Monday, August 23, 2010

Wet 'n Wild Bible Race

Play this game outdoors or in room where water can easily be mopped dry. Set two clear plastic cups at one end of the play area. Set two buckets of water and two sponges at the other end of the play area. If you have a large group of students, set up more buckets, sponges, and cups. Divide the children into two or more groups. Line up the groups behind the buckets. 

Have one child read James 1:5 from the Bible. Say the verse together a few times as a group. Encourage the teams to memorize the verse and help each other out if anyone forgets the verse during the race.

Give the first player on each team a sponge. Explain that at your signal, the first player on each team will soak his sponge in the bucket to get it as full of water as possible. He will then run to the clear cup and squeeze out as much of the water as possible while saying the memory verse. He will then run back and hand the sponge to the next player on his team. That player will quickly soak the sponge, run to the cup, and squeeze the water into the cup while saying the same memory verse. The first team to fill the cup (or to fill two or three cups)  while saying the memory verse wins.

Explain that it took some physical and mental strength to win this water race, but it takes spiritual strength to do the right thing at home and school. Remind the children that God gives us wisdom and strength to do the right thing, when we ask Him.

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