Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Word of Wisdom-Learning and Living the Gospel #7


I forgot to take pics during the meeting but I snapped this after some of the girls had already left!

Learning and Living the Gospel #7-  Read D&C 89.  Discuss how Heavenly Father blesses us when we faithfully live the Word of Wisdom.  Help plan and conduct an activity to teach the Word of Wisdom to others.

This lesson covers the first part of the activity.
As the girls were arriving, I was playing some fun music and we had a little dance party.  We danced until everyone arrived.  I had one of the girls lead the dancing and it was pretty fun!  Lots and lots of giggles.  At first some were too timid to dance but by the end everyone was dancing!

We then gathered and read D&C 89:1-9.   While the girls took turns reading, they were supposed to draw pictures of what they were hearing.  We talked about the verses, I gave definitions and we discussed how the world glamorizes drinking and smoking and how we should avoid it.   We talked about how and why these things are harmful to our bodies.   They were very interested in hearing about how the body gets addicted to drugs and how difficult it is to overcome addiction.  I emphasized  the importance of never starting because it is so hard to stop.  Make sure that you are sensitive to any in the group who may have parents or other loved ones who may smoke or drink alcohol.

I had them turn their paper over and answer the following questions:
What have you had to eat in the last 24 hours?
How much sleep did you get last night?
How much TV did you watch yesterday?
Did you exercise?
They had fun answering and sharing their answers.

Next we read D&C 89:10-17.  We talked about healthy eating and the importance of putting good food into our bodies.

I asked them why we were dancing at the beginning of class.  Then we talked about how exercise can be really fun...like dancing.

We read the promise in verses 18-21.  Don't leave this out!  It's so important that they know of these great promises that come when we are good to our bodies.

We made smoothies!!   They LOVED this!

**While they were drinking their smoothies we planned a nutritious meal in anticipation of completing Serving others #4 that we will complete next week.

They really wanted to dance some more so after we closed, I put on another song and let them do one more dance.  They had so much fun and so did I!

Here is the smoothie recipe that I used.  I think I tripled it:

1 cup frozen strawberries
1 banana
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice

Blend and serve.


9 comments:

  1. That is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing! I am definately using this on our next Activity Day!!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your idea! I LOVE how you broke up the reading and talked about each section! We will be doing this on Thursday! Oh and I LOVE the smoothie idea too! Perfect. Very well done.

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    2. Thank you so much, Andrea!

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    3. Thank you! This is a great idea :) Most of our girls are either not yet members of the church or they are members but have not been coming to church. This activity will help them to want to be obedient to the word of wisdom!

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    4. Thanks, Schocknmyer! It is the same with our girls!

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  2. I have close to 20 girls. I'm excited to give this lesson tomorrow night. Thank you for the wonderful ideas you share.

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    1. You are welcome and I hope you had a good time!

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