Bible Keep It Up

Teams try to recall the 66 Books of the Bible in the correct order while keeping their balloon up in the air.

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 2 or more

Supplies: Balloons and Timer (optional)

Bible Keep It Up Books of the Bible Game

Preparation

Blow up balloons. (Alternatively, get the players to blow them up just before game begins.)

 

How to Play

Don’t force anyone to play. Be aware that some may be terrified of balloons; allow them to sit as far back as possible during the game.

Play individually or in teams comprising 2-5 players.
(Teams can be larger, but smaller teams allow everyone to be involved.)

Give each team 1 balloon.

Depending on your number of players and size of the room, teams can play at the same time or take turns to play.

On “go”, the team must keep the balloon up in the air while listing the books of the Bible in the correct order. If the balloon drops, pick it up and carry on from there.

The team that recites 66 Books of the Bible in the correct order in the shortest time wins.

 

Bible Lesson – Books of the Bible

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Was it easy to keep the balloon up in the air and recite the books of the Bible in the correct order at the same time?

Say
The Bible is not one single book, but a collection of 66 smaller books that tell one unified story.
These 66 books of the Bible are organized into sections.
Being familiar with how the Bible is organized helps us remember the correct order of the 66 books of the Bible.

Discuss
3. The Bible is divided into two main parts. What are the names of these parts?
4. What are some differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament?

5. How are the 39 books of the Old Testament organized?
6. What are the 5 sections of the Old Testament called?
7. How would you describe each of these 5 sections?

8. How are the 27 books of the New Testament organized?
9. What are these 5 sections called?
10. How would you describe each of these 5 sections?

11. How important is it for us to know the organization of the Bible into the various sections that we have just discussed?

Conclude
Being familiar with the 66 books of the Bible and how they are organized helps us more quickly locate specific passages in the Bible. More importantly, knowing which section of the Bible a passage is taken from gives us an idea of its genre and helps us understand the passage better.

 

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Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 2 or more

Supplies: Balloons and Timer (optional)

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