Recently, I was in charge of the boys and girls midweek youth activity, otherwise know as Joint Mutual Night. We decided to focus on a theme of "I Can Accomplish Hard Tasks". We watched this video and talked about how someone with a seemingly strong disadvantage could overcome any obstacle put before her. She was born without arms, but does just about everything we do, only with her feet. We talked about how they (the youth) would each have hard tasks placed before them in their life, by choice or circumstance, and how with the Lord, determination, and patience any hard task could be mastered.
We then went into the gym for some "feet only" activities, such as reading a book.
(We had cheap individual brushes for everyone and wipes to wash your feet before beginning each station.)
Drawing and coloring.
Our YW president making a peanut butter sandwich.
She did a great job and even had cute, painted toes. Some of the kids actually tried to eat their sandwich. I couldn't bring myself to do it.
Texting. Surprisingly, many of them could send coherent texts.
Setting a table for dinner.
One of our YW made a paper airplane, using only her feet. Amazing!
It was a lot of fun and I hope they walked away with a sense of accomplishment...and greater appreciation for arms and hands.