Help Children Learn that Love For God Can Be Shown in Different Ways.
Use this interactive game to help children recognize the different ways that they can love God and their neighbor and fulfill Christ's greatest commandments.
"He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul and with all thy strength and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself." ~Luke 10:27
In this game, students will be asked to recognize examples of love for God and their neighbor. Children must decide if love is being shown in the example given by their teacher. If so, is the example loving from the heart, mind or soul? The matching card should be raised by the child or group to indicate their choice. If love is not shown, no card should be raised.
In this game, the following is assumed:
Performing an activity that requires action based on feelings or obedience is loving God with one’s heart.
Performing an activity that requires reading, learning or contemplating is loving God with one’s mind.
Performing an activity that is directed toward God or practicing the faith is loving God with one’s soul.
Using scissors, cut the playing pieces apart on the dotted lines. Give each student or team of students a set of playing pieces. Play begins as a teacher or leader reads one of the life examples aloud. A score may be kept, if desired.
At the discretion of the teacher, different answers than those provided may be accepted with justification from the player or team.
Theme: Loving God and our neighbor, showing love with one's heart, mind, or soul
Scripture: Luke 10:27