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Israel Gets a King 1/4

GET: 1 Clue Finder, Scissors and Bible

and WATCH this video:

SAY: We are going to spend some time reviewing the first eight books of the Bible,

Genesis-Ruth. I will ask a question, then pass around the Clue Finder. There is a clue

to the answer inside the Clue Finder! You can look inside to figure out the answer.

We will also use our Bibles to help us find the correct answer.

Gather These Supplies: 1 Bucket (Filled with Water), 2Water Bottles (Submarines), Several Weights (Rocks or Marbles), 1 Towel (Place under Bucket)

WATCH this video:

Parent's Note: This activity is called “Don’t Sink our Submarine!” Use the water bottles as submarines. Keep the lid on the water bottles in case they tip sideways and accidentally take on water thus sinking too soon. Ask the following questions to each team.

When a team answers a question correctly, they can add a little water, a rock or marble to the other team’s submarine. The first team to sink the other team’s submarine will win the competition!


SAY: Let’s play “Don’t Sink our Submarine!” We are going to use the 2 water bottles that I have placed in our bucket of water as our submarines. I will divide you into two teams. Each time your team answers a question correctly you can add a little bit of water, or a rock or marble, to the other team’s submarine. The team that sinks the other team’s submarine first will win today’s competition.

WATCH this video:

Teacher Note: This activity is a set of review questions that will appear on the video. Take time to answer and discuss each question with your small group. At the end of this time, take prayer requests and lead a time of prayer with your group.


SAY: Let’s play Bible What’s It? I will divide you into 2 teams. You can work with your team to answer each question. The team who answers the most questions correctly, wins!

SAY: Would you have liked to be the king of Israel? What do you think was the hardest part about being king of Israel?

SAY: Let’s pray together.

PRAY with your children.

A few discussion questions for the week:

• Can you name the first 8 Books of the Bible? (Genesis, Exodus,

Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth)

• Why was Samuel called a Prophet? (Because he delivered messages from God to the Israelites)

• Would you have liked to be the first king of Israel? Why or why not?

• During Small Group, you played “Don’t Sink our Submarine!” Tell me more about that game. What did you do? What questions

did you answer?

• What is the name of the first King of Israel? (King Saul)

BIG QUESTION: Who was the last Judge who anointed Saul to be King?

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