Spring feels like the right time to clean up and fix up. With the permission of your bishop and under the supervision of your youth leaders and Primary president, offer to sanitize the nursery toys and repair the hymnbooks. Use safe, anti-bacterial cleanser and go over all the toys and furniture in the room used as the nursery. Using proper book repair tape, gather up all the hymnbooks and erase marks and repair tears or the bindings of the hymnbooks.
If you have been taking piano lessons but are not yet accomplished enough to play from the regular hymnbook, try learning to play hymns in a simplified version. The book Hymns Made Easy has 60 hymns that are a good starting place for beginning pianists. Check with your ward music director or the meetinghouse library for a copy. Or the book can be ordered online through www.ldscatalog.com or Distribution Services.
Suggest to your parents that it might be fun to learn how to make do and use up ingredients in your refrigerator for dinner and for family home evening. You can all talk about being wise in using the family’s resources. Prepare by finding a recipe for pizza dough and sauce. Have each family member roll out a small piece of dough for an individual pizza. Top with vegetables or ingredients from the refrigerator. Share slices.
In addition to the Resource Guides (printed in May and November in the Ensign), Young Women and Aaronic Priesthood teachers may find these additional resources helpful in enhancing lessons 18–22.
Marli Walker, “Injured and Alone,” this issue, 28.
“Count the Ripples,” New Era, Feb. 2005, 26.
Shanna Butler, “You’re a Teacher Too,” New Era, Sept. 2006, 44.
Idea List: Preparing a Lesson, New Era, Aug. 2004, 15.
Idea List: Ten Terrific Teaching Tips, New Era, Sept. 2004, 44.
Q&A (friend more interested in me than the gospel), New Era, Aug. 2004, 16.
Connie Myers, “Missionary Mail,” New Era, Mar. 2007, 58.
Line upon Line: Matthew 6:9–11, New Era, Mar. 2006, 11.
Idea List: Pray with Power, New Era, Aug. 2006, 7.
Caroline Benzley, “Watching over the Church,” New Era, Feb. 2005, 30.
Sedley Parkinson, “Knock Again,” this issue, 8.
Elder Spencer V. Jones, “The Stench of Sin,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 26.
Q&A (how do I know if I’m forgiven), New Era, Feb. 2003, 16.
Ron Frandsen, “Passing Up Passing the Sacrament,” New Era, May 2006, 30.
Matthew Baker, “Sacrament Service,” New Era, Oct. 2002, 20.
Q&A (preparing for Melchizedek Priesthood), New Era, Oct. 2003, 16.
“Your Next Step,” New Era, Aug. 2004, 10.
Q&A (staying close to Dad), New Era, Feb. 2004, 16.
Shanna Butler, “What Abraham’s Covenant Means to You,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 32.