Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preteen Bible Activity: Peer Pressure Circle Published: September 20, 2018 Use this peer pressure activity to help preteens understand the difference between positive and negative peer pressure. Preteen Bible Activity: Peer Pressure Circle Form a circle with one preteen standing in the middle. Have others in the circle say words that represent negative peer pressure, such as bullying, alcohol, or lying. Each time someone calls out a word, have everyone in the circle put pressure on the preteen in the middle by taking a step closer to him or her. To release the pressure, the preteen must shout back words that represent positive peer pressure, such as kindness, compassion, or friendliness. When the preteen shouts a word, everyone in the circle must take a step back. Let kids take turns experiencing being in the middle of the pressure circle. Discuss how it felt to be pressured and what it’s like to experience different kinds of pressure from friends at school. Read aloud Matthew 5:14-16. Tell preteens God is always with them and wants them to be a source of positive peer pressure in their schools. Lora Dement Piketon, Ohio Looking for more preteen ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas for your children’s ministry and daily posts of inspiration for you, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!