Sunday, June 28, 2009

Candyland The Spiritual Version?: Family Home Evening Idea

My little ladies LOVE to play candyland. So I decided to make a "special" version, one that is sweetness for the soul. I used one sheet of posterboard and markers. I also drew on a few of our candyland cards for the "special" cards and will use the color cards and people markers when we play. (I was going to attach our faces to the people markers if I can find small enough pictures, to make it more personal!)

I started out with the pre-mortal existence and a sign with an earth and baby on it that says "birth".

The "special" cards of the game include:

* CTR (which when chosen you SING Choose the Right) There is a special fruit and CTR shield tree with the scripture 3 Nephi 14:20 "Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall know them."

* Temptation Tower (Lose a turn! Yuck!) There is a tower with windows with things that tempt us. The scripture is 2 Nephi 4:27 "And why should I yield to sin, because of my flesh? Yea, why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul? Why am I angry because of mine enemy?"

* Baptism by Water (SING Baptism)
* Baptism by Fire
The scripture that goes along with these 2 are Mormon 7:10 "...If it so be that ye believe in Christ, and are baptized, first with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior, according to that which he hath commanded us, it shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen."

* Heart (SING I love to see the Temple) There is a picture of a temple.

There is a "prophet's path" that if you land on a certain spot will skip you forward lots of spaces. (If landed on SING Follow the Prophet)

Before you can receive eternal life you have to choose a red card twice (because the last 2 spaces are red). This is to help us remember the atonement of Christ is the reason we can have eternal life.

Talk throughout the game! Ask questions! Let the children say whatever they are thinking about! Have fun!

The game isn't complete until the entire family has eternal life!!


Jaime said...

Oh, I so wish you had a button, I would love to swap buttons with you! Love your site!

Sofia's Primary Ideas said...

Sister Jaime- I am not technically savvy. My days of electronic genius ended with level 29 of old school nintendo tetris. I can type and that's about it. Thanks for your kind words though!

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