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Number of Players: 6 or more

Age of Players: 6 and above

You will need: A tray for each team, identical food or cutlery items to be put on each tray, cones or chairs to move around.

Prep: Place the items on each of the trays and set out the obstacle course.

How to Play:

Players begin at one end of the room in a line with their team. The first player has a tray in one hand with the food or cutlery on top. They must walk around the obstacle course with the tray and items in their hand and their other hand behind their back. If any of the items fall off their tray they must pick them up and keep on going. They should walk around the obstacle course and back to tag the next person in the line before sitting down at the back of their line. The team that has every member sat down and finishes first is the winning team.

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Applications:

ACTS OF KINDNESS AND SERVICE/SERVANTHOOD: : The ‘Waiter Waiter’ game reminds me what it is like to do acts of service and kindness to others. Of course, a waiter is paid, but God calls us to serve and be kind to others regardless of whether we are being paid or not. Jesus set the example of servanthood when he told us he came to serve; showing us when he washed the disciples feet. Jesus not only wants us to serve others but he also wants us to serve God. (Ephesians 4:32, Galatians 5:22-23, Galatians 5:13, John 12:26)

FOOD/HUNGER/POVERTY/THE WORLD/MISSION: Mmmm… Food is delicious! The ‘Waiter Waiter’ game is all about what it is like to serve others with food. But what about those that don’t have any food? What about the poor around the world? God gives us a mission to serve and help the poor. We can reach out to others through food, whether in our neighborhood or throughout the world. We can pay for someone’s meal or ask our parents or carers if we can invite a friend to eat. Jesus often ate with friends and those he was trying to reach (The Last Supper). (Proverbs 19:17, Matthew 5:42, Luke 14:12-14)