Wednesday, April 20, 2011

127-10 hour project ideas

I came across this list somewhere on the internet…I wish I would have noted who created it because it is an awesome list. 

127—10 Hour Value Project Ideas

Temple projects

• Do baptisms for the dead for 10 weeks

• Name extraction

• Volunteer to work on temple grounds

• Prepare family names for temple work

• Make white hair scrunchies for the temple

Family history

• Family genealogy classes

• Record family stories from family members and compile family history

• Type up old family journals

• Compile a family recipe book

• Organize family photo albums complete with captions

• Compile a family testimony book

Personal history

• Write your own personal history

• Keep a journal for 6 months

• Compile your own works of art, photography, poetry, or other accomplishments

• Make a book of remembrance

• Type up your old journal entries

Arts and crafts

• Create a work of art

• Take an art class

• Make a portfolio of art you have done

• Teach a class

• Write and illustrate a children’s book

• Organize and carry out an art fair

• Make a scrapbook

• Learn a new craft

• Enter a contest


• Sew and tie quilts

• Sew an article of clothing

• Alter your clothing to be more modest

• Sew a value pillow or quilt

• Sew scripture bags

• Sew your own prom dress

• Sew your own temple dress

• Sew finger puppets for children in the hospital or homeless shelters


• Compile recipes for a cook book or recipe box

• Cook meals for your family

• Learn how to make bread and donated it for the sacrament

• Learn how to can


• Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter

• Adopt a family for Christmas

• Organize and carry out a blood drive

• Do service for the wives of the Bishopric

• Collect items for soldiers over seas

• Plan and carry out a carnival for primary children or children at a homeless shelter

• Tutor someone for free

• Humanitarian aid on

• Volunteer at the hospital

• Keep a journal to log service experiences

Young women

• Be the Young Women historian

• Make something for the other Young Women

• Take charge of New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence

• Be a youth leader at camp and make a real effort to prepare for it

• Make a monthly newsletter for Young Women’s

• Make Personal Progress reminders for Young Women’s

• Organize and present a modesty fashion show


• Hold a Conference party

• Start a scripture study or discussion group

• Organize and carry out a surprise birthday party

• Make something as gifts for your friends

• Start an interest group

• Organize an alternative post-Prom party

• Start a book club


• Re-watch Conference and write in your journal how talks apply to the value you

are working on

• Compile quotes from General Authorities about the young women’s values

• Make a conference Binder

• Create a day by day calendar with quotes from General Authorities

• Read a book by a General Authority


• Write a book, play, short stories or poetry

• Write a children’s book

• Keep a scripture journal and write in it every day

• Keep a journal and write in it every day

• Put together a devotional book

• Read “Using New Media to Support the Work of the Church” by Elder M. Russell

Ballard and start a blog

• Write letters to missionaries


• Start and keep an exercise routine

• Plan out healthy menus for your family

• Train for a half marathon

• Compile a family health history

• Keep a health journal of your diet, exercise and mood

• Start a routine of stress reducing activities

• Participate in a sport

• Learn how to dance


• Learn how to play an musical instrument

• Learn a song and sing/play it for church

• Participate in a choir or band

• Start a band

• Teach music classes and hold a recital

Baby sitting

• Baby sit for couples attending the temple

• Baby sit for monthly Relief Society meetings

• Make a baby sitting kit

• Baby sit for couples attending ward choir practice

• Baby sit for free for low income families

Needle work

• Learn how to cross-stitch

• Learn how to knit

• Learn how to crochet

• Teach a class

• Make baby hats for the NICU

Planning for your future

• Decorate your room on a budget

• Research and compile a list of possible careers

• Look at colleges you want to attend and compare them

• Take an AP class to help you prepare for college


• Put together a Family Home Evening idea book

• Plan a family reunion

• Plan a family vacation

• Baby sit siblings

• Help with extra chores

• Teach something to a younger sibling


• Grow a garden

• Be in a play

• Train a dog

• Learn sign language

• Become CPR and/or First Aid certified

• Enter a competition or contest in a skill you have developed


• Volunteer to help with activity days

• Plan and carry out a ward Halloween carnival or trunk-or-treat

• Create lesson plans for nursery

• Plan and hold a carnival for primary children


• “The Living Christ”

• Your Patriarchal Blessing

• “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

• Scripture masteries

• An inspiring poem


• Clean and organize your room

• Clean the garage or attic

• Do your own laundry

• Organize your closet

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Do what makes you happy!


“Do what makes you happy, be who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.”            ~unknown

I am ready to be happy, I am ready to smile, I am ready to laugh as much as I breathe and of course, I am ready to love as long as I live.  Yes, 2011…I am ready for you.  I am ready to put 2010 away and not look back.  I am ready.  Yes, 2011…I am ready and welcoming you with open arms!!