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Attention Activity

Invite the class to taste a store bought cookie like Chips Ahoy.? Then, pass out homemade chocolate chip cookies for everyone to taste.? Now, ask the girls to compare the two.? Which one tasted more fresh?? Which one was healthier?? Was there a difference in price?? Assuming the homemade cookie tasted better, ask which cookie took more effort?? Did the work of baking your own cookie pay off?? What was the reward?

We are commanded to work and take care of our families.? That?s what Heavenly Father does today!? Work gives us purpose and helps us provide for our wants and needs.?? Doing our best in work is a matter of integrity, instilling an attitude of honor in all that we do.? As mothers, we need to teach our children to work and not rely on others for everything.? In order to learn to accept responsibility, children need to see us work, work beside us, and learn to work alone.? ?Idleness is contrary to the gospel.

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Title Poster

You can use these posters to display in your classroom to introduce the theme of the lesson for that week.

I used an image of the building blocks to go along with Debra’s Idea toward the bottom of the lesson.

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Quote Poster

You can use these posters to display in your classroom to introduce the theme of the lesson for that week.

I used an image of the building blocks to go along with Debra’s Idea toward the bottom of the lesson.

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Handout

There are 6 to a page. These little handouts can be used in numerous ways. ?They are the perfect size for the girls to use on their bulletin boards at home, taped in their locker at school, they can be collected throughout the year and made into a little book by punching holes in the corners and using a key ring to attach them each week. ?If your YW use class journals or smash books, these ?are the perfect size to tape into their individual books.

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Summary Cards

There are 2 to a page. ?The second bullet point under “Learn Together” in the lesson suggests doing a scripture match activity. ?Hand a summary sheet?along with a scripture card to each girl (or have them work in pairs). ?Have her write a summary of what she thinks the scripture is saying. ?Collect all the scripture cards. ?Have the girls hang their summaries on the board and then pass out the scripture cards randomly. ?Have each girl try to match her scripture to the summary on the board.

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Scripture Cards

Here are cards with all the scriptures from the lesson on them. ?Use with the Summary activity above.

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Worksheet

Print these tools on colored card stock, cut out and place in a TOOL CAN.? Have a copy of?For the Strength of Youth?for each girl.? Allow the girls to choose a tool out of the can and go to the ?Work and Self-Reliance? section in?For the Strength of Youth?pamphlet and find the paragraph that starts with the phrase on their tool. Have the girls read the statement silently and then pass their tool to the next person.

Have the young women continue until everyone has read each of the statements. Place all of the tools on the board (have enough magnets ready, or thumbtacks as needed), and invite each young woman to select one that is especially meaningful to her and share with the group why.

You can use Board Strip 1 and 2 to start a discussion about these ideas.

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Board Strips

There are five board strips with questions from the lesson. ?The first two go with the tool activity above. ?The third-fifth strips go with the fourth bullet point in the Learn Together section. ?Place these questions on the board and pass out sections from one of the talks listed in the lesson for them to take notes and keep in mind the questions on the board as they discuss with a partner what they learned from their section.

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Additional Ideas


Bring some kind of building blocks to class – Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.? Have the girls gather round the table and pour out the blocks.? Invite the girls to help you build a house out of the blocks.? For every block they pick up, have them give an example of work they do already in their lives, and as they add it to the structure, have them say what the benefit of that task is in their life.? When you have a structure built, show them a picture of a much more elaborate structure built out of these kind of blocks.? Ask them how building smaller structures first could help them build a bigger more elaborate structure later?

The work we do as children helps us do more involved work as teenagers, and then as young adults and as parents and someday, to become like our Heavenly parents.? Being willing to do the work now will help us when we are faced with big jobs in the future.? We will have confidence and experience and hope to be able to accomplish our goals.