Monday, September 12, 2016

Primary Program - 2016 Program

Here are a few variations of primary programs I've created for this year's primary program...

Our ward will be using this as our program this year:

I'm going to have an original copy available at primary over the next few weeks for all the kids to sign their names on that back page (this way I can make sure I get all the kids to sign it).  If space is limited it can trickle on to the front but I'd like to have it stay on the back (just my weird OCD-ness coming out I suppose).  I can't take credit for the idea - an older ward member handed me a program from one of his grandkids' programs to show me this idea and they had a program signed by all the primary!  So thank you to whoever came up with this!!

I do have our ward name and the date printed right under the picture of the family but it's blank here - sorry I cannot create editable documents in my program I use to create these.  You can just leave it blank if you like.  But if you want to do a LITERAL cut and paste, I used the Cambria font, size 25 and put it on 2 lines and centered it in that bottom space below the picture.  Cut out your typed up document of your ward's name and date and tape it in place.  When you make copies, you'll never know it's 2 papers taped together!

However, if you'd like to have the kids color every program (it really is fun and we've had members in the congregation return programs to their creators in the past!), I have these options:

The first one is a coloring page with a spot to sign their name...

The 2nd is a blank page for them to draw themselves reading the scriptures...
(I'd recommend this for Senior and the older Junior kids).

When you have the kids color these, DO NOT USE CRAYONS if you will be running them through the printer again.  The wax jams the machine.  Use colored pencils.  OR what I would suggest if you use these is to see if you can get the programs completely printed (inside and all) before the kids get to color them.  That way you can use crayon and they can get crinkled with no problem :).  It would just take some serious coordinating with whoever does your programs.

Then to insert into our programs, I like to put these comment cards:

I have baskets placed at the back of both doors and members can place the filled out documents there as they leave the meeting.  I have asked the Bishopric to announce how to use these when they turn the time over to the primary as well.  Then in Primary right after the program,  we read the comments to the primary.  It really is fun to hear what the congregation had to say!

You can access all these documents HERE.  Print off what you need/want as you most likely won't be using them all :).

If you have other ideas that you use for your physical program during the primary presentation, please leave comments!!  I'd love to hear what everyone does.

Find my other program helps HERE.

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