Greater than the sum of the parts

  • Young women baking

Purpose

Realize the great good the youth can accomplish as they work together as a quorum, class, or group.

Description

Ahead of time and with as little explanation as possible, assign each youth to bring a different ingredient needed to make a recipe they will enjoy (for example, have someone bring one egg; another, one teaspoon of salt; and so on). Gather for the activity in a home or another location where you can cook or bake. Ask the youth if they’d enjoy eating the ingredient they provided by itself or if it might be better combined with other ingredients. Then ask what you could combine the ingredients into. After some discussion, provide the recipe and explain that just like ingredients are better when combined, we are also blessed as we organize ourselves and become unified quorums or classes. Work together to prepare the recipe, and let the youth eat and share the results.

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