song, and they would give me the next line. For Sr. Primary, I made it more difficult, (I chose a line from the middle of the song from the 2nd or 3rd verse).
They seemed to enjoy it.
Note about Sizzix references you will probably see in the future: you can't get 'em anymore. But you can probably check other die cut brands that are still available. I'm not sure what's out there outside of Cricut and Sizzix, but I'm sure it's out there somewhere.
Also, our local public library sells old, donated magazines for 10 cent each. They're a great thing. I like to go ahead and cut pictures out of them and store them in labeled folders for future use.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I have fun with my stuff. It saves my sanity. And since I love to be nosy, and see what other people do with their stuff (maybe, possibly, I just might look at total strangers' blogs once in a while), I took a poll, and that person said she thought there could be somebody out there who would be interested in what I do with some of my stuff. (Allright, already, just because she's home with twin toddlers all day, and therefore she might, just might, be a little desperate for something to look at, what's your point? But hey, there are some howsomevermany billions of people in the world. You never know. There just may be that one person out there who's been searching for years for someone to show them how to make paper flowers out of toilet paper).
Keep in mind, I generally develop a strong interest in something and pretty much become obsessed with it for a while. Then some sort of old-age-attention-deficit takes over and, phooey, I move on to something else. Therefore, this will be one seriously random blog.
First thing, ya gotta have your priorities straight. In order to have a little moola for the stuff and things, ya gotta save moola somewhere else. Therefore, you need to develop a slight coupon addiction. Get yourself a big notebook, some notebook dividers, and some baseball card holders (you need all of that to organize your coupons). Then go here.
So, stuff will start showing up this weekend. Just remember, I warned you about the randomness. (Is randomness a word? It is now.)