Materials: Two chair per team,
1 “World Plans” sheet per team, 1 “World Materials” pieces
Setup: Two chairs per group
are set up at far end of the room. Two players from each team sit in them. They
are The Architects. Two people from
each team stand in the middle of the room with their feet tied together. These
people are The Conveyors. The
remaining teams sit at the opposite side of the room as the chairs. These are The Builders.
The Architects: It is the job
of the architects to describe to the conveyors how to build the World. The
architects may not show anyone else the World Plans. The architects may not use
their hands to communicate any information. The architects may not leave their
The Conveyors: It is the job of the
conveyors to listen to the architects and to tell the builders how to build the
world. The conveyors must always have their feet joined together as they
travel. The Conveyors cannot look at the World Plans. The conveyors cannot
touch the World Plans or the World Materials.
The Builders: It is the job of the
builders to build the world. The builders may not let the conveyors or the
architect's touch the World Materials The builders may not leave their area.
Introduction: (Read aloud) “Welcome
to creation. The earth is formless and void, but not for long! Very soon God
will command all things into being! You are going to be playing the part of the
character named Wisdom, talked about in Proverbs 8:
‘Oh simpleton, become wise
Oh fools, learn sense
Listen and I will speak great things
From my lips will come truth!
When YHVH caught me
There at the beginning
Before the ancient things
Before the Deep
Before the Earth
Before the Seas
I was there!
When He established all the Heavens
When He drew the circle of the Deep
When He made the Sky above
When He made the foundations
When He made the Sea boundary!
I was there like a master workman
And rejoiced in the world
Happy is the one who listens to me
Whoever finds me finds life!’
Goal: To be the first team
to finish “Creation”
Instructions: (Read Aloud) “Your
job is to try and fit together the pieces of creation just as its described in
the creation account of Genesis. Because you are only Wisdom and not God, it’s
your job to try and understand how it all works together. The people over here
are The Architects of Wisdom, the ones in the middle are The Conveyors of
Wisdom and the ones over here are The Builders of Wisdom.
It is The Builder's job determines if they
are done. The Conveyors can help them make a decision, but the Builders have
the final say. If you think you are done, raise your hands and call us over.
The Architects may still not move. If you are right, the game is over and you
are the winner. If you are wrong, you may continue building, but you have lost
Once again, The Architects sit on one side,
The Conveyors run to them and listen to instructions, run to The Builders on
the other side and tell them how to build it.”
Debrief: Once the game is
done, have the winning architects come over and talk to the winning builders.
Let everyone else watch as they compare notes as to the difficulties and struggles
in fitting everything together.
Reading: Proverbs 8:22-31
22The LORD made me as the beginning of His
The first of His works of old.
23I was set up from everlasting, from the
Or ever the earth was.
24When there were no depths, I was brought
When there were no fountains abounding with
25Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills was I brought forth;
26While as yet He had not made the earth, nor
Nor the beginning of the dust of the world.
27When He established the heavens, I was
When He set a circle upon the face of the
28When He made firm the skies above,
When the fountains of the deep showed their
29When He gave to the sea His decree,
That the waters should not transgress His