Thursday, May 21, 2015

Photo Scavenger Hunt - upgrade!


THIS WEEK WE HAD A COMBINED YM/YW ACTIVITY THAT I PLANNED BECAUSE WE ARE BETWEEN CLASS PRESIDENCIES RIGHT NOW. THIS IS AN EASY ONE TO THROW TOGETHER AT THE LAST-MINUTE BECAUSE THERE ISN'T MUCH PREP, ITS NO-COST, AND IF YOU HAVE THE FLU (LIKE I DO) YOU WON'T HAVE TO DO MUCH :)



WE DID A PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING SIMILAR IN THE PAST, BUT I UPGRADED US TO A LONGER & MORE DIFFICULT LIST, AND ALSO PROVIDED A LIST OF QUESTIONS THAT COULD BE ANSWERED FOR BONUS POINTS. THIS MADE THE ACTIVITY LAST ABOUT AN HOUR)

I ASSIGNED OUT THE TEAMS AFTER EVERYONE ARRIVED. I TRIED TO MAKE EACH TEAM HAVE NO MORE THAN 4 OR 5 PEOPLE (HARDER TO GET 10 PEOPLE IN A SELFIE). I ALSO MADE SURE EACH TEAM HAD AT LEAST ONE YW AND ONE YM (THIS IS HELPFUL FOR SOME OF THE BONUS QUESTIONS). FINALLY, I MADE SURE THAT EACH TEAM HAD A PHONE THAT THEY COULD USE TO TAKE PHOTOS. YOU ONLY NEED 1 PHONE PER TEAM.

THE ONLY PREP WORK YOU MIGHT NEED TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING ON THE LIST IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR CHURCH BUILDING. WE HAVE A FAKE PLANT WITH PINK ROSES IN OUR FOYER, BUT MOST BUILDINGS PROBABLY WON'T. AND SOME THINGS AREN'T TOTALLY PREDICTABLE (LIKE, OUR KIDS COULDN'T FIND A POLITICAL BUMPER STICKER, THOUGH THERE IS USUALLY SOMEONE WITH AT LEAST 1 OF THEM IN THE PARKING LOT).

HERE IS THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT (I GAVE EACH TEAM A COPY): 


PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

AS A TEAM, LOCATE AND PHOTOGRAPH AS MANY OF THESE ITEMS AS YOU CAN. ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE IN EVERY PHOTO. THE WINNING TEAM IS THE TEAM WHO GETS THE MOST OVERALL POINTS, NOT THE TEAM WHO FINISHES FIRST. 
YOU CAN TAKE PHOTOS IN ANY ORDER.
SORRY, BUT ANY PHOTOS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THE RULES WILL NOT COUNT!

RULES: 
#1- EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM MUST BE IN EVERY SINGLE PHOTO.

#2- EACH ITEM MUST HAVE ITS OWN PHOTO (IE, A PHOTO WITH A PINK ROSE & A LION DOESN’T COUNT 2X)

#3- PLEASE DON’T DISTURB ANY CLASS, MEETING, OR ACTIVITY- THIS INCLUDES KNOCKING ON THE BISHOP’S DOOR, WHICH IS A “NO-NO”!  :)

#4- USING PICTURES OR PAINTINGS OF THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY HANGING IN THE CHURCH FOR YOUR PHOTOS IS OK. USING PHOTOS FROM THE INTERNET OR SAVED TO YOUR PHONE DO NOT COUNT (IE, USING A PHOTO OF A MISSIONARY FROM FACEBOOK DOES NOT COUNT)

TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR ENTIRE TEAM WITH:

  • SOMETHING WITH WHEELS  
  • A HUMAN PYRAMID (AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE FROM YOUR TEAM IN THE PYRAMID)
  • PAINTING OF SOMEONE BEING BAPTIZED  
  • SOMETHING GLITTERY
  • THE DOORS THAT SEEM TO SAY TO ME, “SHHH….BE STILL”
  • A LION  
  • PAINTING OF BABY JESUS  
  • A PINK ROSE  
  • A FULL-TIME MISSIONARY
  • THE WARD LIBRARY DOOR
  • A NECKLACE (DOUBLE POINTS IF IT IS A YW MEDALLION NECKLACE)
  • THOMAS S. MONSON 
  • A MEMBER OF THE BISHOPRIC (THE BISHOP OR ONE OF HIS 2 COUNSELORS ONLY, CLERKS & SECRETARIES ARE NOT OFFICIAL BISHOPRIC MEMBERS) - (DON’T DISTURB BISHOP IF DOOR IS CLOSED)
  • A TEMPLE 
  • THE SIGN OUTSIDE WITH THE NAME OF THE CHURCH
  • A MEMBER OF OUR YOUNG MEN PRESIDENCY OR WARD SCOUT LEADER
  • FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY DOOR
  • A WEDDING RING
  • OUR WARD “DUTY TO GOD” PLAQUE
  • SOMEONE DOING A HEAD-STAND OR HAND-STAND
  • A POLITICAL BUMPER STICKER
  • OUR WARD'S YOUTH BULLETIN BOARD
  • THE MOTHERS LOUNGE DOOR
  • EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM DOING A HULA DANCE
  • SOMETHING WHITE
  •  A MEMBER OF OUR YOUNG-WOMEN PRESIDENCY
  • EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM ACTING LIKE A ROBOT IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT
  • YOUR TEAM MEMBERS SPELLING OUT Y M C A (WITH THEIR BODIES) IN AN EMPTY CLASSROOM

IN ADDITION TO THE PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT, THE TEAMS COULD ALSO OPT TO EARN BONUS POINTS BY ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS AS A TEAM (ON A SHEET THAT I HANDED THEM IF THEY WANTED IT):


BONUS POINT QUIZ - EACH QUESTION WORTH 1 BONUS POINT

NO PICTURES NEEDED - JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.  1 POINT PER QUESTION. ENTIRE TEAM MUST STAY TOGETHER WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS - NO SPLITTING UP 

BONUS QUESTIONS:

1. FIND A PERSON OVER AGE 20 WHO EARNED A “LETTER” IN HIGH SCHOOL, WRITE
DOWN THEIR NAME AND WHAT THEY EARNED THEIR LETTER(S) IN 
NAME:__________________  SPORT/ACTIVITY: ________________________


2. NAME THE 8 YW VALUES _________________________________________________________________________

3. WRITE DOWN 3 WAYS TO FIND OUT WHAT WE’RE DOING FOR MUTUAL EACH WEEK: 
__________________     ____________________    ____________________   
   

4. MIDDLE NAME OF THE BEST YOUNG WOMEN PRESIDENT IN THE WARD:__________


5. WRITE THE NAME OF EVERY PET CURRENTLY OWNED BY EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM: __________________________________________________________


6. COUNT ALL DOORS IN THE CHURCH BUILDING THAT LEAD OUTSIDE ______


7. WRITE THE SCOUT OATH ON THE BACK OF THIS PAPER —>


8. COUNT HOW MANY MISSIONARY PLAQUES ARE HANGING IN THE BUILDING _____


9. LIST AT LEAST 3 DUTIES OF THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD:
_____________________    _____________________    ____________________


10. NAME 1 SONG THAT WAS PLAYED AT THE LAST STAKE YOUTH DANCE: ________

Thursday, May 7, 2015

AMAZING (SERVICE) RACE MUTUAL ACTIVITY


"AMAZING (SERVICE) RACE" MUTUAL ACTIVITY
Super fun Mutual activity! We did this as an all-girls activity. I mixed up the teams so that there were multiple ages on each team. The girls had a great time! 



We did a series of 5 challenges. The rules were “no law-breaking" (no speeding, must wear seat belts, etc), "be courteous at any home you visit," and "no cheating or sabotaging other teams". The winning team would be the first team to have every team member cross the finish line (tape on the floor). Our mutual ends at 8:30, so I asked that even if they weren't done with all of the challenges, they return to the church no later than 8:20. Any team arriving at the finish line after 8:25 would be disqualified.

Each team had an adult leader/parent driver who took them from site to site in their vehicle handed out the next challenge envelopes as challenges were completed. After each challenge, they got a new challenge envelope with a new location & assignment. I used plain envelopes marked with the challenge numbers in their team color. Each team leader (adult) got a clipboard with the envelopes attached. Each team also had a laundry basket of supplies that they carried with them. We asked them to take group photos as each challenge was completed.

We had a ward boundary change last year, so since some of the services that we would be doing we would be to families in our ward area, I tried to include a good mix of people from throughout the ward (some people they might not know, some people they do know, people who serve in leadership positions, less-active or part-member families, etc). I asked around the ward for volunteers with weeds in their yards (not a problem finding those!) and asked specific families who I knew didn't have food allergy issues if they would let us bring them a meal for the meal-delivery challenge. 

BASKET SUPPLIES: 2 pairs of work gloves, 2 garden tools, a trash bag, a roll of scotch tape, a bucket 

CHALLENGE 1- “WEEDS”: went to a nearby home (pre-arranged) and pulled a bucket full of weeds. They had to share tools & gloves & use the bucket we provided. We had each team go to a different home so they couldn’t tell which team was “ahead”.

CHALLENGE 2- “CHANGE”: they got an index card (with 4 quarters taped to it) inside their envelope for the challenge (the cards said “please enjoy this random act of free $”). The assignment was to go to a nearby grocery store and tape the card (using the tape in the basket) to a vending machine.

CHALLENGE 3- “WRITE”: went back to the church and found a greeting card taped to the wall of the overflow room. Pens were provided on site, and each team member had to write or draw something on the card (we did ours for a YW who is out of town for a while, but could do a card for a missionary). Next team to arrive at this challenge site could not start until the previous team was finished.

CHALLENGE 4- “BITE”: went to church kitchen, found a bag in the fridge (marked with their team color). Followed the instructions to assemble a freezer meal using the provided gallon freezer zip-lock bag and ingredients (they did teriyaki chicken: frozen chicken breasts, a bottle of teriyaki sauce, 1/2 chopped onion, 1 bag frozen broccoli/cauliflower). Then they delivered their meal (and cooking instructions) to a (pre-arranged) family in the ward (again, we had each team go to a different home so that one family didn't get over-run by teriyaki chicken). 

CHALLENGE 5- “TRASHY”: go out in the church parking lot and have each team member pick up 2 pieces of trash and put them in the trash bag before racing to the final finish line (ours was at the family history center). I knew this would be a tough one, since there is never any trash in our parking lot, so in tiny letters at the bottom of the challenge, I wrote “If you have followed directions and read this entire challenge before starting to pick up trash, you can skip the trash pick-up and head straight to the finish line” - All of our teams started to head out to pick up the trash, but caught themselves in time! 


They were hamming it up a bit! In the corner you can see the coveted prize - a giant tub of cheese balls! 
I had actually planned on doing several more challenges, but I panicked and decided to cut some of them at the last minute because I was worried that the girls wouldn't be done in time. Boy, was I wrong. Our first team came back after only 25 minutes! The next teams were around 30 minutes and 35 minutes. I was shocked how quickly they finished.

So if you want your activity to run longer, you probably want to add a few more challenges. One of the challenges I "cut" was making little gift baskets - mustache themed "stash" of snacks for the bishop (my idea was that one team would make a drink basket (bottled water, juice), one would make a sweets basket (candy), and the other would make a savory snack basket (jerky, chips). And then they would deliver their baskets wearing mustaches, of course. I got the idea for this here and adapted it.  

You could also do "road blocks" and "detours" like on the Amazing Race tv show (also got cut at the last minute in our version!) but that would add some time to the activity as well.

BONUS: The girls didn't know this (because they were having too much fun) but in addition to doing service, they also learned some valuable skills (weed-pulling, meal preparation, etc). I hope that it also helped build unity in the ward because the YW got to meet new people in the ward and the ward members saw the YW out serving in the community. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LIP SYNC BATTLE (QUICK IDEA SERIES) 4 OF 4

LIP SYNC BATTLE

I got this idea from the SYNC IN - ONE DAY WEEKENDS website, and I even copied their idea for an advertisement - here is my version: 


  • Basically its like karaoke, but you don't actually sing - you lip-sync along with your chosen song. I pre-selected the songs (to ensure appropriateness) and brought about 20 songs and they took turns signing up for their picks. I did about 1/2 popular songs and 1/2 disney movie songs. They repeated some in the second round. Some girls did duets (even if the song wasn't a duet). 

    Here are the songs I used - they could sign up for 1 song per round, and we did 2 rounds:

    DISNEY/MUSICALS
    “LET IT GO” (FROZEN- DEMI LOVATO POP VERSION) _____________________
    “LOVE IS AN OPEN DOOR” DUET (FROZEN) _____________________
    “A WHOLE NEW WORLD” DUET (ALADDIN) _____________________
    “PART OF YOUR WORLD” (LITTLE MERMAID) _____________________
    “COLORS OF THE WIND” (POCHAHONTAS) ____________________
     “I’LL MAKE A MAN OUT OF YOU” (MULAN)_____________________
    “POPULAR” (WICKED THE MUSICAL) _____________________
    MODERN (2000’S TO PRESENT)
    “IF I DIE YOUNG” (THE BAND PERRY) _____________________
    “CALL ME MAYBE” (CARLY RAE JEPSON) _____________________
    “YOU BELONG WITH ME” (TAYLOR SWIFT) _____________________
    “BREAKAWAY” (KELLY CLARKSON) _____________________
    “SINCE U BEEN GONE” (KELLY CLARKSON) _____________________
    “SOMETHING ‘BOUT LOVE” (DAVID ARCHULETA) _____________________
    “ROAR” (KATY PERRY) ____________________
    “I WILL WAIT” - (MUMFORD & SONS) ____________________
    “GOOD TIME” DUET (OWL CITY)_____________________
    “HEY THERE DELILAH” (PLAIN WHITE T’S) _____________________
    “BRAVE” (SARA BAREILLES) _____________________


    The Disney movie songs actually turned out much better because they could sort of act along with them. If I ever do this again I would do more Disney and less pop. They really preferred the Disney songs (and most knew all the words).













MANNERS FOR LADIES (QUICK IDEA SERIES) 3 of 4

MANNERS FOR LADIES


By special request from a certain YM leader, we needed to address a sensitive issue - "Can you PLEASE teach the YW to sit correctly in a skirt?" This was a pretty big problem in our ward. But we didn't want to offend anyone or make them embarrassed, so we weren't sure how to broach the subject.

Since this was primarily a Beehive-age problem, we took it to the Mia Maids & Laurels to see if they had any ideas (and of course they did!)

They planned a Mutual Activity in which they (the older girls) would team up with a Beehive and coach them as a sort of mentor in a manners contest. 

We originally planned to call this "Princess Academy" but that weirded some of the girls out (we have a lot of sportsy girls who were worried that they would have to wear makeup or be too "girly") so we made sure they knew this was a manners thing and NOT a makeover thing. We changed the name to "Manners for Ladies".  I explained that manners are important for everyone, but there are certain things that apply to us as women that don't really apply to the guys (such as sitting properly in a skirt). I talked about how I often have to sit in meetings (like ward council) where I'm in a circle of chairs and I really need to watch how I sit because I don't want to make an awkward situation for anyone across from me.

We made it fun and everyone had a great time. We watched some clips from "Princess Diaries" just for fun (the makeover / manners scenes). We talked about different ways to sit in a skirt and how wearing a short skirt really limits how we can comfortably sit without showing more than we want to.

One of the Mia Maids (wearing pants) came up and demonstrated how NOT to sit in a skirt (she was wearing pants, but we asked everyone to imagine she was wearing a knee-length skirt). She should several variations and it was really funny.

After that, we teamed up all of the older girls with a Beehive or 2, and they went off to different parts of the church to "train" - they learned how to introduce yourself to someone, how to introduce other people to each other, how to shake hands, and (just for fun) how to walk with a book on their head. Then we had all the girls come back in and the adult leaders "tested" them (went around "meeting" them) and then they wanted to walk the "runway" with books on their heads. We declared everyone the "winner!" :)

GLOW IN THE DARK VOLLEYBALL (QUICK IDEA SERIES) 2 OF 4


GLOW IN THE DARK VOLLEYBALL

My husband (YM Presidency) actually put this activity together for a combined ym/yw activity. Its not an original idea, of course, but it was a big hit. (It was hard to get decent photos of this activity, so this picture is the advertisement I made, using a photo I found online!)


I went shopping for the stuff- I bought 80 glow in the dark bracelets (gave 1 to each youth to wear, then used the rest to line the top of the volleyball net). We also got 2 packs of larger-sized glow sticks to use to make the ball glow (you need quite a bit for 1 ball - the more blowy liquid, the better the glow in the ball). 

We didn't use a real volleyball - I bought a large bouncy ball (the kind they have at the end of one of the toy aisles in a big bin @$4 at Walmart) - I tried to pick the color that was the most transparent (orange I think). This is because you are going to inject the ball with glowy stuff to make it glow in the dark. 

Then I bought a syringe (I had to go to a seed & feed / farm supply store for this, apparently they don't just sell needles OTC at walmart! I felt like everyone was looking at me like a druggie because I kept asking for needles! At the farm supply store, I told them what I needed and what it was for and they helped me find what I needed (behind the counter) - a LARGE syringe with small needle that would fit into the hole of the ball. The associate at the store told me that a large sized syringe would be best because I could put more glowy stuff in at once instead of having to refill a ton of times. It worked great, only cost a few dollars.

You have to cut open the glow sticks to get the glowy stuff out, but you MUST be very careful (I would not recommend letting the youth do this part) because the glowy ingredients are encased in vials of GLASS inside the plastic bracelet/necklace. When you bend a glow in the dark bracelet/necklace to make it low, you are actually breaking the glass inside, which exposes the chemicals to the air and causes them to start glowing. So if you cut off one end of a bracelet, the liquid will not pour out until the glass is broken. Once the glass is broken, you are dealing with tiny shards of glass. You don't want to touch it or suck it up into the needle when you are trying to pull the liquid into the syringe. BE CAREFUL! Once you have liberated a good amount of the liquid into a bowl or cup (I used disposable), you can use your syringe to collect the liquid and insert it into the hole of the ball (use the same hole that you would use for pumping up the ball - do not insert the needle into the wall of the ball because it will leak out)

Be sure to practice ahead of time with a small amount of glowy stuff to make sure you know how to do it and that the needle size will work, but save most of the glowy stuff (technical term!) to inject right before the activity so that the glow doesn't wear out (its supposed to glow for hours, but you never know how long). 



CAR MAINTENANCE (QUICK IDEAS SERIES) 1 OF 4

I'm a bit behind on my posting - here is a QUICK review of some of the activities we've done lately:

CAR MAINTENANCE (for Mia Maids & Laurels)

Our 2nd Counselor's husband came as our special guest and taught the girls how to change oil, change a tire, etc. More importantly (in my opinion) he talked to them about WHY we change the oil, problems that might come up, etc. Really practical things that these girls (many of our girls are in drivers ed right now or have recently started driving) can really use. He let them get hands-on, so even though it was windy & FREEZING outside, they had a great time.

My daughter said this was the most educational & worthwhile activity she's ever been to!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Beginnings 2015- Embark Airlines



Our New Beginnings theme was "Embark Airlines" - this idea of a pretend flight has been used in a variety of ways in different organizations over the years, and others have done this same thing this year to go along with our youth theme, so I am borrowing heavily from many sources that I can't pinpoint. Basically, we put on a fake airplane flight in our chapel overflow room. All current YW participated and all 11 year old girls who turn 12 this year and their parents were invited to attend. Everyone was excited to do something out of the ordinary for New Beginnings this year!

We sent personalized airline ticket invitations to each incoming beehive. I also posted this advertisement on Facebook.


The YW were very involved in the planning. All class presidency members became flight-attendants. They planned all of this themselves (how they would look like flight attendants, who had which assignments, etc). Our girls decided to wear scarves, make name tags, and wear black skirts or pants so that they all looked uniform. One girl took "tickets" at the door and passed out programs. Another girl passed out YW theme cards, FTSOY books, and barf-bags that we had made (brown paper sacks that said "barf bag" - just for fun, but they could also use them to carry home their handouts). Another girl demonstrated the emergency procedures. The others passed out the refreshments (peanuts & water that we had decorated and assembled during the previous Mutual).

Here are some of our flight attendants and a close-up of the name tags. Sorry, I don't have any of these saved to share with you, but I made everything on picmonkey site, like I always do and its very easy to create your own printables and/or postables.



Chairs were arranged in the overflow like an airplane would be, with a row down the middle. My Counselor and I sat up in the front (facing the group) and acted as pilot & co-pilot. I used a microphone to sound more "legit" as I conducted from the "cockpit". See my script at the bottom of this post.

Although all of the other young women were passengers, we assigned all of them at least one job as well. Here is the program we used (most of the blanks were filled by non-class-presidency-member yw because the flight attendants were busy with their duties):


_______________  Ward 
New Beginnings 2015

Pilot: ___________________ (Young Women President)
Co-Pilot: _______________ (2nd Counselor in the Young Women Presidency)
Flight Attendants (Class Presidency members):  ______________ _____________ _______________

Welcome Aboard!

In-Flight Opening Song: “Put your Shoulder to the Wheel” 
In-Flight Chorister: _________________
Opening Prayer: ______________

Emergency Procedures & YW Theme (Flight Attendants)

Introduction of First Time Flyers (the 11 year old girls): ___________________

Introduction of Frequent Flyers (the young women): _____________________

(Light Snack will be served, please remain seated)

In-Flight Entertainment: 
______________   _________________   ____________________  ____________________

Introduction to the 2015 youth theme: Beehive Class 

In-Flight Movie: “O Ye that Embark” 

Statement from the Air-Marshal __________  (Bishopric member over youth)

Closing Remarks from the Pilot _____________________  (YW President)

Closing Prayer: _______________________

Thank you for flying Embark Airlines! We hope you will enjoy embarking in the service of God and serving him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength! 




  • For the In-Flight Entertainment, we had asked some of the current YW to come forward and share their favorite Mutual activity, Sunday lesson, or just their favorite thing about YW in general.
  • For the Introduction to the 2015 youth theme, I printed portions of the youth theme scripture (Doctrine & Covenants 4:2) on different pieces of paper. The Beehive Class came up and were handed the stack of papers and times to see how fast they could work as a group to put the papers in the right order (16 seconds!). When they were done, we all read the scripture together out loud.
  • The In-Flight Movie "O Ye that Embark" is available on lds.org in the youth section here. It is the 2015 youth theme song video. Its only about 4 minutes long, but its really powerful. 
  • Also, NOT LISTED IN THE PROGRAM that we handed out, we had a surprise (planned) late-arrival of a YW with large amounts of luggage who (comically) kept trying to stow her bags in the (non-existent)overheard compartments or shove them under peoples seats. This was just for fun and was a big hit. 

See the script below for full details of the program.....





FLIGHT SCRIPT (# indicates a pause because of a presentation, or just a pause for effect):

Good evening passengers. This is your captain speaking. On behalf of myself and my co-pilot ___________________, I’d like to welcome everyone to Embark Airlines, where we will be traveling nonstop to New Beginnings, departing in just a few minutes… 

#

ladies and gentlemen, it seems that we have a late arrival - a passenger from a connecting flight is running down the fairway, so we’re going to stop for her - and that will mean a short delay in our departure, but we will be getting underway in just a few minutes… 

# (pause while late-passenger enters & performs)

If the flight attendants could please prepare the cabin for departure, we have one brief announcement. if you look to the right of the plane, you’ll see that ______________________(insert any YW announcements here) ______________________


Before we take off, we will begin with an in-flight opening song “Put your Shoulder to the Wheel”. __________________ will be our chorister, followed by a prayer given by _______________. After the song and prayer, please relax and enjoy the rest of the flight. 

#

Ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the flight crew I ask that you please direct your attention to the the flight attendants as we review the emergency procedures. Should the cabin experience sudden pressure loss, stay calm and listen for instructions from the cabin crew. Oxygen masks will drop down from above your seat. Place the mask over your mouth and nose, like this. Pull the strap to tighten it. If you are traveling with small children, make sure that your own mask is on first before helping your children. In the unlikely event of an emergency landing and evacuation, leave your carry-on items behind. We ask that you make sure that all carry-on luggage is stowed away safely during the flight. Most importantly, Please remember to keep your heart, might, mind and strength in the upright and locked position.

If you are a first-time flier, please refer to your pink YW theme handout. At this time, I am turning off the fasten seat belts sign so that everyone may stand and join us in reciting the YW Theme. Flight attendants, please lead the passengers in reciting the YW theme.

#

The captain is turning on the fasten seatbelts sign, Please return to your seats.

#

At this time, we invite  ___________________ to come to the front of the aircraft to introduce our first-time fliers. 


#

Next, we invite _____________________________ to come to the front of the aircraft to introduce our frequent fliers.

#

Ladies and gentlemen, we ask that you remain seated as our flight attendants will be coming through the cabin with a light snack.

#

At this time, we invite ______________   ________________   _____________  ________________   _______________  to come to the front of the aircraft to tell us their favorite thing about being in YW

#

At this time, we invite the current Beehive Class members to present the 2015 youth theme.

#

For tonight’s in-flight movie, we will be showing the short film “O ye that embark”. We hope that you enjoy it.

#

Ladies and gentlemen, please direct your attention to the front of the aircraft for an official statement from the Air-Marshal

#

As we begin our descent back to the _____________________________ Ward Airport,  we’d like to thank you for being part of our New Beginnings Event tonight. We hope that you will enjoy being a part of the Young Womens Organization and all that it has to offer. Not only do we have fun, but we also learn important skills, give meaningful service, and grow our personal testimonies. We hope that you will join us again as soon, as soon as you turn 12.

On behalf of the flight crew, we would know like to wish you a closing prayer by ________________________