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http://www.oldlutheran.com/page.php?page=humor&id=4Games: Reformation Pictionary Telephone
http://www.oldlutheran.com/oldlutheran/images/reformation/RefPictionary.pdfPin the beard on the theologian http://churchhistoryabcs.com/Pin%20the%20Beard.pdfLuther rose bowling or can toss pyramid game (also called Bowl Down the Heretic) Rescue the drowning martyr (bobbing for apples)
Alms giving (throwing pennies in collection boxes)
Hunting in the Forest (the kids shoot a plastic crossbow with suction cup darts at a poster of forest animals) Bible smuggling relay
During the Reformation, it was illegal to print a Bible in a language that people could read. So, the Reformers often had to hide Bibles from church leaders and sneak them to the people so that they could read them. Activity: Divide kids into two teams. Have one representative from each team put on an oversized pair of pants over their clothes. The team will work to stuff a stack of Bibles into the pants. Then, the two representatives will race around a cone and back. If time, you can choose new teams and do the race again.