Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Toolbox of Faith: A Program That Helps Children Discover the Uses of Faith

Alternate Activity 1: Red Sea Name Game

Activity time: 5 minutes

Materials for Activity

  • A variety of Bibles that include the first five books of Hebrew scripture: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

Description of Activity

Sit in a circle with participants, and pass Bibles around. Invite participants to browse the Bible for a noun that begins with the same letter as their name. A child named Carl might choose "camel," and Angie might find "angels."

Once all have had a chance to find a noun, the first person says, "My name is Angie and I crossed the Red Sea with angels." The next person introduces Angie and him/herself, saying "This is Angie, who crossed the Red Sea with angels, and I am Carl and I crossed the Red Sea with a camel." The third person introduces Angie and Carl and adds what he/she crossed the Red Sea with; for example, "This is Angie, who went with angels. This is Carl, who carried a camel, and I am Travis and I crossed the Red Sea with a tent." The introductions go around the circle with each person repeating all the other names and the items from the Bible before adding their own. Finally, ask the person who went first to repeat everyone's name and item from the beginning.