When the LDS Church published Joseph Smith’s journals, I read them from cover to cover, thinking that it would be a profound spiritual experience to study the life of our founding Prophet. The things I found in his personal accounts were disturbing, confusing, and highly contradictory to modern church teachings. I could not maintain my integrity while also continuing to teach the specious modern narrative of Joseph Smith’s life to these precious girls. So, in June 2017, I resigned from my calling with a very heavy heart. I am still willing to post new activity ideas from whoever wants to contribute. I appreciate your compassion and understanding in this matter.
This section is for anything that extends beyond just passing off Faith in God requirements on weeknights. Please let me know if I am missing any categories.
For the star colors, green = completely planned, blue = link to another site, red = just an idea.
Cheap/Free Daytime Field Trips
Home Depot Kids’ Workshops
Nature Trail Scavenger Hunt
Be “fans in the stands” at a Special Olympics event.
Cultural festival (accompany with a weekday activity that explores that culture more deeply)
Deseret Industries Tour (or other thrift store)
Find some local historical markers
Library Tour (if your library isn’t open in the evening)
Plant Nursery Tour
Radio Station Tour
Run a water station for a marathon (or cheer/motivational sign station).
Television Station Tour
Water treatment plant tour
Utah-Specific Daytime Field Trips
Thanks to everyone who has contributed ideas to this website. Please contribute your ideas, too! We are stronger when we work together.