Paying Taxes to Caesar

Paying Taxes to Caesar

 (Bible Overview #53 of 72)

One Main Truth: Focus on God Not the World

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1 GAME: Not My Tail!

Game / Bible / Life Connection:  

  1. Divide all the Players into groups of four Players.
  2. Distribute tails (a strip of fabric or string or anything that can easily be pulled off) to all the Players and have them tuck it into their pants, skirt, or belt loop if possible. (For Players who can’t tuck in a tail: tie a longer piece of cloth around their waste as a belt and then tuck the tail into that).
  3. In each group of four, ask three of the Players to huddle together facing inward, hands on each other’s shoulders forming sort of a triangle. The fourth Player is outside the triangle on his/her own.
  4. Explain that the object of the game is for the fourth Player outside the triangle to try to grab the tails of those in his/her triangle group.
  5. The triangle tries to move together spinning together to avoid having a tail taken.
  6. Before you start, announce that you want each group of three to pick one of their three to protect and the other two agree to sacrifice their tails to protect the one.
  7. When the Game Zone Leader says, “Stop,” the Players that still have their tail are the winners.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Mark 12:13-17

 Game / Bible / Life Connection:    






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Memory Verse:   Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And the marveled at him.  Mark 12:17

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 give back to you all you have given me. 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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