All play: Jesus Actionary

Contributed by: Phil Trotter, Diocese of Christchurch

Explain that this game involves miming to your team things that Jesus did in his time on earth – just like charades. There will be 10 rounds in which your team tries to guess the answer before the other teams.

Use the red Jesus cards (gifted to participants at The Abbey 2017) or print your own set.

Form teams of 3-5. Play in rounds. Each round a different person will mime to the others in their team.

The first person from each team is shown the first Jesus Card by the Game Leader simultaneously.

They return to their teams and mime the word/phrase. The first team to shout out the correct answer wins that round. Keep score.

For Round Two, the second person from each team is shown the next Jesus Card simultaneously, and so on…

You can use this activity again in the future, sometimes playing it as Jesus Pictionary – where students draw the answers instead of miming them.