This is a follow-up to a previous post, entitled “What to WRITE to full-time missionaries” (CLICK HERE to see that post, or look in the “missionary” section on the right side of the blog page)Sending a care package to full-time missionaries serving fro…
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Sending letters/packages to missionaries serving in the field is a common service activity. As a returned missionary myself, I can tell you that mail is a vital part of a missionary’s life. What seems like a simple letter to us is a big deal to a missi…
November Sharing Time Week 4When I serve my neighbors, I serve GodLet’s play some BINGO!!Each day we have a chance to serve others around us. If we keep our eyes open we can see the things that we can do to help others.Includes 10 DIFFERENT CARDS and a…
I love this topic and I try and teach my boys how to serve each other. And I wanted to add a game to the Sunday Box about service so here you go! Service Cranium…. this is sort of like the normal game but with my own twists.
How to play:
This is a cooperative play, there are no winners or losers. begin by spinning whichever color
it lands on that’s the color they move to. They then choose a number in that color (1-4), give
them that card and whichever color it is that is how they try and have their team/everyone
guess what’s on the card. When that number and color have been picked cover/x it so it
can’t be picked again.
For the yellow section, you choose, add your own cards by filling out the blank card or
letting the kids pick from the other colors which one they’d like to do and use the yellow
A game board (16×16 when assembled)
A spinner and arrow (you will need a brad)
4 cards with things to do for each section (Charades, Draw, Say it Silly, and You Choose!)
blank cards to create your own and add more ways to serve each other each time you play or make it a little more challenging for youth by asking questions!
x’s to mark off your numbers (print this page twice so you have enough for each space)
I’ve also included some ideas to help the kids if they get stuck on the drawing part, ideas for how to say it silly, and prop ideas you can bring for the younger kids.
Weeks 1 and 2: Jesus Christ taught us how to serve others.Teach “I’ll Walk With You”Week 3: When I serve my family, I serve God.Review “I’ll Walk With You” or another song of your choice with the Family Game or Family PictionaryWeek 4:…
Here’s the Bible Video of the Good SamaritanJesus taught us in parables, one parable is the parable of the Good Samaritan.A man was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. Thieves were known to hide behind the big rocks along the steep pathway. The Jewish…
My partner had a baby a few months ago so the girls and I made dinner for her family. We kept the menu simple in order to be done on time and not have any hiccups.Each girl, or a team of girls, was assigned a job. I’ll share some of those j…
The mom of a little gal in our group is expecting a new baby. We decided it was the perfect opportunity to pull out the sewing machine and quilting stands to make some burp rags and blankets. The girls loved it! They loved it so much …
We did a series of 5 challenges. The rules were “no law-breaking” (no speeding, must wear seat belts, etc), “be courteous at any home you visit,” and “no cheating or sabotaging other teams”. The winning team would be the first team to have every team member cross the finish line (tape on the floor). Our mutual ends at 8:30, so I asked that even if they weren’t done with all of the challenges, they return to the church no later than 8:20. Any team arriving at the finish line after 8:25 would be disqualified.
Each team had an adult leader/parent driver who took them from site to site in their vehicle handed out the next challenge envelopes as challenges were completed. After each challenge, they got a new challenge envelope with a new location & assignment. I used plain envelopes marked with the challenge numbers in their team color. Each team leader (adult) got a clipboard with the envelopes attached. Each team also had a laundry basket of supplies that they carried with them. We asked them to take group photos as each challenge was completed.
We had a ward boundary change last year, so since some of the services that we would be doing we would be to families in our ward area, I tried to include a good mix of people from throughout the ward (some people they might not know, some people they do know, people who serve in leadership positions, less-active or part-member families, etc). I asked around the ward for volunteers with weeds in their yards (not a problem finding those!) and asked specific families who I knew didn’t have food allergy issues if they would let us bring them a meal for the meal-delivery challenge.
|They were hamming it up a bit! In the corner you can see the coveted prize – a giant tub of cheese balls!|
I try to make a logo for the mutual theme every year, and this came to me the other day for the 2015 mutual theme, Embark in the Service of God from D&C 4:2. After a few sketches to design, I still love it. It’s better than the Church’s logo, and it’s perfect for a youth conference t-shirt, camp flag, or even an invite to New Beginnings. As always, you’re…