Kids Small Group
January 29, 2022
7:00pm start time
Chad - thanks for your help tonight!
FIRST: Spoons or Giant UNO
You can play Spoons or Giant UNO or anything else you think the kids would play well.
(if you need a 2nd game, you can play "I'm So Hungry." Rules are below the "SEVENTH: SNACKS" item below. Or another game if they want to.
SECOND Sunday Morning Class:
What did you learn in Bible class this morning (for those who were able to come to Bible class)
THIRD: BIBLE VERSE:
If students have a Bible, have them look it the verse. If they don't you can get some from the shelf/table in the back of the room or from the Lost and Found by the office door. Proverbs 1:8
The verse may be a little different from the NIRV translation they use in the video, but here is the verse as they have it for this week:
My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Proverbs 1:8 NLT
FOURTH: PLAY VIDEO: (in the MS Room)
an iPad or computer will be in the room connected to the TV.
You do not have to stop the video this week. It can play all the way to the end. There is a quick review from last week's video, followed by this week's video.
FIFTH: AFTER THE VIDEO:
Use as many of these as you want...you do not have to use all of them.
1) What did you learn from the video? Or what do you remember from the video?
2) What do you think is wise about learning from leaders?
3) Does anyone have any good advice a parent or teacher has given you?
4) Does anyone remember this week's verse? My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Proverbs 1:8 NLT
5) Everyone has influence over others, therefore everyone can be a leader. What do you think people can learn from you?
SIXTH: PRAY TOGETHER:
Ask kids what they’d like to talk with God about.
Lead prayer or help kids pray for each other
SNACKS (eat them in the MS Room and throw all trash away. Then as a group, you can go to the gym or playground.
Huge thanks for your help tonight
Here are three game options. Choose at least one.
1) Snap, Crackle, Pop (kind of like duck-duck-goose) - Here is a link to a short video which explains it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jw6OvcMiE8&list=PLo5gJmnUbu7aRmSsXFQQs7Orfh3AoAglh&index=20
2) Race to 100 - Here is a link to a short video explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6mVN9rJOB8&list=PLo5gJmnUbu7aRmSsXFQQs7Orfh3AoAglh&index=27
3) Choose Your Option - short video explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5oRuNkHCyA&list=PLo5gJmnUbu7aRmSsXFQQs7Orfh3AoAglh&index=20
There are two possible games at the bottom of this webpage.
OUTSIDE - I will try to remember to give you some chalk to let students draw on the concrete.
Students can also just play, as usual outside.
Two possible games: Steal the Bacon; Colored Eggs (rules on other page)
Feel free to play anything else – but maybe have this as a structured time so
OUTSIDE – free play
game 1 - Steal the Bacon
The object of Steal the Bacon is take the "bacon" back to your own side without being caught.
In this game, two teams are chosen, and one umpire is selected. One object is required to the bacon. (a glove is a common choice)
The members of each team are numbered. They form two opposing lines and place the bacon in the exact center between them.
The umpire then calls out a number. The players on each side who are assigned that number are the players for that round. No other team members leave their side of the field.
Neither player may touch the other until someone touches the bacon. Once a player touches the bacon however, the other player may tag him/her.
If a player is able to grab the bacon and carry it back over to his/her own side, that team scores a point. (VARIATION: in some games, points are scored by carrying it to the other teams side or either team's side)
If a player is tagged after touching the bacon and before he/she returns their own side, the team that tagged him/her scores a point.
Note that the sequence of play usually involves the two kids running out and hovering over the bacon, waiting for a slight advantage to grab it and run back before the other player can react.
The game is over when a predetermined number of points are scored, or when all numbers have been called.
game 2 - Colored Eggs- The dialogue is the BEST part of this game. If you’ve never had the pleasure, here’s how we played:
Someone (student) is the wolf, someone (leader/teacher) is the hen, and everyone else is a colored egg (each egg thinks of a color in his/her head but doesn’t tell the wolf). The wolf comes knocking on the door and mother hen answers asking what he wants. He responds “Colored eggs”. She says “I don’t have any colored eggs”- then the eggs make peeping sounds. The wolf asks “What’s that then?” Hen: “Just pots and pans rolling down the steps” (or any other answer she wants).
The wolf says “Let me see” then (gently) pushes mother hen aside and starts guessing colors.
When he guesses your egg color, you have to run around a designated area and back to mother hen without being tagged. The last person who isn’t tagged is now the wolf.
Students can be on one side of the gym and have to make it to the other side. Play half court or smaller than whole gym. (If the wolf has trouble guessing colors, just have them say “All Colors”
When students arrive - play a game or two to help them get connected and talk to others:
1) Play Uno. As more students arrive, you can let them join at the next game or deal them in when they arrive.
2) Big Cookie - it's the same as "big booty" but we play it and say big cookie instead of booty.
Play cards and spoons - you can play as more students arrive. We will have the cards and spoons for you. Students draw until they get 3 of a kind and then they grab a spoon. Once one spoon is grabbed, everyone tries to grab the rest. One person will not get one, and they get a point. (The goal is to not get a point.)
Emote - see instructions below.
I'm So Hungry or Cooking Class - Use the instructions below. (you can play cooking class if you didn't play it last week or if you want to play it again.)