3 tips for success from our latest in person activity

Have you been given the green light to meet together and social distance? ๐Ÿšฆ My young women’s group just held our first in person activity at the church! 

Everyone had a blast ๐Ÿš€ getting to see each other & playing fun distancing-friendly games! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป‍♀️

๐Ÿ‘‰I’ll share some timely tips for success we found as we got used to the new setup & the details of our fun activity so you can pull it off for your group! ๐Ÿฅณ

** by no means am I claiming to be an expert. just a creative young woman doing her best to follow leaders + current counsel. no pandemic shaming pls. we can agree to disagree, and you can take all or none of the tips from what we did in our small yw group!๐Ÿ˜ท**

1. Technology still is helpful 

Since this pandemic started, Zoom might have become the coolest thing since sliced bread. ๐Ÿž I’m sure they were doing well before corona arrived, but I wonder if they realize, with the amount of people using it, their program just might have achieved world domination. ๐Ÿ˜‚

At this point, we’re probably sick of the constant reliability on Zoom calls, virtual events & technology. ๐Ÿ“ฑ But that doesn’t mean that some cool tech can’t be helpful when we can finally enjoy in person events! 

A slideshow helped us view what we were doing together, even as we sat a few feet apart. ๐Ÿ‘

I know the logic may go, “if you’re just sitting & using a slideshow the whole time during an activity, what’s the point of holding it in person?” ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀️

I say, different activities meet different needs. Mix it up! You’re committing to distance and wear masks (or follow whatever your guidelines are), not to hold a certain type of activity every week. ๐Ÿ˜…

This setup worked for this less-active activity, and it can work for y’all too when you have activities like this! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

2. Clipboards (+ corona creativity) is key

As a student, remembering the days when crowding around a table in the cafeteria was a thing evokes some humor and nostalgia for when things were more simple. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿฆ 

As we distance right now, I’ve found that clipboards are key if printables are a part of your activity.๐Ÿ–จ 

Print & clip all you need & then no need for passing papers, pens, and other supplies around throughout the activity. ๐Ÿ“‹ 

Place one on each of the socially distanced chairs and you are practically, and aesthetically, all set.☺️

The deeper meaning behind the clipboard principle? If we get creative, we can find problems to the monkey wrench corona threw in planning events -- and still enjoy them while distancing!

3. Small details go a long way

By small and simple means are great things brought to pass! 

Look at our setup (in the gym so we could socially distance) before & after these small details.

All I added was some decorative banner pages & Family History themed Mormonads. The other young women helped me to put them up as people, and I took them down while they were journaling.

The moral of the story? You don’t have to go over the top to make this a fun & meaningful event! Simple touches like these can make all the difference + you have what it takes to throw a great in-person activity! Cheering y’all on. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ 

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