Thursday, April 11, 2019

Gospel Standards Starburst Scramble - Faith In God Activity

This activity is similar to the Articles of Faith Hunt.  and is an awesome activity to do outside!

There are 13 "My Gospel Standards". Each one is split into three pieces (39 total). 
For this activity, have the players find all the pieces (hidden in a room or outside) and put them in the correct order. These pieces were sized to fit a starburst double pack. For extra fun, split your group into two... Pink Team VS. Red Red Team and have them race each other!!

Depending on how you want to do the activity, you would need:

39 Starbursts: If you are only doing 1 set (not a competition) and want to attach each "piece" to a starburst


78 Starbursts: If you are having two teams compete and you are using BOTH Pink and Red


Simply attach a Starburst to each handout. You can scatter the pieces without any Starbursts and have players find just the "pieces" of paper. 

If you can access my blog from your phone, you can save this invitation below as a picture. Then, edit it with any simple photo-editing tool to add text and fill in the information for Place, Time and Date. Then you can text out this invitation/reminder :). 

Once they have found all the pieces... it should look something like this. If you have extra time, you have can have the players scramble all the pieces and put them back in order again :)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Articles of Faith Hunt / Easter Activity

Each of the 13 Articles of Faith have been split up into 3 pieces (making a total of 39). 

With all the pieces prepared on either either Easter eggs or chocolate (pieces are sized to fit "treasures" but can really be put on anything you want), prepare them for an Easter egg hunt. Players must find all 3 pieces to each Article of Faith and then put the pieces in the correct order. Hide the pieces well if you want this to take a long time, or not so well for a faster activity. 

 If you would like two teams to race each other, assign each team a color (blue or pink) for a total of 78 pieces. They are only allowed to pick up pieces in their color. The first team to find all their pieces AND put the Articles of Faith in the correct order, WINS!

This activity took me about 20 minutes to cut, tape and spread eggs out :). Once the pages are cut, folded and glued, each "piece" will be double sided... with the number on one side and the Articles of faith piece on the other. 

If there is extra time, let the players fill out this handout :)

If you can access my blog from your phone, you can save this invitation below as a picture. Then, edit it with any simple photo-editing tool to add text. Then you can text out this invitation/reminder :)

I also made this for use anytime (not just Easter)

These files are available here 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Family Proclamation

Shout out to my sister who helped me arrange/decorate this wall - Thank you, Julie! I like making stuff on the computer, but I'm seriously challenged when it comes to decorating! It's still a work in progress, but I'm loving how it's turning out! Also, love Yongsung Kim art!!

Anyways... I wanted The Proclamation but I needed a landscape version. I couldn't find one that was the right shape for my frame (12x16 ... one of my favorite frames form Ikea), so I put this one together. Costco will print 12x18 so I left some room on the sides to cut later. I figured I'm not the only one to need/want one of these... so here is the free printable :). I thought this could make a great gift for Activity Days too!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Articles of Faith Turkey Bowl! Learning and Living the Gospel

You bowl to hit down turkey pins! See what I did there ;) 

Instead of the usual 10 pins, you'll need 13... 1 for each Article of Faith. While bowling, if you hit down 6 pins, you pull a "6" question card... if you hit down 2, you pull a "2" question card. Each of the question cards corresponds to its Article of Faith. Each bowler gets 2 turns. If after their second turn the bowler knocks down all the pins, they pull a "spare" question card.

 Most of the question cards are fill in the blank. Have each bowler read  the question card (Article of Faith) out loud for everyone to hear. After their turn bowling, have them replace their question card at the bottom of the pile (that way if you go through more than 8, you'll have enough questions with some repeats) and then have them take a turn setting up the pins for the person behind them... creating a rotation. That way the leader can be helping with the question cards.

Prep: About 20 mins to make turkey bowling pins and cut/glue question cards. 
Supplies: 13 empty water bottles, ball for bowling (small soccer ball works great) 

Get these files HERE :)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thankful Turkeys - Serving Others

Shooting at turkeys just seems oh-so perfect for Thanksgiving. Don't worry, they are just paper turkeys!! I made two different activities here... 

The cookie recipe I used is from Six Sister's Stuff. Because their recipes are delicious. 



and a craft!