What's My Talent?

Like the old "What's my line" game. Children guess the talent of a special guest 

TOPICS:

Body of Christ, Spiritual Gifts, Talents

MATERIALS:

Bible
Whiteboard or Chalkboard

DURATION:

Approximately 15 minutes

fun nose
 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Before starting the game, have the kids name off different talents that people can have, and list them on the board. You can also list the various Spiritual Gifts. The Spiritual Gifts can be found in the following verses:
1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Ephesians 4:11,12, 1 Peter 4:10,11 and Romans 12:4-8.

Your list may look something like this:

Talents
Drawing
Singing
Athletics
Teaching
Writing
Acting
Musician
Artist
Story Telling
Construction
Flying
Spiritual Gifts
Having Knowledge & Wisdom
Having Faith
Healing
Performing Miracles
Preaching
Showing Discernment
Evangelism
Pastor
Teaching
Serving Others
Encouraging Others

 
Make sure there are plenty of options to choose from to make the game more interesting. Have a volunteer agree to be a special guest. Choose a talent or Spiritual Gift for the volunteer and tell them to pretend they have that special talent or Spiritual Gift when answering the questions from the class. Form two teams.

Tell the kids in the teams they will start with 1000 points. The object of the game is to guess what talent or Spiritual Gift the special guest has, but they can only ask questions that can be answered with yes or no. Each time an answer is no, deduct 100 points from the total and let the other team ask the next question. As long as the answers are yes, no points are deducted, and the same team continues to ask the questions. Kids in each team take turns asking a question. The team guessing the talent or Spiritual Gift correctly gets any remaining points and wins the game. If time permits choose another talent or Spiritual Gift for the guest. Teams alternate starting each game.