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Gather strips of soft cloth to tie the hands and ankles as well as to make blindfolds. (Strips torn from an old sheet work nicely) You’ll need enough strips for each person to have one.

Distrubute the cloth strips to kids and have them form three groups. Instruct one group to tie each other’s hands behind their backs. (You will have to help the last person.) Have another group use the strips to loosely tie each person’s ankles together. Have the remaining group use its strips as blindfolds. Provide instructions to the youth letting them know that as you call out various actions, they are to do each one in the best way that they can.

* Shake hands
* Touch your toes
* Walk across the room
* Wave to a friend
* Take one giant step
* Sit cross-legged on the floor
* Hop on one foot
* Point to the west
* Wink at someone.

Have youth remain handicapped as they are and ask:
1. What kinds of problems are you having? Explain.
2. What can be done to solve these problems?
3. This game has taken away some of your freedom. What kinds of things bind us or take away our freedom in real life?
4. How can we be freed from these things?

Read John 8:31-36 and then walk around the room freeing kids from their bonds.
1. What kind of freedom does Jesus give?
2. What does it mean to be free?

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