Josiah – The Child King

December 8th, 2009 by admin

Age Group: This acting game is good for children ages 4 and up.

Materials Needed:

  • Video Camera
  • Crown
  • Robes
  • Bible

Read the children the story of Josiah, the child king (2Kings, chapter 22).  Then have students act out the story.  Have students try all the parts in unison.  Then select certain kids to act out certain parts.  The other kids can act out Josiah’s other servants.  Film the students acting out the story.  The teacher should narrate so the kids know when it’s time to give their lines.  Allow the students to watch the movie afterwards, if possible.

Moses’ Sister Was Helpful Activity

December 1st, 2009 by admin

Age Group:This Bible activity is suitable for children of ages three and up.  It works great with multiage groups.

Materials Needed: None!  Just the kids! :)

This activity is great to use after reading Exodus 2:1-9.

Ask students:

  • How did Miriam, Moses’ sister, help?
  • What are some things you could do to help someone, like the Bible says we should?

Brainstorm some ideas of what someone could do help others.  Get kids thinking  specifically about acts of kindness that children (they themselves) could do.

Put the students into small groups of approximately four children.  Explain that they will act out, silently,  a situation where someone is helping and everyone else will try to guess what they are acting out.   Give groups time to practice their situation.  Then have the groups take turns acting their helpful scenario.  After each group performs,  let the other students guess what they were acting out.

Creation Game

December 1st, 2009 by admin

Age Group: This Bible story game is suitable for children three to ten years old.

Materials Needed:

  • Loose dirt
  • Clear plastic container
  • Small plastic animals

This creation game is to be played after the story of creation is told.  Have students sit in a circle on the flooring.  Pass around a container filled with loose dry dirt - potting soil would be ideal.  Have small, plastic animals buried in the dirt.  Do this ahead of time and make sure the animals are not visible at the start of the game.  Review the story of creation.  God made the animals and us out of dirt.  Then let each student dig around in the dirt and choose an animal or two.  Then pass the container of mud on to the next person.  It is most fun for students if they are able to keep the animal they brought out of the dirt.  (Plastic animals can be purchased in packs at  dollar stores.)

Creation Story Intro

December 1st, 2009 by admin

Age Group: This Bible story introduction would be good for children from two to eight years of age.

Materials Needed:

  • Potting soil
  • Clear plastic container
  • Plastic animal

Here’s a great introduction to use with the story of creation.

Show the students some dirt (with a plastic animal hidden in it).  Dry potting soil works best.  Have the dirt in a clear plastic container.

Ask the children:

  • What is dirt good for?
  • What can you make out of dirt?

Then pull out the animal that you previously buried in the dirt.

Ask the children:

  • Could I make a real, live animal out of mud?
  • Who could do something like that?

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