Primary Achievement Day Activities
Arts and Crafts
Learn how to crochet a small baby blanket
Learn a song and perform it together (for Church,
community performance, Primary activity, etc.)
Tie a quilt (try small ones for dolls or babies)
Make coin purses out of material and learn how to sew on
Velcro, buttons, snaps, or a zipper. For the purse body, try animal head, rainbow,
unicorn, cloud design, or big flower shapes and decorate them.
Learn a new kind of dance and practice it together.
Make a decoration for your room.
Make sachets filled with potpourri to put in your
drawers and make your clothes smell great.
(For more ideas, see Craft
Ideas in The Young Women's Corner)
Education and Scholarship
Learn to use the local library. Learn how to use the
computer system, card catalogues, etc.
Check out books on birds, famous people, plants, or
other subjects of interest and prepare presentations and posters about what you learned
Go to the zoo and find out about all of the animals.
Learn about other cultures and learn how to say a few
things in another language. Check out tapes from the library to learn how to say hello,
how are you, I'm fine, what's your name, my name is ____, happy birthday, I like you, etc.
You could serve food from various countries. See Cultural
Night at The Young Women's Corner.
Plan a menu for a well-balanced meal. Use the
nutritional information on labels or provided by grocery stores in the produce section. For a follow up
activity, learn to cook an item on the menu.
Learn how to clean windows. Get permission from the ward
custodian to practice on your building's windows.
Learn to repair clothing: patch pants, hem skirts, fix
unravelling sweaters, or repair or replace zippers that don't work.
Learn about using biodegradable and
inexpensive ingredients for health and beauty products and/or cleaning supplies (ammonia,
hydrogen peroxide, Bleach, baking soda, vinegar, salt, lemon juice, egg, cucumber, alum
powder, garlic, etc.)
Learn about child development and learn
some fun activities for children of each stage of development.
Health and Personal Grooming
Learn about the various food groups and what foods fill
each requirement. Read the Word of Wisdom (D & C 89) and talk about how our health can
benefit from following this revelation.
Learn an easy aerobics routine and practice it to fun
Learn how to buy pretty clothing that doesn't cost too
much and how to take care of the clothing.
Learn to take good care of your skin, hair, teeth, etc.
Learn about how to use hairstyles to enhance physical
Make pretty stationary using stamps, cutouts, stickers,
and scissors that make different edges. Discuss letter etiquette.
Play telephone--Provide several scenarios for the girls
to act out using toy phones and their best telephone etiquette. Scenarios could include:
A girl answers the phone and 1) the person asks for one
of her parents, who is not there, 2) the person asks for one of her siblings, who is not
there, 3) the person asks for one of her family members, who is there.
A girl 1) calls up a friend to invite her to spend the
night, and the friend is not home, 2) calls up a friend to invite her to spend the night,
and the friend is home, 3) orders pizza over the phone.
Learn how to set tables for fancy dinners.
Learn how to make decorative napkin designs.
Learn to arrange flowers or make tables look beautiful.
Learn how to make introductions and shake hands
Learn how to sit appropriately.
Outdoor Fun and Skills
Go on a hike. Mark the trail you follow with stacks of
rocks or other identification so you can return without getting lost.
Go on a nature walk with several good out books. Learn
to identify 30 different plants, birds, insects, or other animal life.
Make up a Playground Olympics. Then do all of the
events, or invite others to participate while you judge them. Make lots of prizes.
Learn how to tell north by the stars. Learn to identify
several constellations and learn the stories that go with them.
Learn how to prioritize, schedule time, learn value of
Start a collection of favorite quotes, stories, and
scriptures for future talks. Put it in a recipe holder or card file for easy storage and
quick access. Label the tops of the cards with subject headings and alphabetize the
Learn how to write checks, balance a checkbook, and
budget money. Learn to pay "bills."
Learn to organize school papers, closets, rooms, etc.
Learn how to type more efficiently.
Learn to speed read.
Learn techniques to memorize better and practice them.
Learn how to conduct music and practice with the radio
or a tape of music.
Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Learn First Aid--bandaging, CPR, infant CPR, treating
shock, burns, etc.
Make 72 hour kits
Learn what to do during any of the emergencies that
could happen in your area (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, floods, flash
floods, lightning storms, avalanches, etc.)
Practice escape paths to get out of the building in
which you meet. Pretend the fire is in different parts of the building and act
accordingly. Practice things to do if you or someone else catches on fire. (Stop, Drop,
Roll. Cover the other person with a blanket to smother the fire, etc.)
Service and Citizenship
Have a Service Road Rally. Divide up into groups. Go to
various houses of members or friends and offer to provide a service or two from the list.
Have a person at the house sign the list next to the service completed. Whichever group
completes the most services on the list wins. See the Service List for ideas of things to include
on your list.
Clean up a road or park.
Make food baskets for the needy.
Collect recycleable materials and take them to a recycle
Collect food or clothing for a homeless shelter.
Write a play based on a Book of Mormon or Bible story
and perform it. Bring bathrobes, towels, bandanas, and blankets for costumes.
Have a quiz show with questions about scripture stories
Spend the whole activity time sharing your favorite
scriptures with each other and telling why they're your favorites.
Learn a Primary song that you don't know yet. Draw
pictures to remind you of the words or to show what the song is about and how it makes you
Sports and Physical Fitness
Go running, hiking, biking, or sledding.
Take a walk along a fitness trail or make an ordinary
path a fitness trail. Every 100 yards or so, stop and doing a fitness activity. Fitness
activities could include walking on a balance beam, doing a chin up or flexed arm hang,
doing sit-ups or stomach crunches, doing push ups, doing toe-raisers (slowly go from a
standing to a tip-toe position), doing jumping jacks, etc.
Show off your gymnastic skills.
Have a snowball fight.
Go on a walking field trip.
Climb a tree.
Learn to play basketball, softball, volleyball or other