I used this review quiz to help students remember some of the things we’ve learned since the beginning of the year and so we can have a little fun during March Madness. There are 20 questions dealing with the Title Page to the Book of Mormon plus others. Some of these might not help you because it’s stuff we talked about in class, not things that were necessarily in the manual. I’ve put references or quotes to go along with the answers to help stimulate discussion or to put any questions to rest.
We didn’t get to all the questions because of time, but the kids really enjoyed this.
Last week we were doing housekeeping things during class and did not get to cover the stories that students were reading in as much depth as I would prefer. I used this method I named Silent Time Line Sorting Game to quickly cover 4 chapters students had read before class, as an introduction to the next chapters in Acts.
This was a fun, useful game, and it was QUIET! I find myself so relieved when we are able to play a game quietly. Phew. Those kids can get overwhelming.
I allowed texting, but you might not want to.
This was a good activity for keeping everyone involved, and we were able to summarize a lot material very quickly. You could do this activty with the Plan of Salvation, the Nephite Cycle, or any number of things. Find out how to play the game in more detail at the game description in the Teaching Techniques section.
A Secret Combo Meal Activity with planning sheet and menu. We used these for an activity that had an 80’s theme, hence the 80’s reference on some of the foods code names. Every item on the menu is in secret code so you may end up eating your meal with a toothpick!
(For those of you unfamiliar with these games, basically you make a menu with fake names standing for odd dinner items. Like “Bill’s Brown Roundies” might be meatballs or donuts, etc. Kids choose from the menu items and make up a surprise dinner based on their selections. Same thing is done with utensils. “Happiness” might be a spoon. A fun activity. – Jenny)
I facilitate a lot of meetings at work, so I’ve leveraged some fun icebreakers in different church settings with great results. I made this as an icebreaker for our RS Birthday Dinner, and the sisters really loved it. In fact, they didn’t want to stop playing after we had our first winner, so we allowed two additional bingo winners and one “black out” winner.
The way it works is you pass out one to every sister. It’s a great thing to do at the beginning while you’re waiting for everyone to arrive – it gets people mingling.
The rules are:
1. You find someone who meets the criteria of a square on your Bingo card and have them sign their name on your card.
2. You can only use a person once on your card.
You might want to make it fun by offering small prizes for the winners.
I created it in Powerpoint, so that people can edit it.
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