“Fun Activity Ideas for Any Occasion,” New Era, May 2014, 34–35
You’re sitting in a presidency meeting with two items left on the agenda: (1) ideas for the next few Mutual activities and (2) ways to reach out to Taylor, who hasn’t been to church in months. Now look at the two items again; perhaps the solution to each one is tied to the other—the Mutual activities may be exactly what you need to help Taylor and others feel welcome.
Now you just need some activity ideas that will interest Taylor. And the perfect choice may be waiting for you at lds.org/youth/activities. With over 165 activity ideas (and more being added regularly), the site can help you find something for any need. Just check out these cool features.
Quickly browse through activities in the following main categories to find one that fits your needs:
Temple and family history
Communication and relationships
Sports, camping, and outdoors
Arts, music, and dance
Stake and multistake activities
With such a wide range of activities, you’ll find something that works for many settings:
Family home evening
Personal Progress, Duty to God, or Come, Follow Me support
Group date ideas
Wondering what activities you could do with photos, scavenger hunts, or drama? Or maybe you know you want something on mission prep or Personal Progress. Just use the “Search” feature to type in keywords to help you find activities that fit.
Not only do you get the activity ideas themselves, but you can read reviews from others and see how they’ve adapted the activities to their needs. (See how one family created an adaptation for “human foosball” at lds.org/go/foosballNE5.) You can post your own reviews or creative twists too.
If you’ve participated in a great activity that isn’t featured on the site, submit your idea and it may get published! Just click on “Submit Idea” near the top-right corner of the page.
Once you’ve planned an activity, it’s easy to spread the word to members of your ward or Young Men/Young Women group through the email or ward calendar options.
Get great ideas to know how to use your activities more effectively with the “Plan with a Purpose” walk-through feature.