To be honest, rap music has never really been my cup of tea, but playing “New Testament Rap Out” is. It’s so important that our kids learn the books of the Bible so that they can feel very confident when searching God’s amazing Word for His wonderful great truths for their lives. So, why not give this activity a try to help inspire your elementary kids to know each book and its order? boccaccioravello
Here’s what you do:
For this activity, I use a pocket chart. You can find these in your local teacher supply stores or online. They are perfect for any classroom and once you have one you will use it in many different ways. If you are still not sure what one is, Google the phrase “pocket chart” and you’ll learn more about them. However, if you don’t want to use a pocket chart you can simply lay your cards out on a table. But as I always say, it is best to use tools for your classroom that the whole class can see and participate with.
Next, take 27 index cards and write out each of the New Testament books, one on each card. However, make sure the children cannot see through to the other side when they are turned over. Place the cards on the chart in the order found in the Bible – Matthew to Revelation. coloradoskihome
Now prepare 15 point cards. You can make these from construction paper if you’d like. But once again, make sure the children cannot see through to the other side when they are turned over. Twelve of the cards will have points from 30 to 50 on them. Give each card one of these point values. For example, you might have 4 – 30’s, 4 – 40’s and 5 – 50’s. On the other 2 cards, write the words “RAP OUT”. Spread out all 15 cards on the floor. You are now set to play.
Divide your class into 2 teams. Ask the first child to come up and pick up one of the point cards on the floor. Whatever point amount he picks is the amount he can earn for his team. You then have him go to the chart and turn over two of the book cards. He now must say all 27 books of the New Testament without mistake to earn the points he picked. If he says them incorrectly, his team loses the points, but the book cards stay turned over. With each successive person, the game gets harder and harder. If a child picks up one of the “RAP OUT” cards, all the cards get turned over and the child must say all 27 of the books in order to earn 100 points for his team. After a “RAP OUT”, put the cards back the way they were before. I guarantee your kids will love this!
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Kathy Vincent is the director of a performing ministry for children called The Scripture Lady and has been traveling around Southern California for the past 14 years ministering to preschoolers and elementary aged children with the Word of God through musical, thematic presentations.