I created this LDS Family Feud Game Template for a combined YM/YW activity. It was a LOT of work, but oh so worth it! We have over 70 active youth in our ward and they had a blast. The noise level was at epic proportions last night! Which is always a great sign that your efforts were worth it. I’m just grateful I had Advil in my purse.;)
I created this activity from scratch. I put in over 20 hours to come up with survey questions, create the surveys, get ward members to answer the surveys, torture the data, find a template to use, and edit the template with all of our questions and answers. I thought more people would play it if the work was already done – so feel free to use some or all of what I have created. This game has ALL the bells and whistles! Sounds, visuals, music. It’s a blast!
I found the original Family Feud game template at Youth Downloads. He gives the Family Feud game template away for free, but asks for a donation. So if you want to start from scratch. I recommend downloading his and making a donation directly to him. If you are interested in ours where the work is already done, this is where it’s at. We will give Youth Downloads $1 of every purchase we receive on our site. Once you download from either site, I HIGHLY recommend you got to Youth Downloads to see the instructions for editing the Family Feud game template. If you are a regular MS PowerPoint user, it will be simple and you’ll be able to see what to do just by opening the document, but for those that might be intimidated by PowerPoint, Youth Downloads’ instructions are great.
If you want to start from scratch, here is how I made it work:
|Questions||I had all the YW presidency leaders come up with 10 questions each about 1 month before the activity so we’d have time to get responses.|
|Surveys||I used Survey Monkey to create the surveys. Their free plan is perfect for this activity. You can add 10 questions per survey and get 100 responses.|
|“100 people surveyed the top 5 answers on the board”|
|Responses||Our ward has a closed group on Facebook and so I posted links for each round asking for responses.|
|I then went into each auxiliary one Sunday with handouts that had the links to the surveys for those that weren’t on Facebook.|
|I heard that most families filled out the surveys as part of a Family Home Evening activity and had a blast.|
|I easily got 100 responses for rounds 1 and 2, but I only had about 87 for round 3 and 79 for round 4. I didn’t want to harass ward members|
|again, so I turned to my LDS friends on Facebook. I shared the links there and I was able to get the rest of the responses within a few days.|
|Funny Story About That:|
|A friend of mine emailed me excitedly letting me know she shared the surveys with some of her co-workers that are LDS (and bishops).|
|I thanked her for doing that and helping me out. About two hours later she emailed me again apologizing for her co-workers’ answers.|
|Apparently, they had a little too much fun since it was anonymous and it wasn’t for their ward. Those darn Bishops! I have to admit,|
|although wildly inappropriate for a mutual activity, they were great for the adult group date I set up to practice, and it gave me a good chuckle|
|while torturing the data.|
|Data Torturing||After I got the responses, I had to copy and paste all the responses into MS Excel, sort the information, then subtotal the responses.|
|Before I could sort though, I had to edit responses so they would subtotal properly. People would put in the same answer just worded|
|differently. (ie. egg, an egg, a fragile egg, etc.)|
|They all mean egg, but they would all subtotal as different answers so I would edit the “an egg” and “a fragile egg” to “egg” so I knew exactly|
|how many responses were actually “egg”. The same thing applied for misspellings – believe it or not, not everyone knows how to spell Malachi,|
|Helaman, Jerusalem, or Galilee.|
|This was the most time consuming part of the activity – but if you are number cruncher like I am, it was actually fun. However, most|
|people are not, and so that is why I thought people might like this turn-key option.|
Here are some screen shots of the LDS Family Feud game template:
Editing screen shot:
Playing screen shots:
Answers to Something Youth do at EFY
I originally had 45 questions, narrowed it down to 38, and then we only got through 29 before we ran out of time for the activity.
Here are the questions we used and what is included in your download:
|Family Feud Questions|
|1||Top 5 Answers||Something you might do to become a sumo wrestler|
|2||Top 3 Answers||Name a movie character that could be an Apostle|
|3||Top 6 Answers||Something that scares the average person|
|4||Top 4 Answers||Name a favorite Disney movie|
|5||Top 7 Answers||Something you would see at a bullfight|
|6||Top 8 Answers||Name a kind of cheese|
|7||Top 6 Answers||Something Joseph Smith is famous for|
|8||Top 8 Answers||What moms really want on mother’s day|
|9||Top 1 Answer||Favorite primary song|
|10||Top 7 Answers||Worst household chore|
|11||Top 6 Answers||Something people do while driving|
|12||Top 2 Answers||Worst subject in school|
|13||Top 8 Answers||List a topic in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet|
|14||Top 7 Answers||Name a place in the Bible|
|15||Top 7 Answers||Name Something Mormons think about|
|16||Top 3 Answers||Name one of the Seven Dwarfs|
|17||Top 6 Answers||A phrase that starts with prime|
|18||Top 6 Answers||Name something you hold very carefully|
|19||Top 6 Answers||Name something Utah is famous for|
|20||Top 8 Answers||Name something people tend to save|
|21||Top 6 Answers||Something two people can ride|
|22||Top 8 Answers||Something youth do at EFY|
|23||Top 7 Answers||Famous Mormons|
|24||Top 5 Answers||Something you can identify under the hood of a car|
|25||Top 5 Answers||Favorite band instrument|
|26||Top 5 Answers||Something teenagers talk to each other about|
|27||Top 6 Answers||Food found at a Mormon potluck|
|28||Top 8 Answers||Favorite phone app|
|29||Top 6 Answers||Name a temple outside of Utah|
|30||Top 4 Answers||Famous dog names|
|31||Top 3 Answers||Book of Mormon heroes|
|32||Top 5 Answers||Name a fruit you’d never buy just one of|
|33||Top 6 Answers||Cheap date ideas|
|34||Top 5 Answers||Reasons to roll up your car window|
|35||Top 1 Answer||Something found in a scripture case|
|36||Top 7 Answers||Name one place the pioneers stayed on they way out west|
|37||Top 6 Answers||Favorite sandwich|
|38||Top 4 Answers||Name one value from the YW’s theme|
I wanted to make sure the game worked and my idea to get over 70 youth through the game so everyone got a turn would work. So I set up a game night with about 15 adult couples in our ward for a fun date night at the church. We set up the projector, used game buzzers, and worked out the kinks. I asked each couple to bring a snack to share. We set the food table up behind the chairs. HUGE mistake. We had to keep calling the menfolk away from the snack table to play. Next time, we’ll just put the snack table in front of the five immediate male players. 😀 Overall, it was a great group date night!
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LDS Family Feud Game Template
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