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!
Read the full instructions and find printable action cards here.
In this activity children determine whether a statement is true or false and then toss an object into a container to score a point.
In the example above I used two of my big white plastic bowls from the kitchen for the containers and I rolled up a pair of socks to have something soft to toss.
This is a simple idea that can be adapted to any story and age group.
I like it because it can be set up absolutely anywhere using objects that are easily available.
Click here for full instructions, adaptations of the game and printable labels.
Quickly and easily create your own review game using a piece of paper, pencil or pen and a paper clip. The tip of the pencil is held in the middle of the circle and the paper clip spins around it and becomes the “pointer”. Children answer the question the spinner lands on.
This can be adapted to absolutely any lesson you teach.
Click here for detailed instructions on how to create and play this easy review game.
In the instructions I used questions from the Simon the Sorcerer Story as an example.