Halloween Carnival with a Book of Mormon Theme

Here is some emails about an idea Pam from Texas had, her first email and other peoples reply’s and ideas. Thank you Pam for letting me share this idea!! (this came off the yahoo group list)

I’m planning a carnival for our ward on the theme of Book of Mormon stories. I have a few ideas, but was wondering if anyone has any more ideas or can improve on the ideas that I have. Some of the things I’ve come up with are:

Lehi and his dream with the iron rod, etc. – Make a maze that is like his dream and and have the kids go through it. the prize at the end is a combo flashlight and compass ( all the prizes are from Oriental Trading)

Journey to America- they will have boat races using rain gutters (our cub scouts have done this at scout shows) or a small wading pool. prize is a boat powered with a balloon.

Alma and Amulek in Prison- the kids will decorate and act out being tied with cords, praying, breaking the cords, having the prison walls fall down and killing the wicked men- Activity for kids- I don’t know. Prize is stetchy skeletons

Anti-Nephi-Lehis Burying their swords- I will have sword pens buried in a tub of navy beans ( less messy than sand) and the kin=ds will dig in their to find one. Prize is the sword pens

Sons of Mosiah/ Ammon being missionaries to the lamanites- The kids will have to say aa article of faith to get a prize which will be a package of seeds (Alma said testimony of Christ is like a seed,etc.)

Brother of Jared seeing the finger of God- will have the room with a blacklight in it and will have 8 rocks painted with flouresent Paint to lmake them glow. The kids can hammer nails in a board like they are making a boat. The prize is the glow in the dark witch
fingers.

Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty- Activity ? Prize is bracelets that say faith, hope,dream (like livestrong bracelets).

Nephi hunting for food in the wilderness and making a bow and arrow- Activity- shooting foam arrows at a target. Prizes?

King Benjamin preacing on a tower or Samual the Laminite on the wall preaching. ACtivity? Prize ?

Anyway, if anyone has any other ideas or can help improve on these, please let me know. Thanks, Pam in Victoria, Texas

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Hi Pamela, I had a few ideas for you.
Alma and Amulek in Prison- the kids will decorate and act out being tied with cords, praying, breaking the cords, having the prison walls fall down and killing the wicked men- Activity for kids- I don’t know. Prize is stetchy skeletons————How about wrapping them in toilet paper and racing?————–

Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty- Activity ? Prize is bracelets that say faith, hope,dream (like livestrong bracelets).———– How about making a flag?——–
Nephi hunting for food in the wilderness and making a bow and arrow-
Activity- shooting foam arrows at a target. Prizes?————Ruler – straight edge?—

King Benjamin preacing on a tower or Samual the Laminite on the wall
preaching. ACtivity? Prize ? ————How about having each person sing a song on the stage? (That’s about as close to preaching the gospel as some can get!)———–

I like your ideas for games very much. I like the bracelets too. Hope it all comes together beautifully for you! Heidi A In Louisiana

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We met with the YW-YM last night to go over the carnival. they had a good idea for Samuel the Lamanite- With big appliance boxes, paint them like a wall. Have Samuel stand on a table behind the wall. The kids will trow nerf balls or nerf arrows at him as he preaches. they even talked about having velcro on his costume or the wall and have the kids throw velcro balls at him and the wall and see if they can make them stick. I found bouncing rock balls in Oriental trading.

Also for Nephi hunting in the wilderness for food, there is all kinds of animal prizes (to represent the food he is hunting for) in Oriental Trading.

Now I’m trying to find an activity for Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty.
Thanks, Pam in Texas

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Pam, I really love this idea and will be modifying it for our ward. I’ve decided to advertise it with the slogan “Trick or Treating on Book of Mormon Boo-levard”. (With Bishop approval, of course.) I wanted to say “Scrip-ture Treating on Book of Mormon Boo-levard”, but I’m helping the primary with a Scripture Treat Sharing time on October 30 and didn’t
want to confuse the events.

We’re inviting everyone to dress in Book of Mormon attire with a few prizes for some of the adults and kids. Thanks for the inspiration for using the Prophet’s challenge to read The Book of Mormon by the end of the year. I hope that your event is fabulous.
I’ll keep you updated on our details.

You will be blessed for sharing!

Dianne in CA