LDS Standards Night Programs

A standards event, sometimes called standards night is an annual program, usually held during mutual, emphasizing moral values and eternal goals, such as the values and goals taught in For the Strength of Youth. Standards events are based on the last part of the Young Women theme:

We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.

Standards events are held to encourage young women to live the standards that will bring them closer to the Savior and may be held on a class, ward, multi-ward, or stake level.

Young women and priesthood and Young Women leaders are invited to standards events. Standards events may include mothers or fathers, mothers and fathers together, young women and young men, or any combination of Young Women age-groups, depending on how a subject is presented.

Standards Night Ideas

Over the years, many leaders have shared Standards night activity ideas. Did this remind you of a great standards night activity? Please share yours here!

Oct 25 2011

2012 Mutual Theme Wristband - Arise and Shine Forth D&C 115:5 - ALMOST SOLD OUT

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This year's wristband is yellow, in keeping with the theme Arise and Shine Forth, from D&C 115:5.

These silicone bands are debossed with the key phrase "Arise and Shine Forth" and measure approximately 8 inches. They will fit both youth and adults comfortably.

Our mutual theme wristbands have sold out every year since we first began making them, so please order yours right away to ensure we have stock to meet your needs, especially if you're shopping for youth conference, camp, or other stake groups.

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Handout Dec 31 2012

American Idol Standards Night Script

Jechelle S. shared this script she wrote that uses the American Idol format to teach Standards from For the Strength of Youth.

The script calls for 10 youth contestants who each teach about a different standard through their speeches. There are also the 3 adult judges and an announcer, and there's a place at the end for a Stake President or Bishop to speak. The contestants are:

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Handout Jan 25 2013

Arise and Shine Forth Personal Progress Magnets

This magnet idea was submitted several months ago, but it got lost in my inbox somehow....

It was submitted by Janine B who says, "I thought it would be a good idea to have the girls pick their value projects and write them somewhere where their parents would see them too. I printed these fridge magnets thinking that if their goals were on their refrigerators they would also be on their minds. So we printed these out on cardstock and put magnets on the back and passed them out at New Beginnings this year."

Thanks for the great idea, Janine!

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Aug 12 2011

Arise and Shine Forth Youth Spectactular at Weber State

Weber State University had a 10-stake youth event in 2010 with the theme "Arise and Shine Forth". Check it out for dance ideas, etc. There's lots of ideas for music and more for planning a youth conference here.

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Article Nov 01 2011

Awesome Arise and Shine Forth Quotes - HUGE list

I collected a TON of great Arise and Shine Forth quotes when I was creating the bookmark cards. These are helpful for talks, youth conferences, standards nights, and camp themes dealing with the theme Arise and Shine Forth in Doctrine and Covenants 115:5.

I got all these by using http://scriptures.byu.edu/

Arise and Shine Forth Quotes

The Lord's people are a covenant people under solemn obligation to him so to live as he has declared to the Prophet Joseph to become a standard to all the nations, and if there was ever a time in the history of the world when it needed a people that would manifest in its lives all the principles of the gospel, that time is today. - Joseph L Wirthlin, 1946 General Conf.

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Jun 30 2009

DeFord Music

Sally DeFord has a crazy huge list of totally free LDS sheet music for use in your Christmas or Easter choir presentation, Young Women's activity, Enrichment meeting, or virtually any other type of LDS activity. You can search by topic (including "easy for choirs"), and many of the songs have MP3s you can download to hear or practice. Sally has my personal favorite-of-all-time arrangement of "Come, Thou Font of Every Blessing" on her website. Sally's talent for music blesses the lives of so many!

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road (Portuguese)

Clarice M.V.S. shared this Portuguese translation of the Yellow Brick Road Temple Skit.

8 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, black and white.

Clarice M.V.S. compartilhou desta tradução portuguese do temple amarelo Skit da estrada do tijolo.

8 páginas, 8.5 x 11 avançam, preto e branco.

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Follow the Yellow Brick Road (Temple Skit)

Brenda H. shared this script for a skit that uses the popular story The Wizard of Oz to teach about the virtues needed to attend the temple.

The entire script is written in rhyme, which would make it very easy to memorize. In addition to Wizard of Oz costumes, you'll need the following props:

* Bean Bag with signs for obstacle
* Temple Backdrop
* Sign that says (Path of Virtue with Young Women Torch)
* Balloons to represent the values
* Brain, Medal, Heart Necklace (big plastic heart on string)

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Kryptonite Dating Standards Activity

Kim A. compiled several ideas to create this Standards Night activity idea. It uses a kryptonite object lesson to teach dating standards -- run, don't resist. It also includes a list of celestial dating rules said to have been passed out by President Hinckley by ywconnection.com. I have no way of verifying this claim, but have no special reason to doubt it either.

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Nov 20 2009

Making Temple Keepsakes - Naperville 2nd Ward

Find out how the Naperville Ward does Standards Night! Awesome! "Invitations all dolled up and ready to give out to Young Women and their Moms for a night of keepsake crafts focusing on the Temple. 'emple Blessings Are in Store' All Young Women and their Mothers are Invited to Attend a Night of Crafts and Fun Focusing on the Temple"... Inside invite was a supply list and a delicious chocolate treat!

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Nov 02 2009

Personal Progress Balloons - 16 ct.

Ours is the first (and ONLY) set of balloons that comes with all the Young Women Personal Progress value colors, including hard-to-find gold!

Each latex balloon is the larger 12 inch size, perfect for decorating. We provide both white and gold balloons in the pearlized finish.

In each set you'll receive TWO each of white (pearlized), blue, red, green, orange, yellow, purple, and gold (pearlized).

Use these balloons to decorate ...

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Personal Progress Values Classroom Banners - stitch style

Our personal progress classroom cross stitch style banners fit on five pages or less. I created them to be used at New beginnings or when you are focusing on a particular value during the month; however, you'll find lots of uses for them at camp and other activities, I'm sure.

Simply print out the pages, align the overlap, and tape for a beautiful classroom poster! Enjoy!

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Handout Feb 07 2013

Personal Progress Values Classroom Banners - temple style

Our personal progress classroom temple banners fit on four pages or less. I created them to be used at New beginnings or when you are focusing on a particular value during the month; however, you'll find lots of uses for them at camp and other activities, I'm sure. Simply print out the pages, align the overlap, and tape for a beautiful classroom poster! Enjoy! Sample image:

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Sally Ann the Modest Princess

Julie O. wrote and shared this cute skit. She says, "I wrote this skit to go along with a modesty activity idea I saw on your website. We used the idea of the funny immodest clothing ideas and made a skit out of it. We had the leaders be the models and the young women really had a fun time laughing at the immodest clothing, for example the "bear" tummy, wearing a teddy bear around the waist over clothing.

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Handout Feb 07 2013

Temple Dress - White Hanky Card

Three White Dresses Hanky Gift

This white dress card is for giving a handkerchief to someone who is preparing to attend the temple for the first time. It has a poem on the back that reads: Tuck this white handkerchief away, Then take it out to be used on a very special day, When you go to the temple to make covenants And receive your own Temple Endowment.

Here are the instructions

Step 1 - Sign the card benath the poem, and then fold along the dotted line between the dress bodices as shown below:

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Handout Dec 31 2012

The Plain Princess

Marilynn M. shared this cute script for a New Beginnings activity. It is based on the book The Plain Princess and integrates each of the seven values in to the skit.

It's a Readers' Theater, so it's not necessary to memorize the parts (some of them are very long). There are 13 speaking parts.

9 pages, 8.5 x 11 inches, black and white.

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Threads of Eternity - Handkerchief poem

This document was submitted by Kellee P. who found the poem online (author unknown). She printed the poem on cardstock and stamped an image of her local temple in the space at the bottom of the page.

Click to read more white hanky poems and handkerchief craft ideas.

2 poems per page, black and white text.

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Feed item Oct 17 2012

What Makes You Beautiful

I am sure you have seen at least one of these videos made by a few young men groups across the nation, in response to President Thomas S. Monson saying that "every woman deserves to be told she's beautiful."*I would love to see a music video like this made by an Elder's Quorm or High Priest Group.  President Monson did say "every woman"... he did not specify age, right?  ;)*Original inspiration: Citrus Heights Young Men*The same group of young men made this video, as commissioned, for girls camp. :)*Colorado Spring North Young Men

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Sep 14 2009

Young Women Bargain Stickers - Values

The uncertain economic times in the world today are causing everyone to think twice about how they spend their money. We all want the best "bang for our buck" and are looking for ways to get it.

Our 2x2 inch Young Women Bargain Stickers - Values are the best value in stickers for Young Women and their leaders! Nowhere else will you find all eight of the Young Women values on one sticker! Each sticker costs just 10 cents each, and you can order any quantity up to 1,000.

These stickers are ideal for New Beginnings invitations, Personal Progress incentives, making your own bookmarks, cute camp craft embellishment, and inexpensive lesson handouts. Their large size and glossy print ensures they'll be noticed.

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Handout Dec 31 2012

Young Women - universal 1/2 sheet card

This card template was made using my LDS Digital Scrapbooking elements. This makes two cards per 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper. It has a ribbon with the flower elements and the word "Young Women" in the bottom right quadrant in "Scriptina" font. There is plenty of space on this card to type in the title of your event, and it's generic enough to use for birthday cards, invitations, and much more.

Print this on white paper or on a very light colored scrapbooking paper for dimension.

Top fold.

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Stickers Nov 06 2013

Young Women Value Stickers

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Our 2x2 inch Young Women Bargain Stickers - Values are the best value in stickers for Young Women and their leaders! Nowhere else will you find all eight of the Young Women values on one sticker! Each sticker costs just 10 cents each, and you can order any quantity up to 1,000.

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