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Creative Bible Tidbits, Issue #37- Five Fun Fall Activities
October 04, 2021
Five Fun Fall Activities
Scripture based for Families or Church
1. A Treasure Hunt
One thing we did as a family was have a treasure hunt. We would use fun creative clues, many times including Scripture references, for them to find either a treasure chest of candy at the end or little treats along the way. What fun memories these times made!
2. Pumpkin CarvingOne of the most memorable activities though was carving pumpkins for Jesus using the "Pumpkin Patch Gospel", We used the book "Pumpkin Patch Parable" by Liz Curtis Higgs to demonstrate how much we are like a carved pumpkin - when we put our lives in God's hands, He cleans all the gook (sin) out and places the light of Jesus inside of us making us new and changed shining for Him!
Pumpkin Gospel Script & Instructions
3. Flashlight Games
Hide & Go SeekMake the most of these shorter days! Play hide and go seek with flashlights (letting God's light shine in the darkness)! Even as young adults, our kids still love to do this!
This is a great time to memorize and practice Matthew 5:16 -
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Shine Your LightHave a fun Bible drill looking up Scriptures about light. Give each person a flashlight and when they find the correct Bible verse they are to turn their light on and then read the verse out loud. If you have several people, an inexpensive idea is to use the small artificial candle votives from a Dollar Store.
Light ChaserThis is a fun game that is played in the dark. Give one person a flashlight. Everyone is to run and hide, then another person is designated to yell "Shine your light!" The person with the light turns it on and all the others try to locate them and run to them as quickly as they can. The last one to reach them is the light bearer the next round. Talk about how Jesus said He is the light of the world; we are to run to Him and draw close to Him.
4. Mystery DinnerUse your Bible to serve up a mixed-up, crazy & fun mystery dinner!
This is fun for families and church groups; or invite your neighbors as a fun way to introduce them to the Bible and God's Good News!
5. Fear Not Party!This is a great idea from CrossWalk.com for both families & neighbors or a church youth group! Their "Fear Not" Party ideas include games, scary stories with a meaning, as well as other suggestions for redeeming Halloween. Find out more about how to throw a "Fear Not" Party!
We hope these ideas help you fill your Fall with God's Word while also having a bit of fun! May each of you be blessed in your ministry right where God has you - you matter! :)
Sincerely in Christ,
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