LDS Young Men

Mutual Activity: A good slippery slope in which to find yourself upon.

Posted in Activities, Mutual, Youth Conference by ldsym on August 14, 2008

Here is a great end-of-summer Mutual Activity, the classic slip-&-slide.
When I was in California I saw a great one at a Stake Pioneer Day Celebration. It was about 45 feet long, and ran down a perfect grassy slope. As you can see in the picture, it was awesome! The Young Men were all over it. I have done a slip-&-slide with my kids, but never thought of it for a Mutual Activity.

At the Sons of Liberty Encampment they built the greatest Slip & slide ever. It was actually more like a temporary waterslide. Check out the video here (click on the “2008 water slide madness video” link)

I am guessing the Church risk management folks may not approve, but that is part of the appeal isn’t it.

Suitable for: Quorum or Whole Mutual.
Equipment: Need a water source & hose and a big sheet of plastic.
Cost: $10 for a large plastic sheet.
Prep time: half hour to get supplies before-hand, but I would make building it part of the activity.

  • A gentle slope on grass is best, for obvious reasons steer clear of pavement
  • Put a bit of diluted dish soap in a spray bottle, and coat the plastic for some really good sliding.
  • The grass will look trashed when you are done, but it will bounce back quickly.
  • Look for a way to secure the top of the plastic sheet, usually with stakes that can be pounded down below the surface they they will not injure the sliders.

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  1. Hamish said, on January 15, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I’d love to know where you bought the giant plastic sheet for this activity! And for only $10! What a steal! Thanks! 😀

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    Where can I buy one??

  5. Robin Reidling said, on June 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Where did you get this plastic from?

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