Blind Dessert Auction

Duration: 10-25 Mins

Group Size: 8-16

Materials Needed: Volunteered desserts

Set-Up: Set desserts out to be auctioned off.

Principal Tie-in: Love

Directions:

  • Get half of the members of the FHE group volunteer to bring a dessert (preferable homemade!)
  • The desserts will be auctioned off but you won’t know what you are buying.
  • Those who made desserts cant bid
  • Cover the desserts with boxes or just number them and auction off that number without telling what dessert it goes to.
  • Consider using candy as your money for the auction, everyone would get the same amount of candy to offer.
  • When you win a cake you get to eat it with the person who made it.

Principal Application: Finish the activity with a discussion. Did the bakers have fun sharing? Would they have made the cake differently if they didn’t have to eat it too? How can this relate to other things we do? 


Cook-off Night

Duration: 30-45 Mins.

Group Size:8-20

Materials Needed: Desired recipe supplies.

Set-Up: Organize cook supplies and space.

Principal Tie-in: Shared responsibility

Directions:

  • Determine a recipe that everyone will cook with a partner, make it simple!
  • Create random challenges that will affect each pair.
  • For example, can only cook with the microwave, must complete the recipe with you hands tied to you partner, etc.
  • Have fun cooking!
  • Enjoy your food!

Principal Application: Finish with a discussion. In what ways do we have added challenges as students? What do you do to stay on top of your work and be happy? How can we help others with their challenges?


Dessert Dinner

Duration: 30-45 Mins.

Group Size: 8-16

Materials Needed: Desserts.

Set-Up: Prepare desserts.

Principal Tie-in: Shared responsibility

Directions:

  • Assign or have every member of the group to volunteer to bring a dessert.
  • Have a dessert dinner!

Principal Application: During the dinner have a discussion. What would have happened it everyone didn’t do their part? How does this apply to campus life and gospel life? What ways can you contribute to helping around you?


Dessert Rescue

Duration: 30-60 Mins

Group Size: 8-20

Materials Needed: Desired recipe ingredients, plates, plastic wrap.

Set-Up: Organize Materials, Assign Roles

Principal Tie-in: Love/Shared Responsibility

Directions:

  • With your FHE group make some treats to deliver.
  • Pick a few people who you think may need a boost or some encouragement.
  • Deliver your treats, feel free to include hugs in your delivery.
  • Consider splitting your FHE group up to deliver to more people.

Principal Application: Debrief with sharing some treats in your group. How can we learn to help and reach out all the time? What keeps us from ministering better? 


Food Battle

Duration: 30-45 Mins

Group Size: 8-16

Materials Needed: Varies

Set-Up: Organize cooking space

Principal Tie-in: Love

Directions:

  • Pick something to cook.
  • Consider funny ideas that could have a fun twist, like best ramen, or breakfast.
  • Break up into teams.
  • Have each time make the dish but in their own way.
  • Make some extra food to go deliver to a random apartment!

Principal Application: Finish with a discussion. Has someone ever done a random act of kindness for you when you really needed it? Read Mormon 1:2, what does it mean to be quick to observe? How can we learn to be quick to observe?


Pass The Pudding

Duration: 10-20 Mins

Group Size: 2-20

Materials Needed: Pudding, spoons, newspaper or plastic bags(Optional)

Set-Up: Find a open space to play, this will get messy!

Principal Tie-in: Shared Responsibility

Directions:

  • Have everyone partner off.
  • Use newspaper to cover floor in case of mess.
  • Lie on your backs with the tops of your heads touching.
  • You feed your partner while laying on the ground with your heads touching.
  • You could have a competition, such as cleanest eaters, or the pair who eats the most.

Principal Application: The allegory of the spoons. The below link explains principals that highlight this game. https://theunboundedspirit.com/heaven-and-hell-the-parable-of-the-long-spoons/


Spaghetti Towers

Duration: 15-45 Mins

Group Size: 8-12

Materials Needed: Marshmallows, Uncooked Spaghetti Noodles, masking tape.

Set-Up: Gather Materials, Organize teams

Principal Tie-in: Shared Responsibility 

Directions:

  • Your team may only use the materials provided. This includes one yard of masking tape, 25 sticks of spaghetti, and your marshmallow. 
  • You may not use any other materials to assist in the support of your tower. 
  • You will have only 20 minutes. Marshmallow must be on the top of the tower when time is called and your tower must be standing unassisted. 
  • Measurement is a vertical measurement from the table top up. 
  • You may stick masking table tape to the table top. 
  • Spaghetti may be broken into smaller pieces. However, once broken, pieces may not be replaced.
  • The marshmallow must be placed at the top of the tower, it must be whole, no bites or pieces missing. 
  • The tallest tower standing unassisted wins.

Principal Application: Before the game starts explain what shared responsibility is. What shared responsibilities do we have as members of the church, students, roommates? The team who applies these discussed principals will be more likely to be successful with this challenge. Be creative in your discussion! 


Tied Etiquette Night

Duration: 30-60 Mins

Group Size: 4-20

Materials Needed: Ingredients, rope, place to cook and eat.

Set-Up: Either cook food before or have cooking be part of the activity, set a table.

Principal Tie-in: Love

Directions:

  • The guys in the FHE group will prepare a dinner for the whole group to eat.
  • Once prepared the group will eat together.
  • The trick is everyone will have their wrists tied to the people sitting on both sides of them.
  • You will have to coordinate your eating with who ever you are tied to!
  • Guys will clean up.

Principal Application: During the dinner have a discussion. What are common things that we can do to be more courteous to others? What are ways others commonly serve you?


The Toaster Game (Good get to know you game.)

Duration: 20-40 Mins

Group Size: 8-20

Materials Needed: Toaster, assorted condiments.

Set-Up: Start toasting a piece of toast.

Principal Tie-in: Shared Responsibility

Directions:

  • Members of the group will form a circle.
  • One by one members of the group will share something interesting about themselves.
  • Who ever is speaking when the toast pops up is challenged to eat it!
  • The catch is everyone playing will decide what to put on the toast!

Principal Application: Finish with a discussion. What kind of toast was made? Would you want to eat that toast? How does this apply to being students here?