Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's not a Young Women's lesson without handouts


If you follow me on Instagram {@ olderandwisor}, you're bound to see photos on any given Wednesday capturing some kind of church girly tomfoolery. Activities. Service projects. Crafts. More crafts. Sometimes we even invite the big kids.



Luckily for the girls (and my public speaking phobia),
I only have to teach the 45 minute Sunday lesson a few times a year.

If you've been here for any length of time, you're well aware that I'm all about the take away,
both spiritually and sweet toothy. Folded cardstock, lollipop bags, and staples are my
go-to for quick and easy take-one-as-you-leave treats.






There are lots of resources for handouts online, but usually a phrase or verse of what we're 
going to be studying penetrates my heart and I have no choice but to go with my gut and 
do my own thing. The Sunday we talked about seeking after truth, it was all I could do to not 
wear an eye patch and perch a parrot on my shoulder. I have heart palpitations at the thought of talking in front of a room full of people, but dressing up like a pirate at church? Piece of cake. 

Go figure.



(UPDATED: you can download / print this handout here)


This week's lesson is on the Priesthood, which doesn't leave much wiggle room in the theme department. Somehow while other people were lined up in heaven getting awesome gifts like
tender hearts, empathy, and great singing voices, I was given the gift of dork-ification.
Bloom where you're planted, I say.
A little photoshop, a little chocolate, and a little Pandora later...







You can download or print the pdf of the logo (8 per page) here.


26 comments:

  1. You are just too much! Love these ideas, wish I would have had them when I was teaching Sunday school years ago. I bet the lessons stick with them when they take these goodies with them. Very creative!

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  2. Whelp, you've got the anointing. Serious party instincts, girl. I'd even break down and go to church if there was awesomesauce crap like this.

    The P-Reese-thood? OMG. Fabulous.

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  3. Girl, I'd come just for the loot! Too precious.

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  4. I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog before. I've been blog stalking you for quite a while. I LOVE all your 'dorky' ideas! I even showed my husband this one. Great job!

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  5. Psh, and I was wondering what to do for Acitivty Days for Fathers Day. Asked and Answered. Thanks Cousin!

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  6. Not 'dorkhoodishness', its just a funky outlook! Whatever works. I like the sweet servanty people I meet, and the hearts of gold, but know I'm always shocking 'em...giggling at the wrong moment, or making a too down-to earth comment plus foot in mouth syndrome, or being a wise-ass...people like you are needed too, believe me!

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  7. You. Are. Awesome. Seriously! I don't have to teach until August (Marriage and family) but I would LOVE to hear any ideas you have! I'm bringing in my wedding photo for entertainment value, but NOTHING beats treats!

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  8. This looks terrific! Could you tell me what font the "Treasure" cards are?

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  9. @Sharon: it's called "Beyond Wonderland" but check your inbox - I just sent you the pdf of that handout.

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  10. Your dorkification blesses many thank you!

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  11. I LOVE the Seek After Truth handout!! I saw you sent a copy to someone else who commented. Will you do the same for me? I've been praying for a theme to grab me for a girls camp devotional I'm supposed to be grown up enough to handle. The nautical theme & the idea of seeking truth fits right in with building a firm foundation. If you could email it to me, I would be so appreciative! My email addy is sbm1001@gmail.com.

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  12. @Shannon - but of course! I just sent it your way.

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  13. LOVE the Seek After Truth handout!! I saw you sent a copy to someone else who commented. Would you mind sending it onto me too?? :) awesome for our camp devotional! Thanks so much Rebecca.

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  14. @Paula - you don't have an email that shows up on your profile, so I just replied to the comment you left. Fingers crossed that it gets there! If not, send me an email address and I'll resend it.

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  15. I Love your ideas!! Can you send me the Seek after the Truth handout too? dscarbro3@cox.net Thanks SO much!!!

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  16. I really want to use the P-reese-thood handout, but I can't seem to get the PDF to show on my computer. Can you email me that one? ... and also the seeking for truth one? I just can't resist, that is TOO great! I just discovered your website, and I am loving it! Thank you

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  17. Your talent amazes me! Would you be willing to share the Seek after Truth handout with me too? Pretty please :) My e-mail is jalmond27@msn.com. Thank you!!!

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  18. I am so grateful for creative souls like yourself.. and am especially thankful that you share your talent with us! Thank you, this will be the perfect addition to my yw lesson tomorrow.

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  19. after all we've been though, i just realized that we can't be friends. I'm a no-take-away lesson-er. I don't make things to give away when i teach. last time? i didn't even make visual aids. what is happening here??

    i'm gonna say the spirit told me not to. but it also told me to tell you to keep making p-reese-thood take-aways even though they make me feel lame.

    (looking at the camera for a really long time...)

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  20. I would absolutely love the Seek After Truth handout as well if it's not too much trouble. We want to use them for one of our tuck-in treats for girl's camp! sweetkristiehill@gmail.com. Thank you!!

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  21. Hello! IS there any way I can get a copy of the Seek After Truth handout before tomorrow morning??? I Pinned It thinking it was downloadable and purchased all the stuff to do it, and I am heading up to Girls Camp tomorrow to give them to the girls. No I am here and cannot download... :-( Thank you so much!! :-)
    Email to: bambiejojo@hotmail.com

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  22. I made the priesthood handouts for my husbands gospel principles class. Huge hit! Grown-ups like treats too . . . any time you can connect chocolate to a lesson theme is a good thing, right?! Love your blog and appreciate your willingness to share your amazeballs talents! xo

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