Read John 6:1-13 from a child-friendly Bible.
Establish a large playing area. Place a large basket of fish and loaves (fish-shaped crackers and pretzel logs) at the center of the playing area. Give each team a large serving spoon and a basket. Divide players into teams of 4-6 players.
How To Play
Have teams line up at the four corners of the playing area with players on each team standing one behind the other. Place a basket next to each team's line. At the go the first players from each team must walk fast with their spoon to the fish and loaves basket, scoop some fish and loaves into their spoon and return to their team lines to dump the fish and loaves into their team's basket. Players then hand the spoon to the next player in line. Play continues as such until the large fish and loaves basket is emptied.
The team with the most "fish and loaves" wins. However, the winning team must share their extra bounty with the other teams so that all teams have an equal amount. Then have the teams sit down and eat.
Pray, "Dear Jesus, Thank you for continuing to provide for your people today as you did in Bible-time days. Help us to trust you to take care of us and to provide for us. Bless this food. Amen.
Copyright 2003 Sarah Keith
If you like this game, then you'll love the other lessons, games, and crafts in Amazing Miracles of the Bible.
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