8 Fun Last-Minute Mutual and YSA Activities That Will Look Like You've Been Planning Them for Weeks

Whether your guest speaker backs out or you simply run out of time to plan anything elaborate, if you find yourself fumbling for something fun and productive to do for Mutual or a YSA ward activity, check out these fast and fun activities.

1. Mormon-Themed Escape Room

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Escape rooms are all the rage right now, so what better way to get kids excited about coming to an activity than by building one yourself? I know, I know—you are probably thinking planning an elaborate escape room scenario is too time-consuming or complicated to do on your own, which is why Get Out Games created one for you. Designed to be set up in an LDS meetinghouse, this escape room scenario is centered around the 2018 Mutual theme "Peace in Christ" and features media clips and scriptures as part of the clues. All you need to do is familiarize yourself with the rules and gather a few props. Click here to download the instructions or learn more about it.

2. Scriptionary

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You play this game just like Pictionary, except all the options are stories, objects, or people from the scriptures; for example, Noah and the Ark, Abinadi, or the Liahona. If you have a few minutes beforehand, you can brush up on the rules of Pictionary and print out clue cards, or just make them up on the fly!

3. Frisbee Tic Tac Toe


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Tic Tac Toe may seem like the simplest game in the world, but it becomes much more of a challenge when you play it with frisbees!

Buy a cheap tablecloth or shower curtain, and use cheap colored tape to make a Tic Tac Toe grid. You'll need about 10 Frisbees for this, so you can either buy them in two colors (to divide them between the two teams), or you can use Frisbees of various colors that have Xs and Os on them made with colored tape.

Have the teams stand behind a line and take turns trying to get their frisbees into rows of three. It's harder than you think!

For more Frisbee games, check out Frisbee Golf or Frisbee Dodgeball. Frisbees can be used for all sorts of competitions! 

128184. Mormonad Night

Split the youth into groups. Give each group 20-30 minutes to create their own Mormonad using a scripture or favorite quote from a general authority, then present them to each other. If they are having difficulty coming up with one, suggest scripture masteries or give them some other ideas to get started with. The youth can then take the posters home, or if appropriate, can give them to less-active youth in your area. 

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