Having a Plan

*Thanks to Patricia for sharing this idea!

For my last activity I had laid out all the ingredients for cookies in my kitchen. I told the girls we were going to make cookies. They were so excited. They said "how much should we put in" and I would just say "What do you think?" So they finally got their cookies mixed (with things like 4 tsp salt, 1/2 C milk, and 3 eggs because there were 3 girls :) ). They decided to bake them on 400 for 20 minutes. As you can imagine they were nasty tasting. 

I then said "Oh, I have a recipe". So we pulled out the recipe and made another batch. While they were cooking we worked on our A of F. When they came out we talked about the difference of having a plan vs. just doing what seems good at the time. We talked about if you want to go to the temple, you can't just decide the day before that you want to go. You have to have a plan and implement it all your life. We talked about the most important plan of all, The Plan of Happiness. I printed off this Plan of Salvation Chart.

And then we talked about planning our days. I printed copies of these calendars.  And we talked about making wise use of our time and planning to get things done.

I then bore my testimony that time is one of Heavenly Father's gifts to us and we should plan to use it wisely.

Patricia also said that she made a cute copy of the right recipe for each of her girls.  Great idea, thanks for sharing!


  1. I think this is a great idea! I can't wait to use it soon!

  2. We did this today. Maybe my girls are more experienced cookie makers (We have 10-11 yo) but the first thing they said was "where's the recipe?"

    I printed a blank calendar for next month, and a goals worksheet and we talked about different ways planning can help make our lives easier.


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