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Peter Heals (Acts 3)| Games

 

Peter Heals (Acts 3) - Games

 

An important message of the story where Peter heals the lame man, is that the power displayed is not ,owned by Peter, but the power of Jesus flowing through his servant. These games use that idea of passing along alongside ideas about the stuggles the lame man may have faced to link into the story.

 

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Copy me – Take it in turns to make a pattern that the group follows. This could be as simple as clapping a beat or could include lots of silly actions. Repeat a pattern 3-5 times then move onto the next.
Link: Peter was imitating Jesus, continuing his work, the power did not come from Peter
 

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Shared Owners (Acts 4) | Games

 

Shared Owners (Acts 4) - Games

 

Interruptions during worship are something we may be far too familiar with. In this passage from Acts 4 The church shares all they have so nobody is in need and we see the example of Barnabas giving. These games play on the ideas gifts, sharing, and working together.

 

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In One Hand – How many coins can you hold in one hand. Stack as many coins in one hand as possible and walk ten steps. Eventually you won’t be able to hold any more. How many people could have shared this load?
Link: God calls us to share not horde.
 

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Psalm 119 | Games

 

Psalm - Games

 

Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the bible. For many that makes it daunting, but treating each part of the acrostic as a separate mini poem reveals great depth. Here he look at ‘bet’ or the Hebrew letter ‘b’ and how the author treasures the words of scripture as a guide for life.

 

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Treasure chest – have 2 treasure chests (boxes) and divide your kids into teams. The winning team will be the ones with the most treasure in their box. Use small balls for treasure which are scatted around the area. State clearing if ‘stealing’ is allowed at the beginning of the game.
Link: how do we treasure God’s word?
 

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Psalm 107 | Games

 

Psalm - Games

 

Psalm 107 is long, but for this lesson we’ve focused on a tiny part of it – what is usually written as the first and fourth paragraph (or pericope for the theology scholars amongst us). These look at gathering and rescuing God’s people and these games echo those ideas.

 

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Shouts of Joy – A naming exercise where you take it in turns naming something you are thankful for, assign it a mime or action and then as a group make the action accompanied by a whoop of joy!
Link: verse 22
 

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Psalm 19 | Games

 

Psalm - Games

 

Psalm 19 starts with the heavens, the sun and it’s ‘tent’, the creation crying out the glory of God, and then it switches suddenly and looks not out the window but down to the written word, the messages of God wrapped up in feeble letters and wobbly grammar. All these games take their inspiration directly from those ideas and specific verses in the text.

 

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Necessary rules – There can be multiple winners and losers, everyone has until to the count of 10 before the winner is announced. Read 1 rule and say go! Judge the winner on all 5 rules. Reveal another rule and repeat.
Rules:
1. Look at the leaders.
2. Touch something red.
3. Stand on one leg.
4. Smile.
5. Be silent.
Link: We have the best life when we know all the instructions, seeing the sun was not enough.
 

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Psalm 22 | Games

 

Psalm - Games

 

Psalm 22 is usually quoted nearer Easter than the second week of lent, but in the readings for year B we see the other end of the Psalm – not the opening where the cross bound Jesus cries the first verse about ‘God forsaking him’ but the place the psalm ends. Like the first line of a hymn I wonder if people couldn’t help sing the whole song in their heads as they walked away from the cross, a song of torment that lifts at the end into a song of praise not just by the psalmist but by all the families of nations. These games concentrate on the idea of families uniting in praise.

 

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Wipe that smile off your face – The first person pulls their silliest smile and directs it at each child in the circle, trying to make someone giggle or laugh. On the leaders mark they use one hand to literally “wipe” the smile off their face, and hand it to the next person, and on it goes. This can get silly really quickly.
Link: passing on God’s praise to the next generation
 

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Psalm 25 | Games

 

Psalm - Games

 

The psalms have been a source of not only lyrics but inspiration for millennia. There are some games and activities you could do when teaching the beginning of Psalm 25.

 

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Dominoes – Use this lessons craft as your game that forms a journey across the table. Print multiple sets if needed. Alternatively use a real dominoes set(s) if you have older children. (picture linked to post)
Link: Following God’s path
 

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Be Quiet – Unclean spirit (Mark 1) | Games

 

Be Quiet – Unclean spirit (Mark 1) - Games

 

Interruptions during worship are something we may be far too familiar with. In this passage from Mark 1, where a man with an impure spirit interrupts, Jesus is very much to the point commanding him to ‘be quiet’. These games play on the ideas of interruptions, sounds, identity and authority.

 

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What’s that noise – have your child(ren) identify various sounds. Keep it simple and make the sounds yourself, farm animals, vehicles, sirens etc. Alternatively search online for “guess the sound” videos.
Link to : Jesus saying “Be quiet!”
 

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