Belly Ball

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Use this Bible activity to help your Sunday school
students learn how to handle conflict.

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Topic: Conflict

Scripture: Titus 3:1

Game Overview: Kids will bounce a ball off
their bellies, then face a conflict.

Game Type: Medium energy
Supplies: Bible, beach ball, masking tape, large empty trash
can

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Preparation: Using masking tape, create a line
on the floor for participants to stand behind. Place a large, empty
trash can several feet in front of this line.
Have kids form two teams. Explain that each player will stand
behind the line and try to make a basket in the trash can by
bouncing the beach ball off his or her belly. The team with the
most baskets will win.

After teams have played the game once, tell kids they’ll play
again. This time, all the girls will shoot the basket normally
while boys will continue bouncing the ball off their stomachs.

At the end of the game, discuss these questions:

  • How did you feel when I told you the girls were allowed to use
    their hands to make a basket? What did you want to do about
    it?
  • What are conflicts you face in life? How do you handle
    them?

Read Titus 3:1, and ask:

  • The next time you face a conflict, how should you handle
    it?

Play the game again, and let the boys play normally while the
girls have to continue to bounce the ball off their bellies.

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