Action Twiester/Article of Faith
Conny Hillgaard: This program is no longer a part of Primary
This is a neat way to introduce the Gospel in Action program to your Senior
You may wish to invite parents to come to this sharing time so that they can
find out what their children are challenged to work on.
- "Twister" mat (plastic mat with all of the
different coloured circles on it)
- Numbers 1-13 on pieces of paper to fit inside the
- The 4 GIA goal areas on pieces of paper (i.e.
service, personal,) to fit inside Twister circles.
- Koosh ball or bean bag - something that doesn't roll.
- Chalkboard & chalk.
- GIA cards to give out to teachers and children that
don't have one
- Show children the GIA cards. Give out extra cards to
those who don't have one. Teachers may also participate in this program.
Briefly explain the program.
- Discuss the Articles of Faith - how they came to be
written, what they are for, why they matter.
- Discuss the goal areas. In 4 columns on the
chalkboard, list the 4 goal areas and brainstorm about possible activities
they could do for each area. Write down all possibilities
- Take out the Twister game. Mark a spot on the carpet
with tape that children have to stand behind to throw beanbag. Give each
child a turn. Play as a group instead of teams with a challenge to see how
many points you can get as a group until the end of Sharing Time.
Ways to earn points:
- If the bag lands on a number and the child knows what
the Article of Faith is about - POINT
- If the child can then recite the A of F either on
their own or with a friends help - POINT
- If the bag lands on a goal area and they can suggest
a goal to fit that area - POINT (you can choose whether you want to erase
the board or not)
- If the child has already completed a goal in that
area (and it is marked on their card) - POINT
This is a fantastic way to motivate the senior Primary
children. It gives them ideas as to what they can do to achieve their goals.
It will also help the parents and teachers understand the program