Bit O Honey candy bars with the saying: "Pleasant
words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."
A smiley face beach ball with the saying:
S.M.I.L.E. --Spritually Minded Is Life Eternal. 2 Nephi 9:39
Glow Stick necklaces with the saying: A candle
loses nothing by sharing it's light with another. "One of the most important
ways we nourish our testimonies is by sharing them with others. Sharing
our testimonies not only builds others but brings greater "light" and further
blessings into our own lives."
--Spencer W. Kimball
Just "BeTWIX" me and you, I appreciate all
you do! (Twix Bar)
We "SODA" like to thank you for being nice!
(attach to bottle of pop)
Thanks for such a "Souper" Teacher! (can of
You're a Peach! (attach to a bag of peach
To a person who puts their best "FOOT" forward...Thanks
(attach to a pair of socks)
I would "BEAR" ILY make it without you. Attach
to a bag of gummy bears or cinnamon bears.
Thank you for putting "Color" into my life!
A box of crayons!
Here's a bottle of "Lotion" for all the kindness
you set in motion!
Thank you! You're such a smart Cookie!
We are not trying to be "CORNY" but we want
to thank you for all that you do! (attach to bag of corn nuts, candy corn,
When it comes it giving of yourself, You are
HOT-STUFF! Attach to red hots, hot pad, cinnamon bears package of hot choc,
We appreciate you! When help is needed, you're
always willing to "CHIP" in! (bag of choc chips!
Thanks! To someone who really knows how to
serve! ( Serving Spoon)
Thank you! "DONUT" know what I would do without
you! (box of donuts.)
You're worth a "MINT"! (small pkg of mints)
Thanks a bunch! ( attach to a bunch of grapes
Thanks for adding "PIZZA"z to our class! (attach
to fixings for a pizza, or a boxed pizza)
We think you are GRATE! ( attach to a grater)
Thank you for "CHEW"ing to come! (pkg of gum)
You're such a "LIFESAVER"! (Pkg of lifesavers)
Thanks for being a SWEETHEART" (attach to
sweet tart candy)
With a friend like you... My cup runneth over.
(attach to a mug with pkg hot choc.
Thanks for lending a helping hand! (attach
to a a pair of mittens)
You are MARVELOUS & MAGNIFICENT! (m&
You did a "WHOPPER" of a job! (bag of whoppers,
gift cert to Burger King)
You and I were "MINT" to be... Thanks for
being there for me!
A KINGSIZED thank you!
Thanks for trying so hard in school. There's
no doubt about it you "RULE"! (tie to a ruler)
Paint the word testimony on a small rock and
glue to a card that says 'Build your testimony on the rock that is your
On small card put 'avoid getting trapped in
Satan's snares' and attach a Chinese finger trap.
On a small paper write 'draw near to the Lord'
and tape to the side of a pen.
On a small paper write 'this candy necklace
represents our wards CIRCLE OF LOVE. Will you wear this necklace as an
outward commitment that you will treat everyone with KINDNESS and LOVE?
attach to a chancy necklace.
On a small paper write, 'it's always safe
to call on this line...www.pray.now' and attach to a safety pop sucker.
On a small paper write 'Proverbs 17:22 A merry
heart doeth good like a medicine' attach to a small baggie of conversation
On a small paper write 'stay red hot for the
gospel D&C 90:24 Search diligently, pray always and be believing, and
all things shall work together for your good." attach to a small baggie
of red hot candies.
Small terra cotta pot, painted and filled
with a candy that goes along with the camp theme.
At craft stores I have found blank 3 X 5 puzzle
boards. They are still connected, you write a message to your secret sister,
then break up the pieces and wrap them up. Your secret sister has to put
it together to see the message.
Buy an electric switch plate cover. Use glow
in the dark puff paint and write something cute like, “ Let Your Light
So Shine”. When they turn off their light the message will glow in their
room for a few minutes.
Make a pillow case for your secret sister
with material that goes along with the camp theme. Use fabric paints to
add the camp name and the year.
Prayer Rock with poem -- Use rocks (from my
side yard!!!) and use regular colored markers to decorate. I put "Helaman
5:12" on the bottom side, "Say Your Prayers" on the top, PRAYER ROCKS !!!
on a side and "Pray w/out ceasing" on the other. You can also attach the
handout on the bottom of the page.
Potpourri Jar -- a small, glass jar like a
votive candle holder filled with potpourri. Then cover it with white netting
with a bow and flower decorations to close it off.
Scripture Marker – Cut a piece of plastic
needlework grid to bookmark size. Then you get all the value colors in
narrow ribbon and tie each piece separately to the top. Then you have a
marker to stick in your scripture binding that helps you mark several scriptures
"I Love You Because" Heart -- Copy a decorative
heart card stock. Cut the hearts out. During the week, the YW will secretly
keep an eye on her secret sister and write down positive things about her.
"I saw you help blah, blah, blah" or "You are especially kind to everyone"
or "You were great in your skit today" or other positive remarks to fill
the entire heart. This will be the last gift given so she will sign her
name to the heart, revealing herself as the secret sister.
Buy some Hershey Kisses and store them some
place where they will not melt. Then, when the time comes, you go into
your secret sisters tent and spread the kisses all over the ground and
leave a little card on the ground that says "I KISS the ground you walk
Prayer Bear – Pick up a small stuffed bear
at the Dollar Store, and attach the following poem (see handouts on bottom
Bubble Gum in a small baggie with poem attached
(see handouts on bottom of page).
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to
live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."
- Winnie the Pooh
"True friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known until it be lost."
- Charles Caleb Colton
"A real friend is one who walks in when
the rest of the world walks out."
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend."
- Albert Camus.
"Strangers are just friends waiting to
"Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad
Bowl of Life."
"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
"Friends are God's way of taking care of
"If you should die before me, ask if you
could bring a friend."
- Stone Temple Pilots
"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and
we'll be okay."
- Dave Matthews Band
"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge,
I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them"
"Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen
to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."
"We all take different paths in life, but
no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere"
- Tim McGraw
"My father always used to say that when
you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life."
"Hold a true friend with both your hands."
"A friend is someone who knows the song
in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
Friends Are Like Angels
Our friends are like angels,
Who brighten our days;
In all kinds of wonderful
Their thoughtfulness comes,
As a gift from above;
And we feel we're surrounded,
By warm, caring love.
Like upside-down rainbows,
Their smiles bring the sun;
And they fill ho-hum moments,
With laughter and fun.
Friends are like angels,
Without any wings;
Blessing our lives,
With the most precious things.
Angel in Your Pocket
I'm smaller than your thumb;
I live in people's pockets
That's where I have my fun
I don't suppose you've seen me,
I'm too tiny to detect;
Though I'm with you all the time,
I doubt we've ever met
Before I was an Angel
I was a fairy in a flower;
God, Himself, hand-picked me,
And gave me Angel power.
Now God has many Angels
That He trains in Angel pools;
We become His eyes, and ears, and hands
We become His special tools.
And because God is so busy,
With way too much to do;
He said that my assignment
Is to keep close watch on you.
When He tucked me in your Pocket
He blessed you with Angel care;
Then told me to never leave you,
And I vowed always to be there
A Time to Think ...
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote:
Many people will walk in and out of your
But only true friends will leave footprints
in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his
If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas;
Average minds discuss events;
Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much;
He, who loses a friend, loses much more;
He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of
But beautiful old people are works of
Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them
Friends, you and me....
You brought another friend....
And then there were 3....
We started our group....
Our circle of friends....
And like that circle....
There is no beginning or end....
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.