Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Games People Play
Time for a new scripture tip: Make a game out of family scripture study!
Kids love to play games and find it easier to pay attention while playing. They have to pay attention if they want to win. So I suggest designating one or two days a week of your family scripture study as a "game day."
What games do you play? So glad you asked. Here are a few suggestions:
1. The Friend Magazine has a number of "Fun Stuff" game articles using scriptures to teach. Here, and here, and here are three examples. There is even one in the current issue using the Family Proclamation. We played this during FHE Monday night and the kiddos loved it.
2. Use a book of games. I saw The Big Book of Sacrament Time Activities recently at a church bookstore. Many of the games in it are scripture based and require looking things up in scriptures. There are several other books out there with games that would work just as well.
3. Play charades with scripture stories. Provide a few costumes and some reminder pictures from the Gospel Art Kit if needed to make things fun.
4. Stefany from Pikes Pickles recently sent me a .pdf file of a game called Scripture Taboo. I played it with my Achievement Days girls last week and they had a lot of fun. I would be happy to pass the file on if anyone is interested (leave me a comment with your e-mail address).
5. Make your own games. Play Hang-man using the name of someone you have been reading about recently in the scriptures. Make a crossword puzzle with this website using words from the scriptures. Play scripture chase. Or use scripture verses with words like "right," "left," "forward," "up," and "down" to make a treasure hunt.
Whatever games you decide to play, you will be a winner with your family!
Scripture of the Day: Ecclesiastes 9:9