Lifelong Learning

The Visiting Teaching Message for August is entitled, “Seek Education and Lifelong Learning“. I was inspired by the kit Hand Picked Daisy made last September, and wanted to put together something similar. I glued this quote from Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to the front of a brown paper lunch sack:

“Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body, and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression, and self-doubt”

And used another part of his quote on the bookmark:

“A few of the basic attributes needed to become a lifelong learner are courage, faithful desire, humility, patience, curiosity, and a willingness to communicate and share the knowledge that we gain. . . . “

You can download both quotes along with graphics here.
I made one in Spanish as well! Download here.

I also made this fun note, which took me way back to high school. You pull the tab to unfold the paper.


I wrote on the note the beginnings of a “To-Learn List”. I got this idea here. They said this:

We all have to-do lists. These are the tasks we need to accomplish. Try to also have a “to-learn” list. On it you can write ideas for new areas of study. Maybe you would like to take up a new language, learn a skill or read the collective works of Shakespeare. Whatever motivates you, write it down.


To fold the note, begin by folding each of the four corners toward the center.

2. Fold each long edge to the center line.

3. Fold each point so it almost meets the folds from Step 2.

4. Turn the whole thing over. Fold one short end up so that the fold coincides pretty much with where the point from Step 3 is (about 1/3 of the length of the rectangle resulting from Step 3).


5. Fold the 2nd end at the same point, and insert the corners into the flaps of the other.


Add a fruit snack and a brand new pencil, and put everything inside the paper sack. I folded the top of the sack over a couple times, punched 2 holes to keep it together, then threaded a ribbon through and tied into a bow. I then tied a name tag to the bow.

There are sure to be some great discussions about lifelong learning – what we would all like to pursue, in both spiritual and secular learning, and how we plan to get going! Have a great month.

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15 Responses to Lifelong Learning

  1. FamiLee says:

    Thanks for the ideas! Glad i found your blog.

  2. Laurie says:

    So Cute, and already done for me! Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Could you have your quotes/graphics traslated into spanish?

  4. Kristin says:

    You're so welcome and I just added a Spanish version for the download. Enjoy!

  5. luster says:

    thanks for the ideas

  6. Tim says:

    Yu need to put more specific directions on step 5. Cant do it !!!!

  7. Alison says:

    Yeah, I always screw this up. I can never get all 4 corners to match correctly.

  8. Thea says:

    This did not work at all, the last two steps led me to disaster!

  9. Name says:

    Thanks so easy to fold!!!

  10. Becca bieber says:

    Love it!!!!!!!! So easy! When ever I write notes to my friend I’m folding it like this!

  11. Anotoms says:

    Easiest thing ever best directions yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. Heather says:

    Can’t. Do. Step. Five. :(

  14. Summerlin says:

    Step 5 is too complicated. Have you seen any video teaching the same thing on youtube possibly?

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