The Widow’s Offering

The Widow’s Offering

 (Bible Overview #8 of 9)

One Main Truth:  Share Generously

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1 GAME: Sharks and Minnows Reverse!!!

Game / Bible / Life Connection:    

  1. Explain that we are going to play a game we call “Sharks and Minnows Reverse” (or you can play “Cat and Mouse”). [Make sure to reverse it so the “little one” (mouse) is the first one in the middle.]
  2. Show Players the boundaries that the game will be played in.
  3. Pick one Player to be a “Minnow.” Stand the “Minnow” in the middle of the area.
  4. The rest of the Players are “Sharks;” have them stand on one side of the area.
  5. The object of the game is for the “Sharks” to get across the area to the other side without getting caught (tagged) by the “Minnows.”
  6. Call out loud “Minnows Ready?” “Sharks ready?” “Go!”
  7. The “Sharks” should run from one side to the other then stop at the other side.
  8. If a “Shark” is caught (tagged), then that Player also becomes a “Minnow.”
  9. Now, with more “Minnows” in the middle, call out “Minnows Ready?” “Sharks ready?” “Go!” This continues until only one “Shark” is left.
  10. The last Player left to get caught is the first “Minnow” for the next game.
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2 BIBLE DISCOVERIES: Gospel & Truth - Mark 12:41-44

 Game / Bible / Life Connection: 






Game / Bible / Life Connection:  

Memory Verse:  “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”  – Luke 6:38 

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
What choice did someone make in the Bible history?
[Answer from the Bible Passage.]
[Ask some specific questions about the Bible history. Prompt the children to respond.]

What was the result of that choice? [Answer from the Bible Passage.]
What about us? …

3. Life
“Jesus, I give you my time, my possessions, and my life use them to bring you all the glory you deserve. 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
(click here for worship songs “GameLife Strong & Powerful Worship Motions”)

5. Reinforcement 
Use local resources and common objects.

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