Autumn is a time of harvest. Jesus often referred to the harvest as the time when you get to reap all the rewards for your hard work. This Fall Bible game will teach students that they will reap their harvests – their rewards from God – if they persevere through hard times.
Fall Bible Game: Apple Harvest “Hop & Drop”
- 2 buckets
- 1 basket
- 10 green apples
- 15 red apples
- aluminum foil
Fall Bible Game Object:
Students will race to a basket and collect apples wrapped in foil.
Wrap all of the apples in aluminum foil so that there is no color showing, and then place the apples inside a basket.
Fall Bible Game Introduction:
Get ready”¦we’re going to work really hard! We’re going to use our arms, legs, necks, eyes. We’re going to hop and grip and balance! Remember, Proverbs 10:5 says, He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son. But Proverbs 20:4 says, Lazy people do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing. Let’s see what kind of a harvest we get after all this effort.
- Divide the class into two teams and have them form two straight lines.
- Place the buckets next to the starting students and in between the two lines.
- Place the basket full of wrapped apples about five feet in front of the two lines.
- Instruct the starting students that they have to hop on one leg to the basket.
- Once they reach the basket, they must remain on that one leg and bend over to pick up an apple and stick it under their chins, holding it with their necks.
- They must hop back to their lines on the opposite foot without dropping the apple.
- If they drop the apple at any time, they must go back to the basket and start again.
- When they reach their lines again, they must drop their apple into their team’s designated bucket without using their hands.
- Each child on the team will repeat the same steps until there are no apples left in the basket.
- Then the children will have to unwrap their apples, and separate the colors. Whichever team has the most green apples, wins.
- At the end of the game, give the apples out to all of the students as a reward for their hard work.
Fall Bible Game Conclusion (with teacher’s words):
Harvesting those apples was a hard job, right? The Bible tells us: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). God wants us to know that no matter how hard something is, we can’t be quitters. We must always persevere to get the rewards at the end. Love the Lord, be fair to all people, finish your homework, study hard for those grades, give time to charity”¦ If we persevere with these things, our rewards in heaven will be great!