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“The Names of Jesus – A Wheel of Fortune Game
(Malachai 3:1, Micah 5:2, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6-7, Isaiah 11:1-5, Psalm 72:10-11, Jeremiah 31:15, Isaiah 35:4-6)
Read the story verses.
Play Wheel of Fortune using the many names of Jesus.
Supplies: flip chart stand, pocket chart, names of Jesus with each letter written on cardstock squares (approx. 5” x 5) one envelope for each name with the name written on the outside (should also have letters listed with a # in each name – example: a-3, c-1, r-4, etc.), Wheel of Fortune spinner, 3 small white boards and dry erase markers for keeping score.
It is not enough to teach the names of Jesus, we want the kids to know what the various names/titles mean. Thus, in your game, OFFER 100 BONUS POINTS for good explanations. 50 pts for "okay". 25 for "nice try".
The team/person first solving the puzzle gets first crack at 'meaning bonus points'. If they do not get all three pts, the team to their right can try to answer what the "meaning of" the name/title is. Continue on until the 100 possible "meaning bonus points" for the solved puzzle have been awarded, then move on to next puzzle.
- Divide group into 2-3 teams as appropriate.
- Place one set of the names of Jesus cards in the pocket chart, with letters facing in so that players are unable to see them.
- The first team spins for point amount.
- One of the team members calls a letter and receives point amount for each letter that can be found in the name. Example: The player spins 100 and calls letter “b”. There are 3 of that letter in the puzzle, so the player receives 300 points and all of that letter are turned over.
- That team continues spinning and calling letters as long as the letters being called are in the name puzzle.
- If the letter called is not in the name puzzle, the turn goes to the next team.
- The “puzzle” may be solved at any time by the team who is having a turn at that time.
- Vowels may be “bought” for 50 points, and no matter how many of that vowel are in the puzzle, only 50 points are subtracted from the team’s current score.
- The team that solves the puzzle keeps their points.
- Points are added to current score if that team has correctly solved any other puzzles.
- The name puzzle must be solved exactly the way it is presented on the chart.
- The team with the most points at the end of the class time wins.
Names of Jesus to be put on cards –
King of Kings,
Rock of Ages,
Bread of Life,
Prince of Peace
Alpha and Omega
Lamb of God
• Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9: 6-7)
• Mighty God (Isaiah 9: 6-7 )
• Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9: 6-7)
• Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9: 6-7 )
• Jesus (Philippians 2: 10)
• Christ (Matthew 1: 16)
• Jesus Christ (Romans 5: 17)
• Lord Jesus (Acts 16: 31)
• King (Isaiah 32: 1)
• Savior (Luke 2: 11)
• King of Kings (1 Timothy 6:15)
• Lord of Lords (1 Timothy 6:15)
• Rock of Ages ? Psalms 18: 2
• Bread of Life (John 6: 35)
• Alpha and Omega (Revelations 21: 6)
• Messiah (John 4: 25)
• The Way (John 14: 6)
• The Truth (John 14: 6)
• The Life (John 14: 6)
• Lamb of God (John 1: 29)
• Son of God (Matthew 17: 5, Matthew 27:54)
• Good Shepherd (John 10: 11)
• Redeemer (Job 19: 25, 1 John 2: 1)
(Lesson improved by editor, 2012.)