For this activity we had quite a bit planned but actually finished early (which never happens!)
First we had the girls bring thier scriptures and we talked about faith from Alma 32.
26 Now, as I said concerning faith—that it was not a perfect knowledge—even so it is with my words. Ye cannot know of their surety at first, unto perfection, any more than faith is a perfect knowledge.
27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than adesire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
28 Now, we will compare the word unto a aseed. Now, if ye give place, that a bseed may be planted in your cheart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your dunbelief, that ye will resist the Spirit of the Lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves—It must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to eenlighten my funderstanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me.
After having a discussion on faith and how its likes a seed, we planted a seed!
We gave each of the girls a cup and had them put potting soil in it. We gave them each three marigold seeds and then watered the soil. The girls are going to take them home, put them by a window in thier homes and make sure that the soil is always damp. Hopefully we will have some success and hear about it later!
Then after planting a seed, we had the girls "nourish thier bodies" with some mud! We gave the girls pudding (mud), oreos to crush up and put in thier pudding (dirt) and some worms. They loved it and made fun of each other for eating "mud" and "dirt".
And if you want this as a take home, you can give them this to hang up in their room or put with their scriptures. It's found HERE: