Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Young Women-Handout (Journals)

For those of you who don't know, I am the Young Women's advisor in my ward. So I teach every Sunday except fast sunday. I always try to have some sort of handout or goody for the girls to take with them when they leave my class. This past week the lesson was on Journals. Being so excited about it, and wanting the girls to get excited too, I decided to make them Journal Addendums. Since I figured most of the girls would already have journals, I didn't want to give them another. So I made these books for them instead.
On a website I found a link for this journal called "My Life-According to Me". On each page it asks specific questions about their childhood and their favorites right now. I liked the idea because I think it is fun to recall my favorites from when I was younger. I know personally when I write in my journal I don't usually put what my favorite color is, or my favorite food, favorite game, favorite movie, and etc.This will help them remember those simple of fun things.
To make the books I printed the pages on regular paper (I was going to use cardstock, but then the book would have been pretty thick), then cut them in half. The covers are cardboard covered in patterned paper. The whole thing is punched with a Bind-It-All (another nifty tool) and tied together with an assortment of ribbons. They took FOREVER to make, but thankfully the girls actually seemed to like them. Since the website also had a My Life journal-Adult Edition, I made them for the leaders as well. They basically were the same except the adult edition had more to do about college, children, and etc.
The picture is just a few of the journals. I made 14 in all; these are the leftovers, plus mine.

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