Sunday, November 3, 2013

Self-Reliance handout and lesson idea.

Today I had the opportunity to teach my sweet Young Women the lesson on:

There are SO many good topics to cover this month that go along with the Self-Reliance theme.

I started out our lesson by asking them what they thought of when the heard the words 

We came up with a list {that was supposed to be put on the chalkboard but I forgot my chalk!}.
Some words included: food storage, working, not depending on others, etc.

I then showed them THIS video from the Youth page on

Can I just tell you HOW MUCH I LOVE this video?
It's only 7 minutes and it touches my heart each time I see it.
{I showed it to my boys this past week and their eyes were as big as golf balls.}
It's such a neat story about a hard-working young man who not only is temporally self-reliant, but spiritually self-reliant as well.

Watch it!

After the video we discussed the ways that this young man exemplified self-reliance.

Then I showed the girls a picture of a honey comb.

We discussed for a minute what we knew about BEES.
They're hardworking, always busy, they make honey, they work together....there's a saying that goes 'busy as a bee' because they are always doing something productive to help out their colony, etc.
{Google 'Why are bees hard workers?' and lots of facts will come up!}

We then went over 6 of the different areas {listed in the True to the Faith book} that we can foucs on in our efforts at becoming more self-reliant.

If you'd like a copy of my 6 Bee themed Word Strips to put on the chalkboard and discuss you can click HERE.

We discussed each area for a couple of minutes 
{there are lots of scriptures that go along with each category}.  
I asked the girls to share personal experiences with each category as well.

I ended my lesson by giving out these handouts...

Honeycombs, of course!
I bought some clear tall plastic pretzel bags and placed a handful of cereal in each one.

If you'd like a copy of my FREE handout, you can click HERE.


  1. Where did you buy the clear bags?

    1. Hey Cassie! I found them at JoAnns but I'm pretty sure Hobby Lobby and Michaels both carry them too in their Wilton baking section - with the pretzel molds! xoxo

  2. Thank you so much for making this available to others that are creatively challenged like myself!! Your efforts are so much appreciated and I know my young women will love it!

  3. What was the name of the video

    1. It's called "A Work in Progress" and here is the link:

  4. The True to the Faith link doesn't work, and I couldn't find those specific categories in the book.

    1. It is under "Welfare" on page 184-185. The title is becoming self-reliant. I had a hard time finding it too.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your cute idea!

  6. Thank you so much for this!!! What a wonderful resource you have created for us!

    1. You are VERY welcome! Happy to help....xoxo

  7. Thanks! you just made it possible for me to spend more time with my kiddos today!

  8. Thank you . You just made it possible for me to spend more time with my kiddos today!

  9. Thank you for sharing your talents. I love your ideas and am so grateful you are willing to share them. :)

  10. Thank you for sharing this lesson. It is an answer to a prayer

  11. THANK YOU so much! You help me out so much! Im very grateful you are willing and able to share!