{Primary} Primary Helper Sticks

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Sometimes it is hard choosing your helpers during Sharing Time. Especially when you say, “I’m only going to pick children that are being reverent.” And then miraculously…everyone is super reverent! I also have a hard time because I have 3 children in Primary and I don’t want the others to think I am favoring my children (silly…I know, but that is just how I feel).
So to solve these issues and to learn each child’s name we have decided to use ‘Primary Helper Sticks’.
What do you think? I really like how they turned out.
Want to know how I made them? Keep on reading!

Primary Helper Sticks

Supplies Needed:
– White Sticker Paper (Here are some I found on Amazon or you can find them at any office supply store.)
-Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
– Scissors (I used my Silhouette to do the cutting)
– Marker
– Jar or Small Can
As I said above, I used my Silhouette Cutter to cut out my labels. I created the labels using the Silhouette software, printed them out onto the sticker paper and then had the machine cut them. 
If you don’t have a Silhouette, no worries!
First you will need to create what you want your labels to look like OR
you can use the ones I created.
Click on the link below to download and print out my Popsicle Stick labels. They will look exactly like the ones pictured above, but the name box is blank. I did leave the ‘visitor’ one as is.

Click HERE to print my ‘Primary Helper Sticks’ labels PDF file.

Click HERE to print my ‘Primary Helper Sticks’ labels JPG file.

{There are 14 labels per sheet}
Once you have printed out all the labels that you need your next job will be to cut them out.
Using scissors, cut around each label. Cut, Cut, Cut, until all labels are done.
Now, get your popsicle sticks and apply each of the stickers onto the sticks. 

After each of the stickers are on the sticks get a marker and label each stick with each of the children’s names.
Finally, get a jar or a cute container and place your fun ‘Helper Sticks’ inside!
We have 2 buckets for our Primary. We use one as a ‘Pick Me’ and then the other is for ‘Already Picked’. This helps us to know that everyone has had a turn. It may not happen in one week, but by having the 2 buckets we can know who was picked as a helper last week and be able to pick those that might not have helped.

My Etsy Shop

I have added my Sticker Labels to my Etsy shop. If you would like some ‘Primary Helper Sticks’ but don’t want to cut out each label yourself, then visit my Etsy Shop. If you have any custom requests just leave me a message. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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! ♥


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  1. Betty

    these are cute and helpful, thank you!

  2. Shannon Hansen

    So, I cannot get the Popsicle Labels to download. When I open it up I click on download and it does nothing. Maybe you can tell me what I am doing wrong? thanks so much!

    1. Hi Shannon. I will check the link to make sure it’s still working and I will go ahead and email you the file. 🙂 Thanks!

  3. Merilene

    Suas ideias são maravilhosas.. também tenho filhos na primaria e sinto essa dificuldade em escolher crianças para participar. Meus filhos sempre dizem: “Me escolhe mamãe “. “Voce nunca me escolhe mamãe” . Te agradeço de coração por compartilhar essa idéia simples e genial! Um grande abraço.

    1. Thank you, Merilene. I am so glad that you like my helper sticks and that they are making life a little easier for you. 🙂

  4. Jennifer

    SUCH a cute idea, thank you so much for sharing it with us! One question – is there any way to download this in a format that would allow me to type in the names vs. handwriting each one? I hate my writing and would much rather use a cute font! 😉 Thanks again!

    1. Hi Jennifer. I hate my handwriting too! I can try saving it as a JPEG or just email the names and I can type them for you. My email is: sheena@littleldsideas.net

      1. Jennifer Shelton

        You are so kind… thank you! I am trying to do popsicle sticks for our whole primary (Jr. and Sr.) which is very large, and is constantly changing. So I would not feel good asking you to type all of those for me! 😉 But thank you SO MUCH for the sweet offer! If you happen to be able to save it as a jpeg, let me know. I’d love to print the names in if it’s an option. Thanks again so much!!!

        1. I just sent you a JPG file. Let me know if you have any problems or questions. 🙂

          1. Jen Shelton

            You are awesome… THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Can’t wait to show everyone how cute these are! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!! 🙂

          2. Thank you! Hope they like their new helper sticks. 🙂