Chain Gang


You can use this game to teach kids about resourcefulness or
making the most of a situation. You can also talk about how God can
do a lot with the little we have.

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Game Overview: Preteens will use the things
they brought to your meeting to make a huge chain.
Energy Level: Medium
Supplies: None
Preparation: None

Have a few supplies like twine and shoelaces on hand just in
case preteens don’t bring anything with them.

Have kids form groups of at least five people. Say: Using items
the members of your group brought to this meeting, make the longest
chain possible. The only rules are that you must keep on the
clothes covering your shoulders to your knees and that every item
in the chain must be connected to the items on either side. For
example, you can add your shoelaces, keys, and sandals to the
chain. Does anyone have any questions?

Allow groups a few minutes to work. Then look to see how long
each of the chains is. You can also use a tape measure to see how
long the chains are.

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