Here is what I’ve been working on the last few days. I hope you like it. 🙂 I’ve been trying to come up with some type of review game for the 5th Sunday that is coming up next week. I wasn’t having much luck as far as ideas and then I remembered it is almost the end of January, and that means Super Bowl! I’m not much of a football person. I actually know nothing about football. Maybe it’s because we didn’t have a football team in my High School, I went to a very very small school. 🙂 But since it’s Football season I thought it would be fun to have a ‘Scripture Bowl’.
You’ll need a poster-board with a football field drawn on it (or print one off the internet). Make sure the yard lines are there, and label each yard line. Here is an example that I made on the computer:
You’ll also need 2 little football players and a small cut-out football.
Here’s a quick overview of the game:
Split the children into 2 teams and give each team a name: Nephites & Lamanites; B.E.A.R.S & The R.E.D’S; etc.
Have a scoreboard to keep score. Split it into 2 columns and label each side with the team names.
Just like in the real game of football you want to have the most points by the end of the game. In order to score points the children must answer questions correctly in order to move toward their end zone for a Touchdown!! Anytime they reach their ‘End Zone’ they will receive 7 points. They can also kick a field goal which is worth 3 points (they can only do this by choosing a card with ‘Field Goal’ on it).
The questions they will be answering are split into 3 categories. The different categories are: Brainiac, Singing Star, and Book Worm. Here is a little description of each category.
Brainiac: These cards will have questions about the scriptures.
Singing Star: These cards will have songs that the children must sing/hum, finish the phrase, or Guess That Tune.
Book Worm: These cards will have a Gospel Art Kit Picture number and a brief description about the picture. You will read the card aloud. The child must find the picture that matches what you read and then tell you which book the story belongs in (Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, D & C, Pearl of Great Price).
**You could have the names of each book of the Standard Works posted somewhere. Have the children place the GAK picture under the book that that story is found in.
Some cards will have a starburst bubble with ‘T.P.’ or ‘2 TM’ on them. If one of these are chosen this is what will happen:
T.P. – Teacher Play; whoever picked this card will then get to pick a teacher to answer the question for his/her team. If answered correctly that team will get to move their player the amount of yards written on the card (or score).
2 TM– Two Team Play; whenever one of these cards is chosen both teams will play head to head. Read the card aloud and the first team to answer correctly gets to move/score the amount that is on the bottom of the card.
Example: Let’s say that it’s the ‘B.E.A.R.’s’ turn and they are at the 50 yard line. You choose a child to come up and pick a card and they pick the card below with the ‘2 TM’ bubble on it. Announce to both teams that a 2 Team Challenge card has been picked. The child that picked the card and another child from the other team (the team can choose or you can just go in order) will play head to head. Either have them sit in their chairs or come to the front. Read them the card and the first to answer correctly will get to move their team’s player the number of yards that is on the bottom of the card (this card: 10 Yards).
Since it was the B.E.A.R.S turn if they answer it correctly they will get to move 10 yards toward their End Zone. But if the other team answers correctly first it is considered an Interception. (this is explained below). The B.E.A.R.S will loose their turn and it will continue to be the other team’s play until they score a Touchdown (7 pts.) or a field goal (3 pts.).
Here is an example of what the cards look like:
Here are the names of the fonts I used. Just click on the name of the font to be taken to the download link.
The children will move their football player the amount of yards written on the card. If they answer the question correctly the next person on their team gets to come to the front and pick a card. The team gets to continue playing until they reach their end zone or until a card with ‘Field Goal’ or ‘Touchdown’ is chosen and answered correctly.
They only get to move their team player if they answer the question correctly.
If they answer the question incorrectly the other team gets a chance to ‘Intercept’ the question. If an ‘Interception’ takes place, you will then read the question aloud to the other team. They will have a chance to answer the question and if answered correctly they get to move their player (start from where the opposing team’s player is on the field) the amount of yards that is on the bottom of the card. Then it is their turn again, unless they have scored. If no one answers the question correctlyl you can call it a ‘Fumble‘ and it will continue to be the team’s play that picked the card. You can have them stay where they are or pentalize them and have them move back a few yards.
Example: So, let’s say the ‘B.E.A.R.S are at the 30 Yard line headed toward their end zone and they answer a question incorrectly. INTERCEPTION!! You will then read the question to a R.E.D.’s player. If they answer correctly they will place their football player at the 30 yard line and move their player the amount of yards that is on the card toward their end zone.
Would you like to have your very own Scripture Bowl? I have included instructions to help you out. 🙂 I think it will be a hit AND a great review game for the children.
I hope you enjoy my Scripture Bowl sharing time idea, and are able to use it. You don’t even have to play it like I did, get creative and have fun! I would love to hear if you decide to use my Scripture Bowl idea and any changes you make, so leave me a comment. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!