To introduce a lesson on the Gospels, play a game of “Jesus Charades.” Divide the class into small teams. Prepare a stack of playing cards with separate phrases about the life of Jesus. For example,

  • Jesus walks on water
  • Jesus feeds the 5,000
  • Jesus heals the paralytic
  • Jesus calms the storm
  • Jesus drives Satan into the herd of swine
  • Jesus carries his cross
  • Jesus welcomes the criminal into paradise
  • Jesus lets Thomas probe his wounds
  • Jesus ascends into Heaven

Call on a representative from each team to choose a phrase from the stack (without looking) to be acted out silently until someone from another team guesses the event. Take turns, calling on a new team representative each time.