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House Built on Sand and Rock

Parable – House built on Rock/SandMatt 7: 24-27 Reason for Parable: People wanted to be Jesus’ friends but they wouldn’t do what he was telling them. Prep: Have a Bible to show, and maybe a car manual. Draw 2 houses – 1 on sand the other on rock. Draw another house fallen down on sand. If you buy a car you get a manual/book as well. What does this manual have inside?Instructions on how car parts work What each car part is used for How to fix the car if something goes wrong How to tr...

March 14, 2018

Gideon 1

GIDEON 1 Narrator, Gideon, Angel, Lord, Townspeople x2, Joash Narr: Once again the people Of Israel sinned against the Lord, so he let the Midianites rule over them. Whenever the Israelites would plant their crops the Midiantites would come and raid them. They would destroy their crops and take their animals. They came as a huge army and the Israelites were helpless against them. But then, as often happened, the People of Israel cried out to God to help them. So God sent a prophet to tell t...

March 14, 2018

Devotions on Rally Code

GOD HELPS US – Rally Code Be Clean – a clean mind in a clean body creates a balanced healthy life. Memory Verse – 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Surely you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?” Do you know what happens when a germ enters our body? It gets in and starts moving through our body and we begin to get sick. Usually when this happens a protector in our body knows about it. The protector comes running, and sends out an alarm. Lots of other...

March 14, 2018

A ‘Photography’ Devotion

Leaders need to plan a Bible story and lesson. Write out the script for telling it using flashcards or Power Point. Your own Rally members’ pictures will be the flashcards/power point photos!Plan what dress-ups and props are needed and gather them together.Find a good camera, and choose your ‘photographer’.Set each scene – each scene can be for a different team; you may have 2-3 scenes for each team depending on the size of your Rally.Have a leader organizing each team. They get their me...

March 14, 2018

Large Games you can make

These are some ideas from Break-free Arura. They are large versions and heaps of fun for kids to play. Worthwhile making and keeping for many activities....

February 28, 2018

Ladders

Type of Game: Fun, competitive, active Equipment needed: Pen, paper, clipboardAim of Game: Fun, think of a Bible person : Rules of Game: Two teams, sitting on floor facing partner on opposite team, legs out straight with feet touching the feet of the opposite person.Pairs choose a name – Bible name, animal etc rather than using numbers.Leader to have list of chosen names. When a name is called, that pair runs up through the legs, round the outside of their team to the other end, then back up t...

February 28, 2018

Introduction Game

(This is great at the beginning of the year to get to know each others names)Stand in a large circle. One person is chosen to start (A). They point very directly at another person (B). Then A walks towards B. The person being pointed at (B) has to call out someone else’s name  (C) before A gets to B. The person you named (C) has to then point at someone else (D). C walks towards B while D calls out another person’s name etc. If they get ...

February 28, 2018

Indoor Burma Trail

With wet & cold weather at present, this is one way to do a Burma trail inside.Using thick string, attach some objects every so often along the string length (spoon, nail, ice block stick, onion, comb etc). Use about 12 objects that have a distinct shape & can be easily tied to the string. Blindfold everyone (you will need lengths of material or lots of teatowels!). You can either:- Have 2 leaders holding the string. Everyone moves along feeling each object as they come to it… or- Place s...

February 28, 2018

Grab the Loot

Equipment: spoon, ping-pong or golf balls or stones, bungy cord or rubber strips tied together to form a long stretchy rope. Tie the cord to a goal post, tree or other firm anchor. Have a loop in the end for person to hold on to. Place the ‘loot’ (balls, stones) on the ground at a distance the cord will stretch to. One at a time, grab cord and run out with spoon to pick up a ball. Take back to leader, and next person has a turn. Points are given for each piece of ‘loot’ recovered. Replac...

February 28, 2018

Going Bush

Camping is enjoyable – if you are prepared!For over 30 years scores of Waerenga Rally Boys & Girls have enjoyed camping in the bush up many of our beautiful local valleys. This, of ourse, would never happen without the dedication of the leaders who put in many hours of preparation to make these camps a success.There are many aspects of planning a camp that you need to consider:When & WhereInformation, Declarations & Parent supportEquipment & SetupProgram & MenuWhen & WhereSummer is the most pl...

February 28, 2018

Ginger-nut relay

Divide the Rally into teams and give each player a spring-type clothes peg. Instruct them to hold it in their mouths so they can open and close it as needed. At one end of the teams, place a tea towel with six ginger-nut biscuits on each towel. At the other end, place a paper plate. On ‘GO’, the first player picks up a ginger-nut using just the peg, and passes it from their peg to the next players peg and so on down the line. The last player in line places the ginger-nut on the plate. No han...

February 28, 2018

Fun Relays

Try these fun relays… it is important to have the same number of persons in each team when doing these relays. If you can’t even up the teams, ask some members to help you spot who is first, or have a spare leader join a team to even up the numbers. Boat Race RelayTeams line up, each member squatting and holding the team-mate in front by the waist. Each team has a leader who stands facing the team. They grasp the hands or wrists of the first member. On the signal, the leader starts...

February 28, 2018

Fishing

Make enough ‘fish’ out of coloured paper for half your Rally members, and duraseal or laminate them. Place children in pairs around a table with a fish between the pairs. Remember 3 words – RIVER, BANK, FISH. ‘River’ is the child’s lap – they slap their lap twice if you call it out. ‘Bank’ – they slap the table 2 times. ‘Fish’ is when they try to grab the fish before their partner does. (Hence the duraseal!)Eg. to play, you might call out ‘bank, bank, riv...

February 28, 2018

Farm Day

Ideas from an activity at Break-free Arura.· These can be used for a camp or adapted for a Rally afternoon/night programme.· Have members come dressed as ‘Farmers’ & give prizes to the best dressed (or the best in each team).· Divide Rally into teams – mix ages/sexes to be fair.· If you have 3 minutes at each activity & a 2 minute changeover time, this will be a 40-45 minute programme.· Use as many (or as few) of these ideas as you want – add your own creati...

February 28, 2018

Days of the Week

Divide your players up into 7 teams. Set out 7 rows of chairs. Have one team sit in each row. Give each team a name of the day of the week. Each row is also given the name of a day of the week – eg. if the front row is Monday, then the 2nd row must be Tuesday and so on. The team is to sit in ‘their’ row. To play the game, the leader calls out a day of the week – eg Friday. The front row of seats becomes that day, and the race is for each team to work out which row of seats would now...

February 28, 2018

Crab Tag

(Game developed by Bruce Clark from Levin Rally)This game is a type of Dodgeball, but everyone is against everyone else.A ball may be picked up by anyone at any stage of the game, and thrown at anyone else. The thrower may not move with the ball, or take longer than a count of 3 to throw. The scoring is in how many times you are hit:            1 hit – you lose an arm (run with it behind your back)       ...

February 28, 2018

Cotton Tail

Divide the players into even numbered teams. Line teams up behind a designated starting line. Beside the team leader place an empty bowl. At the other end of the room, place a bowl full of cotton balls (make sure each bowl has the same number). Each child gets a dab of Vaseline on their nose.  On the ‘Go’ signal, the first person in each team runs to the other end, and using their nose only, tries to get as many balls to stick as they can and bring them back to the empty bowl. No using ...

February 28, 2018

Braveheart

Give each person a tie (piece of flagging tape/material/ribbon) about 30cm long. They tuck half of it into the waist or belt of their skirt/shorts. Divide into 2 teams. Each team goes to opposite ends of the room. The aim is for them to run to the other end of the room with their ties intact. But on the way they all have to try and grab someone else’s tie (and hope you don’t lose yours in the process!)Start them running when you call “Freedom”. Then those who have lost their tie sit out....

February 28, 2018

Bombs

The 4th row. At each choice of square, the leader says ‘OK’ or ‘BOMB’ and if it’s OK, they proceed to the next choice of square. If it’s BOMB, the next member takes a turn trying to get further than the last contestant. Leader makes out a set of grid patterns (about 5) and uses a different one each time. Each grid has to be successfully negotiated before the next set is used. Points are given each time the grid is negotiated successfully.  ...

February 28, 2018

Bedlam

This game requires 4 teams of equal size. Each team takes one corner of the room or playing field. The play area can be wither square or rectangular. At the signal, each team attempts to move as quickly as possible to the corner directly across from them (diagonally), performing the stated activity as they go. The first team to get all its members into its new corner wins that round.  The first round can be simply running to the opposite corner, but then you can use any number of possibilit...

February 28, 2018

Battleships

This game was played at National Conference. If you have more than 20 members, you may want to have 2 sets to play at the same time.You will need:A large piece of polytheneMasking tapeMetre ruleTape measureSet of grids on paperExtra sets of paper (preferably 2 different colours)To prepare:Lay polythene out flatUsing a metre rule and masking tape, lay out a grid pattern, each the size of an A4 sheet. Suggested 10 squares across, 8 down. (see grid)Across the top of the polythene, tape A4 sheets la...

February 28, 2018

Basket Balloon

Divide the players into two teams. At either end of the hall have a large bucket or similar receptacle for the goals. Prepare a supply of rolled up newspapers, (or foam noodles as pictured here) & inflated balloons. Line each team up along the side walls and number the players off, numbering each team from opposite ends (ie. one team from 1-10.. & the other from 10-1.. (or however many there are). Place one balloon and two newspaper rolls in the centre of the room. When a number is called, the p...

February 28, 2018

Balloon Mouth

Preparation: lots of pre-filled water balloons, and some 10 litre buckets.  Instructions:  Divide your group into equal teams of 4-6 in each team. Line each team up behind a bucket that is filled with 15-18 water balloons. It’s important that each bucket contains the same number of balloons.  20 feet away from each lined-up team is another bucket that’s empty. When the leader says GO, the first person in the line bends down and grabs a w...

February 28, 2018

Auto Trip

This is a passive game – good for inside during winter. Players sit in a circle and are assigned the names of auto parts. (ie. hood, wheel, door, etc.) The storyteller tells a story of an auto trip. As the storyteller tells the story, the parts mentioned get up and follow him/her. When the storyteller yells "Blow out" each player scrambles for a seat. The one left out becomes the next storyteller. If it is difficult for junior members to be the storytellers – assign a leader to do this and t...

February 28, 2018

Amusement Pack

This can be put together and sold. Vary some items according to age/gender. You want something that costs you about $3 and sells for $5. Suggested ideas:  2 pencils, 1 rubber and pencil sharpener, Lollipop, refresher towel, origami papers and instructions, photocopied 'spot the difference’ picture, picture to colour , maze, cartoon story, Rally Bible quiz photocopied (without the name and address section!)  Photocopies cost about 10c per page.  The $2 shop has packets pf pencils...

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