Friday, July 23, 2010

The Colors of the Rainbow

This is a game for children which I got from Actually this game was made for the Noah's Ark story but if you are a teacher you can revise this game to teach colors to your students. Here's what the game is all about:

You will need:
  • chairs - it depends on the number of kids you will have
Place chairs in a circle, one for each child less one chair.

What you will do:
One child will start the game be standing inside the circle of chairs, while the other children take a seat. The one in the center will say, “I see a beautiful rainbow, and in it I see the color ____.” The child will select and say one of the colors of the rainbow, for example “green.” Then, everyone sitting down who is wearing anything that is green must stand. Then quickly, along with the child who was in the center, scramble to find and sit down in a different chair. Whoever does not find a chair to sit on goes to the center, and calls out another color in the same manner, by saying, “I see a beautiful rainbow, and in it I see the color ____.”

Continue to play if possible until everyone has a chance to go to the center and call out a color.

What you will say:
Noah lived long ago, along with his wife and his sons and their wives. When God saw that the rest of the world was full of people doing bad things, He told Noah to build an ark. God was going to send a great flood to cover the earth. The ark Noah built was huge. It had plenty of space for everyone to come in and sit down. But no one except Noah’s family believed God would flood the whole earth. God would only save Noah’s family and the animals.

Just like in Noah’s ark, there is plenty of room for all of us in Heaven. We don’t need to scramble for a seat.

Jesus told us a little about heaven when he said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:2) And I bet there will be pretty colors in heaven too. What do you think?