FUN Thanksgiving Activity

You know how it works in the business world, right?

I'm sure I'm not the only one who sighs at the Jack O'Lanterns in Costco on July and the Christmas trees up for sale in August. And then is a hypocrite and listens to some Pentatonix Christmas music. 

But I suppose that prepping for Thanksgiving a month early isn't soooo evil, right? 

Right? Good, because I'm so excited to share my latest product, a FUN Thanksgiving Scavenger hunt for only $2.99!!

This mystery/scavenger hunt will promote unity and teamwork among the youth and teach them about gratitude. 

In this activity, they'll compare gratitude to baking cookies. As the youth go to each room, they will receive an ingredient for the cookies, learn a little about gratitude, and receive a clue. The clue will have to be placed there ahead of time and will tell them where to go to next. 

This is a fun activity perfect for your Young Women or Activity Day girls, to teach them about gratitude, sneak some spiritual supplement into the activity, and have a fun time around Thanksgiving. If you don't live in the U.S., give the girls a brief explanation of the holiday this scavenger hunt is based on, and let them complete the fun activity. Gratitude can be understood universally! 

There's clues, ciphers, riddles, puzzles, cryptograms, and more. But don't worry! All of the answers are listed at the end of the packet in case you need to give a hint to the girls. 

Here's the storyline of the Thanksgiving mystery:

"It's Thanksgiving at the Porter house, and Peggy Porter feels a little blue. Nothing seems to be going her way. She just turned 16, but no boys have asked her out. She tried out for the cross-country team, but didn't make it. She's failing Geometry, and on top of it all, her dreadful cousin Patty is going to come stay with them for Thanksgiving weekend.

How in the world is Peggy supposed to feel grateful? 

Peggy's mom wants her to bake some cookies for their ministering sisters, but she has hidden the cooking supplies and ingredients, leaving behind only a couple clues.

Can you find the missing items and mix them together? If so, you'll end up with a delicious treat -- and the answer to the question Peggy keeps asking herself: 

What is gratitude and how can I develop it in my life?"

While Peggy is a Young Woman and a little less relatable to the Activity Day Girls, she appears briefly and I still think the Activity Day Girls will be able to crack the case. Enjoy this with the teen girls, tween girls, or both! (And don't be afraid to make it a combined activity either.)

Of course, there's a Faith in God and Personal Progress connection and worksheets, because this is me we're talking about.

The ingredients for living with gratitude are detailed in the packet. The ingredients for the delicious (but super easy) cookies the youth will be making are detailed in the packet. A necessary ingredient for a FUN Thanksgiving activity? Buying this packet, for only $1.99!

Be sure to Pin, share, stop by the shop, and follow the official Pinterest account, and, in advance, happy Thanksgiving!!

-Latter-Day Lucie

Doodle Notes and Picture Quotes

It's the General Conference season, and I'm so excited to continue receiving revelation. 

The rest of this weekend, I'll be posting quotes for every General Conference talk, and so far, here's what's out! If you like these, be sure to Pin and share them, or just follow my 2018 General Conference Board on my official account. I'll post them on Sundays until they're all covered. Enjoy!

Saturday Morning

When I saw President Nelson step up to the pulpit, my heart was pounding. I didn't know what he was going to announce, but I knew he was going to announce something. 

When Quentin L. Cook announced the changes, I was overjoyed. I'm so excited for the new direction the chruch is heading in, with more of a family-focus and flexibility. Instead of dictating that we must have FHE on Monday nights and shaming us for not, they are now giving us a lovely and very flexible FHE program. We don't have to have FHE on Monday, or even on the same weeknight. Now they are focused on us having it, and allowing us to have it. I'm excited to keep doodling, listing, and hearing revelation!

I absolutely loved this talk, especially the emphasis he placed on the words "hard things." All of us are faced with "hard things"  that are so unbelieveably saddening, but can also be humbling. The  hard things vary, and so do their reasons, but we can find healing and hope. 

This was a nice talk, specifically good for parents, but anyone can take truths from it and lead/create fun and effective family traditions.

Okay, I had to cheat and use a photo for this one... sorry! But this one is a great talk about fear/anxiety, definitely worth reading.

Saturday Night (General Womens Session) 

More will be posted later!

Yours Truly,
Molly Mormon