Thursday, October 9, 2014

LDS Primary Program activity - Sing or Dare

Back when I was the music leader (for 3.5 years) in primary, I came up with a game that we played after the primary program each year.  The kids and teachers are usually pretty frazzled, and so this game is a great refresher for everyone! It is light, doesn't require much set up or mental work, and recaps the program, involves the bishopric, does not involve sugar or a video, and is fun for everyone.

Sing or Dare

Materials needed:
1 office bell (game show, or business office type - around $5 at Office Depot)
Silly hat
4 brown sandwich/lunch bags
Bishopric member

Print & Cut the following lists into the appropriate brown lunch bags

List #1 – cut these into strips and place in a brown lunch bag titled  “Dares”

Stand on your chair and shout “I love Primary!”
Hug a teacher
Hop around the podium on one foot three times
Do five push ups
Name 3 Latter Day prophets
Give the Primary President a high five
Give everyone in the room a high five
Switch chairs with someone
Sing I’m a little teapot – wearing the silly hat
Sing a Solo (without a partner)

List #2 – cut these into strips and place in a brown lunch bag titled “Songs”

Sing Book of Mormon stories, with actions
Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam – jumping as high as you can
Serenade your teacher while singing her favorite primary song
Fill in the blanks “For the temple is a _____ _______, where we are ________ ________.
(Holy place, sealed together)
Sing your favorite primary song in a Mormon Tabernacle Choir voice
Do as I’m Doing, patting head, rubbing belly, marching in place
First verse of Follow the Prophet – marching around the room
Sing a duet with 1 friend – Latter Day Prophets

List #3 – cut these into strips and place in a brown lunch bag titled “Trivia” (personalize based on your ward’s primary parts)

Whose part talked about a cat?
Name someone who shared a scripture
What was the first song the primary sang?
Who mentioned the Ft. Lauderdale temple in their part?
Who sat next to the Bishop?
Who talked about their great great grandfather?
Whose part mentioned a dinosaur?
Name one thing the Bishop said
What was your favorite part of the program?
How many songs did we sing?
What is the primary theme this year?

List #4 – cut these into strips and place in a brown lunch bag titled “My Mystery Partner(s)”

The person in the first seat on the front row
The person in the back row, in the fifth chair over from the door
Someone or everyone with brown eyes
Someone or everyone with freckles
Someone or everyone wearing white socks
Someone or everyone not wearing socks or tights
The person in the second row from the front, third chair from the door
Your sibling
One person of your choice
Your teacher
A member of the Bishopric
Someone or everyone with eyes
Someone or everyone whose name starts with A, B, C, or T
Someone or everyone in your class
A Bishopric member (throw in a couple of them)
A member of the primary presidency
The song leader
Someone or everyone wearing something orange

How to Play
  1. Choose 1 child to come to the front of the room as the first contestant, and let them choose a partner from the “Mystery Partner” bag to be their competitor.  

  1. Let the new partner choose a question from the Program Trivia bag. 

  1. Line the contestants up across a table, and read the trivia question. Whoever dings the bell first, gets to answer the question.  If they answer correctly, they get to move to the next round and their partner takes a seat.  If they are incorrect, they sit back down in their seat, and the other contestant attempts to answer it.  If it isn’t answered correctly, both contestants take their seats, and another round begins. 

  1. The remaining competitor decides whether they want to do a “Sing”, or a “Dare”, and chooses a task from the corresponding bag.  They choose a partner from the “Mystery Partner” bag, and they are their partner perform the task. 

The newest partner becomes the next contestant and the game repeats. 

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