While it is so much fun to watch all of these amazing athletes in the 2012 Summer Olympics, kids still need to get out and play in some games of their own.
That said, I started thinking that maybe there were some cool games that could be used to create your own “Bible Olympics”. I am happy to say that I have found an awesome website that has some GREAT ideas for easy games that could be used to have your own at home Olympics. The website is called Children’s Ministry. Below are some of those ideas…
Summer Bible Olympics (best for ages 6-9)
Set up these nine stations:
1. Race to Jerusalem-kids race barefoot around a course on a stick horse with donkey ears.
2. Bibliathon-kids arrange Bible books in order. (The books of the Bible are each written on a separate tongue depressor.)
3. David vs. Goliath-kids use a slingshot to hurl marshmallows at a “medieval shield” target.
4. Feeding 5,000-kids race to get the most BB-size pieces out of a paper towel.
5. Road to Damascus-kids each sit on a skateboard and pull themselves along with a rope.
6. Strong as Samson?-kids pull a heavy weight attached to a rope.
7. Noah Needs Help-kids race to see how many stuffed animals they can move from one box to another, using a long-handle grabber (available in most novelty stores).
8. Happy Birthday, Jesus-kids put out a candle with a water gun.
9. Goin’ Fishin’-kids “fish” for paper fish with magnets on them, using a small fishing pole with a magnet on its end.
Once all the events have been completed have a medal ceremony ,complete with medals for each event! And you can talk about how each game relates to the Bible stories.
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