Saturday, October 12, 2013

LDS Stake Activity Day Girls/Especially for Girls Idea

The other night I couldn't sleep. It was a first in that the reason I couldn't sleep was because my brain was racing with this idea and I had the strong impression I had to post by Sunday.
T minus 3 hours.
I know Stakes usually have a yearly activity where they get all the Activity Day girls together and have a great time doing crafts and workshops.
So, the theme of this day would be "Sweetness" with a quote from President Uchtdorf,
"The happiest people I know… are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments." (From his talk Forget Me Not)
Possible names of groups to divide the girls and have them rotate workshops in:
Cutie Cupcakes
Positive Pies
Caring Candies
Lovely Lollipops
Brilliant Brownies
Confident Cookies
Super Sundaes
Each group could have a bag with their treat on it to collect and carry things from workshops.
To start the day you could have some fun workshops:
M&M Time!
Make marvelous muffin mix in a jar (with plenty of time you can collect pasta sauce jars from women in the stake... that are clean for all the girls to save on costs), have a cooking demonstration and/or have girls make their own recipe books to add recipes to.
Candy Grams
Have girls divide into groups (within their group) and make candy gram cards for missionaries, bishops, or whoever needs a lift!!
Fudge Center
Getting to know you games with a sweet twist- such as picking up marshmallows with chopsticks, pudding Pictionary, skittles up front (a bowl of skittles, 1 girl at a time chooses a color, have getting to know you questions based on colors)
Of course, a wonderful healthy lunch would follow with some crazy overachieving lady to make it all beautiful with décor. Oh how I wish I were you crazy overachiever. I try to craft and it ends up like those Pinterest FAILS.
One day.
I might be dead.
But one day!
And to end the day, of course we need to get to the nitty gritty, what it's really about!
Spiritual workshops:
"Sweet was my joy" Alma 36:21
A priesthood leader can come in and talk about repentance.
Repentance is not a punishment!! But it's something we all need to learn and do!
"Sweet is the peace the Gospel brings" Hymn 14
Using the gospel to help us set worthy goals
"I know that my Redeemer lives. What comfort this sweet sentence gives." Hymn 136
What is a true testimony and how can we gain one of The Savior? Encourage girls to write down testimonies too!
"Those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them." D&C 42:46
What is the resurrection? Preparing to help our ancestors in the temple. How to do online temple indexing!
You'd need to choose different leaders for all the workshops and have helpers depending on the number of girls you have. Give the leaders the theme for each workshop and have them run with the spirit for inspiration.
I hope this can help whoever needed it!! All my love to you!!!
Also for the invitation (as pictured above), the cupcake background is a free image from, baker's bliss.


Ellen Marie Pike said...

Great ideas. Thanks so much!

The Duckworth Family said...

I've been trying to find in the handbook where it says we are supposed to hold a stake event for activity days. I've been holding them the past couple years, but I cannot find anywhere in the handbook where it says we are supposed to do so. Do you happen to know where I can find this information?

Jules said...

I been searching too and have found nothing. In fact, according to the handbook, they are not done on a ward level anymore either. The only place I can find mention of it is in reference to the Faith in God Program: Do we still have quarterly activity days?
No. The quarterly activity days referred to on page 18 in the Faith in God
guidebooks are no longer a part of the program.

To expand on that, I found this:
What are the changes for Faith in God requirements?

To align the Faith in God program with the new Handbook 2, a few of the
requirements have been omitted or revised:

Faith in God for Girls

Page 9, bullet 8: Omit (quarterly activities are no longer held).
Page 18, paragraph 2: Omit (quarterly activities are no longer held).
Faith in God for Boys

Page 9, bullet 8: Omit (quarterly activities are no longer held).
Replacement requirement: Page 9, bullet 7: Read the twelfth article of faith.
Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect
Page 12, bullet 2: Read D&C 20:57–60 and Fulfilling My Duty to God for Aaronic
Priesthood Holders: Your Duty to God, page 7.
Page 18, paragraph 2: Omit (quarterly activities are no longer held).

I think in well established stakes, this is basically now a tradition where cost and travel are not an issue. Our stake is spread out over hours of travel and we got veto'd when we asked the Stake Presidency if we could hold such an activity. :(

Anonymous said...

I know this was posted awhile ago...but I just came across it as I was planning our Stake AD. This fits exactly into what I had in mind- were there any games/workshops you wish you had done looking back? Trying to choose meaningful ones and still keep it with the theme is challenging when time is so tight (we keep ours down to 2 1/2 hours.) Thanks for sharing!!