Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bible Alive: Manna from heaven!


Our Sunday school class has been very slowly moving through Exodus.  I know, you’re thinking Exodus, 50 chapters about how to build the tabernacle……  Ugh, but the first half is really fun, and I’m going to condense down the last half into a swallowable lesson for them (silly computer doesn’t think swallowable is a word).


No, really.  Or, that’s my plan……


Well, Sunday’s lesson was about the Israelites and how whiny they are about little things like drinking and eating.  God’ answer was to give them manna from heaven.  Now, I’m sure the Israelites after gathering enough to eat thought to themselves, “Well, we’ve got all of this leftover manna, and I know, we’ll play games with it.”


Supplies: large numbers of pom-poms. spoon, chopsticks, or other challenging items to carry stuff, cups



GOAL: to be the first team to fill all of their cups with “manna”


RULES:  You cannot touch the pom-poms (manna) with your hands.  You can use the spoon, chopsticks or what have you to take it over to the cups.


VERDICT: the kids loved this!  We discovered that the spoons were much harder than the chopsticks, but it was really popular.


Okay, so it’s not all that spiritual, but it did drill in how manna fell from heaven (when we threw it in the air), and how you could only gather so much before you had a problem……….


All right, I’m stretching there, but it was fun.

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