Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cupcake Wars - Serving Others

In the Faith in God book under Serving Others, there is the following requirement: Plan and hold a parent-child activity, such as a dinner, picnic, hike, day trip, or service project. My ward did a Mother-Daughter CupCakeWars activity and it was great! I thought it could be super fun for the girls to plan this themselves. 

Maybe you can spend about 20 minutes at the end of an activity to let the girls plan the CupcakeWars as their next activity. They can totally plan how they want to do it but you can help them out by providing the invitations that they fill out, deciding what they want and making assignments (perhaps have someone prepare the cupcakes ahead of time, but have them ready to be decorated) and once its time for the activity, they can fill out the food cards and make sure they have everything. Then they can decide how they would like the cupcakes to be judged... maybe the Activity Day leaders can be the judges, or maybe the girl's can invite the primary presidency or their primary teacher. 

I made two invitations:

Have the girls fill out the assignments and staple their little assignment paper to their invitation. Have them also make a master list for the leaders so someone knows what everyone is bringing: 

Here is a list of things to remember/ideas: 

Food Coloring
Lots of Candy - gummy bears, gummy worms, sweedish fisth, sour patch... 
Chocolate Chips
Fruit - raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, banana....
Decorating Icing

Serving Spoons

Either prepared ahead of time or right at the beginning of the event, have the girls fill out the food labels to put on the table: 

Have each Mother/Daguther/Friend team make up a name for their cupcakes. That way the judges won't know whose is who, but can announce a winner using their team name. Have them place their "name table tent" right next to their cupcakes. 

And then have these awards ready... let the girls choose whether they want the judge to do "first, second and third" or "most appetizing, most colorful, most unique, most creative". I also made one that says "awesome" in case every girl would like to get something. As the leader, maybe you can even purchase prizes ahead of time for the winners. 

You can get my files for this activity HERE :).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Body Is A Temple

First have everyone share what their favorite temple is and why.  Talk about how they felt if they've been to one, or what they remember if they have been lucky enough to go to an open house. Then you can explain to them that even though temples are all different, each is a House of God. 

Share this scripture:  1 Corinthians 3:16–17 [1 Cor. 3:16–17]:
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”

Have the girls pick a charade card out of a bag or box and act out what is on the card for everyone else to guess. Once all the cards have been guessed, you'll have covered these principles on keeping our bodies like a temple (some of which are gospel standards)

Give each of the girls one of these hand-outs with the following quote:  
Even though each temple looks different, all are beautiful and are built for the same purpose. They are buildings where special ordinances take place that are needed for us to return to Heavenly Father. You are like a temple. You are different from everyone else, but you too are a house for the Spirit of God—the Holy Ghost. Your body is a temple for your spirit.
 Vicki F. Matsumori
 Also give them a "Future Temple Recommend" that they can sign their name to.