I’m pretty excited about the printables I’m sharing today! I plan to use them in our Primary, but I got them prepped early so you could use them too. They are big: designed to be printed as Engineering Prints at your copy shop. I’ll walk you through that process–it’s super easy and pretty inexpensive, don’t worry!
The theme in Primary for 2016 is I Know the Scriptures are True. So I have been thinking about the various ways I plan to reinforce scripture study with our primary children. I think it’s really important and valuable for the children to feel comfortable getting around in the scriptures: the actual books as opposed to electronic versions. Don’t get me wrong, I personally carry my scriptures on my phone–I love the electronic option. But I think everyone should also (or maybe first?) know how to find verses, stories, and topics in the old school books.
I created these posters as a teaching tool to help our primary kids get more familiar with the look of scriptures. Every month we’ll switch out the poster for the new month’s verse and take a few minutes to point out where to find the name of the book, the chapter and verse, the page number, and how to use and understand the notes, dates, and cross references. I haven’t yet decided if we’ll underline the verse on the poster (with a marker or colored pencil) or if I’ll use washi tape (like you see above) to highlight the scripture of the month. I’m leaning toward the washi tape option.
See! They’re really big posters.
You’ll also note that I’ve included the yearly theme, the monthly scripture reference, and the doctrinal theme for the month on the top of each poster. The Sharing Time outline includes a couple of Articles of Faith and one verse is from The Family proclamation: these are included as well.
I had these printed at Staples near my house. Load the file onto a USB stick if you’re going to do it in person. They are PDF’s and that should work perfectly for the copy center. Most shops like Staples and FedEx Kinkos also allow you to upload these online. Ask for an Engineering Print. It should be less than $5. For me, the 18×24 version was $1.99 and the 24×36 was $3.89 (California prices, too. I’m guessing Utah will be cheaper.)
These files are pretty big because I wanted to be sure you get a nice crisp copy.
I figured that some of us are going to need the smaller, 18×24 version. We have a couple of HUGE bulletin boards in our Primary room, but I have served in other buildings where there isn’t as much wall space available.
I have a couple additional extras along these lines tomorrow: Articles of Faith posters, etc. Stay tuned!
Update: Click here for a few poster extras.