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Family night scripture hero Jeopardy!

With four kids ages 5 to 14, it can be tricky to find an activity and lesson that everyone loves for family night. We recently discovered a secret gem– our kids love playing Jeopardy! So with a few paper cards and a little brainstorming, we put together a game with trivia about some of our favorite people in the scriptures. This is a great way to engage the kids and test their knowledge while reminding them of some incredible people. Every answer and questions opens opportunities for discussions of these scripture stories. If you’d like to re-create this game for your own family night, here are the answers along with their corresponding questions (set up in true Jeopardy! fashion). Have fun!

Topic: Cool Quotes (Who said it?)

100 “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded.” (Who is Nephi?)

200 “My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me.” (Who is Daniel?)

300 “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I unto the world.” (Who is Jesus Christ?)

400 “And now it came to pass that when they had surrendered themselves up unto us, behold I numbered those young men who had fought with me, fearing lest there were many of them slain. But behold to my great joy, there had not one soul of them fallen.” (Who is Helaman?)

500 “Give me this mountain.” (Who is Caleb?–This one is a favorite family story. If you aren’t familiar with it, you can find the inspiring story of Caleb in Joshua 14.)

600 “Are you priests and pretend to teach this people? … If ye understand these things ye have not taught them…If ye teach the law of Moses, why do ye not keep it?” (Who is Abinadi?)

Topic: Bible Heroes

100 This prophet parted a sea to help his people escape from Pharaoh. (Who is Moses?)

200 He was thrown into a dangerous den because he prayed openly even when it was against the law. (Who is Daniel?)

300 He interpreted a dream about 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine. (Who is Joseph?)

400 This apostle denied that he knew Christ three times, which wasn’t true at all. (Who is Peter?)

500 This apostle turned in the Savior for 30 pieces of silver. (Who is Judas?)

600 They were protected by God’s power after being thrown in a fiery furnace. (Who are Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?)

Topic: Book of Mormon Heroes

100 He was tied to a boat by his angry brothers. (Who is Nephi?)

200 When things got tough, they whined and complained. (Who are Laman and Lemuel?)

300 He prayed all day in a forest to know if his sins were forgiven. The Lord let him know he was forgiven and that his people would be blessed for obedience. (Who is Enos?)

400 This prophet preached repentance to an angry group of priests and was killed for his great faith. Luckily, one priest listened. (Who is Abinadi?)

500 This prophet preached repentance on a wall. He could have been killed by the angry attacks, but God protected him. (Who is Samuel the Lamanite?)

600 He came along from Laban’s castle and became a great, loyal friend of the family. (Who is Zoram?)

Topic: Wonderful Women

100 She fasted for three days for the power to save her people. (Who is Queen Esther?)

200 She wanted a child and prayed for help from God. Eventually, her son Samuel was born, whom she turned over to the Lord so he could grow up serving Him. (Who is Hannah?)

300 She was the first person to see the resurrected Savior. (Who is Mary Magdalene?)

400 This woman left all her worldly possessions behind to follow her husband into the wilderness. (Who is Sariah?)

500 Because of them, Helaman’s soldiers had the faith to fight and be spared. (Who were the mothers of the sons of Helaman?)

600 She helped convert a kingdom when she didn’t faint with everyone else. King Lamoni and his queen, she knew, had fainted because of God’s power. She ran to spread the news. (Who is Abish?)

I love learning about these incredible people in the scriptures and know that by sharing their stories (in whatever fun and create way we can) we give our children powerful examples of faith, courage, humility, and love and hopefully a testimony of what these heroes all stood for–their Savior, Jesus Christ, and their God.