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A “souper” lesson on patience

Genesis 25:24-34

Game: Soup’s On!

Items needed:

  • Construction paper cut into 8 vegetable shapes (or use clip art), each one lettered to spell “P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E” (see illustration at top of page); 8 vegetable shapes per team
  • Large soup pot
  • Writing utensils for each child


  • Divide kids into teams
  • Give each child a writing utensil and a strip with one coded puzzle on it
  • Give each team a copy of the code key
  • Explain these are the “noodles” for the soup
  • Each team should work together to decode the 8 puzzles given to their team
  • As each child completes their puzzle, they may run to the front of the room & place their strip of paper in the soup pot at the front of the room
  • When they have put all of their “noodles” (aka strips of paper w/ decoded puzzle) in the pot, each team member receives a vegetable with a letter on it. The team that can put the vegetables in the proper order to spell the “mystery” word first wins the game.
  • When a team places the vegetable letters in the right order, they may raise their hands. A teacher will come verify that they are correct. They may then put their vegetables in the pot.
  • Hint: The mystery word is something that Esau needed when he was hungry!

Tips and Tricks:

  • Assign an adult or older child to each team if possible
  • Tell the teams not to shout out their word when they get it in the right order, so that other teams may continue to work to find the correct answer


Married to my high school sweetheart; mom of 10; Nan to 2; Romans 10:9-10

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