Easy Enrichment Ideas: Thinking Outside The Green Gelatin Box: April 2006

Easy Enrichment Ideas: Thinking Outside The Green Gelatin Box

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Mother's Day

This could be for a Sunday lesson, Enrichment Night or mid-week activity:
Our Relief Society went around and took pictures of every sister in the ward, serving in some way in their ordinary lives such as being a teacher, or in the nursery or being a mom, in their jobs etc. Then someone did a power point on a computer and put it to music. It was really neat and showed how we all serve in one way or another. They didn't tell us before hand what the pictures were for.

This year we're planning to have all the sisters from every auxiliary attend Relief Society on Mother's Day. We have a special lesson given by a member of our presidency and serve a light breakfast which the sister's absolutely love! The Bishopric and Elder's Quorum will help with the Primary and Young Women.
Last year about one month in advance we passed out a survey (See below if you are interested) and read the stunning and funny results as the sisters ate. It was light-hearted but pertinent to the sisters. The survey reflected all that they have done throughout their collective lifetimes---so fun for them.
This year we aren't quite sure what we should do for the first 10-15 minutes as they eat. Something casual and fun yet not to detract from the Spirit that we come to expect from Relief Society. Guessing game, mystery box, old photos etc. Just anything like that. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated and could be used by several sisters.

Just for Fun
How many nieces and nephews do you have?
How many children do you have?
How many diapers have you changed? (Give yourself an extra pat on the back for changing cloth diapers)!!!
How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have you made?
How many children in your family have been baptized?
How many family members have served a mission?
List one or more reason(s) you are thankful to be a "daughter" of Heavenly Father.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Activity Group ideas

Here are some ideas for Activity Groups that might meet weekly or monthly:

Pamper night: nails, feet, massage
Burn baby burn: computers and cd's
Angels among us: working closely with DI on projects
Sweet as Pie: making pies, pastries, etc
Celestial sisters: attend temple once a month
Eat your Wheaties: Food storage, recipes, organization, etc
It's Dirty work but someone's gotta do it: Housecleaning, tips, organization
Articles of Faith: memorize, tips to help children memorize, learn songs that go with them
Beach party/Spring Break: volleyball and light foods
Hooked on Reading: Book club- read and discussion
Share n' tear: Scrapbooking Blooming bulbs: gardening and yard work
Munch and Mingle: get together for lunch either at church, someone's home, or progressive dinner
Unfinished projects corner: self explanatory!
Blanket Brigade: making quilts...bring your own or come help others
One Dish Wonders: crock pot cooking
Ensign to the Nation: read and discuss current Ensign
Knead to Know Basics: bread making, rolls, specialty breads, etc
Tatt-a-tatt-tatt: crochet handkerchief
Cultural Night: productions at local theaters like symphony, plays, etc
Girls night out: go to a movie, dinner, sports, whatever with just the girls
American Idol: work on a talent or learn a new one
Tic Toc: Time management
Beyond the Pedigree Chart: writing your life history
Beauty shop Quartet: learn to sing or play an instrument
"me" time: What are my needs and how to make time for them
Quilting Bee
Park Pals - meet at parks with little ones to play while moms visit
Stroller stride - walk together while pushing the stroller

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