Friday, February 20, 2009

Valentine Treats & Custom Made BINGO Cards

I really haven't had much time to be crafty lately, so I really haven't had much to blog about. Most of the crafty type things I have been doing have been for church, so I thought I'd post a cute idea I used for a lesson I taught in our Young Women's program last week. I taught a lesson on homemaking and I wanted to make it fun and interesting since I feel like the girls drift off from time to time, so I decided to play a game of BINGO that went along with my lesson. I used this site to create the BINGO cards and it was so super easy! You just type in 5 words per column and they scramble them up for you on 10 different cards (if I remember correctly). I just used words that pertained o my lesson and they had to listen and cross them off as I went. Whenever someone got BINGO, they had to tell me one thing that they were most looking forward to as being a homemaker. It turned out to be a lot of fun and it didn't take much time to throw together.
For the Bingo prizes, I put Valentine colored M&M's in little treat bags and made simple toppers for them. I used a retired Stampin' Up! stamp that says "Wishing you love" and they turned out so cute. The girls and the other leaders loved them.
I love this idea because it can be used for any thing. It could be used for other kinds of lessons, a fun game to play with your kids, a fun game to play at the holidays with family and friends - seriously anything! Just change the words on the cards, change the type of or color of the candy and make a simple topper that goes along with the theme. I'm sure I'll be using this idea again!

1 comment:

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

That is a great idea! We had the same lesson last week! I wished I would have seen your idea! Thanks, I will remember it for another lesson! Your ideas are great!