It was our turn as a Beehive class to plan the combined youth activity and our theme for the month, was Divine Nature. So, we thought, why not play a friendly game of Battle of the Sexes LDS Youth Style!!
Here's what we did...
Before hand, print off the Question Cards, Challenge Cards, Headers, and gather your supplies. (Printables can be found near the bottom of the page, by clicking the Click Here Download button)
How the game is played...
Purpose of the activity: To help the youth understand that each of God’s children have a Divine Nature, that man and women were created in the image of God and each are vital to His plan. Ending goal, is although different from each other, we can compliment each other and work as a partnership to each reach our Divine Destiny.
Begin with spiritual message: In the Family a Proclamation to the World it states, “ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny.” Today we are going to play a little Battle of the Sexes game to test what you know about the opposite sex and some skills that will help us reach our divine destiny.
Split into Young Women vs. Young Men groups. On the board write YW on one side of the board and YM on the other side of the board. In the middle place the Question cards and Challenge cards with number side up.
Explain the game:
The purpose of the game is to test what you know about the opposite sex!
Question cards and Challenge Cards each worth 10 points.
If you choose a question card you will be given a question either about personal progress or duty to god or the roles stated in the Family Proclamation. One team will be asked a question at a time. You will be given 30 seconds to answer the question. If you get the question correct you get 10 points. If you answer the question incorrectly the other team has the opportunity to answer the question correctly for 5 points. (Answers to the questions can be found by clicking the Free PDF click here button down towards the bottom of the page)
If you choose a challenge card then you will be given a minute to complete a task. Whichever team completes the task first in the minute will receive 10 points.
To Play the Game:
Choose which team will be the first to pick a card. Have that team pick a card, it can be either a challenge card or a question card. If it is a question card then each team has 30 seconds to answer their question. Each team will be asked a question, one at a time and be given their allotted 30 seconds to answer. No phones may be used in the game, this is just off of what is in their head.
For example the YM will be asked their question and given 30 sec to answer. After they have answered and if they answered correctly. Then the YW will be asked their question and given 30 sec. If they answer their question correctly then they will receive 10 points. If they answer incorrectly than the other team can answer it for 5 points if they answer correctly (they will be given 30 sec to answer.).
If they choose a challenge card, then each team will choose one Young Women and one Young Man to come up. (Once you are chosen to come up you can not be chosen to come up again) The challenge is then read to both the young man and young women and they are given 1 minute to complete the task. Whoever completes the task first in the minute will receive the 10 points. If no one completes the task then, no points are awarded. If they tie, then both teams receive the points.
Close the activity, by explaining that we are each divinely created by a loving Heavenly Father. Men and women are both essential to His plan and that we can complement each other and work together to reach our divine potential and destiny. Share your testimony and close with a prayer.
Refreshments, we just had some good old chocolate chip cookies!
(See the Challenge Cards in the printable for more information)
A Young Man and a Young Women will receive a plate, chopsticks and 12 tic tacs.
A Young Man and a Young Woman will receive two hearts each. They will need to place one heart down, step on it, place the other heart down, step on it and pick the other heart up and place it down in front of them and so on, until the reach the finish line.
A Young Man and a Young Woman will each receive 12 cups to stack, they can stack them how ever they would like, the goal is to have the highest cup tower.
Give a Young man and a Young woman a doll. They will need to fully dress the doll, to receive the points, even the shoes one and buttons done up ;)
A Young Man and a Young Woman will each receive a cup, a straw and 40 marshmallows each.
A Young Man and a Young Woman will receive a toy car and a straw. We raced on the table, first to the end of the table won. If the car went off the table before the finish they had to go back to start.
A Young Man and a Young Woman received a container, place 5 feet away from them and 7 plastic golf balls or ping pong balls.
A Young Man and a Young Women each had to place a cookie on their forehead and try to get it into their mouths with out using their hands.
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