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The Books in the New Testament Interactive Bookshelf!

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Next year, since we’re studying The New Testament, I am going to focus my scripture song on The Books in the New Testament.  The scripture song will take place right at the beginning of my singing time and take only 1 – 2 minutes.  You can see a few more details HERE on bringing in a variety of songs into singing time.
 
I will be creating a variation for the Book of Mormon so watch for that in November 2019!
 
I thought it would be fun to hang a poster in the primary room with all the books in The New Testament but one that is interactive so I came up with this:
 

I used this image HERE and worked a little magic :).
 
So now you have the option to gradually empty the bookshelf if you like!
(don’t download these images to try to print as they will be too small – files are at the bottom of the post for you to download)
 
The books can be added and removed as the song is learned!  Remove one book every week as you gradually learn the song, or remove a cluster every month (some of the sizes of books may be hard to cut out individually but it’s just the nature of the clip art I chose so hopefully you can get it to work).
 
 
This poster doubles as a great bulletin board in the primary room too!
 
I have a few options for printing.  The poster prints as a 20×30 poster/picture (perfect for Costco):
 
  • Print the filled-in bookshelf for JPEG or PDF.  I’ve also got a print-at-home tiled version that prints on 9 pages.
  • Print the empty bookshelf for JPEG or for PDF.  I’ve also got a print-at-home tiled version that prints on 9 pages.
  • Print the PDF removable book documents.  These print as 8.5×11 documents and either cut out each book or cut out book clusters.  I recommend printing on white card stock and laminating!
  • JPEG removable book documents.  They are still sized as 8.5×11 but you can easily crop them to fit to be an 8×12 photo.
If you find any mistakes, PLEASE let me know!!
 
I might implement singing this song to the Macarena (I saw suggested) or Emily posted actions that are DARLING on FB HERE and Patty created a cheat sheet for those actions HERE.

All my printables are free and can be downloaded from my Resource Library.  To gain access to my Resource Library, simply click on the below:

These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Interactive Bookshelf > The New Testament.

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42 thoughts on “The Books in the New Testament Interactive Bookshelf!”

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    Love this Ideas Camilla , I can't thank you enough for your blog, ideas, Print out, movement ideas….. I could go on. I have been in this calling, 3 years, I found you blog a few week after. I has help me stay organized and learn the songs and keep the kids interested in sing. I love when I see primary children out side church and the run and give me a hug. Thank you for your continues help building my testimony of our Savior. thank you Thank you.
    Marry Christmas
    Jamie
    Colorado

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    Hi Camille
    I have printed out the empty bookshelf (the tiled version) and the clusters of books to go on the shelf, but the books are too big to fit. Is there something I am doing wrong. I thought I may have to just make the shelves wider by puting a piece down the middle and colouring it in.

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    Hi Sue!

    I'm SO sorry – I didn't make the tiled document big enough. I've updated my post so now the tiled version prints on 9 sheets of paper instead of 6. The books will fit now. I'm so sorry you printed it already…can I send you a printed copy?? Thanks for letting me know!

    ~Camille

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    Hi Dustin,

    Thanks for letting me know! Yes, my mistake again…grrr. I previously updated the wrong link. But I think I've FINALLY got it right. I'm happy to hear you got it to work out.

    ~Camille

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    I wanted to print the empty bookshelf at Sams. When I upload it as a 20×30, it zooms in too much and I can't see the top or the bottom of the bookshelf. I downloaded the jpeg, then uploaded it to Sams. Should I do something different?

    thanks!

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    Camille, you are an answer to prayers! Your blog and ideas and printables have made my calling so much easier. I actually feel organized and confident when I go into Primary now! Blessings on you!

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    I love this! I know I'm jumping the gun a little, but can you do the books in the Old Testament and the Book of Mormon too? I'm thinking of hanging this in the primary room all year and just switching out the books that go on the shelves each year. And I don't have the computer skills to do it myself. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Hi Blatter…

    Sam's Club prints different sizes than Costco does. If you let me know what size you are trying to print at Sam's, I'll re-size the image for you.

    And Shayla…

    I'll add your request on my to-do list. I can't promise it will be this week but maybe this month sometime. Thanks for the suggestion!

    ~Camille

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    Thank you!! I was going to do Sams Club 20×30 so that if I print the books at Staples on card-stock it would still fit proportionally. But, if Sams is doing 20×30, shouldn't it be the same as Costco's 20×30? Just let me know what I need to do differently, if it's me on my end. I am not tech savy! THANK YOU!

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    Sorry, it's me again. 🙂 So, I just ordered the poster print of the empty bookshelf, and I am going to print the books on cardstock. How are you reattaching the books so that it doesn't rip? I was thinking maybe those velcro circles? . . . Tape will rip, and I hate staples . . .

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    No problem…make sure to laminate the books then I'd recommend the blue painters tape or plasty tac. Velco would work well too! If you really wanted to make it durable, I'd laminate the empty bookshelf too but that can be a little $$.

    ~Camille

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    This bookshelf is AMAZING! I print mine out yesterday at Walgreens, since I don't have a costco nearby. It turned out amazing! I printed it in 20×30 and it comes out on heavy photo paper. I found a coupon on their website and got 40% off so I paid about $15. I haven't gotten it laminated yet, but I'm not sure it needs it. I priced it out at office depot and even with a discount that I personally have it would have been almost $40. So I just wanted to share another option. I also printed out the books at home, laminated them myself, and stuck everything on with velcro.

    Thank you! It looks so, so, so good!

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    Thanks so much for all your darling ideas and hard work. So when I upload it to Sam's it does not work as a 20 x 30 it cuts it off but 24 x 36 works. Will that size look okay with the books you have?

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    I ended up just printing it a Walgreens because the 20 x 30 works fine there and hopefully it's a little bit better quality (when I called Sam says their posters are pretty flimsy). Do you have to laminate the bookshelf or you think it's okay by itself?

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    Hi Natalie and Aaron,

    The posters can be a little flimsy so it's just up to you what you think will be best. If you want it to last a long time and remain in good condition, definitely get it laminated. But I think it will be great on its own.

    ~Camille

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    Hello Camille,

    I just wanted you to know that I went to Costco yesterday to pick up my poster and while I was looking for mine I saw THREE others for different people. I had to laugh, and think of what a great idea it was! Good for you for leading the people! Hahaha. I got a nice giggle from it, I thought you would too!

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    Jerilyn…that makes me smile, thanks for sharing :). My husband says the only reason I keep up my website is because of all the kind things everyone has to say and I can't say he's totally wrong.

    ~Camille

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    Help…I messed up….I printed the bookshelf as a 16×20 at office depot and the books are too big…ARGHHHH…would it be possible for you to please please please email me the books in a word doc or something I can edit to make smaller to fit my shelf…thank you sooo much….

    deemariegreer@gmailcom

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    Just checking before I print… Does the file to print 20×30 for Costco print properly at Walgreens as a 20×30? I don't live near a Costco. Which books file would I need to use? Thank you soooo much for you willingness to share all of your work with all of us!

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    Hi Christine,

    I haven't printed with Walgreens but I'm going to assume they will want the JPEG file. As long as you are printing a 20×30 size at Walgreens, it should be work.

    I hope that helps.

    ~Camille

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    Hi Camille!
    First of all, I want to say THANK YOU for making this! I was telling my chorister last Sunday about how I wanted to make books to put up on our bulletin board so the kids could learn them. That's when she showed me yours. Yay! Now I don't have to make them and yours are way cuter than strips of colored paper!!
    BUT I did want to ask you, is there a way you could add 1st and 2nd for Timothy and Peter and 1,2,3 for John?? I have kids that would totally fixate on "the mistake", as they would call it, and literally not be able to get past it. Is that too much to ask? Thanks so much!
    PS I like Shayla's idea for the OT and BOM bookshelves too 🙂

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    These are adorable, thanks! I'm just using the books on the chalk board with magnet tape on the back. Will be fun to mix them up and have the kids put them in the right order. I subdivided a few of them so there are more pieces to take away as they memorize. I would also love an OT and BoM set!!

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    HI! I tried uploading just the NT books to Costco and they said they only support JPEG and a few others, and PDF wasn't one of them but it looks like you only have PDF. Do you have JPEG for us to use by chance? (I'd rather have costco print out the books and save the ink!) Thanks for all you do!!

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    I just want to say "THANK YOU!" for the work you put into this site. I'm brand new to the chorister calling and your ideas are so helpful.

    I'm reading all these comments on this post and, though I'm technically challenged, I know I can do this! On second thought, drawing it out on poster board with come Con-tact paper "lamination" may be the easiest way for me – ha! But I love the idea.

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    Will you be making one of these for the Book of Mormon? We used the books by themselves (without the bookshelf) for our bulletin board and it was a real hit. The kids have been asking me if we were going to have one for all the books (BOM and OT). They really loved having it and it's been a HUGE help this year! It’s helped them learn them all in order and helped them when we they had to look up a scripture. Win-win! 😊

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