Bible Game: Ice Cold Toes

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This Bible game: Ice Cold Toes will help kids understand the value of the kingdom of heaven.

Age Level: 6 to 12

Bible Connect: The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Matthew 13:44-46)

Materials: A kiddie pool, ice cubes, water, ice cube trays, and green food coloring


Prior to the game, freeze a dozen ice cubes dyed with green food coloring. Fill the bottom of the kiddie pool with ice cubes and mix in the green ice cubes.

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Have kids remove their shoes and socks. Challenge them to retrieve the green ice cubes — which represent the treasure — out of the pool using only their toes.


Ask: What, if any, obstacles did you face when trying to get the treasure? To what lengths would you go to pursue your treasure? Explain.

Read aloud the Scripture.

Ask: What do you treasure? Why does Jesus compare heaven to a treasure?

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