Hard Heart or Soft Heart? Bible Game


This Hard Heart or Soft Heart? Bible game teaches kids how to work through conflict based on 1 John 3:11-12.

Kids race to soften frozen bubble gum and explore the condition of their hearts.

Best for: Ages 10 to 12

Supplies: Bible and bubble gum

Preparation: About 24 hours before the game, freeze the bubble gum.

Read aloud 1 John 3:11-12, and then say: Let’s play a game to show what a cold, hateful heart like Cain’s might feel like.

Give each child a frozen piece of bubble gum. As kids try to soften it in their mouths, say: When your “cold heart” gets warm enough, race to blow the first bubble.

After all the kids have blown bubbles, ask:

  • What did you have to do to successfully blow a bubble?
  • How was your cold gum like a cold heart?
  • What things might be difficult to do if your heart is cold?
  • What do we have to do to keep our hearts from becoming cold and hateful?

This creative Bible game was excerpted from The Giant Book of Games for Children’s Ministry.

Hard Heart or Soft Heart? Bible Game
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