Here's another fun activity Kim's young women put together. Shining Idol! They did this as a combined YW activity, but it would also be fun to do with the young men. It would also make a lively YW Camp activity. :)*
Give the youth an opportunity to "shine". Have fun!
Preparation for Shining Idol is as simple as 1-2-3: 1) gather silly props, 2) place props into paper grocery bags, and 3) choose appropriate "fun" music.
You could do what Kim did and have a CD for each group and let them choose a song from the CD.
You could have a certain number of songs chosen beforehand and put them on your iTunes play list. Copy the Shining Idol Microphones below and have each group choose a numbered mic which corresponds to a certain song on your play list.
The youth were divided into 8 groups. Each group chose a bag of props and CD. They were given 15 minutes to pick a song and practice. Then they all met back together for the show. The judges (in this case - the girls who put the activity together) only gave positive feedback and used phrases like:
"You SHINE!", "You LIT up the stage!", "You are a STAR!", "You have a BRIGHT future!", "You were on FIRE!", etc...*
Fill a basket with a cookie CD for everyone. Star shaped sugar cookies would be fun! If you have never heard of a cookie CD - it is simply a large cookie placed inside a paper CD sleeve. Tie it up with ribbon and "Voila!" you have a cookie CD. Seems fitting for the night.
You could also have an ice bucket filled with bottles of "POP"Star Soda (any pop will do). Whatever budget allows. :) By the way, my kids make fun of me for calling it soda pop. Is it a generation or location thing?
Just in case you want to make your own American Idol look-a-like logo... I used the Kaufmann-Bold font. FREE download here.