Dice Temple Game

Dice Temple Game
Since several have asked for directions to this activity, I thought I’d share it with the group. We did this with our Laurels a few years ago in my former ward and it was a huge success. First, you must decide what you want each number on the dice to represent…for example, a “1” might indicate that the driver must turn left and proceed 1 block before rolling the dice again; a “2” might indicate a right turn and proceeding 2 blocks before rolling the dice again; a “3” might indicate a “U” turn and proceeding 3 blocks before rolling the dice again, etc. Adult leaders are given a dice and the directions that correspond to each number on the dice. Everyone meets a short distance from the goal destination (in our case, the temple) and teams are equally divided. The YW are told that they must try to get to the goal destination from the starting point, using only the roll of the dice to determine the direction the adult leader will maneuver the car. Watches are synchronized and everyone is told that after 15 minutes, if they haven’t arrived at the goal destination, they are to proceed to the destination and meet at a predetermined location (in our case, it was a particular bench on one side of the temple). When all of the teams arrive at the predetermined destination, and none of them have made it there by the roll of the dice, I talked to them about how important it is to make decisions and set goals that will get them to the temple without detours, and that as our activity proved to them, they won’t make it to the temple by leaving it up to chance or “the roll of the dice.” I then handed out a nice piece of stationary, a pen and an envelope to each YW and asked them to write a letter to their future spouse, telling them about what they were doing in their life currently to prepare for a temple sealing in the future. They sealed their letters in the envelope and wrote their names across the sealed flap as a “security” measure to make sure the envelope wasn’t opened, then they returned the envelopes to me. After that, we gave them a white satin hanger with the temple dress hanger poem pinned to it, and a “Big Hunk” candy bar with a note attached that read, “Don’t settle for anything less than a temple sealing to your Big Hunk!” Over the past few years, as each YW has become engaged to be married, I’ve delivered their letters to them. A couple of the YW have even asked me to open them and read them during their bridal showers! I’ve delivered 5 and I have 10 more to go.
Sue in San Diego