If Would You Rather Is a family favorite, this Old Testament version will make a great FHE activity or lesson. And if you’ve never played before? Now’s a great time to try it out!
This Old Testament Would You Rather version is a fun way to get a peek at what others are thinking while at the same time include some gospel discussion and review some Come, Follow Me stories while you play.
Old Testament Would You Rather
This game is perfect for an FHE lesson or activity or for an addition to your Come, Follow Me study. The included questions are a fun way to think about what it would be like to go back in time and experience some of the events from all the way back to the creation of the earth.
Unlike a traditional game of Would you Rather, which gives you one question with 2 options, the strips of this game are individual. This means you will need to use 2 strips, but you can come up with dozens of different combinations to keep the game going.
Playing Old Testament Would You Rather
These questions could be used in so many different ways. You could use them during your Come, Follow Me time at home, in your Primary or Seminary class, or for a youth activity with the Young Women and Young Men. They are great for FHE, or use them for some dinner time conversation while you’re all sitting around the dinner table.
Simply cut out the cards and put them in a jar (or hat or bowl… anything works!) and get ready to play. Here are a couple of different ways you can play this game, depending on the ages and type of group you’re playing with.
- Choose 2 – Pass the basket around and have each person draw 2 cards. Then, simply go around the circle and they have to read their two options and their choice. Once everyone has had their turn, put them all back into the basket and pass it around again. Because they are single options on each card, you can play multiple rounds without getting the same choices.
- Group Play – Have one person choose 2 cards and read them aloud. Then, go around and have everyone give their answer (and the reason why they made that choice!) Once everyone has answered, choose 2 new cards and go around again.
- Scripture Chase – Remember those good ‘ol Seminary scripture chases? This is great for older kids who would love a more challenging approach. Have each person draw their 2 cards, then find the scripture to go with them. Then, go around and have each person read their cards and give the scripture reference that relates to it before they reveal which they would rather be/do. Make it into a race for more of a challenge.
- For Younger Children – If you have younger children, this is a great time to briefly recount the stories they’ve been learning this year. You could choose 2 cards each day, then briefly tell (or have them tell) the story on each card. Then have them choose which they would rather be and discuss why.
Be sure to find out the WHY behind the answer! It’s fun to get insights into why people choose what they do.
Would You Rather …
- help Noah build the ark
- bravely face the king with Esther
- cross the Red Sea with the Israelites
- try on Joseph’s colorful coat
- walk the walls of Jericho to help them come down
- be inside the whale with Jonah
- explore the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve
- join with David in facing Goliath
- receive the 10 Commandments with Moses
- sleep in the lion’s den with Daniel
- ride on a chariot
- learn to interpret a dream like Joseph
- help Noah gather animals to put on the ark
- find baby Moses in a basket
- re-build the temple with the Jews
- be with Moses when he saw the burning bush
- help to design and create the earth
- try to learn a new language at the Tower of Babel
- gather up manna with the Israelites
Any way you chose to use these fun cards, I hope they help bring a little life into your study of the Old Testament.