Large playing area where you can mark off 8-10
foot circles "tombs" for each team. (If you're playing indoors,
you can use masking
tape. If you're outdoors, use a rope, hose, or banner flags.) Place
two cones a few feet apart on the edge of the circles to designate
the doorway of the tomb.
How To Play
Evenly divide players into teams (preferably 8-10 per team). Players
from each team must lie down in their tombs. While the
players are lying down, "playing dead," read the Scripture verses above. Designate one player
from each team to be the first to go. At the GO, the teacher
says, "Arise!", whereupon the designated players rise up, run
out through their tomb doorway, run completely around their
tomb, reenter their tomb through the doorway, tag another player on
their team and say, "Arise." First
players then sit down on the outside edge of their tombs, and the
tagged players proceed as before. Play continues like this
until all the players have been tagged, and have run completely around their
tomb. When the last player from each team has run around the tomb and sat
down, the entire team must yell, "EMPTY TOMB."
How To Win
The first team to empty their tomb and scream,
"Empty Tomb," wins!