These three words, — fun, games, learning, — do not have to be antonyms in the classroom. Learning can be fun. Games can be used to learn.
But, what I have too often seen in the church is that . . .
We compartmentalize it. Now we have fun and play games. Now we learn.
The time we have students in the church is so short that we need to make every minute count. Teachers need to learn to:
- Be purposeful in planning activities and games.
- Use guided conversation in the midst of the fun to keep pointing students back to the lesson and on to God.
The Games as a Bible Learning Activity Download, available through the MinTools.com store, is a one page training document about using games in teaching. This resource will help teachers with:
- Why to Use Games in Teaching the Bible
- How to Choose Games for your Lesson
- What to Remember When Using Games
- How to Expand the Use of Games
(You can order this individual training document or get it as part of the Bible Learning Activities For Children Training Download which contains a page for 8 different learning activities.)