You will ask them to cross their arms across their chest, close their eyes, and fall into your arms. You will catch them with your hands at their shoulder and waist, using your hands and forearms. Tell them to keep their body stiff. Have them fall two or three times, each time telling them to trust you to catch them, and letting them fall further.
"Teaching the Lesson": After you have done all or some of your students, depending on the amount of time you have, ask them to point out every thing they did that showed ANYTHING less than absolute faith. Like looking over their shoulder, opening their eyes, bending their knees.
Teaching the Biblical Lesson: 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Prayer: Pray out loud with the children, praying that you and they will have the faith it takes to allow God to catch them.
Common Gong Game: Ask the Students to tell you things that would show that their friends had faith in them. You are not looking for behaviors, but rather ways to “know in advance” if someone has faith in them. – this is pre-framing for the game.
The Game: Put a Gong or Bell or even a Metal Trash Can they can hit, in the middle of the room, and 4 teams around the gong. Tell them you are going to read a list of stuff that may or may not apply to them. Like “All people who own cats” --- and if it applies to them, they run in, grab the gong striker, and strike the gong. Who ever hits it first, wins. Winner’s team gets 10 points. If you find out that they are lying, say, they don’t have a cat, their team loses 100 points.
Ask about 10 questions: Make up your own or use these.
Read them the verse here. “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.” Proverbs 29:25 AMP
Ball Quiz: When the music is playing have them pass a beach ball in the air. When the music stops, whomever has it, answers the question. If they get it right, they get a reward. – Candy.