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Young Women Activities

Alot of these ideas were share by Sharma, who has saved this over time and has let us check them out too! Thanks Sharma for all this work!

Many have asked if I have more info on some of this ideas, I wish I could help, unfortunate these ideas are ones that Sharma sent to me, I don't have any other information or email address to the people responsible from the start! She gather these ideas form email lists she was on over the years.

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Written on 03/05/2012, 06:33 by admin
10 virgins We did this for an activity night. We told the girls we were going to make cookies for our activity and had them sign up for an ingredient to bring. We had our activity at the church and the leaders made sure not to bring anything (no ingredients or measuring cups etc.) just a bowl and a...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:57 by admin
A Mall Activity Who can find a Virtuous Woman? 1. Assign scriptures references to as many adults as possible.  Adults should be in designated areas at least 5 minutes before youth teams arrive. (For example, Proverbs 31:10 who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies. ...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:44 by admin
Ancestor night To begin we asked parents ahead of time to give us a story and/or information about an ancestor.  Most of our brought stories.  We then passed them out to the girls (we sat in a circle) and  they took turns reading them in first person.  The girls guessed who was the...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:45 by admin
Art Appreciation Our ward did a combined activity a little over a month ago that was a surprisingly big success.  We decided to have an art appreciation night.  We decorated the gym like an art musuem - we got art books and made color copies of some well-known and not so well known...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:45 by admin
B.L.T.  (basic life training) 2 sisters in our ward are called to be over this. They plan activities to help the girls with basic life skills like, cooking, budgeting, shopping on a limited income, gardening, sewing, etc. It is really good and the girls seem to enjoy it.
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:46 by admin
Baby sitting kits I don't know if you would be interested in this, but my daughter's all-time favorite babysitter brings a bag with him each time with various games/books/movies etc.  BUT their favorite part is a little "treasure box".  At the end of the evening, if they have been good all...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:47 by admin
Back to School Combating Stress We had a successful activity last night that I thought might work for someone looking for a back to school activity or this could be used quite easily at other times as well.  I introduced it as a night to learn to combat stress.  All the girls agreed that...
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Back to School Party / Stand Strong Reminder   Here is info about a "party" we had recently, as we celeabrated our Young Women going back to school. We were on a very tight budget and I think we did good with not much $$. I am sure you can come up with more fun ideas on how to...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:48 by admin
Belief Box We invite every young woman to make an artistic expression of what she believes, based on the YW values. We have provided boxes that may be assembled in any fashion to be used as the base for showing what you believe. You may leave the box flat or assemble it all or part way. You may have...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:48 by admin
Blue Jeans Quilts Each girl is picking out her own contrast fabric to use so each quilt reflects that girl's personality.  We are providing the batting and yarn for tying. We're not using a specific pattern.  Like I said, my first counselor's sister makes these quilts all the time and is...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:49 by admin
Charm School On this topic, we several times held a wonderfully fun & educational "Personal Style" night. We had three parts: 1. STYLEFill out a questionnaire to determine if your personal style is:Sporty, Romantic, Classic, Trendy, Dramatic, or Casual VERY interesting info! But of course I have...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:50 by admin
Christ serving-Hands activity Last night we held an activity that went so amazingly.  I got the idea off of another list, but you may have seen it here as well.  This is how it went.  The Sunday before the activity I made beautiful invitations (stamped) for each young woman.  For...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:51 by admin
Christmas Service Ideas We went to a local nursing home and decorated the doors. We tried to get other people involved from church and school. The residents who could would help also by telling us what they wanted. Whether it was a large snowman with snow falling around or a manger scene or just make...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:52 by admin
Daddy Daughter Activities with YW I have done Daddy/Daughter dodgeball, we had the dad's tie their hands behind their back and the girls slipped their arms underneath to replace their dad's arms and had to perform certain tasks; ie. eat cereal, shave (with popsicle stick and cream) read a newspaper,...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:52 by admin
Domestic Diva night They had little stations set up and divided the girls up into groups.  The stations were: how to do the laundry, how to pack a suitcase with little wrinkling and how to hem and sew on a button.  The girls loved it and were given a gold foil crown at the end of the...
Written on 27/04/2013, 21:53 by admin
Family History Show and Tell   We had a family history show and tell.  It went over really well.  Each girl brought in either a photo or item or both (most brought in multiple items) and told about them.  One girl brought a Latvian Book of  Mormon and told about her...
Written on 28/04/2013, 08:45 by admin
Favorite Things This activity is really  FUN! You will learn new things about the sisters/Young Women you already know, as well as any new sisters / or Young Women or Leader. Have each sister bring something inexpensive that is a favorite of their's.  This could be a favorite fruit,...
Written on 28/04/2013, 04:53 by admin
For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity DOCTRINE is the scripture or quote from the Proclamation at the very top of the page. Next to it write: “This is the Doctrine” STANDARD is the first sentence in the 3rd Paragraph (pg 26) of the Standard...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:55 by admin
Some Games to play in YW "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Humor. "Who's Line Is It Anyway?"  It was a lot of fun.  Here are some of the games: The Dating Game Three girls pick a character trait from a hat and have to act that that character - so it could be a new missionary or...
Written on 03/05/2012, 15:32 by admin
Get to Know You Questions This could be used with this game: Favorite Things Why were you given your particular name? How many brothers and sisters do you have? What is your favorite thing to do? What is your favorite food? What is your favorite book? What is your favorite candy bar? What is your...
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Written on 28/04/2013, 08:50 by admin
Getting to Know you Questions What is your favorite Primary song? What is your favorite nursery rhyme? What is your favorite subject in school? What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans? Which flavor of ice-cream do you prefer? What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? What is...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:56 by admin
Gift of Hands Activity Gift of Hands ActivityThis activity was given to us by Candice from the Yahoo YW list,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sisters, I just had to write and tell you what a fabulous evening we had with our girls Wednesday night. The idea came from the wonderful sisters who went through the manual and...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:57 by admin
Handout binder We gave each girl a ½"-sized binder, but instead of pocket pages, we just used page protectors. In the many YW books idea we inherited in our closet, the PP leader found cute pages to copy for each value.  She copied each one in its color and the girls use them as page dividers and...
Written on 26/06/2012, 09:45 by admin
Humanitarian Kits (should be donated locally)   This information is OLD, Please refer to the church web site for what you can do to help at this link: http://www.lds.org/topics/humanitarian-service/help?lang=eng Or here is some basic information Serve in Your Community Donate to the...
Written on 28/04/2013, 05:10 by admin
Husband time capsules  This was a big success. I am including some pictures of our time capsules and a few files of the things we put inside.  Shared by: Jessica Sandberg Here are the pages she used in a PDF file, they are not high quality, so you night want to remake your...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:23 by admin
List of other Young Women Activities   Winter Activities Sledding Snow Man Building Contest Winter Craft: Make something the girls can put in their trusseau. Fireside on Christ Karoke Talent Night Ice Skating Secret Valentines (Service Project): Bake cookies or other treats to take to some...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:12 by admin
Locker Pockets We are making locker pockets, or pencil pockets out of denim  pockets.  You cut out the back pockets of old jeans, with the front and back of the pocket in tact, so that it is a pocket still. Then, the girls are bringing all kinds of cute patches, puff paint, glue onjewels and...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:16 by admin
M&M Night with Mom ......M&M Night with Mom is a blast !  You get M&M's and put them in those little dixie bathroom cups and give one cup to each person filled with M&M's. Everyone sits in a circle on the floor. (I put quilts on the floor) Then , one person at a time a person takes...
Written on 20/04/2012, 22:12 by admin
Meal Planning Activity Here is an idea for an activity I'm doing this week.  Each of my laurels will get one of the situations below.  They each have a budget of $15 (fake money).  Each girl will not reveal her situation until the end. We will go to the grocery store and each girl has a...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:15 by admin
Memory Game If you have heard of the baby shower memory game with the candy bars, it is similar to that.  I have a feeling she wont she i will tell you a bit about it.  cut paper in squares and make pairs of words like1.  tithing2.  young women3.  testimony4. ...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:16 by admin
Money Management I thought I'd share with you all the very successful activity we had last night on money management.  I started out asking the girls what they do with money they get now.  Most of them spend every last bit of it! :)  We talked about wants & needs, why it's important...
Written on 02/09/2013, 22:30 by admin
My Wedding Binder - to print   This was put together for a Young Women activity, it is usually done by old YW, such as the Laurel age YW even though there is Pinterest now, it can still be fun to make a book, plus there are great quotes and some pages for the YW to write their thoughts and...
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Written on 27/04/2012, 22:17 by admin
Mystery Date We had a spaghetti dinner, which each class made and brought part. We had the tables set up and decorated nicely (I think we did this in February and used a Valentine theme).  Here's the twist:  Each girl, guy and leader was in charge of making and bringing her own "date". ...
Written on 28/04/2013, 05:21 by admin
New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge This was created back in 2010, so the questions are from NEW Ear's back then, but you get the idea of the game and could pull questions of your own from current months. New Era / Minute To Win It Challenge Gym will be set up before hand there will be...
Written on 28/04/2013, 05:22 by admin
Newspaper Fashion Show Fashion Show We broke the girls into small groups and gave them a stack of newspapers. We had themes written on pieces of paper in a bowl.  Each group drew a theme from the bowl and that's the kind of ideas they had to design.  Some of the theme ideas were:  Outer...
Written on 28/04/2013, 05:23 by admin
Parade of Rooms Here is a few example of how people did this activities: We recently did an activity that is a spin on the "Parade of Rooms" activity.  We announced to everyone that we were going house to house to tour each girls' room.  We met at my house and then loaded up into my van and...
Written on 28/04/2012, 02:00 by admin
Pp shrinky dinks I wanted to share an activity my daugher and I did last night - in the back of the YW Fun-Tastic Personal Progress Motivators Book (by Ross/Guymon-King) there are 7 quilt blocks that can be used to make a YW value quilt.  Well, instead, we traced them onto Shrinky Dink ...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:24 by admin
Photo Soaps Take any of the following: Greeting cardWrapping paperPhotograph or antique photo copyMagazine pictureYoung Woman's ValuesDried flowersAnything flat will do.Wax for melting Take a flat bar of soap.I like Ivory but I have see some nice bars at the 99 cents store that work as well. Cut out...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:25 by admin
Pie Night with Parents We didn¹t have pie, but it is a great idea! We did do sort of a Parent/Teacher Conference night with both the YM and the YW.  We had tables set up for each class where the parent and student would come and visit with the leaders and advisors, seeing where they were on their...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:25 by admin
Pioneer Trek   Last week for our activity we made pioneer bonnets and aprons for the girls to have for our Trek.  They looked so cute!   We started the evening with a talk about packing your wagon and I brought a bunch of stuff from home to represent what a pioneer would pack and then we...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:26 by admin
PJ’s Party This one goes with a bear/doll:I'm your little PJ'S Pal, I'll sit here on your bed.I'm just a little reminder, to make sure your prayers are said.I'll sit here and look so cute, and when the day is through,You'll see me and remember you have journal writing to do.And just before you climb in...
Written on 27/04/2012, 22:27 by admin
PP Costume party We had a PP party just a few months ago. We had 2 contest one was for the best costume and the other was for the best dessert. We then let the girls make and set their PP goals for this year. We also let the girls make PP pillow cases that they put some of their long and short term...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:21 by admin
Quilt project idea do your girls have a jillion T-shirts from cheer, orchestra trips, gymnastics, sports competitions, girls camp, etc? They don't want to throw the shirts away, but they are rarely worn, right? Here's an idea for a Value Project. It could fulfill the requirement for Individual Worth...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:22 by admin
  Recipe Exchange Recipe exchange we had one for each of the following:     desserts     main dishes     breads     candy     cookies     salads     soups     appetizers...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:11 by admin
Scripture Treasure Hunt We started the girls all at the same point, but for a larger group you may want to split them into teams.  The girls will need their scripture for this treasure hunt.  Here are the clues I used, but you can make up your own: 1.  D&C 64:23 - (As an extra clue...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:14 by admin
See Yourself in The Temple Have each YW place a picture of herself behind the temple transparency. As she looks at the picture she will "see herself" in the temple. Place this poem on the back of the frame that hold the temple picture and picture of the girls. See Yourself in the Temple Set that...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:15 by admin
  SERVICE SCAVENGER HUNT – YM/YW COMBINED ACTIVITY   RULES: LIMIT OF TWO SERVICES PER FAMILY TIME LIMIT: BE BACK AT THE YW’S ROOM AT 8:15 SHARP ENTIRE TEAM MUST PARTICIPATE AND SHARE IN SERVICES Wash a windshield for someone else at the gas station. Keep the paper towel for your proof...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:12 by admin
  SHARP TONGUE ACTIVITY We had a really great activity a couple of weeks ago I thought I would share. We had noticed that a lot of the girls spend a lot of time talking about other people and saying things that were exactly very nice. So we did this: We called it "Be a Star Thrower" We didn't...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:13 by admin
  Side One Side Two The Personal Progress key ring we have is not so long or curved at top. I tried to replicate this as well as I could! But you get the picture. I also used a corner rounder for the bottom corners so it looks more finished. Directions This key ring fits on the girl's...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:14 by admin
Snowman Activity We did a snowman relay were we divided the girls into two teams.  Two girls from each team ran to the opposite side of the room were one had to dress the other as a snowman (hat, nose, eyes, gloves, scarf) then once the snowman was dressed they undressed him and ran back to the...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:16 by admin
  So You Want to Marry a Moroniby Jenny Walsh I can just imagine Moroni now. Dear Plates, And it came to pass that in my twenty and first year, I became captain in the Nephite armies.  I used much strategem in defending the my people against our enemies, the Lamanites.  My best...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:18 by admin
  Spa Night Ideas Here are a few Spa ideas   Repentance - It's An Inside Job! Have an "Inside-Out-Makeover" with the YW.  It is best to do this activity when you have a sleepover so that there is enough time to do everything.  First, talk about outside beauty and have...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:19 by admin
  Special Gift is Friendship Night Have a "Special Gift is Friendship Night" fulfill this requirement   "Heavenly Father has given you special gifts. Read1 Corinthians 12:4–12; 13; Moroni 7:12–13; 10:8–18; and Doctrine and Covenants 46:11–26. Ask a family member, a Young Women...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:20 by admin
  Stenciling in Gold/Silver This is a great activity but takes a little preparation.  The gold leaf can be found in most big craft stores.  It comes in 6" square sheets, about 10 sheets to a package.  You need to plan for no more than 3 pictures to a package.  You also need...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:21 by admin
  Survival Skills Relay 1. Iron a shirt 2. Peel an apple 3. Use the phonebook to find a government agency phone # or address - Find the phone number to get information regarding a passport. - Find the phone # for Poison Control. - Find the number to make an appointment with the County...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:32 by admin
T-shirt Transfers We just had a fun and successful mutual night, so I thought I would share.  A few weeks ago we had fun making our own Mormon ads with markers, stencils, lettering, etc. So, that turned into "wouldn't this be cool to wear to school" which turned into our mutual night last night......
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:23 by admin
  Teaching service activity I had to tell everyone about a great combined YM/YW activity we had tonight.  It was awesome.  We told everyone that we were doing a scavenger hunt.  The only people that knew what was actually going on behind the scenes were me (I'm the 1st Counselor),...
Written on 28/04/2013, 08:26 by admin
Temple Can / Time Capsules When I've done them we have used the large can from the cannery and actually sealed them so they couldn't open them. It's important to stress to the girls that it's not something you want them opening all the time and "updating" - that takes the fun out of it! For your...
Written on 27/04/2012, 21:55 by admin
The Family Mood Stage set up like game show with a table on either side of room with 3 contestants standing behind each table. In front of one table the name "Gettingby". In front of the other table the name "Doingright". A Display board up front with top 5 answers tapped answer side down. Card holder...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:31 by admin
Trading Spaces We did a combined young women activity where we chose two girls names out of a hat and did our take on the show Trading Spaces. We redecorated, cleaned and rearranged their bedrooms. The girls were divided into two teams and we went to work.  We painted, revived furniture donated by...
Written on 28/04/2012, 02:01 by admin
VALUE IMMERSION We read the article that was posted here not to long ago and used the last part of it to base your YWIE on.  It is as follows... This information was given by Sister Ann Seamons, who served on the YW General Board for nine years and served with Sister Ardeth G. Kapp. ...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:35 by admin
Young Women Value Scripture Midweek Activity WHAT DO WE WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN: Have the young women come to know and love their young women values and scriptures better. Help them to mark their young women value scripture references so they can refer to them every time they open their...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:34 by admin
You are Special We did a wonderful activity that came from the list (Credit to MaryAnn from Texas and Alice). We took the book "You are special" by Max Lucado and created an activity to go with it. There s nothing quite like having 40 minutes of fun and laughter with the girls, followed by 15 minutes...
Written on 02/05/2012, 14:06 by admin
Young Women Activities Alot of these ideas were share by Sharma, who has saved this over time and has let us check them out too! Thanks Sharma for all this work! Many have asked if I have more info on some of this ideas, I wish I could help, unfortunate these ideas are ones that Sharma sent to me, I...
Written on 28/04/2012, 01:37 by admin
YW egg drop and armor of God activity   I recently did an activity with our YW that incorporated a small lesson on the Armor of God and a fun Egg drop. Supplies: -- 1 raw egg per girl --- 2 raw prepared eggs with drawings of the Whole Armor of god on it -- then the other one missing a key piece...

 

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