Children love concentration and finding the matching pictures. This unique game shows and teaches ways they can prepare to someday enter the temple. Cards can also be used for familiar card games with the family!
Reproduce each of the 14 cards two times. This will make a deck of 28 cards. Color, cut out and mount each card onto a larger piece of colored cardstock. Laminate the cards for durability. Carefully punch a hole in the top of each card. Run a small piece of yarn through each hole and tie, leaving a loop approximately 2 inches long. This will make it possible to tape each card to a board or wall and turn the cards over easily.
Prepare the activity by taping all 28 cards to the board in a mixed up fashion. Make sure that none of the pictures are revealed and the children can only see the blank side of the back of each card. You can use these cards in any way that best fits your group of children. Here are a few suggestions...after preparing and presenting a lesson concerning ways we can prepare ourselves while we are young to enter the temple someday, crete some question strips which you can place in a paper sack. Divide the group into two teams. Take turns picking a question from the sack and answering it. If they answer it correctly, they can choose to turn over two cards. If the cards match, the team gets a point and the pictures remain face up. If the cards do not match, the cards are turned back over and the teams turn ends. Keep taking turns answering questions and turning over cards until all matches have been found. IF you have a group that is having a harder time finding matches, allow them to turn over three cards each time or allow them to always leave one of the cards they turned over face up for the next turn. Variation: You may also reproduce these cards and make a fun card game for a class or family to play. These cards can be shrunk down to any size you may need. These cards can also be enlarged and made into individual puzzles for teaching different ways to prepare for the temple.
This fun game teaches about the three temples that the pioneers built when our church first began. Divide your group into three teams. The first team to build their eight-piece temple is the winner. This is done by taking turns picking questions created by the teacher concerning this week’s lesson about temples. The three temples represented are the Kirtland Temple, the Nauvoo Temple and Salt Lake Temple.
This fun game board is perfect for Primary sharing time, Singing time, Primary Classroom use or for Family Home Evening. The group is divided into two teams and they travel up the game board and try to reach the temple first. It can be used as a classroom lesson review, Primary Sharing time lesson on temples, or during singing time as you sing about the temple. Children will love doing whatever is required to be the first ones to reach the temple!