Here is a game we used to introduce the verse from Matthew 7:
Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.
The game has two parts...
Part 1- getting your cards
I printed out enough cards for each child to have a set each and on the back put coloured marks, so we had a blue set, a green set a red set and so on.
We then mixed all of the cards up and dealt them out to the children so everyone had equal numbers but all the colours were mixed up. The children had to choose which colour they were going to collect by looking at what colour they had most of in their hand.
Next the children went round asking whoever they wanted if they had a card of the colour they were collecting. The rule was that if you were asked, for example, for a red card and you had a red card you had to give it to the asker. If you had 3 red cards though, you only needed to surrender 1! The children really loved going round collecting cards!
The first person to collect all 6 cards of their colour was the winner.
Part 2- put the cards in order to make the verse
The second part of the game involved putting the cards in the correct sequence. The children had no trouble finding the appropriate pairs, but putting them in the right order was harder!!
After establishing the correct order we were able to discuss the verse. The main point that came across from the first part of the game is that if you wanted a card you HAD TO ASK for it! This led on to how God wants us to ask Him for things and discussion about prayer.
For a printable version of the cards, click here.