10 virtual young women's activities

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 I've rounded up 10 ideas for activities that you can do while *socially distancing* to spice up your Zoom calls for more unity + fun.


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#10. TOILET PAPER TOSS


You need: One roll of toilet paper per person

Zoom specifics: This best works on a desktop Zoom call so you can see everyone, you also will want to be able to screen record

Everyone needs a roll of toilet paper, and the goal of the game is to create a (screen recording) video of each young women "passing the roll" to each other between their video frames. It's a funny way to laugh and learn teamwork amidst this unique situation.

I originally got this idea and the next from another blog. Be sure to check out the amazing Laurie's post here, it has more fun Zoom game ideas!! πŸ’œ

#9. QUARANTINED WOULD YOU RATHER


You need: Quarantined Would You Rather Cards (link at bottom of the post)

Zoom specifics: Designate one person to read aloud the would you rather questions. Paste them into the chat on Zoom.

 This quarantine means a whole new theme for "would you rather" questions! Get everyone thinking, laughing, and pondering impossible scenarios as you go over these funny questions as a group. 

The questions I’ve come up with span from crushes to Netflix to TikTok and everything in between and will help you get insights in your young womens' quarantines. 

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#8. WHODUNIT


Zoom specifics: Use the chat feature

Have everyone think of the most interesting, crazy, hilarious, shocking or unique thing that they did over quarantine and send it to one of the leaders.

In Zoom is you can control who you chat with + send private messages. Do NOT send messages to everyone...it defeats the purpose of the game. To send a private message, click on the arrow below "everyone" and select the leader that everyone has designated to receive the message.

Now that the leader has everyone's items (and knows the answers) the game is to read aloud the statements and hear the young womens' guesses on which young women did which activity. 

*this is where the churchy ideas begin*

#7. SCRIPTIONARY


You need: (Scripture pictionary) cards (link at bottom of post)

Zoom specifics: Use the whiteboard feature (desktop: click ... and then "annotate," on mobile, click the pencil icon to start drawing)

 Using the scriptionary cards and the Zoom whiteboard, see--and guess--what everyone is drawing. I've made four sets of Pictionary so that you have plenty of cards for each Young Women to try her hand at this super fun game. We had a lot of fun + laughs playing this.

Tip: If people keep saying "aaaah I said the right answer but you didn't acknowledge it!" you can also use the chat to share guesses so that they are set in stone and people aren’t like "Wha-but-" every five seconds. It worked for us!

#6. FOR THE STRENGTH OF YOUTH CHARADES



You need: For The Strength of Youth manual

Zoom specifics: Use the chat feature

The "host" has a copy of the FSY manual by their side and texts young women one of the categories of FSY privately via the chat feature when it is their turn and their charade. 

Once the young woman gets what they do for their charade, they mute themselves and act out how to follow the standard until the group can guess what standard is going on! This one is simple, but so fun. I have seriously died from laughing while playing this one. 


#5. DOCTRINAL MASTERY MAD GAB


You need: DM Mad Gab Cards (link at the bottom of the post)

Zoom specifics: Use the chat feature, a screenshare of the Mad Gab file works as well

πŸ˜‚I was laughing out loud as I typed these Mad Gab cards up. If you don't know what Mad Gab is, you are given a string of total gibberish, and you have to decipher what the true meaning is.

I've only included 12 because these are tricky! But not too tricky for those not in seminary yet. Your middle school young women have probably heard of the verses, and if not, you don't have to worry about them not getting the game. It's a team effort + everyone is on the same playing field for the fun.

#4. GENERAL CONFERENCE RACE


Zoom specifics: Be sure to have everyone knows how to mute themselves and turn off their camera! It's part of the game, I promise! Hahaha.

The most cliche question ever is "what was your favorite conference talk?" There is nothing wrong with going over general conference but putting a fun twist on conference review really makes it so much more fun!

This is a cute virtual (and doctrinal ofc) version of the game "I wanna go home." If you haven't heard of it, it's a race to "leave" a circle, but no one can say "I wanna go home" at the same time. I thought that adapting this to general conference could be so cute!

Everyone makes sure to have their microphone on, and the game begins. It's optional to turn off your camera, but this makes the game harder and more fun.

The task: all the young women have to say their favorite General Conference speaker from this last session and then go mute. The twist: no one can talk at the same time. If two people start talking at the same time, the whole game restarts!

That's where the camera comes in. You could try two levels -- one with camera on, the other with it off to ramp up the difficulty. When you can see others, you can see that look on their face like they have smth to say, but with cameras off, it's a whole new level! πŸ˜‚

This activity is challenging, suspenseful, but most of all, a way to sneak in a lil gospel while having fun with a game.

#3. VIRTUAL HEART ATTACK


You need: to get all your young women in on this!!

Zoom specifics: You don't need to use Zoom for most of this activity. You could do a recap call about it though!

This is the cutest thing!! First, pick your target. Next, tell the young women abt the idea. This needs a lot of different people to be cool and work!

Each young woman decorates just one giant heart (poster or piece of paper) with a message of πŸ’–. For the "heart attack" part, you can go several routes.

My original idea was to have everyone plan to have their heart picture loaded and ready and text it to the recipient all at the exact same time! Mwahahaha. 

  But if you think that would be overstimulating or just end up being annoying to the recipient, put together all the pictures in a slideshow, and text it to the recipient.

It could also be fun if you invited them to a Zoom call and then surprised them in the middle of it with the slideshow. You could *also* surprise them in the middle of a Zoom call with the Young Women pulling out their actual paper hearts. There are so many different and fun ways to do this!!

#2. BOOK OF MORMON BAKE-OFF


You need: Book of Mormon Baking Bracket (see below)

Zoom specifics: You don't need to use Zoom for most of this activity. You could do a recap call about it though!

This is quarantine baking on a whole new level!

The object of the game is to create a book of mormon themed treat. Extra brownie points if it's based on the Come Follow Me for the week! Each young woman gets a picture taken of them with their Book of Mormon treat, and you round them up and send out the brackets for the young women to vote on their favorites!! Eventually, a winning baker is crowned. Such a cute idea.

I was going to make a cute baking bracket printable for y'all, but I realized that wards have so many different young women and needs that I couldn't make a one-size fits all bracket. So I found something better!

Make your ward a baking bracket with the perfect number of "teams" participating and their names by heading over here. It takes about 5 seconds to make and will be perfectly customized for your ward!

If you or your yw need inspo on Book of Mormon themed treats, check out this, this, this, and this from Pinterest. Just to get the creative wheels turning.

#1. WHAT'S YOUR TYPE (PERSONALITY PARTAY!)



You need: What's Your Type slideshow, textables, etc

Zoom specifics: Use the slideshow feature on Zoom

Y'all! This. Is. The ultimate virtual yw activity!! I've modified one of the most fun activities that our group has done to be as Zoom friendly as it gets. It's called.... "What's Your Type?"

It is ALL about unity, belonging, and connection -- isn't that exactly what we need right now?!? It has been fully adapted to be quarantine/Zoom friendly.

This activity requires the least planning out of all these ideas while being the most developed and planned out for you, by me.


To help make this virtual activity go smoothly, you get a 40 PAGE slideshow to use over Zoom. It completely guides you and your yw through the activity with a lot of exciting graphics and pictures! In the slideshow, there are THREE fun games that all operate around the theme of unity and a devotional at the end to tie everything all together.


One of my favorite parts of the whole package is...the textables! These are square images that you can share digitally -- with young women via text, on your Circles on Gospel Living, in GroupMe, group chats, Cluster, Remind, Instagram etc -- to remind, invite, or ask your young women about this activity. Seriously so fun!! Your group will not want to miss this.



You can check it out on my Etsy shop.

IN PERSON ACTIVITY?


I can't believe it's been 6 months since I posted this and the pandemic is still a thing! I created a super fun activity kit to help you throw an amazing, distancing friendly + fun in person activity with your young women. Play family history games + celebrate the movie Coco with this brand new activity kit!

πŸ‘‰**GAME HELPS LINK**πŸ‘ˆ

I made this a Google Doc so you can copy and paste the "virtual cards" onto the Zoom chat feature, edit any of it to suit your needs and quickly translate it into your language, for my international friends. (Tutorials for those last two life hacks in the doc as well.)

The Doc is English here, Spanish here, and Portuguese here. I hope it's helpful! If you love gospel freebies like this, follow me on Insta/Pinterest for more time-saving young women’s/latter-day Saint printables! 🀩


Have fun with your yw! Stay healthy and safe!!

april 27 - may 3 -- mosiah 7-10 -- in the strength of the Lord


hey y'all and happy monday!! wahoo loving this verse and the joyful message that it brings. 

As we study our scriptures we come across doctrines and principles. Doctrines are how you get an 100 on the seminary test. πŸ˜‚ They are just simple statements like "y'all this is truth, this is how it is" and again, they are so important to know. 

But in my opinion, principles are just the next level. They are like promises of if + then, and they give us a whole new view. This is what I see about this verse.

If we lift up our head then we will be comforted...

by the Master Healer who experienced all wounds...

He who has overcome the world...

He whose kingdom is not of this world...

and He whose hand is stretched out still. 

He and His Father are Love (1 John 4:7) so it only makes sense that keeping our eyes and thoughts and hopes on Them is how peace can be found. Even in these times.

Ok and the printables for Mosiah are finally finished! You can get all the printables for the verses we studied right here.

Enjoy your Sunday! Follow me on Pinterest and Insta for more LDS quotes and printables!

ministering virtually ~ a 3-part series!!


I am sooo excited to share this & that is coming out soon! This is the very first series on the blog, all about the present p-demic -- oh yeah -- let's just talk about that real quickly lolll!

If I write certain "target words" like p-demic, c-virus, and c-19, the platforms I'm on "overwrite it" and "have consequences" adding a whole new level of challenge/creativity because I can't even write with those words! But y'all know exactly what I'm talking about - not too many other viruses besides the main one going around. πŸ˜‚

The series will go over...
-children and youth activities you can do in quarantine/virtually
-ways to (specifically) minister virtually
-scripture verses of encouragement amidst the crisis

coming soon! 

**update** I have released the first of these resources, an update to my "What's Your Type" activity that can be done over Zoom. It is soooo easy and cute and fun & my modifications have made at as Zoom friendly as it gets. You'll want to check it out!**

stay healthy & safe!

april 20 - 26 -- mosiah 4-6 -- a mighty change

happy sunday! this week we're going to be studying mosiah 4-6, finishing up πŸ‘‘ Benjamin's sermon, and it's *full* of hard hitting questions and poignant insights, one of them below. 

this scripture got the "elder holland treatment" and now it's been lettered by yours truly! πŸ˜‰


Ok and the printables for Mosiah are finally finished! You can get all the printables for the verses we studied right here.

Enjoy your Sunday! Follow me on Pinterest and Insta for more LDS quotes and printables!


april 13 - 19 -- mosiah 1-3 -- filled with love toward God and all men

hey hey! In the midst of a *historic* pandemic, a two-week hiatus from come follow me, spring break, and literally just all the things πŸ˜‚ I'm not surprised that this slipped my mind, but here it is now: the weekly CFM quote!


It's interesting to think about how exactly we profit by reading the scriptures. If one is tempted to think that it's in a worldly way -- the more righteous and pious you are, the more $ you get πŸ€‘-- just think of the most perfect and righteous One, Jesus, that lived in poverty. So it definitely doesn't mean that you will profit monetarily. Here's a lil clue on the meaning: mosiah 2:41. πŸ˜‰

Ok and the printables for Mosiah are finally finished! You can get all the printables for the verses we studied right here.

Enjoy your Sunday! Follow me on Pinterest and Insta for more LDS quotes and printables!