Back In The Day
Need a cool reason to get together and share a meal? Here it is!
Have everyone Ð including teachers/sponsors – come dressed as a Bible character, but not tell anyone who they represent. Decorate your room to resemble a banquet in Jesus' Day, with candles for lighting. Have volunteers fix a meal consisting of only foods from back in Jesus' Day (breads, deer, fruits, vegetables, spices, etc). Remember! No silverware!
After enjoying the meal each person has to describe him or her self while others try to guess who they were. Award prizes for best costume (most creative representation of a Bible character) and most thorough knowledge of that character and of Bible days. This is a great opportunity to educate your students on Jesus' lifestyle and minister to them through the characters they chose to come as.
Idea from Tara Turner
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.