CTR Hemp Bracelets
We followed the “Living and Learning the Gospel” suggestion to learn how to sing the hymn “Choose the Right” by playing a game. The game was played similar to musical chairs or hot potato, only the “potato” was a chewy candy wrapped in several layers that had the lines written on them. When the music played, the potato was passed around. When the music stopped, the person left holding it had to recite or sing all parts that had been unwrapped until then. The winner was the person who was able to recite/sing the entire song without help. The chewy candy was to remind them to “Chews the Right.”
Next we played a “Sink or Swim” lesson found in an LDS Family Home Evening book that consisted of choices or situations they could face and whether they would sink or swim depending on the choice they made.
Afterward, we braided hemp bracelets and weaved alphabet beads into them that spelled CTR. The girls had fun learning how to braid hemp bracelets for one, but also, knowing they made their own CTR bracelet and knowing the significance of it was fun for them. I let the girls also make extra bracelets for the girls who were less-active and also extra bracelets with their own name.