How to Play
Have everyone scatter and randomly move around the room.
(For a more energetic game, get them to skip around or dance while moving around.)
When the leader shouts a number, everyone must quickly form groups with that number of people.
For example, if the leader shouts 5, everyone must form groups of 5.
Players who cannot form groups of that specified number are out.
Continue playing until only 2-4 players remain. (You can give out simple prizes for these players.)
Get everyone to join in again to play another round.
Play as many rounds as you like.
You can also use this game to divide your class into random groups for your next activity.
Bible Lesson 1 – Friendship (Kids)
1. Did you enjoy this game? Why or why not?
2. Do you know the names of everyone in this room? Let’s tell everyone our names.
3. Can you tell us about some of your good friends? What do you do together with your friends?
We are usually not alone. We are often surrounded by people, and many of them are our friends. Today we are going to learn more about friends.
4. According to this passage, why is it good to have friends?
5. Can you think of other reasons why it is good to have friends? Tell us more.
Proverbs 17:17; Luke 6:31
6. According to these passages, how does God want us to treat our friends?
7. Are you nice to your friends? What are some nice things that you do for your friends?
8. What is one thing you can do for a friend this week?
Bible Lesson 2 – Friendship and Cliques (Youth)
1. Do you enjoy being in a room full of strangers? Tell us more.
2. On weekends, do you prefer to stay home or go out with friends? Tell us more.
3. Tell us about some of your good friends.
Get into the Word
Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 and Hebrews 10:24-25
4. Why is it important to have friends?
Read Colossians 3:12-14 and James 2:1-4
5. Should we be friends with everyone? Why or why not?
6. Is it alright to be selective with friends in church? Why or why not?
Read Proverbs 13:20; 16:26 and 22:24-25
7. Are all friends good for us? Why or why not?
8. Have you ever had friends who were “bad” for you? Tell us more.
9. What kinds of friends should we be wary of?
10. What can we do if our friends influence is in a bad way, or draw us away from God?
Get the Word into your Life
Read Philippians 2:1-4; Proverbs 17:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; Luke 6:31; Proverbs 27:5-6 and James 4:11
11. What are some characteristics of good friends?
12. Do you think you are a good friend? Why or why not?
13. What practical steps can you take this week to become a better friend?