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Book of Mormon Night

Hold a Book of Mormon News Conference

Read one of President Benson's talks on the Book of Mormon

Read the Book or Mormon all of the way through. Serve food with Book of Mormon names, like Secret Combination Punch, Chief Judge Fudge, Gadianton Stew, Ishmaellow S'mores, fruit from the tree of life, etc. Make the table cloth look like a Title of Liberty. Dress up for the activity.  Make your own Title of Liberty to display in one of the youth rooms.  When you need to take a break, share Book of Mormon Humor

Behold! A Royal Army - Discuss the war chapters in the book of Mormon and act them out in modern day terms. Have an activity where each person puts on the symbolic armor of the Lord (how do you use the sword of truth, how to you put the preparation of the Gospel on your feet?) Go out tracting with the missionaries. Unitedly fellowship your less active members (using stratagem if necessary). Role play situations which might compromise integrity and ways to act with integrity in those situations. Develop an exercise routine. Have a Basic Training night (for missionary work).

Book of Mormon Stories--take any Book of Mormon story and retell it in modern times. Tell it using youth names or hypothetical people. Use actors, if you would like. Or, do a reader's theater using the Book of Mormon as your script.

Watch "How Rare A Possession" and then share your own testimonies about the Book of Mormon

Memorize all of the Seminary Book of Mormon scriptures and have a contest on who can memorize the most. Make up stories, pictures, jokes, dances, rhymes, etc. to help you memorize the words.

Memorize all of the missionary Book of Mormon scriptures (and do the same thing as for the Seminary scriptures)

Have everyone prepare to share a favorite Book of Mormon story and what lessons it teaches

Watch animated Book of Mormon videos and eat popcorn or another snack

Make lists of goals based on the Book of Mormon stories you watched or read

Sing "The Iron Rod" (#274), "Book of Mormon Stories" (CS 118), "Search, Ponder and Pray" (CS 109), "The Books of the Book of Mormon" (CS 119), "Nephi's Courage" (CS 120)

Make a puppet show about Christ's visit to America and practice it--ask your Primary President if you can perform it for the primary children in December (the theme is about having faith in the Resurrected Christ)

Solve the Book of Mormon Puzzle

Book of Mormon Games:

HOLD TO THE ROD: The object is to hold to the rope and make it blindfolded over obstacles (rope tied to chairs etc)

TITLE OF LIBERTY TAG: The person who has the flag (with a Primary song sheet taped on one side) reads a verse to someone and if they can't identify it, they must take the flag and carry it around until they find someone else who can't identify one of the songs and so on . . . while other games are going on.

GET THE GADIANTONS: The participant throws velcro balls at target with Gadianton names on them.

LOST 116 PAGES: Before the meeting, I stick 116 blank post its up all over the building and those who wish may go and retrieve as many as they can find.

BoM HALL OF FAME/SHAME: The participant draws a name from a hat and then must tape it on the fame or shame side of a black board. (I will have a couple BoM's around to look up those obscure names :-)

PLAIN AND PRECIOUS: Those who wish may "engrave" a short testimony (with a paper clip stylus on aluminum foil "plates"). They must write in my "deformed Egyptian" code. The aluminum plates will then be bound and saved to be interpreted at a later date. (Game ideas from Kathy)

For refreshments, try these ideas: Ammonade, Neefries, Laman Meringue pie, Sariah Salad with Gadianton Dressing. The dressing recipe is "a secret combination." Make a vegetable tray (especially with broccoli and cauliflower) and call it the forest of Mormon. The dip is the waters of Mormon. Or make a gingerbread city fortress. The wall around it could be sugar wafers, pretzels could be the sticks which were on the top of the walls to keep people from climbing over easily.

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