For this game, every child will need two cups (one
with water, one without) and a drinking straw.
Have kids stand against one wall, and give each child a straw.
Place cups with water on the ground near each child while placing
empty cups on the floor about 10 feet away. Demonstrate how to hold
water in the straw by dipping it in the cup, plugging the top with
a finger, and lifting the straw. On "go," give kids 60 seconds to
see how much water they can transfer to their empty cups using only
When time's up, read aloud John 4:7-10. Then ask: Talk about a
time you were really thirsty and how you quenched your
Read aloud John 4:11-14. Say: The woman drew water at the well,
just like you drew water with your straws. Jesus, though, talked
about a different kind of water.
- What "water" do you think Jesus talked about?
- What kinds of "thirsts" do you think Jesus' water could
Hold up a cup of water and say: Just like the water the woman
got out of the well, the water in this cup will run out-but Jesus'
living water never runs out!
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