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Put God First

Who Gets 1st Place? Run some different races to see who wins first place. (An optional idea is to buy 1st place ribbons, which can be found at a dollar store in the party section.) Some ideas: Who can toss the most pennies (or marshmallows) into a bowl in a minute?Who...

Obey God’s Commands

The Go-Between Items Needed: two signs, one that says “God” and one that says “Man” Ask for two volunteers. Put one on one side of the room and one on the other side. Give each a sign to hold. Stand by the student holding the sign that says “God” and say something...

Defend The Faith

Staying Together Go outside and play Blob Tag. The object of the game is to tag all players, making them part of the Blob. The game starts out as an ordinary game of tag except that as players are tagged, they join hands with the Blob (the person who is “it”) and...

Share The Good News

Power To Go Run a relay to introduce the idea of Paul and Barnabas being sent out to share the Gospel. Send everybody to gather three items they would bring if they were going on a trip. Put these on a table. Place an opened suitcase on the floor on the other side of...

The Gospel Is For Everyone

Go And Find Play Sardines, a variation of Hide and Seek. Choose one person to hide while everyone else closes their eyes and counts to 25. When the counting is completed, each person searches for the hider. When someone finds the hider, he or she doesn’t say anything...

The Gospel Is Powerful

God Did What? Act out the Bible story your children learned this week—the story of Saul being blinded on the Damascus Road. Assign parts and have the children act it out as you read aloud from Acts 9:3-19. Then talk about it: What happened to Saul on the Damascus...

The Church Is Born

This Is Your Mission If You Choose To Accept It Write out a mission (instructions) on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope. (Ideas: Make a batch of cookies—including clean up. Plan a family fun night—including games and food. Plan a sleepover in the living...

God Demonstrates Miraculous Power

Let’s Make Bread! Make unleavened bread similar to what the Jews might have eaten during Passover. Ingredients: 1 c. flour3 Tbsp. sugar1/3 tsp. salt1/3 c. shortening2-2 1/2 Tbsp. milk Combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Cut in shortening. Add a little bit of milk at a...

God Delivers His People

Special Jobs As you are cooking dinner, choose some kitchen items your children might not recognize (potato masher; grapefruit knife; melon baller; strawberry huller; garlic press; apple corer; etc.) and play a game to see how many they can identify. To add to the...

God Prepares Us for Service

Good plan! Students began new lessons on the life of Moses and Israel’s deliverance from slavery. Drag out baby pictures and talk about each child’s birth. (A few questions to jog your memory: How did you feel when they were born? How fast did you drive getting to the...