This post is a little bit of a shift from my typical posts, but I created this cute printable version of the Young Women theme! It’s perfect to use as a poster in your Young Women’s room or to add to the back of your Presidency and class leader binders for easy reference.
My latest calling is as a Young Women’s counselor so I created this help for my own ward and thought I would share it here as well. We’re planning to use this as part of New Beginnings (though it no longer has an official name) and to challenge our girls to memorize the Young Women’s theme this year.
Young Women Theme Poster
The Young Women theme is supposed to be recited each week at the beginning of your Young Women’s Sunday meetings. It includes core doctrines that can help the girls remember who they are, their purpose in life, and how to life a faith-filled life.
I taught a lesson a month or so ago to the combined youth 5th Sunday lesson about understanding your identity as a child of God. While studying for the lesson, I came to recognize that the Young Women theme, Young Men theme, and The Family Proclamation (after the First Presidency introduction paragraph) all begin with defining our identity to our creator — as a child of the most high! I loved that connection!
You can display this Young Women Theme prominently in your Young Women’s room and encourage the girls to memorize the theme so that core important doctrine will be instilled in them when they need that reminder throughout their lives.
Young Women Theme
I am a beloved daughter of heavenly parents,
with a divine nature and eternal destiny.
As a disciple of Jesus Christ,
I strive to become like Him.
I seek and act upon personal revelation
and minister to others in His holy name.
I will stand as a witness of God at all times
and in all things and in all places.
As I strive to qualify for exaltation, I cherish
the gift of repentance and seek to improve each day.
With faith, I will strengthen my home and family,
make and keep sacred covenants, and receive
the ordinances and blessings of the holy temple.
Ideas to Memorize the Young Women Theme
– Focus on one line/section per month and build up to the entire theme by the end of the year. Don’t move on until all of your young women (or the majority) have the first part memorized!
– Cut up the Young Women’s theme into pieces like a puzzle. You can use cut in traditional puzzle pieces or just cut into thin word strips by line of the theme. Pass out a puzzle to each girl or into small groups of 3-4 girls. Work to unscramble the theme puzzle and then recite it. Pick 1-2 puzzle pieces to flip over and recite again. Keep going by flipping over additional pieces until you’re saying the whole theme together.
– Teach one line of the theme at the beginning of Young Women’s during your counsel together. Start by reciting the line together. Then, talk about what the line means. Recite the line again a few times.
– Hide keywords from the theme around the room. Invite the girls to hunt for the missing words and fill them into the blanks, adding 1-2 words each time you work through reciting the theme.
– Post the theme with word blanks for the theme! Can they write in the missing words? Let the girls take turns filling in missing words.
– Give the girls a print out copy of the Young Women theme. Invite them to place it on their mirror, back of their school binder, or somewhere else where they will see it often.
– Challenge the girls to say the theme every morning for an entire month. Throw a fun theme party with extra ice cream toppings earned for each girl that participated and followed the challenge at least 80% of the days (24 days out of 30).
– Have the leaders learn and memorize the Young Women theme. Say it with confidence each week to help encourage the girls to learn it to.
– Turn the theme around or cover it if you have it posted on your bulletin board. Recite the them once “blind” without the helps. Then, try again with the words. This will help the girls gain the confidence that they know the theme better than they might think and let them then focus on spots they haven’t mastered yet.
– Buy an assortment of king size or $1 movie theater box candies. Invite the girls to pass off memorizing the Young Women theme to earn their choice of candy treat!
You’ll also adore this People of the Book of Mormon Scripture Hero Cards & Banner to help your children learn 26 different heroes from the scriptures!
Young Women Theme Printable Poster
This free in-post printable includes a 1-page 8.5×11 poster to print perfect to line the back of the class presidency binders or to add to your bulletin board.
Join INSTANT Primary Singing for extended printables including 1/2 page, 1/4 page, large poster printables, and bookmarks! You’ll find the full theme plus 2 first letter only options to help the girls memorize the theme. You’ll find these bonus files included in the January Doctrine & Covenants packet.
You can also pick up the Young Women Theme Posters & Bookmarks printables in my shop! Or, they are available in my Etsy shop here as well.
Continue over next to grab these super cute New Testament Reading Chart Bookmarks!
What other fun ways will you use this singing time activity in your Primary room?