Word Chains

Play this game anywhere! Players take turns to list items within a chosen category. But the item named must begin with the last letter of the previous item. For example, if the category is food, the players can say “pizza”, followed by “apple pie”, “eggs”, “spaghetti”, and so on.

Bible: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 2 or more

Word Chains Calm Sunday School Game
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How to Play

Have everyone sit in a circle and pick a category.

The first player must name an item in that category.
The player to the left continues by naming another item in the same category that begins with the last letter of the previous item.
For example, if the category is food, the first player can say “pizza”. Since the last letter of this word is “A”, the next player must name a food that begins with the letter A.

For each category, the items listed cannot be repeated.

Choose a new category when you can’t list anymore items.

 

Tips

1. Select categories that your players are familiar with. You can ask your players for suggestions, or use some of these examples:

  • Food
  • Fruit
  • Animals
  • Things you can find in a mall
  • Names of people
  • Cartoon Characters
  • Movie Titles
  • Song Titles
  • States
  • Countries
  • Sports teams

2. Avoid embarrassing those who are not good with spelling.
If you are not sure of the literacy level of your players, be sure to tell everyone the last letter of each item named.
You can also consider allowing players to skip their turn.

 

Variation for Younger Players

Instead of naming something that begins with the last letter of the previous word, simply name anything from that category.
For example, if the category is food, players can name any food.

 

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Bible Lesson – Body of Christ

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy this game?
2. Which was the easiest category for you?
3. Which was the most difficult category?

Say
In this game, we named many different things from each category.
For example, we named many different types of food. They look different, they taste different, but they all belong to the same category!
In today’s lesson, we are going to talk about something else that are different but belong together.

Read
1 Corinthians 12:12-14,27

Discuss
4. In this passage, how did the apostle Paul describe Christians?

Read
1 Corinthians 12:15-20,26

Discuss
5. How important are your eyes?
6. How will you feel if something heavy drops on your little toe?
7. Is there any part of your body that you think is unimportant?
8. Does every part of the body have the same function?
9. Does every Christian have the same capabilities?
10. What do you think of this analogy, that Christians are the body of Christ and Christ is the head?
11. How does being one part of the body make you feel about yourself?
12. How does it help you in your relationship with to other Christians?
13. Why is it important for all Christians to care for and support one another?

Read
1 Corinthians 12:21-25

Discuss
11. As one body of Christ, how does God want us to treat one another?

Conclude
The Bible tells us that all Christians are part of the body of Christ, and Christ is the head of the body.
Just like every part of the human body is important, every individual person is also important.
God does not want us to live as individuals. We need one another. We must work together and support one another.

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