Service Cranium: A Sharing Time or FHE Idea

Several years ago I shared a fun Cranium style game that I used for Sharing Time. It’s been a few years and it’s a little outdated, so I decided to freshen it up a little bit and am sharing my updated Service Cranium Game Idea and Printables with you!

Service Cranium FHE Idea

I have used my Service Cranium game for Sharing Time, but it would also make a great for Family Home Evening lesson as well.

My Service Cranium focuses on service. As you and your family play the game you will read scriptures, answer questions/scenarios, read about parables/stories, sing songs….all about service. It’s so important to teach our children to serve others. Our Savior was the greatest example of serving and loving others. I love this quote from President Dieter F. Uchtdorf:

“As we lose ourselves in the service of others, we discover our own lives and our own happiness.” {Dieter F. Uchtdorf}

Get together with your children and plan a fun family game night. As you play discuss the importance of service. Discuss the scriptures and stories in the game.
And then after you have played, plan a service that your family can do together.

Items Needed to Play:

Cranium Cards (link below)
Paper & Pencil
Something to keep score (paper, chalkboard, or dry-erase board)


Quick Look at Service Cranium

There are 5 categories in Service Cranium:
Scripture SearchQuestion QuizSinging StarCreative Cat, and Factoid

Each card describes an activity that each team will need to do. Some of the activities will have you answer questions, draw, charade, hum, or read a scripture, and they all are about Service.
Some of the cards have a ‘Two Team Play’ on it. When one of these cards are chosen a member from each team will be playing head to head. This is a great game to teach your family about Service while having fun.


How to Play:

Split into 2 teams and pick a team name for each team.
On a piece of paper or a chalkboard/dry erase board, write each team’s name, this is where you will keep score.

Decide which team goes first and have one member come up and pick a card. Have the person read the card and do the activity described. If they correctly do what is asked on the card before the timer runs out, their team is awarded a certain amount of points (your family decides). If they are unsuccessful at completing the task the other team has a chance to answer and ‘steal’ the point(s).

Continue playing until all the cards have been drawn or until you have reached a certain amount of points.


Other Ways to Play:

Instead of having the person pick a card you could create a 6 sided dice. Have each side a color of each category and for the sixth side you could have a ‘Wild’. When they land on a ‘Wild’ they can pick the category.


Service Cranium Cards

There are 4 pages of cards for you to use for your own family ‘Service Cranium’ game night. I have included 6 cards for each category and then I included a blank card for each category if you wanted to create your own.
Just click the links below to download my Cranium Cards!


Click HERE to print my Service Cranium Cards!

If the above link isn’t working, try this one.


I hope you enjoy my Service Cranium Game Idea and Printables. I would love to hear if you use it. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!



Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. kodi

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for the printable Cranium…can’t wait to play it with the kids on Sunday.

  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to create and share this! My son loves cranium. I’ll use this for sharing time tomorrow & FHE!

  3. Mary Ann

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents!!! I’m excited to try this game in Sharing Time tomorrow!!!

  4. April

    Thank you for sharing your fun ideas.
    Truly appreciated.

  5. kt

    Amazing thank you!!!

  6. aubrey

    This is wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing your talents to benefit my family.

  7. Alisa

    I am trying to download the game, but it’s not letting me. I created a Box account to download it but still no luck. Suggestions?

    1. Hi Alisa! I have updated the links, but I will go ahead and shoot you an email. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. Tiffany

    Thank you so much for sharing this game! We had an outdoor service activity planned for Young Women tonight, but it’s raining so instead of panicking, we will play Service Cranium! Perfect!

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! Dang rain…but I’m glad that my game will help you out. Hope it went well.

  9. Rebekah

    This was engaging and so worthwhile! Our stake is focusing on service this month, so thank you for making it easy for me!

    1. Glad to hear that I was able to help you out, and that the lesson was well received. 🙂 Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know, I really appreciate it.

  10. Susie Adkins

    I am doing a 4 week lesson on serving others with the children in my church. This will be a wonderful game to intertwine in with lessons.

  11. Kim

    Thanks for always putting awesome content out there for the rest of us to use! I’m trying to download the game but it’s not doing anything. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks again!

    1. Hi Kim! Sorry you had problems with the download. I checked the link and it seemed to be fine on my end, I’ll update it just to make sure. Let me know if you still need it and I can email it over. Thanks!

  12. Lisa Holland

    Thank you!

    1. You are welcome. 🙂

  13. Jamie

    Thanks for creating this game! You might want to update the question about “home teaching” to “ministering”. 🙂

  14. Heidi

    I am using this with my seminary kids. We do online seminary and one day a week we get together. I love to make that time active with the students. Thank you for the great ideas. I will continue to tweak it for use with my students as the curriculum changes. This is a beautiful download and very professional looking cards. Lovely! Thanks again!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope your seminary class enjoyed it. 🙂