Number of Players: 2 or more
Age of Players:
You will need: lots of bubblegum and a plate for each team, cleaning products such as baby wipes for the players’ hands.
Prep: Make sure you have enough of all of your materials and have everything close by to grab quickly!
How to Play:
Each team or player is handed a pack of bubblegum. They must chew the gum and then one player per team should mould the gum into a little man on their paper plate. Once the time is up, the judge (leader or volunteer) will judge the best bubblegum man! You can make up your own criteria for judging.
This game could be used for a whole heap of lessons because you can link it to any character in the bible. Here are some more abstract applications to this game:
CREATION and CREATOR: The ‘Bubblegum Man’ game was really messy wasn’t it?! How fun was it to create your own little man? Just as you created the little man, God created both you and me! He is our Creator and we are his creation! Genesis 1:1, Ephesians 3:9, 1 Timothy 4:4, Psalms 8:3-8
LIFE and ETERNAL LIFE: Your bubblegum man looks brilliant! It looks like a man, but the only problem is, it doesn’t have any life in it! It can’t move or feel or think. It is simply a model of a man. That means it can’t have eternal life either… John 11:25-26, John 3:16, John 6:35, John 14:6, Romans 6:23,
MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE: The ‘Bubblegum Man’ was a fun game to get you thinking about what it means to be made in God’s image. Did you make your little man to look like you? Why/why not? It is a little bit like you because you created a human man… not an alien man (although maybe some of them look like aliens!) Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 5:1-2, Genesis 9:6, James 3:9