Activities for Young Women

Young Women Activities

Alot of these ideas were share by Sharma, who has saved this over time and has let us check them out too! Thanks Sharma for all this work!

Many have asked if I have more info on some of this ideas, I wish I could help, unfortunate these ideas are ones that Sharma sent to me, I don’t have any other information or email address to the people responsible from the start! She gather these ideas form email lists she was on over the years.

If you have an idea you would like to share, please email me it! Thanks info@theideadoor.com

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My Wedding Binder – to print

My Wedding Binder – to print
This was put together for a Young Women activity, it is usually done by old YW, such as the Laurel age YW even though there is Pinterest now, it can still be fun to make a book, plus there are great quotes and some pages for the YW to write their thoughts and feels. You...

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Back to School Party / Stand Strong Reminder

Back to School Party / Stand Strong Reminder
Here is info about a "party" we had recently, as we celebrated our Young Women going back to school. We were on a very tight budget and I think we did good with not much $$. I am sure you can come up with more fun ideas on how to decorate. Here is how the outline...

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Newspaper Fashion Show

Newspaper Fashion Show Fashion Show We broke the girls into small groups and gave them a stack of newspapers. We had themes written on pieces of paper in a bowl.  Each group drew a theme from the bowl and that's the kind of ideas they had to design.  Some of the theme ideas were:  Outer...

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Arise and Shine forth candle holders

Arise and Shine forth candle holders
Arise and Shine forth candle holders Shared by Carrie L. from Kentucky     I am using these Arise and Shine forth candle holders to introduce the new 2012 mutual theme to my young women.  They were so easy to make.  I downloaded the template for the circles from this link.  I then used a...

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Mission Principle

We based our conference on a "mission" principle.  Our youth were put into dorms that had its own district name and they belonged to a zone e.g District Helaman Zone Omner (we based the names on Book of Mormon names and places).  We had the youth arrive at conference in their Sunday best where we...

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Mystery Date

We had a spaghetti dinner, which each class made and brought part. We had the tables set up and decorated nicely (I think we did this in February and used a Valentine theme).  Here's the twist:  Each girl, guy and leader was in charge of making and bringing her own "date".  It was hilarious as...

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Money Management

I thought I'd share with you all the very successful activity we had last night on money management.  I started out asking the girls what they do with money they get now.  Most of them spend every last bit of it! 🙂  We talked about wants & needs, why it's important to budget, paying your...

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M&M Night with Mom

M&M Night with Mom ......M&M Night with Mom is a blast !  You get M&M's and put them in those little dixie bathroom cups and give one cup to each person filled with M&M's. Everyone sits in a circle on the floor. (I put quilts on the floor) Then , one person at a time...

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Family History Show and Tell

Family History Show and Tell   We had a family history show and tell.  It went over really well.  Each girl brought in either a photo or item or both (most brought in multiple items) and told about them.  One girl brought a Latvian Book of  Mormon and told about her grandparents from Latvia.  She...

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A Mall Activity

Who can find a Virtuous Woman? 1. Assign scriptures references to as many adults as possible.  Adults should be in designated areas at least 5 minutes before youth teams arrive. (For example, Proverbs 31:10 who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above rubies.  Leader would wait at the jewelry store) 2....

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Daily Challenge (during a school break)

Daily Challenge (during a school break) Fall break is upon us here in AZ, so here is something you could give to your kids, youth or Adults in your ward, pick and choose which one's would work for the group you are giving this challenge to. Then count how many days are in the break...

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Scripture/Talk Activity

Scripture/Talk Activity I gave them each a problem or concern specific to young women today. Then I asked them to find 5 scriptures that had to do with that topic and to write a talk, share their testimony, and include the scriptures as support. I was amazed at how fast they were, how wonderful their...

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Journal Jars

Journal Jars
Journal Jars Here is a label I made to go on the jar, and the questions when we made these journal jar lables.pdf291.85 KB Print out the questions below, and cut them out. Fold and place into a jar . Wrap with a ribbon and include a pencil or pen. Each day, pull out a...

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What Kind of Man Do You Want to Marry?

What Kind of Man Do You Want to Marry? (Candy Bar Activity) Have each girl choose a candy bar when she arrives, but don't let her eat it until later (See list below. If you have more than 19 girls, have two of each kind or make up your own). Then describe what kind of...

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Oscars night Ideas

Oscars night Ideas We are going to do an awards night theme like the Oscars but we are going to come up with a name that has a more spiritual base---maybe something that ties to the 6 B's.  I got this idea from Christy and we are going to do our tables like the ones...

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Service and Missionary Activity ideas

Service and Missionary Quarterly Activity ideas All of these ideas came from the email lists, lds-youngwomen@yahoogroups.com PrimaryPage@yahoogroups.com that I am on, there are some great ideas! Service Activity Day I am so excited for our service project this fall. We did it two years ago and couldn't get the kids to stop doing it long...

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Temple Activities

Temple activities: We spent a few weeks collecting letters from family and friends of the girls(the parents obviously did this for us) and we got the #10 cans from the cannery. The girls decorated the cans and we sealed the letters in them. The girls place the can on their bookshelves as a visual reminder...

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So You Want to Marry a Moroni

  So You Want to Marry a Moroniby Jenny Walsh I can just imagine Moroni now. Dear Plates, And it came to pass that in my twenty and first year, I became captain in the Nephite armies.  I used much strategem in defending the my people against our enemies, the Lamanites.  My best friends, Helaman...

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Parade of Rooms

Parade of Rooms Here is a few example of how people did this activities: We recently did an activity that is a spin on the "Parade of Rooms" activity.  We announced to everyone that we were going house to house to tour each girls' room.  We met at my house and then loaded up into...

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List of other Young Women Activities

Winter Activities Sledding Snow Man Building Contest Winter Craft: Make something the girls can put in their trusseau. Fireside on Christ Karoke Talent Night Ice Skating Secret Valentines (Service Project): Bake cookies or other treats to take to some elderly people in the ward, or someone who could use cheering up. Leave them on the...

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Meal Planning Activity

Meal Planning Activity Here is an idea for an activity I'm doing this week.  Each of my laurels will get one of the situations below.  They each have a budget of $15 (fake money).  Each girl will not reveal her situation until the end. We will go to the grocery store and each girl has...

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Baby sitting kits

Baby sitting kits I don't know if you would be interested in this, but my daughter's all-time favorite babysitter brings a bag with him each time with various games/books/movies etc.  BUT their favorite part is a little "treasure box".  At the end of the evening, if they have been good all night, they get to...

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Ketchup night

"Ketchup night" Thanks to V. Dastrup for sharing this fun ideas. You provide the ketchup and a $3 bag of frozen tatertots or fries. The girls bring their personal progress books and go through them with leaders to "catch up" records sheets.  We do this twice a year and have the girls get into small...

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Ancestor night

Ancestor night To begin we asked parents ahead of time to give us a story and/or information about an ancestor.  Most of our brought stories.  We then passed them out to the girls (we sat in a circle) and  they took turns reading them in first person.  The girls guessed who was the ancestor.  Then...

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Young Women Standards night

Young Women Standards night
Shared by A. Wheeler   We had a standards night where each girl was asked to present one of the standards from 'For the strength of Youth. As they presented their talk on each standard they put the leaves on the tree.  Here is the pic of the tree.  it was about 3 m high! ...

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What is Young Women Camp

What is Young Women Camp
  Young Women Camp What is Camp? "Let the mountains shout for joy, and all ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry lands tell the wonders of your Eternal King! . . . Let the woods and all the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye solid rocks weep for joy!" —Doctrine and Covenants...

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Favorite Things

Favorite Things This activity is really  FUN! You will learn new things about the sisters/Young Women you already know, as well as any new sisters / or Young Women or Leader. Have each sister bring something inexpensive that is a favorite of their's.  This could be a favorite fruit, candy bar, cleaning product, something in your...

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YW egg drop and armor of God activity

YW egg drop and armor of God activity
  I recently did an activity with our YW that incorporated a small lesson on the Armor of God and a fun Egg drop. Supplies: -- 1 raw egg per girl --- 2 raw prepared eggs with drawings of the Whole Armor of god on it -- then the other one missing a key piece...

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You are Special

We did a wonderful activity that came from the list (Credit to MaryAnn from Texas and Alice). We took the book "You are special" by Max Lucado and created an activity to go with it. There s nothing quite like having 40 minutes of fun and laughter with the girls, followed by 15 minutes of...

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Finding Christ in Christmas

Finding Christ in Christmas By KeriAnne Swasey As each group enters the first room (young women’s room), they will be greeted by an angel of the Lord who will declare, (St. Luke 2: 10-12) “…Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you...

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Trading Spaces

We did a combined young women activity where we chose two girls names out of a hat and did our take on the show Trading Spaces. We redecorated, cleaned and rearranged their bedrooms. The girls were divided into two teams and we went to work.  We painted, revived furniture donated by ward members or purchased...

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Scripture Treasure Hunt

Scripture Treasure Hunt We started the girls all at the same point, but for a larger group you may want to split them into teams.  The girls will need their scripture for this treasure hunt.  Here are the clues I used, but you can make up your own: 1.  D&C 64:23 - (As an extra...

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Games to play in YW

Some Games to play in YW "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Humor. "Who's Line Is It Anyway?"  It was a lot of fun.  Here are some of the games: The Dating Game Three girls pick a character trait from a hat and have to act that that character - so it could...

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Domestic Diva night

They had little stations set up and divided the girls up into groups.  The stations were: how to do the laundry, how to pack a suitcase with little wrinkling and how to hem and sew on a button.  The girls loved it and were given a gold foil crown at the end of the evening. ...

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Daddy Daughter Activities with YW

I have done Daddy/Daughter dodgeball, we had the dad's tie their hands behind their back and the girls slipped their arms underneath to replace their dad's arms and had to perform certain tasks; ie. eat cereal, shave (with popsicle stick and cream) read a newspaper, brush teeth, brush hair...the girls couldn't see either as their...

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Christ serving-Hands activity

Last night we held an activity that went so amazingly.  I got the idea off of another list, but you may have seen it here as well.  This is how it went.  The Sunday before the activity I made beautiful invitations (stamped) for each young woman.  For the Young Women who weren't there, I had...

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Charm School

On this topic, we several times held a wonderfully fun & educational "Personal Style" night. We had three parts: 1. STYLE Fill out a questionnaire to determine if your personal style is: Sporty, Romantic, Classic, Trendy, Dramatic, or Casual VERY interesting info! But of course I have lost the questions. Anybody have something like this...

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Blue Jeans Quilts

Each girl is picking out her own contrast fabric to use so each quilt reflects that girl's personality.  We are providing the batting and yarn for tying. We're not using a specific pattern.  Like I said, my first counselor's sister makes these quilts all the time and is coaching us in doing these.  I'll try...

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Belief Box

We invite every young woman to make an artistic expression of what she believes, based on the YW values. We have provided boxes that may be assembled in any fashion to be used as the base for showing what you believe. You may leave the box flat or assemble it all or part way. You...

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Back to School Combating Stress

Back to School Combating Stress We had a successful activity last night that I thought might work for someone looking for a back to school activity or this could be used quite easily at other times as well.  I introduced it as a night to learn to combat stress.  All the girls agreed that going...

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B.L.T. (basic life training)

  2 sisters in our ward are called to be over this. They plan activities to help the girls with basic life skills like, cooking, budgeting, shopping on a limited income, gardening, sewing, etc. It is really good and the girls seem to enjoy it.

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