Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

 (Bible Overview #13 of 72)

One Main Truth:  Do the Will of God

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1 GAME: Sharks and Minnows Coached!!!

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  

  1. Announce that we are going to play a game we call “Sharks and Minnows Coached” (or you can play “Cat and Mouse”).
  2. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in.
  3. Pick one Player to be a “Shark.” Stand the “Shark” in the middle of the area.
  4. The rest of the Players are “Minnows;” have them stand on one side of the area and assign a Coach to help them get across to the other side.
  5. The object of the game is for the “Minnows” to get across the area without getting caught (tagged) by the “Shark.”
  6. Call out loud “Shark, ready?” “Minnows, ready?” “Go!”
  7. The “Minnows” run from one side to the other then stop at the other side.
  8. If a “Minnow” is caught (tagged), then that Player also becomes a “Shark.”
  9. Now, with more “Sharks” in the middle, call out “Sharks, ready?” “Minnows, ready?” “Go!”
  10. “Minnows” stop once they have crossed the area and wait until the leader calls out “Sharks, ready?” “Minnows, ready?” “Go!”
  11. This continues until only one “Minnow” is left.
  12. The last Player left or to get caught is the first “Shark” for the next game.
  13. Say loudly and often: “Wow, one person changed all “Minnows” into “Sharks!”
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Mark 3:31-35

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    






  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    

Memory Verse:   “For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”  Mark 3:35 

Leader, ask God to connect to the children’s minds, the children’s hearts, and in the prayer to connect to the children’s soul.

1. Game 


2. Bible

3. Life
Jesus, help me to obey you and to do God’s will all of my life. Please give me courage to obey and share this truth.  Amen.

4. Worship Song
Ask the children what is their favorite worship song and then sing several worship songs with hand-motions
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5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.

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