I just made up a nifty new name for this section of the blog. Go me! I figured since I’m in the Young Women’s presidency at church, and I’m in charge of activities that I might as well post what we’ve done. But I’ll probably only post the successful ones because I don’t want y’all to know what a loser I am sometimes. 🙂
At our last presidency meeting we all came to the conclusion that we’d lost touch with our girls. With babies being born and holidays, we just kinda got caught up in ourselves and felt very distant. We decided that we needed to remedy that and work at getting to know them better. I thought about that and came up with this idea for a mutual activity…
I know it sounds weird to speed date with your Young Women, but it actually turned out pretty well. I searched online for the rules of speed dating, and even found a bunch of sample questions one could use while speed dating. We have a small group, so I set up 3 tables with 2 chairs at each table. I set the timer for 3 minutes, and when the timer was up, one side moved down to the next seat. I had questions in the middle of each table to get the conversation started, but I don’t think they were even used that much. We included the leaders and the girls in the ole switch-a-roo, so we all got a chance to chat.
Most of the speed dating websites say 3-5 minutes is generally the limit. We were short on time, so 3 minutes was about all we had time for. However, 5 minutes probably would’ve been better because we had to cut off conversations.
It was really good getting to be one-on-one with each of the girls even if it was just for a bit, and I even heard one of my girls say, “This is fun!” Hallelujah! The night was a success! We had some light refreshments, and that was that. I’m sure this could easily be adapted to be a combined activity, as well. Speed dating with the boys? Let the giggling commence! 🙂
Easy-peasy, but tons of fun. Just the way I like ’em.
FYI: Here’s a list of the speed dating questions I used. Feel free to print them out and use them for your own activity!
I’d love to know how yours went, so if you try it, leave me a comment!