27 March 2012

making scripture hero binders / remembering Christ









our three year old loves to learn (he is spelling out signs and wanting to read more and more), it's amazing to me how it comes so naturally. i want to teach him about Jesus and how to choose the right and make good choices while learning is still fun for him. his heart is so open, i hope to fill it up with the very best things while he's young. i want to make the most of the quiet storytimes we have together. after a few times of hearing him sweetly bless the Easter Bunny in his prayers, i decided we need more daily reminders of what our faith teaches rather than what the world is promoting.

we put together three thin binders (easy enough to carry, tote to church or the car, etc.) for our family. i made one binder of faith-promoting articles for adults, another for benji full of colorful scripture stories and simple pictures and another binder dedicated to activities and articles focusing on christmas. we included stories about Jesus, and stories of little boys learning an important lesson, powerful scripture heroes, lessons from good examples etc. (i custom made it just for him). and while benji rode circles around me on his bike, i sat on a lawn chair and compiled the articles into plastic sleeves. i could tell this was a good idea when benji kept coming over and asking if i could read him this one and then that one. i love when he crawls into my lap and says, tell me what this one is about... 

i love easter time and am attempting to focus more on Christ, less on chocolates and egg hunts. the articles seen here are all taken from monthly magazines, The Ensign and The Friend.

9 comments:

macdufal said...

I truly enjoyed this post! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Someone at church had made a similar book with Christmas stories that helped her kids with the deeper meaning of Christmas. This is a great reminder to do this year round. Thanks!

holtkamp said...

i love this idea. all our ensigns are scattered around the house bookmarked and waiting to be organized.

Janna said...

The Church magazines are such incredible resources -- I am always so excited to open the mailbox and discover them waiting to be read! Thank you so much for the reminder to focus on the things that are the most important.
I hope that your family has a beautiful and meaningful Easter season!

Angie said...

Such a wonderful idea....can't wait to make my own! Thank you!

Lori Cartwright said...

Great idea! I did the same thing when my girls were young, but I hadn't thought about binders for adults and teens.

One of the best things I've done for FHE, talks, lessons, etc. is label manila envelopes with gospel subjects and fill them with related handouts that we brought home from church. I would also laminate articles and games from the Friend to put in here. So easy to grab and use!

christine said...

been years since I've read of these.

Claire said...

Awesome. Love this idea. I also love the part about Benji wanting you to read this one and that one to him. What a cutie.

Senja said...

Such a great idea! :) I just pinned it!

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