Lesson from the manualSo for the last few weeks my kids were having a hard time being reverent during the lessons. And I think they were expecting a super handout every week. So I decided to use this lesson as a teaching opportunity. I didn’t bring the…
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This was a fun lesson to do. I used the idea that our life here on earth is part of the journey to living with Heavenly Father and our families forever. So for our journey we were going to be taking a plane ride. I had the room set up with the cha…
Last night we had our 2nd Annual Family Home Evening Mutual Combined YM/YW Activity! Unlike our other Mutual activities, the leaders plan & carry out this whole activity so the kids can just enjoy (and see how its supposed to go). We star…
Invitations were hand delivered in a simple black envelope, tied with black ribbon. Each name was written in metallic silver on the front of the envelope.
The Relief Society room was transformed into our Young Women’s Diamond Boutique
Décor included: black and white table coverings and drapes, black tulle, topiaries, lighting, large acrylic crystals, and a simple vase filled with faux beautiful soft pink roses (which were given to our new and incoming Beehives during the program).
The Young Women Medallion was displayed on a black velvet neck display. And the new Personal Progress booklet, Strength of Youth pamphlet and Guidebook for Parents and Leaders of Youth, each received a “bling, bling makeover”, using clear rhinestone stickers. the YW values were also displayed.
My daughter’s dress form was transformed into our daughter of a king, complete with a few of the large acrylic crystals around the neck and a sparkly “Diamonds in the Rough” sash, which I made using a piece of black scrap material and felt letters stickers I found at a local fabric store (simple, yet adorable!).
Along with the bling was a large piece of coal, a simple rock we found at the lake recently, spray painted black.
Brie sang her first solo in public. She and one of our beehives sang “Daughter of a King“, by Jenny Phillips. They each sang a verse on their own and sang the chorus together. Brie was so nervous, but she did wonderful.
After the program, the Young Women were directed to the back of the room. There they found two tables which were set-up with supplies for each of them to make their own “Be Strong and of Good Courage” tiles – because that was the mutual theme for 2010. (supplies: 4×4 tiles, prepared vinyl lettering, and Pampered Chef scrapers)
We served up Chocolate Mousse Parfaits with Brownies and Caramel Sauce, Amy’s creation.
Gem Candy Molds
You’ll need a stool and some Youth Leaders. Have a youth stand on the stool. Demonstrate that with a little effort, if the person stands alone, you can knock him/her off the perch. Put the person Ask the group what you can do to keep yourself in position when you Stand in Holy Places. Scripture study, Prayer, Good Friends, etc, will be common responses. Have the responders come up and…
The Second ComingThis lesson is to help the YW understand that they are a Royal generation. So of course crowns and tiaras were the first thing that hit my brain. image sourceI’ve seen and used these little tiaras in the party favor section at Par…
Avoiding Degrading Media Influences What a great lesson and a very important one. With all the media that we’re exposed to today we have to be very careful what we allow into our minds. A few of the stories that I used in the previous lesson …
By all the MEANS you can
In all the WAYS you can
To all the PEOPLE you can
At all the TIMES you can
For as LONG as you can
Helping comes in CANS not in CAN’TS
May your cupboard be filled with CANS!!
God showed the man two doors. Inside the first one, in the middle of the room, was a large round table with a large pot of stew. It smelled delicious and made the man’s mouth water, but the people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
The man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. God said, “You have seen Hell.”
Behind the second door, the room appeared exactly the same. There was the large round table with the large pot of wonderful stew that made the man’s mouth water. The people had the same long-handled spoons, but they were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.
The man said, “I don’t understand.”
God smiled. “It is simple,” He said, “Love only requires one skill. These people learned early to feed one another. Those who are hungry are greedy people, and they think only of themselves.
I’ve actually seen this done and it leaves a big impact.
For a Fast Sunday lesson on the power of our words and how we set an example, I used looked through old status updates that our Young Women and YW Leaders have posted on their facebook profile. I selected one good one from each girl (we only have about 10 girls, wards or stakes with more can just hand pick a few girls) and had them guess who posted that…
I started by taking something of value from each girl and displaying it in a basket. For example: a pair of earrings or a necklace that matched an outfit, a set of scriptures with the girl’s name on it, etc..Then I explained that there are young women who don’t own or can’t afford such nice things and I am going to donate these items for this cause as I stuck…
When I started teaching the lesson, I was holding a big, delicious-looking cake. I just held it in front of me while I spoke. A lot of the YW kept looking at the cake, instead of me. I said “guys – I’m trying to talk to you – please pay attention to me!” One beehive said “Can I have some of that cake?” and I said “Not right now –…