2. Paper plates: Super cheap, fun way to do all sorts of things!! Write words to a memory verse on them. Toss them and have kids put them in order. Use them to tell the Bible story and have kids then review by placing them in the correct order. Create a giant tick-tac-toe board using a shower curtain and Duct Tape. Place questions in the squares. Kids toss the plates and have to answer the question that is on the square where they landed.
3. M & M Review: Tape two styrofoam cups together with one of each color of M & M inside. Poke a small hole in one end of the cups. Assign point values based on the color of the M & M. Have a kid shake the cups and gently shake one of the M & M’s out of the hole. Their team answers a review question and if it’s correct, they receive the number of points that was assigned to the color of M & M that was shaken out.
4. Post It Notes: Use Post It Notes to tell a story, illustrate a point, or teach a memory verse.
5. Mops/Brooms: Decorate brooms/mops to look like Bible characters.
6. Styrofoam: Styrofoam can be cut into so many shapes and items to create pieces to be used in a lesson or to create a themed environment. Even someone that is not at all artistic can use styrofoam!
7. Clothesline Characters: Use a clothesline to tell any Bible Story!
8. “Games That Could Get Me Fired”: Kids love the excitement of something that seems to be pushing the boundaries. Messy games are a must with pre teens especially.
9. Remembering Relationships Matter: get out of the classroom/worship environment and do life with them.
10. Cue Cards: Use with almost any Bible story to create excitement and allow for audience participation.
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