Monday, March 11, 2013

New Beginnings

Last Wednesday I took Mary to New Beginnings, the kick-off activity for Personal Progress each year. The leaders prepared the cutest activity! It was a football theme and the everything fit together so well. The leaders all had shirts labeled with their positions; for example, the president was "head coach", the Personal Progress specialist was "special teams", the counselors were offensive and defensive coordinators, etc. The front of the shirts each had a letter or symbol which, when they all stood together, spelled "UR #1 FANS!". There was a talk by Sister Moser on the theme, a half-time talk by Brother Hafen, and then Sister Campbell led the girls in a Jeopardy!-style game where each answer was worth 6 points. Whichever team got the answer right got to kick a giant inflatable football into a giant inflatable goal post for the extra point. That was so much fun. There were two other games, a bean bag toss and a ring toss onto an inflatable hat. After that there were "concessions" of popcorn, nachos, and cotton candy. It was a really great night and by far the most fun I've ever had at New Beginnings!

Mary and Taya with their treats.


Rachel McEwen said...

Thank you Rebecca! I had such a great time too:)

SweetmamaK said...

Cute Idea! I can't wait for next year, Alice will get to go to New Begginings, and since I'm in the stake, I'm taking her to 8 new Begginigns LOL Her birthday isn't until the very end of December, I'm certain she will die from anticipating the good times in YW