This Greatest Commandment game allows students to think about what Jesus’ Greatest Commandment is all about. With this commandment, which summarizes all 10 Commandments, Jesus calls us to love God and neighbor. But what does love look like? Jesus’ definition of love is so much more than just romantic love.
Students read a word on a heart and decide whether it shows love or not by placing it in the correct category. Either the word shows love or it doesn’t. This game is designed to be played team vs team relay style. The team who places all hearts first wins, This game is part of my Greatest Commandment lesson.
Templates for Greatest Commandment Game
Create Two Classroom Sets by these steps
- Print 2 copies of the heart word template on 2 different colors of cardstock. (By using different shades it is easier to keep the sets separate.)
- Print 2 copies of the game board template on ledger (11″ x 17″) paper
- Cut the heart words and laminate (optional)
- Glue the 4 game boards to the inside of 4 different file folders
- Store the 2 separate sets of hearts in ziploc bags
Words for the Greatest Commandment Game
LOVE IS NOT…
- Find a place to play with a lot of floor space.
- Divide class into 2 teams.
- Open the 2 game boards for each team and set them out on the floor.
- Have teams line up behind their game boards.
- Give the 1st person in each line a Ziploc bag full of laminated hearts.
How to Play
- The first person in line pulls a heart and then gives the bag to the person behind him/her.
- He/she runs to the board and sticks it to the appropriate board: either LOVE IS or LOVE IS NOT….
- If necessary, teammates can help read the words
- Teammates can help them decide where to place the words.
- The next person in line then takes a turn to place a heart.
- The first team to place all the hearts on the game board at the appropriate place wins.
If you make this game and adapt it to meet your needs, please let me know by leaving a comment below.