SM activities based on popular board or party games
This is a fun game based on the popular game Cranium. Right now it covers Genesis – Judges, but it could easily be updated as you study the Old Testament.
A fun way to review with your students
Here are some additional clues for the Stocking Unstuffer SM Game above. These should work just great. Of course you can always use these hymn clues in another game.
Use this list for guessing games such as printing these items on labels that you put on people’s backs as they enter a party. They have to ask yes/no questions to others to guess what is on their label. It's a great ice breaker.
A fun way to cover Scripture Mastery
A Battlefield Game specifically about the Mormon Battalion
I’ve taken the D&C vocabulary list from Ken Alford and created a type of Balderdash game.
Seminary Squares for D&C 99-100
D&C SM Pit Cards
A D&C version of the game of Outburst
A D&C twist for the game of Taboo
Scripture Mastery BINGO! for D&C
A Pictionary version for the Old Testament
Daniel Concentration Game
New Testament version of the board game of Cranium
Family Feud Review Game: New Testament Edition
A New Testament version of the game of Taboo
A New Testament version of the game of TriBond
This isn’t the memory match concentration that usually comes to mind, but a rhythm game.
A way to adapt the action card game Pit for use with Scripture Mastery
I came up with this to help my students learn the back of the SM cards.
A way to make Pit cards
I developed this activity once the students were familiar with the SM scriptures, but it could probably also be used earlier in the year.
A Seminary version of Pit
This game is kind of like charades, but in a tableau you don’t move.
An exciting version of Pictionary
A Seminary version of Snakes and Ladders
A interesting version of Bingo
A couple versions of Not Bingo
Scripture Mastery Bingo
A way to help your students learn their Scripture Mastery. They'll have so much fun that they won't even realize they're learning!
The idea for this game came from some “party” games we’ve played before.
Students roll dice to rack up points once all of their team has found the scripture.
This is a re-make of an old party game.
A fun version of Scripture Chasing
Have your students guess which SM clue is taped to their back.
A game that could best be described as Pictionary using play dough!
Here is a game I called “Mastery Madness” that we played with great success.
I use the Magic Square to teach scripture mastery in my class and Bingo is a great way to encourage kids to learn it and then to reinforce it.
A version of Pictionary
Based on information from the book "Pioneer Trivia, 1000 and One Questions to Try Your Pioneer Savvy," published by Pioneer Pride, Provo UT.
Once the scripture reference is found, the class will chose a number. Students will race to put the numbered item in a square on the floor.
Allow each team the opportunity to solve the Scripture Mastery clue. When they correctly respond, they will have a chance to "Trick or Treat".
This is a fun way to incorporate the Apostles into your seminary lessons.
Find clues for scripture references in balloons.
Your students earn more points the faster they find the scripture references.
This is relay race crossed with a scripture chase.
Use this board game to get into the scriptures.
Wake up your students with a game of Broom Hockey!
A Seminary variation on Pictionary
Get each of your students involved by finding the answer to their questions on classmates' backs.
The teacher calls out a SM clue, and the first one to run up and hit it with the fly swatter wins a point for their team.
Get all your students involved with this variation of Fruit Basket.
A Seminary variation of Fruit Basket
Help your students get to know the General Authorities better with this matching game.
Race to get "your" scripture.
Find the card with the correct SM answer.
Once everyone has a bag (which they have opened and shown to the others), the real fun begins. Your class will love this game!
Two "train race" games
An adapted Guesstures game
Rules are the same as Bingo. Five in a row wins.
Play this game similar to how you would play Battleship. Have fun!
A fun and active game involving scripture chasing and running to chairs for points
Read out the SM clue. First person to find the reference gets to yell out a number between 1 & 100. Read from the list the item listed by the chosen number. Everyone searches for the item.
Instruct the students that they will be given answers to all the questions that will be asked (plus a few answers that are incorrect). When they think they have the right answer, bring it with them and sit in any vacant chair.
Play PIT with these New Testament Scripture Mastery Pit cards.