Games are an essential part of a Crossroads club. After a long day in schools, kids need the chance to be physically active, and it actually helps them to refocus and learn better. Also, kids can benefit greatly from opportunities to learn teamwork and cooperation in a safe, structured environment. Most importantly, children connect best…Continue reading Games 101
**Coaching sheets are designed for TEAM LEADER use only** Coaching Sheet: Raising the Fun Factor (Team member copy) Coaching Sheet: Raising the Fun Factor (Leader’s Notes)
This free PDF was designed as a resource for parents to use at home with their kids. Most of the ideas here are published here on the CKC Leader Resource Blog as individual blog posts and the games are also referenced as optional activities in the curriculum. Here you can find them all in one…Continue reading 15 Fun & Easy Bible Verse Games for Kids (PDF)
Objective: Be the first team to have all players pass through the hula hoop without breaking the chain. Materials: Hula hoops, one per team of 6-9 players How to Play: Divide children into equally sized teams of 6-9 each. Instruct the team to form a circle facing inward and holding hands. Give a hula hoop…Continue reading Game: Hula Hoop Hurrah!
Keep it up! Objective: Keep your team’s balloon from touching the ground. Materials: Inflated balloons, one per group of 6-8 players How to play: Divide children into teams of 6-8 players. Each team should form a circle with players facing inward and holding hands. Give each team an inflated balloon and on the signal “go,” all teams must…Continue reading Game: Keep it Up!
This is a fun first day of club activity to get kids talking to one another in a small group or large group setting. The activity template can be downloaded and adapted for your club or group, or used as is. Materials: Copies of the Icebreaker Bingo sheet, one per child Pens, pencils or other…Continue reading Icebreaker BINGO for kids
Bible Verse Game: Verse Word Lineup Materials Bible Verse cards, one per student Index cards A pen or pencil Write out the verse on a set of index cards, one word per card. Then, create a second duplicate set. Divide your group into two teams. Have each team lock arms, in a circle. In…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Verse Word Lineup …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Verse Word Lineup
Bible Verse Game: Wipe Out! Materials Whiteboard and dry erase marker (Note: Another option if a whiteboard is not available is to write on regular paper and cover each word up with sticky notes.) Write the verse on a whiteboard, and have the group say the entire verse. Then erase a vowel, and say…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Wipe Out! …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Wipe Out!
Bible Verse Game: Mystery Word Materials Bible Verse cards Instruct students to look at their verse cards. Practice saying the verse together a few times. Then have one student volunteer turn their back and close their eyes. Let another student choose one word from the verse by pointing to it and showing the others,…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Mystery Word …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Mystery Word
Bible Verse Game: Sticky Note Tic-Tac-Toe Materials A sheet of blank copy paper A pen or pencil Nine sticky notes (or slips of paper) per group On a sheet of blank copy paper, draw a 3 x 3 table grid. (The boxes should be roughly the size of the sticky notes you are using.)…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Sticky Note Tic-Tac-Toe …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Sticky Note Tic-Tac-Toe
Bible Verse Game: Over-Under Materials A squishy ball (CKC Games Bag) Have students form a line. Using a squishy ball, the first person in the line says the first word of the verse and holds the ball over their head. The second person grabs the ball while the first person goes to the end…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Over-Under …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Over-Under
Bible Verse Game: Memory Match Materials Index cards A pen or pencil Bible verse cards Write out the verse on individual index cards, one word or one short phrase per card. Create a second matching set. Mix up all the cards and place face-down on the floor. Students take turns trying to find the…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Memory Match …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Memory Match
Bible Verse Game: Verse in Motion Materials: Bible verse cards Challenge students to work as a group to come up with motions or actions to help them memorize the verse. Perform the actions all together until the students are comfortable with it and can remember the verse without referencing their cards. Let them perform…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Verse in Motion …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Verse in Motion
Bible Verse Cup Stack Relay This game may be played in one small group, or by combining two small groups together. Materials: Fourteen plastic cups per group A permanent marker Bible verse cards (Optional, for students to reference) Preparation: Write each word of the verse in permanent marker on TWO of the plastic cups….Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Cup Stack Relay …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Cup Stack Relay
Bible Verse Game: Beach Ball Volley Materials One inflated beach ball Bible verse cards (optional) Sit in a circle with students. Toss a beach ball in the air, and each student must say a word of the verse before they tap the ball. Try to say the verse without the beach ball hitting the…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Beach Ball Volley …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Beach Ball Volley
Bible Verse Game: Race to Fill the Verse This game works best if you have a verse is 12 words or easily divided into 12 words/phrases. Bible verse cards, one per student One playing mat per pair of students (blank copy paper) A pen or pencil per pair of students Two dice per students…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Race to Fill the Verse …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Race to Fill the Verse
Bible Verse Game: Verse Sort Materials: Bible Verse cards (optional) Index cards Pen or pencil Create a set of index cards with one word from the verse written on each individual card. Distribute verse sort cards have students work with a partner or individually to arrange them in the correct order. Time how long…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Verse Sort …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Verse Sort
Bible Verse Game: Candy Pass Materials Bible Verse cards A bag of individually-wrapped candies, enough for at least one per student Instruct the first player to say the first three words of the verse (you may choose to let them reference their Bible verse card or not) and pass the bag of candy to…Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Candy Pass …Continue reading Bible Verse Game: Candy Pass
There are two great ways to use Minute-To-Win-It Games in your club. Minute-To-Win-It Carnival Stations Set up different Minute-To-Win-It challenges around the room and have each leader monitor a station. Kids can go around to the stations of their choice, and every time they successfully complete a challenge in a minute or less, they get…Continue reading 3 Christmas Minute-To-Win-It Games …Continue reading 3 Christmas Minute-To-Win-It Games
Click the link below to find printable PDFs of the items in each leader Games Bag. Games Bag Printables If you would like to order your own Games Bag, contact our staff team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of $15 will be deducted from your club’s budget, or you may choose to make a donation to…Continue reading Games Bag Instructions …Continue reading Games Bag Instructions