Egg Drop

Teams design and build protective structures that will prevent a raw egg from breaking after a 10-foot drop. This team building activity can also be used to introduce lessons on God’s protection and gentleness.  

Bible:  Psalm 121:1-8; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; Psalm 91:1-2; Deuteronomy 31:6; Jeremiah 29:11; James 1:2-8; Isaiah 40:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8; Matthew 11:29; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Proverbs 15:1; Galatians 5:16-17,22-23

Ages: 10 and above

Group Size: 5 or more

Supplies: Raw Eggs (1 per team, plus extras), Straws (20 or more per team), Sticky Tape (1 roll per team), Newspapers (5-10 sheets per team), A shareable prize for the winning team

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Egg Drop Bible Game for Adults Youths Kids

Preparation

This activity works best with raw eggs. However, if mess is a major concern, you may use hard boiled eggs instead.

How to Play

Making the Structure
Divide into teams of 2-5 players.
Give each team one set of materials.
Instruct each team to make a protective structure for their eggs using the given materials.
The structure must prevent the egg from breaking when dropped from a height of 10 feet.
Teams will be given about 15 minutes to make the structure.

Judging Criteria
If only 1 team’s egg is not broken: that team wins
If all eggs are broken: the team that made the least mess on the ground wins
If more than 1 team’s eggs are not broken: the team that used the least materials wins

Dropping the Egg
Gather everyone after 15 minutes.
Have the teams take turns to drop their structures (with one egg inside) from a height of 10 feet.

Award the prize to the winning team based on the judging criteria.

Bible Lesson – God Protects Us

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this activity? Why or why not?
2. How did you come up with the design for your structure?
3. Did your design work? Why or why not?
4. If you were to make another structure, what would you do differently?
5. In this activity, we tried our best to protect the egg and prevent it from breaking.
How does this activity remind us about God?
6. What are some Bible verses that you can think of that talk about God protecting us from harm?

Say
In this activity, we tried our best to protect the egg and prevent it from breaking. It is like what God does for us. God loves us and wants to protect us from harm.

Read
Psalm 121:1-8; 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Discuss
7. What do these verses tell us about God?

Read
Psalm 91:1-2; Deuteronomy 31:6

Discuss
1. Psalm 91:1 says “whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty”. What do you understand by this? Can we walk far away from God and his commandments and still expect to be protected by God?
2. Deuteronomy 31:6 tells us to be strong and courageous because the God is with us. If we disregard God’s commandments and disobey him, can we still expect God to protect us?
3. What must we do if we want God’s protection?
4. Have you ever broken a bone? Or had a bad fall? Or got hurt in any way? Tell us about your experience.
5. If God always protects us, why do we sometimes get hurt?
6. If we obey God, does it mean that we will never get hurt?
7. Does the fact that we sometimes get hurt mean that God is not protecting us?

Conclude
God loves us and he wants the best or us. So long as we walk closely to God follows his ways, we can trust that God is with us, watching of us and protecting us. We may still get hurt sometimes but it is within God’s plan and God allowed it for his own reasons (Jeremiah 29:11). Sometimes God allows us to go through trials so that we can grow in maturity (James 1:2-8).

Bible Lesson – Gentleness

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this activity? Why or why not?
2. How did you come up with the design for your structure?
3. Did your design work? Why or why not?
4. What causes the eggs to break?
5. What prevents the egg from breaking?
6. How can we design our structure to ensure that the egg lands gently on the ground without breaking?

Read
Isaiah 40:11

Discuss
7. How does this Bible passage describe God?

Read
1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 (ESV)
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

Discuss
8. How does this passage describe a gentle person?
9. According to this passage, what prompted Paul to be gentle with the Thessalonians?

Read
Matthew 11:29; 2 Timothy 2:24-26; Proverbs 15:1

Discuss
10. How does God want us to deal with one another?
11. Why is it important for us to be gentle with one another?

Read
Galatians 5:16-17, 22-23

Discuss
12. How can we become a gentler person?

Conclude
The Bible tells us that we worship a God who is gentle in his dealing with us, and who wants us to be gentle in our dealing with others. Gentleness does not only refer to our physical actions, but it is also an attitude and stems from the love we have for one another. It is not always easy to be gentle, but God gave us the Holy Spirit to help us. If we walk by the Spirit, he will produce good fruit in our lives – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

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