Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents

 (Bible Overview #52 of 72)

One Main Truth: Talents

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1 GAME: Sharks and Minnows x3

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  

  1. Option: You can play “Cat and Mouse.”
  2. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in. Point out where the three holding areas for the different “Sharks” are.
  3. Choose three Players to be the “Sharks” and assign a Coach to help guide them. Stand the “Sharks” in the middle of the area.
  4. The rest of the Players are “Minnows;” have all of them stand on one side of the area.
  5. The object of the game is for the “Minnows” to get across the area without getting caught (tagged) by the “Sharks.”
  6. Call out loud “Sharks 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 must go sit down in that “Sharks” holding area.
  9. Continue this until there are no “Minnows” left to be caught.
  10. The “Shark” with the most “Minnows” is the winner.
  11. Play more rounds if time allows.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Mark 12:1-12

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    






  Game / Bible / Life Connection:    

Memory Verse:   “Have you not read this Scripture: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.’”  Mark 12:10

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, all that I have is yours. Help me use it wisely. 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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