We all need a little help! Walk an obstacle course without running into anything and with no assistance. Choose one person to be “it.” Blindfold her and send her out of the room. Quickly set up a simple obstacle course with pillows, large stuffed animals, chairs, etc. Bring the blindfolded one back into the…

  Closer and Closer Gather some marshmallows or plastic eggs or individually wrapped candy or ping pong balls or any item that can be safely tossed and play a simple game to talk about being closer to God. (If weather is nice, play outside.) Pair up family members and players stand opposite of each other…

Choose! Play choices. Stand in the middle of the room and tell the kids you will give them two choices. They will go and stand on the side of the room to indicate their choices. (If you like _______, go the left side, pointing to the left. If you like ________, go the right side,…

  Tested and True Pick a very sturdy chair and ask one of the kids to sit in it. After he gets up, ask if anyone else is willing to sit in the chair. Continue “trying out” the chair. Ask: Why were you willing to sit in the chair? (I thought it would hold me;…

  God’s Word Rocks! Send the kids out to find a nice, big rock to paint (about the size of your fist). Wash and dry the rocks and set them aside to dry. While they are drying, ask: Have you ever known that throwing a rock and breaking something turned out good? In 1947, Jum’a…

Amazing Numbers Write each of the following numbers on an index card (or piece of paper): 66; 39; 27; 40; 1500; 773,692; 70. Lay the numbers on the table and see if the kids can pick the correct numbers for the following facts about the Bible. The word Bible comes from the Greek word Biblia,…

  True or False? Read the following statements and ask the kids to say if they believe if it is true or false. The biggest bird in the world is the ostrich (up to 9 ft. tall). Honeybees have hair on their eyes. A cheetah can reach a top speed approaching 70 mph. The average…

Worship as You Go This week’s Psalms (121, 122, 127, 130) were called “songs of ascent” and were sung as the people traveled to Jerusalem to worship God. As you ride in the car, put in a praise CD, crank it up, and sing along. If you are at home, go to this link and…

Posted by Sarah Anderson Last week, my oldest child started kindergarten. I’ve never had my whole life flash before my eyes, but that morning, when we pulled up to the school for the first time, his whole life flashed before my eyes. His baby fuzz and wrist rolls suddenly gave way to little boy knobs and angles. Just…

  Guess How Long It Lasts Play a simple game of hangman for them to guess how long God’s love lasts. Make seven blank lines (for the word, forever) and invite students to guess the letters before you draw a person. Read Psalm 118:1-4. Depending on the translation you read, you will see that God’s…