Game - Jesus is alive: ‘Musical circles'


A fun game in which the children will experience the Easter Bible story

A fun way to take the children through the story of Easter using coloured circles…..

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 24: 1 - 12.

This fun Easter Bible game will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Musical circles an Easter Bible game on the resurrection of Jesus for Sunday school lessons childrens ministry youth ministry kidmin and VBS

What do you need:

- sheets of A4 paper in the following colours: green, pink, red, purple, brown, blue, black, white, grey, yellow.

Preparation:
Cut circles out of each sheet of paper. If you don’t have any time for this, you can just use the A4 sheets. You need one circle for each child in the group, so if you have more than 10 children you will need more than one of each coloured circle. 

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Game - Jesus is alive: ‘Eggs with a message'


A fun game that will you tell the Easter Bible story in an interactive way

What’s more fun than an egg hunt at Easter? Especially when you’re hunting for eggs with an Easter message. After the children have found these special eggs with their unique fillings you can tell the Easter Bible story in a new and interactive way.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 24: 1 - 12.

This fun Easter Bible game will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Eggs with a message Bible Easter game

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Game - Jesus on the cross: ‘Spray your heart clean’


A fun game you can use in your Easter programme

There are also two thieves being crucified next to Jesus. One of them insults Jesus. The other thief knows that he is a criminal and that he has earned his punishment. He also knows that Jesus has done nothing wrong. He asks Jesus to help him, and there and then Jesus forgives him and promises him a place in heaven. This is how quickly salvation can take place. But how quickly can the children do this game?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This game will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Spray your heart clean a fun Bible Easter game for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- string
- pegs
- water pistols
- plastic plates
- water paint

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Game - Jesus on the cross: ‘The fight for forgiveness’


A lively game you can use in your Easter programme 

As Jesus is hanging on the cross he calls out ‘Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing’. Despite the terrible things they have done to him, Jesus prays that those who have crucified him will be forgiven.
This game illustrates what is involved as we also try to forgive people. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This game will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

The battle of forgiveness a fun Bible Easter game for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- a large pile of newspapers
- a rubbish bin
- sticky tape

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Object lesson - Jesus on the cross: ‘Do not weep for me, weep for yourselves’


A light hearted way to introduce a discussion on this difficult text

On the road to Golgotha there are women standing crying. Jesus tells them not to cry for him, but for themselves, for Jerusalem. Jesus knows that in forty years the whole of Jerusalem will be destroyed and many people will lose their lives.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This creative activity will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Do nog weep for me weep for yourselves a creative Easter idea for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- balloons
- sticky tape

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Icebreaker - Jesus on the cross: ‘Squeeze an egg’


A fun icebreaker about the Easter story 

A cracking way to introduce today's story on Jesus dying on the cross. 

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23:26-56. 

This icebreaker will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Squeeze an egg a fun Easter icebreaker for Sunday school lesson childrens ministry VBS kidmin youth ministry and childrens church

What do you need:

- eggs
- a plastic bowl

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Game - Abram and Lot:´Feed the sheep relay race’


A fun Bible game about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram and Lot’s shepherds are arguing. There isn’t enough food for all their sheep, goats and other animals. What does it feel like to have not enough food, that you then also have to share with others?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This game will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Feed the sheep relay fun Bible game about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- three buckets
- wads of paper
- tape to make a line on the floor

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Game - Abram and Lot: ‘Make a choice’


A fun Bible game about the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating

Abram lets Lot choose – ‘where do you want to live?’ Lot chooses the best piece of land, but ends up in the wrong place. Abram gets the second best piece of land, but God blesses him.
Every choice has consequences, also in this game……

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story in Genesis 13: 1 - 18

This game will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Make a choice fun Bible game about Bible story Abram Lot separating Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- a bucket
- chicken wire
- large Mikado sticks
- plastic balls

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Game - Jesus is arrested: ‘What sort of animal am I?’


A fun Bible game about the Easter story 

The people in Jerusalem are certain – Jesus is wrong! Even Pilate isn’t certain any more – who is Jesus, and what sort of king is he?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

What sort of animal am I fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- stickers
- pens

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Game - Jesus is arrested: ‘On or in the cross’


A fun Bible game about the Easter story 

The people in Jerusalem shouted that they wanted Jesus to be crucified. Perhaps they don’t really even understand what they are shouting. But whatever happens – Jesus has to be crucified!

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

On or in the cross fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- 24 white plastic cups
- 11 coloured cups
- chocolate eggs
- cellotape

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Icebreaker - Jesus is arrested: ‘Build a spaghetti bridge’


A fun icebreaker about the Easter story 

A playful introduction to our Sunday school lesson about Easter and Jesus being becoming a bridge between God and humankind.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 23: 1 - 25. 

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Build a spaghetti bridge fun icebreaker about Easter Bible story Jesus is crucied cross for Sunday school lesson VBS youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin

What do you need:

- lots of spaghetti
- cello tape / sticky tape

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Icebreaker - Abram and Lot: ‘Share a marshmallow teacake’


A fun icebreaker about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Share a marshmallow tea cake fun icebreaker about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church


Abram and Lot have to share the country that they live in. How do they share it out evenly?

What do you need:

- a number of marshmallow tea cakes, or jaffa cakes
- knives and forks
- plates

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Game - Abram and Lot: ‘What a tug of war!’


An introductory game about Abram and Lot's servants conflict

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Abram and Lot separating in Genesis 13: 1 - 18. It will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

 
Tug of war fun introduction Bible game about Bible story Abram and Lot separate for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church
 
You can use this idea as before the programme has properly started, as the children are coming in.

The story today is about the shepherds who looked after the herds belonging to Lot and Abram. They were engaged in a tug of war about the food supply for their animals. There wasn’t enough for all the animals, and they argued: ‘We were here first!’. ‘No, we were first!’. 

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Game - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Go on, guess who it is!’


Use this Bible game to reflect on why Jesus allowed his own suffering

The soldiers blindfold Jesus and hit him, while they insult him: “Hey, you’re a prophet aren’t you? Go on then, tell us who hit you!”

Use this game to reflect on the meaning of Easter within your Sunday school, Bible lesson or Christian youth work.

Go on guess who it is Bible game meaning Easter Jesus suffering Sunday school Bible lesson youth work childrens church


What do you need:

- two blindfolds

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Game - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation’


Use this Bible game to talk about Jesus being let down and betrayed by his friends in Gethsemane

Jesus knows what is going to happen in the coming hours. He encourages his disciples to pray for strength, so that they won’t fall into temptation. The disciples don’t seem to hear him, and fall asleep. Once more Jesus says the same thing, but it doesn’t seem to help.

Use this Bible game in your Sunday school lesson or Bible lesson to look at the meaning of "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation..."

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation Bible game Easter Gethsemane Sunday school lesson Bible lesson youth work


What do you need:

- ten large plastic cups
- ten stickers
- felt pens
- a soft ball

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Icebreaker - Jesus in Gethsemane: ‘Egg bowling’


A playful introduction about the Easter story and Jesus being deserted by his friends.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Easter Bible story in Luke 22: 39 – 71. The disciples who fall asleep and Peter who disowns Jesus three times.

This Easter lesson will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

Egg bowling fun Bible game about Easter Bible story Jesus deserted by his disciples for Sunday school lesson youth ministry Bible lesson childrens ministry school assembly childrens church kidmin VBS


An icebreaker about Jesus feeling all alone while he is praying in the garden of Gethsemane and his disciples are all fast asleep.

What do you need:

- two chocolate eggs per child
- a tennis ball

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Game - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Watch out when you take revenge’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

Joseph’s brothers are scared when they find out who Joseph is. After all, they were the ones who put him in the pit and sold him as a slave. Now he is much more powerful than they are. Is he going to take revenge?

Watch out when you take revenge Game a fun Bible game about Joseph reconciling with his brothers. Used in a Sunday school lesson kids church kids ministry childrens ministriy childrens work Bible lesson


What do you need:

- balloons
- lengths of string – about 40 cm long

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Game - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Bring me the…..’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph reconciling with his brothers

The brothers go back to Canaan to fetch their father Jacob and their wives and children. Joseph had said ‘Bring them all here, then I will give you fertile land’. This game is all about fetching and bringing!

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Icebreaker - Joseph forgives his brothers: ‘Who’s got the cup?’


An icebreaker about the Bible story where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers

Joseph tests his brothers by hiding the silver goblet in Benjamin’s sack. How do the brothers react?

Who has got the cup fun icebreaker where Joseph makes himself known to his brothers. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a (silver) cup or goblet
- music

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Game - Joseph meets his brothers: ‘I’m hungry’


A fun game to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

Joseph’s brothers and their families are so hungry that they have to go on a long journey to buy food in Egypt. On the way there they must have been thinking of food...

I am hungry a fun game on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church 1

What do you need:

- 20 different sweets and chocolates laid out on a tray.
- a large cloth
- pen and paper

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Object lesson - Joseph meets his brothers: ‘Touched to the heart’


A fun creative activity to reflect on the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

When Joseph sees his brother Benjamin after 20 long years, it moves him to tears. It touches him deeply to see his favourite brother again. What touches us?

Touched to the heart a creative activity on Joseph meeting his brothers in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a dartboard
- darts
- a small heart made of cardboard

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Icebreaker - Joseph meets his brothers: ‘I recognise your shoe!’


A short introduction to the Bible story of Joseph meeting his brothers for the first time in Egypt.

When Joseph sees his brothers he recognises them, but they don’t recognise him. He accuses them of being spies. But are they really spies?

Hey I recognize your shoe use this fun icebreaker to talk about the Bible story of Joseph meetings his brothers in Egypt for the first time. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids min

What do you need:

- pieces of A4 paper
- felt pens

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Game - Joseph and Pharaoh: ‘The lucky dip’


Use this fun game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh

During the seven years of good harvest, Joseph collects literally a countless amount of grain. Today we’re going to look for surprising questions in amongst countless bits of sawdust.

The lucky dip a fun game about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church


What do you need:

- make a lucky dip – a large container filled with sawdust
- print out the questions on the worksheet
- cut the questions into strips and attach each strip of paper to a lolly
- put the lolly’s with the questions attached into the lucky dip

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Game - Joseph and Pharaoh: ‘Let’s collect’


Use this fun game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh

A fun game in which the children, just like Joseph, try to harvest as much as possible.

Lets collect a fun game about the Bible story of Joseph and the Pharaoh. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

What do you need:

- a large dice
- a few bags of peanuts in shell
- a timer
- sandwich bags for the children to put their peanuts in at the end of the game

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Icebreaker - Joseph and Pharaoh: ‘Yum yum!’


Use this Icebreaker to teach about Joseph becoming ruler in Egypt

After thirteen terrible years of being a slave, and being thrown into prison for something he hadn’t done, it’s finally time to celebrate. Joseph becomes viceroy of Egypt and can finally forget all the misery. It’s time for a party.

He calls his oldest son Manasseh, and his youngest son Ephraim. Manasseh means ‘to forget’, and Joseph said It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household. “I have forgotten all my sadness. I don’t miss my family any more”. Ephraim means ‘fruitful’, and Joseph said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.”

Yum Yum use this fun icebreaker to talk about the Bible story of Joseph becoming ruler in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens churc

What do you need:

- cupcakes or muffins
- cream
- icing
- hundreds and thousands and sweets to decorate the cakes
- paper plates

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Game - Joseph meets Potiphar’s wife: ‘Going against the current’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt

Joseph tries to build a life up in Egypt but it falls apart around him. A fun game in which the children discover that it’s hard to reach your goal when you’re going against the current. They’ll also discover how great it feels when they succeed.

Going against the current use this fun game to think about the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

 

What do you need:

- a ball, basket/bucket, and tape

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Game - Joseph meets Potiphar’s wife: ‘Build a pyramid’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in Egyptr

Joseph tries to build a life up in Egypt but it falls apart around him.

Build a piramid use this fun game to think about the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt. Ideal for a Sunday school lesson kids ministry or childrens church

 

What do you need:

- a few hundred plastic cups

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Game - Joseph in the well: ‘Throw it into the pit!’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the pit

The brothers take hold of Joseph and throw him into the pit. In this game we’re going to try to do the same with a towel and a ball. Is it going to work?

Throw it into the pit a fun Bible game about Joseph in the pit Sunday school lesson kids ministry children church kids church youth work

What do you need:

- two rubbish bins
- two towels
- two balls
- tape

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Game - Joseph in the well: ‘Who are the bad brothers?’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph hadn’t expected his brothers to betray him. Which of his brothers were bad - or were they all bad?

Who are the bad brothers a fun Bible game for Sunday school or kids church about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat


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Icebreaker - Joseph in the well: ‘The lying brothers’


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and him being sold as a slave.

Joseph’s brothers don’t think it’s fair – Joseph gets all the love and attention from their father, and even beautiful presents! And what do they get? As far as they are concerned – absolutely nothing! They are jealous.

The Lying Brothers a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- two balloons, blown up

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Game - Joseph in the well: ‘Keep the balloon up’


Use this introductory activity to teach about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave.

Today we’re going to hear the story of Joseph, whose brothers threw him into a pit, and later sold him as a slave. The brothers tell their father Jacob that Joseph had been savaged by a wild animal. This isn’t true, but this is the lie that they have to keep up. That’s pretty hard! How do they make sure that the lie doesn’t fall to the ground, and Jacob discovers the truth?

This idea is suitable for as the children are arriving, before your programme has actually started.

Keep the Balloon up a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph in the well and being sold as a slave to Egypt

What do you need:

- balloons

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Game - Joseph’s coat: ‘I am a caterpillar!’


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

The brothers shut Joseph out – they don’t need him. In this game each member of the team needs each other, otherwise they won’t be able to complete the task.

I am a caterpillar a fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- blindfolds

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Game - Joseph’s coat: ‘What do you hate?


Use this fun Bible game to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

The brothers hate Joseph. It’s not just that they don’t think he’s very nice, or they think he is an annoying brother. No, they really hate him. What do the children hate?

What do you hate fun Bible game about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

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Icebreaker - Joseph’s coat: ‘That’s not fair’


Use this Icebreaker to teach about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

Joseph’s brothers think it’s not fair – Joseph gets much more love and attention than they do. He even gets presents! And what do they get? It feels like they get nothing at all! They are jealous.

Thats Not Fair an Icebreaker about the Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours

What do you need:

- a nice present that’s suitable for both a girl or a boy
- wrapping up paper and sticky tape
- music

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Game - Zechariah meets Gabriel: ‘Keep that straw under your nose!’


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zachariah meeting the angel Gabriel

In our story today the angel Gabriel told Zachariah that he would have to remain silent for nine months.

It’s really hard for us to keep silent isn’t it?

It’s really hard for us to keep silent isn’t it? Today we’re going to play a game to see who can keep quiet the longest by holding a straw between your top lip and your nose.

 

Keep that straw under your nose a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

What do you need:

- straws

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Game - Zachariah meets Gabriel: ‘I think God is really special because…..’


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zachariah meeting the angel Gabriel

Elisabeth had been given the cold shoulder for years because she was unable to have children. People thought that she wasn’t worth anything anymore. But she is so thankful! ‘The Lord has helped me to become pregnant. He is so good to me.’

Elisabeth thought that God was really special because he had helped her to become pregnant even when she was old. Why do you think God is really special?

I think God is really special because a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

What do you need:

- A4 paper
- pens
- music

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Game - Zachariah meets Gabriel: ‘What did you say?


Use this fun game to teach about the story of the priest Zachariah meeting the angel Gabriel

Zachariah is unable to speak, at least for the next few months. How is he going to communicate and let people know what he means?

What did you say a fun game about the Bible story of Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

 

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Game - Zachariah meets Gabriel: ‘What number did you throw?’


You can use this as a fun Bible game about the story of the priest Zachariah meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple

What number did you throw a fun Bible game about the story of the priest Zacharias meeting the angel Gabriel in the temple in Jerusalem

What do you need: 

- a big dice
- an A4 with the name ‘Zachariah’ on it.

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Game - Mary and Gabriel: ‘Which animal is the most powerful? ‘


A fun game about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

In our story today the angel Gabriel tells Mary that Jesus will be the King of Israel and that there will be no end to his kingdom. If someone has a kingdom then they must be pretty powerful, right? This game is about being powerful. What is that, do you think?

Which animal is the most powerful

 

What do you need:

- paper and pens

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Game - Mary and Gabriel: ‘The King / Queen says’


A fun game about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

In our story today the angel Gabriel tells Mary that Jesus will be the King of Israel and that there will be no end to his reign.

What does a king do? Is it easy or hard to obey a king?

The King or Queen says

 

What do you need:

- a toy crown

What do to:

This is an amended version of the well-known game ‘Simon says’.

Have the children stand in a circle, and have a leader stand in the middle of the circle. The leader is the king or queen, and wears the crown. The children have to obey him or her, but only if they use the words ‘The king says’ . So if the king says ‘The king says sit down’, then they have to sit down, but if the king only says ‘Sit down’ then they have to stay standing. The children who do sit down are out.
You can also have the children take it in turns to be the ‘king’ or ‘queen’.

In what ways is this similar to what a real king or queen would do? Why/ why not?
What sort of King is Jesus do you think?

Icebreaker - Mary and Gabriel: ‘The king who loves marshmallows’


A fun way to introduce the theme of Mary meeting Gabriel

The king that loves marshmallows

What do you need:

- a big bag of marshmallows

What do you do:

Have the children sit in a circle on the ground.

One by one the children introduce themselves, and are given three marshmallows, which they have to put in front of them.

One of the children starts as the king/queen. He or she stands in the middle of the circle. The aim is for the king to try and take the marshmallows from the children. The children can prevent this by calling out the name of another child if the king tries to take a marshmallow from them. If they say a name before the king has taken their marshmallow, the king has to then run to the child whose name has been called and take a marshmallow from them. But if that child also calls out the name of another child before their marshmallow has been taken…..then the king has to go to that child. And so on!

If the king does succeed in taking a marshmallow, they can eat it, and the child whose marshmallow was taken becomes the king.

Game - Mary and Elisabeth: ‘Big tummy race’ - FREE


A fun creative activity about the Bible story of Mary's meeting her aunt Elisabeth

When Elisabeth heard May’s voice, the baby in her tummy started kicking and moving around. The Holy Spirit came over Elisabeth and she called out to Mary ‘Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child you will bear!’

Big Tummy race a fun game about Mary meeting her pregnant aunt Elisabeth in Luke 1 verses 39 till 56

What do you need:

- balloons
- an obstacle course in your location

What to do:

Divide the group into two and hold a relay race – set out an obstacle course and give each group a balloon.

When you say go, the first child in each team has to put the balloon up their t-shirt/jumper and run round the course. When they get back to the start they give the balloon to the next child in their group. If the balloon bursts the group has to blow up a new one before they can continue with the race. The winning group is the one in which all the children have completed the course.

 

Game - Mary and Elisabeth: ‘Living memory’

A fun game about Mary's song when she meets Elisabeth in Luke 1: 39 - 56

In her song Mary sings that God thinks that important people aren’t all that important, and that He likes to make ordinary people important. That’s special, isn’t it. 

Living Memory an fun Advent game about Mary s song when she meets her aunt Elisabeth in Luke 1 verses 39 56

What do you need:

Make sure that you have printed out some sheets with the following words/images:
old – young
poor – rich
princess – garderner
famous – ordinary
healthy – handicapped
clever – stupid
tall – short
thin – fat

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Game – Follow me: 'Balloon crab!'


A fun game to finish this Sunday school lesson on following Jesus!

Jesus called his disciples to become fishers of men. They were to bring people home to God.

Today we’re going to bring home something completely different – balloons!


Balloon Crab afun Bible game on following Jesus

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Icebreaker - Follow Me: ‘Catch the balloon with your funnel’


Use ice breakers to introduce the theme of your programme in a fun way.

Tell the children that today we’re going to look at the story of Simon Peter who was a fisherman but had caught nothing. Not even a single fish…..

Are you good at catching?

balloons

What do you need: 

- a few blown up balloons
- a few funnels

Theme:

Fishers of men, come follow me, the calling of disciples, miraculous catch of fish, calling of Peter

A complete programme for your Sunday school

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school / kids ministry programme about the calling of the disciples and the miraculous catch of fish.

Idea 542.    Introductory game – seek the fish!
Idea 543.    Children’s moment / introduction: what is your job?
Idea 544.    Catch the balloon with your funnelatch the balloon with your funnel
Idea 545.    A fun way to tell the story of the miraculous catch of fish
Idea 546.    Creative activity / YouTube video - the calling of Peter
Idea 547.    Game – balloon crab!
Idea 548.    Craft activity – a row of disciples

What to do:

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Game - Follow Me: ‘Seek the fish’


An idea that kids as they come in...

This is an idea that children can be doing before the programme has actually started, as they come in.

You can use it for example with the story of Peter who has been fishing all night and hasn’t caught anything. The following day Jesus helps him to catch lots of fish and even calls him to become a fisher of men.

papier vis

Theme:

Fishers of men, come follow me, the calling of disciples, miraculous catch of fish, calling of Peter

What do you need:

- 12 cut-out fishes
- pen
- felt pens of coloured pencils
- a strip of paper for each child

A complete programme for your Sunday school

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school / kids ministry programme about the calling of the disciples and the miraculous catch of fish.

Idea 542.    Introductory game – seek the fish!
Idea 543.    Children’s moment / introduction: what is your job?
Idea 544.    Catch the balloon with your funnelatch the balloon with your funnel
Idea 545.    A fun way to tell the story of the miraculous catch of fish
Idea 546.    Creative activity / YouTube video - the calling of Peter
Idea 547.    Game – balloon crab!
Idea 548.    Craft activity – a row of disciples

What to do:

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Game - Through the roof: ‘Make a parachute for the egg’ - FREE


How careful can we lower our paralyzed friend to Jesus?

The four friends have to work together to help the paralysed man get into the house through the roof. They had to lower him down very carefully at Jesus’ feet. Very carefully, so that nothing gets broken!
This game is a fun way of encouraging children to work together..

broken egg

Theme:

The paralyzed man healed by Jesus, the story of the man through the roof 

What do you need:

- an egg (hardboiled or not!!)
- a plastic bag
- string
- an A4 piece of paper
- an elastic band
- glue
- cellotape
- empty toilet rolls

A complete programme for your Sunday school

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school / kids ministry programme about the story of the man lowered through the roof.

Idea 529.    How to tell the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man with four pieces of cardboard
Idea 530.    Is it a duck or a rabbit? - an objectlesson
Idea 531.    Bubble fight - a cool science experiment
Idea 532.    Never without my denture - a YouTube video
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dea 533.    It’s hard working together! - a creative way to have a group discussion
Idea 534.    Reaching your goal - a fun indoor game!
Idea 535.    Make a body - a fun indoor game!
Idea 536.    Create your own story sticks - a craft activity
Idea 537.    Make a parachute for the egg - a fun indoor game!
Idea 538.    The fifth friend in the story - a creative prayer idea

The game:

Divide the children into teams and give each team a raw or hardboiled egg (depending on how messy you mind things getting!

The children have to find a way of getting the egg safely to the ground when one of the leaders throws it out of a first floor window (if this is possible), or drops it from a height. They might make a parachute or something else with the materials provided, to help get the egg down safely. Which egg will survive the fall and stay whole?

Give each team all the materials listed above, and they can get thinking and building. The team(s) whose egg stays whole has won. You can give them 10 – 15 minutes to make their creations before throwing them out of the window/dropping them from a height.

Game - Through the roof: ‘Make a body’


Four friends don't give up in trying to get their paralyzed friend to Jesus

The four friends didn’t give up. Whatever happened, they were determined to reach their goal. 

This game is about the children reaching their goal.

blindfolded children

Theme:

The paralyzed man healed by Jesus, the story of the man through the roof 

What do you need:

- blindfolds

A complete programme for your Sunday school

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school / kids ministry programme about the story of the man lowered through the roof.

Idea 529.    How to tell the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man with four pieces of cardboard
Idea 530.    Is it a duck or a rabbit? - an objectlesson
Idea 531.    Bubble fight - a cool science experiment
Idea 532.    Never without my denture - a YouTube video
I
dea 533.    It’s hard working together! - a creative way to have a group discussion
Idea 534.    Reaching your goal - a fun indoor game!
Idea 535.    Make a body - a fun indoor game!
Idea 536.    Create your own story sticks - a craft activity
Idea 537.    Make a parachute for the egg - a fun indoor game!
Idea 538.    The fifth friend in the story - a creative prayer idea

The game:

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Game - Through the roof: ‘Reaching your goal’


Four friends don't give up in trying to get their paralyzed friend to Jesus

The four friends didn’t give up. Whatever happened, they were determined to reach their goal. 

This game is about the children reaching their goal.

pingpong bal

Theme:

The paralyzed man healed by Jesus, the story of the man through the roof 

What do you need:

- a table
- two shoe boxes
- two thick milkshake straws
- pingpong balls (table tennis balls)

The game:

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