Behold Your Little Ones (Nursery)
I absolutely love the newest Nursery Manual, "Behold Your Little Ones." I think it is done just beautifully. I have used it for Family Home Evening Lessons as well as part of my summer school.
The Introduction is a great place to start if you are new to nursery. It has wonderful ideas and good suggestions for a schedule and routine for your class. It also says,
"In addition to the activities in this manual, you can use games, pictures, songs, stories, and other
activities from Church magazines."
That is what this web page is for!
I am in the process of gathering extras for each lesson in nursery. Since you can teach one lesson over two weeks or do several activities throughout nursery since repetition is great, I know it can be helpful to have some extra ideas! I also try to include activities adjustments for various ages. Children just starting nursery are quite different than children about to leave. Plus if you are using the manual for Family Home Evening, chances are you have various ages in your home. Please let me know if these help you or if you are looking for a different direction as I really hope to make these useful to you! I will try to do a lesson a week so keep coming back.
Letter to Parents- a great letter to send home every year and to all new children. Its in the manual.
Lesson 1: "I am a Child of God"
Lesson 2: "Heavenly Father Has a Plan for Me"
Lesson 3: "I Can Pray to Heavenly Father"
Lesson 4: "Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ Love Me"
Lesson 5: "Jesus Christ Showed Us How to Love Others"
Lesson 6: "The Holy Ghost Helps Me"
Lesson 7: "Jesus Christ Created the World for Me"
Lesson 8: "Sunday is a Day to Remember Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ"
Lesson 9: "I Have a Body like Heavenly Father's"
Lesson 10: "I Will Take Care of My Body"
Lesson 11: "I Love My Family"
Lesson 12: "I Can Pray with My Family"
Lesson 13: "My Family Can Be Together Forever"
Lesson 14: "I Will Obey"
Lesson 15: "I Will Be Thankful"
Lesson 16: "I Will Say 'I'm Sorry'"
Lesson 17: "I Will Share"
Lesson 18: "I Will Love Others"
Lesson 19: "I Can Be Happy"
Lesson 20: "I Will Be Reverent"
Lesson 21: "Joseph Smith Saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ"
Lesson 22: "The Book of Mormon Teaches Me About Jesus Christ"
Lesson 23: "I Love the Scriptures"
Lesson 24: "I Will Follow the Prophet"
Lesson 25: "I Belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
Lesson 26: "I Will be Baptized and Confirmed"
Lesson 27: "The Sacrament Helps Me Think about Jesus Christ"
Lesson 28: "Heavenly Father Blesses Me through the Priesthood"
Lesson 29: "Jesus Christ was Resurrected"
Lesson 30: "Jesus Christ Is the Son of Heavenly Father"
Mini lesson: "Welcome to Nursery"
Mini lesson: "Happy Birthday!"
Be sure to check out the Music Section of LDS.org too since its full of music and songs to sing!
P.S. There are a couple of other blogs or websites that I have come across that I would like to share with you. They are not church websites, just people trying to be helpful just like me. One is Sugardoodle, which if you don't know it already, you should! It has all kinds of great ideas for almost everything you need in for a church calling and more. There is a nursery section that has some various ideas and sometimes coloring pages or activities that you can print out. The other is Church Babies that has coloring pages for each lesson as well as for Sunbeams. So check them out if you are looking for more.