Kids Small Group
September 25, 2022
Chad and ________ - thanks for your help tonight.
No supplies needed before small group tonight.
We will bring snacks and a TV for yall and a few other things you'll need.
When students arrive:
1) 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.)
SECOND: Read two verses:
If students have a Bible, have them look it up. 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.
The verse from last week is 1 John 4:7
Does anyone remember from last week what this Bible verse means?
The verse from this week is Luke 10:27
THIRD: PLAY VIDEO:
an iPad or computer will be in the room connected to the TV. The video is 16:22 minutes long. (stop the video after she says "and remember, Connect HQ is always here to help you. Stop it before it shows the girl with nachos.)
FOURTH: AFTER THE VIDEO:
Discussion questions for the group:
1. What do you think the point of the video was? (Good neighbors care, share, and they're always there.)
2. Can anyone say the verse? (Luke 10:27 - everyone can look it up.)
3. What does this Bible verse mean?
4. Okay, I'm going to give you a 15-second challenge...and everyone is going to have a turn. I want you to name as many people as you know in 15 seconds. (If you want, get someone to count to 15 each time and someone else to count how many names each person says. Go student by student, allowing them to try to say as many names as they can in 15 seconds.
Okay, here is the point: everyone we named (and there were a lot of names) is our neighbor. God wants us to treat everyone as our neighbor...not just the people who live near us.
5. What do you think it takes to be a good neighbor? What are some good-neighbor / kind things you could do?
6. Does anyone have a story about a time when someone was a good neighbor to you? (Or a time when someone was kind to you?)
7. How could you be a good neighbor to someone who is mean to you?
FOURTH: 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 kitchen or in the Parlor. Don't take to the gym and make sure trash is thrown away.)
Before going to the gym, talk about the importance of being kind while playing.
Be a good sport.
GYM – take students to gym after their snacks are done (not taking snacks into the gym)
Parents will be finished at 8:00pm. Heather or I will try to come and relieve you right at 8:00pm and you'll be free to go.
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”