Object of the game:
(Explain this before you play.) Bees tag wasps so they can become a bee
and live in the Bee Hive. (The bees represent 'BEElievers', the wasps
represent 'unBEElievers', the BEE hive represents Heaven.
Set up: You need a
large playing area, and a large group of kids. If possible set
boundaries, (cones, markers), at the four corners of the playing area.
How To Play:
Designate 1-3 players to begin the game as the BEES. (If you have a lot
of players, begin with 3 bees.) The wasps line up on one side of the
field. At the GO, the wasps try to 'fly' across the field to the
opposite side. The BEES must make a buzzing sound while attempting to
tag the wasps. If wasps are tagged they become BEES and attempt to tag
other wasps before they can make it across to the other side of the
field. Continue to play the game until all the wasps become BEES! Play
as long as you like!
Bible Point: Once
you're finished playing the game, have the kids sit in a large, tight circle
to represent the Bee Hive, then explain the Bible application: As I
mentioned to you before, the BEES represented BEElievers - that means
those who are trusting and relying only on Jesus to take them to Heaven.
The wasps represented those who are not BEElievers - that
means those who are trusting in some other way to get them to heaven.
Some people think that by being good enough, or praying a certain way,
or doing enough "good things" in life, they will be made right
with God. But the Bible tells us the way to God is through Jesus. There
is no other way! (Read: Jesus answered, "I am the way
and the truth and the life. No one comes to the
Father except through me." John 14:6. The Bible also says, "Taste
and see that the Lord is good!" Psalm 34:8.) Kids,
if Jesus is good, and he is, then we need to tell others about
him! (Read: "Then Jesus came to them and said,
"All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching
them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you
always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:18-20).
So remember, let us BEE busy telling others about Jesus so
they too can BEEcome BEElievers and go to heaven! (Pray:
Thank you Jesus that you have provided a way to go to heaven. Help us to
always trust in you and BEE your faithful followers.