April 13, 2013

Interactive Book of Mormon Stories-- Giveaway

Keeping our little ones quiet during Sacrament Meeting can be a bit of a struggle sometimes.  I know that I try to provide church related materials for them to use during Sacrament, something to keep them busy, but something to also remind them of why we are there.  I am so excited to be adding the Interactive Book of Mormon Stories Vol 1 & 2 to our Sunday Bag! 

Combo: Vol 1 & 2 - My Interactive Book of Mormon Stories PDF

I’m even more excited to be able to offer two sets of Vol 1 & 2 as a giveaway to all of you great readers!

The Interactive Book of Mormon Series was created by Natalie and is available for purchase in her Etsy shop as downloads for $9.99 ea or $17.99 for the set.

Here are some videos showing Volume 1 and 2 in action!

There is a variety of ways you can put these together to best fit your family. 

How else do you help keep your kids reverent during Sacrament Meeting?  Share your ideas and mark it in the Rafflecopter Entry Form to enter the giveaway!  Other entry options are also available !

Good Luck!!

Contest ends 4/17 at 12:00AM HST, winners will be posted here and notified via email a Rafflecopter giveaway

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arianne said...

Keeping my kids quiet in sacrament meeting isn't easy. I have to change things up every few weeks or they get bored of what's in the sunday bag. The two year old is always the hardest. Thankfully they're only two for a year!

Dianna said...

I have made a variety of busy bags that I found on pinterest to help keep my kids happy in church. I'm always looking for new ideas!

Laurie said...

We used to have a bag full of stuff to entertain the kids with, but recently we've tried just having crayons, and it seems to be working great! Of course, my youngest is almost 3, so we're pulling out of the "baby at church" phase. But just having crayons and the program keeps her busy for quite some time! We allow one visit to the drinking fountain if she gets antsy, but even then, she goes with Dad - in his arms. So it's not really a fun time. Just a time for a change of scenery for a minute. :)

Laurie said...

Shared it on Facebook. :)

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Jodi Warenski said...

For us, the key is consistency. We start teaching them what is okay when they are little. We keep a spiral notebook and crayons in a bag so they can draw or doodle. They have to stay in the bag until the sacrament has been passed. It doesn't require a lot of prep, or a lot of money, but keeps my boys (2,4 and 7) quiet.

Leilani said...

These look great. I have small finger puppets for my baby and pen and paper for my older kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa said...

My younger daughter likes file folder games from sugardoodle.com. My son likes mazes that we print from the internet.

Melissa said...

We like file folder games from sugardoodle.com.

Cari said...

Super cute! My boys would love this!

Danielle said...

I have spent much of the past few months in the Mother's Lounge during sacrament, so this is not MY favorite way to keep them reverent. My husband downloaded a bunch of church apps and lets the little ones use them quietly. We also bring coloring books and crayons.

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Sharesa Larsen said...

We have quiet books and recently have fallen in love with the crayola little squeak marker set and little notebooks for them to color in.

Cindy said...

Love the Book of Mormon quiet books! We don't bring anything for kids to do that's not church related! And no food- it doesn't keep my kids quiet.

Cindy said...

Love the Book of Mormon quiet books! We don't take anything to keep kids quiet that is not church related!

Sarah Hastings said...

We don't let our kids have anything to occupy them (snacks, toys) until after the sacrament. We start this at a pretty young age because we want to try to help them understand the importance of the sacrament. It is amazing how still they can sit when they know they are going to get to color after "the boys sit down", I feel like it is helping them to learn to sit still without them even realizing it. These activity books look awesome!

Sarah Hastings said...

I love the "Enos prays all day" activity, my 7 year old would totaly dig that.

Michele said...

We have a pop-up children's Book of Mormon in our Sunday bag, along with a folder of printables from LDS website for our girls to color. This interactive set looks like something that my girls would really enjoy!

sillysiller said...

oh..I am looking for something just like this. Thanks
Linda

Guileless Mom said...

Sometimes the little ones just need something physical so we'll do a little finger play or hand massages.

Guileless Mom said...

Sometimes the little ones just need something physical so we do finger play and hand massages.

Guileless Mom said...

Love the building a ship puzzle. Really, all of it is cute!

sillysiller said...

I posted/shared this on facebook but I don't remember how to link it here?

Delanna said...

One of my children's favorite things for Sacrament Mtg is that I will print coloring pages from the Church website for them to do.

Melia said...

I have been using a home made dry erase coloring book and crayons to keep my kids entertained. These books would be fantastic!

Delanna said...

My favorite is the King Benjamin activity, but the Samuel the Lamanite one is running a close second!

Cula said...

our children are still young so my husband and i have church puzzle and coloring apps on our ipods to keep the kids quiet.

Cula said...

I loved the anti nephi-lehi's burying their weapons

amanda said...

Cool giveaway! I have been experimenting with a lot of different things for sacrament meeting reverence lately. I'm learning that it really depends on the child's temperament. One child NEEDS coloring. Another is fine with nothing, as long as she has a lap to sit in. It's a work in progress...

Mrs. M said...

This is so neat! Any of the activities would be good for keeping my children reverent during sacrament.

Christy Medley said...

We created a set of nesting boxes. Each box has gospel-themed photos, photos of family members, etc. It has kept both our youngest and oldest (2 & 6) occupied for many a Sundays!

Kelsey Richards said...

These look like great resources. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Meridith said...

I usually keep all the friend magazines in my bag and my kids read those. I also write notes with my son; it's not the most reverent thing to do, but at least he's being quiet and getting some writing practice.

DougandSheilah said...

I use my ipad that I loaded with church games as well as copies of the friend for my readers to read.

mommaerika said...
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mommaerika said...

We've found less is more. A bag full of tricks and treats usually causes more trouble than it's worth. We try to sit up front, out of the overflow (the kids behave so much better) and we limit the extras to a book and drawing pad/pencils for each kid.

mommaerika said...

Cute books - I loved the videos. I'm curious how she got what seems like magnets in the pages! I like the Prayers of Enos page. :)

mommaerika said...

Shared on my FB page :) https://www.facebook.com/erika.cravenbair

Emily said...

Thanks for the chance. :)

Heidi said...

These look really cool. Mine like bible story coloring books, or coloring pages from the friend, also my older kids love just a notebook to draw in.

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love theses for my six kids:) thanks
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Amy Beth said...

Practice & expectations.

Amy Beth said...

I love the King Benjamin & his teachings tents.

julie said...

I bring markers/pens and writing tablets and let my girls draw. For my 2 year old, board books work well. How do we enter the contest? I didn't see the raffle box thing.

Kristin and Jason said...

We have tried alot of different things. Our 2 younger kids have a church bag and that helps sometimes.

Kristin and Jason said...

I think that they are good for alot of different ages, helpful for the older one to refresh there memory, and younger to learn the stories.

Kristin and Jason said...

I shared on Facebook:
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Sally said...

I use the church magazines. The Friend for my younger daughter and The New Era for my teenage son. I also use drawing paper and colored pencils for my daughter since she likes to draw.

Nicole said...

I'm sure everyone sitting around us in sacrament meeting would be grateful if we won this ;-)

Nicole said...

Oh and I forgot to share an idea....scripture flannel board stories that stick to the pew in front of us give us a few quiet moments.

Nicole said...

Love the King Noah and Abinadi treasure chest sorting. Very cute and meaningful, too!

Heather H said...

This year because there are four wards in our building we are meeting backwards so we get our kids back after two hours of fun in Primary and nursery, lets just say Sacrament meeting is not my husbands or my favorite hour of the week... our 8, 6, and 4 year olds are ok usually with church books or a pen and notebook but our 2 yr old is a devil. The only thing we have found is that she loves a sister in the ward who only has one kid so far so we let her go sit with them!

techia said...

I don't really have any good ideas myself, but I'm glad to read some. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Inspiration Station said...

One favorite quiet activity amazingly is a geoboard and rubber bands OR church related board books usually with windows to open up, bible sticker books, and their own notebook and crayons.

Tara said...

I let my girls color in a notebook or coloring pages. It helps keep them quiet and they still listen to the meeting.

Kristen said...

We say Shh a lot.

Jen said...

We try to be minimalist at church. The Friend. Some paper. Maybe a churchy book.

Amanda said...

With four boys our sacrament meeting reverence is often lacking. My kids love coloring. The cover of bulletin is always a picture of the Savior or temple for the kids to color. Bless that bulletin coordinator!! We'd love these books!

Jennifer said...

We take books and quiet toys -- we recently added animal finger puppets to the church bad. I would LOVE to add some more Church-related activities!

Caroline said...

We keep it pretty low key. We don't have snacks now that we have early morning church, but I bring along coloring books and crayons, pictures of Christ on a keyring, and sometimes a Friend magazine. I've also collected all of the "Bright Idea" pages from old Friends and put them into a folder. That's been a fun one for us, as we've also included it in our daily devotionals. :)

mommaerika said...

Shared on Google+. Is this the right way to "comment"? I don't see an extra info box. https://plus.google.com/113431370686520043415/posts/b9cjBERSPQR

Rachel said...

I bring crayons and coloring books. It's the only thing that keeps them semi reverent without being rowdy.

SMMART ideas said...

When the sacrament is being passed, the kids can look at a Friend magazine or church-picture book. I tear out the activity pages from older Friend magazines that they can work on during Sacrament. Snacks are after the sacrament has been passed.

SMMART ideas said...

Love how the books highlight the prophets...think my little guy would like helping Ammon to cut off the arms of those Lamenites!

Hannah ~ Heavenly Homes Forever Families said...

I wish I could say my kids are angels during sacrament. Usually we bring little toys like cars or they draw on a little doodle pad. But (*sigh*) my husband chooses to let our oldest play Angry Birds...yeah, not too proud of that. =)

Hannah ~ Heavenly Homes Forever Families said...

We bring little toys to church like cars or the little people toys. My daughter loves drawing on a drawing pad and (*sigh*), my husband is ok with letting my son play Angry Birds...yeah, I'm not happy about that.

It would be great to have a more Gospel focused busy book. =)

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Googs said...

We allow our little ones, under 8, to bring a small toy, such as a pet shop or hot wheels car to play with. They also look through the Scripture Readers the LDS church has available. A notebook and pencil are also used for drawing or writing.

Plain and Precious said...

when we had 4 girls in 5 years, times were hard. A friend of mine who homeschooled gave me the suggestion of practicing being reverent everyday for increasing amounts of time. It actually worked! Once the older ones knew what to do, the rest just followed along and we haven't had any problems with the other 4.

Ashley said...

We usually have snacks and cars. Sometimes the little guys play on the iPad. I'd really love to try this though!

Ashley said...

I love the decode one that you figure out what he was praying about. I think my son would really like this to learn more about the scripture stories :)

The Nielsen Clan said...

We bring blank paper and a pencil and let the kids color...

Elaine said...

My little girls love to color so coloring books and crayons pretty much will do it for us. I try to keep a few other things in a bag (finger puppets, ABC quiet book) just in case they get bored of coloring.

the "Speece"iest family you know said...

Sacraments are sometimes trying for me. I'm often in the pew by myself because my sweet hubby has to work. I don't mind though I pack crayons and books to keep him busy. I especially love the new Crayola earsable crayons. Slip some The Friend pages in a sheet protector and Lil'man can color OVER AND OVER!!!

the "Speece"iest family you know said...

Posted on FB about the giveaway!
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Chels said...

I have a Sunday box with a variety of things I pick from each week (scripture story board books, lacing cards, popsicle stick puzzles (pics of Joseph Smith, temples, etc.), all the New Era postcards on a ring (http://store.lds.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category3_715839595_10557_3074457345616694670_-1_N_image_0), mini clipboard with paper and stencils....). This would be a great addition.

Nisa said...

These look really cute! Honestly, I have started homeschooling yet. I'll be starting next aug with a 1st grader and a 3rd grader. We are all so excited! I homeschooled my oldest through kindergarten and first grade and I can't wait to do it again!

gardners said...

Trying to get two rambunctious, redheaded boys, ages 1 and 3 to sit still AND quiet through sacrament meeting is no small feat. And we're definitely not perfect at it. We've had our fair share of Sundays where I'm pretty positive that most of our congregation (comprised mainly of quiet elderly couples) are either chuckling at us, or shaking their heads. But we don't give up. Our 3-year-old does great as long as he has plenty of things to keep his hands busy (coloring, books, magnets, etc), but our almost two-year-old still makes frequent visits to the darkest quietest room in the building to sit alone on a table or chair until he's ready to rejoin the family. I would absolutely LOVE the book for both of them. I like the idea of trying to keep sacrament activities centered around learning scripture stories, but most little kid church books are out of our budget. I don't usually take the time to enter giveaways (my computer time is precious), but it's definitely worth a shot for something this great! Thank you!

Nicol said...

I try to keep my children quiet during Sacrament meeting by rotating the items in the Sunday bag.

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Nicol said...

Love the boat building activity. Super cute!

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Kasi said...

We usually print of coloring pages from lds.org or make photo copies of coloring pages from our Animated Scriptures activity book. We also bring a notebook so he can draw whatever he likes...he usually sticks to church-like pictures because I'll sometimes whisper little prompts in his ear of what I'd like him to draw for me :). I'm always looking for new ideas and these just seem great and perfect for my 4 year old!

Leigh said...

Fun giveaway