Saturday, February 16, 2013


For my last-Sunday-of-the-month-review-activity we'll be playing "DOUBLES!" I've posted this early so if you decide to purchase the big dice, they may get here in time!

I'm going to be reviewing I Am a Child of God, One in a Million, and My Heavenly Father Loves Me (but it will work with any song(s)).  The inspiration for my activity came from Sunbeam Singing's post called The Every Last Lyric Game find it HERE.

First, I purchased a set (12 total) of these BIG foam dice:

They are from Amazon here:

Oriental Trading also sells them HERE.  I've also seen individual ones sold at Zurcher's Party store, Target (once in the dollar section) and a reader said they saw them once at Dollar Tree.

So, the activity is pretty simple...

For Senior Primary, I'll divide the Primary into 4 teams - red, yellow, blue and green.  Each team will get 2 dice in their color (so I'll only be using 8 of the 12 dice).  I'll divide the chalkboard into 4 sections and write the team colors on each section for score keeping.  The teams will probably want to move their chairs into a circle so the dice can be quickly passed, or you can have everyone move to the floor in a circle, or just have one child from each team come up to the front of the room and roll there - it will probably depend on the size of your Primary.  I can't decide what I want to do.

To play, we'll start singing the first song, I Am a Child of God.   One child from each team will start rolling their 2 dice.  As soon as a team gets doubles, they will shout out "DOUBLES."  The singing will immediately stop, and that team has to quickly come up with the rest of the phrase of the song.  If they get it right, their team will get a point on the chalkboard.  If they do not, we continue on with the song  with no points.  The dice will be passed to the next teammate after anyone on any team rolls "doubles." We'll continue to sing all the verses of all our songs.  Hopefully everyone will get a few chances to roll the dice.

My ideal would be to get through all 8 verses of these songs twice but we'll see how rowdy things get.

For Junior Primary I think I'll just have 4 kids come up at a time and roll their dice.  When someone gets doubles, we'll stop and the Primary has to help that child come up with the rest of the phrase.  So no teams.  Once doubles are rolled, the 4 kids will be rotated to a new group of 4.  Hopefully each child will be able to roll a few times and we'll again, get through all the verses of all the songs twice.

note:  If I'm finding doubles are not being rolled quickly enough, I'll add in the 3rd dice to each team which would obviously increase the odds of rolling doubles.


sunbeamsinging said...

I like it! Nice twist on my idea and those dice are great! So many possibilities!

Drake Wade said...

has anyone in the bishopric or primary presidency complained about using dice (similar to playing cards)?

Camille Hill said...

Hi Drake,

No, I've never had a problem, it has never even crossed my mind that dice would be a problem. Have you had complaints?