Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Activity B3 - Lesson 4: Lazarus Race

Sunday Schoolhouse Series - Red Unit B3
Lesson 4: Lazarus is Raised from the Dead (John 11:17 - 44)

Play Lazarus Race - Materials Needed:
- roll of toilet paper for each team racing

Each team gets a roll of toilet paper and picks someone to be Lazarus. On "go" the teams use their entire roll of toilet paper to wrap Lazarus. Wrap the arms and torso separately, avoid the head entirely, and wrap the legs together (but not too tight). When the toilet paper is used up, the rest of the team races to the opposite end of the room and yells, "Lazarus, come out!" The wrapped team member tries to meet their team on the other end of the room without breaking the toilet paper wrapped around their legs. First Lazarus across the room wins. You may want additional rolls of toilet paper so the children can pick a new Lazarus and play again. Using a hallway would provide a longer race route.

Bible Story Trivia:
Simple questions from the story can be asked to see if the students picked up on the details about names, places, objects, and events. For younger children these may be phrased in the form of "yes" or "no" questions.

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