When teaching a lesson from the story of Gideon, one of the Bible games for kids that we use is the game “Sign or No Sign”. You can use this game for your elementary or middle school age Sunday school students.
Bible Games for Kids – “Sign or No Sign”
(Teacher words in bold.)
We have to work hard to know the will of God, when to ask for signs and when to ask for wisdom, extra love, extra courage, extra faith. Sometimes it feels like we’re in a whirlwind. But if we practice long enough, we grow spiritually discerning. It’s like this game:
Bring one child to the center of a circle. Have him shut his eyes. The children in the circle will take turns, going around clockwise, shouting out the word “Sign!” or “No sign!” They can choose which ever word they wish.
If the child in the center hears “Sign!” He spins clockwise. If he hears “No sign!” He spins counter clockwise.
The teacher’s job is to point to the next child in the circle to let him or her know when it’s time for the next person to shout out. There should be about a three-second pause between each shout.
After every child has shouted, and the child in the center has spun hither and yon, he should try to stand on one foot. He can hop, but he can’t put his other foot down. Have the children count slowly and see how long he can stay on one foot.
The winner is the one who stands the longest without putting his foot down.
Sometimes we can feel dizzy, trying to figure out God’s will, and when to look for signs and when to look for other things. But the more we practice, the less dizzy we’ll feel. We can thank Gideon whose story helps us know when to ask for signs and when to ask for other guidance instead.
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