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Welcome to Idea BOX
Here you will find all sorts of Ideas for Mormons or Anyone.
You will find stuff for YSA, Dances , YMYW, Girls Camp,RS, Hand Outs, Crafts, etc.
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Scripture Bags

-Have people bring their own fabric and ribbon 

-Bring a scripture bag pattern 

-Have some people let you borrow their sewing machines 

-Have fun making your own personal scripture bag 

-Listen to music while you sew 

-Have people bring their favorite snacks 

-You can pass this off as a Personal Progress experience. 

Here is a link for a how to make a scripture bag


Camp Blankets

Have fun making tie blankets together to take to Girls Camp 

You can also make pillows together. 

Use some fun fabric that matches the Camp Theme. 

While you make the tie blankets watch a movie together. 

Have people donate snacks for extra fun after you make the pillows and blankets. 

Write name and year on blanket for a fun keep sake. 

Have fun cuddling up at camp with a blanket you made yourself.

Here is a link for a how to for Fleece Tie Blankets

Birthday Bags (Or other Holiday bags)

Have people donate the following items to make Birthday bags for unfortunate kids or teachers for their class (Primary) 

--Buy all items from dollar store 
-Little bags
-Small Candy 
-Small toys 
-Glow sticks
-small candles 

- Place one of each item above into a bag and then tie it with a ribbon and tie the card to it.
 (Blue Ribbon is gift for guy, Pink Ribbon is gift for girl) When the teacher gives the gift have them write the name on the card. 

Watch a movie while you make the fun birthday bags 

You could change the items and do this for any holiday. 

Story CDs

Do this to give to Hospital 

- Have people record short stories on a Record-able CD and then donate the story CDs to a Hospital. 

-You could also give them to a Teacher for his or her class room. 

Appreciate Blessings Night

Learn about different Handicaps and to appreciate your abilities

-Do a wheel chair obstacle course or Race

-Have a blind fold obstacle course

-Have a crutches race


Realize all the blessings you have and the Wonderful gift your body is.

Mirror "Beauty with In"

Craft Night 

-Have a lesson about true beauty inside. 

-- Then decorate Small mirrors with uplifting quotes. 

Faith VS Fear ( Fear Factor)

Faith can not exist with fear. Have a Fear Factor night. 

Faith Factor

To get started, quote D&C 38:30 which says, “…if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.”

Read the following instructions:

“We are going to play Faith Factor tonight and for those of you who are “prepared” by having some gospel knowledge and knowing how to use the scriptures to look for information, “ye shall not fear”.  But for those of you lacking and slacking in spiritual preparation, ye might have a little fear tonight.

“You have been divided into teams.  Each team has an official spokesperson.  I will ask a question - - you may discuss the answer among yourselves and as soon as you have an answer send your spokesman up to ring this bell and answer.  The first team to correctly answer the question receives 10 points.  The other teams will then have to compete in a challenge.  I will read the challenge and they will quickly send forward the people who will participate.  Some challenges require one person, some more than one person.  Your team may send who they choose, but everyone on the team should participate in at least one challenge at some point.  Don’t keep sending the same person time after time.  The team who wins the challenge is awarded five points and the team who loses the challenge gets 0 points.”

Faith Factor Questions:

1.  Name the three members of the General Presidency of the Church. (Thomas S Monson, Henery B Eyering, Dieter F Ucthdorf) 

2.  Where is the doctrine known as “The Word of Wisdom” found in the scriptures? (Doctrine and Covenants Section 89)

3.  Recite the Scout Oath. (On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.)

4.  According to the “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet, what are two things you should avoid on Sunday? (seeking entertainment, spending money)

5.  Who found a “round ball of curious workmanship” AND how many spindles did it have? (Lehi; 2) hint if they get stuck - - 1 Nephi chapter 16

6.  What are the three offices of the Aaronic Priesthood that Young Men can hold? (deacon, teacher, priest)

7.  Recite the YW theme. (We are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and we love Him.  We will stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places as we strive to live the Young Women values, which are:  Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice and Accountability, Good Works and Integrity.  We believe as we come to accept and act upon these values, we will be prepared to strengthen home and family, make and keep sacred covenants, receive the ordinances of the temple, and enjoy the blessings of exaltation.)

8.  Who was the third latter-day prophet? (John Taylor)

9.  Find the two scripture references that promise us the “windows of heaven” will be open to us when we pay our tithing and fill the Lord’s “storehouse”. (Old Testament:  Malachi 3:10      Book of Mormon:  3 Nephi 24:10)

10.  In the “For the Strength of Youth” pamphlet, what 3 things are we told are necessary for a strong body? (nutritious meals, regular exercise, appropriate sleep) 

11.  List the 7 YW values and the color that represents each.
Faith - -White
Divine Nature - - Blue
Individual Worth - - Red
Choice & Accountability - - Orange
Knowledge - - Green
Good Works - - Yellow
Integrity - - Purple
         Virtue - - Gold 

 12.  Recite the sacrament prayer for the bread that was written down by Moroni. (O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.   Moroni 4:3)

13.  Recite the 8th Article of Faith. (We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.)

14.  What year was Joseph Smith, Jr. born? (1805) - - Hint if they are stuck – we just celebrated the 200th anniversary of his birth

15.  What two things are we told to “learn in our youth” in Alma 37:35? (1 – wisdom, 2 – to keep the commandments of God)

16.  Where in the book of Matthew is the account of the Savior administering the sacrament to his apostles AND what is this event commonly called? (Matthew 26: 26-28 - - - - The Last Supper)

17.  What year was the Baton Rouge Temple dedicated AND who offered the dedicatory prayer? (2000 - - - President Gordon B. Hinckley)

18.  How many years did it take to construct the Salt Lake Temple? (40 years)

19.  Name 5 of Lehi’s children. (Nephi, Laman, Lemuel, Sam, Joseph, Jacob)

20.  In what book is found the story of the Brother of Jared seeing and speaking with the Lord? (Ether)

Tie Breaker if needed:
What was the date of the dedication of the Kirtland Temple? (March 27, 1836)

Faith Factor Challenge Ideas 

Do some or all of the following Challenge Ideas 

*  Each team will be given one basketball and will select one player to shoot and one player to help rebound.  Each team will send their two people to either goal to shoot from anywhere on their half of the court.  The team who scores the most goals in 2 minutes will win the challenge.

* Each team will select one representative to the table to eat a whip cream pie.  The player must keep his hands behind his back the entire time.  The first player to eat his entire whip cream pie will win the challenge.

*  Each team will select one person to tie a man’s tie correctly.  That person may choose to tie it on them self or select a person on which to tie it.  The first person to finish correctly tying the tie (must be ok’d by a judge - the tie must have an appropriate size knot and both ends must be the right length) will win the challenge. 

*.  Each team will send one person with a hymnbook.  They will be given three gumballs to chew and as soon as they are able after getting the gum into their mouth, must sing the first verse of “Called to Serve” - - the words must be able to be understood.  The first to finish singing the verse will win the challenge.

* Each team must select one member to run down to one of the sleeping bags and while in the bag, place on over their clothing every item of clothing that is in the bottom of the sleeping bag.  The first person to get out of the bag while wearing all of the items will win the challenge.

* Each team will send one member to eat an entire jar of baby food.  A spoon will be provided.  The first person to eat all of the food in the jar and get the approval of the judge will win the challenge.

* Each team will send two members to the basketball court.  One of them, the shooter, will be blindfolded and placed on the center of the free throw line and the other will stand near the goal to be the rebounder.  The shooter will try to make a goal from the free throw line while blindfolded.  Anytime they miss, their rebounder should hustle and get the ball and hand it back to them.  The first team to make a free throw will win the challenge.

* Each team will send one member to the gym floor to jump rope.  The first person who can jump 50 times without a mess-up will win the challenge.  If they do mess up, they start the counting over again at 1 (each person should have a judge stand next to them and make the “official” count).

*  Each team will send one team member to the table where there will be a large bowl full of dirt (Oreos) and worms (gummy worms).  The player will be blindfolded and must keep their hands behind their back.  The person must use only their mouth and face to “dig” for worms.  They must dig out the green colored worm to win.  When they get a worm in their mouth, they need to show it to their team to see what color it is.  The team will shout out that it is either red in which case they will have to eat it and dig in again until they find the green or green in which case they will eat and swallow it and stick out their tongue to show the judge that they are done).  There is only one green worm in each bowl.  The first team to find the green worm and swallow it will win the challenge.

*  Each team will send one member to the table where there will be two bowls - - one full of gummy bugs and the other empty.  Using only their mouth, the person must get all of the bugs out of the first bowl and into the empty one.  All bugs must make it into the second bowl.  The first player to transfer all of his bugs into the empty bowl will win the challenge.

*  Each team will send one player to the basketball court to dribble a basketball from one end of the court to the other.  They will start at one base line and have to dribble their ball all the way to the other baseline.  The basketballs they will use, however are the size of super balls.  The first person to cross over the end baseline and have their ball in their hand will win the challenge.

* Each team will send one member to the table where they will be blindfolded.  Five bowls containing food items will be placed on the table.  The person will have to identify the food items by smell, touch and/or taste.  The first person to correctly identify 4 of the 5 items will win the challenge.

* Each team will send one member to the containers of balloons.  The person must move all of the balloons from one container to the empty container.  If one of the balloons doesn’t fall into the container, they must go after it and get it into the container.  The only way they may lift the balloons, is by putting a straw into their mouth and putting the other end to the balloon and using suction to lift and move it.  The first person to get all of the balloons into the other container will win the challenge.

*  Each team will send two members to the gym floor.  One member will have to carry the other from one base line to the other.  They will then have to switch and carry the other person back to the other end.  The first team to cross the line at the other end will win the challenge.  (Teams can select how they will carry - -either in front like a scoop or piggy back.)

* Each team will select two members to come to the table.  Each team will be given a can of alphabet soup, one paper plate, two spoons and two bowls.  The team will have to pick out letters to spell a gospel word that is at least five letters long (such as faith, gospel, prayer, Bible, etc.).  They may use the spoons and bowls however they wish to help them find the letters.  The first to correctly spell a gospel related word on the plate and show it to their judge will win the challenge.

Mystery Dinner

-Have fun setting up a menu with funny names for food. 

-Set up tables with fun crazy colors for decorations 

-Give each person a Mystery Menu and have them order.
-Then bring out their meals. 

Have fun with all the surprised faces. 

For EXTRA FUN Do this during halloween and have gross haunting names for food 

Fingers-- Hot dogs , Worms in blood= Spaghetti etc 

Gender Battle

Have a "Girl vs Guys" Game Night 

Have games of guys against girls


If available play the board game "Battle of the sexes"

Guys VS Girls Night LDS

Have a "Battle of The Sexes"

Have games of guys against girls


Then have a guy ask girl and girl ask guy question-are.

 Or a Girls tell guys what they like and dislike
(We like when you are worthy to hold the priesthood we hate it when your pants are too low etc)

Guys tell girls what they like and dislike.
(We like it when you are modest, we hate it when you gossip etc)

If available play the board game "Battle of the sexes"


-Listen to the talk by Curtis Jacobs "What Guys wish Girls Knew and Visa Versa"

New Born Kits

Come together and make new born kits together. Ask people to donate the following items. Then when finished making donate them to a shelter or to someone who can take them to another country. 

New Born Kits

Use Canvas  bags to put the following items in. 

Contents (NEW items only, size 3-9 months)

  • 2 gowns/sleepers (flannel or similar warm, soft material)

  • 2 undershirts/onesies (short or long sleeves)

  • 4 cloth diapers (flat-fold preferred)

  • 1 receiving blanket (lightweight fleece or flannel; minimum 36 in)

  • 6 safety pins(2 in)

  • 2 large bar mild soap(leave in wrapper) or travel size baby wash

  • 3 pair of socks

  • 1 cap


When you make the kits watch a movie then after kits are finished. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

"The Social Network" Dance


-App Icons
-Old FB pictures ( kid pictures of leaders) to play a guess who game
-Fun colors
-FB Photo Booth
 (Make a poster with Empty spot for people to faces and a white board poster for people to write statuses) 


-Fun Finger Foods
-If you do this on a Holiday have theme candy '


- Colors to represent relationship status
--Red-- In A Relationship 
--White--Its Complicated
--Green or FB Blue-- Single and ready to mingle
-- Black-- Mission bound or Just cruising don't want a relationship right now 

Friday, October 19, 2012

"Life is A Highway" Dance

* Decorations 

- Anything with the Pixar Movie "Cars" or "Cars 2"
- Speed Limit ZERO sign "No one is taking it too fast"
- Funny map posters 
- Stop signs and other signs with different quotes
- Anything red yellow or green
- Make a road on the floor, with lines and dashes 


-Fast food
-Rocky Road Ice Cream

-"Cups of Road"
--chocolate pudding
--with crushed chocolate Oreos
--Chocolate chips
--yellow sprinkles
--and cars gummies

-Snacks with Highway names
-Sandwiches cut in shape of cars (use cookie cutters)
- Road trip snacks - trail mix, Twizzlers etc


Casual wear shirt to match your status 

-Red - Stop I'm Taken

-Yellow- Its Complicated (kinda talking to someone but I'm open for new things) 

-Green- Go I am single and ready to mingle 

-Black- Just cruising down the Highway not looking for anyone at this time 


-Make up a line dance to the song "Life is A Highway" and teach it at the dance 

- Also if possible get the sound tracks for Pixar Cars and Cars 2 and other racing movies Herbie etc 

James Bond Dance

* Decorations 

- Black and white
- Old James bond posters
- Fake gadgets 

* Food 

- British food
- Funny food names 


- Black and white semi formal 


- Have leaders open the dance with the Bond theme song and a Mission
 "Have fun, respect rules and end at 11pm etc " then ask ,"Do you accept this mission?" and Have everyone shout YEAH! and then start the dance. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Candy Handouts

Hand outs for Big Hunk bar

"Be 16 before you date the BIG HUNK will have to wait." (For fun add a #16 candle) 

"Take that  BIG HUNK  to The Temple because Families Can Be Together Forever" 
( Add a fun temple pass along card) 


"Just POPPING by to say 'YOU ROCK' !"

DOTS (acronyms for this candy ) 



Deliver to

Visiting Teaching Package
--Take 5
--Pop rocks or blow pop
--Play phone
--Visiting teachers phone #s
--Conference address or other church magazine article

"We wanted to TAKE 5 min to send you a message. Please CALL US to let us know when we can POP by for a visit. You can CALL US anytime you need anything.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pill Handouts

Use old pill bottles and fill them with candy then make labels and glue them to the bottle. 


Youth or YSA or YW ( use who it will be for) 
New and
Old but lasting


Live the gospel fully
  or Listen intently, Love their enemies, Learn with the spirit etc you can do anything that starts with L


*Cures Narcissism and calms boasting mouth

*Dosage- Take one daily, More effective if followed by service to the Lord and humility.

*Side effects include
-Putting down mirror
-Listening to others
-Service done often and in silence
-A change of heart
-A lasting smile  

Dating Game Night

For Age 16 and Up Only :) 

Play a lot of fun dating games. Switch partners through out the date. (For fun have a blue bowl full of guy names and a red bowl full of girl names. Before each challenge or game pick the girl name and boy name. They are partners but only for that challenge or game. This makes it able to have everyone meet everyone and get to know them) 

** Make sure everyone has comfortable clothes and shoes for running around. NO Skirts. 

**For extra fun have a 2 candy bars or small prizes for each game to give to the winner. 


*Balloon obstacle course
--set up a obstacle course 
--Couples hold a balloon between them with their hands behind their back 
--They then go through the course. If they drop the balloon they have to redo that obstacle. 
--Use a stopwatch to time each team
--At end what ever team has the shortest time wins. 

*Licorice Lady and The Tramp Spaghetti game (need rope licorice or other long candy) 
-- FOR 18 yrs old and Up ONLY -- (Younger people can play this game by racing with no partner)
-- Each couple has one licorice. 
---They put one end into their mouth 
---then their hands behind their back. 
---They have to chew to the middle without touching the licorice with their hands. 
 (Just like in Lady and the tramp when they eat one spaghetti strand.) 
--The couple who reaches the middle first wins 

-Same as the good old fashioned twister 

*Couples relay race 
-Race challenges who ever finishes them all first wins 
-3 legged race 
(Tie all couples at starting line.  At finish line of challenge have them untie each others feet) 

--Girls on guys back 
(real piggy back ride or hold his shoulders and run depending on how strong the guy is)

- Guys wheel barrow 
(Girls hold guys feet and the guys run on their hands) 

-Shoulder crab race 
(Face partner and hold their shoulders and run side ways like a crab) 

-Partner Dance run 
(Hold each other like doing a slow dance, Dance to the end line) 

-Newly wed race 
(Guys pick up girl like they are crossing the threshold or hook arms and skip depending on how strong the guy is) ( Race to the finish line) 

*4  switch game (works better with large group but still fun with 6 people) 
- Three poses  
-- Monkey on back ( Piggy back or girl hugs his shoulders from the back if the guy has a bad back) 
-- Bird on a perch (Guy kneels and girl sits on his knee) 
--Power hungry (One person lays on tummy and other pretends to put their foot on them) 
-- Newly wed ( Guy holds girl in arms like newly wed, or big hug if guy is not strong enough) 

--- One couple is the Caller
---Music plays and then they stop it and call a pose 
--- The couples playing must hurry and get into that pose. Who ever is last losses or is out. 
--- Continue until one couple is left. Then to play again switch partners and winning couple becomes the caller. 


--You can play all games above and these when you have a big group.
 ( 8 or more of each gender you need at least 16 people total to play these games) 

*Kissing rugby 
-- this is a fun and can be brutal games
--If you have never seen it played you can look it up on YouTube 
--Here are the rules
--- No kissing lips only the face- Cheek or forehead(this is for safety don't want broken teeth) 
---can not put head down to avoid kiss can only move it side to side and up. (modesty and safety reason) 
--- No grabbing front of shirts (Modesty reason) 

--How to play 
--- Assign the girls letters and the guys #s. Make sure you have a list for both. If you have more than 26 girls assign shapes or colors but make sure you write them on your list. 

--- A person sits in the middle on a chair 
--- Then a # and letter or color/shape is called 

--If a girl is in the chair the guy running has to kiss the girl in the chair before the girl running kisses him. 

--If a guy is in the chair the girl running has to kiss him before the guy running kisses her. 

--What ever gender is kissed has to go in the middle and the other gender gets a point. 

-- So if a girl kisses the guy then the girls get the point. And the guy is now in the middle. 

--If a guy kisses the girl then the guys get the point, and the girl has to now be in the middle.

--Watching the YouTube video will help you understand. 

-Life Saver Game
-- Items needed 
---Tooth Pick 
---Life savers
** Instructions 
--Line people up boy girl pattern 
-- Each person gets a tooth pick to put in their mouth. 
--Then put hands behind back
--Give each team one life saver 
--Have to pass the life saver from one tooth pick to the next with out touching it.the team to get it to the last person first wins. (Extra challenge have the life saver have to come back to the first person) 

-Musical Guys
-- Just like musical chairs
--Except the guys are the chairs, they kneel on one knee in a big circle. 
--When the music stops the girls have to sit on his knee
-- For 18 and up extra challenge that when the girl sits on the guys knee she has to kiss him on the cheek. 

-Guess Who (For 18 and up) 
--One gender is blind folded 
--The other gender whispers into the ear "Guess who" in a weird voice
--They then kiss the blindfolded person, on cheek, lips or forehead
--Then take off blindfolds and they have to guess who kissed them with the kissers lined up in a line. (Make sure you're not standing in-front of the person you kissed cause that's too obvious) 

-Face guess
--One person is blind folded
-- and then a person goes up to them and says "who am I?" in a weird voice. 
-- The blindfolded person has to feel the speakers face to try and guess who they are. 

-Dance Party 
-- If you have a really big group have a dance after all the games. 

Have a fun time :) 

For extra fun have people bring their favorite snacks.