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The Mystery Can

I welcome your ideas for any easy game, object lesson or the like for children’s church. I am in charge of “super church”, for ages 3-11, and I am always needing fresh ideas to keep the kids interested and having fun!

Below is an idea I would like to share with you. (Courtesy of my Mom, the super teacher.) First, you take a 1 lb. coffee can, emptied and cleaned, and an old tube sock. It can have holes, because you are going to snip off the foot part only leaving a rim below the tube part of the sock. Tape the sock to the top of the can, as shown below. Then, cover the can with any type of contact paper that you like. This is to cover the writing on the can and the taping. You then place small items in the can and allow the child to reach in and feel whatever you have inside. They must try to guess what it is, since they cannot look! The sock fits snugly around the arm and keeps them from seeing! It is good way to illustrate the blessing of our senses, or just for fun!
Send me your ideas via my contact page or post a comment here. I need all the help I can get. 🙂

3 thoughts on “The Mystery Can

  1. How did the children like the Mystery Game? It turned out cute. I can't get over how good you are with your digital camera and the computer.

    Did Synthia and the other girls come today?

    I love you.
    Mother

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  2. What a cute idea! I was a Kid's Church Pastor for 15 years and I know from experience that an idea like this one would keep their attention for a very long time! Just wish I'd had access to so many ideas that are online now. I worked with kids churches from about 1980 2000. Not a lot of help other than ministry magazines and game books. ugh!
    Susie

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