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St Stephen's writes...
I wanted to share our Paul's Journey Game idea that we did at our church last week. (Editor's Note: the original poster didn't include "which" stories they covered, but the idea can clearly be applied to any!)
I set up our parish hall with a large board game of the Apostle Paul's Journeys. The week before, as we discussed where Paul had traveled, the children made posters for different cities that Paul visited and preached to. I took those posters and put them on the wall, in a somewhat geographically correct way.
We had cardboard pieces that we used for land travel, and used blue streamers for water travel. I put construction paper down for each space - black for most, purple for trivia and red for "Paul's Perils". I made a large dice set (18" square boxes, covered in marble colored contact paper, cut out circles for the numbers and covered them with clear contact paper).
As the children arrived, I had them stamp their names onto a passport that was used as they went around the board. There was a stamp set up at each city they passed, and they stamped their passports as they went by.
When they landed on a trivia space, they had the opportunity to answer a question on Paul's life and journeys to jump ahead three spaces.
When they landed on the peril space, they either went to jail or went back three spaces. Examples: Put in jail in Philippi, Shipwrecked on Malta Lose One Turn, Stoned by Unbelievers go back 2 spaces.
I had tables set up in the center of the room as islands in the Mediterranean. I had three labeled (Crete, Malta and Sicily) and they got a snack when they reached Crete, and a juice box when they reached Malta.
They ended up in Rome (where we had a large cardboard box made into a prison - another hit, as everyone wanted to go to jail!) and we made a small cemetery there so they would get the idea that Paul was martyred there.
We had fourteen children playing at one time, which was too many for them to wait for their turn. So, we doubled up into pairs. It still went a little slow, and we should have had an activity packet made up for each of the kids, to give them something to do while they were waiting their turn. Or possibly involve everyone in each turn somehow - need to think more on this. I am open to ideas!!!
Anyway, overall the children had a blast. They really liked "rolling" the large dice and they learned a lot about where Paul's missions were.
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