Age Level: 5 to 12
Bible Connect: Noah and the Flood (Genesis 7)
Materials: Two buckets per team, a plastic cup
for each child, a permanent marker, water, and a sharp-tipped
object such as scissors or a letter opener
Use this activity to help kids imagine the Great Flood.
Before the game, poke holes on the bottoms and sides of the
Draw a line with a permanent marker to indicate the halfway point
on both the outside and inside of two buckets. Form two teams, and
have kids sit on the ground in straight lines. Place one bucket
filled with water at the front of each line. Place a lined bucket
at the back of each line. Then give each child a leaky cup.
On "go," have the first child in line fill his or her cup and
carry it over the heads of the other kids sitting in line before
dumping the remaining water into the bucket at the end of the line.
Then the line shifts forward and the cup carrier sits in the back
of the line. The game continues until teams fill their back buckets
to the halfway marker.
Dry-Off Debrief: Ask: How did it feel to be
constantly rained on during the game? How is this game like or
unlike what Noah and his family may have experienced when it rained
for 40 days and nights? How do you think Noah and his family felt
when they saw God's rainbow?
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine. Subscribe