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Supplies
You’ll need chairs. Form a large circle with enough chairs so that everyone but one person has a place to sit. Pick one person to stand in the middle, and ask everyone else to take a seat.

Activity
The object of the game is for the person in the middle to pick a seated person and ask him or her a question. For example, a question might be, “Are you wearing purple socks?” the response determines what the whole group will do. If the answer to the question is “yes,” everyone must get up and move two chairs in either direction. When all the kids are on the move, the middle person will have an opportunity to get into a seat.

If the person answering the question responds “no,” he or she is required to add a second part to the question, such as “but I know some people here today didn’t brush their teeth this morning,” or “but someone here has visited Europe before.” If the second part of this statement is true about some of the seated kids, they must stand up and try to find other chairs. The person left standing without a chair is the one who must remain in the middle and ask the next ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question.

Debrief
You can end the activity by asking a person if he or she is a Christian and discuss what effect being a Christian might have on others. Do we stand out in a crowd as Christians? Will others accuse us of things? Sometimes in life we are persecuted because we are Christians. But Christ said that although we may have troubles as Christians we do not need to worry because he has overcome the world.

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