Play this 4th of July game with kids to celebrate our Christian freedom! Sunday school students of all ages will enjoy this activity. Best of all, it’s a fun, memorable way to teach a key faith concept.
This children’s ministry game works well at any time of the year. But it’s especially great around Independence Day, when we’re focused on freedom.
So grab some string, gather up the kids, and get moving. This active, life-application 4th of July game is a Bible-based blast!
Theme: Freedom in Christ
Text: Romans 6:20-23 in an easy-to-understand Bible translation
- a Bible
- a ball of string or yarn
4th of July Game: Freedom in Christ
Hold up the string. Say: This string represents a chain. One person will begin by wrapping the string around a body part, such as an arm or leg. Then that person will name one sin that kids do. Next, that person will pass the string until each person has had a turn. The more tangled up the group gets, the better!
Allow time for everyone to get tangled up in the string. Then have kids sit down as one group on the floor.
- How does it feel to be tangled up by these “chains”?
Read aloud the Scripture.
- What does it mean to be a slave to sin? a slave to God?
- How is being a slave to sin like or unlike being in these chains?
Have kids tear or cut off the “chains.”
- How is being free from the chains like or unlike the freedom from sin that Jesus gives us?
- How can we receive the freedom from sin that Jesus wants to give us?
- Finally, how can we share the good news of this freedom with other people?
Close in prayer, thanking Jesus for setting us free from sin.
Looking for even more great ideas for Independence Day? Check out these 4th of July posts.
This 4th of July game idea originally appeared here.