Construction Paper Review Game

Construction Paper Review Game

Looking for a hands-on way to review a recent lesson or series?  Check out this simple construction paper review game, which can easily be adapted to any passage or series! Before the game begins, you will need to compile a list of review questions related to your passage or account.  There are many curriculum that provide this at the end of each lesson -- just go back through your book and gather up the questions.  You will need at least twice the number of questions as construction paper … [Read more...]

Joseph’s Journey to Egypt Game (Chutes and Ladders)

Joseph’s Journey to Egypt Game (Chutes and Ladders)

In Children's Church, we were finishing up a study on Joseph and I wanted to give the kids a fun way to review all we had learned so far.  Based on the game of Chutes and Ladders, I construction a giant game board using a giant roll of kraft paper (I buy mine at Uline).  I colored in the spaces with crayons.  As you can see, the board spread across about 4 classroom tables, so it made a big impact when the kids walked in. For Joseph, I used a Bible figure (I think from the Tru … [Read more...]

10 Wild Water Games to Play with Kids

10 Wild Water Games to Play with Kids

Every year, we try to shake things up at church during the summer months.  We make each week a different theme and one of the top favorites is, of course, beach night.  Kids plan to get wet and we don't like to disappoint! If you're looking for some great water games for kids, keep reading for some fun games we're thinking about trying this year! #1: Water Balloon Baseball Just like the real game, but instead of pitching softballs or whiffle balls, big ol' orbs of water are lobbed at the … [Read more...]

Balloon Game: Self Control and the Fruits of the Spirit

Balloon Game: Self Control and the Fruits of the Spirit

Welcome to Day #10 of my 31 Days of Bible Lesson Extras series. Check out the full list of postings here! Here's a quick and easy game we played during our Children's Church program (ages 4-9) while we were learning about Self Control and the Fruits of the Spirit.  We used it as an opening activity and the kids really loved it. What You Need: 1-2 blown up balloons Clear pathway to the "goal" Some kind of goal to put balloon in (we used the trash can) What You Do: Select 2-3 … [Read more...]

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Tag and Chase Games for Kids

Looking for some good run-around games to play outside this summer?  Here's a few ideas to get you started! Drop the Handkerchief This game is best played with 8 or more players from ages 3-7. You'll need a handkerchief or a piece of cloth.  To begin, have all the kids sit in a circle except for one.  The remaining child is "it" and begins to walk around the circle.  This game is similar to duck, duck, goose, but instead of tagging someone, "it" drops the cloth behind the person that he … [Read more...]

Simple Outdoor Games for Kids

Simple Outdoor Games for Kids

It's summer time!  During the summer, we try to take full advantage of the good weather around here by heading outside for about 20 minutes each night with the kids.  Next week, we're going to give the Bunch of Balloons a try (stay tuned for a report!), but for this week, we'll be playing some simple low-prep outdoor games with the kids. Here's a few games we're considering: Window Hopscotch This game is best played with 3-4 players and uses a rectangle about 3 x 7 feet drawn onto the pavement … [Read more...]