What is this Big Game?

Coming up this Sunday at the downtown location is THE BIG GAME!

It’s where we review the year’s stories, and see if the 6th graders are smarter than the rest of us! What’s it look like? Let’s review!

Everyone meets in the Social Hall and gathers in their grade groups. (These pictures are from former year-end Big Games. It’s an annual tradition!)

Everyone gathers together for the big game

The 6th graders (and any adults) get to sit on chairs! But that doesn’t guarantee a winning answer for the 6th graders!

The 6th grade gets to sit on chairs at the Big Game

We work as grade groups to collaborate on our answers to those tough questions…

A group gathers huddles together to work on an answer at the Big Game

Bibles are allowed (but we better be fast!)

The 6th graders search for an answer in the Bible

We take turns being the one to present our answer. Is it correct?

A group presents its answer

In review, here are the stories we’ve covered since last September (for the Big Game of 2014):

Another group huddles up for an answer

Help your kids by reviewing these stories.

And feel free to visit the Big Game and join in on the fun! (We’ll let you sit in a chair if you’d like.)

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Photo credits:
Photos are from my archives.

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Games at the dinner table

Who likes to play games? How about playing a game around the family dinner table? (Or wherever your family is gathered together.) After all, dinner table games can lead everyone into dialogue. And what could be better than a family talking!

Want to know how to bring up Biblical topics in your family time?

A game is a great way to have your conversation include faith stories. How about a game of Concentration? Only preparation necessary is to print out the these cards. (Have your kids cut them apart as part of their dinner-prep duties.) At an appropriate time, spread out the cards picture-side down. Everyone takes a turn to see if they can turn over two cards that match. Who ever finds a match, says something about the image on the cards.

Bread and wine Bread and wine

Did you know that playing this game sometime this week can help your child to prepare for the big Cool Disciples review game this coming weekend? On Saturday evening and Sunday morning, we’ll be playing a large-group game to review the Bible stories we’ve covered since September. It will be sort of like the old TV game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” This game is always loads of fun.

A group of kids works together to determine an answer
A shot of last years 3rd graders formulating their answer.

Here are the stories we’ve covered since September 2011:

  • The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-15, Luke 11:1-4)
  • Psalm 23 (Psalm 23:1-6)
  • Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)
  • The Story of Jesus’ Birth (Matthew 1:18-23, Luke 1:26-38 and 2:1-20, Matthew 2:1-15)
  • Moses: Bulrushes to Burning Bush (Exodus 1:1 – 4:17)
  • Moses: Plagues and Passover (Exodus 5:1-6:13, 7:1-12:42)
  • The Last Supper (Luke 22:7-20)
  • Nicodemus (John 3:1-17)

Regardless of whether your child can take part this weekend, add an occasional game to your family dinner. Need another suggestion? Check out last years review game idea.

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Photo credits:
Concentration card images from WPClipart and Open Clip Art Library. (Images are in the Public Domain.)
Photo of playing the “big game” is from my archives.

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