Scripture Treasure Hunt Mutual Activity or lesson.
(Updated) SCRIPTURE HUNT Mutual Activity or Lesson.
To illustrate how important it is to search the scriptures, and to really study the scriptures and find their “hidden” meaning I decided to update (previous post) my Scripture Treasure Hunt Activity.
The final “treasure” is finding the Book of Mormon with a Twinkie and
“like a Twinkie the good stuff is inside”!
Each YW got a pocket-size edition of the Book of Mormon with a Twinkie wrapped in a pirate bandana (found in the treasure hunt) and a small treasure chest with gold chocolate and bubble gum coins.
Small treasure chest with chocolate and bubble gum gold coins.
I updated all the clues with a new look:
First clue in a wood box.
Inside wood box
Clues Scripture Treasure Hunt (.pdf format) and Clues Scripture Treasure Hunt Clues updated (.doc format)
Master: Treasure Hunt
Master w/answers: here Clues Scripture Treasure Hunt (.doc format) or here Clues Scripture Treasure Hunt (.pdf format)
(place clues 2-15 in the places directed before the activity. The treasure is placed in the freezer in the kitchen.) Each girl needs to have her own set of scriptures to look up each clue. They can take turns reading the clues aloud.
(give 1st clue to the girls to start the treasure hunt.)
Clue #1: Genesis 16: 7
“And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.”
Answer: Water Fountain (and placement of clue 2)
Clue #2: 1 Timothy 3:1
“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.”
Answer: Bishop Office (and placement of clue 3)
Clue #3: D&C 133:64
“And also that which was written by the prophet Malachi: For, behold, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.”
Answer: Oven (and placement of clue 4)
Clue #4: Exodus 34: 31 and 1 John 3:11
“And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them.
For this is the message that we heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.”
Answer: Telephone (and placement of clue 5)
Clue #5: Psalms 69:14
“Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.”
Answer: Bathroom Sink (and placement of clue 6)
Clue #6: Acts 5: 15
“Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on the beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.”
Answer: Couch (and placement of clue 7)
Clue #7: D & C 124: 29 and 3 Nephi 11:26
“For a baptismal font there is not upon the earth, that they, my saints, may be baptized for those who are dead—
And then shall ye immerse them in water, and come forth again out of the water.”
Answer: Baptismal Font (and placement of clue 8)
Clue #8: Isa. 22: 18
“He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy Lord’s house.”
Answer: By Basketball hoop in gym. (and placement of clue 9)
Clue #9: Nehemiah 8: 4
“And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose: and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand: and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.”
Answer: Pulpit (and placement of clue 10)
Clue #10: D&C 99:5
“And behold, and lo, I come quickly to judgment, to convince all of their ungodly deeds which they have committed against me, as it is written of me in the volume of the book.”
Answer: Library (and placement of clue 11)
Clue #11: Matthew 5:40 (most northern one)
“And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.”
Answer: Coat closet (and placement of clue 12)
Clue #12: D & C 110:3 (southside)
“His eyes were as a flame of fire; the hair of his head was white like the pure snow; his countenance shone above the brightness of the sun; and his voice was as the sound of the rushing great waters, even the voice of Jehovah, saying:”
Answer: toilet (and placement of clue 13)
Clue #13: Ether 6:4
“And it came to pass the when they had prepared all manner of food, that thereby they might subsist upon the water, and also food for their flocks and herds, and whatsoever beast or animal or fowl that they should carry with them—and it came to pass that when they had done all these things they got aboard of their vessels or barges, and set forth into the sea, commending themselves unto the Lord their God.”
Answer: Kitchen (and placement of clue 14)
Clue #14: D & C 136: 28 (in YW room)
“If thou art merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of praise and thanksgiving.” (in YW room)
Answer: piano in YW room (and placement of clue 15)
Clue #15: Job 38: 30
“The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.”
Answer: freezer in kitchen
(This is where the Book of Mormon with a Twinkie wrapped in a pirate bandana for each YW are found)
The Mormonad “Uncover Buried Treasure” may be downloaded here.
The Mormonad “Worth More Than Its Weight in Gold” may be downloaded here.
The Mormonad “Dig In To The Scriptures” may be downloaded here.
Other great Mutual Activities:
Personal Progress Activity (Individual Worth) Johnny Lingo Activity.
Personal Progress Activity (Faith Value) make the Sacrament mean more.
For The Strength of Youth Activity Mock Trial of Molly Mormon Standards.
Shellee Johnson says
our YW are in love with the idea of Sweet is the Work of Personal Progress. It’s so cute!
My only question is how do you make the large signs that you used- Sweet Shoppe and Sweet is the Work of Personal Progress. I don’t even know where to start. Help!
To do the posters is not hard if you do it like I did.
I used Fed Ex/Kinkos to make them. I uploaded the files from my computer to their website and had them make them. But I will admit it was a couple of years ago and I did have a friend at Fed/Ex Kinkos working there…so I am not sure what the cost would be today. (I know they have lots of options of how to print items so it might be good to talk to them in person.)
You can download my files for both the posters on my blog at no cost: (http://shelleybeatty.com/life/events/young-women-in-excellence-young-womens-program-lds-church-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-mormon/)
I hope this helps! Good luck with your Young Women in Excellence!!