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Turn It Over: A Super Bible School Activity for Elementary Kids Based on Revelation 21:4

SL Post Turn it Over Pic 2Here is a fun Bible activity for your kids to play to help them learn Revelation 21:4!

Do you know what I look forward to about Heaven?  All the “No Mores,” For instance, “no more death”,  “no more crying” and “no more pain.”  Revelation 21:4 says it perfectly:

“…There will be no more death or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away.”   Our children need to be aware of the “No Mores” also.  Here is a fun Bible School activity to help them learn of the things that WON’T be in Heaven.  It’s called “Turn It Over!”

Here’s what you do:

For this activity, you will need to make a big die. I made mine from a box about 8” square.  The 6 sides will have the typical numbers 1 through 6.  You will also need to make 2 sets of the following 12 cards:

1. death/life

2. crying/joy

3. pain/healing

4. lies/truth

5. guilt/freedom

6. murder/love for life

7. stealing/giving

8. idol worship/worship God

9. bad language/praise

10. hate/love

11. greed/contentment

12. selfishness/thinks of others

Each will have a back and front as described below.  You could simply write the words on each card or get a little creative and add some pictures to each card.  For ease of play, choose a red color of paper for all the ‘bad” things and a green color of paper for all the “good” things.  Also, make sure each card includes the number as well.  Place each set of cards in numerical order on either 2 tables or 2 packet charts.  You are now ready to play the game.

How to play:

Dived your class into 2 teams.  A player from team one will come forward and roll the big die 2 times.  He will then get to choose one of the “no more” cards from his set of cards to be turned over according to the following rules:

1. A player must turn over the total he throws.  A player who throws a 3 and a 4 may turn over the 7 on their set of cards…OR

2. A player may turn over two cards that add up to the total thrown – suppose a player throws a 6 and a 1.  The player may turn over a 6 and a 1; or 5 and 2; or 4 and 3; or 1, 2 and 4 – all equaling a total of 7.

3. If a player cannot turn over a number on a throw because the number has already been turned over, the die is passed to the next player.  The player does not turn over any numbers on that turn.

The first team to turn over all of their “No Mores” is the winner.

Tip:  You may want to require that a child recite Revelation 21:4 before getting to throw the dice.

Before playing the game, you may want to introduce the lesson in the following way:

What do you look forward to about Heaven?  (Wait for responses.)  Do you want to know what I look forward to?  I look forward to the “No Mores”.  You know…no more death, no more crying and no more pain!  Who wants to read Revelation 21:4?  (Wait for response.)  Revelation 21:4 paints a perfect picture of eternal life with Jesus.  Let’s play a fun Bible school activity to help us learn about the “No Mores” and their opposites in Heaven.

At this point, explain the rules of the game and show our class and discuss the opposites to each of the “No Mores” on each of the cards.

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“There will be no more death or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4


3 thoughts on “Turn It Over: A Super Bible School Activity for Elementary Kids Based on Revelation 21:4”

  • I’m glad i found your explanation as my Sunday School dept prepped these cards for us tomorrow. Unfortunately, I had not read the instructions as closely as I thought and I don’t think they prepared the cards with the opposites together. It may be helpful to rewrite the instructions to make that more clear. I assume the No mores are face up and as the children turn them over they are turning them over to the opposite? I had originally thought they were just collecting the “no mores”

  • Hi Carol, So sorry for the delay! I just now saw your message. Actually, each team has a set of 12 cards. One side will be red (the no more side) and the other side green. So it’s a total of 12 double-sided cards for each team. Hope that helps! Blessings!

  • I am confused. If I read the instructions correctly, I make 2 sets of the No more cards 1-12; the bad on red – the good on green. So it’s a total of 24 cards for each team. When does the good cards get turned over? They are not “no more” cards.

    Maybe I am just reading it wrong.


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