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A great way to act out Bible stories or other stories in a devotional is with Playmobil.

In this article I give you some tips and ideas.

The tether knot is suitable for tying people up. It is further developed from the pole knot.

Learning Bible verses by heart is a good way to deepen core messages. This can be done in a fun and playful way, so that children as well as leaders can learn Bible verses by heart without much effort or expense

Memorization should take no more than 15 minutes. With the different game variations in advance, however, it can take longer in total.

It can be used at the beginning of the devotion as an introduction or at the end of the devotion as a consolidation. The Bible verses, which are learned by heart, should always be linked in the context of a core biblical message.

On various topics, costume contests can be made with the children. The disguises are made from everyday materials such as newspaper and tape.

Possible themes: Kings (e.g., on the story of David, Solomon).

A book summary of the book "Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle.

Each of the 15 chapters is briefly summarized in key words.

The summary can be a help e.g. to develop the storyline for a Robin Hood SoLa.

The Berliner (also called Bernina) is a bivouac made of 8 military bivouacs. Depending on the luggage, four to six people can sleep in them.

Location: in the forest

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours

The well-known "sink ships" as an active game for indoors or outdoors.

An entertaining village game in which the young warriors are sent to Jericho as scouts to solve tricky puzzles and gather important information about the city and its inhabitants.

A cross-country game to show the Cubs that only the whole armor Jesus gives us will help us succeed. Do not do things by halves. 

Follow the cable. Jeweles, the first book of the answer, is guided by the locked word solution.

Viking Olympics

In the document below you will find a fun and entertaining sports block - a real Viking Olympics.
Have fun trying it out and customizing it:) 

The Sarasani is a large group tent, woven from military banners. A Sarasani can be built in a variety of sizes, depending on how many sheets are used and how tall the structure is.

The Sarasani is knotted from three squares of canvas. In theory, the shape of a Sarasani corresponds to a tetrahedron (pyramid with 3 edges).

This quarter game is a great fun for both Jungschärler and Ameisli. You can play it outside in the quarter of the church or in case of emergency also inside. 

A fun short game that requires only paper and pencils.

One semester is done and the next quarter is starting. But with which topic?

Here are a few suggestions.

Action-packed game in three phases that takes into account the different needs of ants and young warriors and is perfect for an introduction to the story of Noah!

Here you can find out how you can use cotton pads and wax to make fire starters with the children

Here's how to make an edible crocodile from a cucumber.

The cucumber crocodile goes with, for example:

-A jungle program / party

-To the story of Joseph in Egypt (Nile crocodile)

A game of tag that was developed in a BESJ leadership course. Fits thematically to biblical stories where people are in prison (e.g. Peter, Paul)

Make a cake in the shape of a treasure chest.

The cake goes with, for example: a treasure hunt program, a seafaring camp, a pirate program, the story of the treasure in the field, to the main idea "You are valuable to God"

Time the kids with a mega scrabble!

The Adventure Camp post run will "de-ice" your teens, too

The three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden each form a game group. The game is played according to the official rules (Swiss edition)

When the idea for a cross-country game is missing

... then why not try this one! It doesn't always have to be the spy game - right? Here the game is presented in the Fischer variant, but of course it can be adapted as you like.

This article is a Forum Heft article. 

The somewhat different cooking recipe. The ingredients must first be looked up in the Bible passages :D

The materials are intended for a leisure or camp of six to eight days. As a frame story, the children accompany Asterix and Obelix in their challenge to repair the cup of Majestix. Seven stories from the life of Paul were chosen to match the travel adventure of Asterix and Obelix.

Simpler and very tasty z'Vieri!

The inhabitants of Quark tried to sneak across the strictly guarded border and recover the money stolen during the many years from the bank in Quark. The inhabitants of Quark try to do the same with the bank of Quark.

Gameplay: The Jungschärler get the order (eg Wanted poster as a start) to look for the lost sheep. They then go from post to post until they find the sheep. At each post there is a leader in disguise. The children are each given a clue as to where the next post is and how to deal with that person to get information. If the specified criteria are not met, the leader does not give information!

Generally, the more leaders, the better. The listed variant can be expanded depending on the time budget and present leaders.

At the end, a big party can be celebrated!:)

Appendix: Game idea in detail & Wanted poster

Ideas for a varied experience program for the Exodus from Egypt.

A semester program of 7 devotions and activities based on the story 'The Schlunz' by Harry Voss.

A wind direction sensor, called a wind vane or weather vane, is an indicating instrument for determining the wind direction. A movable measuring element aligns itself with the dynamic pressure of the wind.

The aim of the Technik-Sternli is to teach children age-appropriate Jungschart techniques. The fire game is ideal for the Ameisli, Jungschi and aspirant / teen level to playfully apply or test how to make a fire.

With the compressed air in the balloon, these boats swim fast and quite a long distance. Try different hoses, tubes, woods, balloons and tapers (narrowing at the air outlet) and see with which setting you get the farthest.

Bible passages:

  • Matthew 13:24-30
  • Matthew 13:36-43


  • Evangelism
  • who bears fruit?
  • Bringing light into the world
  • Jesus` coming again


This is a summary of the book:
"Youth Ministry with Vision"
by Doug Fields from Projection J Publishing.
ISBN: 3-89490-318-X

The management cycle is a guideline for rational action. This usually leads to solid results in the medium to long term in all areas of children and youth work.

The management cycle is a guideline for rational action

Make a heart-shaped card holder out of wire. The card holder fits e.g. love (God loves you), friendship (e.g. story of David and Jonathan) or is suitable as a present for Mother's Day.

Make fun pencil ornaments with pipe cleaners

Age: 9-14

Heads: 1-2

The board loop is used to attach a board for a swing, for example. Two loops are placed around the board and the inner loop is then pulled over the board.

The "Great Cow Trade" needs longer preparation as a terrain game, but is really original as a game idea!

A devotional concept for a semester of 8 devotions.

It deals with different parables from the Bible, which may not yet be known by all children.

In this night terrain game, players are on a quest to find a secret agent. This agent is in possession of a very important briefcase. Will you find out the necessary information to lure him out of his hiding place?



A semester program of diverse activities on the theme "I like to move it!" and with 8 devotions on the parables of Jesus.