One of the best ways to help my kiddos listen is to keep their hands busy. I’m a big fan of intricate coloring pages because the kids will work away happily for a long time (and by a long time, I mean like 2 minutes) and allow me to read aloud to them or listen to a Conference talk.
The inspiration for this coloring page came from the beautiful hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. The first few lines read:
Tune my heart to sing Thy graceStreams of mercy, never ceasingCall for songs of loudest praise
I love the image of tuning our hearts to sing the praise of God. It’s a powerful reminder to leave behind my natural selfish inclinations and focus instead on praising God and spreading His love. It’s something I am constantly working on and something I hope to teach my children to do as well.
I like to keep a stack of coloring pages printed and ready to go into our church bag for the kids to color during sacrament meeting. They can also earn a ticket or two in our simple Conference Store for each coloring page they complete while watching or listening to conference. You can find other coloring pages I’ve designed here. I’m excited to share another coloring page with you today and I hope it will be useful to you!
Use these beautiful holiday decorations in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving for each family member to write something they are grateful for on one side of a leaf–and an action they will take to show their gratitude on the opposite side. This set includes 18 brightly colored wooden leaves and one chalk marker for writing, erasing, and re-using year after year.
All proceeds from Deeds of Gratitude will be donated to Hopelink, a fabulous Pacific Northwest non-profit that is working hard to eliminate poverty by providing much need stability and training to families. Help us spread some good in the world and spread some good in your home at the same time.