ACTIVITY DAY IDEAS:

alt Ocean Theme (Recognition Night - use starfish theme)
alt Shining Stars (Recognition Night)
alt You're a star (Recognition Night)

ACRONYMNS FOR "STAR":

alt S.T.A.R.S. - Stand together as rightous sisters

CENTERPIECE IDEAS:

alt Cut a piece of wood (like a 2x4) to about a 10-12" length. Drill 3 holes evenly on one of the flat sides. Glue 3 dowels in the holes (same length, varying length - up to you). Tie a couple strands of curling ribbon (thin stuff to wrap presents with) around the top. Cut 2 stars out of paper/posterboard, etc. Glue the 2 stars together around the top of the dowel and curling ribbon.  You could paint or spray paint the wood block and dowels. You could use curling ribbon and papers to match the colors or theme that you are going for. You could even use glitter or puff paints to add to it. It's pretty easy and doesn't cost too much.  (Idea by Melissa Cass)
alt We did long, tall vases with gold star garland up in the outside of navy blue tissue paper stuffed inside. The we cut stars out of metallic gold cardstock and used floral message holders to have them sticking out of the vase. The were inexpensive and easy. (Stephanie Thomas)

CLIPART:

alt Star Clipart from Mormon Share

CRAFT IDEAS:

alt Origami Stars - how to fold. (You can also click here to buy the paper ready to go.)

HANDOUT:

alt Some glow in the dark stars
alt 'Star'-burst candy: Starburst

INVITATIONS:

alt Free Printable New Beginnings Program Invite for STAR theme
 
LESSON HELPS:

alt Shine in your own orbit (2007 BYU Women's Conference)

MUSIC:

alt A New Star Shines Tonight, Dec 1988 New Era
alt Every Star is Different
alt Gordon B. Hinckley - Constant as the North Star, June 1996 Friend
alt Just One Little Light, Jan 1988 New Era
alt Shining Star, Dec 1979 New Era

POEMS:

alt Reach for the Stars
alt Stars by Brierly Ashour, September 1972 Friend
alt Values Like Stars 

PROGRAMS:

alt Constellation Values by Julie Lemke (New Beginnings Idea)
alt Shoot for the Stars (New Beginnings Idea)
alt Stars Shining Bright (New Beginnings Idea)

QUOTES:

alt  "Reach for the moon, if you fail you'll still be among the stars."
alt  "The stars are the street lights of eternity." (Author Unknown)
alt “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.” (Author Unknown)

SNACK IDEAS:

alt Starfruit - Most grocery stores carry this fruit and it is shaped like a star.

SKITS:

alt Shoot for the Golden Stars

STORIES:

alt The North Star  June 2006 Friend
alt The starfish

TALKS:

alt Northern Stars, Feb 1992 New Era
alt Reach for the Stars, May 1981 Ensign
alt The North Star, June 2006 Friend

VIDEO CLIPS:

alt Sharing Time with President Hinckley - References North Star





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