We have been mixing things up a bit with recognizing/encouraging our young women with their personal progress. We are doing something different each month, and February we are focusing on the value of Divine Nature. I made a punch board by hot gluing 28 paper cups to a foam core board, then putting surprises into each cup, and covering with pieces of tissue paper.
I stretched rubber bands over the lips of the cups to keep the tissue paper on. The girls can punch through the tissue paper and retrieve a surprise if they have completed a personal progress value or project, or if they are done with personal progress, they must complete one hour of service and read in the Book of Mormon every day. The cups are filled with nail polish, shoe key chains, pom pom bookmarks, jewelry, and other goodies – one thing per cup. I love that we can re-use the board with any color tissue paper we want. I shaped my cups into a heart, but it would be fun to see someone make a shoe shape for this year’s Mutual Theme!
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I love this idea but I have a question for you: When do you have the girls get their prize? At the end of the month if they’ve finished or anytime during the month? We do value colored suckers each week if a girl did any personal progress but I like the idea of focusing on one value per month and letting them get the prize at the end of that month. Thanks – I love your blog btw – it’s saved me MANY times 🙂
We are letting them get a prize all during the month – but they must have completed an experience or project to get a punch. If they punch through all my cups I can refill with more midgees (http://inkablinka.com/2013/02/on-a-roll.html) and recover pretty easily. But I don’t think it will be a problem for our group of less than 20 girls.
What an absolutely darling idea! Love Love Love!!!
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What a cute idea!! I love this, and will give it a try. Thanks!
SOOO cute!! Pinned and I am making one this weekend- much appreciation for your genius idea! 🙂 My YW will love this!
Hey I used your idea and made a board. Check it out here http://daleandmarcie.blogspot.com/2013/08/personal-progress-incentive-board.html Thanks for the great idea!
Regards, I like it..
Wow a lot of helpful information.
What were the dimensions of the cork board you used? And, did you spray paint your cups silver or can you buy silver cups??
Trisha – it was a standard size foam core board, and I bought silver paper cups at the Dollar store.
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