In this activity we had a lesson about "Sculpting our Lives" and then we let the girls carve ice cream and eat it for their treat. This lesson was largely written with the help of our Beehive Advisor. We wanted to focus on sculpting our lives in a positive way, so this is the gist of the lesson:
ENVISION END RESULT
Artist should envision what they are trying to achieve before they start their project. Likewise, we need to recognize that we are daughters of our Heavenly Father and have the end destination in mind. We need to envision what kind of women we want to be.
GATHER MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Artists choose their medium- stone, wood, clay, etc. and also gathers the appropriate tools, chisels, paintbrushes, hammers. We need to gather our tools- namely scriptures, prayer, family, leaders, journals, temples, good friends, etc.
MAKE A PLAN
Artists sketches out design, or makes a plan for how his project will be completed. We need to set goals for ourselves in the same manner.
REMOVE UNNECESSARY PARTS
When an artist sculpts, he goes through the process of removing part of the extra material to reveal his vision underneath and to mold what is left into the desired shape. For us, we need to be utilizing the atonement and repenting frequently, in essence, removing the parts of us that prevent us from being who we should be.
KEEP PARTS THAT GIVE WORTH AND BEAUTY
After an artist is done removing the unnecessary parts what he has left is his beautiful masterpiece. Likewise, when we have removed sin and reshaped our lives in a positive way what is left is our good qualities and talents.
(We also had quotes from our prophets that went with each section)