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QUESTION - How do you plan on introducing the 2013 Mutual Theme ("Stand in Holy Places")?  To answer this question, please leave a comment using the form below.  THANKS!

- Karen Sunday has shared an activity idea that corresponds with the mutual theme, "Stand in Holy Places".  The plan is to use this activity to introduce the Mutual Theme for next year at their Youth Planning meeting this month.  (ga11202012)

OBJECT of the game: To get from Heaven to earth and back to Heaven without getting caught (tagged) by the adversary.  All youth line up on the Heaven line.  Leaders are anywhere in the playing field, but cannot step into the “holy places.”  On the word “GO” all youth try to run to the opposite end of the gym, which is marked “Earth” without getting tagged by a leader.  Youth may step into a “holy place” where they are safe, but only 3 youth at a time may occupy one “holy place.”  Pushing a person out of a “holy place” is not allowed.  If they are tagged they must go back to Heaven and start over, OR if they are tagged, they are out.  The game can be played either way. (See the set up below - the squares represent a "holy place".)

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Comments (17)
  • Mary Snow  - Standing in Holy places fireside

    My Laurels are planning the youth fireside for January. We are going to play a game where the youth have to guess the names of places that have been made holy by what happened there or by who stood there from church history and the scriptures. It will be played like hangman only without hanging the stick figure. After they have guessed the place they have to find the place in the scriptures or most recent conference report and tell what happened there to make it a holy place. We are going to serve donuts and doughnut holes for refreshments.

  • Annette  - Standing in Holy Places list

    Hi Mary - loved your idea on standing in holy places. Can you post a list of the "places" your Laurels came up with?

  • donetta rushton  - Donetta-introducing the 2013 YW/YM theme

    Have the YW try on Wedding dresses and take their pictures. Have a speaker to talk on modesty then give them a temple block with their favorite temple. Some kind of yummy white dessert.

  • Ashley Lewis  - Amazing Race Mutual Activity

    Like the popular TV show "The Amazing Race", the youth will be divided into teams and race to different destinations and the final destination will be the local temple. Reserve the Christus for a special devotional from your Bishop regarding the new mutual theme "Stand Ye In Holy Places". The different destinations that they race to, before the final destination, could be other "Holy Places" such as a home, church, seminary building, etc....
    You can use this a resource: http://apples4bookworms.blogspot.com/2012/10/ amazing-race-combined-mutual-activity.html

  • Heather  - Revision to Heaven/Earth game

    Karen Sunday....thank you for the wonderful idea for the activity in the gym. This helped us to plan a great activity for January. My leader and I made a slight revision to the game. We didn't know if the "tag" idea would last very long for our activity. So we came up with the idea to actually do something at each of the stations listed above, instead of playing tag. Instead we will have the leaders helping at each station. The young women will need to complete a task at each station to make it to Earth. Example: The church station they will learn church etiquette and how to behave at church, the armor of God station they will dress in the armor of God and explain what each part means and FHE station they will cut, color, etc a FHE packet to take home to teach their families. We are excited to prepare a rotation for each holy place. Thanks for your idea!!

  • Lucinda

    Hi Heather - I love your revised idea on setting up activities for each station. can you please share what you have planned for the other stations as well? I'm trying to think of ideas but I'm stumped. Thanks so much!

  • Heather  - Station ideas

    Lucinda, I am happy to share with you what we have planned.

    Church - talk about church etiquette, proper Sunday attire
    Prayer - How to pray
    Tithing - determine what 10% of different amounts are. Almost like a math paper :)
    Temple - the importance of temple marriage with a handout included
    Seminary - scripture chase
    Home - how you personally can make your home a holy place
    Mutual - thank you cards to leaders for all they do for mutual activities
    Wear the armor of God - what each piece of armor means. Maybe even have a race on who can put the armor on the fastest
    Scriptures - fill in the blanks
    Mission - race on who can dress up as a missionary the fastest and teach them different gospel words in Spanish
    FHE - color, cut, etc a FHE packet and hopefully they will go home to teach that lesson.
    I hope this helps!!

  • Lucinda

    Thank you soooo much Heather!

  • Jennifer Russell  - FHE Packet

    Do you have a link to a FHE packet or more info on the FHE packet you will have them assemble?

    Thanks,
    Jennifer

  • ronel  - re: Standing in Holy places fireside
    Mary Snow wrote:
    My Laurels are planning the youth fireside for January. We are going to play a game where the youth have to guess the names of places that have been made holy by what happened there or by who stood there from church history and the scriptures. It will be played like hangman only without hanging the stick figure. After they have guessed the place they have to find the place in the scriptures or most recent conference report and tell what happened there to make it a holy place. We are going to serve donuts and doughnut holes for refreshments.
  • Keri  - List of Holy Places

    Do you have a list of the holy places you are planning to have the youth guess the names of? We're looking at playing a life-size game of Battleship and could use some trivia like that.

  • Courtney Aitken  - Temple Pictures

    We really wanted to do something for the girls to help them remember the new theme and give them something they would cherish. We would get each girl a picture of the temple.To make it more personal, we got a list of each girls favorite temple.We found beautiful pictures of their favorite temples and printed the 2013 mutual theme on them.I found some pretty cheap white frames at ikea and topped them off with a little note and bow.The girls really loved the gifts and had fun sharing their pictures of their favorite temples with each other.
    It was a great way to introduce the new theme and celebrate the Christmas holiday. You can see pictures here http://courtneyaitken.blogspot.com/2013/01/young- women-christmas-we-really-wanted.html

  • Dani

    I am a behive teacher, and I am so super excited to introduce the topic for the month as "Heavenly Father loves you" not only because of what we have taught in the primary or they "hear and repeat" but for them to know for themselves what they already know and feel. Help them hopefully remember it and hopefully know better about how we just want to help them go through life experiences with the less pain as possible :)
    They mentioned that they really want to keep in mind the personal progress for every week, so every week we are going to try to do and work hard on each value.

  • Debbie Farrow  - Standing in Holy Places

    As a quick introduction on the upcoming first Sunday....I decided to take an inexpensive blanket and cut holes into. Before introducing the theme...I will throw it down on the floor and put two of my feet in the holes. I will then proceed to ask, What am I doing? If they don't answer, I will tell them I am standing in Holy Places? I figure they will remember the theme all year:) Then I will serious and introduce the theme.

  • Karen  - Stand Ye In Holy Places Board Game

    We created a Stand Ye In Holy Places board game similar to a Candy Land Board. There are "black holes" and "spiritual help" spaces along the road to the temple. Question cards were created that pertained to Standing in Holy Places. The youth in the room were divided into teams. Each team took a turn selecting a card and answering questions. If they answered the question (even if it wasn't totally correct), they were able to roll the dice and move forward. If they did not answer the question, they were not able to move forward. When a team marker falls on a black hole, they miss a turn. If they land on a white (spiritual help) space, they earn a "get out of the black hole free card"...the white cards are identified with items such as counseling with your bishop, making amends, etc. It was a fun evening and the kids actually paid attention.

  • Markell Corpus  - Mutual Theme Poster

    I made this poster: http://amouseinmykitchen.blogspot.com/2013/01/ young-women-motto-and-yearly-theme.html
    It's available for free download on that site. We hung it up in our room and the girls LOVED it.

  • Allison Stoker  - Stand in Holy Places Hopscotch

    We did a little theme kick-off for our combined activity. We showed the Bloom where you are planted video and the video with the mutual theme. After that the kids played hopscotch. For each numbered square there was a different question. some were like
    How can you stand in a holy place at home?
    How can you stand in a holy place with your friends?
    How can dressing modestly help you stand in a holy place?
    Things like that, our objective was to get them thinking that "standing in a holy place" was more than just being at church or at the temple that it is wherever they are. It turned out great and they ended up having a really great discussion!

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