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