Create a 3D Maze - Materials Needed
- empty cereal box for each child
- scissors, tape, glue, and markers
- marble or ping pong ball for each child
- various obstacles:
cotton balls, corks, toilet paper tubes, etc.
Like the story, the kids will need to make it through the maze of everyday things that distract and keep us from Jesus in order to make it to the goal which is being with Jesus. Have the children cut out the front cover of the cereal box, leaving the sides and back in tact - it may help to reinforce the corners with tape. Save the cover. Mark one corner of the box "Start", then mark a different corner "Jesus". The object is to build a 3D maze which would allow the children to tilt the box in order to get the ball from "start" to Jesus". Use the cover to cut walls and tape them in the box upright. Then add pieces of toilet paper tubes for tunnels, corks/cotton balls, etc. for obstacles to maneuver around. Smaller children will find it easier to have mazes with large obstacles and to use ping pong balls. Older children can make their mazes more elaborate and use marbles to try to make their way to Jesus.
Touch and Run Memory Verse Activity:
Print the memory verse on cards or heavy paper, using one or just a few words on each card. Place the cards at various places around the room. Show the students the location and order of the cards. One at a time, have each child run and touch each card saying the words as he/she goes. See who can run the course in the least time.