Sunday Activities for the Older Child
Read Church magazines from cover to cover.
Prepare Family Home Evening lessons for the next day.
Invite someone to share dinner with your family, or take dinner to them.
Memorize scriptures-scripture mastery ones or ones of your choice.
Write down in your journal something you learned in Church today.
Listen to scripture tapes
Read material that is Church-oriented or uplifting.
Listen to or watch BYU devotionals
Read scripture story books to the younger kids.
Play a quiet game with a sibling.
Catch up on photo books-label pictures, add cute decorations, just get the pictures to the book!
Learn about music.
Tell or read about stories about when the kids were little. (Read from the
Decide what goals to work on this week.
Decorate jars to have on hand to fill for special gifts when someone needs one.
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Make a tape to send to a missionary.
Prepare home or visiting messages for the month.
Work on Young Women’s values projects/scripture readings/Boy Scout activities.
Work on Duty to God accomplishments.
Listen to scriptures on tape.
Have an interview with Mom and/or Dad.
Write a letter.
Write a poem about a gospel related topic.
Listen to classical music.
Knit or crochet something for a friend while listening to scriptures on tape.
Find out about Heavenly Father’s children in other parts of the world.
Perhaps plan out one of your meals for the upcoming week to be from a certain country you learned about.
Add your testimony of the gospel to a set of scriptures to give to the missionaries.
Work on your scrapbook, save folder, or whatever you want to call it. Make sure you are saving things important to you. They are so fun to look at when you are older.
Make paper dolls with and/or for a younger sibling. Then they can use them to act out favorite stories. Use poster board for the doll. Regular paper is fine for the clothing, hats, shoes, etc.
Listen to hymns and Primary songs on cassette or CD. Get everyone to sing along with you.
Look through old photo books and scrapbooks for some good memories.
Write a short story with a good moral.
Write thank-you cards, get-well and thinking-of-you notes.
Make award certificates for family members to let them know how much you appreciate them.
Use clay or construct a scene from scriptures or church history.
Act out scripture stories using puppets, animals, yourselves and dress-up clothes and a script. Perhaps do a scene from church history or even a modern day miracle.
Make a temple, church, a layout of Jerusalem from legos.
Reconstruct battle scenes from the scriptures using Lincoln Logs and plastic cowboys and Indians or soldier guys.
Make puzzles from pictures in old Church publications.
Make homemade birthday cards so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute for one when you need it.
Plan a family service project.
Play a church game.
Make dot-to-dot pictures of objects like the golden plates, the star of
Bethlehem, or other related scripture items.
Memorize hymns, stories, or poems.
Write a report about a prophet, ancient or modern.
Share a story that displays true courage or other good value.
Play Storyoni-try to do it with church characters and scenes.
Practice playing or singing hymns.
Write a family newsletter to send to friends and relatives.
Plan ways to make each holiday special.
Type up the articles of faith and also type Article 1, Article 2, etc. Print them out and glue to index cards. Play concentration. See if you can match the correct article to the correct words.
Write in your journal.
Challenge someone to a duel.a duel of wits that is. Think of challenging questions to ask each other from the scriptures. Give hints and clues as necessary.
Make a church related crossword puzzle.
Make a church related search-a-word puzzle.
Play prophet concentration. Obtain pictures of the prophets. Print them out and glue to index cards. Play concentration. See if you can match the correct picture to the correct prophet’s name.
- Do some finger plays with the little ones.