As with all Family Action Agents teaching videos, learning and fun are our top priorities!
You have just purchased an excellent TOOL in helping your kids learn from the Word of God! Make sure you go over the video a few times to be sure you are aware of how it is presented and to be comfortable in its presentation. In other words. you want to have a sense of command and excitement that beams out of you while this experience is happening! Remember a tool does not take the place of you as a leader! It is there to enhance the gifting of talents God has given to you in instructing your kids!
The best advice I can give is to think of yourself as a TV game show host! You will not just be playing a video and sitting back waiting for your kids to respond, but will be right there with them in the moment and excitement that transpires.
First, pass out the “Bingo” cards. (Best idea is to print on card stock and laminate each one. If you don’t have a laminating machine, go to Walmart or a hardware store and get clear shelving paper to cover both sides and cut out around each card.) Notice you have 80 DIFFERENT CARDS and a TRACKING CARD (which needs to be checked off as the game progresses) . Give out white board/ erasable markers and a small square of felt material as an eraser.
Next. introduce and give the rules for the game. Teach the kids the five divisions of books in the Old Testament – LAW, HISTORY, POETRY AND PROPHETS. NOTICE they head up each of the 4 columns they see on their cards. The video will give a division and a book that is in that division. If they have it, then they will put an X in that square. (some cards will not have it) Once they have 4 boxes checked off across or 5 boxes checked off down, they will stand and yell out, “I GOT IT!” If all answers are correct, they will win 1000 points for their team (example boys vs. girls).
After doing all the above. play BINGO PART 1, BINGO PART 2, BINGO PART 3, OR BINGO PART 4. If no one wins with the first BINGO VIDEO then go to the second BINGO VIDEO part and so on. Always pick the 1st one that stands. Then using THE TRACKING CARD- MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ALL THE CORRECT ANSWERS. Bingo cards should be completely erased before starting a new game.
The great part about this game is that immediately you can play again by switching around the BINGO VID PARTS in any order and/or giving out new Bingo cards to everyone. (If you have more than 80 players, try partnering them together with one card or make more cards by printing out more from the master cards. (Remember, even though you have more of the same cards, doesn’t mean everyone is going to get BINGO.) MOST OF ALL – ENJOY THE GAME!