From Posters to Flashcards
October 2008

“From Posters to Flashcards,” Ensign, Oct. 2008, 73

From Posters to Flashcards

Florence E. G. Hawkinson, Utah

You can make simple flashcards for your children from posters available at Church distribution centers. The two posters Latter-day Prophets and Temples Worldwide each have more than a dozen images. By simply cutting them apart, you can make pocket-size picture cards. Use them as flashcards to help your children become familiar with the names of the prophets and the order in which they served. Place temple cards on a world map to illustrate the Church’s growth. Buy two posters, and make card sets that can be used to play match or “Go Fish” games. Cover the backs of the cards with paper so that those with copyright or UPC symbols printed there won’t be obvious guesses. Or leave them as is and let younger children have “freebie matches” early in the game.

In addition to home use, you can bring the cards into the classroom. Use them as part of the lesson or keep them on hand for an impromptu activity. In any setting, I have found that these cards can help teach the important role that temples and prophets have in the gospel of Jesus Christ.