Number of Players: 2 or more
Age of Players: 11 or above
You will need: a list of celebrities and the number of their followers
Prep: You will need to record the number of followers some of the well known celebrities or leaders currently have on their twitter page.
How to Play:
Players stand in the middle of the room. The leader says the name of the celebrity and the players must think about how many twitter followers they think that celebrity has. The leader then suggests the players run to one side of the room if they believe the celebrity has more than ‘X’ (keep to simple numbers such as 10 million, 250,000 etc) number of followers, or the other side of the room if they have less than ‘X’ number of followers. The players that choose the correct number of followers remain in the game, whilst those that do not guess the correct number are eliminated from the game. The game continues until there is one winner.
COMMUNITY: Why do you think people like to follow these celebrities? Some of the twitter followers like to keep in contact, or like the fact that they all have something in common – they become a sort of community. (Hebrews 10:24-25, Romans 12:1-13)
DISCIPLES: Just as these twitter followers all follow and listen to what the celebrity they follow says and thinks, so the disciples followed and listened to Jesus. We can follow and listen to Jesus today too. (Matthew 4:20, Luke 5:1-11)
FOLLOWING: Wow! Did you see how many followers those celebrity had? We might not realize it, but we are all following someone… and someone is following us too! They are listening the words we speak and following the example of what we do. (Matthew 16:24)
LEADING: I wonder if these celebrities realize that they are leaders of the people that are following them. Leading is a difficult and important role. It is not something to take lightly. Jesus was the greatest leader of all time and we can learn to lead well from Him. (1 Timothy 4:12, 1 Timothy 3:1-5)