Every month we highlight a different Personal Progress value in our young women group. We will be talking about integrity in March, and I’ve mades some purple stickers that fit on the bottom of Bliss milk chocolate squares.
During Sunday opening exercises anyone that has worked on a personal progress experience or project can come up, grab a chocolate and tell us what she is working on.
You may have noticed my unintentional progression of treat holders. January’s candy corn (choice and accountability), February’s Butterfingers (good works), and March’s Bliss squares (integrity) were all kept in containers that I tried to tie in with the 2012 mutual theme: “Arise and shine forth that thy light may be a standard for the nations”. The lights in the tops of the jars are meant to reinforce the idea that we “arise and shine” as we read scriptures, pray and do other things inspired from the personal progress program.
I dropped and broke the lid to my January jar, the February jar just wasn’t working, and I couldn’t resist when, at a thrift store, I found that crazy brass candle holder that fit on a vase. I can switch out a different color candle each month to go with the values, and it certainly grabs your attention!
Click to download the integrity candy stickers in English, or in Portuguese.
I love this and I love how you incorporated a light into the jar. That is very creative and I bet the girls love seeing what jar you will come up with each month. We do something similar to this each month but we call our a value basket. We buy many random value colored items, which they get to pick out of if they work on their personal progress.
Thank you so much. I hope you don’t run out of ideas. They mean the world to me (i mean the girls…) 😉
That holder is BRILLIANT!!
Love the pun!
What amazing ideas you have! I have made the Personal Progress Pinwheels and the girls love them! We are getting them to do a lot of things in order to get one! When they have completed 3 experiences that week they are rewarded with one, or they last week we received our new FTSOY pamphlets so anyone who read their whole booklet last week, received one. Also, if they read their scriptures every day and say their prayers morning and night, they receive one – only one time on this one tho.
I love the cute jars of candy you have come up with. You keep saying this is the Virtue Jar this month tho – and all your candy wrappers say “Integrity” and well as the purple color is Integrity – so I am thinking this is really “Integrity” month and not “Virtue”??? Just wanted to clarify! Thanks for all you do – and I never hope you run out of ideas either. Thank you for sharing them with us! I love your blog!
LynnEl in Illinois
LynnEl – I wrote that post in a hurry and got things quite mixed up! Thank you for pointing it out to me! 🙂
I love reading your blog. You have been blessed with such a great gift…creativity. Just reading about what you are doing with the young women makes me wish I was in the young women program so I could do these cool things with them. If they don’t already, the girls you work with will look back and give thanks for all you do for them. For the love you show them, and the time you have taken to make them feel special.
At least I am a visiting teacher…I get to use your creative messages with my sisters. 🙂
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I LOVE this idea! We are using this idea for our rainbow themed new beginnings. What candy did you use for April and May? Any other suggestions for the other values? Thanks for posting!
Holly – Go to this link, and scroll to the bottom. You will see the other candy jars I’ve done this year. For June we are using cookies and cream kisses. I’ll have that posted in the next few days.
Great idea/s, love this page! Okay, where did you find that adorable brass lantern candlestick holder with the handle? I’ve looked high and low, without success, thanks!
Awesome! Where did you find the adorable candle stick holder with the handle? Thanks for the great ideas, keep ’em coming! <3 <3 <3
It was a thrift store find!