1) Have half the class, or 1/2 of the people playing the game, leave the room, or go to some place where they will not hear the rules or get to practice. When 1/2 are prepared, bring the other half back.
2) You say go.
3) You need to make sure the prepared group knows how to pass the balloon and play them game. This is how the game is played. "Two children face each other, and toss, slap, punch the balloon to their partner. The partner catches it, and steps back. Then repeat the process until the balloon hits the ground, or the person catching it has to move FORWARD to catch it. The one who is still playing wins."
Ask them who won, and why. If the ones who were not prepared won, ask them how they knew how to play.
Ask them what else they might want to be prepared for. Lead them to the answer as everything.
Teaching Luke 1:5-25 - (NKJV)
1) Read them the Verse using the team reading method. Have 2 or three adults or helpers who like to act sit in a chair, and select 1 child who can handle re-interpreting the verse. Have someone who can read well read a line or 2 at a time, and then the people in the chairs take terms retell the line.
3) Ask them how John prepared the people for Jesus coming.
4) Ask about any miracles they heard about in the verse. Then ask them why there were any to begin with. (God is directly involved with John's life.)
If you have time replay the game with everyone being prepared. With each winner, have them scream, "Prepare the People for Victory."
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