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Think Again
Directions:

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  1. Print out the card set.
  2. Cut apart the cards and shuffle them together.
  3. Set the pile of cards facedown, and have kids take turns
    picking a card and reading the question for everyone to
    discuss.
  4. After kids share their answers, read the Bible passages on the
    card and ask how those verses confirm or change kids’
    opinions.
    Bonus! Print out a set of cards for each child to take home
    for family discussions.

Compliment Cube
Directions:

  1. On card stock, make copies of the cube design. You’ll need one copy per
    child.
  2. Have kids cut on the solid lines, fold on the dotted lines, and
    tape the handouts to form cubes.
  3. Have kids roll their cubes. Challenge kids to compliment
    someone in your group related to the topic they rolled. Practice a
    few times.
  4. Have kids take their cubes home and roll them each morning.
    Throughout the day, kids can look for ways to compliment people
    related to the topic they roll.

Toss & Talk
Directions:

  1. Print out the “Toss & Talk” page.
  2. Have kids take turns tossing a coin at the page from about 6
    feet away.
  3. Lead kids in finishing the sentence the coin lands on or
    nearest to.
    Bonus! Print a copy of the page for each child, and encourage kids
    to play it with friends and family during the week.

Wisdom Quest
Directions:

  1. Print out the “Wisdom Quest” game boards (Part A
    and Part
    B
    ) on white 11×17 cardstock.
  2. On Part A, cut along the outside circle, then cut along three
    edges of each space with a treasure chest on it to form flaps.
  3. On Part B, cut out the circle.
  4. Use a metal fastener to attach Part B under Part A so it can
    spin.
  5. To play with kids, you’ll need a die and playing pieces.
  6. Have kids take turns rolling the die and moving clockwise
    around the board. Kids should follow the directions on the space
    they land on.
  7. If kids land on a treasure chest, they can choose whether or
    not to open the flap. If they open it, they’ll read the Proverb
    underneath. Proverbs about wisdom mean kids can move forward the
    number of spaces written on the treasure chest. Proverbs about
    fools send kids back that many spaces. Kids should continue moving
    and opening flaps based on the spaces they land on in a given turn,
    until they are no longer instructed to move. If a child chooses not
    to open a flap, his turn is over.
  8. For each proverb, encourage kids to share about times they’ve
    seen people act wisely or foolishly in that way-or even times
    they’ve done so themselves.
  9. After someone reaches the Finish space, talk to kids about what
    they’ll do this week to make wise choices.
  10. Any time you want to play again, just rotate Part B so kids
    won’t know what to expect when they lift a flap.

Super Spinner
Directions:

  1. Print out the “Super
    Spinner”
    on white card stock.
  2. Choose a child to spin a pen on the spinner.
  3. Lead everyone in doing the activity that the writing end of the
    pen points to.
    Bonus! Print a spinner for each child so they can wow their
    family and friends with these fun devotions.

Draw Me
Directions:

  1. Print out the “Draw Me” card set.
  2. Cut apart the cards.
  3. Have kids take turns selecting cards from the deck and drawing
    something about their life that pertains to the topic. No words
    allowed!
  4. The other kids will try to guess the topic. (Exact words aren’t
    necessary; you can be the judge on how close guessers are to the
    concept.) After someone guesses correctly, the artist will talk
    about his or her drawing.
  5. When you’ve exhausted all the topics, play again, but read the
    topic aloud before the person drawing begins. This time have kids
    guess what the drawing is, rather than guessing the topic.

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From the article Operation Kid-to-Kid

You can find out more information on the organizations
below:

Group’s Operation Kid-to-Kid
program
, LifeTree Adventures, Biblica, and Compassion
International
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