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DECORATION IDEAS:

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Let your light shine.... by Deborah Dunham

HANDOUTS:

alt Daughter of a King Handout / Invitation Idea
alt Life Savers Wrappers: New Beginnings

INVITATION IDEA:

alt Free printable invitation for STAR theme

OTHER:

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Personal Progress Power Point Presentation by Barbara Lee
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YW New Beginnings tickets and programs by Miko Crippen
alt Letter to Parents by Jolene Pugmire (transferred from lds-yw files)
alt Mia Maids and Laurels in a ward took the names of the new Beehives coming into the program. Together hey planned out and did special things anonymously for the new girls the whole week before New Beginnings. On the morning of New Beginnings (it was breakfast) each new Beehive girl was given the end of a skein of yarn where she started winding it into a ball. It took her through the church (classroom, stage, hall, etc.) At the end was the name of the girl that had been welcoming her into Young Women. After breakfast each girl was honored individually by the Laurel/Miamaid serving her. Mothers, advisors and all Young Women of coarse were invited.

PRODUCTS FOR PURCHASE:

alt YW in a box for New Beginnings

PROGRAM COVERS:

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Olympic New Beginnings Invitation by Jill Means
alt YW New Beginnings tickets and programs by Miko Crippen

PROGRAM IDEAS:

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2010 YW Opening Ceremonies by Melanie Davidon
alt A Great & Marvelous Work: A Royal Generation by Michelle Uhi
alt America's TOP Modest Model
alt ARMY: Steadfast and Immovable by Amber Park
alt Be the girl of your dreams by Shannon Roberts
alt Build a better me by Kerrie Neu
alt Build a foundation of rock by Melinda Beachell
alt Busy Bee's by Marlene Drake
alt Celebrating the Light from Darla
alt Courtroom Skit by Peggy Smith (Credit Unknown - transferred from lds-yw files)
alt Constellation Values by Julie Lemke
alt Enjoy the Journey
alt Hats of Value by Melissa McOmber
alt I {heart} New Beginnings
alt I Feel My Savior's Love
alt iStand: Apps for your life
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"Know Right and the Seven D.O.R.V.S."
alt Like A Butterfly by Carolyn Byers
alt Like the Stars: Steadfast & Immovable by Kim Williams
alt Lucky #13 by Shannon Sorensen
alt Kick-Off To New Beginnings by Angela Williams
alt New Beginnings 2011 (Stripling Warrior Theme)
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New Beginnings Program - PJ's Style by Julie Raybould
alt New Beginnings: SOS
alt New Beginnings (Picnic Theme)
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Oil in our Lamps
alt Once Upon a Time by Candice Waite
alt Oh, the places you'll go with Personal Progress by Kody Condos
alt Rainbow Themed New Beginnings
alt Remarkable Women of History by Megan Williams
alt Shoot for the Stars
alt Some ideas for LDS New Beginnings Programs
alt Sourvivor by Melissa Cass
alt Sports Themed New Beginnings by Amber Robison
alt Sports Theme by Lisa Hasson
alt Stars Shining Bright by Donna
alt Tangled by Michelle
alt The Cruise
alt The Biggest Gainer by Cathy Thomas
alt The Ten Virgins by Fiona Burdick
alt There's no place like our Heavenly Home by Mindy Hobson
alt This, I Believe by Kristie Shaw
alt Treasures of the Heart by Shelley Clines
alt Treasure Theme by Judy Lusk
alt Treasure Hunt - We seek after these things by Leslie Nebeker
alt Unlock the Treasure by Karen Hansen
alt Value Mall
alt Virtue Cruise by Sid Cartwright
alt Virtue Deli by Wendy Stebar
alt YW News Broadcast by Esther Bickham
alt Young Women of Value by Bonnie Howell
alt Who can find a virtuous woman?....for her price is above rubies by Kristen Mayle
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White Rabbit
alt Women of Value Seven women from the scriptures and from Church History are used to represent the Young Women values to the girls.  They get a glimpse of the strengths that the program's Values represent.

SKITS:

alt Bee It! by Jan Kocherhans
alt MIssion Possible
alt Super Value Heroes by Aileen Laudie
alt The Tale of Dorothy by Jamie L. Smith
alt Taste the Rainbow, by Tina Economou
alt Virtue Academy by Crystal Erekson


SPANISH:

alt Nuevos Comienzos by Desire Vargas

WEBSITES:

alt More Ideas (Scroll to bottom of page)




 
Comments (12)
  • Anonymous

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea, we are going to do it for our NB, Feb. 3rd. The girls are all excited.Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Hi All! I am just curious what the purpose of New Beginnings is...my understanding is that we have it to introduce the new theme of the year and to welcome the new beehives in. Am I wrong...is there more to it than that or is there a different purpose??? Thanks for your input!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Teresa,

    You've certainly started on the right track. What helped me was the Church Handbook under the Young Women auxuiliary, there you will find what you need.

    Love your sister in the Gospel.

  • Nicole

    I am looking for New Beginnings ideas for 2011...Thanks! :)

  • Bethanny Shepherd

    I too am looking for idea for 2011 our young women president put my mom and me incherge of it and my mom has a few ideas but anything will hel she wants to do a slide show or just didplay the posters of the values but our ward has no buget we are a small ward with small budget any ideas will help thanks our new beginnings is in the middle of Feb

  • Jen Callister

    I am thinking of the theme "We S.E.E.K. to go with the yearly theme with SEEK standing for Seek Earnestly Eternal Knowledge. I thought the decor could be a take off of see to sea with swedish fish on a handout and under the sea type decorations. I need a few more ideas to go with "sea". Ayyone got some?

  • Mary

    Me and my friend are planning a NB and she wants to do 50's theme but doesn't know how to make it spiritual? What do I do? I don't even know how to contribute.

  • Stacy

    Mary,
    A ward in our stake did something similar, but with an 80's theme. They focused on how several things change over time: music, dress, hairstyles, cars, technology etc. However, our values and standard do no need to change. This ward invited the moms and daughters to attend, decked out in their 80's attire. Good luck!

  • Diane

    I really like the idea of "the wolf in sheeps clothing" and think it goes along with the 13th Article of Faith - in that sometimes it's hard to recognize what all those traits are. For part of our New Beginnings program we are doing a Red Riding Hood skit, where she is going to visit her grandmother and along the way keeps meeting the wolf who is disguised as other characters and tries to tempt, distract or discourage her from reaching her destination. The "Values" are there along the way to help remind her of her goals and her values, and every time the wolf re-appears he has one more wolf feature, so in the end, and after applying all the values together, it is very clear to see the wolf behind his deceptions. I also added a little exert from President Uchtdorf's talk from last April 2010 General Conference address to the YW, "Your Happily Ever After". The pdf of the skit is on my site at this link:
    http://dbbydesign.webs.com/YW/YW%20New% 20Beggining%20...

  • christy brereton

    I am looking for new beginnings ideas for 2012, any thoughts? Thanks!

  • Erin Thayer

    Shouldn't the theme for New Beginnings be the theme for the year "Arise and Shine Forth"? I'm new so not sure the protocal but we already have a great theme and we are supposed to be talking about it and using it all year in all our events so why do something different especially if you are struggling in trying to make your theme spiritual? These yearly themes are inspired by our leaders so we should take advantage of that and utilize them in such things as New Beginnings.
    It is ultimately up to you to decide and hopefully you pray about it but if you are struggling with what to do, use what has been already given to us! Hope that helps! :)

  • ruthpetersen

    Im in the stake YW so I got to see 12 programs. this was the funnest. for 2012 arise and shine forth the cutest one i went to was a "sleepover" you came in your pajamas brought a sleeping bag or blanket and they had treats. they did the program and when it was all over, turned the lights higher so it was "morning" arise and shine forth. they served continental breakfast. the decorations looked like a bedroom with a bed and canopy over the head of it, nightstands, lamps, stuffed animals and they played games to review the values and class mottos like charades, pictionary, family fued etc. (name the color for faith, or what's the symbol for miamaids...) and had a guest speaker and the bishop. it was fun

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