Thursday, July 21, 2011


We used the idea of D.O.T.S. for our stake activity day this year. D.O.T.S. stands for "Depend on the Savior." We have a large number, and had 145 girls attend.

We had rubber bracelets made for the girls that said D.O.T.S. in all different colors. That is also how we divided them up into groups. (We did fore warn them that that would be how we would divide into our groups.) We also had them write their names on a lunch sack with their ward to put all of their goodies in.

For our opening, we sang "I Know that My Savior Loves Me." Then, we had a sister in our stake talk about how we are all special. She used the story, "You are Special" by Max Lucado. We divided them by colors and gave them a handout of dots with the quote that she used. "You are special because I made you. And I don't make mistakes."

We rotated to 6 different stations. All but 1 station had 2 parts to it.

Station 1 - Crafts
Friendship bracelets with embroidery floss
Flower hair clips with twisted fabric

Station 2 - Faith, not Doubt
Story about Peter doubting when walking on the water
Walk by faith obstacle course

Station 3 - Jesus is the Bread of Life
Taught the girls how to make rolls (this also made the church smell yummy!)
Watched video of Jesus' life - held out arms for 5 minutes while watching

Station 4 - Journals
Made journals with scrapbook paper over them which included ideas of what to write every week
Talked about importance of journals - played journal trivia

Station 5 - Pedicures
Story of Jesus washing the Apostles feet
Quick mini pedicures and nail polish

Station 6 - Scripture stories
Characters in the scriptures (in costumes) told about how Jesus touched their life

As a side note, each station was about 40 minutes. We end the last group a few minutes early to have a closing prayer. We have the girls line up their sack lunches on the sides of the gym underneath a sheet that has their ward info on it. Next year, we will use the stage as a "Lost and Found" area and have a designated First Aid Station.

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