Friday, March 27, 2009

Making the Right Decisions

*These game are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.

WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?)

Making the right decisions in life is hard to do, but if you let Jesus be your guide and think, “What Would Jesus Do?” it will make it a lot easier.

Put the Game Cards in a small basket near the game board. Place your markers at START. The player spins the spinner and follows the directions. If you spin to move ahead 3, 4, or 5, you move ahead that many spaces. During your turn be careful because if you place your marker on any space in the maze you must continue in that path even though it might be the wrong way to go. On your next turn however, you can change directions and get on the right path to FINISH. If the player spins WWJD you draw a Game Card and read it out loud. The Game Card might have a “What Would Jesus Do” (WWJD) situation and you must tell what the right thing for you to do if you were in that predicament. If you are correct, you move ahead 3. If you are not correct, you stay where you are. The Game Card might also have a colored square on it that the player must move his marker to and continue playing the game from (don’t lose your temper because that’s not what Jesus would do).

Directions- Print out Directions and cut it out.

Game Board- Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last.

Game Cards- Use these or make your own. Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

Spinner- Make spinner according to the directions.

Moral Dilemmas Card Game:

Why do problems come into our life? People face problems every day. Some are harder than others. There are many choices that the person can have to solve his/her problem, but which one is the best? What would Jesus want us to do?

6 pages of cards

Place the Game Cards on a table. Toss a coin to find out who goes first. The player then draws a card and reads the moral dilemma, but does NOT say what he will do. The players then write down what they would do and why on their piece of paper (a sentence or two should suffice). Each player then shares what they wrote with the group. Discuss the answers that they have written. You could ask, “What do you think of Steve’s answer?” or “What is the worse thing someone could say or do in this situation?” or “Why do you think that answer is the right thing to do?” Etc. You can also have the players relate each issue to a commandment to help them decide what to do. When appropriate, reinforce a variety of ways to say or do things properly. Have them vote on which answer(s) is the best. The player(s) with the best answer receives a point (token). The player with the most points wins the game.

Directions- How to play the game.

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. *Use only the Game Cards that are age appropriate.

Tokens- Print out several pages of tokens on card stock. Cut out tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.

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