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"Follow the Prophet" Matching Game

To review the song “Follow the Prophet,” I created this easy matching game.  Prepare by printing two copies of the document below.  Card stock or heavy bond paper is best so that the pictures cannot be seen through the back, but regular print…

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100 WAYS TO CHOOSE AND REVIEW


  1. Musical Measles
  2. Snowballs (have children write a song to sing on paper, crumple and throw!)
  3. Giant Dice
  4. Plinko Game
  5. Spin the wheel
  6. Name that tune
  7. Songs hiding under chairs

  8. Songs in apron pockets
  9. Bishopbric choice day
  10. Conductor training
  11. Can you hear me?
  12. Memory game on the board
  13. Trivia game
  14. Stop and Go signs
  15. Acapella day!
  16. Sing in rounds
  17. Sing in styles
  18. Magic Wand On/Off
  19. Reverent songs
  20. Charades
  21. Father’s Day – Dads come to primary and pick songs
  22. Father’s Day – Photos of Dad’s hands, guess favorite song
  23. Mother’s Day – Moms come to primary and pick songs
  24. Mother’s Day – Photo of mom as baby, guess favorite song
  25. Action song day
  26. Prophet songs
  27. Guest conductors (one for each song)
  28. Remembering last years program songs
  29. Go fishing
  30. Lights On/Off (stop and go singing piano keeps playing)
  31. Stand up and sit down on key words
  32. Name that song using 1 of the visual aids
  33. Song meter
  34. Program songs
  35. Bean bag toss
  36. Hangman
  37. Tic-Tac-Toe
  38. Hot and Cold (cardboard note, sing when hot or cold as child searches)
  39. Songs search (word search on poster or chalk board)
  40. Pin the song on the Piano (have songs taped to back of piano, sing song that gets “pinned”.
  41. Musical chairs
  42. Stump the chorister
  43. Keyword Connection (keys with a word on them, guess the song)
  44. Basketball throw (mini basketball hoop)
  45. Nerf shoot at numbered target
  46. Christmas gifts – unwrap and sing
  47. Birthday gifts – unwrap and sing birthday songs
  48. Birthday cake – songs on candles
  49. Temple photo and name match game, sing temple songs
  50. Primary Colors (courage, service, truth)
  51. Boys choice day
  52. Girls choice day
  53. Fill out an acrostic poem using the word PRIMARY
  54. Janice Kapp Perry day
  55. Use the nursery box
  56. Wear pioneer dress
  57. Put song page numbers on the board, kids pick a number and you sing that song
  58. Make a fun songbook
  59. Songs hiding under chairs
  60. Pieces of armour (assemble)
  61. Assemble a missionary (tag, scriptures, haircut, suit, etc.)
  62. Assemble a puzzle picture
  63. Assemble a snowman
  64. Assemble a Christmas tree
  65. Assemble a flag
  66. Assemble a pilgrim
  67. Assemble Noah’s Ark or add animals to the ark
  68. Assemble a garden of flowers
  69. Assemble a chapel
  70. Songs in a song bag  OR:
  71. Songs in a hat
  72. Songs in balloons
  73. Songs behind the squares (punch through the paper)
  74. Songs on valentines
  75. Songs on hearts
  76. Songs on Shamrocks
  77. Songs on flowers
  78. Songs on Kites
  79. Songs on raindrops under umbrella
  80. Songs on birds, help them get to their nests
  81. Songs on flags
  82. Songs on ants at a picnic, or plastic food items for picnic
  83. Songs in a covered wagon or handcart
  84. Songs on apples/fruit in a tree
  85. Songs on snowflakes
  86. Songs on pumpkins
  87. Songs on pumpkin parts, make a face!
  88. Songs on pilgrims
  89. Songs on turkey feathers
  90. Songs under nativity figures
  91. Songs on a wreath
  92. Songs on a Christmas tree
  93. Songs in a rocket
  94. Songs on ice cream cone and scoops
  95. Songs on pioneer items
  96. Songs in a quiver of arrows
  97. Songs on props (popcorn, gift, etc.)
  98. Songs on the back of notes, placed on a staff (draw a staff on the board)
  99. Songs on bees around a beehive
  100. Take a Mr. Potato head.  Assign songs to eyes, ears, hat, feet, etc. and put him together!


100 ways started as a challenge to see if I could think of 100 ways to choose and review in 10 minutes. I got to about 70. The next thirty took about 24 hours. Make review weeks fun! Choose and Review!
Even 11 year old boys will participate when singing time is fun!

If you want to print this out, you can print it directly from my google doc.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BPeJOERY3GxzItv_FpEGuKfyusnz3kuDdOXXd7R6NY8/edit?usp=sharing








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{Sharing Time} There is Safety in Following the Prophet

Sharing Time Ideas from the 2015 Primary Outline

ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING: Show a picture of Moses, and explain that Moses was a prophet who led his people to safety. Explain that the Israelites were in bondage to Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, and the Lord told Moses to lead them out of Egypt (see Exodus 3:10). Tell the story from Exodus 14, and invite the children to act it out with you. For example: “The people followed Moses across the desert (walk in place). They came to the sea (make waves with arms). The people looked back (look back) and saw Pharaoh and his army following them (make sound of running horses by slapping hands on legs). They were afraid (show fear).” Read Exodus 14:13, and then continue with the story. “The Lord told Moses to lift up his rod (pretend to lift up a rod), and the sea parted (spread arms apart). The people followed Moses safely through the sea on dry ground to the other side (walk in place). When Pharaoh’s army tried to follow them, the Lord told Moses to stretch out his hand, and the waters came back together (bring arms together). Pharaoh’s army drowned in the sea. The people were safe because they followed the prophet.”

Sharing Time Ideas from Little LDS Ideas

For this week’s Sharing Time I am using Elder Packer’s 1976 Conference talk, “Spiritual Crocodiles.”

As well as sharing Elder Packer’s talk I thought it would be fun to play a Prophet Matching Game (for Jr. Primary).

I have created 3 pages of prophet cards plus one ‘Spiritual Crocodile’ page.


Print out each of the pages (the first 3 need to be printed twice), and then cut them. There is a front and a back to each card.

I printed mine on paper and then laminated each card.

(Clipart is from Susan Fitch & Prettiful Designs)
Before primary attach the cards onto a bulletin board or a chalkboard.

Begin your Sharing Time by sharing details from Elder Packer’s talk.

After you have shared the story, explain to the children how we are just like Elder Packer and the Prophet is our guide. He can see things that we can’t and if we follow his counsel we will be safe.

Tell the children that today they are going to learn about teachings from past prophets by playing a matching game. Show the children the cards and explain that there are pictures of prophets on the back. They will take turns flipping 2 cards over trying to find a match.

BUT be careful for the Spiritual Crocodiles!



When a child flips over a spiritual crocodile you could share a scenario where they didn’tlisten/follow the prophet. Discuss why following the prophet keeps us safe.

You could also mix up the cards whenever a crocodile is turned over or you could have the children make crocodile mouths with their hands and have them ‘bite’ the child beside them (but this could get a little crazy).
When a match is found share a story about that prophet and then discuss what the prophet taught and how we could follow their teachings. 
After all the cards have been found or time runs out, show a picture of President Monson. Ask the children what will be happening in a few weeks….General Conference!

Tell the children that if they will listen during General Conference we can hear the apostles and prophet share important teachings that will help us avoid the spiritual crocodiles in life.

You could also hand out a paper crocodile and have the children write something that they can do to follow the prophet.

Senior Primary Idea

For Sr. Primary I am thinking of doing something a little different.

I still want to share Elder Packer’s story, but instead of doing a matching game I am thinking of doing a ‘buzzer’ game.

At the front of the room I will have several cards numbered 1-10 and 2-3 crocodile cards posted on a bulletin/chalk board. For each number I will have questions or a ‘who am I’ about a prophet.

I will also have a table with a bell in the center of the table.

You may split the primary into two teams or keep them as one team.

Invite a child up to the front and have them pick a card.

If a number card is chosen invite another child up to the front (from the other team if using teams) and have each child stand on either side of the table with the bell in the middle. Explain that you will ask a question and if they know the answer they must ring the bell.

If they answer correctly the number on the card will be the amount of points they will be rewarded (if using teams).

If a crocodile is chosen I will share a scenario about not following the prophet. If using teams you can deduct a certain amount of points.

Have both children sit down and then choose another child to come up and pick a card.

Continue until all cards have been chosen or until time runs out.

Bear testimony of the importance of following the teachings of our prophet.

Tell the children that if they will listen during General Conference we can hear the apostles and prophet share important teachings that will help us avoid the spiritual crocodiles in life.

Click HERE to print my Prophet Matching Cards!

I hope you enjoy this week’s Sharing Time. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day & a great Sharing Time!
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