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.

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why do we pay tithing?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why do we pay tithing?

ACTIVITY: FHE Poster Presentation: Windows of Heaven seek-and-say

 Help young women create this family home evening poster presentation they can share with children. The objective is to help children learn that if they pay their tithing, the windows of heaven will open and Heavenly Father will pour out blessings (Malachi 3:10). They will learn where their tithing money goes and the blessings it brings.

TO MAKE VISUALS: Print, color, and cut out the Windows of Heaven windows, pictures, and money-situation cards. Mount the five copied windows on a poster, then mount pictures inside windows, folding flaps as indicated on the pattern. Tape the money-situation cards at the bottom of the poster. You’ll also need ten oranges or other fruits or vegetables as part of the lesson (see Demonstration #2 that follows).

TO PRESENT: Heavenly Father has given us many great blessings and He asks us to pay only one tenth of all we earn to build up the kingdom of God upon the earth. Tell the following story of how the windows of heaven can be opened because of paying tithing.

Story: Lorenzo Snow, a latter-day prophet, was concerned that the Church and its members were in debt, and needed help. He prayed about this problem. He was inspired to go to St. George where the Saints were suffering from a severe drought. They were praying for rain to water their crops so they would have food to eat. While there, the prophet prayed and received an answer to the promise found in Malachi 3:8–12, that if they paid their tithing, the “windows of heaven” would be opened and they would receive so many blessings there would not be enough room to receive them. They would be blessed both temporally (receive rain to water their crops) and spiritually (increase their faith and testimony). The Saints paid their tithing and the rains came—really “pouring out blessings.” We too can have the same type of blessings as we keep the law of tithing.

Demonstration 1: For every dollar we earn we should pay one dime. For every ten dollars we earn, we should pay one dollar. For every hundred dollars we earn, we should pay ten dollars (show the money situation cards and mount them across the board to display, taking off one bill to pay to the bishop. Show a tithing envelope and demonstrate how we pay our tithing.

Demonstration 2: As money was hard to come by in the early days of the Church, the Saints paid their tithing in the form of flocks, herds, or crops rather than money. We are asked by the Lord to give one-tenth of those things (see Leviticus 27:30-32). Show children ten pieces of fruit, e.g. oranges. Say, “It is best to pay our tithing as soon as we get paid, before we spend any of the money. Instead of money, let’s think of paying our tithing with oranges. If you have ten oranges, it is easy to give up just one orange when you have so many that you can eat. But what if you began eating the oranges and forgot to pay your tithing and you only had one orange left? It then becomes really hard to pay your tithing because you have to give all you have. This is why it is easier to pay our tithing first, giving Heavenly Father back 1 when He lets us keep 9; He has given us everything we have, and asks us to give back only a little.
We are promised that if we pay our tithing we will always have enough food to eat, clothing to wear, and a place to live. Let’s learn about other blessings that come from paying our tithing—blessings that come to us and to others around the world.

ACTIVITY:
1. By opening the windows on the Windows of Heaven poster, review the five ways our tithing money can bless us and others. View the pictures and say, “Our tithing money is very important because it goes to help build up the kingdom of God upon the earth. Tithing is used by the Church for many purposes.”
• BUILD TEMPLES: Our tithing money helps to build and operate temples that seal families together forever and help our ancestors who have died receive ordinances.
• BUILD CHURCHES: Our tithing helps to build and operate Church meeting houses so we can learn about the gospel, take the sacrament, and worship.
• CHURCH MATERIALS: Our tithing money helps educate young people in Church schools, seminaries, and institutes. It helps to prepare and send lesson materials that teach members all around the world.
• FAMILY HISTORY: Our tithing money helps us gather information and records to help our ancestors. This way they can have their temple work done so they can live with their families again someday.
• MISSIONARY PROGRAM: Our tithing money helps the missionary program that preaches the gospel to the world so everyone can hear it.
2. Have children take turns choosing a bill and handing it to the leader to read the situation.
3. Then have them answer the question by opening the Windows of Heaven (paper flaps) to find the right picture (naming the blessing), e.g., BUILD TEMPLES.
4. Then have child tell how this blessing will help in the situation, by saying, e.g., “My tithing money will HELP BUILD TEMPLES so we can do baptism for the dead.”
Option: Divide into two teams and play for points, taking turns and receiving 10 points for each one guessed right on the first try.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white on cardstock. Laminate. See instructions above TO MAKE VISUALS.

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):  Why do we pay tithing?  “Paying tithing is a sacred privilege. When we pay tithing we show gratitude for all that God has given us and return to Him a portion of what we have received. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses, translate and publish the scriptures, do missionary and family history work, and in other ways build God’s kingdom on earth.”

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (Warm Fuzzy reminder poster and bookmark) for the OCTOBER young women lesson, “How can I become more Christlike?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (Budget Brainstorm) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why do we pay tithing?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source ST 2006 #1

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why do we pay tithing?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why do we pay tithing?

ACTIVITY: Budget Brainstorm

Say to young women, “A penny for your thoughts,” handing them a penny to hold as you brainstorm  budget ideas. Young women can take ideas home to post in their room, or they can write ideas in their journals about money management.
Ideas that Make “Cents” (Sense): (1) Church Contributions (pay tithes and offerings first and blessings will come). (2) Debt (live within your income). (3) Savings (live within your earnings and put something away for a rainy day). (4) Self-Discipline  (do without that which you cannot pay for). (5) Budgeting (plan money management to avoid debt). (6) Honesty (always ask, “Is it right?”).
More “Cents”-able Ideas: (1) Pending Spending— Place money earned in a special envelope labeled “pending spending.”  This means that tithing needs to be paid before money is spent. (2) No “Mon” (money) Yet Fun—Plan activities that don’t require a lot of cash, and you can have fun without the worry of needing extra money.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

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): Why do we pay tithing?  “Paying tithing is a sacred privilege. When we pay tithing we show gratitude for all that God has given us and return to Him a portion of what we have received. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses, translate and publish the scriptures, do missionary and family history work, and in other ways build God’s kingdom on earth.”

EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

PENDING SPENDING: Talk about ways you can put off spending to focus on priorities.  Help young women picture themselves in the future starting a family on a budget. Help them visualize themselves in a budget-tight environment now, so that when they are in college and/or married, they can spend wisely.
Ideas: • Place money earned in an envelope labeled “Pending Spending,” until they can take out tithing and savings; divide the balance of the money into envelopes to plan for upcoming events and purchases.  • Plan ahead where your money will be spent (e.g., gifts, greeting cards, vacation, or clothes).  • Plan ahead for birth-days, holidays, and special days to purchase gifts.  • Save for a mission and college.  • Place money in a savings account and learn what interest can do.

“FOOD FOR ALL” PLANNING SESSION: Tell young women they will be eating a meal together. Give each young woman $2.00 and take them to the grocery store to choose and purchase the most food for their money. Girls can prepare and share food purchased. See what happens. Be prepared with can opener, napkins, and tableware. This is a good time to plan future activities that are inexpensive or that cost nothing. While eating, talk about the nutrition of each food and which items offered the most nutrition for the money.

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (FHE Poster Presentation: Tithing Blessings–Windows of Heaven seek-and-say) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why do we pay tithing?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (Money Mottos to place in wallet) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why is it important to pay tithing?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source YW 3 #46

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why do we pay tithing?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why do we pay tithing?

ACTIVITY: Money Mottos to place in wallet

Use these Money Mottos to remind young women to take responsibility for their finances. Have young women: (1) Write their money goals on the “Think before I spend” bill and place bill in their wallet. (2) Have them place the credit card inside of their wallet, reminding you not to use their credit cards.
Fun Idea: Give each young woman a small pad of Post-it-notes to stick on their money motto card. Tell them that “Prioritized spending is as easy as 1,2,3. Just list the items you want to buy and prioritize them in order of purchase, e.g., buy this one first, this one second, and the other third, always using this method to avoid $ stress.

• To make Think before I spend bill, fold and glue it back to back with the My Money Goals list. Laminate with clear contact paper (after girls list their goals).
• To make Do Not FORGET . . . stay out of debt! credit card, fold, glue back to back. Laminate.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

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): Why do we pay tithing?  “Paying tithing is a sacred privilege. When we pay tithing we show gratitude for all that God has given us and return to Him a portion of what we have received. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses, translate and publish the scriptures, do missionary and family history work, and in other ways build God’s kingdom on earth.”

EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

TALK ABOUT FINANCIAL PITFALLS: Have a banker, accountant, parent, and a college student talk about financial pitfalls. Do a book review on some of the following books, “The Millionaire Next Door,” “The Richest Man in Babylon,” or another book that teaches the value of saving money.

WANTS AND NEEDS BUDGET PLAN:
Step 1: Have someone from an average household talk about how she budgets her time and money to make things work, to avoid debt, and to live within her means. Talk about the peace that can come into a home between husband and wife if they live within their means.

Step 2: Review books on how to budget.
Step 3: Divide young women into two groups, giving each group some play money. Ask them to figure a typical family budget and show where the money goes. Seeing a budget is believing. Have them start out with an average monthly income amount written on a card. Have them write on separate card their wants and needs, listing each expense on a different card. Have them lay the cards out on the table with the money next to the cards that they have budgeted for in that month’s budget. Lay the other cards out also and talk about wants and needs.
Step 4: Talk about living within your means, cutting back and planning ahead, e.g., Christmas, birthdays, school clothes. Give the girls an envelope and suggest they place money in the envelope for things they are saving for. Have them write on the envelope things they want and prioritize these. Note that it helps to window shop without a purse and think about items before buying them.

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (Budget Brainstorm) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why do we pay tithing?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (I’m “Sew” Honest! stand-up card) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why is it important to be honest?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source YW 2 #46

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why is it important to be honest?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why is it important to be honest?

ACTIVITY: I’m “Sew” Honest! stand-up card

Help young women write on the card the blessings you receive from being honest. Ideas: Peace of mind, self-respect, others trust you, you don’t have to remember what you said or did, you have a clear conscience and are not burdened with guilt.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

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): Why is it important to be honest?  “Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When we are honest, we build strength of character that will allow us to be of great service to God and to others. We are blessed with peace of mind and self-respect and will be trusted by the Lord and others. ”

EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

MALT SHOP HONESTY TEST: Treat young women to a malt or milkshake.  Tell the owner or cashier ahead of time that you are teaching a lesson on honesty. Have them charge you for one less item (e.g., seven malts when eight malts were served). Pay for your order then check the bill after you leave. Tell the girls they made a mistake and only charged you for seven. Some will suggest going back to pay, some may say it’s not worth the trouble. Then go back and make up the difference.

HONEST REFLECTION: Ask girls to think about who’s cheating who when we are dishonest?
Step 1: Show a thin piece of fabric and talk about the veil that separates us from heaven.  We have to live by faith, not seeing on the other side of the veil, but Heavenly Father knows our every thought and action.  He knows the truth of all the things we think and do.
Step 2: Ask young women to quietly reflect on their past thoughts and actions regarding honesty at home, school, and in the community. Ask them to think: Do I cheat? Do I steal? Do I gossip?
Step 3: Discuss types of honesty. Some people don’t feel it is dishonest when they copy a video that says no copying allowed or copy a song or a computer program; when they  gossip or say they will call a friend when they don’t intend to; when they accept a date even though they aren’t sixteen yet, or say they are older than they are, or accept a date when they aren’t really interested in the boy; or when they say they paid a fine and they didn’t, or when they steal another person’s time by being late.
Step 4: Talk about feelings you have when you are dishonest. Say that honesty builds strength, and dishonesty breeds mistrust of others, dislike of self, feelings of sadness.
Step 5: Show the thin fabric again and ask, “Do you feel from your actions that you are now worthy to pass through the veil and enter into God’s presence?”

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (Money Mottos to place in wallet) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why do we pay tithing?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (Miss Honest or Dishonest? Consequences Journal) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why is it important to be honest?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source YW 2 #36

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why is it important to be honest?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: Why is it important to be honest?

ACTIVITY: Miss Honest or Dishonest? Consequences Journal

Help young women decide if they are Miss Honest or Dishonest with this consequences journal. With this journal they can think about the consequences of honest and dishonest choices. Honestly consider how these actions will affect your life by writing in detail the consequences for each decision. Example: The consequence for stealing is that people won’t trust you.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

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): Why is it important to be honest?  “Being honest means choosing not to lie, steal, cheat, or deceive in any way. When we are honest, we build strength of character that will allow us to be of great service to God and to others. We are blessed with peace of mind and self-respect and will be trusted by the Lord and others. ”

More Learning Activities:

COVENANTS AND PROMISES:
1. Read Joshua 24:15 “Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

2. Talk about the Young Women motto:   “Stand for Truth and Righteousness.”
3. Talk about the “Times,” “Things,” and “Places” that involve covenants and promises. Examples: “Times” of Our Lives—youth, missions, college, dating, marriage, motherhood; “Things” in Our Lives— callings, jobs, careers, responsibilities; “Places” in Our Lives—movie theater, school, mall, on vacations, store, library, and recreational sites.

SITUATION PREVIEW: Look ahead at situations that may happen in our lives and what we will do to make honest decisions.  Project what the consequences might be with both an honest and dishonest decision. Make decisions now to say no to bad choices, keeping in mind the straight and narrow path that leads back to our Heavenly Father.

VIDEO: Honesty: You Better Believe It! – Professional Category: Winner and Visitors’ Choice (Brian Burnham). It is better to be honest than get a good score on a test.

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (I’m “Sew” Honest! stand-up card) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why is it important to be honest?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (FHE Poster Presentation: Sabbath Day Scavenger Hunt) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source YW 3 #34

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?

ACTIVITY: FHE Poster Presentation: Sabbath Day Scavenger Hunt

Help young women create this family home evening poster presentation they can share with children. They can tell children, “Our family can be strong as we keep the Sabbath day holy. Let’s have a ‘Sabbath Day’ Scavenger Hunt to learn ways we can keep the Sabbath day holy.”
To Present:
1. Tape visuals on the far left of the chalkboard or on a wall, or tape visuals under chairs ahead of time. Provide a space on the board to post visuals.

2. From the Scavenger-Hunt Clues page, call out two items at a time and have two children find them, saying, for example, “I need the temple and a pair of shoes” (shown below). Then have them tell how each item can help them keep the Sabbath day holy. Ideas are found on the Scavenger-Hunt Clues page.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white on cardstock. Laminate.

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):  Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?  “The Lord has given the Sabbath day for our benefit and has commanded us to keep it holy. Observing the Sabbath shows our commitment to honor and worship God and keep our covenants. It will bring us closer to the Lord and to our family. It will give us an eternal perspective and spiritual strength. The Sabbath also allows us to rest from our physical labors and worship the Lord.”

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (Miss Honest or Dishonest? Consequences journal) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why is it important to be honest?”.

Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (Sabbath Day Planner) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source: Fun in a Flash #11 /2004 Sharing Time #11

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”

“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?

ACTIVITY: Sabbath Day Planner

Ask young women to think of how they are measuring up to Sabbath day activities. Are the activities spent in doing good? Are they spiritually uplifting? Would Jesus do these activities on the Sabbath?
Have young women write on their planner: (1) What they would do on Saturday to prepare for the Sabbath, (2) Activities to keep on Sunday to keep the Sabbath day holy.

SOON YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ACTIVITY.

TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

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):  Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?  “The Lord has given the Sabbath day for our benefit and has commanded us to keep it holy. Observing the Sabbath shows our commitment to honor and worship God and keep our covenants. It will bring us closer to the Lord and to our family. It will give us an eternal perspective and spiritual strength. The Sabbath also allows us to rest from our physical labors and worship the Lord.”

EXTRA MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVITIES:

With these ideas and those of the young women, you should be able to make each Sabbath day memorable.

MAKE A SABBATH DAY QUIET BOOK FOR CHILDREN: Invite someone who does quiet books to come with supplies to show young women how to make them. Girls can give books to a charity, donate them to a ward family or the nursery, or save them for their own children someday. Have  young women write a short poem about how they feel about the Sabbath. Use fabric paints to write on inside cover. Serve veggies and dip (an easy Sunday treat). 

SABBATH DAY SHOW-AND-TELL IDEA NIGHT: Have young women bring games and activities they like to do with their family. They can present a family home evening idea, gospel game (or any game their family enjoys), scripture activities, and more.
Ideas:  ~ Bible Bingo (make up your own game)    ~ scripture chase ~ give a sharing time lesson from the Friend ~ make thumbprint pictures of animals found in the scriptures     ~ share journal entries ~ review missionary discussions ~ write letters to missionaries or family and friends ~ tell stories about ancestors or show an object that belonged to an ancestor ~ make a gospel grab bag by looking up favorite scriptures and placing them in a bag ~ make a testimony time capsule by writing testimonies, burying them in a container, and digging them up before graduating from the Young Women program.

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

Click HERE to find the NEXT activity (FHE Poster Presentation: Sabbath Day Scavenger Hunt) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why are we commanded to keep the Sabbath day holy?”.

 Click HERE to find the PREVIOUS activity (Try Fasting with PIZZA! doorknob fasting reminder) for the SEPTEMBER young women lesson, “Why do we fast?”.

Click HERE to go back to the September TABLE OF CONTENTS.

 

Source YW 1 #25

FASTING – Revelation: LDS Lesson Activity: Try Fasting with Pizza! “Why do we fast?” revelation


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

ACTIVITY: Try Fasting with Pizza!
doorknob fasting reminder

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 1, gospelgrabbag.comRead Doctrine and Covenants 88:76 and challenge youth to fast and pray each fast Sunday with a purpose. Encourage them to attach this doorknob reminder to their bedroom door or post on the refrigerator to remind them to fast.

$0.50 - FASTING - Revelation: LDS Lesson Activity: Try Fasting with Pizza! "Why do we fast?" revelation, gospelgrabbag.com, YW2.23TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white on cardstock paper.

TESTIMONY SHARING: Ask youth to share their testimony on the following. Click on the following Church website objective to introduce the testimony sharing (that follows):  Why do we fast?  “To fast is to go without food and drink voluntarily for a certain period of time. Fasting combined with sincere prayer can help you prepare yourself and others to receive God’s blessings. It is a source of spiritual strength. Through fasting we can feel closer to Heavenly Father and strengthen our testimony. Fasting also includes giving a generous fast offering to help those in need.”

More Learning Activities:

FASTING FACTS:
Gather information and quotes from Church leaders on the proper way to fast, why we fast, and what happens to the body and spirit when we fast. The Ensign and Era magazines are great sources.

FAST TOGETHER WITH A PURPOSE:
1. Select a purpose to fast, either individually or as a group. Youth might choose to fast for a less-active youth they wish to activate, a nonmember they wish to fellowship; a need in the ward or community, or someone’s illness or physical challenge.
2. Make a list of reasons to fast.
3.
Discuss Queen Esther, who fasted to save her people (Esther 4-5)

SCRIPTURES TO SHARE:  • Alma 6:6 (gather to fast and pray)     • D&C 59:13-15 (everyone who can fast should fast)     • Alma 17:3, 9 (helps us feel close to God)     • D&C 88:119, Matthew 6:30-34 (fasting shows faith)     • D&C 88:76 (helps us pray for special blessings)     • Alma 5:46 (fasting and prayer helps us know that things are true by the Spirit of revelation)     • D&C 88:119-120, Mosiah 4:19-21, Matthew 25:35-40, James 1:27, Jacob 2:17-19 (follow fasting by paying fast offerings)     • 3 Nephi 27:1-2, Mosiah 27:22-23 (fasting often done with others for a cause)     • 2 Corinthians 9:7 D&C 59:15 (fasting should be done cheerfully)      • D&C 59:13 (fasting brings joy)     • Matthew 6:1-4; 16-18 (fast in secret)      • Alma 6:6 (fasting helps in missionary work).

VIDEO TO SHARE: Wherefore Have We Fasted (Isaiah 58) A young man recounts a lesson learned from his youth. (7:22) You'll love the part where the clock turns into a pizza (illustrating the activity above).

YOUNG WOMEN LDS Lesson Helps, come follow me lesson match activities, lds, family home evening, arrow 2, gospelgrabbag.comPresenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men

USE IN MAY AND SEPTEMBER:

May: “Prophets and Revelation”
“We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God” (Articles of Faith 1:9).

“Come Follow Me” Lesson: How do I receive personal revelation?

September: “Commandments”“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

"Come Follow Me" Lesson: Why do we fast?


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Source YW 2 #23

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: How do the things I say affect me and those around me?

ACTIVITY: A Loving or Lazy Leader word find

Ask young women to find the characteristics of a supportive leader and those of an unsupportive or lazy leader.

To Do Word Find:
1. Locate the qualities of a loving leader or a lazy leader scattered throughout the puzzle.
2. Circle the good leader qualities and cross out the lazy leader qualities when you find them.
Words can be read from left to right or backwards right to left. The x’s indicate blank spaces. Option: Instead of circling or crossing out qualities, highlight the loving leader in one color and the lazy leader in another color.
Game Idea: Have young women divide into two teams to compete doing the word find. The first team to finish wins! Give an extra treat to the winning team.
Answers from top to bottom:
Loving Leader: sharing, prepared, prompt, organized, happy, teaches, considerate, calm, sensitive, understanding, concerned, kind, caring, plans, trustworthy, example, listens, forgiving. Lazy Leader: grumpy, late, idle, insensitive, rude, gossips, tactless, unprepared, forgetful, bossy, neglectful, unorganized, selfish, offensive.

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TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white.

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 do the things I say affect me and those around me?  “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:

SMOOTH COMMUNICATION SHOW-AND-TELL:
1. Divide young women into several small groups to create a skit. Do some play acting showing various ways of communicating the wrong way (e.g., someone talking and laughing loudly and inappropriately, gossiping, etc.). After a half hour have each group put on their show.
2. Talk about people you know who are patient, soft-spoken, brief, considerate, etc.
3. Have a communications expert come and discuss proper ways of behavior in crowds, one-one-one, small groups, with parents, friends, and brothers and sisters.
4. Read Proverbs 15:1: “A soft answer turneth away wrath.” Also Psalm 55:21: “His words were softer than oil.”
5. Tell the story of a favorite kindergarten teacher who practically whispered to the children. She never had to speak loud to be heard. They listened intently to every word. When the children asked her to do something they could do for themselves, she simply said, “I’m not your coat hanger.” They knew that they must be responsible, even at the early age of five.

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

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Source YW 2 #48

Come unto Christ – 2014 – Come Follow Me, September – Commandments: “How do the things I say affect me and those around me?” Young Women lesson helps

Young Women Lesson Activity and Ideas

September: “Commandments”
“Consider on the blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God” (Mosiah 2:41).

Click lesson: How do the things I say affect me and those around me?

ACTIVITY: Love at Home Spin-the-Bottle

Young women can take this activity home to share with their family that tell how family can show love in each situation.
To Play: Read the game rules found on the bottle aloud and play.

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TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white. Place label on a jar and wordstrips inside jar. They can make up more situations that may fit their family, write them down, and place them in the bottle.

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 do the things I say affect me and those around me?  “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:

HARMONY IN THE HOME PANEL: Have the bishop and his counselors and wives do a panel discussion on harmony in their homes. Have each young woman write a question or two for discussion. You could ask the stake presidency and wives to come also.

PEACEMAKER HINTS: Have someone come and talk about ways to bring peace in the home.
Ideas: Learning relaxation techniques; creating peace when there is conflict; creating cooperation in the home; creating love when conflict comes; planning for and fixing meals ahead so that family members can eat on time; feeding the family spiritually; having scripture study, family home evening, and family counsel; planning family activities that bring peace and love; and sharing tasks.

MORE “COME FOLLOW ME” LESSON ACTIVITIES:

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