Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Where's mom when I need her activity

The beehives were in charge of our last Joint activity (w/ the YM) and they decided on a skills night. 
We had three different classes, Laundry, Money, and Cooking. 
When they arrived we divided them into three groups by having them choose a Hershey Kiss off of a platter. On the bottom of the kiss was a colored dot to show which group they would be in. 
I used the garage sale dots you can find in the office section of most grocery stores. 

The classes lasted 15min each w/ 5 min for rotation.

Money Class

In this class they learned the importance of budgeting and played a little Price Is Right. 

 Cooking Class

In our cooking class each rotation made something different. The first rotation made no bake cookies, the second rotation made corn bread & honey butter, and the third made chili. 
(If you would like the recipes we used feel free to email me and I would be happy to share)
For this class I chose recipes that were fairly basic and simple to make. 

Laundry Class
In this class they learned to sort their laundry, which settings you use to wash, basic ironing and sewing on a button. They had a relay where they had to sort clothes, iron a tea towel, & sew a button on a piece of cloth. 

After they had rotated to all classes we got together to enjoy our chili, cornbread & honey butter, and our no bake cookies. 

I think everyone had a good time and hopefully learned something new.

added 1/14/13
Recipes used for this activity

No Bake Cookies

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let cool until hardened 

Sweet Corn Bread
2 pkgs Jiffy cornbread mix
2pkgs Jiffy yellow cake mix
(add ingredients on back of box for each box and follow baking instructions)

Honey butter
2 sticks real butter, (close to room temp- works best when slightly chilled still.)
2/3 C honey
¾ C powdered sugar
(If your butter is too soft, you’ll end up with a gooey mess, so I just leave it out on the counter for about 20 minutes or so before beating and it turns out nice and fluffy)
Just place it all in a bowl and beat with an electric hand-mixer for 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed.  Serve at room temp.

1 lb of ground beef
1 pkg chili seasoning
2 cans tomato soup
2 cans red kidney beans
chopped onion
Brown ground beef in large pot with onion and drain, add seasoning, soups, and beans. Add water as needed. simmer for 15 min. (we doubled the recipe to feed everyone)



  1. This is amazing! I would love to have your recipes. 8nelsons@gmail.com Can't wait til my Beehives are in charge of our combined activity. Thanks so much.

  2. What a great idea! I would love these recipes usmcconrads@gmail.com

  3. Could you please email me the recipes? I'd love to do this activity this year with our YM/YW. Thanks! natty_call@hotmail.com