If you’re looking for some games with little planning that you can do when service runs over, here are a few you can use.
Supplies: 2 rolls of toilet paper.
Choose 4 children for each team. One child on each team is the mummy. Start some music. The teams have until the music stops playing to wrap their mummies. The team with the best looking mummy wins.
Application: Mummies in the movies are dead, but they walk around and act like their alive. Scripture tells us to be alive in Christ and dead to sin. When we do that, we can be “spiritual mummies”.
Similar to Simon Says only you say Jesus says.
Application: We should always obey Christ and do what He says.
Get Rid of Sin:
Supplies: Beach Balls
Have children divide up into two teams. Each teams sits or stands on their side of the room. Throw the balls out evenly and start the music. Tell the children that the balls represent sin. They want to get rid of them and bounce them to the other side. When the music stops, the team with the least balls wins.
Application: Just as we tried to get rid of those beach balls, we should get rid of the sin in our lives.
Supplies: Chairs formed in a circle. You should have one less chair than the number of kids.
Go around the circle and assign each child a fruit. Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Grapes, Pears. If there are less than 15 kids, only use three fruits. The child standing in the center of the circle is it and calls out a fruit. When a child’s fruit is called, he has to stand up and find another chair. When a child calls fruit basket, all the children have to find other chairs.
Application: Fruit of the Spirit
Today, I’m posting a game you can use for this lesson, Ready to Serve Christ. Use the italics as an example of what you can say to the children. Next week, I’ll post a way for the children to learn the memory verse and a Bible story to use with this lesson.
Focus Point: God wants us to be Ready to live the Christian life, Expecting God to move and Determined to share the Gospel.
Goal: Children will learn to look for opportunities to serve God with boldness..
Focus Verse: Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Game Time: Getting Ready for Emergencies
Items needed: 2 oversized pairs of pants, 2 oversized shirts, 2 pairs of large boots, 2 hats
There are a lot of things we get ready for. Can you name a few? Have the children name some things we need to get ready for. Fire fighters have to get ready to go to a fire at a moment’s notice. Even in the middle of the night, if the fire alarm sounds, fire fighters have to jump up, get dressed and run to the fire truck in only a few seconds. Today we are going to see how good we would be as fire fighters.
Divide all of the children into two teams for a clothing relay. The game starts when you sound the alarm by yelling Emergency. The first child on each team will get dressed in pants, a shirt, a pair of boots and a hat and run to the other side of the room and back making noises like a fire truck. Then the child will take off the clothes as the next child puts them on and does the same. The team who finishes first wins.
It’s very important for fire fighters to be ready when there’s a fire. It’s even more important for Christians to be ready to do what God wants.