LDS Activity and Service Ideas

A list of hundreds of LDS Activity Ideas

Family at a BBQ
Jose Luis Pelaez

There are great service and other activity ideas here! Some of the ideas will work better for different organizations: Primary, Youth, Relief Society, Ward, Stake .

LDS Activity Ideas

  1. 72-hour kits
  2. 72-hour survival skills (compass/map reading, knot tying, first aid)
  3. Aerobics class
  4. Anger management
  5. Art appreciation
  6. Attitude adjustment
  7. Auction
  8. Badminton tournament
  9. Ball hockey
  10. Ballroom dancing
  11. Basic mending
  12. Basics of reading music
  13. Basketball
  14. Bath Sachets
  15. BBQ
  16. Beauty tips
  17. Bike ride
  18. Board games (LDS board games here, listed at the bottom)
  19. Bonfire (hot dog/marshmallow roast)
  20. Bowling
  21. Bubble blowing contest
  22. Budgeting
  23. Building self-esteem
  24. Calligraphy
  25. Camping
  26. Candy making
  27. Candy wrappers (Chocolate Bars, Mini Chocolate Bars, Gum Wrappers, SoulSavers)
  28. Canning
  29. Canoeing
  30. Car maintenance: how to jump start a car/change a tire/change oil
  31. Card making
  32. Charades
  33. Cheap family vacations
  34. Chili cook-off
  35. Chocolate making/dipping
  36. Christmas advent stories/books (see Christmas Category)
  37. Computer class
  38. Cookbooks (See Refreshment Category)
  39. Cooking with beans
  40. Cooking with honey
  41. Coupon books (chores for family/friends)
  42. Crafts
  43. Creative dating ideas
  44. Creative writing
  45. Crepe/pancake breakfast social
  46. Crime prevention class
  47. Crochet
  48. Crock pot party or class
  1. Cross-stitch
  2. Cultural event (food/items from other cultures/countries)
  3. Curtain making
  4. Dance (ballet, country, tap, swing, square dance, highland, etc)
  5. Dehydrating and/or freezing foods
  6. Dessert contest (judged by primary children)
  7. Drama/play/musical event
  8. Drawing class
  9. Dutch oven cooking
  10. Easy hair cutting
  11. Etiquette/formal dining
  12. Family history (genealogy)
  13. Family Home Evening ideas/kits
  14. Family Home Evening Games
  15. Fashion show (modern/oldies/clothes from scriptures/other cultures)
  16. Fireside (also see LDS Singles: For the Strength of You Presentation)
  17. First aid
  18. Fishing
  19. Floral arranging/silk flower making
  20. Food storage
  21. Football
  22. Fortune cookies (with LDS fortunes!)
  23. Framing family treasures
  24. Freelance writing
  25. Frugal living
  26. Gardening
  27. Get to know you
  28. Goal setting and achieving
  29. Grandparenting ideas
  30. Growing indoor plants
  31. Guess the picture of each person as a baby
  32. Halloween party
  33. Health
  34. Hike
  35. Historic church trip
  36. History class
  37. History tour
  38. Hold a free musical concert (instruments/choirs/etc)
  39. Hollywood Squares
  40. Home decorating
  41. Home repair
  42. Homemade jam/jelly
  1. Homemade pizza
  2. How to be a self-learner (using resources to learn: books, the internet, libraries)
  3. How to choose flattering clothing
  4. How to color hair
  5. Instrument class (everyone tries using different instruments)
  6. Internet safety
  7. Internet use for family needs and church callings
  8. Jewelry making
  9. Job preparation (resume writing, interviews, looking for work, etc)
  10. Journal keeping
  11. Knitting
  12. Learning to listen and communicate
  13. Leatherworking
  14. Make a book (story/coloring book/activity book)
  15. Make a video (many digital cameras take video clips, WinXP comes with video editing software)
  16. Make personalized clocks (example, instructions)
  17. Make Sunday boxes (with things to do on Sundays)
  18. Marriage management (Top 10 Articles on Marriage, Top Marriage Books)
  19. Meal planning class
  20. Mechanics
  21. Meditation
  22. Miniature golf (make your own course)
  23. Missionary letters (see Missionary Shirt Card)
  24. Missionary open house (for friends and family to get to know church members)
  25. Money management (budgeting/saving/retirement/etc)
  26. Music appreciation
  27. Music conducting
  1. Nutrition
  2. Organizational course (how to get organized)
  3. Overcoming fear
  4. Painting
  5. Paper dolls
  6. Paper folding
  7. Parenting ideas
  8. Patriotic class/history of your country
  9. Petting zoo
  10. Photography
  11. Picnic
  12. Pillow making (decorative)
  13. Placemat making
  14. Plant care (fertilizing, transplanting, propagating)
  15. Poetry class (learn to write/read poetry)
  16. Poetry readings
  17. Positive thinking
  18. Potluck meal
  19. Pottery
  20. Preparation for patriarchal blessings
  21. Puzzle party
  22. Quilting
  23. Recipe books (See Refreshment Category)
  24. Recycling course/tips
  25. Redoing furniture
  26. Rock climbing
  27. Roller skating/ice skating
  28. Scavenger hunt
  29. Scrapbooking
  30. Scripture study course
  31. Sculpting class
  32. Self defense
  33. Share spiritual experiences
  34. Shelf making
  35. Sign Language class
  36. Skits (Harried Harriet and the Germinator)
  37. Softball
  38. Stain removing
  39. Storytelling
  40. Stress management
  41. Study a foreign country
  42. Sugar cube Temples
  43. Swimming
  44. Teaching children
  45. Tell stories from personal history
  46. Temple preparation
  47. Temple trip
  48. Testimony sharing
  49. Theme parties (medieval, Hawaiian, etc.)
  50. Treasure hunt
  51. Trunk or treat (parking lot Halloween party)
  1. Ultimate frisbee
  2. Visit a museum
  3. Visit an art exhibit
  4. Volleyball
  5. Watch sunrise (tell stories/share testimonies)
  6. Weekend getaway (night out)
  7. Weight training
  8. White water rafting
  9. Woodworking
  10. Yoga (or other types of relaxation/exercise).


LDS Service Ideas

  1. Adopt a friend/child (do services and activities for/with)
  2. Adopt a pet
  3. Christmas boxes for needy children/families
  4. Clean someone's car (inside and out)
  5. Clean someone's home
  6. Clean the church (inside and outside/grounds)
  7. Cook meals for needy/elderly
  8. Do someone's laundry
  9. Donate blood
  10. Donate clothes/toys/household items
  11. Free car wash
  12. Give Christmas trees to needy at Christmas time
  13. Help out at shelters/hospitals/nursing homes
  14. Hygiene kits (for shelters)
  15. Litter cleanup (roads/parks)
  16. Make stuffed toys/dolls for children
  17. Missionary letters and packages(see Missionary Shirt Card)
  18. Organize rides to church for those without transportation
  19. Read to elderly
  20. Service Scavenger Hunt
  21. Singing at hospitals/nursing homes
  22. Storytelling to children
  23. Surprise visit (with treats or gifts) to less active
  24. Teach reading to the illiterate
  25. Wash windows (members/church/other buildings/homes)
  26. Yard cleanup (grass/weeds/leaves/snow/etc)