Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Frozen Birthday Party!

I think every child (and parent) knows the lyrics to "Let It Go"!
The Frozen epidemic has hit our house too!
My daughter turning 3 wanted a Frozen Party and this is what I put together:

Since it's pretty much impossible to buy an Elsa or Anna doll right now without dropping some serious cash.  My first choice for a cake was out since it was an Elsa with a cake dress.  There isn't a Wilton cake pan for Frozen yet either- so that was out.  Then, I found this tutorial on YouTube: Olaf Cake.
In case you didn't recognize it, this is from Olaf's song "In Summer".
Thought it was simple enough so I gave it a go.  Didn't have time for all the fancy extras but I thought it turned out great! {Seriously, I probably only spend like 30-45 mins on decorating.  Most of the time was unwrapping all those Kit Kats} Little tip: It's easier to manipulate the gum paste when you rub a little vegetable shortening on it. 
Cake Mix
Your fav buttercream frosting (and blue food coloring)
Kit Kats
Gum Paste
Orange Starburst (for nose)
Candy Eyes



My welcoming activity for kids to do {since they always show up at different times} was playing with snowdough.  Seriously this is HANDS DOWN the best playdoh recipe.  Stays soft forever!
You can find the recipe HERE

This idea is ALL over Pinterest.  Before you nix this idea cuz you "can't draw" then check out my Etsy shop cuz I will draw it for you. :)

I drew Marshmallow on a shower curtain.

Then, you can make these soft "snowballs" out of white pantyhose and polyfil.
Again, you can purchase Marshmallow and the snowballs in my Etsy shop if you don't want to make it yourself.

You can play this game a couple ways:
1) You have the kids stand on a line a distance from Marshmallow and have them try to hit him with a snowball (like Anna did in Frozen)

2) You display it in the room you will have the snowball fight. I put down a masking tape line in the middle of the room. I divided the kids into teams. Set the timer and said "Go!". When the time is up you see which side of the room has less snowballs, that is your winning team!

This was the funnest game!

Then, I had Elsa and Anna come for a visit. 
If you are local to the Mesa, AZ area then Fairytale Events is awesome!

I have one other original game idea but I can't show you because it is going to be featured on a blog!  Eek!  So.... stay tuned for that. :)


This label got a little cut off in the picture so I took another pic below.
I was going to have some Oreo Truffles here... but that didn't happen so I just put out some chocolate!

And the water cooler full of water bottles.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

May~ Why is it important to study the scriptures?

These handouts go along with the lesson from May "Why is it important to study the scriptures?"

This printable goes along with this part of the lesson:
  • Ask each young woman to read one of the scriptures suggested in this outline. Ask her to draw a picture that represents what her scripture teaches, and invite the rest of the class to guess what the scripture says about the importance of scripture study. What experiences can the young women share in which they have seen the importance of scripture study in their own lives?
 I was going to have the girls draw a scripture out of a hat and then they have to illustrate the scripture on on page of their Come Follow Me INB and tell about it on the other page.

Then, I will partner them up with someone.  They will show their partner their illustration. (see below) and will have their page with their description facing them without their partner seeing.

Their partner will have to try and guess what the scripture is saying by looking at the picture.

Then, I will have the girls write a question they may have on a piece of paper.  For example: How do I know when I have been forgiven?, How do I know I am a Daughter of God?, How do I know Heavenly Father answers prayers? etc....

Girls will crumble them up into a ball and throw it into the center of the class.  Like "snowballs".  The girls when then pic up a "snowball'/someone else's question.  They will write the question on this handout below.  Then, they will find scriptures to answer that YW's question.

While the girls are looking for scriptures, I will post the questions on the board.  Then, when the girl's have a scripture(s) to answer the question they will post it on the board next to the question. 

Girls can write the questions and scripture references for all the girls (from the board) in the grid below to use for future reference.

Hope this helps!! :)

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