Summer games are a delight for children of all ages. In this outdoor summer game, kids discover the story of Creation while getting creative in a fun relay race.
- photocopy of instructions for each team
- miscellaneous props, including drinking water
Summer Games: Creation Race
Venture outside with kids, bringing the miscellaneous props with you. For this summertime game, form two teams and designate a goal line. Give each team a photocopy of the following instructions. Explain that a different person in each team should perform each step. Encourage kids to be creative in finding props, such as a hat pulled over the eyes for the blindfold.
- First, lead a blindfolded person to the goal line to represent night. At the goal line, have the person remove the blindfold to represent day and return to your starting place.
- Carry a small container of water to the goal line, drink it, and run back to represent water and sky.
- Carry a handful of dirt to the goal line to represent the earth. Make a small hill with it and then return.
- Carry a small stick to the goal line. Draw a sun, moon, and star in the dirt to represent the lights.
- With two pieces of paper, make a bird to represent flying creatures. Carry the bird to the goal line, leave it, and return.
- Using small sticks, make a human figure to represent humankind. Carry the figure to the goal line, leave it, and return.
- Finally, all teammates run to the goal line and sit in a circle.
For Extra Impact
- Ask kids: How easy or difficult was it to be creative and find the props you needed for the game? Explain. Why did God make us creative?
- Read aloud Genesis 1:27. Then ask kids: What does it mean to be created in God’s image?