The way we played it:
- I marked a 3 x 3 grid on the floor using safe-release tape.
- If you have enough kids they can be the markers, but we had to use X's and O's cut from card stock.
- We divided the group into 2 teams.
- The teams took turns guessing the correct Apostle from cards we made using the clues below.
- If they got it right, they got to place a marker on the grid.
Note that we used it as a last review in the rotation, so (theoretically) they'd had full exposure to the Apostles.
What made it extra fun that day was that we had a child on speaker phone who wasn't able to be there in person that day because he was sick.
They really really had fun with this--we will use this format again!
I was a fisherman
I was Peter’s brother
I introduced Peter to Jesus
Who am I? (Hint: John 1:40-42)
My father’s name was Alphaeus.
Another disciple shares my name.
I was known as “The Younger” of the two of us.
Who am I? (Hint: Luke 6:15)
Answer: James, son of Alphaeus
I was also known as Nathanael
Philip introduced me to Jesus
When I first heard about Jesus I said, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?
Who am I? (Hint: John 1:45-46)
My father’s name was Zebedee.
Before I followed Jesus, my brother and I were Peter’s fishing partners.
Jesus called us “Sons of Thunder.”
Who am I? (Hint: Luke 5:10)
Answer: James, son of Zebedee
I wrote 5 books in the New Testament, including one of the Gospels.
My brother and I tagged along with Jesus and Peter a lot.
I took care of Jesus’ mother after he died.
Who am I? (Hint: Luke 5:10)
I kept the money bags for Jesus and the Apostles, and sometimes stole from them.
I betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities.
I didn’t live to see Jesus rise from the dead.
Who am I? (Hint: Matthew 26:14-16)
Answer: Judas Iscariot
When I met Jesus I was collecting taxes for the Roman Government.
After Jesus called me to follow Him, He ate dinner at my house.
I am also known as Levi, and I wrote one of the Gospels.
Who am I? (Hint: Matthew 9:9-11)
I introduced Nathaniel to Jesus.
I was originally from Bethsaida.
I knew Jesus was the one the prophets had written about
Who am I? (Hint: John 1:43-45)
I was a fisherman known as Simon when Jesus met me.
Jesus changed my name to “Rock.”
I gave the very first sermon after Jesus left and the Holy Spirit came.
Who am I? (Hint: Matthew 16:18)
My nicknames are “Didymus” (the twin)
I am also known as “The Doubter” because I wouldn’t believe that Jesus had risen until I saw for myself and touched his wounds.
Who am I? (Hint: John 20:24-25)
I was called “the Zealot” because I belonged to a political party that was trying to overthrow the Roman government.
Who am I? (Hint: Matthew 10:4)
My father’s name was James.
I was also called Judas, but don’t get me confused with Iscariot!
I was only mentioned three times in Scripture.
Who am I? (Hint: Matthew 10:3)