Posted by: monsonmadness | November 30, 2012

Primary Thanksgiving activity

Last Saturday we put on a Thanksgiving activity for all the kids in our Primary. We had about 80 children and 15 adults attend. We started with a short devotional, then split the kids into three groups by age. They rotated to three different stations to learn about how they should be grateful for the Pilgrims, the Pioneers, and Jesus Christ.

After the rotations, we all met back in the cultural hall for a gratitude game show. This is what I was in charge of (and it was a lot of fun!) Basically I turned a bunch of easy minute to win it games into something that they could be grateful for, and then had one kid from each age group participate at the same time. For example, we talked about the Word of Wisdom (a law of health that we follow in our church, no alcohol, no tobacco etc) and the promises associated with following it, for example that we will “run and not be weary.” Then we played a minute to win it game called “Run and not be weary” where the three kids had to strap a pedometer onto their ankle and see who could get the highest number running in place for one minute. You would be surprised, it was almost always the small kid! Maybe they take more steps because their legs are shorter.

Anyway, we had 7 different games and you should have heard the noise coming from the hall! The kids were having a blast laughing and cheering on their team mates. I totally lost control of the kids but it was ok! It was very refreshing to see them having so much fun when I’m used to seeing them in a much more formal environment. All of the kids who participated won a prize, and then we handed out sack lunches afterwards.

Fun! Fun! Fun!


  1. 80 kids at an activity—Wow! Sounds like it was a lot of fun!

  2. That really does sound like a lot of fun!

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