Here is one more download that goes with my 2014 Personal Progress Calendar. I’ve often had requests to make these calendars for Activity Days or Relief Society. Instead of creating a whole new project, I’ve created some new bonus calendar covers which, when combined with the bonus blank pages already included in the 2014 Personal Progress Calendar download, make it easy to adapt the calendars for Activity Days, Relief Society or individual use.
Use one of these program covers for New Beginnings, Young Women in Excellence, or any other occasion–I’ve included blank versions as well as those for YW events. Each program cover (NB, YWIE or blank) comes in three different backgrounds: black, striped or flowered.
Here is a great way to motivate your Young Women to work on their Personal Progress throughout the year: a customized Personal Progress calendar!
I have redesigned and updated my Personal Progress calendar for 2014. These calendars make great YW Christmas or birthday gifts, handouts for Young Women in Excellence or New Beginnings, or make a fun project for your girls to make at a Mutual activity.
Looking for an idea for New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence or even Activity Days? Here’s an idea that we used for New Beginnings this year. We created a beautiful evening centered around Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s talk and book (get the ebook for free right now for Kindle!) Your Happily Ever After.
I love this talk and its message is perfect to share with young women and girls. Not only would this theme work for Young Women activities, but it would make a great Activity Days Mom and Me or Recognition activity.
One of the amazing girls in our ward has just completed her second Honor Bee! That is the award the girls can earn after they’ve earned their Young Womanhood Recognition award. Earning an Honor Bee is a great way for those girls who complete their Personal Progress quickly to stay engaged and who need something more to do.
Instructions for earning an Honor Bee are in the back of the Personal Progress book and consist of re-reading the Book of Mormon and performing 40 hours of service for others. The girls are encouraged to help other Young Women complete their Personal Progress.
Once an Honor Bee is earned, the young woman is presented with a bee charm to add to their medallion necklace. And, girls can earn as many Honor Bees as they want!
When our cute young woman let us know she had earned her Honor Bee, I went looking for an accompanying certificate to give her. Surprise! The Church does not have one! So, I made my own and share it with you.
Here is a much-requested 2013 Mutual Theme printable for you! It is a candy bar wrapper for the 6.8-ounce Symphony and Hershey’s bars. These are the large ones that are labeled giant. It has all the same features of my other candy bar wrappers: the 2103 Mutual Theme, a scripture-filled ingredients list, Stand as a Witness 24-7 barcode and a nutrition facts box filled with Young Women’s Personal Progress Values.
Here’s my next printable for you: Customizable note cards! We’re giving these to our girls with their birthday gifts, so I added the greeting Happy Birthday to the cards. But, I’ve put my note cards into an editable PDF file so you can add your own message to the black bar on the bottom of each card! From Congrats!, Thinking of You, Thank You and You’re Invited to Just a Note, you can customize these note cards to fit any occasion.
One of my favorite talks from the October 2012 General Conference was “Be Anxiously Engaged” by Elder M. Russell Ballard. His talk about honeybees and doing good for others was wonderful! This week in our Beehive class, we reviewed this talk and discussed Elder Ballard’s important doctrine: even small, daily acts of kindness and service matter. Elder Ballard suggests that we pray each morning for opportunities to be of service and to remind my girls to follow this counsel, I made a little handout for them to keep in their rooms. It is visual reminder to them that no matter how small their contribution may seem, the good they do makes a difference–just as a single honeybee’s lifetime’s work of 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey matters to the whole hive.
My much-requested owl printables updated with the 2013 Mutual Theme are here! Many readers asked that I change my Whooo Is Ready to Stand for Truth and Righteousness printables so they could use them for their upcoming 2013 events. Featuring ever-popular owls, this adorable theme is perfect for New Beginnings, Young Women in Excellence, girls camp or Activity Days. With the help of my printable program covers, name plates, tags, invitations and posters, you’ll be able to craft an event your girls will love!