It’s big, it’s orange, and it’s not a football team.* But it is my, and my Wednesday night kids’, new favorite toy for stepping up a game and making it really fabulous. In fact, the first night I used it, two of my older boys begged me to let them take it home and were disappointed when I didn’t bring it back the next week.
What is this piece of inflatable magic? The Giant Inflatable Game Cube!
In case you can’t tell, I’m super excited about all the benefits of the game cube in the teaching arena. Here are a few reasons why:
- Six clear plastic 8½ x 11 pockets for customizing it to fit any game. Want preschoolers to roll the cube and jump three times or hop across the room like a frog depending on where they land? Want sixth graders to review facts from a Scripture passage you’ve been teaching? It’ll work for both.
- Lets kids associate fun with church and Bible learning.
- Gives kinesthetic learners a chance to get up and move while learning.
- Helps teachers prepare for multiple teaching times quickly and easily.
- You might enjoy it so much you find yourself playing with it in your living room too! (I may have.)
- The pockets are the same size as the Giant Game Floor Mat, so nearly anything you have that works with the mat will work with the cube. See the Levels of Biblical Learning: Giant Game Floor Mat – Children’s Games CD-ROM and the Levels of Biblical Learning: Giant Game Floor Mat – Preschool Games CD-ROM for more ideas.
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I would use it for weekly challenges. At the end of the class I would have each student roll it and on the sides would put things like, “Invite someone to church this week” “Memorize a Bible verse and recite it in class” “Prepare a song to lead next service” “Bring food to a homeless person” etc. Change them up each week to give the kids ideas to act out their faith.
I will use the Cube to make a review game of the lesson, to ask get to know you type questions, to choose an icebreaker question for the week, to get the wiggles out of kids by having them do actions (like everybody act like a lion or everybody jump up and down 10 times).
We hand out points to our Elementary aged classes and this will be great for team points… For example, the blue team is doing a great job participating, so we let them roll the dice to determine how many points they earn for their team.
Endless possibilities on this one!
I would use the Giant Game Cube in my children’s Sunday school class to help with review of the lessons. I would also share it with our TEAM KID leaders.
In Awana, I would probably use it with numbers….roll a 3 pass 3 sections for a prize…team brings 3 visitors for a prize….OR could use it in my preschool SS for special activities such as paint, play with play dough, play outside, etc