Game - Mary and Gabriel: ‘The King / Queen says’ - FREE

A fun game about the Bible story of Mary's meeting with the angel Gabriel

In our story today the angel Gabriel tells Mary that Jesus will be the King of Israel and that there will be no end to his reign.

What does a king do? Is it easy or hard to obey a king?

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on Mary meeting the angel Gabriel as part of our series for advent and Christmas.


The King or Queen says


What do you need:

- a toy crown

 What do you do:

This is an amended version of the well-known game ‘Simon says’.

Have the children stand in a circle, and have a leader stand in the middle of the circle.

The leader is the king or queen, and wears the crown. The children have to obey him or her,
but only if they use the words ‘The king says’ . So if the king says ‘The king says sit down’, then they have to sit down, but if the king only says ‘Sit down’ then they have to stay standing. The children who do sit down are out.

You can also have the children take it in turns to be the ‘king’ or ‘queen’.

In what ways is this similar to what a real king or queen would do? Why / why not?
What sort of King is Jesus do you think?

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