One of my favorite things to do with kids is to teach Bible Skills. I’ve taught Children’s Bible Drill for several years and have learned that when teaching the books of the Bible, creating games for them to play really engages and encourages them to learn.
Today I’d like to share with you one that I created and the kids really enjoy playing. I call it, “Don’t Break the New Testament Ice.” Here’s what you’ll need:
- “Don’t Break the Ice” game by Milton Bradley
- Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker
Open the bag of “ice” and print on 26 separate cubes the books of the New Testament. There will be several “blank” cubes when you’re done. Place the cubes into the game as instructed in the original game instructions.
Here are a couple ways to play:
- Take turns tapping out the New Testament books in order and see how far the group can get before the ice “breaks.” As each cube is tapped out, place them in book order.
- Take turns tapping out any New Testament book. When a player successfully taps out a cube he must name the book before the one tapped out, the book tapped out, and the book after the one tapped out.
- Start with the last book of the New Testament and work backwards (Revelation, Jude, 3 John, etc…).