Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas
August: “Marriage and Family”
“Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and … the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children”
(“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129).
Click lesson: How can I strengthen my family?
ACTIVITY: Family Fun Activity Sack
Ask young women to motivate their family to fun activities by drawing these activities out of the sack to do for family home evening. To review what’s in the sack, have young women take turns drawing wordstrips from one sack. Read them aloud. Encourage young women to invent their own ideas and place them on wordstrips to add to their Family Fun activity sack. Review the “Five Ways to Create Memorable Moments” on the label.
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TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white. Slip label into a bag with cut-out wordstrips.
TESTIMONY SHARING: The following week ask young women to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows): How can I strengthen my family? “Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful … families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities” (“The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2010, 129). As we assist our parents in accomplishing these goals, we can help our families attain the happiness Heavenly Father wants for us.”
EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
FAMILY-FUN-SACK BRAINSTORM: Ask young women to write down their favorite fun family activities to share with the others. Type and photocopy their bright ideas to share.
FAMILY ACTIVITY SHOW-AND-TELL: Ask several young women to show others how to do their activity. They could bring games, have relay races, put on a play or skit, etc.
HAVE PARENTS SHARE IDEAS: Have parents come and discuss ways to have a successful family home evening.
TEACH A FILING SYSTEM: Have an organized person show young women how to file papers and ideas that are worth keeping so they can find them quickly. Ideas: File bills, banking records, scrapbook photos and keepsakes, and lessons for family home evening. One temporary filing system is called “My Desk.” Place divider pockets inside a looseleaf notebook and label the pockets with post-it-notes as to the subject to file. Subjects might include school, work, Young Women handouts, goals, finances, reading, family activities, friends, mail, etc. Then slip the papers in the pockets to file quickly.
MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:
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Source YW 3 #10