Conference Chase by Ondrea Slade
Conference Pumpkin Hunt
Conference snickers and hugs by Janna Barnes - here is an idea to keep things simple
2010 April General Conference Jeopardy by Michelle Miles
April 2010 Conference Jeopardy by Linda Harper
October 2009 General Conference Jeopardy by Linda Harper
October 2010 General Conference Jeopardy by Linda Harper
GET TO KNOW YOU GAMES:
3 get to know you games
A Shoe About You
Balderdash by Annalee Gomm / ga10232007 - A get to know you version of Balderdash
Bingo game: We made a piece of paper that had 25 squares. Each square was for a name. Each person went around the room and got everyone's name. Correct spelling!!! We all sat down after 10 min. We were in a circle. We went around the circle and said who we were. You got to cross off the name and whoever got bingo got a mini candy bar. WE HAD A BLAST!!!! (Shay in Nebraska)
Candy Bar Get-to-know you
Building each other up! - Each table has a bag of a few things: marshmallows, stick of gum, straws, index cards, paper clips, etc. Each table has 5 minutes to see who could build the tallest structure without it falling, using only the on the table.
Fast Friends by Lara Purdie - Similar to how Speed Dating works, each person is paired up and then rotates to a new person.
Get to know you night / Youth Activity
Get to know your parent by Lizz White
Getting To Know You - Wok-n-tok by M'Shelle Dixon
Give me that Hershey Bar! Dice are passed around the table with everyone shaking once until someone gets doubles. The one getting doubles quickly puts on athletic socks (for gloves), a hat, and sunglasses, picks up a knife and fork and tries to cut himself a bite of the Hershey bar before someone else shakes doubles.
Gummi Bear Game by Aimee Shuldberg
If this is you...
I've never _________ Game!
Jenga by Heather D. White
Me in a Bag
Musical Chairs Game
My name is icebreaker
Pick up sticks mixer game
Relief Society: Getting-to-know you party
The envelope game
The penny game
The Yarn Game
Wok & Talk
A game of values by Lisa from Washington
Are you as smart as a priesthood bearer? by Jessica Feth
Be Thou An Example Jeopardy by Laurette Woodward
Book of Mormon Pictionary
Are you smarter than a Primary child? by Michelle Pack
Book of Mormon Survivor
Choose the Right Gameboard by Michelle Barton
Family Feud by Terri Harper
Gospel Jeopardy by Adam Parrish
Gospel Matching Game by Andrea Walker
Hollywood Squares Game about the life of Joseph Smith by Julie
Jeopardy by Mimi Petty
LDS Family Feud by Tiersa Ludlow
New Era Bowl - Have a New Era bowl. Ask everyone months in advance to read each issue of the magazine. At the bowl, ask teams predetermined questions about articles. Award small prizes to winning teams.
Old Testament People Game
Primary Matching Game by Kisa Smith
Scripture Matching Game by Megan Buhler
So you think you know the scriptures by Deb Roberts
The Last Straw Review Game (Book of Mormon)
“Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”: Play the game Carmen San Diego, only use Church History and geography questions instead. The young women work in teams of 4-5 and can get prizes. Have 3 rounds and use the cultural hall so they can travel.
Finch Family Games has a fun series called "Family First" Volumes 1 and 2. These games teach basic values of respect, work, kindness, manners, honesty and all those things important in raising a super citizen! Children can never be taught these values too much! Sugardoodlers get these books for 50% off. Great gifts for your neighbors and friends.
Cub Scout Brainiac by Cindy Anderson
Jellybugs by Bek
Tower of Flour Game by Jill Garrison
Youth Game Show by Janessa Couch
Candy Bar Concentration from The Idea Door (www.theideadoor.com)
Candy Clue - A Matching Game
Group Jump Rope
Poison Apples or Snowballs - Roll up newspaper into balls and wrap in duct or packaging tape to keep into "balls". You could also make "sock balls". Divide area into 2 teams/2 sides. Set a timer and teams throw "balls" across at other team. When timer goes off, team w/ fewest SNOWBALLS on their side of the divided room wins.
Where am I? - I took pictures at funny angles of areas around town (or you could do your neighborhood). I had about 12 of them and hung them around the room. Just numbered them 1-12 and everyone had to guess where I was. It was fun.
Everyone was asked to bring two identical things from home (i.e. two hammers, two sharpies, two brooms) and the leaders provide five red balloons, five blue balloons, a trash can, and two rolls of masking tape. You divide youth in two teams...the red team and the blue team...each gets five balloons of their team's colors and half of the identical household items. The goal was for each of the groups to build some sort of MacGyver (80's TV Show Fix-it Guy that always managed to save the world) tool to take the balloons one at a time to the trash can which was set under the basketball goal. They couldn't step into the free throw area. After they deposited each balloon they had to take apart the Tool and put it back together. They LOVED it and had a blast. (Idea by Stephanie Thomas / ga04062007)
Ice skating game - Have the first child in the group put on a pair of mittens or gloves, a hat, and a scarf. Then put 2 pieces of paper on the floor and have the children "ice skate" to the end of the room, around a chair, and back to their team. Then the next child goes. The object is to keep the pieces of paper under your feet the whole time. (Shannon Jeffords)
Snowball relay - place a bowl with cotton balls and a large spoon in front of each child. Have the first person place a "snowball" on the spoon (without touching it with their hands) and run to the end of the room where another bowl waits and deposit their snowball. Then each child follows.
We had two identical Lego structures with two people in the gym who could see it. Then we had two people they explained it to. Those two explained it to two others. Those two explained it to two others who tried to build it at the other end of the hall with a set of Legos. It was hilarious to see what they came up with. (Idea by Stephanie Thomas / ga04062007)
You put cotton balls on a table. You put a dab of Vaseline on the end of the kids nose. They have to run to the cotton ball and pick one up with their nose and run back and tag their teammate. It is a super fun relay race.
Minute to Win It - LDS Style by Megan Good
SIMPLE IDEAS THAT ARE A BIG HIT:
At my 10 year old's slumber party we made homemade pizzas (a big hit), stamped and decorated a note pad, tied a quilt, and watched 2 movies. I tied most of the quilt, but the girls really liked helping out. It was a gift for my daughter, so it was relevant to the party. (Idea by Maria Prescott)
Bean-bag toss (make holes in a large cardboard box and throw socks rather than buying something)
Bowling with pop bottles
Memory games (I'm going to grandmas, and I'm taking . . .)
Pin the Tail on the Donkey (or any related pin the ____ on the _____)
Read-aloud stories, add-on stories
Red-light/green-light, what time is it Mr Wolf, etc.
Relay races (obstacles, eggs, dress-up, three-legged, etc.)
Some free-play time after presents are opened
Shadow Tag - The object of the game is for “It’s” shadow to touch that of another player. The owner of the touched shadow then becomes “It,” and so on. If the sun goes behind a cloud, play ordinary tag until it comes out again. (Idea taken from the June 1995 Friend Magazine)