AUCTION: - Last night we went to a combined activity for YW and
RS. It was
a service auction. In both RS and YWs, they've been talking about doing
compassionate service. They asked each of the ladies and YW to
down a service they'd be willing to do for someone. Last night, as we
we were each given a paper which helped us figure the amount of money
earned to use at the service auction. For example, if we had gone
teaching this month, we got $20.00. The Young women earned $10.00 for
value they had signed something off on this month; a trip to the temple
was worth $25.00 and making your bed that day was worth $15.00.
was possible to earn up to $400.00. After we had our sums totalled,
had an auctioneer auction off the services. I ended up purchasing
"one piano performance--good for any kind of performance any
"one singing performance--any time any occasion"
young ladies will
a number in my gospel Doctrine class Sunday!) and "1 hour of work time
to be spent doing anything." My daughter purchased "1 batch
of chocolate chip cookies," "1 batch of cookies (any kind)" and "2
pulling weeds" (She rejoiced when she heard that one
She hates weeding! There were some items that were silly (will
water balloons for your FHE activity) and others that were really fun,
viz. "a candlelight dinner for two". There was one that
me really strongly though. Towards the end, the auctioneer picked out a
paper that said, "I'll be your friend." I thought, "How much is
worth? How much would I pay to have another friend?" I
who it was that put this in, what person in the ward would offer their
friendship for sale. The bidding went quite high, and when it was
over I asked the lady who bought it, who the offer was from. We have a
woman in our ward in her mid-fifties who lives with her parents and has
the mental age of a 7 year old. She was the person who offered her time
and her friendship, she offered everything she had to give. I
that ultimately, the result of this activity will be to bring
the two groups (the RS and the YW) closer
They want to make it an annual event.
LITTLE GIRLS NIGHT:
- We had a really fun
that the girls loved. We called it "Little Girls Night."
girls all brought a baby picture, a favorite doll or stuffed animal,
a favorite storybook from her childhood. We guessed who was who
our baby pictures, then oohed and ahhd over them. Then we shared
memories from our childhoods, about our dolls or animals. Then each
read her story to the others...they were so cute, they read with such
in their voices! As they listened to and read stories, we ate
cookies and drank milk. Our value focus that month was integrity and we
talked about how little children are so loving and forgiving and stand
up for what they believe. We read the scripture about becoming as
a little child and I challenged them to not be childish but
Then we went outside and played tag. The girls just had such a
time being "little" again, they giggled the whole evening. Vicki
FASHION SHOW WITH
PRIMARY GIRLS: - I'm a Mia
Maid in Fairbanks Ak. My ward just had an activity that was a blast! We
had a fashion show and invited all the Achievment Days girls to come
guess it goes with their goals-about personal care). We found old
formals for each of the 7 value colors. And let each girl have a turn
the runway. While our Mistress of Ceremonies gave comentary about the
it went with and the model. We also had some other fun categories. The
activity was a sucess, the girls and Young Women loved it!
VALUE VIDEO: -
We had an all girls activity
where the girls had to act out the word INTEGRITY or what ever value it
is that month. The first week each class video taped their
skits on integrity. They were to be creative and no more than 10
minutes in length. The following week we decorated the gym like a
movie theater and had popcorn, treats, and drinks and had a "movie"
where we viewed the videos. The girls loved it.
YW VALUE SCRIPTURE
HANGMAN: - You can play
the YW scriptures. Give a hint as to if it is a Value scripture
include theme, standards of personal worthiness and so forth), A Truth
Scripture...Beehive, Promise...Mia Maid, Faith...Laurel. Any
in the responsibilities, mission statements, recerences, and
are fair game. Remember when you do a Faith scripture they
the Articles of Faith.
PERSONAL PROGRESS AS
A CLASS: - Pick a Value
Experience out of the PP book and work on it. There are many that
don't need any preperation like Beehive 2 Choice & Accountability
It is a read some scriptures and discuss them.
MUSEUM FUN: -
have planned a Saturday Activity with our YW at a museum. Since
live only 1 hour away from the Getty Museum, we chose that one.
sent one member of our YW's presidency to the museum where she bought
postcards depicting the different sculptures and art. Two weeks
the activity, we passed these cards out -- one to each YW who will be
It was up to her to read up and research "Her" piece of artwork.
Then on Saturday, we went to the museum and as we toured, the Young
recognized "her" artwork and gave the rest of us a report on it.
It was a great way to learn and pass off a few Personal Progress Goals!
HIGH CHAIRS: -
A fun activity we have done is
called High Chairs. We did this at Youth Conference. We
focusing on the June's New Era special edition about Friendship.
We had a list of 40 questions from the different articles. To
the game we divided into 5 groups. Then we gave the ANSWERS to
of the questions to each team. Each answer is on a separate strip
of paper. The team then divides the answers among
On the opposite side of the room you have five chairs numbered
(To help avoid confusion, we also had each team put a tag on so that we
knew which team they were from) Now the game begins.
reads a question, the person from each team that has the answer runs
the room to sit in a chair, the first one there will sit in the chair
the #5 on it, that means they have just won 5 points for their
HOWEVER, if they have the wrong answer, they LOSE 5 points for their
The kids love this. We did it with the girls focusing on Personal
Progress one night also. We did the scriptures that go with the
the colors, the Motto's for each group. Everyone gets to
I always have one of the youth tell everyone what the answer is so that
it reinforces what you're trying to get across. For Youth
I had a group of four youth put this together. They were the ones
that came up with the questions, read them and kept score. After
one of the boys briefly reviewed what the activity was about and why
the right friends really is important.
ACTIVITY: - We are doing a
y.women activity. It involves 50+ girls from three wards.
will play a "mixer" game in the cultural hall, then split the girls by
class-beehives, mia maids and laurels and they will spend 1/2 hour in
classes/workshops/craft area. Each ward is responsible for
on the 1/2 hour class relating to the values. The goal for
these classes was to do a craft and also try to pass off a personal
goal. For example, my ward has individual worth. We are
to make a simple card and then the girls are going to write in
This passes off: Beehive 1, Goal #8, Beehive 2, Goal #3, Mia Maid
1, Goal #4, Mia Maid 2, Goal #3. We are really trying to do this
as in-expensively as possible. Then after the workshops, the
will go back into the cultural hall and each ward is responsible for a
group game. Then we will serve hot fudge sundaes. Should be
fun and hopefully we will get to know some of the other members in
wards. (To pull this off, all three ward YW pres. met to hammer
the details. Also one ward did an invitation to each girl.) Cathie
- How you play Scripture
hangman depends a lot on your Young Women. You could play with
places, things, events, scripture mastery, Personal Progress
the scriptures are the limits. (ie... ye are the light of the
... (spaces for this phrase)). Break the YW into two
have one team guess at it, if they get it before they are hung then
get a point. Then for a bonus point have them tell you what the
is Matthew 5:14-16. If someone can stand up and quote it their
gets another point. Then have one for the other team.
Have several planned out and I am sure after a while the girls will
comming up with their own.
ACTIVITY: - Another thing
I do is in the PP book. Have a quick game of do you know your
progress. Divide the Girls into teams or classes. Ask
to the YW like who knows the YW theme? (When the YW know an
answer have them stand up) One by
resite it. Give 2 points to each team for every YW that got it right
1 point for every YW that tried to do it. Ask more questions like
what is the value definition of Faith ...What is the YW Moto ...What is
the Miamaid 2 responsibilities .... What are the Standards of Personal
Worthiness (when the YW have to make a big list of things they could
in a group and give one point for each correct answer.
RAINBOW OF VALUES:
- I designed my own Young
Women's Personal Rainbow of Values. It was made out of wood. The girls
painted the rainbow with the YW colours and on top the cloud the
the phrase "I AM OF INFINITE WORTH". They all loved the craft. Marjorie