ACTIVITY: Plan a Drive-in Movie (Primary Party)
Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*
Subject: Party planning, children activities
Objective: Help your Primary leaders plan and carry out an upcoming quarterly activity. Option: Help a grandparent entertain grandchildren.
Drive-in Movie (Primary Party)
1. Make this “Drive-in Movie” theme fun, holding it inside the church.
2. Obtain, color, and cut out the Drive-in Movie Party Plans and Red-Light, Green-Light Stop-and-Go Signs.
3. Make your own invitation, copying the car image or use the STOP invitation (shown right) and replace the words: “Activity Days!” with “Primary Party!”
4. Have children bring their own box. Have them decorate their box using the car license plate, wheels and headlights. License plate reads IMSPESHL meaning I’m special.
5. Children can sit in the box to watch a short, 15-minute movie or cartoons.
6. Play games before the movie.
7. Sing “Wheels on the Car” (instead of “Wheels on the Bus”).
8. Make treats children can enjoy while watching the movie. You might pack a sack lunch for each child. Ideas: popcorn balls • gummy Lifesaver wheels • Rice Krispies squares • fruit leather • trail mix • pretzels • cookies • string licorice • granola bar • animal crackers • water
Game 1—Car Relay Rally:
Divide children into teams. At “go,” have two from each team race across a room with a child in the car and an older child behind them, pushing them to the finish line. The first to arrive receives a point for their team.
Game 2—Red Light, Green Light:
To make the signs, mount them on large wooden craft sticks. Have a child with both signs in their hand hold one sign up at a time as children race their car (pushing it from behind) towards the goal line. Children can race while the “Go” sign is up, but must stop when the “Stop” sign goes up. If they keep moving after the stop sign is up, they have to go back to start.
THOUGHT TREAT (Growing Imagination Marshmallows).
Tell girls that our imaginations can grow like marshmallows expanding in the oven if we work at it. Place a marshmallow on a plate and pop it into the microwave oven to warm up and watch it grow. Have girls use their imaginations to create marshmallow treats. Have supplies on hand to help girls create.
Growing Imagination Ideas: (1) Beatle Bug Motor Car: Place gumdrops or gummy Lifesavers candies on the sides of a marshmallow. Cook 10 seconds to watch it grow into a funny car shape. (2) Moon Crater: Cut a large marshmallow in half and press the sticky side into decorator candies. Place both halves in the microwave for 10 seconds. (3) Space Ship: Pierce four holes in the sides of a large marshmallow and push shelled peanuts into holes. Cook 20 seconds.
OTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:
*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See Drive-in Movie for Children’s Party - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 9 (includes invitation shown right)