Activity Days

Every other week I get to spend Wednesday nights hanging out with the 8-12 year old girls in my ward. We do crafts, service projects, and other activities to help strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ.

I remember when I was first called to work in the Primary, I felt sick about it. In fact, before I even got my calling, I had been praying everyday that I wouldn't get called to, yep, you guessed it, the Primary. Isn't that awful? They didn't tell me what my exact calling was going to be, just that I would be working with the Primary. So, I'd be lying if I said I was excited about this. In fact, I was so upset by being called to work in the Primary that I cried. I know, I'm a baby. Kids aren't that bad. I get it.

But truth be told, since we were still new in the ward, I didn't want to be taken out of Relief Society and diminish my chances of getting to know other ladies in the ward. So perhaps, I was majorly a little sad thinking I'd be "stuck" in primary every week.

A few weeks later I found out I was going to be working with the Activity Days girls, and I breathed a sigh of relief, then laughed at how worked up I got over a calling that could actually be fun. Then I realized that it meant I'd actually have to be crafty, creative, cultural, serviceable and fun. And then I got nervous again because I'm not really any of those things. So how was I supposed to make these activities fun for these girls? Dilemma.

Well, a few months into it, and I think I have one of the best callings you could ask for. I love getting to hang out with these little girls every other week. They're so funny and full of life. Aw, to be a kid again.

Thank goodness for blogging, I literally get all of my ideas from random blogs. If I didn't have blogs, these girls would be bored silly with me as their leader.

Last nights activity looked something like this, thanks to this blog:

Our lesson was on faith in Jesus Christ,
So, we planted seeds in eggs:

And hopefully in a few days their eggs will look something like this: 


Then we chowed down on some delicious edible birds nests,
with Cadbury mini eggs.

Looks like Primary isn't so bad after all.


Lindsay said...

Really cute idea! I teach primary(5 and 6 year olds). Hard work!

Nick & Dana said...

you are so cute and creative amy!!

Pacific Pellet Guns said...

a fun food idea if you get these girls before Easter... take a crescent roll, put 1 large marshmallow in the middle, then roll it over like normal. Bring the 2 points up to the middle (kinda like an old-school diaper). Cook them in a toaster oven (or regular). When they are done, the marshmallow is gone. The story -- Jesus (the marshmallow) was wrapped (the crescent roll) & put in a tomb (the oven). When they rolled the stone (open the oven door) Jesus (the marshmallow) is gone. You may want to try it before hand to get the cooking time just right. {from Kate - Darren's wife}

Cynthia Lovell said...

Your little girls are so CUTE!!! I remember how much Julie especially loved activity days. I remember being that age and how much I Loved Primary! (Hard to believeI was once that young isn't it? ha ha ah) Love your ideas!!! Very Cute!!!!

Anonymous said...

(I swear I made a comment already)

This is seriously my dream calling!!! Those are so cute, the girls are so lucky to have such a fun, and talented leader! I think I might steal your treat idea for my easter YW lesson.

Joy said...

I told you that is the best calling in the church! The girls that age are excited to do about anything you want. Your nests look yummy too.

Cody and Rachelle said...

Those edible birds nests look awesome!! Maybe Cody and I will make some together...ok yeah right! But still they look good.

Stephy said...

Nice Amy. I'm impressed. They are lucky to have you for a leader.

Heidi Lapray said...

Reminds me of our time in Achievement Days! You need to let your girls color Precious Moments pictures!

CandiShack said...

check you out, Amy! I miss you guys already... :(
I have little notes I need to give you for the girls, btw.