From Jonna C - Print these cards on one side of a sheet of cardstock, so that the answers can't be seen through the back of the cards. SEMINARY SCRAMBLE RULES SET-UP 1- Set up your classroom with enough small tables (classroom tables work great), and 3-4 chairs at each table, to divide your class […]
Brandon C shared his Doctrinal Mastery Case Studies, saying I've been working on some doctrinal mastery resources over Christmas break. My students really enjoy case studies, so I created a case study to go with each of the doctrinal mastery verses we cover this semester. I intentional used a casual tone to make it feel […]
Following is a list of quick Zoom game ideas from the Seminary Teacher Facebook Group: Morning Zoom Poll From Theresa C - I wrote Ten question polls and give a different one each morning sharing the poll at the end and review giving the correct answer - this way there is no shame as no […]
Jeopardy is a fantastic game for seminary! I've used it to review material, train new students how to use the scripture study helps, and review doctrinal mastery. You can make your own games using some of these free online templates: http://sctritonscience.com/ https://jeopardylabs.com/ https://www.playfactile.com/ From Laura T - We discovered this morning that the online Jeopardy […]
Following is a list of escape room game ideas from the Seminary Teacher Facebook Group: Jessi's Escape Room Our stake (3 seminary classes) combined this morning to do this activity so now its time for results feedback for those interested in knowing how it went. We had about 40 kids so we had 4 rooms […]
From Elisa Z. - Hi everyone, I just wanted to share something that went well with my class today. We played Doctrinal Mastery Battleship. It might be hard to share because I created it in Adobe Indesign software. Not everyone has that program and you need to be able to add the hit or miss […]
From Jenny S - DO YOU WANT TO HELP YOUR STUDENTS RETAIN DOCTRINAL MASTERY PASSAGES? If you're looking for ways to help Seminary students retain Doctrinal Mastery passages, you can use brain science plus a little bit of basketball to get better results. It's March Madness Doctrinal Mastery brackets! It's not fluff -- it's science! […]
From Raquel H - There are 18 DM scriptures and 3 bonus questions on a spinning wheel. A question or task will be read aloud by the teacher based on the scripture reference where the spinner lands on. First the ppt slide has to be in full screen [Presentation mode. Click once to begin the […]
From Cyndi B. Zoom (or regular) Taboo Students take turns giving clues. Everyone else closes eyes while teacher prepares the clue giver for that round. Clue giver looks at the passage and key word cards that teacher shows on the screen. Give him/her a few seconds to prepare thoughts. After everyone else opens eyes, the […]
From Cyndi B. - Zoom Apples to Apples Give everyone 2-3 minutes to gather 10-12 items from around the house that they could use to teach a gospel principle. One student is "the judge" for each round. Show a DM reference that the "judge" will read aloud. Students choose one of the items from their […]
Kahoot Kahoot... run it from share screen on your computer... Students use two screens [browser tabs] on the computer or one screen with Zoom and one screen with the app operating - LeeAnn L. BoM and DC Doctrinal Mastery ASK DM BoM DM DM D&C Breakout EDU Game One D&C Game Two Play Factile Seminary […]
From Jocelyn F. - A good way to do quick daily Doctrinal Mastery Scriptures in Zoom is to use the "polling" feature. You can ask a few questions (single answer or multiple choice). I found this in some of the training and it has multiple uses! I am very new to this and not an […]
From Laura T: I've created a Doctrinal Mastery matching game for the second half of the Book of Mormon. It works well for playing over Zoom. Thank you to the original creator of these awesome graphics (Janelle L.)! How play over Zoom: If you click on the orange grid icon on the right-hand side it […]
From Jacquie M: We finished zoom seminary today with a little doctrinal mastery game. Not sure if I read it here or not but thought I’d share. I matched up Christmas carols with the doctrinal mastery scriptures and they had to guess which one it was and defend their opinion. For example: Jingle Bell Rock […]
From Ken Alford: After giving them plenty of advance notice, invite the entire bishopric or branch presidency to scripture chase against your class. You can set up the rules anyway you’d like — making it as competitive or just friendly, as you’d like. Depending on the parents of your students, you might also be able […]
Ken Alford This information was originally published at http://kenalford.com/semlist/2002/02feb02.htm and sent out as part of Ken Alford’s email list to Seminary teachers. Scripture Mastery Devotional Preparation Activity Day This idea is similar to the idea above, but students are given time to prepare devotionals. If your students are like mine, devotionals are too often done “on […]
Ken Alford This information was originally published at http://kenalford.com/semlist/2002/02feb02.htm and sent out as part of Ken Alford’s email list to Seminary teachers. Scripture Mastery “Be Prepared” Activity Day Allow students to prepare short talk outlines based on various scripture mastery scriptures. Then, whenever they get called upon to give a talk or thought; they’ll have a […]
Ken Alford This information was originally published at http://kenalford.com/semlist/2002/02jan25.htm and sent out as part of Ken Alford’s email list to Seminary teachers. In the next several [Seminary-Notes] messages, we’ll consider some ideas for “non-game” scripture mastery activity days that you might wish to try. The first idea is to hold two “scripture mastery scripture chain” activity […]
By Kelly Davider Kelly Davider : OK this may sound like the lamest SM game ever, but the kids really like it and it takes NO prep at all and the class loves it…I made it up. They get into pairs and they speed read the SM. I set my phone for 1 min. Each […]
From Sharra D on the LDS Seminary Teachers Facebook Group: My class did the Toilet Paper game last week and LOVED it. I got the idea from some ‘minute to win it’ post. I had two rolls of toilet paper hanging on a straight [horizontal] pole at the front of the class. I had about […]
Here is how we do Scripture Chasing: I call out “Books Up” and students close their books and place their books out in front of them with the spine down and their hands on the front and back covers. No fingers touching the pages. I call out a clue, key word, or state ask a […]
This great idea comes from Shauna at http://seminaryatsixam.blogspot.com/ As students arrive, each seat has 2-3 post-it notes with a word, number, or punctuation mark. When I tell them to go, they must work as a group to get their words in order to make a scripture mastery scripture. Until they see who has the name […]
This Scripture Mastery game is to help students recall the references from key words(but just a few at a time); so dont let students tell each other the references. To play, divide students evenly into rows (no more than 5 in a row). Then each row is given a stack of 25 cards with a […]
Word strip activities can help your students become very familiar with, and memorize, the scripture mastery scriptures. Usually it is best to use word strips with the longer scripture masteries scriptures that they may have gone over already. To save you a ton of time in your preparations, I [John Bushman] have placed the text […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 26, 2008 Duration: >30 minutes Divide class into groups of 2-4. Each group gets a scissors, stapler, 15-20 5.5 X 8.5 sheets of paper, and a copy of the day?s newspaper. Students cut out any article, headline, word, picture, comic, etc?, staple it to a sheet of paper, and […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 26, 2008 Duration: >30 minutes Students can work individually, in pairs, or larger teams. Have students number from 1- 25 on a piece of paper. From a box, teacher places on a table an object that serves as a clue for a mastery reference. A new object is placed […]
Goal: Score as many points for your team as possible by moving skittles from the table into a cup using a straw. Needed: ? One paper cup per team ? Large bag of skittles ? Box of straws ? Chalkboard or whiteboard for keeping score Scoring: – Each team is awarded the number of skittles […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: March 5, 2008 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Find the scripture mastery scripture as fast as possible with your eyes closed, receiving ?flipper? clues from your partner. Needed: ? Scriptures ? Chalkboard or whiteboard for keeping score Scoring: – Score one point for each partnership that finds the scripture […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: June 22, 2008 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes ***At first glance, this game doesn?t seem very fun. However, I found it to be a class favorite. Needed: – Everyone needs their scriptures – Scripture Mastery Cards ? Use the cards on Bro. Kipp?s Seminary Place or use the cards provided […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: September 30, 2007 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Score as many points as possible for your team by using a straw to blow a penny to the correct scripture mastery block. Needed: ? Placemats (25 on one page) ?Bro. Kipp?s Seminary Place home.earthlink.net/~cccckipp/index.htm) ? One penny for each pair […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: September 7, 2007 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Score the most points by guessing which scripture mastery card the teacher is holding by using the number clues given. Needed: ? Scripture Mastery Cards ? Use the cards on Bro. Kipp?s Seminary Place or use the cards provided by CES […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: September 7, 2007 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Collect the most scripture mastery cards by slapping them before your opponent. Needed: ? Scripture Mastery Cards ? Use the cards on Bro. Kipp?s Seminary Place (http://home.earthlink.net/~cccckipp/index.htm) or use the cards provided by CES – laminated cards are best Scoring: ? […]
Materials needed: 3×5 cards (15 – for teacher use only) with 15 different game boards drawn on them. On each 3×5 card divide into 9 sections (like tic-tac-toe) 1. Fill in each game with the same points and words, just in different places on each game board. The teacher will use a different one for […]
Divide into two teams. Select a team to play round one, then alternate teams for each round. Select one player to represent the team. Each team receives three lifelines (chances for help) per round, to be used as desired. These lifelines are: 1. Ask a teammate, 2. Look in you scriptures, 3. Have your team […]
(Game name comes from the fact that students have to rely upon their memories to play. No scriptures or reference pages are allowed. Give a sheet of paper to each team (works best with smaller teams of 3-4 students) and have them number their paper 1-25. Fold the paper in half the long way, forming […]
Divide class into teams of 3-4 students. Prepare a muffin tin for each team by placing a round piece of paper in the bottom of each cup with arbitrary point values (both positive and negative points). Make the points similar for each teams muffin tin. Give each student a quarter and begin reading the SM […]
Draw a football field on the board (with about 3 between each 5 yard line. Toss coin to see which team is first and place the ball on the 20 yard line. Ask the first team a question and if they answer correctly, they roll the two dice and move accordingly: #2 Touchdown6 points #3 […]
Give each student 3X5 cards and have them compose riddles about the SM. Read the riddles and have students chase to find the reference. Example riddle: Christmas and birthdays are so much fun, Getting presents from everyone. Toys and trinkets give a temporary lift, But eternal life is Gods greatest gift. (answer is D&C 14:7)
Give each team a grid and label the columns 1,2,3,4,5. Label the rows A,B,C,D,E. Place the grids so that the teams can gather around their own grid, but can not see the other teams gameboard. Give each team two different colors of markers. With one color they can mark their own ships. Have them place […]
(This is more of a cooperative class participation activity than a competition game). Preparation: Have all the students form a line and sit down side by side. Give each student a SM card (at random), a 3X5 card, and pencil. (The first person in line will not need a SM card). On the top half […]
Give each student a 3X5 card and have them write the reference to the SM they own (have chosen ahead of time to teach the class) at the top. Now they each choose 5 important words from their scripture to be come the forbidden words and write these below the reference. Teacher gathers the cards […]
Prep: Choose as many SMs as there are students in the class. Divide each SM scripture into 8 parts, writing each phrase part onto a different card (you can use blank 3X5s turned vertical). Let the students help make the cards, each taking a different SM and writing pieces of it onto 8 cards. At […]
Provide each student with an enlarged copy of the grid (see links below) Students may draw the following symbols in the squares of their choice on their game grid:1 scripture man=100 points1 scripture woman=100 points1 temptation man=Lose 25 points3 smiling faces= 20 pointssquares without a drawing=5 points You need to have your SM cards handy […]
Each student is given a sheet of paper and a pencil. There is to be absolutely no talking (or else they start giving clues to each other about what they will write) and no looking at a neighbors paper. Explain to the students that you will give a SM reference and they are to write […]
Divide into teams. One team rolls the die and follows these directions: #1choose any category #2Historical Setting #3Doctrinal Teaching #4Missionary Application #5Personal Application #6other team chooses a category for you The teacher mixes up the SM cards and randomly reads clues from the correct category [from the backs of the scripture mastery cards]. Some of […]
Teams bid for the right to name the scripture, (lowest bid wins). The captain of team #1 says “I can name that scripture in ____words.” Other teams can bid lower or say “Name that Scripture.” The teacher then reads the number of words bid. The words can be at the beginning of the scripture (or […]
Pass out 3X5 cards and have the students prepare clues for quizzes. Quiz ideas: Have each student choose three important words from the scripture they own. Mix up the cards and teacher reads off the clues while students write the references. SM shapes. Each student writes out the entire scripture they own on a card. […]
Tape a piece of paper with the key words onto the ceiling. Give a treat to the first student to notice it and a treat to the first student who shouts out the reference. (or finds it in their scriptures).
Type the scripture 3 different times on the same sheet of paper, but each time have different words missing (replace them with a blank line). Fold the paper so only the first is showing. First round: students fill in as many missing words as possible without using scriptures (and then may peek to complete the […]
Divide the class into teams of 3 students. Each team has two dice, a pie tin, a set of scriptures, a pencil and paper. Open scriptures to the SM. When teacher says go, the first student on each team begins to read the scripture while the second student writes down exactly what the first student […]
Divide the SM into phrases (or lines from the SM card). Number each phrase or line. Assign each student a number (several students should have the same number). Give a few minutes for students to memorize their line. Call up a student per phrase/line and have them recite the SM (each their own line). Then […]
One student stands and reads (or quotes) one of the scriptures. The object is for the reading student to finish reciting the SM before all the others can locate and find the reference in their own scriptures.
Prepare by making two copies of several quizzes on the SM or SMs you are focusing on. These quizzes can be fill in the blanks match key words to references unscramble the phrases first letter only (write the scripture with only the first letter of each word given as a clue) etc. Divide the class […]
Prep: Divide the SM scripture into short phrases and write each phrase onto a popsicle stick. (Let the students help you prepare the sticks.) Youll need two sets of sticks for each scripture if you want to race teams against each other. (You could use a different color ultra-fine Sharpie marker for each set. Make […]
All team members are given a few minutes to review the scripture. Each person is given a piece of paper and when the teacher says go they must write the scripture down on a piece of paper. The trick comes when the teacher tells them to switch papers. All persons in their team must switch […]
Supplies per group: 1 die,1 pie pan,1 pen,1 piece of paper per student, and scriptures for each student. Game: Sit in a circle with scriptures opened to a pre-selected SM. Student will roll die into pan trying to get a 6, the pan and die continues around the circle with each student rolling the die […]
Each student finds and writes out the SM. As they finish, teacher assigns them a number. When all are done, roll the dice (or choose # from a draw bag) and a candy is given to the number rolled. (This eliminates the racing anyone who finishes has equal chance at the prize.)
One student is given a piece of bubble gum. As soon as he starts opening the wrapper, all students start to write out the SM (copy from scriptures if necessary). See who can write the most down before the gum chewer blows a bubble.
Have one student read the scripture aloud while you time how long it takes. Write the time on the board. Now, have one student say the first word, the next student say the next word, the third student say the third word, etc. Time and see how long this takes. Do the same thing again […]
Have one student read the scripture aloud while you time how long it takes. Another student tries to beat the time, while everyone else listens for missed words, etc. Must be understood and accurate to qualify.
Have everyone look at the poster and write down or discuss what they think the key phrase is. Compare the phrase to the phrase on the bookmarkdid you pick the same phrase?
Using the large poster with the scripture written out (that the student prepared), have the class recite the SM together. One student then places a block of paper (these blocks can be different sizes and shapes) over some of the words. Recite again. Cover more of the poster and recite again, etc.
Pass out 3X5 cards and have the students prepare quizzes on the SM they own (owning means they have chosen scripture masteries ahead of time to lead the class in learning ~Jenny). Make copies and save until the week you are concentrating on that scripture. Quiz ideas: Fill-in-the-blank, first letter only, unscramble (each line on […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: September 7, 2007 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Score the most points by landing pennies into the cups. Needed: ? Box of pennies ? 3 Paper or Plastic Cups ? the wide, low-profile plastic cups work best ? Masking Tape ? Small Table or Music Stand ? Chalkboard or […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: September 7, 2007 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Be the first team to try to determine which Scripture Mastery card the teacher is holding using ?yes or no? questions. When the correct reference is given, be the first team to have your scriptures open to the reference. Needed: ? […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: October 10, 2007 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Goal: Score as many points as you can by recognizing the gesture clue and finding the reference in your scriptures, as quickly as you can. ***This game needs some preparation beforehand. You will need to either review the ?gestures? that come with […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Pass out a deck of SM cards among the class. Show an object, read a poem, play a popular song or video clip, etc?. The goal is to somehow apply all 25 SM. http://home.earthlink.net/~colby.kipp/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfile…
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Class is divided into two teams. Each team gets a deck of SM cards, which are divided among its members. Team 1 selects a clue of any five consecutive words to give to Team 2. Time starts after the clue is given. […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 10 to 30 minutes Divide the class into two teams. Chairs are lined up one behind the other, one line for each team. The teacher, using two SM decks, hands the same card to the first person in each line. When the first person finds the […]
Submitted by: Chuck Kipp Added: September 20, 2007 Duration: 5-10 minutes Goal: Memorize one of the scripture mastery verses. Needed: ? 15 ? 20 paper plates ? Permanent Marker Scoring: ? No scoring for this game ? everyone should learn the scripture mastery verse! How To Play: 1. Write the scripture mastery verse that you […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes Give scripture clue. Say, “those wearing sandals!” OR: “Juniors!” “Girls!” “Those wearing shorts!” “Those wearing jewelry!” Etc?. Those called are the ones who chase the key word, clue, or key phrase.
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes Announce a time limit (such as 20 seconds). Time starts after the clue is read. All who get the SM within the time limit get a candy (such as the Brachs? pound candy).
I have a Shock Ball that I bought at Amazon.com for around $20. It’s a small plastic ball with metal discs around the outside that emit a small electric pulse at random. Set a timer for 1-3 minutes. Allow students to look over a scripture mastery passage until the buzzer sounds. Students sit in a […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes The teacher picks a student to start off. The teacher says a SM clue or shows a SM flash card. The student has to say the correct scripture reference. A student rolls the die. Whatever number comes, you count people to the right of […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes Using an overhead projector, have students apply as many SM as possible to what is displayed. (For example, display a picture of candle, temple, or a seed. ~Jenny) http://home.earthlink.net/~colby.kipp/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfile….
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes It is played with straws. NO HANDS can touch the scriptures or they’re disqualified. Everyone has to “blow” the pages or “suck on the straw” to get to the correct page. Be careful! Sometimes scriptures can get wet! http://home.earthlink.net/~colby.kipp/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfile…
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes Each student gets a piece of paper numbered 1-25. You need to begin counting 1-25. [Decrease the time as you go, until they are all around 10-15 seconds.] Give the key word and start counting. They write down whatever number you are on when […]
Submitted by: Kelly Miller Added: September 23, 2008 Duration: 5-10 minutes Have closing prayer a few minutes before class time ends. Tell the class you?ll take the first two to get the SM. Give the key word. The first two to get the SM can leave. Repeat until the class is gone.