• Called to Serve - Learning and Living the Gospel

    What a fun activity! The girls loved it. For this "Called to Serve" activity, we had the girls pretend that they were being called on a mission. Trinity, my partner is such a genius... once again this was all her.

    I think you can totally tailor this activity to what you want to do... but if you do it the same as us, you will need:

    - Personalized mission calls
    - Personalized name tags
    - Scriptures
    - Clothes - jackets and skirts for each girl
    - (Returned) Sister Missionaries to speak

    You can my files for this activity HERE (mission call, name tags and language words, subway art).

    At the beginning of the activity, each girl got a sealed envelope with a mission call inside. They each took turns reading their call and each girl was on the edge of their seat excited for their turn to see where they were going and what language they were going to speak. Trinity set it up so each place had two girls "called" to it... that way the two girls could be companions and do the rest of the activity together. For example, Julie and Andrea were both called to Geneva, Switzerland.

    After they read their mission calls, each girl got a name tag in the language they were going to be speaking and we had them dress up in skirts and jackets (some of which were mine and were way too big... but that made it fun... we had plenty of safety pins.)

    After they were all dressed and had their name tag, we had them find and label on a map where they were going.

    Next we did a topical guide activity that was pretty challenging for them. Also I think any kind of scripture search or maybe even scripture mastery would have been great. Anything using the scriptures that is maybe kinda hard to teach them that scripture study isn't always easy.

     Then after our scripture activity, two return sister missionaries came to talk to the girls. They each talked about their missions a little bit and then bore their testimony. When they were done talking the time was up but the girls asked them questions for like 10 minutes! It was really sweet. Trinity knew these girls and they are fresh off their mission... but I think if you had Sister missionaries currently serving in your ward, they would love to come too.

    We didn't do this, but I think another great addition would be having the girls learn a few words in the language they were "called" to speak. They would think that is pretty cool to learn some words, plus show them how challenging learning a new language can be!

    Also... I just finished making this "I hope they call me on a mission" subway art. This would be a great handout :).

    If you like the subway art, you can get more HERE and for the articles of faith HERE.

    SnapShotPlace @ Etsy

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