Fall Bible Game: Match “˜Em Up
This fall Bible game will teach students about how the colors of autumn are symbols found in the Bible. Students will race to match the scriptures with the color that best represents it.
– Two plastic sandwich bags
– Two sets of markers containing the following colors: red, yellow, orange, green, brown
– A piece of white printer paper
– Copies of the lists that are listed under PREPARATION
Soon, we will celebrate the Fall Equinox. The Fall Equinox is the beginning of the Fall season. As we look around outside during this season, we see a lot of changes to the landscape. We see that the leaves and plants change to colors of red, yellow, orange, green and brown. These colors don’t only represent the season of fall though, they represent different symbols from the Bible. We’re going to test our knowledge on these symbols, by playing a game!
Fall Bible Game Preparation
– Using white printer paper, measure ten squares that are two inches by two inches and cut them out.
– In each bag, place five squares, a set of markers, a scripture list, and a color description list.
– Print one list with the following key on it (this will give you the correct answer to the puzzle):
1. Hebrews 9:14
2. 1 Peter 1:7
3. Psalm 128:2
4. John 15:5
– Print two lists with the following descriptions on them:
1. Brown: Some say it is the color of us while we’re here on earth. When we go to heaven, we’ll more white like snow.
2. Red: The color of passion, which symbolizes not only Christ’s love for us, but also His blood which was shed to show His love.
3. Green: The color of life.
4. Orange: This color symbolizes praise, fruitfulness, joy. It also symbolizes fire, like the fiery trials we go through on earth to build our Christian character.
5. Yellow/Gold: The color of purification. When we go through various trials, we come out like gold.
– Print two lists with the following scriptures on them:
1. “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” (Hebrews 9:14)
2. “These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith- of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire- may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” (1 Peter 1:7)
3. “You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.” (Psalm 128:2)
4. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Fall Bible Game Instructions
1. If possible, divide class into two equal teams.
2. Have each team sit in a circle.
3. In the center of each circle, place the sandwich bag.
4. Before students begin, have them decide who will color the squares.
5. Give that person(s) the squares and the markers.
6. Have them color each square a certain color. (There is to be one of each.)
7. Once the squares are colored, have teams take out and study the color description list.
8. After each team has thoroughly looked over the color descriptions, they will then take out the scripture list and study it.
9. Once they have studied both lists, say “Go!”.
10. Students will then have to match the colored squares with the scripture that they think it represents by placing the correct square next to the scripture.
11. When they think they have a perfect match, they will raise their hands.
12. You will walk over to them with the key to check it; whichever team has all of the matches correct first, wins.
We are now able to learn how each color of fall represents a different symbol in the Bible. These connections aren’t just a coincidence, God created them. He wants remind us that He is always around, always guiding us toward eternal life. He wants us to keep our eyes, minds, and hearts open to the world around us. If we do that, we will see the little messages that God slips into our lives.