This singing time I Am A Child of God Concentration game is all about pointing out that despite our differences, we are all children of God and part of a world family. What better message can we be sharing right now than that?
Concentration is a great game to play in Primary because it has the children really focusing up front and on your activity and working together as a team. I also love it because beyond just a regular game of match, you can add a fun hidden element to increase the interest!
I Am a Child of God Concentration
How to Play:
Print and cut out as many cards as you’d like to use within the match game. There’s a total of 20 picture cards, 8-12 is a pretty good number to use for Junior Primary and 16-20 would work for a larger Senior Primary.
You can optionally also print the picture of Christ with he children and hide it below the matches. You can cut a second piece of white paper to match each of your game pieces so when you flip over to check for matches you don’t reveal the picture. When they get a match, you’d also remove the white buffer piece and show only a piece of the full picture.
Sing through I Am a Child of God (lyrics here) before introducing the activity. Even if it’s already setup on the board behind you, don’t draw attention to it just yet.
Then, ask the children what game you might be playing today? Look for a volunteer to come up and pick two cards (or write a number on the back and they can call out 2 numbers).
If they got a match, keep them face up and sing through the song.
Then have another child pick and try to find a match. Continue making matches and sing the song.
Finish with your testimony that no matter where you live, what your family is like, your gender or age, all the children and even the adults are a Child of God! Even though we are all so unique with different personalities and interest, we are all part of the same family with a Father who loves us.
I Am a Child of God Concentration Extension Activities:
Competition: Split the room into 2 groups. You can simply split the room down the middle or divide by boys vs girls or kids vs teachers or any other way you might like. Take turns flipping over cards trying to make a match. If a match is made that sides gets to continue and try for another match.
Picture Guess: Have the children try to guess what the picture is as it’s starting to be revealed. This is just like the classic TV game show concentration. You can instead hide several gospel art kit photos (1 picture behind each set of 4 images) to add even more coverage. Ask why this picture(s) might have been used.
Hidden Matches: Hide the pictures of children all around the room. This is a fun way to tie in that we come from all different places. Let 2-3 children search for a picture while you sing through the song. Then, bring them up front. If they bring up a match, you could add a silly way to sing the song next!
For another fun concentration game see our Baptism song! You’ll find additional ideas in that post to extend this activity and make it even more fun for your Primary.
I Am a Child of God Concentration Printables
This printable I Am a Child of God Concentration game includes 10 pictures of children and their match for 20 total matching cards. You’ll also be able to optionally print our hidden picture to hide behind your matches to create a classic concentration game.
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Head over next to this fun I Am a Child of God Types of Homes singing time idea for another clever way to teach this song in Primary!
What other fun extension ideas could you add to this I Am a Child of God Concentration game?