I’ve told you before how much I love the Giant Inflatable Game Cube, but today I wanted to inspire you with a few ways you could use the cube in your children’s ministry. Use printer paper for the game instructions and each choice will fit in one of the clear plastic pockets on the sides of the cube.
1. Review. Put questions in each pocket, as specific as What did David use to kill Goliath? Or as general as Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? Have kids roll the cube and then answer the question that lands on top. If you make it a generic question, remember to have some specifics ready!
2. Get moving. Whether they’re preschoolers who can be challenged by hopping five times, or older kids who can complete several movements in sequence or at the same time, every kid has some wiggles to get out. Brainstorm motions that are age appropriate to put in the pockets.
3. Make a board game. Use poster board or the Giant Game Floor Mat to create a board game where kids are the pieces. Make the cube’s pockets the number of spaces kids should move or other special instructions.
4. Play. Have kids play keep away, or keep the cube from touching the ground if you need to fill a moment between two rotations or before parents arrive.
5. Memorize Scripture. Put Scripture references kids are learning in the pockets and have kids roll to see what to recite.
6. Act. Put a character’s name, either for Bible study introduction or review, in each pocket backwards so that only the white side of the paper can be seen. Let kids draw out the paper that lands on top when they roll and act out the character while other kids guess who they are.
The question, though, is how would YOU use the cube? Let us know in the comments!