There were a lot of things I loved about this activity. The chance to shine and share are just two of them.
Whenever you have a Talent Show, you run the risk of girls not wanting to participate because maybe they are too nervous or they feel like they don’t have a “talent” to display. Keep that in mind. A solution might be to invite the girls to share a talent with a family member so they are not on their own. Or perhaps a parent could help them talk about what they are good at. Try to identify those that might not feel comfortable and encourage them with a different way to participate. Talk to the parent about it to see if they can help make the experience a positive one.
When you walked into this perfectly simple set-up, the first thing you saw was this display of double-sided frames (found at IKEA) with a quote on one side and my favorite thing on the other: a reason why each girl was FABULOUS. They found the printables to make these frames here at www.swtblessings.com – just click on “printables” then on “school signs.” You’ll see the “talents” quote first then scroll down to find the “you are fabulous” card.
Moms were invited to this event. They started it off with a short lesson about Spiritual Gifts.
1. We are showcasing some visible talents tonight but those aren’t the most important talents that we have. Our spiritual gifts are special talents that come from our Heavenly Father to bless our lives and the lives of others.
2. “Gifts of the Spirit” List found here. Gifts of The Spirit List
Every mom/daughter was given one to look at. Ask: What are gifts of the Sprit? Look over the list of spiritual gifts and talk it over with your moms….do you have any of these gifts or would you like to have any of these gifts?
3. After a few minutes, ask them to share if they have any or would like to have any. The girls recognized many gifts that they had on this list – lots of things they were good at (which is an amazing lesson in itself).
4. Challenge: find something on this list that you want to work on and develop in your life.
5. Why do we have spiritual gifts? – (girls answered) Heavenly Father gives us the gifts to help us and to help others, to make us unique and different. D&C 46:26 “All these gifts come from God, for the benefit of the children of God.”
6. Moroni 10:17 “All these gifts come by the Spirit of Christ; and they come to every man severally, according as he will.” – we are given lots of talents!
7. Review challenge to seek spiritual gifts and develop them.
Each girl was asked to share a talent – it could be anything. Some played a musical instrument. Some showed artwork. A couple shared their needlework. They could have done a soccer trick or recited a poem or displayed their talent – whatever works.
A member of the bishopric then gave a short message about Heber J. Grant who wanted to sing in the choir when he was young. He wasn’t very good at singing. In fact, he was so bad at it that they asked him not to participate. But President Grant did something – he decided to work at it to develop that talent. We all can do the same with spiritual gifts and other talents we have. We can work at them and improve them. He invited the girls to especially work on the spiritual gift of listening – to their parents and other mentors who could help them succeed because they could see the path a little better.
What talent show is complete without some popcorn? This popcorn bar was so fun for the girls and the adults were definitely taking their share, too!
Tip: our local movie theater will give church groups a discount on movie popcorn if you call ahead and ask for it. They just want us to bring in a garbage bag and they’ll fill it for the price of 3 medium popcorns. What??? That’s a lot of popcorn for not a lot of price!
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Silly. Fun. Friendly competition. Laughter. Teamwork. Lots of giggling. That’s what happened at this Daddy/Daughter event for Activity Days.
We’re starting up Recognition Activities in our area and this is the first one I got to visit. I am not in charge of these activities any more – I just get to attend them – so I don’t have everything that it took to make these events happen but I will give you what you need to carry it out in your own area.
There are about 35 girls in this group of Activity Days girls so the leaders planned for 3 groups of dads/daughters who rotated as a group and 3 games in each rotation.
Pick any games you want – this is a fun format that the girls and dads will remember forever. But if you want ideas of which games to pick, they had a great line-up!
Dice Stacking Game
Cheeto Head (fan favorite)
Face the Cookie
Scoop It Up
Junk In the Trunk
Of course, whenever you have dads and daughters together, you’ve got to have a chance for a photo shoot. They’ll be using these pictures for a future activity – Father’s Day gifts. But the sign here really says it all – it only takes a minute to make some awesome memories!
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One of the best things about the Silhouette machine is all of the materials you can use to create projects. They just keep coming out with more and more inventive materials that make crafting simple and expand our options of what is possible. Here are some tutorials and projects using quotes and shapes from my Silhouette shop that do just that. Click here for my shop (only Silhouette users) or here for Lori Whitlock’s svg shop (non-Silhouette users).
Printable velum is a fabulous look – click here for the tutorial.
Gold and silver foil – the hottest look right now. Click here for Kelly’s tips on how to get it done.
I know that St. Patrick’s Day is passed but this tutorial is great for cutting apart merged images and shapes. She used my “You Rock” phrase with guitar shape and turned it into this. I love the skill that Kim teaches us – it makes so many shapes more versatile and customizable. Click here for instructions.
Guiseppa used printable kraft paper for this layout. She used the Print and Cut feature of her Silhouette to make this quote. Click here for tips and more photos.
The thing I love about quotes is that they are so versatile and can work for any project. Head to my Silhouette shop and choose the ones for you!
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I’m a quote junkie. So, when I saw these ideas of how to use multiple quotes for artwork, I was all-in. Find lots of my quotes for any of your projects in my Silhouette shop here (must have a Silhouette to download) or in Lori Whitlock’s svg store here for non-Silhouette users.
Look for the tutorial for Dawn’s project here. I just love this use of the Silhouette advent calendar and sketch pens. Run! Quick! Pick out your favorite quotes and get sketching!
I’m a sucker for anything created on a canvas so when I saw this version of my banner words, I had to share it with you. Find the tutorial here and use any of my banner phrase sets found in the Silhouette shop here.
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I am so intrigued by this new method for stamping that Kelly did over at her blog. She used my flap card and one of my phrases to make this project – there are lots of flap cards from my series available in the Silhouette shop for Silhouette users here. Give them a try!
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Check out these two quote tutorial ideas over at the Silhouette blog using some of my favorite quotes.
Click here for Guiseppa’s scrapbook layout and here for Kim’s candle taken up a notch.
Find all of my shapes for Silhouette users here and at Lori Whitlock’s svg shop here.
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I love Kim and the quote she chose to show the world on her cell phone. How can you not be happy when you carry happiness around with you? Find her tutorial here and the quote for Silhouette users here.
Yes, the New Year has come and gone (what? February already?), but I have to share this tutorial with you anyway. Annie used my “Cheers 2015″ quote to create her canvas coasters but I know all of you crafty people out there can see how any quote will work for this project, right? Themed or not, check out the tutorial here and give it a try!
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