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’.

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.
You can find some Here.
**Pam Jones of Georgia shared some clipart that she created. Click each link to view/print.
Football Field (left side) & Football Field (right side)
Print each side of the field onto 2 pieces of cardstock and then glue/tape together.
Pam also made some adorable little football players. Click the link below to view/print.
Scripture Bowl Football Players

**Mindy of Reidhead Randomness has shared a picture (and instructions) of her football field and players.
She did a great job, so take a look, Here. Thanks Mindy for sharing!! 🙂

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 TMTwo 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:
The Fonts for the cards are from Kevin and Amanda and da Font.
Here are the names of the fonts I used. Just click on the name of the font to be taken to the download link.
For the Brainiac cards: (title) Clingy & (question) Miserably Lose
For the Book Worm cards: (title) Gentle Redhead & (question) Miserably Lose
For the Singing Star cards: (title) Howser & (question) Miserably Lose
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.
Make sense???

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.

Click HERE to print my Scripture Bowl Sharing Time outline.

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!


45 thoughts on “Scripture Bowl: 5th Sunday Review Game

  1. Kristin

    I LOVE your scripture bowl sharing time!!! And thanks for all the work that you put into. I am excited to use it next week. I was worried about what I was going to do with the 5th Sunday…now I am excited for it:)


  2. claudiadarosa

    Thank you so much for this. I’m 19 and I’ve been the Primary President in my ward for the past six months. It’s been a challenge and I’ve been trying to make Primary as much fun and spiritual as I can.
    I live in Brazil and unfortunately we don’t have as much materials in Portuguese as the ones I find in Engish so I’m used to translating lots of the stuff I find. I really like this idea. They are going to love it ( even though we don’t play football here ). Can you tell me the FONTs you used for the cards?

    Thank you again.


  3. Amber Omer

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us! We’ve never done something like this before so I think we’re going to give it a try. Is there any way you might be willing to email me a word (non-pdf) version of the cards so that we can change them up a bit to go with our songs? I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks so much again!


  4. Sheena

    claudiadarosa: Thanks for the comment and for visiting my blog. 🙂 I have added the names and links to the fonts that I used for the ‘Scripture Bowl’ cards. They are all free fonts, so all you have to do is download them. 🙂 If you have any other questions just let me know. Thanks!!

    Stacey: I would start at the 20/25 yard line. But make sure they start on the opposite side of the field of their end zone. 🙂 Thanks for the comment.

    Amber: I will send you the non-pdf version of my ‘Scripture Bowl’. Let me know if you have any problems or questions and I will try to help you out. Thanks for the comment and for stopping by. 🙂


  5. Toby and Tammy

    So dang cute!!!! LOVE this idea.
    And as for football–The Steelers are my FAVORITE team and they just happen to be going to the Superbowl. 🙂

    Thanks for posting your great ideas. I’m in the presidency and are always looking for helpful things.

    Thank you!


  6. Mindy

    I just had a date with my cricut and finished my football field, players, etc. Thanks so much for the great idea. I can send you a picture if you want. I used “legal” sized hanging file folders for the field (Just cut off the ends) and white out for the field lines.


  7. Shauna

    Thanks for sharing your great idea. Our primary has never done anything like this before and I think the kids will have a great time.
    Thank you to Mindy also…I didn’t have any green poster board and my kids are sick so I could not go to the store, but I do have the green hanging folders.


  8. Josh and Becca

    I just wanted to give you a big THANK YOU! I’m in charge of the 5th Sunday sharing time as well and was struggling to think of some fun way to tie in the scriptures with a game. I found your blog off Sugardoodle and I’m sooo HAPPY!! Thank you. Thank you. I’ll be using your creativity this Sunday and I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m sure the kids in my ward will {LOVE} it! Thank so much!! Also could you send me an email with your football field non-pdf? I’m trying to see if I could send it to Costco and get printed poster size. It’s a little blurry when I try to do that now.



  9. Josh and Becca

    I just wanted to thank you for your creativity!! I came across your blog from Sugardoodle. I was struggling to think of something fun to do to tie in the scriptures with a game and your idea is perfect. I {LOVE} it!! Thank you!!!!! I also was wondering if you could send me the football field via email. I”m trying to see if there’s a way to send it to Costco to have it printed post size. Could it work that way??? Thank you sooo much!!


  10. Anissa

    I just found your blog and I’m so excited. My husband and I have been the “Sharing Time Specialists” in our ward for over a year now and coming up with fresh new ideas each week can get tough. I plan to use this football game for our Senior Primary this Sunday, so thank you very much! I think it’s probably too tough for the Junior Primary so they might get a scripture story time instead.
    Do you have a split Junior and Senior Primary? I’m just wondering how you make all your lessons work for both if you do?
    Thanks again!


  11. Gatrell Family

    I would appreciate it if you would send me the non-pdf version also. I would like to make some additional cards if I get a chance! email:

    Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents. This will be the first sharing time I have done and I was really worried about it. You’re a lifesaver with this one!!!


  12. pondrus

    Thank you, Thank you for sharing your creative talents. This will be a big hit in our primary, especially all our senior primary boys.
    I’d like to make some easy junior primary cards if I can get the non-pdf too. Thanks for your service!


  13. Ashley

    This is such a fun idea! I made my football field out of 3 12×12 green card stock and used masking tape for the yards. Today I was going to print the cards, and I discovered I’m out of black ink! Is there any way you can email me a Word version of the file so I can change the color of the font? Plenty of blue ink left. 🙂 ashleybkelly(at)hotmail(.)com. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic idea!


  14. Patti

    Just wanted to add my thanks! I truly appreciate all the time and work you put into it. Working full time puts a cramp in my creativity so I LOVE people like you who can and do share!
    Thanks tons!


  15. Mindy

    My primary LOVED it! I also found some super cute “football” little debbie brownies and I taped a “I won the scripture bowl” note on it. It was a HUGE hit and the didn’t want to quit. I think we will need more cards (an expansion pack, lol). Thanks again for the great suggestion!


  16. ShannaFae

    I used your game in my 10-11 year old boy class. I rewrote the cards to fit the lesson and they had a blast. It got a little roudy from time to time but fun was had by all! I highly recommend using this game for your sunday school classes especially with the older kids they got really involved and were diving into their scriptures like Ive never seen before!


  17. noycee

    Great idea! I’ve been the chorister for a couple of years and I made a cranium game for singing. But I just got released and put in as Primary President and I wanted to play that sort of game again without it looking like the same game. Adding football is genius! Thank you very much!


  18. Stephanie

    Well, I’m only a year late,but I’m thinking this would be perfect for our primary this month…we do a “pre-primary” for our little eager beavers. If you still have the word version I would love to get it so I can make changes for use this year. Thanks a bunch…love your blog and whenever I’m stuck I know I can get some inspiration from your site! thanks again.


  19. Jill

    Is it too late for me to get a non-pdf copy? Is it possible to get it as a word doc so I can change out some of the questions for ones that apply to music for this year? Thanks!


  20. Tonya Kuykendall

    I LOVE this idea. I know everyone else has already asked but can I also have the non psd version of the questions? I plan to make a spinner with the three categories and each question worth 10 yards. How exciting. I was so worried but now I am not. Time to get crafting.


      1. Laura

        I love this idea for Superbowl sunday, as a family activity for my own kids at home. We’re in the camp that doesn’t watch the game, but I love this game and would love to add a few more questions to stretch it out a little. Thanks for sharing your time, talents and creativity!


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