Obstacle Course--they had cones to go around,
a big tube to crawl through, a hippity hop to bounce on 10 times, and even
a Little Tikes slide to slide down.
Paper Airplane Throwing--each child builds
their own plane (with help for the younger ones). They throw it and see
how far it goes.
Football Toss--They suspended an inner tube
between two poles stuck in the ground, and you had to throw the ball through
Beanbag toss--they used socks filled with
hard beans (like pinto). They had a large basket to throw in, and they
moved it closer or farther away depending on the age.
Dunking the Bishop--they actually found a
dunking machine to use, and everyone had a chance to try to hit the target.
This was a big hit, but it might be hard to find the dunking machine.
Puzzles--they had different puzzles available
for different age levels.
Watermelon eating contest
Relay races--each person had a bucket of water
and a big spoon. They had to fill the spoon with water, run it to the other
end, and try to fill a small cup with the water. This is a race that requires
more skill than speed, because if you go too fast, you don't have any water
at the other side.
Water Balloon Volleyball--two people hold
the corners of one towel. You have teams on each side. You throw the water
balloon by flipping it with the towel, and the other side catches it with
Samuel, the Lamanite Wall Crawl: After hearing
the story about Samuel the Lamanite the children stand or sit on the table
(simulation of the wall) and sing the verse of Book of Mormon Stories about
Samuel the Lamanite as all the children on the ground squirt them with
water guns. (We're having the kids bring their own water guns, we probably
won't need more than 10.
Moses parting of the Red Sea Tug of War: After
hearing the story of Moses and how he parted the Red Sea, divide the children
into 2 groups, one on each side of a blow up kiddy pool and have them tug
of war until one side ends up in the pool.
Helaman and the Two Thousand Warriors Water
Balloon Battle: After hearing the story of Helaman divide the children
into two groups, one side represents Lamanites, the other the 2000 (Ammonites
united with Nephites) give each child their designated number of water
balloons and let them go at it! We're using black face paints (like a football
player does) to distinguish Lamanites. At the end the children pick up
their "casualties" (the broken water balloon pieces)before switching to
the next station.
Traveling in the Wilderness Relay Race: After
hearing the story of Lehi and his family traveling through the wilderness.
Form 2 equal lines in front of each bucket. (One bucket for each line filled
with water and one empty bucket a few feet away) the race is to fill up
your sponge and run to the empty bucket to squeeze out the water. The side
with the most water in the empty bucket at the end wins. Tie in how precious
water was in the wilderness.
We set up an obstacle course where they had
to walk on a board and go through a hula-hoop and walk in some bicycle
tires-all while holding a full cup of water. That was fun.
Watermelon seed-spitting contest. They loved
that one. They had to stand in a line and spit. We went through two really
Adam - Adam's Apple - bobbing for apples
Enoch - Enoch Says (for Jr. Primary only)
play like Simon Says
Noah - Noah's Ark - this a relay race in which
the children will fill the ark with stuffed animals.
Samuel - Samuel's Maze - We will blindfold
the children and have them travel through a mazes by the direction of the
Moses - Gathering Manna - We will have the
lounge area covered with cotton balls and in a certain time we will see
sho gathers the most manna.
Jonah - Go Fish - We have a giant whale taped
to the moving blackboard and we have fishing poles . The children will
fish and receive a small bag of Swedish fish.
Daniel - Lion Bowling - We have used 2 litter
bottles and put pictures of a lions head on each one. There will be two
bowling lane and the children will have two chances to get all the pins
Moses (Sr. Primary only) We will put a large
star on the basket ball hoop with a lot of little ones and the kids will
play stars ( like horse)