If you are looking for a great family Bible game, try this easy “Family First Ball Game” to show how to keep your family together when other things seem to get in the way. The ball is a little like God. He floats around among all our problems and other people or situations make Him hard to catch.
Bible Game: Family First Ball Game
– Tape two masking tape lines on the floor approximately eight feet apart.
– Put one child behind one line, holding the ball, facing in the same direction as the two lines. That child is Head of the Family.
– Then, split the rest of the children into two groups. Put one group behind the other line. Those children are The Family. Have the other children be between the two lines.
The Head of the Family throws the ball so that a Family member can catch it. The children in between should try to block the ball or catch the ball themselves. If a Family member catches the ball, he comes to stand beside the Head of the Family and throws the ball next.
Depending on their level of ability: The ball may bounce once, and a Family member can still catch it.
OR: The ball may not bounce at all for a catch by a Family member to be considered good.
The object: To get all members of The Family in line with the Head of the Family.
This game is a little like real life. Oftentimes there are things that can keep the family from being together enough. There’s school, there’s work, there are other friends, even.
Think of some things that have been a distraction from your family spending time together. (Prompts): TV, playing at a friend’s house, too much arguing.
How can you help? What can you do to make sure your family gets to spend time together? (Prompts): Remind Mom or Dad to set a family time; turn off the TV if your brother wants to play with you; saying you’re sorry stops family arguments!
The ball is a little like God. He floats around among all our problems, doesn’t He? Sometimes the problems can keep us from “catching” Him, can’t they?