Aug 25, 2019

Pioneer Trek Game - Would You Rather Pioneer Style




This was a game we used for the Bus Ride to Trek.  As the youth entered the bus they were given a Question (printed on fun colored paper) and this helped to get the conversations going on the bus.

This would also be fun at any Pre - Pioneer Trek Activity!  

Pioneer TREK Booklet


We made 300 of these to pass out at our Kick Off - it was great with the calendar, challenges and even some journal pages for during trek.



We printed the Covers on a tan cardstock and they were staped together in the middle.  Our local copy store did a great job!

Pioneer Trek Family History Element




Pioneer Trek Trading Pins



Add a Fun element to your trek - Trading Pins!
We used 1" button pins for the youth to trade.  This was a fun tool to help them mingle more with the youth they knew and didn't know.  This provided an easy way to interact with those you didn't know.
Here is how it worked.
We had 3,500 pins printed - 30 unique designs
Goal:  each youth would go home with 15-20 pins
Each youth and adult received 10 pins in a design unique to their family the morning of trek.  They would pin one to their satchel and then the rest trade.
Certain events everyone received a pin (square dancing, trading post experience, book of mormon after a devotional, Mile 21.6 last morning of trek)

This was a big hit.  Most of the youth enjoyed this activity they carried it's own momentum all throughout trek.  And then was a fun memory keepsake to take home.

Satchels:  We had these donated/sewn by the women at church.  Each RS was responsible to sew 40 satchels so each youth and adult walking would receive one with their button pins.







Here were the designs, we used a company on Etsy who did a fantastic job!  I highly recommend:

JustStickerButtons

Custom Buttons, Stickers,Magnets, Labels, Banners







WELCOME to our TREK Family



Our Stake Trek was a great experience, 
yet a lot of work.  Thus I am going to post a few of the things we did in hopes that they might help you if your about to venture out on a trek of your own!!:)

Jul 22, 2018

2018 Favorite Reads






I. had. no. idea.  I was visiting WA DC, and while touring museums I heard a little bit about how women got the vote and thought, "I know nothing about this".  I went home and started looking for information on the Suffragette story.  My local Barnes and Noble had NOTHING, my local library had ONE junior book on Susan B Anthony, but that was it!!  Finally after more looking, researching and reading, I found this book.  This book was amazing. Her story is shocking, she tells it in a no nonsense, easy to read way. I underlined and underlined my way through this incredible story.  How could I not have known this?  I bought my daughter this book, I bought myself this book, I had my book group read it... yes, it's that good!  And yes, it's that important!  P.S. It's free on Amazon:)
(byw this is NOT the movie Suffragette, yes, same topic, but not Emmeline's Story)


This was a surprising find from our city Library.  I loved it!  One of those fun stories that just pulls you through.  Easy to read, full of adventure, with twists and little bit of love.  Remember to grab a blanket as you enjoy this frosty story.



more coming.....

Jun 16, 2018

We will Not be Silent by Russell Freedman


5 Stars - Don't Miss this Story of Courage among the Youth during WWII

Great true story of courage!  
We read this aloud on a road trip and everyone loved it!  The story pulled us right through to the end!  I loved all the large pictures that kept it real, and kept it interesting!  
This would be a great read for ages 11+.  Not quite a picture book, not quite a novel - this is the perfect book with a message that leaves you wanting to be better, and amazed at the goodness in the world!

Mar 1, 2018

Have you RED the Book of Mormon Today?

This is a fun way to read your Book of Mormon's this year!  Sometimes I just need a new twist to make the words come alive for me.  Sooo...
  1. Purchase a Paperback Book of Mormon
  2. Find a Red Colored Pencil
  3. As you read - underline every verse - this way you will know exactly what you have or have not read, and when you are finished - you will have RED the entire Book of Mormon!:)
My daughter is making these for her class of Beehives as they work on the goal of reading the Book of Mormon for their Personal Progress.

Enjoy this free printable!