{Personal Progress} ‘Riesens’ To Do Personal Progress

A few weeks ago as I was grocery shopping (down the candy aisle) I had an idea for a Personal Progress incentive.


Have you ever tried ‘Riesens’? If not, they are delicious…just saying.
This incentive that I am sharing today shares different reasons why Personal Progress is important and why we need to do it.
I began by (eating the first entire bag of Riesens) thinking of reasons why we should do personal progress. I decided to look on lds.org, but then I realized that the reasons are right in front of us in the Personal Progress booklets.
I looked through the booklet at each value and picked 2 reasons for each value. Here are some that I chose:
As I looked through the booklet I saw the many, many reasons why these young women (and we) should be doing their personal progress.
I created these cute little Personal Progress Riesens. I created wrappers that wrap around each ‘Risen,’ with the different reasons that I saw. On the bottom of each reason is the corresponding Value experience. 
I printed the wrappers out and then wrapped each ‘wrapper’ around the
Riesen candy, as seen below.
After I had all my candies wrapped with my Personal Progress ‘Riesen’ wrappers, I placed them inside of some clear plastic rectangular boxes/tubes I had. You could also place these in small jars, bags, etc.
Then I attached a tag that reads,
“Need a ‘Riesen’ to do Personal Progress? Here’s a few…”
The girls can pick a ‘Personal Progress Riesen’ out and read the reason why they should do their personal progress. Then they can look which experience goes with that reason and look it up in their booklet….and Do It!
Do your YW need a few ‘Riesens’ to do their Personal Progress?
Then click on the link(s) below:


Click HERE to print my Riesens Wrapper and Tags!

 I hope you enjoy my Personal Progress Riesens and make some for your YW. I do know that Personal Progress is an amazing program that can strengthen the young women and help them to come unto Christ. By participating in Personal Progress they can strengthen their testimonies and help them understand their divine potential.
I would love to hear if you make these for your YW, so come back and tell me what you did.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!



Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. Jenna


    When I click on the link above, it takes me to a page with a download option. I signed up for an account with Box, but when I click on the download option, nothing happens. Can you help with this?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Jenna!
      Sorry about that. Unfortunately I ran out of bandwidth last month on box.net, but it’s a new month so you should be able to download the file now. I will send you am email though, just in case you don’t see this reply. 🙂

      1. megan

        This is so adorable! I purchased all the stuff to do this!

        1. Thanks Megan! I thought they were cute too…and yummy! 🙂

  2. Vickie

    As a new Personal Progress leader, I’ve come across your “Riesens” to do Personal Progress post from October 2014. I’ve tried to download and print it but haven’t been able to do so. Could you e-mail this file to me I love Riesen candy and I love this idea. Thank you for sharing this. I would so appreciate having this to help and encourage my Young Women in their efforts in Personal Progress. Thanks

    1. Hi Vickie! I updated the links, so they should work fine now. I have sent you the files though, just in case. 🙂

  3. Megan Fewkes

    Hi there! I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing your talent with me!

    1. Thanks, Megan! Hope your girls like them as well. 🙂

  4. Birgit

    Thank you for taking the time to do this! This is a GREAT idea 🙂

  5. Heather Parker

    Hey Sheena! I cannot download these and LOVE them!!!! Can you email them to me?
    Thanks for all your awesome ideas!

    1. Sorry about that Heather! I just updated the link and emailed you the files. 🙂 Thanks so much!

  6. Molly

    Hi Sheena!
    Love, love all your cute ideas! I’ve used them for many years for primary and now I’m doing personal progress and using them again! So the link you’ve provided is working great but the pictures aren’t available so I can see what I’m supposed to be doing. Do you by chance have these that you could send me? I am not the kind of person that could figure it out on my own. 😃

    1. Hi Molly! I will go update the photos, sorry. My site was hacked last year and in the process of restoring it many of my photos were lost. Just an FYI, I am working on a goal booklet that I will be using for YW/Personal Progress. I will be sharing it soon!