Today we are featuring an excellent Bible game that will help students learn to deal with some of the dark and scary paths of life, when God asks them to wait for heaven and its beautiful light.
Transfiguration Bible Game: Follow The Sound of My Voice”¦
Bible Game Materials
– Enough blindfolds for half of the class
– 3-8 pillows (varying in size)
– 5-10 plastic cups
– 3-5 books
– 2-3 boxes of pasta shells
– Box of plastic utensils
– Duct Tape
Bible Game Object
Students will make their way around the obstacle course blindfolded only using their partner’s voice as a guide.
Bible Game Preparation
– Clear a large portion of the room.
– Using duct tape, tape a line about 5-10 feet long (depending on number of players), 2 feet away from the wall.
– Spread out pillows, books, pasta shells, cups, and utensils around the room on the floor.
Bible Game Introduction
Today we celebrate Transfiguration Day, which is told in Mark 9. Read Mark 9:2-10 if you haven’t used the Transfiguration Lesson. It marks the day that Peter learned that sometimes God wants us to leave our fun and exciting activities to do something that seem is challenging and maybe a little scary; just like we are about to do as August is coming to a close.
We are leaving the enjoyable and happy days of summer to go back to school to learn and do work. We’re going to challenge ourselves a little bit today by playing a game.
Bible Game Instructions
1. If possible, split class up so that each student has one partner.
2. Give one blindfold to each pair.
3. Have students pick who will be blindfolded first.
4. Once all students are on the side of the room facing the taped line and all blindfolds are on, say “Go!”
5. The blindfolded students will then have to make their way to the other side of the room without taking their blindfolds off and without stepping on any of the objects.
6. Blindfolded students will maneuver around the objects using their partner.
7. Their partner will walk next to or in front of them without touching them.
8. They will use their voice to lead their partner to the finish line.
9. Students may step over or around objects.
10.Whichever pair finishes first wins.
In our game, we took a chance and left the easy life God gave us by taking a step into the darkness and temporarily blinding ourselves. It’s like in real life. God does ask us to do things like going back to school, or getting a job, or picking up extra chores. We mustn’t dwell on the fact that we are leaving the light and heading into (what seems like) a period of darkness, because God always has a plan for us. He will reward us for doing what He asks of us. Next time you are faced with the choice to enter the unknown or to stay on your bright path, stop and think. Would God send me where it wasn’t safe? Or does he have a reason for me to go here?