Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Article of Faith Punch Card


I found these DARLING Article of Faith punch cards HERE (when I went to print them, however, the file was way to small so I recreated them HERE if that helps).  That whole website is FABULOUS.  I spent an evening browsing her work!  Love it.  I thought these would go well with my Article of Faith Binder I made HERE as we're working on one of these each month.

Anyway, I thought it would be awesome to print this at Costco as a 4x6 [lustre] picture to have for each child in Primary.  But I wouldn't give the cards to them - the primary presidency keeps them in the closet along with a hole punch.  Each child can write their own name on the cards then we'll punch a hole in the upper lefthand corner and store them all on a little ring.  Then once learned, the kids can go recite their Articles of Faith to a presidency member in the hall before/after primary they'll punch them off.  Once the card is punched, we'll present them a certificate with an attached candy bar in Primary.  Find details HERE.  This will help them pass off their Faith in God requirements as well!

In a previous ward, a Primary counselor took the 3rd Sunday every month and designated it as "Article of Faith Sunday."  Starting January she taught 1 & 2, then February 3, March 4, etc.  So by December we were at 13.  She presented each lesson simply by using basic pictures, the posters from the library, etc.    One month, she made a scroll box thing that was cute.  She also had me lead the corresponding Article of Faith song.  She was very particular that the children learn the exact wording as well.

At the beginning of each of my singing times, I pull out the Article of Faith binder and we run through the Article of Faith song for the month maybe twice (find information on that HERE).  While we sing through it, if there are kids who want to pass off their Articles, they quietly go into the hall (about 2 at a time) and recite them to our counselor.

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