“Equality is Key” (A Sunday School game about why we shouldn’t judge others because they’re different!)
As your Sunday school students work together in stringing a key through their shirts and linking themselves together, they will have a greater understanding of what equality means.
– Two keys
– Two strands of string 10-20 feet long depending on class size
Students will race to get the key weaved through each of their team member’s shirts.
Tie a strand of string to each key.
As we celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday, we recall all that our country has been through during the fight for equality. We remember the bad times, slavery and segregation. And then we remember the good times, the overcoming of racial differences. We member Civil and Equal rights. But even though we are in a new equal America, there are still issues over race and religion and gender even. How can one country who overcame so much, still have hate in it? So as we play our game, let’s keep this quote from MLK’s famous speech in our minds, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
1. Randomly divide the class into two even teams.
2. Have students line up side by side and facing the opposing team.
3. Each student will link arms with the student next to them.
4. Give the first person in each line the key.
5. That student will then have to pull the key up through the bottom of their shirt.
6. Once it comes out of the top, they will hand the key to the second student who will pull the key from the top of their shirt to the bottom.
7. This pattern will continue until all students have the key weaved through their shirt.
8. Students may not un-link their arms at any point during the game.
9. The first team to have the key linked through all of the player’s shirts wins.
10. At the end of two minutes, count the number of penne in each bowl.
11. The team with the most noodles wins.
The Bible says “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3-28). What we did in our Sunday school game we should do every day. Instead of judging others because they’re different, let’s bind ourselves together, using the keys of brotherhood. Those keys are forgiveness, mercy, kindness and love. They have bound us together today and let’s try to do the same in our lives all year.
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