I loved this activity on identifying and talking about Scripture Superheroes and was happily surprised that our youth leaders were excited to do it as well. Here’s our plan – in Planning With a Purpose format. Refer to this post for more info on how to do Planning With a Purpose and for downloads to help you in the process.
I am now serving as the Stake Primary Counselor over Activity Days – that means I am no longer carrying out the activities. But we had already planned these activities with our two youth leaders so I want to share them even though I don’t have photos of the actual activity. I will continue to share ideas as I see them in our Stake. Enjoy!
1. What do we value?
click here to see “Value Sheet” download – we use the same values for all of our activities
- We value accomplishing the Faith in God requirements.
- We value everyone feeling included.
- We value people coming.
- We value making friends.
- We value respect toward each other.
- We value learning in a fun way (short lesson plus activity of some sort)
2. What do we want to have happen? (goals)
click here to see ” Planning Sheet” download
Instead of asking, “What do we want to do?” always ask, “WHAT DO WE WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN?
Refer to your list of values to help you answer this question – your values and goals should go hand-in-hand.
From the Faith in God Book (Learning and Living the Gospel): Tell a story from the Book of Mormon that teaches about faith in Jesus Christ. Share your testimony of the Savior.
For our Scripture Superhero activity, we adapted the above Faith in God requirement in the following way:
- we want each girl to know more about a scripture person
- we want to make scriptures more personal
- we want everyone to feel successful at presenting
- we want everyone to commit to be more like their scripture heroes
3. How are we going to make this happen? (plans + implementation)
NOTE: We are sending out an invitation for this activity because there is something for the girls to prepare before they come.
The youth leaders also committed to preparing 2 extra scripture superheroes each (4 total) for girls to choose from if they forget to bring their superhero information.
1. Youth leaders greet each girl – find out if they have their Scripture Superhero ready. If not, offer to let them choose one from the extras that our youth leaders prepared beforehand. This will allow everyone to participate even if they forget to come with a Scripture Superhero.
2. Welcome (opening prayer) – 5 min.
3. Short lesson about heroes in battle (who’s side will you be on? – refer to idea found in original Scripture Superhero activity here)
4. Scripture Superhero Share: before everyone shares their superhero, explain that everyone needs to pay attention because when it’s over, each person will share something they “Liked and Learned” about someone’s superhero.
“I liked Holly’s _____________ because I learned ____________.”
5. Journaling Capes: using the journaling pages found here, girls will write something that they are going to commit to do to be more like one of the heroes we talked about today.
6. Treat: we don’t normally have treats because it’s not necessary and it starts to cost too much money. However, we decided that this time we would have a simple treat of superhero fruit snacks! Cute.
7. Closing prayer.
HOW WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THE ACTIVITY:
Invitation (use the idea from here to make our invite – send out by 7 days before activity)
Calendar (we deliver a 3-month calendar to all the girls before the activities start)
Text Reminder to Moms (the day before – with reminder of what they need to have prepared)
4. Evaluate the process and the implementation
Ask yourself often:
What DID we want to have happen?
Is that actually happening / did that happen?
Do we need to change something to get closer to what we want to have happen?
How can we do that?