I am an Activity Days leader in our ward (church congregation). That means I get to do fun things with the 10 and 11 year old girls twice a month. I also have 2 boys in Cub Scouts through church and have been a bit jealous of their shirts and patches, so I’ve been going over and over in my mind what I could do for our girls. I want them to have something than they can be proud of and add to as they participate in Activity Days.
This is what I came up with:
A few weeks ago we had a crafty Super Saturday at church and one of the projects was these super simple glass pendants. I made one for Brenna and it really got the wheels in my mind turning. I decided to make pendants for all of my Activity Day girls with this artwork that says “I am a Child of God.” Then I stocked up on beads that matched the headings in their Faith in God books. I’ve got blue for “Learning and Living the Gospel,” green for “Serving Others,” and purple for “Developing Talents.” I need to get something for “Preparing for Young Women” still. I also made some white beads from Sculpey clay and wrote the numbers 1-13 on them. Once they can say one of the thirteen Articles of Faith perfectly without any help or hints, then they can add the corresponding number to their necklace.
We had a talent recognition night where I gave them each their necklaces. They were so excited! And bombarded me with Articles of Faith as fast as they could.
What do you think? If you’re a Mormon, do the Activity Day girls in your ward get anything to commemorate their accomplishments?