This Bible game will help children understand freedom. They will giggle as they blindly work together to untangle a rope. Children will begin to realize how much they should appreciate everyday things, like their independence.
• One long clothesline
• One blindfold per student
To successfully untangle a rope while blindfolded.
Tie and tangle up the rope. Don’t form any tight knots — just get it into a loose mess!
Happy Fourth of July! Independence Day is when we celebrate our country’s freedom – when we became independent from Great Britain. Our soldiers had to fight very hard. There were a lot of issues to work out before people started enjoying fireworks and Fourth of July displays. Let’s get a feeling of how hard a job America’s first citizens and soldiers had.
1. Blindfold each child and sit them down in a circle.
2. Place the tangled-up rope in the middle of the class.
3. When you say “Go!” children will begin to untangle the rope.
4. They may NOT take off their blindfolds at any point.
5. To make the game harder, give the children five minutes to untie the rope.
6. When the class untangles the rope, they win.
7. If they are unable to, they lose.
There was fighting. There was politics. There was the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of it. There were sacrifices made. There was a Constitution to be written and a country to be born! The people who took part in the birth of America must have felt like they would never get the snarls out of the situation. Thank goodness for the God who blessed us.
In Matthew 19:26, Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Independence Day is surely a day when we can thank God for our country!