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Use these active, faith-building indoor games in your ministry as kids head back to school

Now that school’s back in session, the weather is cooling down—which means it’s time to move indoors. It’s transition time, too, as some of your kids move into new age groups. Now’s the perfect time for meaningful games that can break the ice and begin the new season with big fun.

We know every group isn’t created equal—so we separated these games into categories based on different group sizes. You’ll find four fun, active games for each group size. And with small modifications, you can borrow from other categories and tweak them to fit your needs.

Cotton Nose
Use this game to practice encouraging others.

You’ll need a Bible, masking tape, petroleum jelly, cotton balls, a table, and paper plates.

 

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Have kids get in groups of five to eight, and put a dab of petroleum jelly on the end of each person’s nose. For each group, set a plate of cotton balls on one end of the table, and set a second empty plate on the opposite end of the table for each group. Then designate a start line and have each group form a line behind it.

Read aloud 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Say: Let’s use this game to practice encouraging others. This is a relay race, and your team’s goal is to get all the cotton balls on your plate to your team’s empty plate at the other end of the table. Only one person can go at a time, and you must use only your nose to pick up the cotton balls. Got it? Check for understanding. This is going to be tough, so cheer on your teammates as much as you can. Shout encouraging words, clap, and chant for your teammates.

Begin the race. Afterward, ask: When it was your turn to race, what encouraged you to do your best? What ways did you notice others encouraging their teammates? How can you apply this kind of encouragement to your life?
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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 28 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as co-director of the KidMin Conference. She’s led teams in the development of leading innovative resources, including Buzz Instant Sunday School curriculum, Grapple Preteen Curriculum, and the new Dig-In Sunday School curriculum. Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristineYJones

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  1. I want to know do you have any games on wisdom dealing with Solomon. could you please help with activity and game. Thank in advance.

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