Can you list some kindnesses of the Lord? For example, He is kind enough to surround us with friends. He is kind enough to take care of all our needs. He was kind enough to create the beautiful world that we live in. Of course, those are just to name a few. There are so many kindnesses that we should proclaim to every one we meet. In fact, Isaiah 63:7 encourages us to do just that. It says, “I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord.” Pretty simple, but very profound. Here is a fun Bible school activity you will want to try with your kids to help them memorize this wonderful Bible verse. I call it “I Will Tell Relay”.
Here’s what you do:
For this Sunday school lesson bible game you will need 2 cans that are the #10 size. This is usually the can that holds 28 oz. Cut off both ends with a can opener and make sure that there are no sharp edges anywhere. You may even want to place tape around the edges. These cans will be passing from arm to arm, so safety is very important. Make sure the cans are clean and wrap each can with a different color of construction paper.
Before playing the game, take time to introduce Isaiah 63:7. Ask the kids to help you make a list of the kindnesses of the Lord much in the same way I did at the beginning of this article. As they say a kindness, write it somewhere on each of the cans. Now, have the class say the Bible verse together several times so that they begin to memorize it and are ready to play the game. Finally, explain how the game is played and help them understand that as they are “shaking hands” and passing the “can of kindnesses” they are representing what it is like to share the Lord’s kindnesses with everyone they meet.
Here’s how you play:
Divide your class into 2 teams. Have them form 2 parallel lines facing each other about 3 to 4 feet apart. Have the first person in each line place the can on their arm. After talking about the verse, tell the children that on your word, “Go!”, the first person in each line must pass the can to the person next to them by shaking hands through the can. Each person can only use one hand to pass the can. In other words, they cannot use their other hand to help them in any way. Once the can gets to the end of the line, the last person must pass the can to a teacher or helper and say Isaiah 63:7 to that teacher or helper. If he says it correctly, he takes the can back to the beginning of the line and steps away. There is now one less person in the line. The game proceeds as before. If a child does not say the verse correctly, he must go to the beginning of the line and start the can again. The first team to “get rid of” all their teammates is the winner of this super Bible school activity.
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