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50 LDS Youth Activity Ideas

Are you looking for some exciting and meaningful activities for the young men and women in your ward?
Here's a variety of activities that include sports, creating, learning, goals, and more! I've compiled a list of activities that have been successful in the past and I hope they spark creative ideas!

The important thing is to have the youth involved as much as possible when creating and planning activities. They can customize activities that would be best for each young man or woman in their classes and quorums. Encourage the youth to think of the interests and needs of the individuals they serve.

Lets dive into a list of over 50 activities and suggestions!

50+ Youth Activity Ideas

1. Speed Friending Activity
2. Outdoor movie night (uplifting followed by discussion)
3. Attend local sporting event (especially if a youth member is playing)
4. Have a talent show and discuss the importance of using our talents and learning new ones!
5. Game Night: have them bring favorite games for a night of fun
6. Have a western dance night and learn to square dance or line dance
7. Play broom hockey
8. Career Night: Invite ward/neighborhood guests to talk about their occupations
9. Vision Boards: have each person create a vision board that inspires them to achieve personal goals
10. Family History Workshop
11. Plan a trip to the temple to perform baptisms for ancestors
12. Scripture book club
13. Swimming party
14. Youth Olympics
15. Go on a hike together (you could include a scavenger hunt)
16. Play and learn pickleball
17. Visit a nursing home. (We had a talent show for the elderly and they loved it!)
18. Deliver poinsettias to ward/neighbors who need a bit of cheering up around the holidays
19. Glow in the dark volleyball
20. Play 9-square if it's available! Its always a favorite!
21. Book of Mormon cake decorating (want to get competitive? have the bishopric be the judges!)
22. Create care packages or write letters to missionaries
23. Laser tag
24. Sledding and hot chocolate
25. Attend a local theater or museum (especially if one of the youth are performing -- it's a great way to show support)
26. Have a picnic and inspiration speaker
27. Go kayaking
28. Amazing Race (doing service along the way)
29. Karaoke night
30.  Have a taste-testing activity (Oreos, sodas, salsa, etc.!)
31. Throw a themed party (Hawaiian luau, Pioneer, masquarade, etc.!)
32. Learn how to bake bread and donate it for sacrament meeting
33. Have a painting night (watch a Bob Ross tutorial or invite an artistic ward member to teach watercolor)
34. Photo Scavenger Hunt with a gospel related theme
35. Parent Night (mother/daughter luncheon, father/son activity, etc.)
36. Go see the Christmas lights or a live nativity locally
37. Self Defense Night (have a police officer, karate professional, etc. teach the youth)
38. Heritage Night (bring food or play games that are popular in other cultures/countries)
39. Create posters and visuals for the primary chorister.
40.  Clean the nursery room and toys
41. Learn Calligraphy or Hand Lettering
42. Favorite Things activity
43. Gratitude journals/jars
44. Create a time capsule where they can open it after 5 years
45. Have a recipe exchange -- they can bake/cook the items and bring the recipes!
46. Assemble some freezer meals for new/expectant moms
47. Exercise Night (yoga, weights, etc. -- talk about nutrition and the importance of taking care of our bodies)
48. Automobile Activity (learn how to change a tire, take care of your car, etc.)
49. Nerf War
50. Dutch Oven and S'mores Dinner
51. Make homemade ice cream in a bag
52. Do a service project for the bishopric letting them know how much they are appreciated
53. Learn tips from a photographer (you could learn tips and trips for smartphone photos, too!)

Do you have any activity ideas that were a hit in your youth group that wasn't mentioned above? Please share in the comments below! I love to hear and share your ideas!

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POST BY: Kari Sweeten

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