Today, I have for you another goody: Opening Exercise Assignment Hand Outs. These are the papers you hand to the child, in the hopes that they will take them home and complete the assignment. It’s also nice if they make it to mom and dad… but, unless you hand deliver, this is not a guarantee. Personally, I don’t. I don’t have time to track down parents amid the millions of other things I’m trying to get accomplished in two hours each week. Opening Exercises has run smoothly enough with the kids taking the reminders home themselves, so I’m not gonna rock the boat. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
These have four hand outs to a page and are black and white for easy copying. I made a colored set, but it just didn’t look as great after I had it copied and I wasn’t about to print out 30 pages of hand outs that were going to end up in the trash on my home printer. You can also copy them on colored paper (neon yellow, anyone? Maybe they’ll get noticed by parents more?) and you’ll still get great results. They are formatted for an 8.5×11″ paper with 0.25″ margins. If you’re worried about it, you can set your print settings to “fit to page” and it should make sure nothing gets cut off. Your margins might change though. Just a heads up for when you’re cutting them apart.
The actual reminders are a simple check box system, which makes them easy to fill out. I found my Primary kids wanted more guidance (Give a talk on what? A scripture about what?) so I added in spots to put that info in for them. Usually it just consists of the month’s theme. It also has made our opening exercises more applicable to sharing time, which has been nice. Oh! Also, I found that it got a little old to write my name and phone number on each one, so maybe do that BEFORE you get it copied… just sayin’.