A game of "Simon Says" where poor Adam wants to find out where
he has mixed up the names of animals.
"God made the animals and brought them to Adam to see what
he would call them" (from Genesis 2:19.
Preschool to Grade 2.
Make up a list of animals and their noises for "Adam Says". For
example, "Bark", "Meow", "Roar", "Baa", "Moo" etc.
To start the game, tell the children that today poor Adam is having a
party, and wants to invite some of the animals. But, he has
mixed up the names of the animals, and now he needs the children
to help him find out who is who in the Ark! The children must
help Adam by making the correct noise for each animal.
Explain that you will call out for example, "Adam says,'Bark!'" and
then they must bark like a dog. But, if you say, "Adam says,
'Meow!'", or "Adam says, 'Roar!'", or "Adam says, 'Baa!'", or "Adam
says, 'Moo!'" etc., then they must make the correct noise of each
But, if you just say, "Bark!" then anybody who barks will sit out of
the rest of the game. The same applies if you just say, "Meow";
or "Roar", or "Baa"; or "Moo" etc. The last remaining player
in the game wins!
Another way to play this game is to call out the name of an animal
rather than the noise it makes. For example, "Adam says, 'Cat!'"
and the children must then respond by making the correct noise of
that animal. If you just said, "Cat!" then anyone who meows
will sit out for the rest of the game!
Alternately, you could call out the name of an animal, for example
"Adam says, 'Lion!'" and then they need to act out what they think
that animal does. If you just said, "Lion!" then anyone who
moves will sit out for the rest of the game!
You had to obey what "Adam says" in this game. In the same way we
need to obey God and do what we know will please Him. When we
obey God, we will be happy and He will be pleased with us. He
will also look after us and protect us from harm and danger.
And so, when you say your prayers at night, make sure you ask God to
help you to obey Him in all you do and say!
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