Hidden Hugs Game
Valentine's Day or Friend Day
A FUN, ACTIVE and YUMMY activity that reinforces what the students have been learning.
Reinforces sharing as the early church did (see Acts 2:42-46; Acts 4:32-37).
Bag of Hershey hugs; 3 or 4 2-inch Construction paper hearts (red and/or pink);
Numbered Cube to roll like a dice (can make one from pint size milk carton or use a large dice cube)
Hide a bag of Hershey hugs all over your classroom with one or two hugs hidden in each spot.
Hide three or four red construction paper hearts with the word BONUS printed on them. Prepare review questions with 2 levels of difficulty from material previously studied. Can have one to two questions per student.
Categorize your questions with two levels of difficulty.
Ex. - Questions for the numbers ONE - THREE are easiest, and questions for numbers FOUR - SIX are
BE SURE TO HAVE THREE OR FOUR REALLY EASY QUESTIONS TO ASK ANY NEWCOMERS SO THEY DO NOT FEEL BAD ABOUT NOT KNOWING THE MATERIAL. GUESTS MAY ASK THE STUDENT WHO BROUGHT THEM TO HELP THEM WITH ANSWERS!
Have three or four BONUS questions reserved to use after the first hug hunt. This would be a good place to include any memory verses the kids have been working on. You could leave out a word or short phrase and have them fill in the blank for the question.
How To Play
One at a time, ask each student to roll the CUBE before they are asked their question. Ask all students questions before the hunt begins. The number they roll is the number of kisses they may find, IF they answer their question correctly (this number also tells the teacher which level of difficulty to pick for the question asked). If the students answer partially correct, reduce the number of hugs by one, with them finding no less than one hug each. If the student cannot answer the question, he/she may still find a hug! Continue till all players have answered a question each, OR TWO, IF CLASS IS SMALL.
BEGIN the HUNT!
Tell the students that there are BONUS hearts hidden as well and they may take ONE if they find one.
When you find the number of hugs you are allowed, return to your seat. When all have found their number, have the students with the BONUS hearts stand up. Ask them a bonus question each. If they answer correctly, they may participate in the next hunt.
Have the students who answered the bonus questions correctly look for more of the Hidden Hugs. Give them only 20 seconds. When time is called they quickly return to their seats.
There should be PLENTY of hugs still hidden, so allow the class to find them. Give them a minute or two until you are sure all of the hugs are found.
BECAUSE WE ARE FRIENDS AND ALL BELONG TO CHRIST, ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO SHARE a HUG with their friends in class SO THAT ALL HAVE A SMALL HANDFUL. ENJOY!
Copyright 2005 Leah O'Connell
Return to the Bible Games page.
You can make a
and donations to the site help to distribute
our children's ministry resources to churches across the world.
Subscribe to our Newsletter - Learn More