A great card game to help reinforce the story of Noah and the ark.
- Print the template on card stock. You will need to print the second page twice. (Template)
- Color and cut out all of the pieces.
- Glue an ark piece to the back of every animal piece.
You can have the cards assembled for your kids and then all they have to do is color them in.
Your kids will not only have fun looking for the lost sheep. but they will be reinforcing the lesson of this parable.
- Print the template. (Template)
- Color the first and second page.
- Cut out the bushes on the second page.
- Color in the back of the bushes you just cut out.
A fun game to play to help accompany the story of Elisha helping the widow.
- Print the templates. Each child will only need twelve cards (six pairs). They can pick and choose between the different jars. (Template)
- Color all the jars including the ones with the words. (The cards with the words should be colored the same color).
- Cut out all of the cards.
- Glue the the six pairs of cards onto construction paper.
- Cut out the six pairs of cards from the construction paper.
- Finally glue the twelve cards with the words to the back of the construction paper cards.
If you laminate the cards they will last for a long time. You can use self laminating sheets or contact paper.
Print out the sheet and give one to each of your kids. (Template) In order to play this game you will also need a single dice. You can be creative and use a jumbo foam dice.
Each child will take a turn rolling the dice. Whatever number the dice lands on, the child that rolled the dice has to color in that number on their sheet (just one number not all three of the same number).
If they land on a number that all three spots have been colored in the next player will take his turn.
The winner of the game is the child that can color in all of their cross first.
Everyone has a couple of wild dice throwers in their family or class. Every time they throw the dice it seams to land all over the place, except the board. I found this trick on Pinterest a little while ago. Just take any small container (I am using an empty Gerber baby food container), and place your dice inside.
This way no matter how hard they roll the dice, the dice stay in place. This trick is great to use with board games that include many small pieces like Monopoly and Risk. How many of us have not had a friend or family member roll the dice and accidentally scatter all the little houses around. Use this trick and save yourself the headache. 🙂
David and Goliath is the story of a young boy named David who wins a battle against a giant named Goliath through the power and dependence on God. Goliath is very intimidating and none of the Israeli trained soldiers dare to challenge him. Yet with God’s help David is able to take him on armed only with a slingshot and stone, without even wearing any armor to protect him. This game helps illustrate this famous story and can help teach children to allow God to fight their battles for them and to have faith in the strength of God, even against great odds.
You can use a variety of items when you play this game to try and land them on the target. A few ideas: small/aquarium sized stones, gray clay dried out to resemble stones, small bean bags, crumpled pieces of gray construction paper. If you laminate the target you can flick dimes as if you were playing shuffleboard. And for your older kids, if you trust them enough :), you can enlarge it and pin it behind a cork board. They can then try to hit the target using darts.
- Print the template on cardstock. (Template)
- Color and cut all three pieces.
- Glue the target onto the face piece.
- Finally glue the smallest piece on top of the target piece.
Optional: Laminate the target using self laminating sheets or contact paper.