I am currently serving in the Primary in our ward, teaching the Valiant 9 class as well as an Activity Day leader. I love Activity Days and coming up with fun crafts, lessons and projects for the girls to do that go along with the Faith in God for Girls manual. I wanted a way for the girls to visually see how they were progressing with the faith in God program so I created these fun binders. The girls were so excited to get these which made me happy since it was no quick ordeal to create them!
These binders are half size binders- 8.5" x 5.5" , I chose the size so it wouldn't be overwhelming for the girls to carry around, and the small size makes them cuter. :) If you decide to make these you'll need an Adjustable 3-Hole Punch to hole punch everything that goes in the binder. There is a tab for each category in the Faith in God program- Learning and Living the Gospel, Serving Others, Developing Talents, Preparing for Young Women as well as a Journal tab.
I also created a page that goes in the front of the binder to track their progress in the Faith in God activities. It says "A Royal Daughter of God" and has an image of an empty crown which gets filled up with gem stickers as they complete things.
The idea behind the binder and having tabs for each category is that I will make handouts every time we meet and they will put those handouts in the related category section of their binder. I like the idea of the girls having a way to visually remember the activities they have been to and being reminded of what they learned. You can see my first example HERE.
I also plan on incorporating journaling in our activity day meetings with time at the end to journal what they learned and they can keep those thoughts in the journal tab.
The Royal Daughter of God progress tracking page has the girls earning gem stickers as they complete activities. In the manual it suggests to pass off 2 activities from each category each year (from ages 8-11). The girls may participate in more than just two acitivites in a category in a year but I only allow them to officially "pass of" and receive a sticker for the first two they complete in the year. I purchased all the stickers at Walmart.
Here is a key for the stickers on the crown:
Star at the center- Entering Activity Days
Pink Gems (8)- Learning & Living the Gospel
Gold Gems (8)- Serving Others
Silver Gems (8) Developing Talents
Blue Gems (8) Preparing for YW
Stars in the middle- Completing each section
Pearls- 13th articles of faith
I also have tiny little gems that they can pick each time they come and add it anywhere on the crown for attendance.
A few notes on printing-
The cover is 2 to a page and the tabs are only 1 to a page, because of the tab part I couldn't fit 2 to a page however, after trimming I could laminate 2 tabs at the same time in the regular letter size laminating pouches.
I use a Brother Printer that prints great color prints and I love that I can print up to 11x17 pages! After watching THIS youtube video I purchased the Refill Kit for Brother Ink. I've been printing a ton and haven't even made a dent in the ink bottles which has made printing so much cheaper! Basically using my printer totally eliminates trips to the office supply store. I also use a Westcott Paper Trimmer for all paper cutting and I love it, I use it all the time! I laminated every tab & the crown page, I use the Scotch Thermal Laminator with Laminating Pouches and I it works great. For this project I literally did it all at home, I love being able to print, cut and laminate at home.
You can download the binder files by clicking below!
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