Sunday, April 29, 2012

Truth or Consequences

This was adapted from the Ordinary Adventures of a Primary Chorister.  I have used it SO many times and it is always a BIG hit!  It is adapted from the 50's and 60's game show.  It is perfect for reviewing songs!  I like to use it when I have the whole time in primary on fifth Sundays.

It basically goes like this; I draw a child's name out of my choosing jar.  They get to pick a teacher to CHALLENGE.  Each contestant is given a question that relates to the song.  If you get your question right you receive a point for your team (kids vs. teachers).  If you get it wrong, you have a consequence.  What is great is they way the questions are, the kids NEVER get it wrong!  So the teachers do all of the consequences.  The kids LOVE to see their teacher's up front.  Our primary has GREAT, FUN, and ENTHUSIASTIC teachers who love to participate!

QUESTIONS: (The first one is for the kid, the second for the teacher)

For the song CHOOSE THE RIGHT:
1)  What abbreviation for Choose the Right do we use?  (CTR)
2)   What was the first CTR ring made of and how much did it cost? (Nickel and Platinum, $.35)

1)  What is one thing in this song that is "fair:?  (sunshine, moonlight, Jesus, meadows, woodlands)
2)   This is a Silesian folk song, who wrote it?  (Anon.)

For the song  PRAISE TO THE MAN:
1)  Where did Joseph Smith go to pray?  (Sacred Grove)
2)  On what day of the week was the church organized?  (A Tuesday)

For the song ARMY OF HELAMAN:
1)  Who teaches you truth?  (goodly parents, mother, father)
2)   Janice Kapp Perry wrote this song, in what year as she born?  (1938)

1)  Name someone from the Book of Mormon?
2)  How many verses are in Mosiah chapter 15? (31)

For the song AS A CHILD OF GOD:
1)  What power did we come to earth with?  (Power to choose)
2)  How many babies are born in the USA every day?  (11,000)

It is obviously rigged so that the child's question is SUPER easy and the adults question is SUPER hard.  That is what makes it so much fun!  Now for the consequences.  They need to do these as everyone sings the song.

1)  Wear a sombrero and shake maracas
2)  Blow bubbles
3)  Hula Hoop
4)  Wear grass skirt and lei and do the hula
5)  Keep two inflated balloons in the air by hitting them lightly
6) March around like the leader of a parade

This is a very fun, energetic activity.  It's a great way to reward the kids for working so hard learning all of these program songs!

1 comment:

  1. I've played this game before and they had such a fun time with it! I'm excited to play it again and use your questions. By the way, I love this blog! I have used so many of your ideas and they are easy to put together and such a hit! Thank you for sharing!