Spring brings excitement and I’m SO excited to share 16 Awesome LDS April Activity Days Ideas with you all!
Activity Days is a program ran by the Mormon/LDS church for girls ages 8 to 11. They’re still in Primary (the younger set of kids at church), but they’re growing out of that “baby stage” and need activities that help them figure out who they want to be, and what they like to do. The Activity Days girls meet on weekdays, typically every other week, with their leaders to do a fun activity that is often educational, service oriented, and/or spiritual. One of the best things is that any girl in the area is welcome to join activity days at a local LDS meetinghouse; you don’t even have to be a member of the Mormon/LDS church. It’s such a great way to connect with other girls nearby.
Okay, here’s the long-awaited list!
16 Awesome Activity Days Ideas for April!
We get to celebrate Easter all month, right? I just can’t let go of this special holiday yet. And what better way to celebrate than making something sweet like some white chocolate bunny fudge? This recipe is one of my favorite on the blog. Activity days ideas that involve making and eating food are THE BEST 😉
Crafting is always a favorite. And these colorful Spring blocks are adorable and simple. They’re sure to be a hit! The girls will love making something special they can use to decorate their own rooms, or even to put up somewhere in their house and feel proud of it.
I love turning FHE (Family Home Evening) lessons into an activity. This fun lesson about Nephi has a little craft to go along with it too.
Before this next activity, have the girls scour the garage for supplies to make this Nuts and Colored Bolts Necklace from Infarrantly Creative. I think it’s a really fun twist on jewelry-making that can be inclusive for girls who are more tomboy-ish or less inclined to wear jewelry.
Take advantage of warmer weather and get creative outside! We have Sidewalk Chalk Activities on ‘Or so she says…’ to spark some art or thinking skills. You can also make your own chalk with the girls as a science experiment.
Promoting reverence isn’t always easy, but we have a post for just this! Our Pretzels & Prayer Activity from ‘Or so she says…’ will help guide restless kids into reverence.I’m really digging activity days ideas that get the kids outside! We’ve been cooped up far too long this winter. Get the girls looking for colors in nature with this Color Scavenger Hunt for Kids from I Heart Crafty Things
Still have leftover hard-boiled eggs? Then get the girls making Marci’s Famous Classic Deviled Eggs from My Heavenly Recipes
These girls are getting to that exciting time where they can start babysitting to earn money! Help them be better prepared by making adorable babysitter bags with fun printables. Babysitting Kit Printables from Simple As That
Teach the girls the importance of self-care by helping them make Citrus Fizz Bath Bombs from Happiness is Homemade. I always love a craft that isn’t just a craft for the sake of being busy; this hands-on project has a great end result the girls can take home and use, and give as gifts.
This idea includes making DIY Lip Gloss to go along with their lesson on gossip. The lip gloss is a reminder so that they could always have sweet lips that remember to only speak kind words.
We’ve had a LOT of rain so far this spring, so why not embrace it? If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, right?! Try this Rainstick Craft For Kids from Buggy and Buddy. They’re a great sensory tool, and the making of it is a lot of fun, as well.
Service activities always guarantee a happy feeling in the end. Make these blessing bags together to give to those less fortunate.
April Blessing Bags (icanteachmychild.com)Sometimes the simple crafts turn out to be the most fun! These raindrop sun catchers are definitely simple and will be enjoyed for days.
This activity will teach your girls how to care for a plant. You can teach about conservation, recycling, upcycling, and the importance of caring for the Earth. My 7yo made a diorama of the rain forest this year, and it was one of her very favorite projects at school. Terranium DIY from Crafting a Green World.
And here’s an activity days idea that could be really fun for outdoorsy, adventurous, inquisitive girls: FORAGING!
Take the girls on a hike and teach them about edible plants in your area. Foraging for plants that are safe to eat is a valuable skill, and being in nature is such a bonus for these kids who spend all day in school. Get them outside and enjoying fresh air and sunshine, and hopefully a safe snack!