If you’re looking for some March Activity Days ideas, I have some super fun ideas for you! It can be tricky to find an activity that the whole group of girls will love, but any of these ideas will be a crowd-pleaser… I know my two girls in Activity Days would love them! I also included an idea for a spiritual message for each one.
What is Activity Days? In the Mormon church, we have a program for the girls, ages 8 to 11, called Activity Days. They meet on a weekday, after school, with their leaders, and do a fun activity that is often educational, service oriented, and/or spiritual. Sometimes it’s none of those things, and just plain old FUN with friends. Something I really love about the LDS (Mormon) church is that anyone is TOTALLY welcome to come to the services or activities. You don’t have to be a member of the church. So, if your daughter wants to join the other Activity Days girls, they would love to have her. It’s a great way for the girls to become better friends and connect with others in the neighborhood. Just contact pretty much any member of the church, and they can steer you in the right direction, as to who to talk to, and what day/time Activity Days is happening. Oh, and there’s plenty going on for the boys and teenagers too, as well as women and men. We love new friends!
Alright, here we go…
15 March Activity Days Ideas
ACTIVITY: Tis the season for rainbows and shamrocks. How fun are these Rainbow Paper Shamrocks from Twitchett’s??
FAITH IN GOD: Read D&C 88:118. Discuss what it means to “seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” Improve your personal study habits by doing such things as learning how to choose and read good books or being prepared for school each day.
ACTIVITY: This is a perfect March Activity Day idea, with Dr. Seuss Day so close! Some of the very first books we read were by Dr. Seuss. Create these fun Dr. Seuss Pencils for school, from The Country Chic Cottage.
ACTIVITY: All I know is that my girls are literally OBSESSED with making slime right now. This Rainbow Treasure Slime from Growing a Jeweled Rose would be right up their alley and a fun way to tie in St. Patrick’s Day.
FAITH IN GOD: Make an item from wood, metal, fabric, or other material, or draw, paint, or sculpt a piece of art. Display your finished work for others to see.
ACTIVITY: This is a fun craft that’s a little different than the ordinary! Finger Knitting from Little Bird SOS
FAITH IN GOD: Learn to sing, play, or lead a song from the Children’s Songbook. Teach or share the song in a family home evening or at Primary. Discuss how developing talents helps prepare us for service to Heavenly Father and others.
ACTIVITY: Teach the girls the Primary song, My Heavenly Father Loves Me, and how to lead it. Encourage them to sing it and lead it with their family or in primary. Talk about the beautiful creations that God made and do this fun Rainbow Paper Plate Weaving project from Pink Stripey Socks.
FAITH IN GOD: Make a list of the qualities you like in a person. Choose one quality to develop in yourself. Discuss how showing respect and kindness strengthens you, your family, and others.
ACTIVITY: Have the girls create pillow cases for each other, by having everyone write something nice about the other person on their pillow case. See these Personalized Pillow Cases from Chica Circle
ACTIVITY: With Spring right around the corner, these Rainbow Wind Socks from The Mad House would not only be fun to make, but fun to display, as well!
ACTIVITY: I love activities where the girls get to interact. Games are great for that! Check out the March Themed Games from Creating Readers and Writers.
FAITH IN GOD: Read the twelfth article of faith. Discuss what it means to be a good citizen and how your actions can affect others.
ACTIVITY: Paint and decorate rocks with words that can remind them of how to be a good citizen and a great example of Christ. Word Rocks from Dabbles & Babbles.
ACTIVITY: For pure fun and a tasty treat… I love these Easy Jelly Bean Bracelets from Artzy Creations!
FAITH IN GOD: FAITH IN GOD: Learn to sing, play, or lead a song from the Children’s Songbook. Teach or share the song in a family home evening or at Primary. Discuss how developing talents helps prepare us for service to Heavenly Father and others.
ACTIVITY: Teach the girls to lead music, using a pretzel rod as their conductor baton, then let them dip and decorate some fresh ones afterwards! I love these Rainbow Pretzel Wands from Mom on Timeout.
FAITH IN GOD: Write a poem, story, or short play that teaches a principle of the gospel or is about Heavenly Father’s creations.
ACTIVITY: Let the girls decorate an organizer with washi tape, to store supplies in for writing. Have them write their short story or poem, and share it when they come the next time. Washi Tape Organizer by One Good Thing.
ACTIVITY: This is a simple art project that will really impress the girls. Have them bring their own box of crayons! Melted Crayon Art from Mr. Kate.
FAITH IN GOD: Read a recent conference address given by the prophet. Decide what you can do to follow the prophet, and do it.
ACTIVITY: Talk about the importance of following the leader and the kinds of leaders to follow, such as the Prophet. Have them practice following your lead as you show them how to create this Rainbow Perler Bead Keychain from My Frugal Adventures.
ACTIVITY: My girls would love to know how to make their own puff paint! I found this Homemade Puffy Paint by One Little Project.
I hope you found lots of great March Activity Days ideas here!!
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