Naaman Washing Game

December 10th, 2009 by admin

Age Group:  The Naaman Washing Game is fun for children from three to eight years old.  If the group is multi-age,  this game can be suitable for even older children.  They will go along with the pretending for the little ones.  :)

Materials Needed:

  • Baby powder in a Ziploc bag or Tupperware container
  • A cotton ball
  • A blue blanket or sheet

The Naaman Washing Game is a good activity to review the story of Naaman from 2 Kings 5:1-19.  Have the children sit in a circle with the blue blanket spread out in the middle.  Explain that the blanket is the Jordan River.  Pass the container of baby powder around with the cotton ball.  Let the children put ‘leprosy spots’ on their arms and face.  The teacher can go around with the container to help if the children are very young.

Then have the children all stand up and hold the blanket around the edges.  Lift the blanket up to cover all their heads.  Then put it down again.  Do this seven times,  just as Naaman dipped in the Jordan River seven times.  On the seventh time have the children quickly wipe off the baby powder while they are under the blanket.  Then they come up clean just like Naaman did!

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