I miss spending time with those cute little girls twice each month. If you want to preview the questions before downloading, click on the pdf option. We encouraged the youth to listen and learn about one another, just like we are asked to do in order to gain a relationship with our Savior and our Heavenly Father. What was the last movie you saw? I also made some fun, big tissue paper flowers to decorate the backdrop with. Introduce a discussion topic, and have the youth seated across from each other discuss it. Speed Friendshipping Game Now to practice these skills! As youth we spend so much time planning on where we'll go to school, what job we'll have, where we'll live, but what about who we'll marry? Communication Skills for Teens Body Language — You might not realized it, but what you do tells people how you feel about them just as much as what you say. Speed Friendshipping is like Speed Dating.
You can put your stats on the back along with your favorite activities. The other side of the table stayed seated. Now mix kids up so that kids will get to talk to kids that were in their same row, and play again. What was your favorite subject? Games - Do you like to play games? We decided to skip setting up tables and only used chairs. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. We were scared that the youth might not come if we told them that we would be having a Speed-Friendshipping activity, so we decided not to include that on the invitation. If you could go to an Olympic event what would you choose? Show interest in other people.
Once everyone has performed, switch items and reassign teams. What dating advice would you give your daughter? She made a poster of 'herself' with holes poked out for the eyes and told the kids that if they sang well enough Sister Workman would feel the spirit and cry. What famous person would you like to know? Then place a small flower arrangement or some kind of centerpiece in the middle of each table. Food, family and friends are three of my favorite things. Choose to download a pdf version of my questions or a zip file of the word document that you can edit yourself.
The leaders can read a story or talk on their subject if they want. Weird - What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Know that you risk sounding like a stalker or weirdo, but if you keep it light and emphasize you are joking around, it can cut the tension for both of you. This month we learned more about each other. Brainstorm different ideas to live within their means. What happened on your worst date? We had rows of chairs facing each other where the youth sat.
Inspiration Boards Collect used magazines destined for the recycle bin and have the girls make collages of things that inspire them. I had a playlist for each team, and they took turns identifying the song by only hearing the first few seconds. By the time the game is over, they will hopefully get a chance to talk to everyone. I had them pair up if mom has two daughters that works too. The other row of kids will move one seat to the right every time the bell rings. Do you spend time by yourself or with friends? What do you eat when you're happy? We could have played this all night.
Callings - What callings have you had? Although I miss my Activity Day Girls I am loving getting to know the grown up sisters in our ward better! What do you love about Christmas? I'm sure you'll be awesome in your new calling, too! The food was served buffet style and everyone built their own salad. Place the small classroom tables to make a booth-like set up. Ever glued yourself to anything? Everyone loves a compliment, and everyone loves to be noticed. Who has done something you found inspirational? To add your text, just open Microsoft Word or any other editing program and add a text box on top of the invitation. We had a small group, so each kid took two. Girls can give guys a name and number with a photo on the card so they remember who you are. Here are just a few of the ideas that discussed: Group Scripture Puzzle For this activity we were going to split the youth into groups of 5-7 and tie them together.
Utilize these experts, and give your girls a little street smarts. Today I am sharing my Speed-Friendshipping Printables. If that is the case, you have five minutes to be a character and create an outrageous life for yourself. Guys can have fun with a calling card as well. We started the evening off with a yummy dinner. What is your favorite cold cereal etc. Movies - What is your favorite movie? It will open the file in a new window, and you can check out the questions before printing.
When the time is up, pass your paper to the right, and the next person has to continue on with the storyline. Especially if the person sitting across from you is not someone you are desperate to impress. Sleep - Are you a morning person? I have a great committee that works with me and helps carry out the activities. Music - Do you play an instrument? Pass out new questions if the kids are sick of the ones they have. After reading the scripture together and talking about it we discussed communication skills with the youth.
The reason is you only have a limited time to make a great impression and you know you are competing with a room full of others being given the same opportunity. The worst that can happen is you move on to the next table. On the table were jars full of paper flowers with questions on them. It makes you seem closed off and gives the impression that you are uninterested, or even angry. Yes this can seem cruel, especially if the person falls madly in love with a false identity or realizes that you are merely blowing them off. You have a Primary chorister in your ward, and she would be thrilled if you'd like to make some visual aids for a song the kids will be learning that year.