Tag Archive: Young Women Leaders

starburst temple work

Object Lesson

Bring a small candy like a starburst, set it on the table and ask “who wants the candy? Who REALLY wants the candy? ” Whoever seems most eager, pick for the example. Say, “Joey, (or whoever) you really want the candy. It’ll make you very happy. So you can have it, but you can’t use any part of your body to pick it up or unwrap it, you can only…
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Stand Ye in Holy Places

Object Lesson

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…
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Who Said It?

Object Lesson

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…
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Modesty – remove the distraction so people will pay attention to YOU

Object Lesson

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 –…
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A Rug and Eternal Perspective

Object Lesson

I recently read the book, Angel Children, about a mother who loses her young infant. In it, the author, Mary V. Hill includes a story from Melvin J. Ballard that goes… “I remember going to a carpet factory where they were making beautiful rugs. I approached from the seamy side. The shuttle was flying back and forth and the warp and woof were being made but there was not any…
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Testimony Building, Fourth Article of Faith, Solid Foundation

Object Lesson

I wanted to teach the children about the 4th article of faith and how these principles and ordinances can help us build and strengthen our personal testimony. To do this I needed to build a small table. I was able to cut a piece of particle board into a 6 inch by 4 inch rectangle. Then I found some wooden doweling and cut four, four inch lengths. I then drilled…
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Fasting

Object Lesson

Provide a feather for all those in the lesson. Have them tickle each others ear with the feather. The first time they are able to respond by rubbing or scratching their ear. The second time have them restrain or show restraint and with hold from ppushing the feather away or rubbing their ear. Fasting helps us to show restraint or to strengthen our control over circumstances and temptation.

Strength in Your Thoughts

Object Lesson

Have the student stand up with one of their arms outstretched straight to the side. Tell them that you are going to apply pressure on their hand and try and push it down. Their job is to keep their arm up in the horizontal position. Ask the student to think about something horrible that has happened to them. When they have said they have thought of something, give them the…
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Floating Orange

Object Lesson

You put an orange in a bucket of water with the peel on and it will. This is related to us having on the armour of God. When you peel the orange, it sinks in the water. We sink when we don’t have on the Armour of God.

conversion

Object Lesson

(This makes a 3-D snowflake. Better directions can be found on the internet, if needed, but this is how I used it. here’s one site it can be found on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ausJdGcgs0k) When a man becomes converted (square off an 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper & cut off excess), if he is truly converted then he allows God to change change him (fold twice – corner to corner). It’s important that…
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build a foundation to withstand lifes pressures

Object Lesson

First have them write what pressures they deal with in life on the brick. Then they write things they have to help them cope on the legos(prayer, scriptures, temple etc…) Use the legos to build a foundation. Explain that the eggs are like their souls. Put one egg in the foundation and the other in the dish. Then apply the “pressures” or the brick to each. The one in the…
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