12. FaithfulnessRelated Media
- dolls (or stuffed animals)
- large bowl (or empty trash can)
- plastic food (or blocks)
- one blank sheet of paper for each person (or coloring book)
- crayons or markers
Setting The Stage
Being faithful means we are diligent in doing an assigned task and are not easily distracted.
Game: Set up the game following the diagram below.
- The object of the game is for the feeder to get the plastic food into the bowl so the hungry dolls can eat their dinner.
- The feeder must stay behind the imaginary line while trying to toss the food into the bowl.
- While the feeder is tossing the food, the distracter lies on his/her back and waves his/her arms and legs in the air to try and stop the feeder from doing his/her job.
- Let each person have a chance at being both the feeder and the distracter.
- At the end of the game help the children understand how important it is for the feeder to be ‘faithful’ in doing his/her job; also how hard it is to do the job when someone is distracting you.
Sit down and share about some jobs that each one has to be faithful at doing. After a list has been made let each person choose one job to draw and color on a sheet of paper. Spend the next 5-10 minutes drawing and coloring. (Note: Another option is to go through a coloring book and rip out sheets of paper that have pictures of children or animals doing a job. Allow them to color and discuss the job being done.)
When the drawings are complete, discuss each picture deciding which things could easily distract or keep you from doing the job.
Have the children create their own “prayer song” to God about being faithful in their chosen job. They can create their own tune and words and talk to God in this creative way.