Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas
October: “Becoming More Christlike”
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
“Come Follow Me” Lesson: How can I become more Christlike?
ACTIVITY: Warm Fuzzy reminder bookmark and poster
Bookmark. Give each young woman a bookmark to remind them to draw close to the Savior by serving Him every day.
Poster. Give young women a Warm Fuzzy mirror motivator to remind them of the six ways we can feel close to the Savior each day. Ask young women to share their thoughts about each challenge.
Post the Motivator: Ask young women to post this on their mirror during the week to read and try to live these six challenges every day. As they do, they can cut out a smile sticker and glue the sticker on the pom-pom as a reward.
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TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white. Fold the tabs and glue envelope together leaving the top flap open. Insert gift cards inside.
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 become more Christlike? “Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us, and He has commanded us to become as He is. He exemplified characteristics such as faith, hope, charity, patience, humility, purity, diligence, and obedience. As we learn of Him and seek to develop His attributes, we will become the women He and our Heavenly Father would like us to be.”
EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:
SMALL ACTS OF KINDNESS: Brainstorm and write down, to preserve in a file for each young woman, a list of small acts of kindness they can do for others. Encourage them to look into the mirror and say, “Mirror, mirror, tell me true. Is His image in my countenance too?” As they say this, they can look at the list and perform small acts of kindness.
Ideas: • A sweet anonymous note • A phone call to someone less active • A friendly touch • A smile • Breakfast in bed for a family member • A compliment • Find out someone’s favorite goody, make it for them, and deliver with a smile
HAPPINESS GIFTS: Ask young women and leaders to share ideas on how they can be happy by serving others. Place a gift box on the table, labeled, “Happiness is a gift I can give myself as I serve others.” Cut a hole in the back of the gift box (or lift the lid) to fill with names of those participating. Draw names from the box to present their ideas. Assign several scriptures to read that tell ways to be happy through service: 1 Nephi 8:10; 2 Nephi 2:13; Mosiah 2:17; 2:41; Mosiah 16:11; Alma 3:26; 27:18; 41:5; 10; 4 Nephi 1:15; D&C 4:2; 76:5.
Ideas: Balance your life with personal care and selfless care (serving others). Focus on grooming self and taking care of personal needs quickly, then serve others. This selfless act of taking your mind off yourself and focusing on others will bring a lasting joy that does not come from self-focus.
MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:
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SOURCE: YW 3 #3