Have you ever played the “Pass the Parcel” game at a birthday party?
It is a favourite here in New Zealand.
Every child I know loves this game so I have adapted it to Bible Class.
Here’s how it works.
- A wrapped gift is passed from child to child until the music stops. Sometimes I just sing instead of playing music.
- The child holding the gift unwraps it and finds instructions written on a card (I call these “action cards”). The action card might ask them to recite a memory verse or answer a question from the Bible story or act out a character and let the other children guess who they are.
- The child completes the action and then the music starts again.
- This is repeated until a final wrapped prize is revealed.
Keep it simple and inexpensive and you will use it over and over!