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 
SELF-RELIANCE.

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 lds.org.

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.

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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.

15 comments:

  1. Where did you buy the clear bags?

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    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

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  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!

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  3. What was the name of the video

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    1. It's called "A Work in Progress" and here is the link:
      https://www.lds.org/youth/video/a-work-in-progress?lang=eng

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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