How do you teach your kids and teens to appreciate God’s word and live a healthy life? Reflecting on the Word of Wisdom through games and arts & crafts is a creative way to connect kids and teens to the Lord’s commandments. Following Jesus’ teachings shouldn’t be a chore but a lifestyle. Here are 20 wonderful ways to inspire kids and teens to appreciate and reflect on the Word of Wisdom.
1. Word of Wisdom Pie Game
Let’s focus on the Dos rather than the Don’ts in order to abide by the Word of Wisdom. You can use the pie in conjunction with D&C. Have students match the scripture with the appropriate pie piece.
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2. Wisdom Owl Messenger
Foam cups and paint are all you need to create a cute messenger owl. Parents can write a scripture verse and place it under the owl’s wing. Keep it by your kiddo’s bedside to have a constant reminder of the special message.
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3. Wisdom Mission Game
Kids are on a mission to find missing pieces of the puzzle and ultimately complete a mission in this game. Kids work in teams to answer a question based on scripture and then follow the directions to find the next puzzle piece.
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4. Word of Wisdom Bingo
Incorporate the Word of Wisdom into your next bingo game to remind kids of the important principles of healthy living. This bingo maker is both free and easy to use; making it a pleasure to utilize it for lesson planning!
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5. Word of Wisdom Bingo Game
This bingo version uses pictures instead of words. Colorful visuals are great for younger kids who can enjoy a game of bingo and learn about the Word of Wisdom at the same time. Download this free template and play a game of bingo today!
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6. Commandment or Promise?
Put kids into groups and give them a piece of paper with scripture printed on it. Have each group decide if it’s a commandment or a promise. This website provides a free printable download of commandments and promises for you to use!
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7. The Prayer Sandwich
Prayer becomes a hands-on activity with this unique prayer sandwich. The opening and closing of the prayer is the bread and your prayer reflections make up the ingredients in the sandwich! This is an easy activity to recreate using makers and colored paper or felt.
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8. Word of Wisdom Heart Frame
God revealed the Word of Wisdom as a commandment for the physical and spiritual benefit of His children. This beautiful frame can hold a scripture verse or a letter to yourself reminding you of God’s love. Make this lovely frame with foam boards and construction paper.
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9. Guess The Drawing
Let your inner artist share the Word of Wisdom without using words. This is a fun, family-time activity where you draw a picture related to the word of wisdom and everyone has to guess what you drew.
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10. Telephone Pictionary
This Word of Wisdom game is called telephone pictionary. A player writes a sentence on a piece of paper. The next person draws a picture of the sentence. Then, the next person has to write a sentence about the picture without looking at the original sentence.
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11. Word of Wisdom Tracing Pages
Here’s a wonderful activity for little ones to learn how to write while learning about the Word of Wisdom. After practicing their writing, kids can draw pictures of the food names they’ve just written.
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12. Draw the Word of Wisdom
Wouldn’t it would be fun to draw the scripture? These fun templates have the scripture printed on them and kids can draw their interpretation of them.
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13. Word of Wisdom Jeopardy
Jeopardy is a fun game where you have to formulate the right question for the answer provided. This version uses scriptures and the Word of Wisdom as game content. Kids, teens, and adults will enjoy playing and being reminded of the Word of Wisdom.
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14. Word of Wisdom Tic Tac Toe
Kids will have fun playing tic tac toe and being reminded to make healthy choices with these colorful tic tac toe picture cards. These picture cards are free and ready to download for hours of fun.
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15. Word of Wisdom Matching Cards
Here’s an entertaining way to memorize the scripture using Word of Wisdom matching cards. Print the memory cards and match the pictures. Have your child try to recite the scripture as you play.
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16. Create a Kids’ Menu
Our Heavenly Father wants you to take care of your body. These free menu templates are colorful ways to plan meals with your kids. Show pictures of foods that the Word of Wisdom teaches us to eat and avoid, and then allow your little ones to decide whether or not to incorporate the food into the menu.
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17. Word of Wisdom Puppets
This fun craft teaches young children their bodies are gifts from their Heavenly Father. What we put into our bodies is part of the Lord’s commandments. Kids will feed their puppets healthy food items. All you need is a brown paper bag as the characters and food images are free and downloadable for printing!
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18. Coloring pages
These wonderful illustrations are fun to color at home or at church. The images depict the Word of Wisdom and can be used to create a booklet or inspire discussions about how we should take care of our bodies.
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19. Word of Wisdom Task Cards
These colorful cards can be used as weekly task cards. Print them and have your students write ideas on the back of the cards for one way that they can live healthily. Kids can pull a card each week and abide by the healthy living choice written on it.
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20. The Word of Wisdom Animated Scripture Lesson
This animated video will teach kids the importance of making healthy choices and what happens to our bodies when we make unhealthy choices.
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