Sometimes your Sunday School lesson needs a fun and silly game, like with the Plagues story from our Moses unit. I wanted a plague of frogs game, so I made a frog stuffie pattern so I could have lots and lots of frogs. LOTS of frog stuffies.
Soooo……… My wonderful picture of the kids playing this game is gone. Disappeared into the nether of my computer. So, I’ll tell you the rules of the game in a sec…… But first, how to make the frogs.
As I imagine the plague of frogs…..
Frogs were EVERYWHERE!
Randomly on the banister of the stairs.
On the mantle. Everywhere.
So, what better thing to do than play a rousing game of capture the frog?
Supplies: a large group of kids, frog stuffie (say 15 or so, ideally you want 2-3 frogs per kid, use the frog stuffie pattern and follow directions below), two rings or circles or something to put the frogs in, a timer
Frog stuffie pattern
1. For each frog stuffie cut out 4 legs (2 front and 2 back) out of felt, then 2 bodies. I cut the body fabric out using pinking shears so I didn’t have to turn anything, it saved a lot of time, and besides it gave the frogs “character.”
Pin the legs in place, and mentally remember where you will start and stop your sewing to leave a hole for stuffing.
2. Chain stitch the frog stuffies together leaving a 2 inch gap on one side for stuffing.
3. Stuff your frog stuffie, I used random fabric scraps to sew mine, but you could use actual stuffing. This was a great way for me to use up LOTS of green fabric scraps because it’s not like I worried about the frogs being on grain or anything.
Plague of Frogs game set up
Place all of the frog stuffies in the middle of the room. Put two hoops (or however many teams you have) at each end of the room.
1. Each round last 3 minutes. Your goal is to get the most number of frogs in your circle at the end of the round.
2. You can only carry one frog at a time.
3. You can only tag someone who is on your side and is carrying a frog.
a. Once you have been tagged you have to go back to your ring before you can try to get more frogs.
4. You can not stand on your ring to guard it. You can stand near it, but no babysitting.
5. If you break any of the rules you are out for the round, no exceptions.
I think that’s all of the rules. We played several rounds with our Sunday School class, and they loved it and requested to play it again the next week. Which we were more than happy to let them do.