In this relay game, each person on a team must use a straw in their mouth and suction to carry an object across the room and back
Game Materialsbeans or dried peas and straws for each person
Optimal Group SizeAny size group divided into teams of equal number. If a team is short a person, then have one person on that team go twice.
Game VenueAny place with room for participants to run around.
First team to each bring a pea back wins.
Game VariationHave your participants stand or sit around a table with the bowl of beans in the center and a cup in front of each person. At the signal each person tries to remove as many beans from the bowl as possible, dropping each into his/her cup. The person to retrieve the most beans and the end of a given time wins.
Optional Game Debrief
How is this game similar to trying to hold on to material things in life?
What are some things you try to hold on to? What are the things you most want to have?
At what cost would you get them?
Optional ConclusionIn this game, the things you want to hold on to, often get away. Many times the things in life we are chasing after and trying to hold on to seem to be very difficult to keep. They are always jus out of reach. or when we get them, we seem to lose them even quicker. In scripture we are told that the person who holds on to his life will lose it. The person who loses his life will find it. We are told that we should not pursue the things of this world, but the things of heaven. All the things of this world will one day pass away
ApplicationWhat is something in your life you are holding on to, that you need to let go? Make a commitment to let go of it and place it in God’s hands this week.
ScriptureLuke 12:15-21; Matthew 10:39
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