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Young Women's Activities


Two, four, six, eight,
Coming to our meeting
Is really great!

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'Lettuce' all 'turnip' at the meeting. We need to 'beet' discouragement by planting 'peas' like preparedness, patience, perspective, perseverance, and promptness. We'll 'cultivate' each friendship by 'hoeing weeds' of discontent. If you 'carrot' all, please be there.

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Hold this paper to your face and blow on it for 3 seconds.

If it turns green, call your doctor.
If it turns brown, call your dentist.
If it turns red, call your banker.
If it turns purple, call a psychiatrist.
If it turns black, call a lawyer and make a will.
If it remains white you are in good health
And we'll be happy to see you at our meeting.

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This card entitles you to attend our meeting.

If you keep this card - you will be there.
If you hand it back - you will provide the refreshments.
If you throw it away - the meeting will be at your place next time.
If you destroy it - you will have to do all of the above!

Your presence will be anticipated, and celebrated!
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"I am a kxy pxrson in this Mxxting and I am nxxdxd vxry much."

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  • Scripture Objects display e.g. Ye are the salt of the earth - show salt. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet - show Bible and torch.
  • Make scripture sandwich or scripture cake.
  • Scripture Hunt. Follow clues either outside or in chapel.
  • Go tracting one morning with sister missionaries. Meet up at the chapel after for lunch and have them talk of their mission experiences.
  • Treasure hunt - hide clues around chapel and give a small gift to each person when clue is found. Use the following ideas -

    • Small mirror - Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
      Small key - Prayer is the key to the day and the lock of the night.
      Pencil - Before you are baptised Heavenly Father writes in pencil. After you are baptised He writes in pen. Repentance is the only eraser.
      Heart candy - Love makes one richer than a mountain of gold.
      Red fake jewel - Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31: 10
      Small bouncy ball - When life gets tough - pray and bounce back.
      Miniature shoe - A true friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
      Happy Face pin or 'teeth' lollie - A smile increases your face value.
      Gold glitter - Spare moments are the gold dust of time.
  • Ice cream fun night - lots of different flavours.
  • Candlelight picnic on the floor.
  • Pyjama party - sleep over.
  • Heart Attack someone in the Ward. Leader to phone first and tactfully warn them to stay indoors, but don't say why! Make lots of red-card hearts and write messages on them, favourite sayings, favourite hymns, scriptures, etc. Then creep up to the house and scatter the hearts around front door, ring doorbell and run away. Hide and listen to their reaction.
  • Organise International food evening for the ward, with dress and customs of each country displayed.
  • Chocolate making.
  • Debate or theatre sports.
  • Pancake race. Make, cook and toss pancake and race short distance to win.
  • Grooming, deportment, personal colours, make-up, hair.
  • Da-dee-da evening. Prepare several bags some empty, some with booby prizes, some with small prizes. Use re-cycled unwanted items from ward members. Divide into 2 teams. Each sings first line of hymn or song with da-dee-da instead of words. Other guesses. If correct they open one of the bags.
  • Organise ward fancy dress party with decorations, face painting and games for children.
  • Karaoke.
  • Give-us-a-clue-charades or pictionary.
  • Bike Ride to little known place doing some orienteering on the way.
  • Scavenger Hunt for specified items.
  • Clean up cemetery or river bank.
  • Non-stop tennis.
  • Horse riding.
  • Go fishing. Learn from men in Ward.
  • Hobo stove cooking.
  • Line dancing basics.
  • Kite making and flying.
  • Mid-winter dawn testimony and breakfast afterwards.
  • Self Defence.
  • Civil Defence.
  • Aerobics.
  • Yoothalympics.
  • Organise a ward carol singing evening to homes near chapel, elderly members' homes, or rest homes.
  • Water fight.
  • Putting up tents.
  • Cook sausages over beach or river bonfire.
  • Candlemaking. Stand small candle in empty yoghurt container. Pack pieces of ice round it. Pour over coloured candlewax. Leave to set. Pour off water. Remove container. Candle has honeycomb effect from the ice.
  • Make a quilt or cushion. Draw simple pictures on to calico squares, crayon in, iron to set colours, sew together to form quilt, or cushion.
  • Learn to crochet and make a cot blanket for a new mother, or local hospital.
  • Collect lavender or buy pot pourri and sew lace-frilled lavender bags, tied with narrow ribbon.
  • Make craft beads, earrings,notelets, photo frames, covered tissue boxes, fabric-covered books.
  • Make Christmas decorations and wreaths for the chapel and store them till Christmas.
  • Make wreaths from hundreds of strips of white grocery bags tied on to wire coathanger bent in a circle. Cut strips about 10 x 20 cm. Decorate with red ribbon.
  • Dried flower arrangements - small.
  • Large fresh flowers and leaves arrangements suitable for the chapel.
  • Paper tole. Have 2 identical Christmas or birthday cards. Cut out figures from one and place over the original card, separating them by small pieces of foam cut from dish sponge, so they stand out with 3-D effect.
  • Collage. Cut pictures from magazines of good quality.
  • Making wheat bags.
  • Make shoe-box nativity scene from cardboard figures.
  • Make small thumb-print cards, turning thumbprints into faces, animals designs, with message, You're thumbody special! Give to ward members.
  • Make packs of notelets. Write message on front in white crayon or candlewax. Paint over it with coloured paint to show up message. When dry, decorate with glitter or small flowers. Or glue on to cards pictures cut from old cards. Make a border or wavy outline around them with felt-tip pens.
  • Hearts on ribbon. Cut from card 3 heart shapes. Write a different saying on each one - Cherish Yesterday - Dream Tomorrow - Live Today. Stick ribbon to back of hearts to hang down in a row, with a loop at top to hang up.
  • More hearts sayings - Live Well - Laugh Often - Love Much.
  • Fridge magnets. Cut shapes from coloured card. Write a different saying on each. (See Quotes and Quips) Cover with wide sellotape. Glue small magnet strip to back. Off-cuts often available at printers.
  • Bath crystals. Put soda crystals in 2 plastic bags. Colour each a different colour with food colourings. Mix well with a few drops of perfume. Spoon into jars in layers. Put on lid and decorate jar and lid with pictures and ribbon.
  • Photo frames. Cut 2 sets of same-size strips of cardboard and glue together to make frame. Glue old postage stamps, puzzle pieces, flowers, lace or stickers on frame. Spray with gloss. Glue frame to same-size piece of cardboard, leaving gap to slide photo in. Glue ribbon or soft-drink can tab to back of frame as hanger.
  • Wheat warmers cut from calico squares with a quote written on both sides. Or use furry material cut in teddy shape. Fill with wheat.
  • Hotwater bottle covers made as for wheat warmers but leave out wheat.
  • Personalised T-shirt or pillowcase. Put simple picture under fabric. Trace outline in marker pen. Colour in with crayons. Cover picture with lunch wrap paper, not waxed paper. Iron a few minutes until all wax from crayons is absorbed by paper.
  • Weather Forecaster. Make a wool doll as described in Primary/Fridge Magnet Ideas. Attach following note.

    Hang Weather Forecaster doll outside door or window.

    If doll is moving -
    It's windy.
    If doll is wet -
    It's raining.
    If doll is white -
    It's snowing.
    If doll is stiff -
    It's freezing.
    If doll casts a shadow -
    It's sunny.
    If doll is hard to see -
    It's foggy.
    If doll is gone -
    It's been stolen!
  • Learn about banking and budgeting.
  • Learn to use a camera.
  • First Aid and Resuscitation.
  • Basic car engine maintenance and tyre changing.
  • How to repair broken fuse & replace tap washer.
  • Make bread and hot cross buns.
  • Each person dresses up in work clothes/uniform and explains about that job, training, qualifications, pay, prospects. Include ward members.
  • Road Code - driver's licence information.
  • Babysitting and baby care, feeding, first aid, choking, CPR.
  • Learn music conducting.
  • Make fudge and posies of flowers to take to local rest home and sing to them.
  • Assist intellectually disabled people at a disco.
  • Plan an activity for people in a rest home, afternoon tea at the weekend or in school holidays, or a sing-along. Listen to them talk about the 1930's.
  • Make puppets. Give puppet show in town library for children in school holidays. Ask Librarian a few weeks in advance.
  • Organise Ward progressive dinner, including rides for those without, and babysitting where possible.
  • Run Primary on Mother's Day.
  • Make toffee-popcorn-balls and take to less-active girls.
  • Do ironing for new mother or other person.
  • Waitress for a wedding reception.


Possible contents
Felt tip pens ... pencils ... eraser ... pencil sharpener ... craft knife ... coloured pencils ... crayons ... pva glue ... sticky tape ... masking tape ... blue tac ... drawing pins ... stapler ... staples ... paper clips ... bulldog clips ... ruler ... stickers ... rubber bands ... pegs ... balloons ... needle and cotton ... safety pins ... small mirror ... tissues ... string ... paper ... coloured card ... cardboard.

26 L in the A
24 H in a D
7 D in the W
7 W of the W
12 S of the Z
66 B in the B
39 B in the O T
27 B in the N T
100 C in a D
12 M in a Y
365 D in a Y
52 W in a Y
1000 Y in a M
8 T on an O
60 M in an H
29 D in F in a L Y
64 S on a C B
15 P in a R T
3 W on a T
18 H on a G C
90 D in a R A
5 T on a F
9 P in S A
6 B to an O in C
13 S in the U S F
11 P in a F (S) T
32 is the T in DF at which W F
13 L in a B D
3 B M (S H T R)

26 Letters in the Alphabet
24 Hours in a Day
7 Days in the Week
7 Wonders of the World
12 Signs of the Zodiac
66 Books in the Bible
39 Books in the Old Testament
27 Books in the New Testament
100 Coins in a Dollar
12 Months in a year
365 Days in a Year
52 Weeks in a Year
1000 Years in a Millenium
8 Tentacles on an Octopus
60 Minutes in an Hour
29 Days in February in a Leap Year
64 Squares on a Chess Board
15 Players in a Rugby Team
3 Wheels on a Tricycle
18 Holes on a Golf Course
90 Degrees in a Right Angle
5 Toes on a Foot
9 Provinces in South Africa
6 Balls to an Over in Cricket
13 Stripes in the United States Flag
11 Players in a Football (Soccer) Team
32 is the Temperature in Degrees Farenheit at which Water Freezes
13 Loaves in a Baker's Dozen
3 Blind Mice (See How They Run)

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