Have you ever had only 5 kids show up to church, then you have to think of a fun game to play? Smaller groups are sometimes difficult to play games with because it is easy to lose their attention. Line up is a game that is great for almost any size group, especially smaller ones. I’m going to give you several variations of the game for you to try with in your children’s ministry, but feel free to think of ohers along the way!
The idea of the game is to get children to line up in different orders according to your command. At first, play it simple! Instruct the group to line up from shortest to tallest or alphabetically. Then, make things more difficult. Line up oldest to youngest–down to the day. Do a silent round where kids are not allowed to talk with one another.
Now that the kids have got the hang of it, use the game as a teaching tool. Take the verse you all are studying and break it up into parts (5 kids=5 sections to the verse). Write each portion on a piece of paper or index card. Give each student a card. The kids’ task is to line up with their cards so the verse is in order.
Another way to make the game even more difficult is to write books of the Bible onto index cards. Each student gets a card and has to line up in the order of the books of the Bible. This is a great (and fun!) way for children to learn the books of the Bible.
Comment with any other ways you think your group can “line up!”