This twenty-minute game is a fun icebreaker for Confirmation classes or youth groups helping teens to make a connection with the Body of Christ and the variety of gifts that make up the Church. It can be found in Send Out Your Spirit, a Confirmation preparation program for teens.
A rather active exercise can be used as a lead-in to help the teens understand that they are literally members of the Body of Christ. Divide the class into groups of six to eight participants. Remind them of St. Paul’s description of the Church as a body with many parts. Read all or part of 1 Corinthians 12 as a means of introduction.
Within the small groups, assign “parts” of the body. Two people can be “arms,” two to four people can be “legs,” one person can be a “mouth,” and the last person can be the “eyes.” The task of the group is to cross from one side of the room to another and to open a closed Bible to 1 Corinthians 12.
The challenge is that only the people who are legs can have their feet touching the ground. Only the people who are arms can use their hands. Only the person who is eyes can see (the rest of the group should close their eyes or be blindfolded), and only the mouth can speak.
Basically, it falls to the “legs” to carry the other members of the group across the room and the “eyes” and “mouth” to direct the “arms” to open the Bible to the correct page.
The first team that completes the task is the winner. Besides following up on the activity with more discussion of 1 Corinthians 12, this can be a good lead-in to a discussion on the diversity of gifts within the Church and how all must work together.