So I found this super cute video on youtube, a lipsync version of "What Makes You Beautiful" by the Young Men in the stake that they made for the girls to watch at camp. I loved the message and the idea that what makes our girls beautiful is their desire to do right. So I based this whole activity on this concept and also the 13th Article of Faith. We have a couple of girls turning 12 this year and this fulfills one of the requirements for Preparing for Young Women.
This video is on youtube. There are several other versions-all of them are great! This one didn't have as many buffering issues!
First of all, we talked about what beauty is. What did the girls think was beautiful? What does the world think is beautiful? How are they different? I read them this quote:
You can find the beautifulquote here. It is a jpg of two sized for 81/2x11.
Then we split into two groups. One group worked on this questionnaire:
You can find this mirror printable here.
The second group made this tiara. It is printable! We just cut them out and then added some adhesive rhinestones where ever they wanted.
You can find the tiara printable here.
Then we took a picture in the "beauty booth". I just took a trifold display board, like for science fairs, but it was PINK! (Hobby Lobby, if you want to know where I got it.) I simply added the caption Be-"You"-Tiful and then the attributes listed in the 13th article of faith. Here are a couple of shots of my own girls.
We finished the evening off by watching the video and choosing some treats from our candy bar-I labeled several different treats with "praiseworthy", "of good report", "virtuous", etc.
They took their treats home in these little takeout boxes I ordered a million years ago and hadn't used yet. They are small, so it wasn't like they took home a ton of candy. I just taped on a little label found here with some cute washi tape. Easy peasy. BTW, there are some other super cute printables of the 13th article of faith at that site.
My awesome partner brought some cupcakes as well, but you could just do the candy bar. I like the idea of choosing/seeking after--you could do a much bigger display than we did. It was a simple activity that got the girls thinking about something important with a little bit of fun. Enjoy!