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We didn't play a themed game this night, we played Bomb Torpedo.
At the end of the night, we did a themed activity of a
rock-shaped pinata. You could always give the kids sticks and
them run around and hit each other (just kidding, very bad idea)
Read Numbers 21:5-9
Review the story by talking about complaining and how God doesn't like
it because he is in charge of all our circumstances (Romans 8:28)
Next, you can have the kids act it out by having some pretend to be
snakes, and others be Israelites
Finally, get everyone back together and talk about the serpent on a
stick. John 3:14 tells us, "Just as Moses lifted up the
serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up;"
followed by talking about John 3:16.
After the message and prayer, snack and then the following craft.
Theme Based Activity:
We had a parent from the group make a pinata the shape of a rock.
It was actually surprisingly easy to do.
A couple balloons (we used three), some flour, water, a newspaper, gray
paint, and of course candy (or some other prize) . I am sure
there are a hundred "how to make a pinata" videos on youtube, but you
blow up the balloons about halfway. Then cut four inch strips
from the newspapaer. Mix some flour and water in a bowl until
is a drippy paste with the consistancy of pancake mix. Dip
newspapers in the paste and place it on the balloons until
covered and a few layers thick. Let the pinata dry (overnight
possible), pop the balloon, cut a circle hole in the bottom, paint the
pinata, insert candy.
We didn't hang the pinata but let the kids
whack it on the ground with a stick. We let the winners of
game get first hits, and then went from youngest to oldest.