There is 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.
Completing – A team game where you’re challenged to complete ‘sets’. Teams take it in turns to read out the set title or for younger kids all but one of the set. Examples of sets: compass points, gospels, band members.
Link: The Apostles felt incomplete.
Apostles dominoes – 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 for his face – who will be the new 12th? there is an image of who is who on the post too. Click the image to get to this printable game.
Link: The Apostles were linked.
Dice symphony – 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