The use of a Sunday school game is essential in engaging your students and holding their attention while teaching the messages that are in the Bible.
This Sunday school game is called “Break Through” and works well with your younger students. Use this when teaching about Elijah and how to resist peer pressure. (Teacher words in bold.)
Fortunately, we are not tempted to go with the crowd in a bad way every day or even every week. We don’t want to get out of practice, saying “no” to bad things, so we can use our game today to practice resisting the bad choice of a crowd, like Elijah did.
Have everyone make a circle except for one child who will be in the center. Have the children turn facing away from the child in the center. Have them lock arms and line their feet up so that the outsides of their feet meet with the person’s on the left and right. Have them shut their eyes tightly and start chanting “Be like us! Be like us!”
The child in the center should say, “No, I won’t!” and then, while everyone’s eyes are shut, try to sneak out between two children. The children, still with their eyes shut, can move their bodies to try to block her, but they can’t move their feet or unlock their arms. Her goal is to dive between two unsuspecting people and get the top half of herself out (which will enable her to pull her legs out fairly easily).
Take turns until everyone has been the person in the center and has gotten a chance to break through.
What did it feel like to be “locked inside” a group of kids? This is sort of like peer pressure. We feel like we’re locked in to what everyone else is doing. But if we keep our eyes opened and our hearts with God, we can always find a way through!
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