Giant Ticktacktoe!

By Elaine Ostrander

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    A Family Home Evening Activity

    To play Giant Ticktacktoe, you will need: 24′ (7.2 m) masking tape or rope, ten 8 1/2″ x 11″ (22 cm x 28 cm) pieces of cardboard, and crayon or wide felt-tip pen.


    1. Using tape or rope, mark off giant ticktacktoe squares on the floor (see diagram).

    2. Draw a large X or O on each piece of cardboard (five of each letter). These are the team cards.

    3. Divide the players into two teams. One team will use X’s; the other, O’s.

    4. A nonplayer asks the gospel questions.

    Rules: The first player to raise his hand and answer a question correctly takes a team card and stands in whatever ticktacktoe square he wishes. The opposing team gets the first opportunity to answer the next question. If any player answers a question incorrectly, the other team has a chance to give the correct answer. If neither team answers correctly after two tries apiece, the nonplayer gives the answer and asks a new question. Each time a player answers a question correctly, he takes a team card and stands on the unoccupied square of his choice. If there are not enough players, a team card is placed in the chosen square.


    1. What are the names of your bishop and his counselors?

    2. Who is your Primary president?

    3. Who found the gold plates? (Joseph Smith)

    4. Who told Joseph where to find the gold plates? (the angel Moroni)

    5. Whom did the Lord tell to build an ark so that his family would not drown in the coming flood? (Noah)

    6. What does CTR stand for? (Choose the Right)

    7. What does the word valiant mean? (brave)

    8. Finish this song title: “I Am a Child of _____________.” (God)

    9. What are the Primary’s colors? (red, yellow, blue)

    10. What is the one-tenth given to the Lord called? (tithing)

    11. Who are called especially to preach the restored gospel? (missionaries)

    12. What do we call the Lord’s health code of what we should and should not take into our bodies? (Word of Wisdom)

    13. In what city was Jesus born? (Bethlehem)

    14. What is the word that means to be quiet in church (especially the chapel) and to think about Heavenly Father and Jesus? (reverent)

    15. How old must you be to be baptized? (eight)

    16. What is another word for the Lord’s day? (Sabbath)

    17. Whom do we think about during the sacrament? (Jesus)

    18. What is the power to act in the name of and by the authority of Jesus Christ called? (priesthood)

    19. Finish this song title: “Jesus Wants Me for a ____________.” (Sunbeam)

    20. What Book of Mormon people conquered the Nephites? (Lamanites)

    21. Where can worthy men and women be married for eternity? (in Latter-day Saint temples)

    22. What do we call the Saints who crossed the plains for the sake of the gospel? (pioneers)

    23. Who was Jesus’ mother? (Mary)

    24. Who was Mary’s husband? (Joseph)

    25. Jesus rose from the dead, and we will too. What is the word that means “rising from the dead”? (resurrection)

    26. Finish this song title: “Give, Said the Little ___________.” (Stream)

    27. Who baptized Jesus? (John the Baptist)

    28. Who is the prophet of the Church today? (Ezra Taft Benson)

    29. Who were the first man and woman on the earth? (Adam and Eve)

    30. Who received the Ten Commandments from the Lord? (Moses)

    31. Name two of the Ten Commandments. (See Ex. 20:13–17.)

    32. What is the first Article of Faith? (We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in his Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.)

    33. How did Jesus die? (He was crucified.)

    34. Who slew Goliath with his slingshot? (David)

    35. Who betrayed Jesus? (Judas Iscariot)

    36. Who was swallowed by a great fish? (Jonah)

    37. Who wouldn’t let the Israelites leave Egypt? (the pharaoh)

    38. Name a Latter-day Saint prophet other than Joseph Smith and Ezra Taft Benson. (Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Joseph F. Smith, Heber J. Grant, George Albert Smith, David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, Harold B. Lee, Spencer W. Kimball)

    39. Finish this song title: “Tell Me the Stories of _____________.” (Jesus)

    40. What do we receive when we are confirmed a member of the Church? (the gift of the Holy Ghost)

    Illustrated by Dick Brown