What You Need
Kids, a Bible, Post-It Notes, a watch with a second hand and a selection of keywords from your lesson or lesson series.
Write your keywords on Post-It Notes. For example, if you're doing a lesson on Advent from Matthew chapter 1 and 2, and Luke 2, some keywords would be: "Angel, shepherds, baby, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Lord, afraid, magi, gifts, star, manger, warned, and praising." If you're doing a lesson series on Abraham, some of the keywords from Genesis chapter 12-25, would be: "God, sacrifice, stars, dead, heaven, bones, child, walls, Pharaoh, and sword."
How You Play
Divide class into two teams. Give a keyword Post-It Note to a player on team one. The player must choose to act out or describe the keyword to his or her teammates without actually saying the word. Player must say, "I will act out the keyword" or "I will describe the keyword," before beginning. The player then acts out or describes the keyword to his or her team. Players are given 15 seconds to communicate the keyword to their teammates. If a team is unable to guess correctly, the opposing team may take a guess. (Allow 5 seconds to respond.) Whichever team guesses correctly scores a point. If a player accidentally says the keyword, the point automatically goes to the opposing team. The next team takes their turn whether the keyword was guessed correctly or not.
How To Win:
Once all the keywords have been played, the team with the most points wins!
Optional scoring method: If players are able to communicate their keyword in the context of the Scripture lesson, they score two points if their team guesses correctly. For example, if the keyword is "angel" while studying Advent. A player might say, "A heavenly being, that has wings." If his or her team guesses "angel" they would score one point. But if a player says, "They appeared to the shepherds, and one said, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy." This Scripture-specific clue would bring two points if the team answers correctly.
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