Earlier in the week, we shared about a website we LOVE for finding Bible games for kids, so we figured we’d share another Bible game this week as our free weekly download! Use the classic game of Hide and Seek to help teach kids about Psalm 63 and what it means to “earnestly” seek God.

Psalm 63 Hide and Seek Game

Time Estimate: 10-15 minutes

Read Psalm 63:1: “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you…”

Ask: What does the word ‘earnestly’ mean? (Honestly, sincerely, intensely, with all you’ve got)

When you are playing the game ‘hide and seek’, how do you look for those who are hiding? Do you just kind of walk around casually looking at the sky and smelling the flowers or do you go full force with all that you have? We are supposed to seek God the way we play Hide and Seek. We are supposed to pursue Him, want to find Him, and want to spend time with Him. We should be looking for Him intensely—with all our hearts—that is when we will find Him. So, to help us remember how we are supposed to seek God, we are going to play hide and seek! 

Play hide and seek in your indoor space or on your playground. Choose one person to be the seeker. The seeker will close their eyes and count to at least 20. While the seeker is counting, everyone else will find a place to hide. Once the seeker is finished counting, they will work to find all of their hidden friends!

Optional variation: Instead of hide and seek your group can play also sardines. The difference is that in sardines, one person hides and everyone else looks for them.  When they find the hider, they are to quietly hide with them. The last person to find the group is the next hider.

This game is one of the small group activities from week 5 of Scavenger Hunt Through the Psalms – an 8-week interactive series that invites kids to explore God’s Word in innovative ways. Learn more about this series here.

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