Monday, July 4, 2011


I love to play Jeopardy.  Not the Alex Trebek version, I'm not that smart.  At all.  But I do love the primary version, and have fond memories of playing it when I was in primary!  I thought about creating a full game to post here, since it's on the plan for the coming review months, but since everyone's songs are so different I opted to create only the category headings.

I only ever use 4 or 5 of the headings at once, that way I can change things up and it's a "new" game every time we play it. 

Here is the PDF for Jeopardy Category Headings

Here are the categories and some examples of clues you can use:

Otherwise Known As...
- Emulate the Seer = Follow the Prophet
- Get Up for the Good = Stand for the Right

Actions Speak Louder
- Have wiggle songs listed that incorporate actions or movement, such as Fun to Do,
  Do as I'm Doing, Once There Was a Snowman, etc.
- List songs with Sign Language
- Post fun ways to sing and have a child pick a favorite song or program song

Who's it About?
- He helped things to grow = Adam, sing "Follow the Prophet"
- Blessed to open the last dispensation = Joseph Smith, sing "Praise to the Man"
- They walked and walked and walked and walked = Pioneer children, sing "Pioneer Children Sang..."

Next Line, Please...
- In darkness or light = Be true, be true and stand for the right, sing "Stand for the Right"
- What did I see? = Popcorn popping on the apricot tree, sing "Popcorn Popping"
- I would have liked to walk with him = and listen to his words, sing "If I Listen With My Heart"

Fill in the Blank
- I will follow __________________ for me = God's Plan
- First, ______ in the Lord, Jesus Christ = faith, sing "4th Article of Faith"
- Wherever I go the _________ grows greener still = grass

Follow the Rhythm
- Use this one to clap the rhythm to songs you are working on, and they guess the song (like name that tune)

Picture This
- Instead of written clues, put a picture from the Gospel Art kit or one page of a flip chart.  Then have a child guess which song the picture represents.

Scrambled Titles
- Ftahrse = Fathers
- Ym Hanyvele Fehtar Olsev Em = My Heavenly Father Loves Me

So there you go!  Just a few ideas for you, that way you can focus on the songs YOU need to work on for review.  This is a great program review, or even a substitute activity if you're organized.

Do you have a category that isn't listed here?  Let me know and I'll try to create a header for you.  Have fun!

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  1. I love this idea. Do you just have one child come up and pick a category and then you read a question? How many questions do you usually need for each category? Thanks.

  2. Amy,

    You can choose in several different ways - individual children, classes, or divide the room into teams. I would have maybe 3 or 4 categories at a time, with 3 or 4 questions per category, ranging from easy to harder as you move down a column, similar to the real Jeopardy game. Any way you play it, make it simple and purposeful and you'll have a great time!


  3. Thank you thank you for sharing these! I'm not a chorister, just a primary teacher but I'm trying to do a gospel game a week so that at the end of the lesson, I still have their attention. You have so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  4. Do you sing the song after they answer the question? Do the kids compete in teams? Is there any kind of consequence for if they get it right or wrong? Just trying to figure out how to incorporate this in a way that will help them learn the songs...

  5. I'm using this on Sunday! And I am SO EXCITED! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!


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