I am the Activity Days leader in my ward. I love it. It is seriously the perfect calling for me right now. In my ward, we have 3 girls that regularly attend, and then we have a non-member girl that comes quite often too. Luckily for me, we are a small group and we have our activities out of my home. This helps me so much with having two young kids. It also makes it feel like a more intimate environment where I have their undivided attention. Well, for the most part anyway.
From time to time, I will try and share some ideas I have for activities. The beauty of this calling is that you can get really creative, and come up with a lot of your own ideas to help the girls reach their Faith in God award for Primary.
A couple of weeks ago, we had an Articles of Faith activity. I knew that some of the girls were doing very well on completing the memorization of the Articles of Faith, but some of them were struggling. So, we decided to play a couple of games.
The first one was so simple to make. First, I wrote down the numbers 1-13 on small pieces of paper all cut to the same size. Then, I wrote down the first few words of the corresponding Article of Faith on more pieces of paper. I figured that the hardest thing for many of the girls was remembering which number went with which scripture. It was actually pretty tough for them to remember which one it was when even though they already had the scripture memorized. So, we played memory with these cards. We turned them all over, and then they had to pick two cards. If they thought it was a match, we would then open our scriptures and read the scripture and see if they were right. The girls loved it and had so much fun!
The second game we played was for Article of Faith 13. This one is the longest out of all of them, and sometimes it is the most difficult for them to memorize. I wrote the words out on colored cardstock big enough that you could see from across the room. Then, I cut it up so that they had to piece together the scripture word for word. They worked in teams to see who could do it the fastest! The girls that already had it memorized had fun helping the other girls. You could do this with any of the longer articles of faith, and it really inspired the girls to go home and get working on memorization.