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Lydia (Acts 16) | Games


Lydia (Acts 16) Games


The story of Lydia, a woman who sold purple cloth and was the first European convert, is a small passage signifying great meaning and huge step forward for the church. These games play with ideas in the passage, Lydia’s actions and character traits.


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Sailing Destination – Grab a parachute. The aim is to get all the boats through the hole in the parachute apart from the one Paul is on. For boats, use table tennis balls or tennis balls. Make sure one ball is a different colour or mark it with tape.
Link: Paul sailed to get to Macedonia and Lydia.

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Purple – This is a simple hide and seek game using dot stickers or coloured tape. Hide a large number of dot stickers in your space and have the kids search for them. You can either have kids remove the stickers to stick to their t-shirts or count how many there are of each colour. At the end, tally up how many kids find and remember the purple counts double.
Link: Lydia was a dealer in purple cloth like many from her home town.
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Lydia (Acts 16) | Craft


Lydia opened up her house to welcome others, in the same way w can use our spaces to welcome those who come our way. This is a really simple craft that is suitable for younger groups. Lydia (Acts 16) | Craft

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Lydia (Acts 16) | Character Images


Lydia (Acts 16)

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to ‘Lydia (Acts 16)’
Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)




Large image for illustrating the story or putting on a large screen.



Grab the Phone background here.



Lydia (Acts 16) | Story

Lydia (Acts 16) | Story
If you want the teachers page then please click on the image for the pdf.

Essential Teachers notes:
We can forget our influence as established members of a community. Too often we glorify the those who travel to ‘spread the faith’ and loudly proclaim the special relationship God has with the poor and suffering. All that doesn’t mean God does not also have a special role for the established and secure. To be like Lydia and change a community. To be like Lydia and host. But, perhaps, not to be quite as bossy as Lydia was!

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main Passage : Acts 16
Additional passages : Acts 9

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