Introductory Activity – Choose!
- White, red, yellow, blue, green construction paper; tape; Giant Inflatable Game Cube or medium box; box
Tape a color of paper (except white) to each wall. Print WILD on two pieces of white paper and slide into the game cube. Slide one of each of the other colors into the game cube.
Tell kids that on your signal they will run to one of the colors. Say: “Go!” and kids run to the walls. Roll the cube. Tell kids standing by the rolled color to stand back in the middle of the room. Call: “Change!” The rest of the kids move to a new color. Roll the cube again and repeat. If you roll WILD, all the kids in the middle are back in the game. After the game, tell kids that they will learn more about making choices and being responsible for their choices.
Live It Out
Game – Verse Hunt
- Large pieces of paper, small sticky notes, markers
Say the Bible Verse together. Talk about the Bible story. Group kids into two teams. Lead them to draw a 10-by-10 grid on their paper. They can write the letters A-J across the top to label the columns and numbers 1-10 down the side to label the rows. Tell teams to position the grids so that the other team cannot see it. Lead teams to write the verse on the sticky notes, one word per note. Then they can place each word/note onto a square in the grid.
To play, lead Team 1 to call out coordinates (such as C5). Team 2 will say “hit” if a word is in that square and “miss” if no word is in that square. If there’s a hit, then Team 2 will give that word to Team 1 to put on the wall. Team 2 now takes a turn to call out coordinates. When both teams have located all the other team’s words, the teams work to put the verse in order. Say the verse together. Replace the words on the grid and play again.
Craft – Heart Puzzles
- Craft sticks (at least 5 per child), tape, markers, ziplock bags
Give each child at least 5 craft sticks. Help the child lay his sticks side by side and use tape to hold the sticks together. Kids can draw a large heart on their sticks and print the Life Point in large letters on the sticks. Talk about the Bible story and how the Life Point connects to it. After he has finished writing the Life Point and drawing his heart, the child can remove the tape and mix the sticks. Then he can put his puzzle back together. Suggest kids trade puzzles and work them again. Offer ziplock bags for kids to store their puzzles.
Introductory Activity – I’ve Done That
- Masking tape
Use tape to create a line across the middle of the game area. Lead kids to stand on the tape line. Make a statement, such as “I have been to Disney World.” Kids who have done that should take one step forward; those who have not should take one step backward. In your statements, include both positive and not so positive actions. Continue the game for several minutes or until someone reaches one end of the game area. Comment that everyone has made good choices and bad choices. Tell kids that today they will hear about choices that Adam and Eve made and the consequences of those choices.
Live It Out
Game – Write It!
- Paper, pencils
Group kids into three groups. Ask a review question. Lead each group to write down its answer to the group. Teams should stand when they have finished their answers. Call on a group to give its answer. Tell kids to sit and ask another review question. Talk about the Life Point.
Craft – Yarn Hearts
- Floral wire, yarn, small cards, colored pens, scissors, wire cutters
Cut lengths of floral wire (12-18 inches). Lead kids to bend the wire into heart shapes and twist the ends together. Give kids lengths of yarn. Help a kid tie yarn to the heart shape. Then she can stretch the yarn across the heart to the other side, wrap it a couple of times, and then stretch it across to a different point. The kid should continue to stretch and wrap the yarn across the heart shape to make a “web.” Tie off the end of the yarn. Start other colors as desired. As she finishes her yarn heart, suggest she print the words of the Bible Verse on a small card. She can slide the verse into the yarn of her heart. Talk about God’s love and talk about His plans for their lives.