Quick Christmas Activities

I LOVE Christmas.  Maybe because my birthday is really close to Christmas day.  Maybe it's all the sugar!  I think it's probably all the extra love we feel because of the great gift we have been given by our Heavenly Father.  We wan...

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Activity Days: Daddy-Daughter Western Recognition Night

“We hope this will be the first of many dates that you do with your dads.”  That was how this leader ended her message at the beginning of this Daddy Daughter Recognition Activity.  What a great message to leave these fathers – spend more time with your daughters.  Build a relationship with them.  Show them […]Activity Days: Daddy-Daughter Western Recognition Night

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Activity Days: Mother-Daughter Slumber Party (Daughter of a King)

PJs, makeovers, story time, moms.  What Activity Day girl wouldn’t LOVE this Recognition Activity?  This night had a spiritual message, lots of connecting for moms and daughters, and a healthy dose of fun.  And it actually was fairly simple to execute because the moms brought a lot of the supplies (nice!). INVITATION I didn’t see […]Activity Days: Mother-Daughter Slumber Party (Daughter of a King)

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Activity Days: Bloom Where You’re Planted – Recognition Activity

How are these Activity Day girls growing?  Celebrate their growth in each of the Faith in God areas with this “blooming” Recognition Activity. 1.  Welcome / Theme Introduction 2.  “I’m Growing…” – Girls share how they have grown in each of the three areas of the Faith in God program (Learning and Living the Gospel, […]Activity Days: Bloom Where You’re Planted – Recognition Activity

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Girls Who Choose God Book Review

So, a few months back I was asked by some lovely ladies to review this book that just came out, called "Girls Who Choose God."  It is written by McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding, and illustrated by Kathleen Peterson.  Due to the mi...

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Hello again!

So, you may have noticed that I have taken a break from this blog.  As you can see, we have been busy in our house!  A couple of months ago, we welcomed our son home from his mission to Uruguay, and last week, we sent our daughter off to the ...

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Activity Days: Gratitude Door Service Project

I walked into church the other day and saw this door to the Bishop’s office and had to stop.  It had Activity Day girls written all over it (figuratively and literally)!  It’s an easy spin-off of the “Heart Attack” idea (click here for previous post) and the purpose was written right there.  The girls had […]Activity Days: Gratitude Door Service Project

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Activity Days: “Preparing for the Temple” Service Project

Elder Gary E. Stevenson said, “You are never lost when you can see the temple.” (Sacred Homes, Sacred Temples April 2009)  Click here for the full talk. In our Stake Conference last week, our Stake President told a story about something that happened two days before.  He and his wife had attended a session at […]Activity Days: “Preparing for the Temple” Service Project

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Activity Days: Stories Around the Campfire – Recognition Activity (Family History)

Here is another great activity focusing on families and family history.   This could also be done at a regular Activity Days activity but the families sharing together was a wonderful idea.  With the “campfire” set up in the middle of the floor, families were asked to bring a blanket to sit on and a […]Activity Days: Stories Around the Campfire – Recognition Activity (Family History)

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Activity Days – Proud to BEE Me – Recognition Activity

This activity is a darling spin-off of the “It’s in the Bag” activity found here.  Simple. Meaningful.  Celebrates the girls.  My three favorite qualifications for a great activity. You’ll notice on this invitation that the girls were asked to bring 3 items to share what they have been working on in the three Faith in […]Activity Days – Proud to BEE Me – Recognition Activity

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Activity Days – T is for Temple Recognition Activity

Our neighborhood is focused on family history and preparing to attend the LDS temple.  I have seen a couple of great activities centered on these topics – they were simple and meaningful and celebrated the Activity Day girls.  One of those activities was “T is for Temple.” One of the greatest reasons why this activity […]Activity Days – T is for Temple Recognition Activity

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Activity Days – Let It Light Shine Recognition Activity

Three words.  Do.  This.  Activity. First of all, families were invited and it was short (about 45 minutes total).  But every part of it was meaningful and an opportunity for the girls to share and SHINE.  The group has been working on developing and talking about testimonies.  This Recognition Activity focused on that – testimonies. […]Activity Days – Let It Light Shine Recognition Activity

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