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Description: An activity sheet which involves writing in an unfamiliar script
Aim: To experience using an unfamiliar script and to teach that different scripts are used for Bible translation
Time: 20 mins
Equipment: Activity sheets (photocopy masters provided), pencils, coloured pens, scissors, gluesticks, card
Scripture: Psalm 119:130, Hebrews 4:12
Description: Nursery rhyme games with mission-oriented words
Aim: Teach that kids can do missions too
Time: 5 mins each
Equipment: Inflatable globe
Scripture: Luke 18:28-30
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Palm paddle game
Aim: Learn that God wants us to take/send the gospel to people who still wait, and look for ways to do it
Time: 10-20 mins
Equipment: Balloons, paper plates, elastic, various other items for optional obstacle course
Scripture: Matthew 28:19
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Children draw their full body silhouettes and personalise with a job they could do
Aim: Learn ways of serving on God's team
Time: 15 mins
Equipment: Large rolls of paper, tape, crayons, scissors, photocopies
Scripture: Ephesians 2:10, Ephesians 4:16
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Participants write and draw on a world map
Aim: To focus on the world and options for missions involvement
Time: 20-30 mins
Equipment: Large outline of the world (example provided), photocopied cards, pens, crayons or chalk, pictures of your missionaries, atlas
Scripture: Psalm 67:1-2
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A pack with a series of six studies, each including a talk outline, suggested activities, and teacher’s briefing notes
Aim: Helping your leaders understand the lesson too helping you guide children through what the Bible says mission is, and the part they play
Equipment: For your copy of the God’s Mission Our Mission CD email cmt@crosslinks.org or phone 020 8691 6111. Crosslinks will make no charge, but suggest a donation of £6 to cover costs
Scripture: Passages in Genesis, Luke, John and Acts
Source: Crosslinks
Description: A team game to play before snack or meal
Aim: Illustrate need for bible translation
Time: 10-15 mins
Equipment: 2 pencils, 2 scissors, 2 pieces of paper plus a banquet table of very kid-desirable foods
Scripture: Romans 10:8-15, Revelation 5:9 and 7:9-10
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Missionary playhouses from around the world
Aim: Teach that missionaries live in many different types of homes and teach kids to pray
Time: 10-15 mins, extensive setup time
Equipment: Large cardboard appliance boxes, paint, blankets, tents, crayons
Scripture: Matthew 19:29, 1 Timothy 6:8
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A matching game and handwork page with sets of transportation
Aim: Teach about missionary travel and learn to pray
Time: 10-15 mins, extensive setup time
Equipment: Photocopies, 18" x 24" paper, music, glue sticks, and scissors for work page option
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 11:26
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A game contrasting participants who pass a whispered and written message
Aim: To illustrate the importance of having God's Word in your own written language
Time: 10 mins
Equipment: Pen and paper
Scripture: Romans 5:8, 2 Chronicles 34:14-33
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: One of three seemingly impossible stunts with simple solutions
Aim: To focus on the world and options for missions involvement
Time: 10-15 mins
Equipment: 2 paper clips, £5 note
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:10, Matthew 28:19 (the Great Commission, not the Great Optional Activity!)
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Guess missionary occupations from clues, plus colouring pages
Aim: Teach children that missionaries do different jobs and to pray for missionaries
Time: Shoebox: 2-5 minutes, colouring pages: 2-3 minutes
Equipment: Shoebox filled with items listed
Scripture: Colossians 3:17
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A game that teaches children about different facets of words
Aim: To show one part of producing an accurate translation
Time: 15-20 mins
Equipment: Sets of snap cards, for each group of three players you need 6 sets of cards, or use one set of huge cards for a combined game
Scripture: Isaiah 1:18
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A discussion-based ice breaker
Aim: To get groups of people to explore and share thoughts and feelings about mission
Time: 10-20 mins depending on group size
Equipment: Printout or projection of PDF so that everyone can see
Source: OMF International UK
Description: A word order language puzzle for an audience to solve, involving six volunteers
Aim: To give insight into the complexities of Bible translation
Time: 10 mins
Equipment: Seven pieces of A4 card with English and Inga words on them (provided)
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A game in which a package is passed around and unwrapped
Aim: To illustrate our responsibility to pass the Good News of Jesus on to others
Time: 15 mins
Equipment: Wrapping paper, sweets, card, Bible, music
Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:18, Romans 6:23, John 8:36, 10:10, 12:46
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A craft that teaches children how to pray for missionaries
Aim: To stimulate prayer for missions
Time: 20-30 mins
Equipment: Scissors, glue sticks, colouring pens, copies of prayer cube pattern from master
Scripture: Ephesians 6:18-19
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Fun ways to pray in an ice-breaker way, plus a work page
Aim: To pray for Bibleless people in a child-friendly manner
Time: Various
Equipment: The book From Arapesh to Zuni, available from Wycliffe, plus various items listed
Scripture: Colossians 4:2-4, Ephesians 2:10
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A food-tasting game
Aim: To illustrate the impact of the good news when you hear it for the first time in your own language
Time: 10 mins
Equipment: Apple, cheese, chocolate, food container, blindfold
Scripture: Psalm 119:103-104, 1 Peter 2:1-3
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Tight-rope walking on the floor, plus two crafts
Aim: Teach that missionaries go to others
Time: 10-15 mins each
Equipment: Rope, Bibles, picture of Jesus, various items for stepping over; paper and crayons or paint, projector
Scripture: Romans 10:15, Mark 16:15
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A seven session course that very practically relates faith to contemporary life
Aim: To examine practical ways to follow in the mission of Jesus (engaging with consumer culture, hospitality, justice, the environment etc)
Time: Seven sessions of approximately one hour each
Equipment: Study Guide and DVD included in the resource
Source: Church Mission Society
Description: A market place simulation where people from two different cultures trade with each other
Aim: To experience cultural differences and to think about how these affect Christians working overseas
Time: 30 mins
Equipment: Scissors, card, marker pen, photocopied sheets (master included)
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Pack a bag with items a missionary needs
Aim: General missions education and learning to pray
Time: 10-15 mins
Equipment: Overnight bag or small suitcase, items listed on pages 2-4
Scripture: 2 Timothy 4:13, Philippians 4:19
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Follow clues that lead to treasure letters hidden around the room, plus a craft to do
Aim: Learn that God treasures people around the world
Time: 10-15 mins
Equipment: Large cut out letters from A-Z, the book From Arapesh to Zuni, available from Wycliffe, copies and listed supplies for craft
Scripture: Revelation 5:9, Matthew 28:19, 20
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: A team contest with audience participation
Aim: To demonstrate difficulties of Bible translation, the need for a team, and God's power
Time: 10-15 mins
Equipment: A rope and costumes (signs can replace costumes)
Scripture: 2 Chronicles 32:7-8, Jeremiah 17:5-8, 1 Samuel 17:45-47, Ephesians 6:12
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Description: Two-finger plays and ethnic dress-up
Aim: Teach children that they can give God's Word to people who wait
Time: 3 minutes with A-Z story, 2 minutes alone
Equipment: From Arapesh to Zuni, optional clothing
Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:15
Source: Wycliffe Bible Translators