This game reminds kids of the power of God's grace.
Bible Connect: Isaiah 1:18
Stuff: You'll need newspapers, masking tape, a timer, and
Play: Form two groups. Divide your classroom into two
equal-sized areas with a masking tape line. Give each group an
equal amount of newspaper. On your signal, let kids make newspaper
"snow" balls and quickly throw them back and forth at the opposing
team for two minutes. The object is to get more "snow" on the
opponent's side when time's up.
At the end of the game, have kids collect the newspaper and place
it in your church's recycle bin. Have kids clean their hands with
Cool Down: Ask: How did your hands look after the
snowball fight? How is the newspaper like sin? How are the wipes
like God's grace?
Sock It to Me
Just as socks protect our feet, kids will discover that God
Bible Connect: Psalm 91:14-15
Play: Ask kids to sit in a tight circle and remove their
shoes. Choose two kids to be It. They'll sit on their knees in the
center of the circle. The rest of the kids forming the circle must
stay seated with their feet in the center of the circle. The object
of the game is for the It kids to take off the circle kids' socks
before those kids can get the It kids' socks off.
Cool Down: Ask: What kinds of things are you exposed to
in the world? How are socks like or unlike God's love? How does
God's love protect you from inappropriate things?