Use for Young Women, Young Men, or Youth,
Family Home Evening, Primary Sharing Time, or Activity Days
Help each youth to see herself/himself as a “living doll” and increase her desire to take care of her mind and body. For young men, redraw image.
TO MAKE: Print activity in color or black and white. Cut out head and body (cutting hair down to shape a young man’s head). Have youth draw in their face. Glue yarn on for hair and fabric for clothes. On the back write goals, looking up scriptures for inspiration. Glue a string down the center and glue the images back to back. Make sure the top has three to four inches to hang image in their room.
TESTIMONY SHARING: The following week ask youth to share their thoughts on why they should treat their body like a temple.
More Learning Activities:
HEALTHY HEART AND CHANGE OF HEART:
1. Take youth to a fitness track or other place to run or walk. Explain that this is not a race; they can run or walk. Take their pulse and have them run or walk around the track. Take their pulse again. Talk about exercise and how it strengthens the heart.
2. Ask them to write about a conflict with their parents or a family member (what the youth did, what the other person did). Put the paper in a sealed envelope with their name on it.
3. As they go around the track again, have them think how they could have handled things differently.
4. Have youth write their change of heart on the envelope. Talk about a healthy heart (physically), a change of heart (spiritually), and striving to be more self–reliant through better control of our responses to conflict. An understanding heart is a helping heart. Finish with a light–hearted activity (e.g., go out for smoothies and play games).
FITNESS PRO QUESTION AND ANSWER NIGHT: Have a fitness professional come and show youth basic things they can do to stay active, and have the professional discuss how to gain physical strength through exercise, and weight lifting. Play volleyball or basketball, do exercises, or dance. Serve a blender drink (with protein powder), or have fruit and yogurt available, allowing youth to place yogurt in a bowl, then add and blend their own choice of fruit.
GOD’S GREATEST CREATION VIDEO: You’ll love showing this video to help youth appreciate and want to take care of their body. Click HERE.
Presenting Activity to Young Women or Young Men
USE IN FEBRUARY:
February: “The Plan of Salvation”
“This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass
Click lesson: Why should I treat my body like a temple?
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