There are multiple things going on in this story of replacing the twelfth apostle, and it’s easy to get lost in the mechanism rather than see why this completion was important. These games look at the idea of completion and the act of choosing.
A team game where you’re challenged to complete ‘sets’. Write out some sets of four connected things to get the started. Teams are given the set title or, for younger kids, all but one of the set, and asked to guess what the set consists of. Examples of set types: compass points, gospels, band members, bedroom furniture.
Link: The Apostles felt incomplete.
The classic game of dominoes is a fabulous teaching tool because while you play, it’s easy to talk about what you are seeing. These dominoes feature the 11 apostles and one with a question mark on his face: who will be the new 12th? There is an image of who is who on the post too. ((Link to post))
Link: The Apostles were linked.
Label the keys of a keyboard or xylophone with the numbers 1-6. Have the child compose a tune by rolling a dice to choose each note. Works on any instrument or even pots and pans!
Link: Casting lots stops us from changing the decision
Replace the missing piece
Print some photo images. Remove one or more small sections from each image and stick it onto a piece of card. Write a letter on the cards with sections, and number each large image. The object of the game is to match the letters and numbers.
Link : Completing the twelve