I walked into church the other day and saw this door to the Bishop’s office and had to stop. It had Activity Day girls written all over it (figuratively and literally)! It’s an easy spin-off of the “Heart Attack” idea (click here for previous post) and the purpose was written right there. The girls had been learning about the role of their priesthood leaders and wanted to thank them for their service.
I can see how the activity might have gone….
1. A short lesson about the roles of our priesthood leaders, emphasizing their service and our need to recognize that.
2. Discussion about how to express that in a note.
3. Writing notes and drawing pictures to attach to the Bishop’s door.
4. Sneaking into the church to leave some love for the Bishop and everyone who happened to walk by that door!
This activity makes my brain start working on all of the ways that a “Heart Attack” type activity might be modified to accomplish different needs in Activity Days. Certain women or families who have influenced the girls could be the target. Girls who maybe don’t come to Activity Days but we want to welcome in. Widows, widowers or single parents. Teachers. Primary leaders or music people.
Anyone could be the recipient of this service project at any time of the year. You don’t have to just be grateful in the fall – gratitude is a message for 365 days of the year. Add this activity to your calendar – it’s a keeper.