Introductory Activity – Follow the Path
Materials: tape, pom-poms, straws (one per child)
Make several tape lines of several feet across the game area. If you have colored tape, create some lines that cross one another. Give each child a straw. Place a group of kids at each end of each tape line. Give the first child in each group a pom-pom. On your signal, the players will place the pom-pom on the tape line and kneel down to blow the pom-poms with their straws. The players should continue to blow their pom-poms down the length of the line. (If the pom-pom goes off the line, kids can blow it back onto the line. Or, if it goes a long way from the line, they can pick it up and move it back to the place where it went off.) When a player reaches the end of her line, a new child blows the pom-pom back down the tape line. Continue until all kids have had a turn. Comment that God helped the people leave Egypt.
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Game – Four in a Row
Materials: sticky notes (different color for each team), a grid of 5 by 6 squares on a white board or large piece of paper
Group the kids into teams. Give each team 4 sticky notes; each team should have a different color of notes. Ask a team a review question. If the team answers correctly, the team can place one of their colored notes in a square. Then ask another team a question. Alternate among the teams. Tell teams that the goal is to get their 4 notes in a row. After teams have placed their four notes, they can move a note after answering a question. Talk about the Life Point.
Craft – Watery Verse
Materials: coffee filters, pens, washable markers, cups of water, paintbrushes
Lead kids to print the verse on coffee filters with pens. Kids can then color blocks around the verse with washable markers and paint over the marker with water to make the colors run and blend. Set the filters aside to dry or use hair dryers on low setting to dry them. Talk about God’s power and how He used His power to help the people.
Introductory Activity – Impossible List
Materials: paper, marker
Ask: “What is something that is impossible to do?” Make a list of things that kids think may be impossible. Talk about the word powerful. Tell kids that they will think of things that do not seem possible and learn about powerful things God did.
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Game – Word Ball
Materials: paper, marker, play parachute or large round tablecloth
Print the words of the Life Point on paper, one or two words per page. Wad the paper into balls. (For more of a challenge, wad a few blank piece of paper, too.) Guide kids to all hold a side of the parachute or tablecloth. Toss the paper wads onto the parachute. Guide kids to move the parachute up and down until a few paper wads fall off. Check the words that fell off the parachute. Find the first word of the Point. Wad up the words that are not the first word and put back on the parachute. Continue to pop off the words to find each word in order. Say the Life Point together. Talk about how God showed His power.
Craft – Verse Flag
Materials: paper cut into pennant shapes, markers, colored tape, thin dowels
Guide kids to print the verse on the pennant shapes. A kid can decorate around his verse and draw a picture on the back of the verse to remember that God is powerful. Talk about the Bible story and the Life Point. When she finishes her flag, help her tape the flag onto a thin dowel.