Gospel Grab Bag

Reach in and grab 2,000 LDS learning activities, crafts, games and more to teach Primary, family home evening, and young women. Also enjoy Bible fun activities.

Gospel Grab Bag - Reach in and grab 2,000 LDS learning activities, crafts, games and more to teach Primary, family home evening, and young women. Also enjoy Bible fun activities.

SERVING SENIORS: LDS Lesson Ideas – plan and hold an activity to serve others, once upon a time – king and queen for a day

ACTIVITY: Once Upon a Time: King and Queen
for a Day (Senior Party)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Parent/child activity dinner, service project

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, Activities to match lessons, lesson ideas, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comObjective: Plan and hold a parent-child activity, such as a dinner, picnic, hike, day trip, or service project.

Print, color, and cut out the King and Queen for a Day Crown, Once Upon a Time Spot-light Senior Spotlight, and a Good Old Days Bingo Game board, calling words, and rules for each player.

Once Upon a Time (Senior) Spotlight

$2.00 - SERVING SENIORS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 7, parent-child activity, senior spotlight, good old days bingo, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com1. Ahead of time have girls take their parents to visit a chosen senior and interview them, filling in the Once Upon a Time Spotlight. Write down things you will say when you crown them king or queen for a day (see below).
2. Invite the senior to your group celebration creating a special invitation or use the one to invite girls to this activity (shown below). See also Seniors Who Can’t Get Out (below).
3. If you can find old-fashioned items to bring you could display them and have seniors tell about them during the celebrations.
$2.00 - SERVING SENIORS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 7, parent-child activity, senior spotlight, good old days bingo, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com4. Prepare a nice meal and set a table where you, your senior guest, and your parents can sit around and visit. Display old-fashioned pictures and things to spotlight the senior.

 Crowning Queen for a Day – King for a Day

Spotlight the seniors one at a time by crowning them with the King or Queen for a Day Crown, saying, “I crown you Queen Hanna or King Charles,” saying their name. Then read their Once Upon a Time Spotlight. Crown and spotlight (shown above).

Good Old Days Bingo Game

$2.00 - SERVING SENIORS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 7, parent-child activity, senior spotlight, good old days bingo, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comPlay this Game with seniors (see instruction page for rules).

Seniors Who Can’t get Out: Be sure to visit the seniors in your ward who can’t attend the celebration by bringing treats and spotlight them individually. Ahead of time have someone who knows them help you fill out the Once Upon a Time Spotlight. Then you can visit them individually to honor them.

THOUGHT TREATS: (King and Queen Crown Cookie). Make a crown-shaped sugar cookie; bake, frost and top it with candy jewels. Share cookies with seniors at your service activity. These could be served when girls plan the service activity as well. When they add candy jewels on the crown have them think of the jewels they will be receiving on their heavenly crown for serving others. Note: Consider seniors with special diets.

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, Activities to match lessons, lesson ideas, arrow 2, gospelgrabbag.comPresenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN DECEMBER:

December: “Building Kingdom of God in the Latter-days”

“May the kingdom of God go forth, that the kingdom
of heaven may come” (D&C 65:6).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson:
How can I help my less-active friends return to church?

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OTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

$2.00 - SERVING SENIORS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 7, parent-child activity, senior spotlight, good old days bingo, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See We Can Serve Seniors (Senior Party) – Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 7 (includes everything this activity has, shown right)

SERVICE PROJECT: LDS Lesson Ideas – plan and complete activity to serve others, Be a Serv”ant”

ACTIVITY: Be a Faithful Serv”ant” (Service Planner)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, Activities to match lessons, lesson ideas, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comObjective: Plan and complete your own activity to serve others.

$1.00 - SERVICE: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 10 - plan and complete your own activity to serve others, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comIf we study an ant we would realize they are one of the most industrious insects. They are always working to make life better. We too can be faithful Serv”ants” and serve others.
1. Print and color the Faithful Serv”ant” Project Planner.
2. Answer the questions on the planner, e.g., “who,” “what,” etc. to plan your service project. Then complete the service project.

THOUGHT TREATS: (Ant Farm Fudge). Melt a bag of sweetened chocolate chips, ½ can of sweetened and condensed milk, and ½ teaspoon vanilla in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, and cook another minute or two until melted. When cool, butter fingers and roll fudge into balls. Press down and top with chocolate-covered or plain raisins (ants). Tell girls that ants are farming all day, working hard to serve. We too can be like the industrious ants.

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, Activities to match lessons, lesson ideas, arrow 2, gospelgrabbag.comPresenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN OCTOBER:

October: “Becoming More Christlike”

“Be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect” (3 Nephi 12:48).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson:  How can I be more Christlike in my service to others?


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OTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See I Will Be a Serv”ant” - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 10 (includes invitation shown right)
$1.00 - SERVICE: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 10 - plan and complete your own activity to serve others, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com

 

CHILDREN’S PARTY: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, plan and carry out an upcoming Primary quarterly activity

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)

$1.50 - PARTY PLANNING: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 9, plan and carry out an upcoming quarterly activity, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com1. 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.
$1.50 - PARTY PLANNING: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 9, plan and carry out an upcoming quarterly activity, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com7. 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:

$1.50 - PARTY PLANNING: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 9, plan and carry out an upcoming quarterly activity, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comTo 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:

$1.50 - PARTY PLANNING: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 9, plan and carry out an upcoming quarterly activity, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com*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)

CITIZEN SERVICE: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, twelfth article of faith, be a good citizen, actions affect others

ACTIVITY: Action and Reaction
(Missing Service Match Game)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Good Citizen, Actions and Reactions of Service

Objective: Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others.

$1.50 - OBEDIENCE TO LAWS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 8, read 12th (twelfth) article of faith, discuss good citizen actions, gospelgrabbag.com1. Print, color, and cut out the Action and Reaction Missing Card Match Game cards.
2. Talk about what it means to be a good citizen to build up your community and your country. What can you do to be a good citizen? What can you contribute to make your world better?

To Play:

1. Cut the cards in half where indicated. Put the matching halves together and talk about each action and what the reaction is (how your actions affect others).
2. Mix up the card halves and turn them facedown. Divide into teams and take turns turning the cards over to make a match, e.g., “Donate a toy to a charity,” matches with “Blesses the life of a needy child.” The team with the most cards wins!

THOUGHT TREATS: (Circle of Love Cinnamon Rolls). Make or purchase cinnamon rolls. Thought: As you eat, talk about the circle in the roll and the circle of love and influence we have on others that is never ending. Name ways we can include others in our circle of love. Talk about Abraham and how he included Lot into his circle of love (see Primary 6 manual, Old Testament Lesson 10 “Abraham and Lot”).

OTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

$1.50 - OBEDIENCE TO LAWS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others – Goal 8, read 12th (twelfth) article of faith, discuss good citizen actions, gospelgrabbag.com*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See My Actions Affect Others - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 8 (includes activity above and invitation shown right)

MANNERS: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, learn about and practice good manners and courtesy

ACTIVITY: Manners meter
(Roleplay Rating Game and Practicing Tool)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Good Manners and courtesy

Objective: Learn about and practice good manners and courtesy.

$1.50 MANNERS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 6, practice good manners and courtesy, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comPrint, color, and cut out the Manners meter Game and Practicing Tool and situation cards. Cut out the window on the front so situation—e.g., “On the Telephone”—can show through as you turn the wheel. Place the wheel behind and the arrow in the center-front of meter, securing parts with a brad.

• Manners Meter Rating Game:
1. Tell players, “Manners is a guide to getting along with other people.” Review the manners motto in #4 below.

2. Divide players into groups of two or three and assign situation cards, dividing up cards. Give teams 20 minutes to rehearse. For each card they should act out a “good manner” or a “bad manner” to dramatize the situation on the card. Exaggerate these to get a very bad or a very good rating on each as follows.
3. When the actors come out they announce the situation, e.g., “At church.” Then the audience turns their wheel to that situation on their meter. Then the actors put on their performance.
4. The audience must judge the manner according to this manners motto: “Politeness is to do and say the kindest thing in the kindest way.”  The audience judges the skit when it is over by saying “good manner” or “bad manner,” then turns the arrow on their meter from 6-10 if it is a “good manner” or 1-4 if it is a “bad manner.”
5. Talk about manners and why they are important.

• Manners Meter Practicing Tool: Turn the meter each day to indicate where you need to practice better manners. Draw a card for that manner and practice it that day. At the end of the day turn the arrow to indicate how well you did (1 is the lowest and 10 is the highest).

THOUGHT TREATS: (Charming Manners – Eatable Charm Bracelet). Supply five or more gummy or hard Lifesaver candies and string licorice for youth to make a Charming Manners Charm Bracelet. Thread the candies onto the licorice and tie. Thought: Talk about each charm treat as a manner they wish to develop in the coming week. As they practice the manner they can eat the charm.

$1.50 MANNERS: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 6, practice good manners and courtesy, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comOTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:
*ACTIVITY DAYS
(Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See Practice Good Manners and Courtesy - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 6 (includes invitation shown)

CHILDCARE – BABYSITTING: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, entertain, care for and protect young children

ACTIVITIES 1 and 2:

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Entertaining Children, Music, Singing, Childcare

Old McDonald Song and Game
(Music and Visuals)

$2.00 - CHILDCARE: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 5, entertain children with songs or games, babysitting basics, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comObjective: Entertain young children with songs or games you have learned or made yourself.

Print, color, and cut out the Old McDonald Had a Farm song sheet and the Old McDonald song and game visuals.

• Old McDonald Song Visuals:
Use them to teach children this song, placing visuals on sticks for children to hold.

• Old McDonald Game Visuals: With a safety pin, pin a “farmer” or “animal” visual on the back of each child and have them imitate their animal while playing the game.


• To Set Up Game:
Place a 1-foot paper circle in the center of the room (a safe spot where one child can stand). Form boundary lines outside circle with strings to make a corral so “animals” don’t go too far from the circle.


• To Play Game:
Have “animals” (players) run around the circle to keep away from the “farmer” (another player who tries to tag them). To be safe, “animals” can stand in the center spot for 3 seconds.  When caught, the “animal” becomes the “farmer,” and they switch signs and roles.

Babysitting Basics (poster) and
Ducks-in-a-Row (emergency list)

$2.00 - CHILDCARE: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 5, entertain children with songs or games, babysitting basics, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comObjective: Show that you know how to care for and protect a young child.

Print and color the Barnyard Babysitting Basics Poster and Get Your Ducks-in-a-Row Emergency List.

• (Poster): Memorize these basics to be a good sitter.

• (Emergency List): Write important things to remember while interviewing parents before they leave.

THOUGHT TREAT: (Barnyard Bread Sticks). Purchase ready-made bread-stick dough or bread dough (to rise) and form into animal shapes. Bake according to directions. Decorate bread sticks by squirting processed cheese from the can to create barnyard animals. Add candies or vegetables to help decorate.
Thought: Review the Babysitting Barnyard Basics (poster) as you eat.

OTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

$2.00 - CHILDCARE: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 5, entertain children with songs or games, babysitting basics, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See Learn Babysitting Basics - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 5 (includes the invitation shown)

HEALTH & NUTRITION: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal

ACTIVITY: Thoughtful Chef (Skill-Meal Recipes)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Nutrition and Nutritious Meals, Healthy Snacks

Objective: Plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal.

$1.50 - NUTRITION: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 4, plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal, cooking, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.com1. Print, color, and cut out the Thoughtful Chef Skill-Meal Recipes to share and possibly try.
2. Plan, prepare, and share several recipes to develop some of the following skills. In the recipes (shown) you will be able to develop some of the skills listed below. While trying these recipes, identify and underline the skills and tools that you used. The skills and tools are listed below.

THOUGHT TREAT (Ants on a Log). Spread sugarless peanut butter into celery and place raisins on top. Tell girls that many nutritious snacks like this one will only take a minute to prepare.
Thought: Brainstorm easy-to-fix snacks, e.g., peanut butter and banana sandwich, apples and peanut butter (rather than caramel), vegetables with ranch dip, fruit with yogurt dip, melt cheese on whole wheat tortillas, cut out cheese slices or bologna into face shapes. 

Cooking Skills: • bake (biscuits, bread, cake, or cookies) • brown (meat) • cook (eggs or noodles) • core (lettuce, apples, pears) • cut out (biscuits, bread, or cookie dough) • drain (cooked macaroni, canned food) • egg (separate, mix, whip egg whites) • fry (vegetables, meat) • grating (cheese) • grease (pan) • knead (dough) • measuring (wet and dry ingredients) • melt (chocolate) • mash (potatoes) • mix (batter) • shred (cabbage or lettuce) • pair, peel, and cut up (vegetables) • roll out (cookie dough or pastry) • simmer (soup) • snip (parsley & herbs) • stir (muffins or batter) • whip (cream) • thicken (gravy or sauce)

Cooking Tools:  • knives (use of) • measuring cups & spoons • thermometers • can openers • bottle openers • pastry brush • rolling pin • kitchen shears • cheese slicer • pizza cutter • citrus zester • pastry bag • pastry blender • colander • cutting board • chopper • funnel • grater • mixing bowls
• pans • pepper grinder • mixer • skewers • spatulas • spoons • pancake turners • parchment paper • potato masher • wire whisk • blender • food processor

$1.50 - NUTRITION: LDS Activity Days – Serving Others - Goal 4, plan, prepare, and serve a nutritious meal, cooking, family home evening, gospelgrabbag.comOTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See I Will Create Nutritious Meals - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 4 (includes invitation shown)

HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS:

Please share your ideas by commenting below.

Share this fun video by Jordy’s Cooking (a cute young Australian girl sharing her great ideas). Also click HERE to find her Guacamole recipe.

 

CHARACTER: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, make a list of qualities you like in a person – respect, kindness

ACTIVITY: Sweet-Spirit (Quality Quiz Match Game,
Quality Quiz, and “I Am” Quality Mirror Motivator)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Character, Respect, Kindness, Sweet Spirit

Objective #1: Make a list of the qualities you like in a person. Choose one quality to develop in yourself.

Print, color, and cut out two sets of the Quality Quiz Match Game Cards, one Sweet-Spirit Quality Quiz, and one “I Am” Mirror  Motivator. Optional: Reward with sweet and sour candies.$2.00 - CHARACTER: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, Activity Days Serving Others, make a list of qualities you like in a person - respect, kindness, gospelgrabbag.com

Quality Quiz Match Game: Divide into teams and play a match game with the Quality Quiz Match Game Cards. The team with the most matches wins. This will help you think up positive qualities.

• Quality Quiz: Compete for five minutes having each youth think up the most sweet- spirit qualities they can and writing them on their own personal Sweet-Spirit Quality Quiz form. Before reading qualities, have individuals place a check mark of the left by those they listed. $2.00 - CHARACTER: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, Activity Days Serving Others, make a list of qualities you like in a person - respect, kindness, gospelgrabbag.comThen as you take turns sharing qualities you like, write those you like on your list. If someone names your quality place a check on the right of that quality (possibly placing two or more extra check marks by the quality you first thought of). The winner is the one who has the most unique qualities on their list that were not listed by others.

• “I Am” Quality Mirror Motivator: Choose a quality from the Sweet-Spirit Quality Quiz card that you would like to develop, then write it here. Below, write what you will do to develop this quality. Draw in your own hairstyle around the face. Post it on the mirror to remind you of this sweet-spirit quality you wish to develop.

Objective #2: Discuss how showing respect and kindness strengthens you, your family, and others (have youth write these on the back of the Quiz as outlined below).

Respect: ____________________________________________________

Kindness: ____________________________________________________

Ideas: Discuss the Special Witness: How should I speak so I can be like Jesus Christ? by Jeffrey R. Holland, October 2008 Friend.

THOUGHT TREAT (Kindness Cookies). Make a batch of sugar cookies and take to someone who may have been offended somehow or who needs to be invited to Church activities. Youth will know who it can be. Idea: They could sit on the doorstep with this person and share some of the cookies they made as they talk, giving that individual a separate plate wrapped up especially for him/her. More Ideas: Watch video for activation ideas.

$2.00 - CHARACTER: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, Activity Days Serving Others, make a list of qualities you like in a person - respect, kindness, gospelgrabbag.comOTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See I Will Develop Sweet-Spirit Qualities – Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 3  (includes the above activity and an invitation; shown).

GRATITUDE: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, write a letter of appreciation to a teacher, your parents, grandparents

ACTIVITY: A “Buzz”illion Thanks! Jot-a-Thought
(Stationery and Envelope)

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Gratitude, Expressing Thanks, Thank you notes

Objective: Write a letter to a teacher, your parents, or your grandparents telling them what you appreciate and respect about them.

$1.50 – GRATITUDE: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, write a letter of appreciation to a teacher, your parents, grandparents, gospelgrabbag.com1. Print, color, and cutout the “Buzz”illion Thanks! Jot-a-Thought stationery and envelope. You will need to print one for each letter that the youth wants to write a letter to.

2. Use the Jot-a-Thought Letter Starter ideas below or make up your own to write a letter on the stationery as detailed above. The “Letter Starter” ideas below will help youth write their own letter on the stationery.
Jot-a-Thought Letter Starters:  • I want to be like you because . . .  • You’re so cool to teach me the rules of . . .
• You made me feel special because . . .  • I’m glad you’re a friend because . . .  
• I admire you because . . .  • I hope it’s not too late to tell you how much I appreciate . . .  • I love you because . . .
• Knowing you have been great because . . .  • You make me want to be better because . . .   •  It’s nice to know I have a friend like you because . . .  • I appreciate you when you . . .   
• When I think of our friendship I think of . . .
• I’m thankful for you because . . .  
• Good friends are hard to find. Thanks for . . .  • The top 10 things I like about you are . . .  • Thanks for your patience and your love in . . .  • It’s nice to know that you care about . . .  • It’s really a treat be in your class because . . .

THOUGHT TREAT: (Grateful Heart Bread). Make a batch of bread dough, following a simple recipe but adding 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring and 3/4 cup sugar into dough before adding the flour. Form raised bread dough into heart shapes. Frost with a red frosting glaze (add 3 drops red food coloring and 2-3 tablespoons canned milk to a carton of vanilla frosting).
Thought: As youth enjoy their heart-shaped bread, talk about things that have happened to them this past month that have warmed their hearts. Appreciation Idea: This bread can be baked and given to the person of their choice to show their heart-felt appreciation.

$1.50 – GRATITUDE: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, write a letter of appreciation to a teacher, your parents, grandparents, gospelgrabbag.comOTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See I Will Express Appreciation - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 2 (includes the above activity and an invitation; shown)

SERVICE – FAITH: LDS Lesson Ideas – Family Home Evening, parable of the good Samaritan, service project, faith grow stronger

ACTIVITY: Good Samaritan Service Project

Use for Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time,
Young Women or Youth, Activity Days*

Subject: Serving Others, Service Project, Faith

Objective: Read and discuss the parable of the good Samaritan (see Luke 10:30–37). Plan and complete a service project that helps a family member or neighbor. After completing the project, discuss how it helped your faith grow stronger.

$1.00 - SERVICE - FAITH: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, parable of the good Samaritan, service project, faith grow stronger, gospelgrabbag.com1. Read and discuss the parable of the good Samaritan (see Luke 10:30–37). Discussion: Talk about how the good Samaritan gave of his time, talent, and means to help someone in need.
2. Obtain and color the Good Samaritan Secret Service Project planner.
3. To plan your service project, answer the questions on the planner, e.g., “who,” “what,” etc. to plan your service project.
4. Assign certain girls certain tasks on the planner. Then complete service project in secret(showing anonymous service) if possible.

THOUGHT TREAT: (Service Is in Style Cookies). Have youth help cut out 4″ sugar cookies into fashion shapes (see ideas underlined below). Then bake, frost, and decorate.

Thoughts: As you eat cookies, talk about these “Fashionable” Ways to Serve (for boys “Power” Ways):
• Top off your day with prayer and remember those that need special blessings.
• Skirt pride and selfishness and forget yourself and listen to others.
• Polish your talents and share with others what your fingers can do.
• Curl up in a chair with a child and read them a good book.
• Hats off to Mom for all she does; give her a day off household chores.
• Brush up your pearly whites and share your smile with the lonely.
• You can be fashionable without spending a dime and serve with a smile time after time (see 2 Corinthians 9:7).
• Get your socks to hop to it and serve by running an errand.
• Cinch up your belt for fast Sunday and prepare the after-fast meal ahead of time.
• Slip into a new habit and serve someone new each week.
• Roll up your sleeves and do an extra batch of dishes.
• Boot yourself out of bed and make your family a surprise breakfast.

OTHER USES FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITY:

$1.50 – GRATITUDE: LDS Lesson Ideas - Family Home Evening, write a letter of appreciation to a teacher, your parents, grandparents, gospelgrabbag.com*ACTIVITY DAYS (Girls ages 8-11 to achieve specific goals): See Samaritan Service – Service Helps My Faith Grow Stronger - Activity Days, Serving Others – Goal 1 (includes the above activity and an invitation; shown)