I’ve been searching for more ways to help my primary kids really absorb and remember what they are learning, both the scripture stories as well as how we can apply them to our daily lives. My lessons include videos, lots of enrichment activities, warm fuzzy jars, and handouts.
I decided a fun weekly activity for the kids would be to keep a Primary Journal. I turned some plain composition notebooks into the most adorable little personalized journals for each child and I’m so excited to use them. Get instructions to make your own here! I even called their parents ahead of time so each child’s journal is in their favorite color.
I love the idea on Sugar Doodle by Melanie Day for the Primary Passports. It encourages the children to pay attention each week to WHO they are learning about, WHAT is happening, and important SCRIPTURES to remember. I adapted this idea to work with the journals in each lesson. The first page of the journal I made an introduction page with some fill in the blank answers.
The rest of the journal will fill up as the year progresses. Each Sunday we’ll write the lesson titles at the top of the page, put that weeks handout next, and at the bottom of the page put the daily journal entry. Any other handouts can be glued onto the back of the page or the next page. The children can also write in the journals any inspiration they have during sacrament meeting or other spiritual times during the week.
To download the cover image “My Primary Journal”, the inside Fill in the blank page, the testimony page, and the daily lesson journal click Here