2.07.2012

Valentines Activity Days Ideas

I am lucky enough to be one of the Activity Days Leaders in my ward, and I absolutely love it. The girls are at a great age and I work with some really wonderful women as well. We are doing a simple activity this work that is a fun way to tie Valentines Day into treating others with kindness...especially those in our families.

To get started we are going to talk about the importance of words. Do they really affect us? Examples where words have either teared us down...or lifted us up. Then we are going to discuss how we can implement more kind words in our homes.
For our first activity I am giving the girls some pieces of paper for them to fold in half, and then cut out a heart shape. Once they have all their hearts cut they are going to write little notes to each member of their family to deliver sometimes before Valentines Day.


After we are done with the hearts I want to talk about how important it is to use kind words with our friends. As with all girls, our group could use a little reminder about how important it is to be kind to one another. I want them to realize that EVERYONE has talents and gifts, and when we acknowledge them we can really uplift and bless the lives of others. I have a piece of paper for each girl with her name on the top and we are going to take 15 minutes passing each piece of paper around to every girl and having her right something nice about that person.

Finally I made these little handouts for the girls. They are just mini boxes of Conversation Hearts with a scripture attached. I hope when they see this Conversation Hearts they will remember how important their "conversations" are, and that there IS power in the words that we use

These handouts would be great for any primary class, Young Women's, or family home evening...so please feel free to use them if you like! :)

Hope you are having a wonderful week everyone!!

6 comments:

The Harding Family

super cute Tonii!! That was my calling for a while and I LOVED IT.. I still have girls come up to me and kaj and tell me how much they loved our "secret service" activity! They still laugh about Kaj "rolling" into the room in his black suit and shades to the mission impossible song.. :O) we had such a GOOD TIMES!!

Lindsay

This is great! What a fun little handout for everyone. You are so creative!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants

Love the handout, very cute!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted

Such a sweet message to pass on to the girls & I love the idea of them writing notes to their family. Have I ever told you I was activity leader for a prison? Oh, I miss it. Bahaha...I bet you don't hear that very often!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

I LOVE this! I have to give a lesson this month in Relief Society on Unconditional Love. I think I am going to try to tie your handout into the lesson. It is such a wonderful message.

Love Sweet Love

Oh my gosh SO STINKIN' CUTE!!! You would be the perfect activity day leader because you are so fun!! And also (because I'm too lazy to scroll back down and comment individually on your last few posts...) I sort of think you might be perfect.

Nope, I'm pretty SURE you are perfect. A family service project for the nursery leaders??? Who does that?! Perfect people. That was seriously the cutest thing ever and (being a recently released nursery worker) I'm sure those lucky leaders just ate. that. up!

Annnnd, those after school v-day snacks-GENIUS! My kids would have died and gone to heaven seeing those. I have some serious mom envy going on over here. But in a good way...like in the you are so inspiring and I want to be perfect like you envy way. :)