Living Water Relays



Focus: The Gift of Faith and Giving

Bible Point: Water is the one thing we cannot live without. You can live weeks without food, but only days without water! Water is the most basic and important thing for our bodies to have. Jesus said, "Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" John 4:14. Jesus is not talking about real water, he is referring to Spiritual Water

When we trust in Jesus and receive the Gift of Faith, we have Jesus, the Living Water, in our lives; then we can share him with thirsty people. When you think about giving, remember that telling other people about Jesus, The Living Water, is the best gift you can give someone! 

"If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward." (Matthew 10:42)


If you like this game idea,
then you'll love the other ideas in
Spirit Gifts
An Introduction For Children
On Spiritual Gifts. 


Set Up

Establish a large playing area. You'll need two buckets of water, two ladles or cups, two smaller empty buckets. Put the ladles into the larger buckets of water and place them at one end of the playing area. Place the smaller empty buckets at the opposite end, next to the start line. Have players divide into teams and line up at the start position.

How To Play

At the go, first player on each team races to the larger bucket of water, fills the ladle (or cup) with water, and then races back to the start line to pour the water into the smaller bucket. Players hand off the ladle to the next player in their team lines. Play continues in this manner until the smaller bucket is filled. (You might draw a line on the inside of the smaller bucket to show when it is full.) The first team to fill their bucket is the winner.

Copyright 2003 S. A. Keith

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