Do you often find yourself standing in line with your kids, waiting to change rotations at VBS, to get into the fellowship hall for snack time on a Wednesday night, or to use a room that was being used the hour before and is still wrapping up? With all the different schedule options written into Zip for Kids, you may occasionally find yourself standing in line during Zip as well!
What can you do to keep kids quiet, non-disruptive, and still having fun?
1. Ask them to tell you the words to a Bible verse you’re memorizing as a class. Have each kid say one word, moving down the line, or have two compete to see who can say it the fastest, the slowest or with the best underwater or wrestler voice.
2. Keep some review questions about that day’s lesson, or previous days’ lessons tucked in your back pocket. You can whip those out and see what your kids have learned.
3. Ask kids questions about their lives. Maybe everyone in line can tell you their favorite movie, hobby, or snack. Time getting to know your kids is always valuable!
4. Have kids show you their craziest or most unknown talent.
5. For older kids, read up on some mind benders or riddles you can let them solve as a group or in teams. That was one of my favorite bus games as a teen.
What other ideas do you have to keep kids occupied while standing in line or waiting in some other setting? Let us know in the comments!