During this blog post, we’ll focus on the first part of a small group Bible activity. This first part is for the boys–later this week, we’ll focus on the second part of this activity, which is for the girls.
Small Group Bible Activity
For this activity, you’ll work with the following activity sheet for boys and the activity sheet for girls (which will be posted on Friday, September 14th).
Follow the instructions, which include cutting out “headings,” “questions,” and “explanations” for each group.
After you split them into a boys’ group and a girls’ group, their goal will be to match up the “questions” with the correct “explanations” as teams.
Go back and forth between groups and help generate discussion:
- Do you agree with that answer?
- How does it affect your clothing choices? (girls)
- What do you think you might change in your wardrobe? (girls)
- Were you aware before that you can hurt girls’ feelings? (boys)
- What are you going to be careful not to do in the future? (boys)
Small Group Bible Activity Printables – Boys
Cut out the following heading and questions to lay on the boys’ table for small group activity. Boys should match up these questions with the appropriate answers.
BOYS: BE CONSIDERATE TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS. LOOK GIRLS IN THE EYE. IF YOU’RE SHY…LOOK UP. THAT’S WHERE HEAVEN IS.
Was I attracted to this girl because I genuinely like her, think she’s funny or is really a good listener? Or am I always thinking about what she looks like or dresses like?
When I talk to girls, where am I looking?
How can I practice making friends with girls before getting too interested romantically?
What are Christian girls really like, and how should I treat them?
How do I get around girls who won’t try to trip me up? How do I know what a nice girl from a Biblical horror show?
If that second thing turns out to be true, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. The Bible (and society) are littered with men who thought with their eyes and got seriously hurt. Don’t forget: Girls who dress to attract sense that they are missing something on the inside, and they’re probably right. Whatever they’re missing will come to haunt you as well as them. Which question does this go with?
Girls are under a lot of stress too. TRUTH: If you look in the wrong place, the wrong girl can remember it for years. Do them and yourself a favor: Learn to look people in the eyes. Look up to Jesus. If you’re painfully shy, look at your shoes and her knees. It may be like ignoring the elephant in the room at times, but developing good character and consideration of others starts when you’re young. Which question does this go with?
Many girls say they would love to be friends with boys. They like how boys don’t gossip as much, work on teams without drama, and seem to be good listeners. However, many boys are either awkward or are too busy “looking with their eyes.” Force that aside and really listen to a girl. See if she’d like to swing a tennis racket with you or go surfing. Friendship is the foundation for any good relationship. Which question does this go with?
Matthew 19:30 says in the kingdom of heaven, “the first will be last, and the last, first.” On this earth, women have tended to take a back seat to men, as child bearing sidelined them for centuries. When we get to heaven, that may all change. Regardless: Girls are princesses because they are the children of the King. The better you treat them, the better you are treating yourself and your Savior. If “princess” is just too intimidating, remember that you are a prince. Act like one. Which question does this go with?
If you find people who are working for the same things, you’ll get where you’re going faster and more easily. Always be on the lookout for other Christians to be friends with, not just boy/girl relationships, but in all friendships. With girls, boys don’t like being looked at as weak. Girls without morality lessons can sap your strength and actually make you weak. Proverbs 7:5 says to let wise morals rule you “to keep you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words.” Find friends of your faith! Which question does this go with?
This is part 3 of this four-part Bible activity–are you as excited about seeing the final part as we are to share it?