We’ll be playing a large group game to review Bible stories we’ve covered since September. It will be sort of like the old TV show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” This game is always loads of fun.
How can you help your kids to prepare for this event? How about playing a game!
Everyone likes to play games; how about around the family dinner table? After all, dinner table games can lead everyone into dialogue. And what could be better than a family talking – especially with regards to their faith journey.
Here’s a game idea… Play the game “Things that Belong to Something.”
With older kids you can name a list of items and have everyone guess what they “belong” to; for example: A bag of snacks, a blanket, and maps. (Answer: What’s inside my car.) Use the list below to review our Bible stories.
For younger kids ask them to name three items in a category. For example: name three things in your bed. This one works for older kids too! Ask them to name three characters in a Bible story or to identify three verbs or three adjectives, that describe a story.
Here’s a list of the stories we’ve covered this year and some “belongs to” suggestions:
- David, God’s chosen King, 1 Samuel 16:1-13
- Jesus calls disciples, Matthew 4:18-22, 9:9 and in Mark 3:13-19
- The overall story of the birth of Jesus (a compilation of gospel stories in Luke 1:26-38, Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 2:1-18
- Esther, the book of Esther
- David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17: 1-49
- The tomb is empty – Resurrection appearances of Jesus, Matthew 28:1-10, and in John 20:1-20
- The Great Commission, Matthew 28:16-20
Sheep; Anointing oil; Samuel
Eight sons; A man after God’s own heart; Bethlehem
Fishermen, Tax collectors; Sons of Zebedee
Apostles; Follow me; Can anything good come from Nazareth?
Gabriel; Nazareth; Immanuel
The Holy Spirit; A census; Shepherds
Haman; Mordecai; Xerxes
Risky; Praying; Bow now!
A slingshot; Trust in God; “Giants” in our life
Armor that’s too big; Philistines; Relying on God’s power
Mary Magdalene; Spices; A big stone
An earthquake; An angel; Woman, why are you weeping?
Important instructions; Teach; Baptize
Go; Some doubted; I’ll be with you
We’d love to have you join the fun at this Sunday’s game: “Are You Smarter Than a Sixth Grader” at FUMC in Ann Arbor, MI.
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