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Wake-Up Jesus!

Application:

A game to catch out anybody who moves.

Materials Needed:

Nothing.

Memory Verse:

Jesus said, "Be still, and there was a great calm"
(Mark 4:39).

Age Group:

Preschool to Grade 2.

 

 
We never stopped blowing!

Preparation:

Make sure your children know the story of Jesus calming the storm (Mark 4:35-41).  Explain that the disciples who were in a boat and were being tossed around by a storm while Jesus was sleeping.  The children can pretend they are the storm by swaying their bodies back and forth.

Then after a while, tell the children to call out, "Wake-Up Jesus!" Upon hearing this, the child pretending to be Jesus should get up and say to the wind and the waves, "Be quiet and be still!"  Then all the children should stop swaying back and be as quiet as mice.

Any who are slow to stop or keep moving are out.  Present a small prize to the last child left, and say, "You are the best Storm Stopper!

Wake-Up Jesus!

Get the children to stand in a ring and choose one to lie in the middle and pretend to be be Jesus, who is fast asleep.  The rest of the children pretend to be the storm by swaying their bodies back and forth.

They must count to ten slowly, and then call out, "Wake-Up Jesus!" Upon hearing this the child pretending to be Jesus gets up and shouts, "Wind and waves be still!"  All the children must stop swaying and be quiet and still.

Any who are slow to stop or keep moving are out.  Present a small prize to the last child left and say, "You are the best Wind Stopper!

Alternately play the game several times letting the last child be the next Jesus.  The children who are out can then rejoin the circle each time.

God bless!

 

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