Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me...."
In today's lesson the disciples try to turn the children away when they come to see Jesus. Jesus becomes agitated with them saying, "Let the children come to me...."
Even though this story is only three verses long without many details, it can still be turned into a fun board game. And with the help from a few online sources, it can be done in a matter of minutes!
Card stock (for the board)
Blank board game printable from Lovetoknow
Clip art of Jesus
Two of my favorite bible clip art sources:
Bible People from The Activity Mom
Free Bible Clip Art from Phillip Martin Clip Art
Small items for game pieces
A spinner or die
This is so easy!
1. Follow the above link to the blank board game selections from Lovetoknow. Choose the game board desired and download.
2. Go to one of the clip art sources above. Download a clip art of Jesus.
3. Open the game board in Photoshop or similar program.
4. Open the clip art of Jesus file and drag to the game board, placing it in the last game space.
5. Add items to the game board to make players lose a turn, go back, go ahead, etc.
It may be difficult to read the ones I used in the picture above. They are listed below in the order they appear on the game board:
Your mother guides you to Jesus. Slide ahead
There are so many people in the crowd that you
trip, losing your place in line. Go this way.
One of the disciples tells you to go away. Go
A kind old man steps aside to let you through.
Go ahead 5 spaces.
Jesus calls you forward. Move ahead.
One of the disciples chases you. Go back, but
do NOT take the detour.
A disciple returns you to your mother. Go back.
You can almost see Jesus. Slide through the
crowd, advancing 4 spaces.
Jesus tells the disciples to let you come to Him.
Move ahead 3 spaces.
6. Print your newly created game on the card stock.
Playing The Game:
Each player takes turns spinning the spinner, or rolling the die, to determine the number of spaces to advance. The first player to reach Jesus wins.
We used peg people I painted a few years ago for another game as our player pieces, but anything could work. Our Bingo Buttons would work just as well.
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