The Adjective Game

Scripture: Proverbs 1-4,8-9,26,30

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God wants us to follow godly wisdom like that found in Proverbs.
  • Students will learn there were several wise, godly men who taught people when Solomon was alive, but the majority of the Proverbs in the Bible were written by Solomon.
  • Students will learn any wisdom given us outside of the Bible should be compared to the Bible, to make sure the advice is indeed wise.
  • Students will learn how to use adjectives.

Guiding Question: How can students identify various adjectives?

Materials: Ball or bean bag

Procedure: Review the Proverbs of wisdom and foolishness. Emphasize Proverbs 1:20-33. Reread these verses and ask students what seems strange about how they are written. Who is the main character? Wisdom. Explain that personification is giving human characteristics to nonhuman things. It is important to understand literary devices such as this in order to better understand the Bible.

Introduce the activity. Tell students they are going to play the adjective game. Explain that adjectives are descriptive words such as pretty, sweet, tasty, etc.Have students sit in a circle, give one student a ball or bean bag. That person has to name an adjective that starts with the letter “A” and then toss the ball to someone else. That person must name an adjective that starts with the letter “B” and repeat through the entire alphabet.

Additional Questions: How can the students relate adjectives to real people?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students draw a picture of themselves on a piece of paper. Around the drawing, have the students write adjectives that describe themselves.

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