Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sunday 'Cans'

I loved this idea I found on Pinterest

I don't know about the rest of you, but when I get home from church I feel like collapsing and not waking up for at least 2 hours.  But, that usually doesn't happen for me.  I find that I'm terribly grumpy unless I have an action plan.  My kids need me to be a leader and teach them how to use time wisely, especially on Sunday's.

Now the Lord kind of feels strongly about keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.  It really isn't too much to ask of us is it.  One day in the week that we set aside to worship, relax, bond, pray, study, serve,  learn, etc.  Those things sound really nice but how much do they really happen?  I for one need to be more deliberate in my Sabbath Day worship and activities.

Anyhoo, there is a lot of Thou Shalt Not's on the Sabbath Day, so I like the approach of the Sunday 'cans' to show just how much we Can do on Sunday's.  So many ways to show our Heavenly Father that we are willing to dedicate one day to Him completely.  He is happy when we are strengthening others and lifting our families and spending time on things of a better.

So, here is the low down on the whole project.  From start to finish it took about 1 hour.  1 hour investment for several hours worth of activities.  Good trade.

That is not a crinkle in the paper, it is just the lighting of the camera form my phone  It actually looks very smooth in real life.

Okay, so if you haven't ever bought sticker paper or label paper, now is the time.  It is such a great thing to have on hand for quick-non messy crafts.  For $19.95 you get 100 sheets (which has lasted me about 1 year).

Print out the free download on your label paper and then you just have to cut around the lines.  There is 80 in this download.  It took me and my daughters 25 minutes to get them all cut out.  Not bad.

The labels perfectly fit these jumbo craft sticks that I got at Walmart for like $.80 or something insanely cheap like that.  They are great to have on hand for all sorts of crafts.

I just tear of a small part of the back and line it up and push it down.  So easy and so free of messes.  The kids were able to do it just great.  (Ages 4-10)  They aren't perfect, but they are so so close, and I love that we made them together.

There is also a download for the backs that are applied just the same as the fronts.  Trim around the edges for a nice clean look.

Wallah!  Finished.  Now I am armed with ideas and inspiration to help keep the Sabbath Day filled with uplifting ways to spend our day of rest together.  It sure beets the tired, stressed out mom that I usually am on Sunday's, who is so tired after sacrament meeting and doesn't an ounce of creativity to come up with anything at the moment even remotely close to uplifting.  I can now refer to my 'can' can and happiness will abound.  So excited to implement this into my family.

BTW, I just used an old pudding can, but any Campbell's soup can or jar or whatever you have can work.  My label is about 4" x 11".  So make sure your can isn't taller than 4"  There are two can labels, one to put on the underneath layer and one to cover any gaps for the top layer.

Happy Sabbath!  You 'can' do it too!

Click HERE for the Sunday activities download, and 'blanks' to create your own activities.


  1. I LOVE this!!! I especially love the play on words with Sunday "Cans" ;) Thanks for the download and all the great ideas! If you're interested, check out my list of ideas for things for kids/families to do on Sundays: http://fhelessons.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/honoring-the-sabbath/

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  3. Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. Hi, can you tell me where you bought the label sheets at for $9.95? I have looked at several stores and they are around $40. Thanks

    1. I bought these at Staples. Is that where you looked?

  5. Very cute!! Thank you so much!

  6. Thank you very much for sharing...

  7. thank you so much for sharing your talents. this idea is truly amazing and time-saving for any person out there that teaches primary or is trying to teach their children the gospel. thank you for sharing your talents and ideas. adventure on.

  8. My little sunbeams are going to take home a can like this for our Sabbath Day lesson. Thanks for making the prep work soooo easy!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to use it as a activity day idea

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  11. Hi, I was just wondering if you have a template without a background? I don't have a color printer, so I was planning to print on patterned paper and glue. :) Thanks!

  12. I wish we could just see a list of the activities rather than have to "checkout" and provide personal information, such as address, etc. It's meant to be a free download, why not make it easier to use?