Primary Mailbox

Before I start my post I want to say Sorry…I did not even notice that January had Week 1 & 2 combined. When I posted my idea, I thought I was posting for week 2 and then later realized that it was actually for week 3.  So I’m sorry I didn’t get any ideas up for the first 2 weeks. πŸ™‚
A few months ago I was looking around the web and came across a website that had the cutest idea. After reading it I knew every Primary child would love this idea.

How many of you have children that like to check the mail, hoping that there’s something in there for them? I think all children love getting mail, right? I know I did. My cousin and I used to write each other letters and we only lived a mile from each other, but we enjoyed getting that letter in the mail. It makes you feel happy and special.

Daphne over at LDS Primary had an idea that she called the ‘Primary Mailbox’. Here is what she said about it:
In our Primary each Sunday we open a little mailbox and a few children receive an assignment to read a scripture, say the opening prayer or prepare a talk for the next Sunday.  We have even had CTR rings and warm fuzzies come out of our mailbox.  Sometimes a card will be pulled out with a special announcement for a baptism or to tell us that someone has completely memorized their Articles of Faith.  I love the Primary Mailbox!”

Love it! I think the children would be so excited to give a talk, scripture or prayer if it came from the Mailbox. haha
You could even put special birthday cards in the mailbox for those children with birthdays that week. Pick one of the birthday children to come and check the mailbox and then invite the rest and have them collect their card, goodie bag, and then sing to them.

Just make sure to take turns with who checks the mailbox. You could even use this to your advantage….the most reverent child gets to check the mail. Oh WoW! I think you would be able to hear a pin drop if you did that. hahaha

You could use an old beat up mailbox, make one out of cardstock or look at your local Craft Store. Find a place in your Primary Room where you can place your ‘Primary Mailbox’ and then tell the children what it is and get ready for some super excited children.

I just loved this idea and thought I’d share it with all of you. What do you think? Do you like it? or am I being a little over-dramatic? πŸ™‚

Some more News
Now some more news! I have quite a few posts that I’ve been meaning to post on here, but haven’t been able to get them typed up, so my goal this week is to get it done! So be looking for posts this week.
Also…the new Primary President in my ward just finished her bulletin board for this year. Oh my goodness! It is so stinkin’ cute! I will get pictures up tomorrow for all of you in need of some ideas.
I also wanted to ask you a question. The past 2 years I have typed up a sheet with the Monthly theme, monthly scripture, and song. Would you like me to do that again or do you already have one? Let me know.

OK I think that’s it. Have a wonderful week ladies!


Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! β™₯


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  1. We have been doing the mailbox in Primary for years and the kids have yet to get tired of it. πŸ™‚

  2. Yes on the question of monthly theme, scripture and song. I spent waaayyyy too long on Saturday trying to find one already done on someone’s blog or sugardoodle and no one does it with the song on it! If you do it, make it editable too so we can plug in our own song for April πŸ™‚

    Thanks for all your hard work on this blog – I am grateful for people like you…

  3. kyra harmon

    I am with Debbie, please do!

  4. We have the mailbox and our Primary President brought in a doorbell. So when it’s time, the pianist presses the doorbell and it chimes and the kids get so excited! Thanks for all your great ideas!!