This is a great activity if talking about Noah, obedience, doing difficult things, doing the right thing.
Sometimes it is not easy to obey God. It was probably not easy for Noah to build the ark, since he did not fully understand what was going on. He made the decision to obey God, even though he did not understand.
As a group, explain that you are going to give examples of things God may want you to do. Have them start in their chair, and stand up if they think it would be a hard thing to do, and have them sit on the floor if they think it would be an easy thing to do. After each situation ask someone why they chose easy or hard.
- obey your parents
- be nice to your siblings
- wait patiently to take your turn in line
- pray before bed
- read your bible
- clean your room
- take care of your pet
- not interrupt when someone else is talking
Feel free to add any other statements that you feel are relevant to the children in your group. Ask for additional situations that they think it would be easy and hard to obey God. Start off by telling the group about a time God wanted you to do something and it was easy or hard for you.
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