When you’re teaching the Bible to younger children, use Bible games to grab and keep their attention. They will get a better understanding of the lesson when they are physically involved in the class.
Bible Games – “Be A Friend”
This is a Bible game for younger children to teach the Book of Ruth. Ruth gave up all she had because she was compassionate toward her older, poverty stricken friend – her mother-in-law.
God rewarded her in the end with something that lasted thousands of years: She is the great grandmother of King David. Friendships come and go. But friendships built on loyalty make God happy, and He can bless them.
“Be a Friend” Game
Have the children break off in pairs. Have them ask each other questions, such as their favorite game, color, cartoon, and sport. Have them ask about home, such as sisters, brothers, pets and what parents do.
Then have the pairs come back as one big group. Have one of each pair pretend he or she is introducing his partner to the group for the first time. He should recite what he learned about the other person.
At the end of that, he should say one nice thing about the child. If there are an odd number of children, be partners with one child. Everyone should applaud everyone else.
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