A new twist on this favorite game shows kids that God's
blessings are everywhere-all they need to do is look.
Bible Connect: Matthew 7:7; Romans 2:7
Stuff: You'll need paper, pens, and a tray of
theme-related items such as office supplies, candy items, or craft
supplies. You'll also need an assistant.
Play: Give each child a piece of paper and a pen.
Tell kids your assistant will walk around the room with a tray of
items. Kids' task is to write down what they see (be precise with
your wording here). Have your assistant walk around the room with
the tray, allowing ample time for kids to write down the majority
of items on the tray.
Once kids have viewed the tray, have your assist-ant leave the
room. Then tell kids they can use their notes or memories to answer
questions. Ask questions related to the assistant such as: What
color were his shoes? Was she wearing earrings? Was he wearing a
Then call your assistant back into the room to reveal the answers.
Kids will realize their focus on the tray contents was so narrow
that they missed the obvious.
Cool Down: Ask kids to discuss things they focus
on, such as fear, jealousy, or grades. Challenge kids to name
things they may miss out on when they focus on one thing or only on
the negative. Remind kids that when we focus on God first, we're
able to see all he's blessed us with each day.
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Excerpted from Children's Ministry