Have each children bring a complete set of scriptures to this activity.
The clues will be scripture references. (The children will look the scripture
up for a hint to the location of where their next clue will be. For example,
the scripture could refer to a spacious building, a tree, water, etc. Also
write a question on how that 'topic' pertains to faith. The children can
briefly discuss this before looking for the next clue.)
Placed the clues in an envelope so they can be easily seen.
Hide them where they won't be too difficult to find so the children won't
have to spend all their time hunting.
But if they do, that could be a good object lesson, too, on how we have
to 'work' to gain faith.
To get you started with your clues, here are some examples of scripture
references that you could use:
To begin, divide the children into groups of four.
Assign one adult leader per group.
The leader will be there to keep the c on task and to encourage and to
ask thought-provoking questions if the children have difficulty with a
No beginning clue will be the same.
Hand each group their clue and have the children look up the scripture,
discuss the question on the paper, and then go look for the next clue.
The final clue should have all of the children going to the same place
~ a general location such as a campfire, fireplace, or some place cosy
where you can have a leader or a special speaker.
Display a picture of Christ and have soft music playing to create a reverent
Have the speaker discuss the clues and the value of faith. Talk about the
importance of using the scriptures to build our faith. Have the children
look up other scriptures pertaining to faith and underline them.
You can end by having someone bear their testimony about faith.
1 Nephi 8:10 -- by a tree
Genesis 16:7 -- by a water fountain
Psalms 136:25 -- in the kitchen
Psalms 33:2 -- by the organ (hint: isn't an organ louder than the piano?)
D & C 85:1 - clerk's office
1 Timothy 3:1 - Bishop's office
Exodus 33:14 -- "rest"room
1 Samuel 16:16 -- gym (hint: "play well" -- where in the church do