Listening Game

April 8th, 2010 by admin

Age Group: The Listening Game is  quite popular with kids ages two to nine years of age.  Even the youngest children will enjoy and remember this game due to its repetitive nature.  Older children will enjoy participating in the Listening Game when playing this game with a multi-age group.

Materials Needed: There are no materials needed for the Listening Game!

This listening game works well as a pre-story activity for the Bible story of God calls Samuel.   Explain that the children should all pretend to be sleeping.

Then the teacher should call one of their names.  When a child hears their name they stand up and say, “Here I am”.  The teacher says, “Go back to bed”.  Repeat.  Make sure you call all the children’s names.  This game works best with a group of less than 20 children.

After the listening game ask the children, “Who should we listen to?”  Some good answers are parents, teachers and God.  If they don’t say God, make sure to supply that answer.  Then read the children the story of God calling Samuel (1 Samuel 3:1-10).

After the story you might want to ask the children how God speaks to us.  God speaks to us through His Word – the Bible.

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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