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Bible Verse Games for Preschoolers for Romans 8:28: 1 – 2 – 3 Spell G-O-D

Bible verse games are great for preschoolers too! Here is one for Romans 8:28 called “1 – 2 – 3 Spell G-O-D.”

I think Romans 8:28 is one of the most encouraging verses in the Bible.  It says this:  “We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him according to His purposes…”  Isn’t that wonderful?   To know that God promises to always work for the good in my life is  amazing to me.  This verse is especially comforting during the difficult times in life.  Our preschoolers are learning that life has its ups and downs too.  Therefore, it’s not too early to begin teaching them the truth found in Romans 8:28 – God will always work for the good in their lives.  Here is a fun Preschool Bible school activity to help them learn this promise.  I call it “1 – 2 – 3 Spell G-O-D”.

Here’s what you do:

Bible verse games are fun and for this one you will need to prepare 3 letter squares for each child that spell G-O-D.  Make them small enough to fit in a cup – one given to each child.  I suggest you laminate the letter squares for long-term use.

Here’s how to play:

After introducing the lesson, give each child their own cup filled with the squares that spell G-O-D.  Have the class sit in a circle. Instruct the children to put their hand over their cup and shake it.  Choose a child to be “It”.  He will walk around the circle while the class shakes their cups.  At some point, the child who is “It” will tap a classmate on their shoulder and shout “1 – 2 – 3, Spell G-O-D!”  This is the signal for everyone to shake their letters on the floor in front of them and place them in the correct order to spell

G-O-D.  As soon as each child spells G-O-D, they can stand up.  The child who was tapped on the shoulder now becomes “It” to play the game again.  Finally, before each round of play, tell a situation where God can work for the good in a difficult circumstance.  I have provided you with ten of these below along with what to say each time.

1.  God is so good and can work for the good in my life even when there are no friends to play with.  So, let’s spell His wonderful name!

2.  …even when it rains all day…

3.  …even when I don’t have my favorite lunch to eat…

4.  …even when all the cookies are gone…

5.  …even when my friend is mean to me…

6.  …even when I’m feeling sad…

7.  …even when my shoes are too tight…

8.  …even when I don’t get my way…

9.  …even when I’m feeling sick…

10.  …even if I don’t get a toy when I go shopping…

Before playing this Bible school activity, you might want to introduce it in the following way: 

I want everybody to show me their happy faces.  (Wait for children to respond.)  Now, let me see everyone’s sad face.  (Wait for responses.)  What kind of face do you wear when your tummy hurts?  (Wait for sad face responses.)  How about when you fall down and hurt your knee?  (Wait for responses.)  Always remember God is with you when you are happy and sad.  In fact, God can still work good things in your life when things are hard and difficult.  That’s what our Bible verse says. Romans 8:28 says this:  “We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him according to His purposes…”  Let’s play a fun game to help us learn that God will always work for the good in our life when we love God.  We spell God, G-O-D.  Now, let’s play “1 – 2 – 3 Spell G-O-D”.

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“We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him according to His purposes…”

Romans 8:28

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