Samuel the Lamanite wall crawl:
children stood on a wall of some sort and
sang the verse of Book of Mormon Stories about Samuel the Lamanite as all
the children on the ground squirted them with water guns.
Moses parting of the water tug of war:
we divided the children into two groups,
filled a wading pool, put a rope across the pool and put a group of children
on each side of the rope. They pulled of course, and everyone got wet.
Noah's Ark relay:
two arks were made out of cardboard one
for team 'a' and one for team 'b'. The primary presidency brought all the
stuffed animals we had and pooled them all together on the floor in front
of the arks. We divided the children into two teams and at the go they
were to run and find one pair of animals and put them into there ark. The
object was to get the most pairs.
Ten virgins relay:
We saved 10 milk jugs and cut the top off
of them. Then we decorated them to look like oil lamps as in the story.
We filled 10 buckets with water and placed them across from each other
spread out. We put one big serving spoon with each bucket. We gave the
children a time limit and placed each one in front of their bucket which
we had put a fill line. The object is to fill to the line with out moving
the bucket and before the
time runs out.
David and Goliath pea shooting:
We made a large scale drawing of Goliath
and placed it on a wall of the church building outside. A bag of frozen
peas and a spoon were laid out for the children to try to flip the peas
to hit Goliath in the forehead.
Nephite & Lamanite war:
We made headbands one group all of the
same material and the other group out of another material. Then we filled
many water balloons. The children we divided into groups and gave them
headbands and let them go at it. When all the balloons were gone they were
to pick up all the casualties (the broken balloon pieces).
Two thousand stripling warriors:
We brought a bag of play sand and buried
plastic knives in it on the ground. The children were to find all the knives.
Before every activity we read an account of the story from the scriptures,
the scripture readers, or the leader told the story in their
words. The important part of the activity although fun was to put across the