Introductory Activity – Jesus Wall
Materials: paper, crayons, tape
Invite kids to draw pictures of things they know about Jesus. They can draw pictures of Bible stories. They may want to write words on the paper about Jesus, too. Provide tape for them to create a wall display about Jesus. Tell kids that today they will learn that God wants people to teach others about Jesus.
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Game – Table Shuffleboard
Materials: tape, permanent marker, button or coin
At one end of a table, create
a triangle or square. Divide the shape with more tape into sections or a grid.
Use the marker to label the areas with points; make the highest value points
closest to the end of the table.
Group the kids into two or more teams. Tell the first player from Team 1 to slide the button across the table and try to make the button stop on the shape. If the button does not reach the shape or slides off the table, the team’s turn is over. If the button stops on the shape, ask a review question. If the team answers correctly, award the number of points indicated. Continue the game, alternating among teams and asking questions. After you have reviewed the story, ask questions about Jesus. Say the Life Point. Talk about how people in your church (or how the kids) tell about Jesus.
Craft – Teacher Gift
Materials: construction paper or heavyweight paper, scissors, stickers, permanent markers, other art supplies
Invite the kids to make bookmarks as a gift for a teacher at church. They could make them for previous teachers, staff leaders, or current teachers. Suggest kids cut their bookmarks to resemble a number 1; then they can print a message like Thank You for teaching me about the one true God. They can use the art materials to decorate their bookmarks. (Encourage kids to use their own ideas for creating the bookmarks, too.) Talk about the Bible story. Tell kids that Paul told the people in Athens about the one true God. He told the about Jesus. Say the Life Point.
Introductory Activity – Who? What? Where?
Materials: 3 colors of self-stick notes, pencils or markers
Print Who? on one color of note; What? on a second color; and Where? on the third color. Stick the three notes on a wall; leave space between each note. Tell kids to think about who, what, and where they could tell people about Jesus. Lead them to use the matching color notes to write down their ideas and stick their ideas under and around the appropriate question. After a few minutes, review the ideas with the kids. Tell kids that today they will learn that people can tell about the one true God.
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Game – Noodle Hockey
Materials: pool noodles, foam ball, tape, timer
Use tape to mark off the boundaries of the play area. Mark goals at either end of the play area. (Use chairs to mark the goals if you choose.) Group kids into two teams. Choose three kids from each team to play for one minute to try and get the ball through the opposite goal. After a goal, ask a review question. If a goal is not scored in one minute, stop play and substitute players from the teams to continue the game. Talk about the Bible story and the Life Point.
Craft – Folder Book
Materials: file folders (one per kid), markers, gel pens, colored pencils, other appropriate art materials Lead kids to create folder books. Open the folder. Fold the left edge of the folder to the middle; repeat with the right edge. Now you have a book that opens in the middle. When open, four sections are indicated by the folds. Guide kids to use the materials to create books about Jesus. They can draw pictures or write information about Jesus in the four sections. They can fold the front closed and create a cover for their books. Talk about the Bible story and the Life Point.
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