1987
Sunday Scrapbooks
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“Sunday Scrapbooks,” Ensign, June 1987, 66–67

Sunday Scrapbooks

My two youngest children’s favorite Sunday activity is updating their “Sunday books.” The idea was born of my desire to find something they could do after Church that was worthwhile and in keeping with the spirit of the Sabbath Day. I also wanted to preserve the creative handouts they brought home from Primary.

The idea was simple: I provided them with two notebooks in which they could mount anything they brought home from Church. I also suggested that they write (or draw a picture, in the case of my Sunbeam) about what they had heard in Church that day.

I was pleasantly surprised at how interested they were. They mounted their handouts, talks, sacrament meeting programs, and birthday recognition badges. Twice we had to drive back to the chapel to get something meant for a Sunday book that had been accidentally left. Sometimes—even on other days—my children look back over their past treasures and play “Primary,” giving talks and lessons to each other. The children have even used their Sunday books as reference material for family home evening lessons.

The books reinforce the idea of keeping a journal, and they also help children to remember what they have learned that day in Church meetings.—Linda Wood Ballard, Pueblo, Colorado