Age of Players: 5 and above
Say: Welcome superheroes to our Superhero training day!
Prep: You may want hula hoops for children to run or move though, cones to weave in and out of, balloons to pop or run around the obstacle with. Tunnels can be used to climb through, cardboard boxes to act as a wall to break through or a bat or stick for children to spin around with (make sure you are careful when using this!) A target makes fun practice for little superheroes to aim at. You may even like to use a pile of cushions or pillows or a big beanbag for children to jump on at the end of the course.
How to Play:
Players run through the obstacle one at a time and receive a fun medal or certificate at the end. Alternatively you could use this game to help children develop their teamwork skills by creating the obstacle a relay. Children run through the obstacle course and then run back and tag the next player in their team. Prizes should be awarded for the superhero/team that gets through the obstacle the fastest.
For larger groups you will need to split the group up into smaller competing teams with separate obstacle courses.
1. PERSEVERENCE: Just as you had to run through this obstacle course without giving up to win the prize or game, so God wants us to never give up on Him and the life that He has given us… (Hebrews 12:1)
2. COMPETITION: You might have enjoyed that competition. Sometimes things seem more fun when we make them into a contest. Yet God doesn’t want us to compete for His affection or His love – He loves ALL His children! (1 John 3:1)
3. WINNING THE RACE: Did it feel good to win the race? How did it feel to lose? God calls us to run our race of life for Him. He doesn’t want us to give up until we have done all that He has purposed for us to do. Then we will have run our race for Him and won! (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)
4. PREPARATION AND TRAINING: Wasn’t that a fun training game. Do you feel like a better superhero now? Training and preparation is important if we want to win a race or game, and it is also important in our relationship with God. Ephesians 2:10 says that we have been prepared in advance for good works.