- Judges - leaders over Israel before they had any Kings (all in the book of Judges, except Samuel)
- Kings - those who ruled as kings over Israel or Judah (because they split not long after Solomon died)
- Prophets - though some of the judges prophesied (like Deborah and Samuel), these were mostly those who prophesied during the period of the kings
So what does that have to do with "Judges, Kings, and Prophets"? Well, I was thinking that you could give all the kids name tags with names of different people (listed below) on them. Then, when the person in the center calls out "Judges," all of the judges would switch seats.
Here is a list of names you could use:
This would be a great way of reviewing a unit on the Old Testament. I'm definitely a big picture type of person and I believe it helps the kids understand the story better if they know where in the whole timeline of events it happens (or at least in which time period). As a teacher, we were always taught that it is important to teach the kids the larger framework on which they can "hang" the rest of the information. I also love the free downloadable Bible Timeline Game that was created by Living Water Bible Games for this purpose.