February Lesson #2
This Power Point Covers:
Why Do The Choices I Make Matter?
This lesson took me forever to finish because I had such a hard time narrowing down the information! I could have made this into two lessons for sure. There are still a lot of slides and a lot to go over. I would recommend having the girls read and participate as much as possible to keep them engaged. I used the talk by President Monson, the 3 R's as well as a bit of info from Mormon.org and a great talk in the February New Era by Mindy Raye Friedman titled "Why Making Choices Matter".
There is also 3 activities/analogies. The first is the "V" object lesson mentioned in the lesson outline on lds.org. The second is likening choices and freedom to a RIPTIDE. I have posted that story above. The third is an opportunity for the girls to role play. I have 4 scenarios typed up (download above) and I am going to ask 4 groups of girls to act each one out. Some girls will be the friends trying to persuade their friend and the other girl will be the decision maker. If you feel like your girls have different areas of need obviously feel free to change the topic of the role plays. :)
I know the "CHEWS" word play gets used a lot when it comes to lessons involving choices but I just couldn't help myself! I plan on sticking a piece of "Double Bubble" to each handout. The JPEG image is above for you to download. :)
Good luck with your lessons. As always, if you need a converted copy of the power point because your computer won't open it, let me know.
December: "Building The Kingdom of God" Outline
This Power Point covers
"What can I do to help new members of the Church?"
"How can I help my less-active friends return to church?"
There is SO much to love about this lesson! All the resources are amazing...it was tough to narrow it down!
I combined these two topics because, to me, they seemed to fit together so well. One of my favorite talks, "You Are My Hands" by President Uchtdorf was included in the resources for this lesson. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it! It is a beautiful talk and really sets the tone for this lesson.
On slide 11 it shows a prompt for the "Post It Note" object lesson. You can read about it HERE. It is a fun way to show the girls the power of their words and actions. Obviously you can change the wording to fit your individual class needs.
Slide 14 is a prompt for the video "The Faith of Youth: The Ennis Family" I loved this video! It really gives the girls a real world example of what it means to be "His Hands."
Slide 16 references the Talk/Video "Sugar Beets and The Worth of Souls" I would DEFINITELY recommend watching this video. The Prophet speaks to us as YW Leaders. I thought is was very inspiring and powerful! Watch the video (or read the article) before hand and then simply paraphrase the Sugar Beet story.
Slide 18 references the talk "You are My Hands." Again, I would read the story about the statue of Christ BEFORE and then paraphrase for the girls.
For a handout I had a bunch of ideas...Depending on your class size and budget you could do a couple of different things:
A) I bought Hershey "HUGS" to play off the quote above that says to "Embrace" & "Hold on" to others. You could either put some in a baggie and attach the handout or you could get the clear "food service" gloves (symbolizing "His Hands") and fill one with "HUGS." I couldn't find the gloves so I will just use a small plastic baggie tied with ribbon. :)
B) If I had a smaller group (I have 16) I thought it would be cute to buy the $1 gloves (playing off the "his Hands" idea) and attach the handout.
Have a wonderful lesson!
**Please Note: Due to different versions of power point the slides may need to be adjusted after you download them. Please go through the power point before your lesson to make sure the pictures and the text are formatted correctly! I just opened a file I made using my laptop with my iPad and the font was different, colors were different and some of the pictures were in the wrong place. It may take a little tweeking! :)**
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