I was in charge of Activity Days again for the month of September so I planned another 2 parter for my two nights with the girls. The first week I sat down with the girls & we talked about hygiene. I know, not the funnest thing to talk about with a bunch of tween girls, but it's one of their goals in their Faith in God booklet & you know, sometimes you just need a refresher.
I gave each of the girls a little gift bag with travel sized shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, & a washcloth in it to help them remember their hygiene is important.
THEN, we started planning for our 2nd activity that kind of goes along with our hygiene talk:
Mother Daughter Make-Over Night.
I let the girls make homemade invites to invite their mothers to our activity. We planned to bring blankets & pillows & have our mom's dressed up in their pajamas for the fun night. We would do mud masks with cucumbers on our eyes, paint nails, eat cupcakes, & simply enjoy some one on one time with our moms. Then I had each of the girls make a small jar of bath salts to give to their moms as a gift. Each girl wrote a letter to their moms & attached it to their gift.
Then on the 3rd Wednesday of September we had our fun girls night! I think the girls had a blast. I had my own two girls to play with & all the other girls had their mom's. One girl in our group lost her mom last summer so our other Activity Days leader (who just got married a few months back & doesn't have kids yet) jumped right in & played this girl's surrogate mother for the night. We ended up having SO MUCH FUN.
I think these girls had fun feeling the masks tighten on their face & they thought those cucumbers were beyond awesome.
|Me & my beautiful girls|
|I painted zebra stripes on my girls' nails.|
|This was Aaliyah's LAST activity days activity. She turns|
12 in two weeks & will be moving on to Young Womens.
We will miss her terribly!
I still say I have the best calling in the church. I love Activity Days.