Activity Day Ideas by Dana
Dana writes, "Here are some of the ideas that we have done:
Baking biscuits from scratch. We made, baked and ate some, taking leftovers to share with our family. They were given a recipe card file and the biscuit recipe inside.
Hula lessons. I have a hula video DVD. It was a fun activity. The original idea was to practice it so we could perform it at a ward function. But we have some less active girls who are shy and the performing part I decided against.
Manicure and pedicures. Care of the feet. We also polished our toenails.
German paper cutting. A craft from Germany that is similar to cutting snowflakes.
Easter egg dying, decopauging. We blew out the yolk first before decorating. It was up to them if they wanted to hang them or display them in a bowl.
Friendship bracelets out of embroidery floss
Making jewelry: earrings and a charm bracelet.
Baking bread for the sacrament.
Rainbow cupcakes, layering different flavors and colors cake batter.
How to take pictures... basic photography.
Pressing flowers in books to make either pictures or bookmarks.
Prayer rugs: I got carpet samples, we decorated them with wooden craft store flower shapes. The girls LOVED this. Also a lesson on prayer.
Future projects/activities are: picnic and croquet activity.
Cross stitch sampler on gingham.
I am a daughter of god activity... little wooden hand mirror shapes with a tin foil or mirror piece in the center, the girls can decorate it, lesson on our individuality, being daughters of heavenly parents.
Beginning cake decorating, have a little cake for each girl to learn frosting tip decorating.
Kanzashi flowers, ( known as japanese fabric flowers) . I showed them how to make them and then we put them on dollar tree stetchy hair bands, and hair clips. They loved this. I took a photo of them and their flowers.