Youth Joint Activities

Activities and Combined Activities

Mutual Activities

After brief opening exercises, Young Women and Young Men activities are usually held separately. Class or quorum activities usually last 30 to 75 minutes.

  • Activities give young women and young men opportunities to:
  • Meet with other youth who share similar beliefs and standards.
  • Feel the Spirit.
  • Have fun.
  • Strengthen their testimonies of the gospel.
  • Give service.
  • Develop talents and skills.
  • Reach out to less-active and nonmember youth.
  • Apply gospel principles.

Combined Activities

Combined Aaronic Priesthood–Young Women Mutual activities can be held occasionally. These activities could sometimes involve parents and families. The purposes of combined activities include:

  • Teaching youth to work and serve together.
  • Providing wholesome social experiences.
  • Giving youth time to prepare for cultural celebrations, youth conferences, camp, or other similar events.

Activity Permission Forms

Here are some ideas for Youth Activities that have been share with us! Thanks everyone, if anyone one has something they would like to share, please send it this way! Thanks Info@theideadoor.com
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. Some of these ideas where sent in by Sharma, she has saved these ideas of the years and is sharing them with us! If someone wrote one  of these ideas and has not got credit for it, please email and I will get your name write on it!

Game Ideas from EFY -offsite

Missionary Obstacle Course

I'd do it in order.... iron the shirt, put it on, tie the tie, how about stuff a backpack, put it on and then ride the bike?  Get off the bike, get the scriptures out of the backpack, recite a scripture, put the scriptures back in the backpack, ride the bike, take the tie and...

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CASH CAB

CASH CAB WHAT A FUN ACTIVITY, thanks to Andrea in my ward for this great idea! We hope we have given you enough information to make this a successful activity, but if you have any other questions please email me Liz@theideadoor.com It is a shame that gas is so EXPENSIVE because this game is so much...

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New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge

This was created back in 2010, so the questions are from NEW Ear's back then, but you get the idea of the game and could pull questions of your own from current months. New Era / Minute To Win It Challenge Gym will be set up before hand there will be 10 teams, I will...

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Youth Activities Page on LDS.ORG

Check out the church's page for Youth Activities: Click here

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Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt points

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt points 20 Visit someone that didn't come tonight and invite them to join you. (double points if they say yes!) 20 Use the make up in your bag to do someone's face to look like an Indian 20 Unload groceries for a shopper and return their cart. 20 Weigh the turkey's in...

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M*A*S*H : Modern Army Serving Him

M*A*S*H : Modern Army Serving Him   Youth Conference called M*A*S*H : Modern Army Serving Him.  We didn't travel for Conference...we stayed in our boundaries. But, the activities included a  fireside on Friday night to introduce the theme and organize everyone which afterwards there were games to get the stake youth knowing each other and...

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Medieval Dinner

For our joint YW YM we had a medieval dinner.  We also invited the other ward that meets in our building with us.  The youth and their leaders were asked to dress in costume and it was a blast. We had to houses…  The house of Neville and the house of Osborne. (the bishops names)...

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MALE/FEMALE RELAY RACE

MALE/FEMALE RELAY RACE   A fun outdoor activity is a battle of the sexes relay race.  You set up two sides--girls on one, boys on the other.  Your course is set up of various things that typically either girls are better at or boys are better at.  Some of the things we did were: Station...

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Handcuff Dinner

Handcuff Dinner   I had an idea I wanted to share.  When I was a youth (I'm now almost 40 so this was many moons ago lol)  we did a "Handcuff Dinner" as a joint YW/YM activity.  When I was newly married, I was in the YW Presidency and I suggested that we do it...

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Book of Mormon read-a-thon

I just returned from Tucson tonight from my nephew's farewell and they have an interesting activity going on this week for their youth 12 through 18. I remember doing this activity as a youth and remembered how good of a memory it is. The activity is a Book of Mormon read-a-thon. It starts tonight at...

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148 Ideas for LDS Service Projects for youth

148 Ideas for LDS Service Projects for youth Thanks Sharma for these ideas 1. Make Welcome Packets to be given to newcomers in the Ward. Include: a map of the city, Guides to the area, list of stores, bus schedules, schools, libraries, laundries, babysitters and phone numbers.2. Collect ironing from a large family in a...

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IRON ROD ACTIVITY

IRON ROD ACTIVITY   STRING A ROPE ACROSS THE GYM OR BETWEEN TREES IF OUTSIDE. EVERYONE STARTS AT ONE END, HOLDING THE ROPE (IRON ROD). THEY ARE TO REMAIN SILENT AND FOR ANY "YES" ANSWER THEY TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD, FOR ANY "NO" ANSWER THEY TAKE ONE STEP TO THE SIDE. OR THEY FOLLOW THE...

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$100,000 pyramid game

The game is played much like the TV game show.  We cut triangles out of posterboard,wrote the clue on one side, and pinned them to a bulletin board in the shape of a triangle.  One team chooses a triangle by the clue.  The Emcee then tells what the category is actually about. It is timed. ...

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Fun games

Fun games   Broom hockey -- Our stake has played this both in the cultural hall as well as at an ice-skating rink. Missionary Tag or Friendship Tag Choose one youth to be "it" and one youth to be "chased"  All the other youth must link arms with just one other youth.  The "chased" youth...

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The Amazing Race to Come Unto Christ

  The Amazing Race to Come Unto Christ   Here is the document for "The Amazing Race to Come Unto Christ 2014."  Our youth just completed this activity and it was a HUGE success!  We used it as a combined activity to introduce the new 2014 Theme: "Come Unto Christ." It is an activity that...

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YW-YM MISSIONARY TRAINING ACTIVITY

YW-YM MISSIONARY TRAINING ACTIVITY Purpose: Missionary Preparedness Invitation: Mission Call Future Missionary Name Tag: Number two of each number to put companion ships together. You may need to have threesomes in some companion groups. (1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4) Odd=Elders Even=Sisters Tag will be punched as each training area is completed. All punches are required before...

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Are YOU the next American Idol?

"Are YOU the next American Idol?"  Here is a great skit share by Jechelle Secretan for a Standards Night. It is based on American Idol we called it "Are YOU the next American Idol?" I just took all the contestants names on the show and changed them to fit topics of the standards in For...

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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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VIDEO ROAD RALLY

VIDEO ROAD RALLY RULES: 1. Only adults can use the camera. 2. Remember, 2 points will be deducted for every minute late 3. No engaging the drivers in illegal activities!! 4. Different team members for different activities VIDEOTAPE AS MANY OF THE SCENES FOR AS MANY POINTS POSSIBLE: 25pts 1. Jogging alongside a jogger 10pts...

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Are you smarter than the Primary Children?

Download Are you smarter than the Primary Children? If you've ever watched the TV show "are you smarter than a 5th grader" then you should have an idea how to play it in Primary. You can have a teacher play opposite a child, or you can have a couple of children play against each other....

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Roadshow Ideas

Roadshow Ideas Here is a list of ideas fromYW Connections, the links will take you to that site http://www.ywconnection.com/Firesides/pageFiresidesindex.html A Great & A Marvelous Work FTSOY Dating - "FTSOY Man" FTSOY Dressing Disasters - "FTSOY Man" Amulon & The Wicked Priests Hector Finds His Stride Heroines How To Organize Mini-Roadshows Jonah & The Whale Phil...

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Random Acts of Kindness

The Fast Paced Action of the Amazing Race, The Creative Survival Instincts of Survivor, And the Life lessons of The Apprentice. R.A.K. CHALLENGE Do as many good deeds as you can in the allotted time Here’s how it works:  The youth will be divided into teams by colors.  You should have 5 - 6 youth...

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Parable of the talents activity

Parable of the talents activity   This week we had a really fun joint activity (with the Young Men).  We called it a talent night.  The night of the activity the youth were all given "talents" (paper coupon type things)  They were instructed to go around the cultural hall and participate in different activities.  We...

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List of other ideas for Joint Activities

List of other ideas for Joint Activities   1. Human Foosball 2. Capture the flag 3. PJ night 4. Mystery night 5. Water Balloon volleyball 6. Homemakers race 7. Mission night 8. Video scavenger hunt 9. Sound Scavenger hunt- tape recorder and record things off a list most sounds wins. 10. New Years Party 11.

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New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge

New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge {phocadownload view=file|id=6898|target=s} New Era / Minute To Win It Challenge Gym will be set up before hand there will be 10 teams, I will have 5 areas set up on both sides of the gym, to make 10 areas for all the teams. Each area will...

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Speed Friendship

We did this for a Joint Youth Activity and we are now our RS is doing this for an Additional Meeting, we have a lot of new people in our ward, so we thought it would be really fun! We will set up long tables in the gym with chairs on both sides. Everyone will...

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Musical Car Ralley

You divide into groups and assign car numbers. Each group gets a bag of items and a list of things to do, assign lists in different order so groups courses are different Items:   roll of masking tape, red balloon, small flag, small bag of crackers, safety pin, tin can and string, book of mormon, pencil,...

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Movie making night

Movie making night   The mia maids had called all the boys and girls and told them specific items to bring. Things like, tin foil, Barbie’s and Barbie doll car, little Thomas trains, wigs etc.... All these items were props. There were a lot of props. They had also divided all the youth into three...

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Pie Night with Parents

Pie Night with Parents We didn't have pie, but it is a great idea! We did do sort of a Parent/Teacher Conference night with both the YM and the YW.  We had tables set up for each class where the parent and student would come and visit with the leaders and advisors, seeing where they...

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Moroni’s Quest

Moroni's Quest    Sorry this is all the info I have on this activity Here are some links to other thing about A Moroni's Quest, I never did find a script though... sorry http://www.lds.org/church/news/moronis-quest-2013?lang=eng&country=ca http://latterdaysentinel.com/2011/10/05/moronis-quest-bring-scriptures-to-life-for-spokane-stake-youth/   Here is an email I got: . Attached here is a script from Cardston and another script from Calgary...

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MORMONAD NIGHT

MORMONAD NIGHT Purpose • Give youth a chance to exercise creativity while incorporating a gospel theme – youth create "Mormonad" posters using quotes by general authorities •BONUS: Low budget, quick & easy to prepare! J Materials Needed •Poster board •Markers, Colored Pencils, Crayons, etc •Construction Paper, scissors & glue sticks •Quotes to use as a...

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Missionary Survival Challenge

Missionary Survival Challenge   Here are some possible activities for a Missionary Survival Challenge. These are based on things missionaries in the field actually do. Door Approach Challenge - Knock on a classroom door (a home) and introduce yourself and your companion as missionaries and try to get invited inside. Discussion Presentation Challenge - Using...

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Life-Size Monopoly

Life-Size Monopoly   Before we played the game with the YW, the YM used one of their night activities to make the real estate, community chest and chance cards.  The real estate cards were on pieces of white paper approximately 14" x 20". We used colored construction paper for the colored stripe at the top. ...

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Ice Cream Sculpting

Ice Cream Sculpting   We did a joint activity and had ice cream sculpting. We divided the youth into groups of 4, gave each group a half gallon of vanilla ice cream on a BIG tray, and had different bowls on each table with things like licorice, m&ms, coconut, chocolate chips, jelly beans, sprinkles, etc....

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Human Foosball

Human Foosball   We did this, it was fun.  Someone measured the width of the floor and then got pvc pipe, different lengths to make it as much like a foosball table as possible.  Of course it also depends on how many youth will be holding onto the pipe!  We had leaders and some adults...

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Hold to the Rod

Hold to the Rod   Last year we had a "Hold to the Rod" activity. Many adults from our ward were asked to help out. They played roles to try to get the kids to let go of the Rod. Some were big foot ball fans wanting then to skip church and watch the big...

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For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity

For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity For the Strength of the Youth Booklet Activity DOCTRINE is the scripture or quote from the Proclamation at the very top of the page. Next to it write: “This is the Doctrine” STANDARD is the first sentence in the 3rd Paragraph (pg 26) of the Standard Sexual...

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Glow in the Dark Volley ball

Glow in the Dark Volley ball   When we played  the black-light volleyball, we used the comparison of "light and dark".. the influence of Satan in this world. When we turned out the lights, the site was awesome and inviting.  Satan makes everything in his "darkness" look appealing.  We discussed that is it is easier...

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Game of Life

Game of Life Instructions Here are the two versions I picked up off this list. We did a variation of both versions. To make it so everyone played and it didn't take all night we broke the kids up into 6 teams (we ended up with 4 or 5 to a team. We had 6...

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Fun life-size game game for joint activity

Fun life-size game game for joint activity Shared by Constance Grimm She said: Thought I would pass along a game that we did for combined activity that was a lot of fun and can be tied to this year's mutual theme.   Check out the details (with a few pictures) on my blog:  http://momof5gents.blogspot.com/2011/01/speaking-of-creative.html  ...

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Fear Factor

Fear Factor   Our Priests did this for a combined activity some months back. First you divide the people into teams. Each has a flag, and when they move from room to room they all have to be holding onto the flag and NO TALKING to the other teams they pass in the hallway.  Teammembers...

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Etiquette night

Etiquette night Here are some ideas that were shared!  Why does an etiquette activity need to involve elaborate food (other than getting the YM there) or a dinner?  What about having a "party" like on "Who's Line is it Anyway", with the leaders having etiquette "quirks"?  It will be up to the kids to figure...

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CELESTIAL PURSUIT

(I am going to mingle simple answers with hard answers) Questions are broken down in the following categories: Humanities Bible Book of Mormon Church history Odds and ends Personalities Each team is given an empty Standard ( Pole to attach the banners or strips of colored cloth to) For each successful answer you get a...

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Book of Mormon-thon

Book of Mormon-thon   Book of Mormonthen, where we read the B of M in 24 hours. Book of Mormonthon As done by the Alum Rock Ward, San Jose California East Stake, August 16-17, 1996. WARNING:  This took a lot of preparation time! 1. Announced both in YM & YW and over the pulpit for...

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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation Our ward did a combined activity a little over a month ago that was a surprisingly big success.  We decided to have an art appreciation night.  We decorated the gym like an art musuem - we got art books and made color copies of some well-known and not so well known paintings.  We...

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Book of Mormon reading challenge

Book of Mormon reading challenge   Starting like in January the youth was given the challenge to read the book of Mormon. We would get certain points on how much of it we finished by the first of June. We chose whether or not we wanted to read. Once we were to a certain point...

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Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby   A fun activity that we did last year and the kids want to repeat is a Pinewood Derby. We had each class/quorum enter two cars. we used the week before to paint, etc. We have an awesome track that the Cubs use, so it is all digitally scored. The winners for the...

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Battleship

Battleship Compiled by:  Debbie Gardner Divide the gym in half. Tie a rope to the volleyball poles and hang sheets or blankets so that people on one side can't see those on the other. Divide into 2 teams, and have the "ships" (kids) position themselves on the floor, either sitting or laying (big & small...

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Backwards Dinner

Backwards Dinner   This was a fun event, We had this as a combined activity with the Mia Maids and Teachers. Decorations As you can see from the pictures above, we did things backwards and upside down, the tables are upside down and the chairs are on top of the tables. The table clothes were...

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Humanitarian Kits

Humanitarian Kits (should be donated locally)   This information is OLD, Please refer to the church web site for what you can do to help at this link: http://www.lds.org/topics/humanitarian-service/help?lang=eng Or here is some basic information Serve in Your Community Donate to the Humanitarian Aid Fund Donate Items for Local Community Efforts From LDS.ORG http://mormon.org/humanitarian-aid Assembling...

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Amazing Race Activity

Amazing Race Activity   Here is a great activity we just did on the Amazing Race. I hope your readers find it useful. Kelly G. West Jordan, UT {phocadownload view=category|id=887|target=s} Young Women/Young Men Combined Amazing Race Activity Our youth had so much fun with this activity! They wanted most of it to be around service....

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Amazing Race

Amazing Race Files: {phocadownload view=category|id=886|target=s} (see below this idea for some feed back) I planned an Amazing Race as part of our FHE one night and attended one at a Ward I was visiting in Vancouver.  This is what we did for them. Each of the stops in the race were based on TV shows,...

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A skit based on the FSOY standards

A skit based on the FSOY standards Here is a cute idea from Krista, who is on the email list lds-youngwomen that I am on, she sent in this cute idea and I asked her if I could post it, she said yes!! Thanks Krista!! She wrote the cute song! Good JOB Krista ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I...

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A GAME OF CLUE

A GAME OF CLUE Youth Halloween dinner in cultural hall-- youth groups with an adult leader and an actor at each table All youth are to remain seated throughout the dinner.  The host will introduce the actors to the youth and dinner will begin. During dinner the actors will assume their roles, and act, as...

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5 Star Meal in a 3rd World Country

5 Star Meal in a 3rd World CountrySubmitted by: Sheila Wilson Okay, I have been wanting to share this for some time now. . . We recently did this activity which rated 5 stars with the leaders and probably 4 with the youth, but you'll see why as you read on. The youth were told...

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For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy Power Point Game and PDF file game

For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy Power Point Game and PDF file game Power Point I wanted to pass something bon to you that you can post. I pulled some For Strength of Youth Jeopardy questions down from the YWConnection (Submitted by:Stacie, Apache Junction, AZ Stake (Updated 9/12/04) and then pulled down a Scriptures Jeopardy...

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Scripture Jeopardy Game Fireside

  Scripture Jeopardy Game Fireside I thought this might be useful to others. I adapted this powerpoint jeopardy template to be used as a Fireside. It went over quite well. To run it, you need powerpoint and a laptop connected to an LCD projector. I used powerpoint 2007 but I think it will run with...

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List of Creative Activities

Your Very Own List of Creative Activities 1. What Kind of Man do you want to Marry? 2. Crazy Olympics 3. Murder Mystery Dinner 4. Make inexpensive holiday tray favors for hospitals or nursing homes 5. New Era Super Bowl 6. Missionary- Have RM's share experiences 7. Miniature Golf 8. New Era Heart Quest 9.

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Water Activities

  We have played water balloon volleyball and also water baseball - with our family and for combined YW & YM activities and we all enjoyed both of them. For Volleyball, you fill up medium sized balloons with water (you'll need 30-40) and a volleyball net and have the kids bring an old towel from...

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King Noah Murder Mystery

King Noah Murder Mystery After using the Book of Mormon Murder Mystery last year, we were looking for a new one to use this year with our YW/YM. I couldn't find one, so I used the one on your site as a basis for writing another one. I thought that you might be interested. Attatched...

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Youth Conference Theme ideas

Theme ideas Here's a list I had in my file from my stint in YW a few years ago... Our Youth Conf. this weekend is "Follow the Heavenly Road" with a take off on the Wizard of Oz and the emphasis on the temple. Linda in PA Heaven- Don't Miss It for the World Stand...

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For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy

For the Strength of Youth Jeopardy This is a powerpoint that has all the info from all the " For the Strength of Youth " Jeopardy put into a powerpoint. It can be either a Family Home Evening or YM/YW Activity. Shared by Blake F from Kennett Square, PA - THANKS SO MUCH BLAKE! Download

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Stump the Bishop

Everyone brought an object and gave it to the Bishop. He then had to relate it to a gospel message. The youth had to tell how they would relate it to the gospel if he got it wrong. We even kept score.  The Bishop had only two guesses to try and figure it out.  On...

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Survivor Activity

  Teams get different color bandanas to wear. Teams decorate a flag with team name on it. Games- keep track of scores on large dry erase board 1. Get a huge bowl of jell o with gummy fish in it. You would have to get the fish out using your feet. 2. Have a big...

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Service Scavenger Hunt Activity

Service Scavenger Hunt Activity This is an activity that we did combined with the Young Men and Young Women, but it can also be done with just the YW. I will try to give every detail to make it easier for you all. Planning -Tell the youth that they will be going on a scavenger...

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Scriptures jeopardy – Powerpoint

Scriptures jeopardy - Powerpoint Download the powerpoint with this link: jeopardy_scriptures_corrected.ppt938 KB   Preview of powerpoint

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Scripture Basketball

Scripture Basketball We just had what seemed like a successful activity. We played scripture basketball. We divided the mutual up into 4 teams. Two groups facing each other at both baskets. Everyone needed to bring their scriptures (Those who didn't borrowed them from the library)We then asked questions regarding things or stories in the scriptures....

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SERVICE SCAVENGER HUNT – YM/YW COMBINED ACTIVITY

  SERVICE SCAVENGER HUNT – YM/YW COMBINED ACTIVITY   RULES: LIMIT OF TWO SERVICES PER FAMILY TIME LIMIT: BE BACK AT THE YW’S ROOM AT 8:15 SHARP ENTIRE TEAM MUST PARTICIPATE AND SHARE IN SERVICES Wash a windshield for someone else at the gas station. Keep the paper towel for your proof bag. Their first...

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New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge

New Era (Gospel) / Minute To Win It Challenge     New Era / Minute To Win It Challenge Gym will be set up before hand there will be 10 teams, I will have 5 areas set up on both sides of the gym, to make 10 areas for all the teams. Each area will...

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Getting to know you games

Getting to know you games Pass around a roll of toilet paper. Everyone tears off as much as they 'use'. Then for every square they have to tell something about themselves. This is great because people don't know what your about to do. Some have much to tell Draw It Out - everyone picks a...

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Book of Mormon Fiesta Night

Thanks to Debbie for sharing this ides! This activity was a big hit last night with our ward and left all of us in the AG happy we'd put so much work into it. From 5-6:00 was games, trivia and competitions then from 6-7:00 was dinner and cleanup. The perimeter of the cultural hall was...

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