Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Young Women Lesson #10: Encouraging Enjoyable Family Activities

There are so many things that can be done with this lesson.  We hardly did any of the lesson and still ran out of time.

I was ready to go with this YouTube video, but ran out of time.  I figured it is one that could easily be used another time with another lesson.  If you'd like to use it with this lesson, it fits very nicely with the topic.

We read & discussed the 7th paragraph of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World".  We talked about what "divine design" means and listed the 9 ways to achieve happiness in family life.

With the help of the girls, we made a long list of "family fun" activities on the chalkboard ... traditions, things they enjoy doing with their family, things they'd like to do with their family, free/inexpensive activities, and activities that might require more money &/or planning.

When we had about 10 minutes left of class, we pushed a couple of tables to the middle of the room and made our "family fun sacks".  I just brought brown paper lunch sacks, crayons, colored pencils and the girls each decorated their own bag.  Then I gave the girls some of the cards below (I printed them on cardstock) and the girls were able to write some of their favorite ideas off of the chalkboard for fun family activities on to the cards and put the cards into their bags.  It was nice to do something different at the end of our lesson that involved chatting and a little creative-fun time.

Here are the cards that I made ... some girls filled each card with ideas and some girls wrote one idea per card.

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1 comment:

Loralee said...

Thank you for the great ideas. I love the idea of showing What Matters Most.


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