Parts (For a class of 5-7 kids) Head, neck, torso, arm, arm, leg,
Secondary Body Parts (For 15 or less kids) Ear, ear, nose,
mouth, hand, hand, foot, foot.
Body Parts (For 16+ kids) Fingers, toes, fingernails, toenails,
elbows, kneecaps, knuckles, eyebrows, lips, belly button, hair,
How To Play: As children arrive distribute the body part names,
beginning with the main body parts. If more than seven children
arrive, hand out the main and secondary body parts, and if more than fifteen
arrive, hand out the main, secondary and tertiary body parts.
Players begin by going
up to another player, then saying their name and body part. If the body
part is one that is connected to the other player's body part, they
must connect by linking arms, holding hands or clinging
to his or her shirt sleeve. If their body parts do not connect, then
they pass to another player. For example, if a "nose" meets
a "face", they connect and continue playing as before, staying connected
as they go. But if a "nose" meets a "foot" they do
not connect. Players continue playing, searching for body
parts that are connected to their body part. Play continues like this until
the entire body is connected!
Corinthians 12:12-27 from a child-friendly Bible.
After the game
How does this game help to illustrate the message of 1 Corinthians
12:12-27? Is any one part less important than another? How does this
relate to different kinds of people within Christ's body, the church?
Variation of play: Place the main body part names into a
bucket. Each team will need their own bucket. Divide players into
teams of 5-7 players. At the go teams race to their bucket, grab a
body part name and connect to their teammates in the correct order.
First team to connect properly wins. A proper connection touch would
be head to neck, neck to torso, arms to torso, etc. Not, head to leg
or arm to leg.
Players can also race individually to their buckets to grab a body
part name, and then race back to their team line. When all players
have their body part names, they assemble themselves in proper
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Keith - All Rights Reserved
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