Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Place a variety of objects on a table for everyone to look at. Then cover the table with a piece of cloth and quickly remove one item. Players must try to identify the item that has “disappeared”. Use this game to introduce a lesson on the ascension of Jesus.

Bible: Acts 1:1-11

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 5 or more

Supplies: Table, large towel or bedsheet, various objects. Optional: A covered box to place the objects that “disappeared”. Instead of objects, you may also use the 57 Bible Story Cards from Bible Match It Link It, or the 120 Emoji Cards from Emoji Bible Stories Card Game, or the Now You See, It Now You Don’t Cards – Download Here 

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Preparation

Prepare a variety of objects to be placed on the table.
Alternatively, instead of objects, you may use the 57 Bible Story Cards from Bible Match It Link It, or the 120 Emoji Cards from Emoji Bible Stories Card Game, or download, print and cut up the Now You See, It Now You Don’t Cards.

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How to Play

Set up each round by placing a variety of objects or cards on the table.

For each round, allow players 30 seconds to look at the items.
(You can vary this timing according to the age/ability of the players.)

After the given time, have 2 helpers hold up a towel or bedsheet to block the players’ view as you remove 1 object or card from the table.
Place the removed item in a covered box, or simply keep it out of the players’ sight.

Remove the towel or bedsheet.
Players must shout out the item that has “disappeared”.
Reveal the “disappeared” item.

Play as many rounds as you like.

To make the game progressively challenging and exciting, consider starting with fewer objects.
Increase the number of objects and reduce the time given for players to look with each round.

 

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Bible Lesson – Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven (Evangelism and Missions)

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Are you generally good at remembering things?
3. Have you ever lost anything that you like or that is important to you? What was it that you lost? How did you feel when you lost the item? Did you manage to find the thing later?

Say
In this game, some objects “disappeared”. But, in reality, they were simply moved to a different place and hidden from our sight.

Read
Acts 1:9

Discuss
4. Who “disappeared”?

Say
Today’s Bible passage is about Jesus being taken up into heaven. Let’s read the passage.

Read
Acts 1:1-11

Discuss
5. Do you know what happened to Jesus before he was taken up into heaven?
6. According to Acts 1:1, where can you read about these events?
7. According to Acts 1:11, where did Jesus go after he “disappeared” before the eyes of the disciples?
8. Will we see Jesus again?

Say
We can read about Jesus in the book of Luke, as well as the other gospels.
After Jesus died on the cross, he became alive again, and appeared to many people.
Then Jesus was taken up into heaven.
Jesus is still alive today!

Discuss
9. Who did God send after Jesus returned to heaven?
10. According to Acts 1:8, what does the Holy Spirit help us to do?
11. Who can you tell about Jesus?

Conclude
Even though Jesus has returned to heaven, we are not alone. The Holy Spirit, who lives in everyone who believes in Jesus.
We will see Jesus again one day. But in the meantime, Jesus wants us, with help from the Holy Spirit, to tell others about him.

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Bible: Acts 1:1-11

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 5 or more

Supplies: Table, large towel or bedsheet, various objects. Optional: A covered box to place the objects that “disappeared”. Instead of objects, you may also use the 57 Bible Story Cards from Bible Match It Link It, or the 120 Emoji Cards from Emoji Bible Stories Card Game, or the Now You See, It Now You Don’t Cards – Download Here 

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