I feel like all good projects should start with a trip to Target…if only I had an endless supply of money. I found these darling Smashbook rip pads of cute paper. They’re pretty much perfect for what I wanted to get done. The cherry on top is that school supplies are on sale-so the fine tip markers were actually affordable!! Yay!
To make the process easier I ripped apart all of the paper and turned up the sides that applied best to the project. They conveniently have pages with lines for lists, notes and quotes of encouragement. So perfect.
I then went and found applicable print-outs needed for the remaining goals. Links are included.
The girls all brought their scriptures (or phone), journal and personal progress book (*ideally, we did pretty good but still had to share some scriptures)
|Check out that cursive…it’s been awhile.|
We read as many of the scriptures included in each goal as possible. Some were LONG so I brought highlighters for them to highlight what they needed to do on their own at home. We also highlighted anything else that needed to be finished up at home (some of these are 2 week goals).
Increase your understanding of the plan of salvation. Resources for study include 1 Corinthians 15:22; Revelation 12:7–9; 2 Nephi 9:1–28; 11:4–7;Doctrine and Covenants 76:50–113; 93:33–34; Moses 4:1–4; and Abraham 3:24–27. Draw or obtain a picture that depicts the plan of salvation, including the premortal existence, birth, mortal life, death, judgment, and life after judgment. Using this picture, explain the plan of salvation to your class, your family, or a friend. Discuss how knowledge of the plan affects your actions, helps you understand your identity, and has strengthened your faith.
We read all of the shorter scriptures together, and then reviewed. This is my favorite “Plan of Salvation.” I’ve used it repeatedly for different sunday school classes and I just love it!! All they need to do at home is read the other 2 scriptures and explain to another person.
DIVINE NATURE #6
Develop your divine qualities. Read Matthew 5:9; John 15:12; Galatians 5:22–23;Colossians 3:12–17; 1 John 4:21; and Moroni 7:44–48. Memorize your favorite verse from one of these passages. Identify the divine qualities mentioned in all these scriptures and list them in your journal. Select one quality, and for two weeks strive to make it a part of your daily life. Record your progress and experiences in your journal.
For this we read the scriptures, wrote down on a notecard our favorite verse to memorize and then selected one quality to work on for 2 weeks and wrote that single quality down on another notecard. Those that had their journals were able to list all of the divine qualities mentioned.
MORE: PERSONAL PROGRESS ONLINE
INDIVIDUAL WORTH #4
You are preparing now to fulfill a unique mission on the earth. Read Doctrine and Covenants 88:119. In your journal make a list of your hopes and dreams for your future home, family, and education and some important things you would like to accomplish in your life, including becoming a wife and mother. Then write a plan that will help you achieve your goals. Share this plan with a family member, leader, or friend.
We read the scripture and on a list card, listed our hopes and dreams. In their journal they were able to put together a plan about how they want to accomplish these goals.
Memorize Article of Faith number thirteen and recite it to a parent, a leader, or another adult. Then visit a museum or exhibit or attend a performance that involves dance, music, speech, or drama. Using this article of faith as a guide, evaluate what you saw and heard. In your journal write your thoughts about how you can use this article of faith as a guide for all you do so the Holy Ghost will be your constant companion. Share those thoughts with a parent or leader.
Check out this! I loved what a fun layout they did with Article of Faith #13. Every one of my girls had this already memorized AND most had recently been to an applicable show or museum and were able to record this in their journal.
CHOICE & ACCOUNTABLILTY #6
Study the Young Women theme and what it teaches you about who you are, what you are to do, and why you are to do it. List in your journal what you will do each day with regard to modesty, dating, and the media to be morally clean and worthy to enter the temple. Record in your journal how these choices will help you remain free and happy.
I used this darling YW theme for this one. We read it together and listed in our journals (or on a card if they wanted) what you will do each day with regard to modesty, dating, and the media to be morally clean and worthy to enter the temple
GOOD WORKS #3
Read Mosiah 18:7–10, and in your journal list three ways you can comfort others or help them bear their burdens. Do the things on your list, and tell a family member or leader about the experience and how your attitude and understanding have changed.
We read this scripture together and on a “list card” listed the 3 ways the scripture teaches us to comfort others.
INTEGRITY # 5
Learn about standing as a witness. Read Mosiah 18:9. Then record in your journal how you can personally “stand as [a witness] of God at all times and in all things, and in all places.” Choose a personal behavior that you need to improve so you can be a better example. Develop integrity in your life as you practice your new behavior for three weeks. Record your progress in your journal.
So this one was super easy because it tied into our goal for Divine Nature perfectly! I told them they were absolutely allowed to work on the same personal behavior for both goals or they were welcome to have 2 separate cards. For those that had their journals we took a minute to record how to stand as a witness so that they could later compare by keeping track of their progress.
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Prepare to be worthy to enter the temple and to participate in temple ordinances. Read Alma chapter 5. Make a list of the questions Alma asks. Answer the questions for yourself, and make a list of the things you can and will do to prepare yourself to be pure and worthy to enter the temple and receive all the blessings our Heavenly Father has promised His beloved daughters.
This one is HUGE. I encouraged them to write down all of the questions in their journal and then gave them each a larger card to write down their answers and add to their wall. Because of the length and depth of the goal this was the biggest one that they took home as homework BUT the goal is set and I was able to show them an example of how to get it done.
I threw in this little print to round things out…and I just love it. It’s been an awesome theme for this year!