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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

This game will help kids understand the value of the kingdom of
heaven.

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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.

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.

Dry-Off Debrief: 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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