Fun Ideas for Activities and Callings

Activity ideas you can use.

Sewing Cards

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I found these adorable sewing cards on Homemade Charlotte and since most of our girls have the sewing bug, I thought these would be a great way for them to practice. You simply print out cards on card stock, have each girl poke holes with their needles, then thread needles and let them sew! The girls took all my extras home to do over the long weekend they had coming up. Just a warning that Ida Braids was the most popular card among our girls, you may want to bring a few more of those than the rest!

I talked a member of the primary presidency about displaying the girls’ completed cards on the primary bulletin board. She thought that was a fantastic idea and so I made this display.

This sewing activity falls under the Faith in God, Developing Talents section.

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A few samples of the girls’ work.

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Activity Day Leader Ideas: Activity Planning Sheet

I created a simple yet helpful Activity Planning Sheet, that has really helped me in my activity planning and brainstorming. I like to cover my bases, so to speak, and this sheet helps me do that from supplies to brainstorming to which Faith in God requirement we can pass off with our activity.

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Bead Necklaces

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I came across a very cute idea at The Idea Room, bead necklaces! So cute, so fun and with the distinct possibility of mess but with a time and mess-saving tip. The activity day girls were very excited to make these and they turned out awesome! These necklaces fell under the create your own section in Developing Talents.

Since we were dealing with layers of wet paint we broke this activity into two with painting beads taking up one activity day night, and the second we modge podged and strung them. The Idea Room’s step by step instructions are awesome, I did a few things different though since we weren’t completing this project in one sitting.

1. I reminded parents the Sunday before as well as the day of the activity for girls to wear clothes or aprons that they could get paint on. Kate (my assistant leader) and I both brought extra shirts and aprons for anyone who forgot to wear old clothes.

2. The wood beads can be pricey for 10 girls so we did 5 beads per necklace and they turned out great, they didn’t look sparse at all.  We also limited paint to 5 colors and ribbon colors to 3 which ended up perfect for our girls.

3. Acrylic paint STAINS so be sure to cover any tables with paper or plastic table cloths!

4. I definitely suggest bringing skewers for the girls or you will have a ridiculous amount of messy fingers on your hands. Helpful Tip: Use the skewers for any polka dots the girls may want to do. It makes it so much faster and consistent, not to mention much less frustrating for any perfectionists.

5. If I were to do this activity again I probably bring a small fan to dry the beads faster.

6. You will want to have some fray check and sewing scissors for the ribbon when you string them.

The girls had an absolute blast doing this activity. They talked and were so good to compliment each other on their designs. It’s great to see smiling faces!

 

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