The purpose of this blog is to collect ideas for FUN and EASY visiting teaching projects (other service ideas may find their way in as well). I will give appropriate link backs and credit to all those whose ideas are collected here as often as possible. Though the content in this blog is meant to help with service and visiting teaching, the blog itself is privately operated and not created by or sanctioned by the LDS church.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Choose the Savior as Your Valentine! A 14-Day Walk with Christ

From A Year's Worth of Visiting Teaching Ideas:

Choose the Savior as your Valentine!

Click here for printables

DAY 1:
  • What do I think of the members of the Godhead?
  • How do I see myself as a daughter of God, member of God's family, sister to Jesus Christ?
  • How will understanding my place in the Kingdom and my relationship to my Elder Brother help me to live a more Christ like life?

DAY 2: 
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  • How can I follow in Christ's steps today?
  • In all my decisions today I will ask, what would Christ do?
  • I will harken to promptings received.
  • I will think of myself as a disciple and sister of Jesus.

DAY 3:
  • Am I seeking Christ's help in all that I think or do?
  • Do I pray enough?
  • Do I pray with integrity?
  • Am I cutting myself off from vital nourishment?

DAY 4:
  • From whom do I get my strength?
  • Am I too busy, hurried and involved with worldly matters that I neglect what is really important?

Read: Isaiah 41:10

DAY 5:
  • Wherein lies the power of Christ?
  • Do I understand what Christ did for me?
  • Do I comprehend the great love He has for me?
  • How can I put myself in a position to have the atonement cover my sins?

DAY 6:
  • How do I control my physical passions?
  • Can I set a righteous example for others which will help me control my passions better?
  • How can I let my light shine?

DAY 7:
  • How can I improve my thoughts?
  • Do I really want to keep all idle, unclean or negative thoughts out of my mind?
  • Do my thoughts affect my attitude?
  • Am I fit for myself to know?

DAY 8:
  • How do I guard my speech?
  • I will speak only kind, uplifting words to everyone I talk to.
  • I will not criticize, gossip, nor speak ill of others.
Read: Leviticus 19:16

DAY 9:
  • How do I guard against pride?
  • Am I proud?
  • Do I do the right things for the right reasons?
  • Do I make a difference?

DAY 10:
  • How is the Lord my light?
  • In the last ten days have I tried to make decisions on the teachings contained in these lessons.
  • What would Jesus do if  He were here?
  • What would He have ME do?
  • What have I improved upon?

DAY 11:
  • How does the Lord want me to serve?
  • Is the Lord first in my life?
  • What am I doing to build up the Lord and His kingdom?
  • How do I really feel about the service I give others?
  • Does serving the Lord make me happy?

DAY 12:
  • How can the Holy Ghost help me become more like Christ?
  • Is it important to know the truth?
  • Do I really desire the Holy Ghost to be my constant companion?

DAY 13:
  • Do I really love Christ?
  • Do I keep ALL the commandments?
  • Have I put another God before Christ?

DAY 14:
  • What is the pure love of Christ?
  • These past 14 days have I felt a greater love for my Savior?  Have I felt this love?
  • Can I commit myself to live each day as He would?

Oreo Kisses for Valentine's Day (or any time!)

sweet inspiration & fun baking ideas from Bakerella

Oreo Kisses
1 package oreo cookies (divided… use cookie including the cream center)
1 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
chocolate bark

1. Finely crush all but seven cookies in a food processor or place them in a ziploc bag and crush into a fine consistency.
2. Stir in softened cream cheese. Use the back of a large spoon to help mash the two together.
3. Roll the mixture into 1″ balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.
4. Then, begin to form the shape of a kiss. Flattening the bottom and forming a point at the top. (Mine ended up about 1.5″ tall)
5. It helps to put the uncoated balls in the freezer for a few minutes to keep the mixture from starting to fall apart when you drop into the melted chocolate.
6. Melt chocolate as directed on package and then dip “kisses” one at a time into chocolate, tap off extra and slide them off spoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet to dry.
7. Once dry, refrigerate and enjoy! Oh yeah, just eat the extra seven cookies.

1. Handwrite your messages or create them on the computer. Cut out the strips (about 1/4″ tall and however wide you need).
2. Cut up some square sheets of aluminum foil (about 5.5″ square)
3. Place dry kiss in center and start wrapping the foil around the base. Insert message near top and secure it by pressing the foil together at top.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snowman Poop

Here is a printable design for Snowman Poop  (to go with cocoa bags in post below).

Click here for a printable page.
Print on regular 8.5" x 11" card stock and cut into four handouts.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Hot Cocoa Bags

Hot Cocoa Bags
Use two of the Wilton bags. Put the cocoa in the first one and twist tie the top. Cut off the extra where it was twist tied, and then place it inside another bag. Then put in raspberry chips, then marshmallows, and sprinkle with the red & green Christmas tree sprinkles. Before you tie the top of the second bag, add two raspberry candy canes to use for stir sticks, tied with a ribbon, and add a tag. The tag has a graphic on the outside and opens up to a poem on the inside. Put the directions for making the cocoa on the back.
Poem option #1:
As you sit there sipping your cocoa so hot,
Do you realize the symbols in your hot choc-o-lot?
It's symbols of Christ's birth which we revere
Now sit right back, as I explain ~ to make it clear.
The chocolate represents Jesus' sweetness supreme
As kindness was his forever theme.
Its warmth is like His encircling love
That comes directly from above.
Many small, but one large star
Were also seen from afar
So are the marshmallows so clean and white
Which reminds us of His purity bright.
The candy cane looks like the Shepherd's crook
Those great men who came to take a look
At the newborn babe so sweet and gentle
Whose life would be so fundamental.
The 3 kisses remind us of the 3 wise kings
Who traveled as they heard the angels sing.
And when they arrived they saw a beautiful sight,
Mary kissing her son on that wonderful night.
Now may we remember these wonderful things
As we enjoy what this glorious season brings.
May you feel His warmth each and every day
As you wish others a Merry Christmas as you go along your way! 
Poem option #2:
ANOTHER VERSION is called, "Hot Cocoa for you or double for two!"Credit Unknown

This little sundae will sure make you warm.
It's a hot cocoa treat in an odd little form.

Just add hot water, or even some milk,
For yummy hot cocoa that's smoother than silk.

Now add your sweets to make it even more dreamy,
Then stir, and stir, and stir until creamy.

Stir with a spoon and enjoy the flavor,
Or stir with a candy stick for something to savor.

Share with a friend, if you dare give it away,
Or save for yourself for a cold winter day!
Poem Option #3:
Snowman PoopShared by Shauna Petersen
"I put this with some Hot chocolate mix, and mini marshmallows...(the snowman poop)!"

Christmastime is great, ya know-
But I've 'bout had my fill!
I shop and shop until I drop-
Yup,I even broke a heel!

These brokedown shoes are killin' me,
My hands are frozen numb.
I'm headin' home to warm me up...
To my kitchen I did come.

What's in here that's good and warm?
Do I want leftover soup?
I'll stir me up hot chocolate-
And toss in some "snowman poop"!
Or...if your sisters have a good sense of humor:
"You've been bad, so here's the scoop. All you get this year is Snowman Poop!"

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Patriotic Printables

From Made in a Day.  There are some FREE printables here you can use. :)

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Click here for cupcake toppers.

Click here for subway art.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Keep Calm and Go Visiting Teaching

Stay Inspired!!
None of us are perfect...we just do the best we can!

From Hot Pink Pansy

Click here for a printable page.
Print on regular 8.5" x 11" card stock and cut into four handouts.

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Inspirational Quotes for Visiting Teachers

Keep Inspired!!
None of us are perfect...we just do the best we can!

From Sugardoodle

Click here for a printable page.
Print on regular 8.5" x 11" card stock and cut in half.

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