Our last Young Women in Excellence was based on Elder Ballard's talk Be Anxiously Engaged. We gave the girls honey sticks in the value colors to remind them to "BEE" anxiously engaged in personal progress. I ordered the honey sticks here.
Last summer, our stake young women leaders challenged all the young women to read the entire For the Strength of Youth (FSOY) pamphlet. The girls have to read FSOY anyway in order to pass off Choice & Accountability 2 and Integrity 1. We did not read the entire FSOY at this activity, but my goal was to help them get started.
This was one of my favorite activities. It turned out to be fun and the girls seemed to like it. Several of them asked questions about standards and some of them gave examples of how they follow standards.
A copy of the For Strength of Youth pamphlet, which you will need to highlight. If you look at the cards, they will show you which color to highlight each section.
Two cartons of Play-doh. Three if you're shopping with young children.
Word strips of some mixed up words. The words you'll need are in the cards (each card in the "zelpuz" category). The word in the above picture is "education," for those of you who are like me and can't move on until you've figured it out.
Here's how it worked: We divided into two groups. I drew a card, then invited one player from each team to come up play the card for their own team. Each card gives instructions on how play that round, gets a point, then has to read the highlighted section of FSOY aloud.
The key part was reading the highlighted section out loud. That's when the girls talked to each other about standards and asked questions.