Saying Yes to God

Activity Objective

To play a game about identifying the right thing to do in certain situations

Lesson Outcome

The children will explain that they need to say yes to God as Mary did.


  • Index cards with decision-making situations written on them.
  • Examples:

You share your lunch with a child at school who forgot his or hers.

You take a pencil from the floor that you know belongs to someone else.

You cross the street walking home because you do not want to talk to your next-door neighbor.

You ask a new student to sit at your table for lunch.

You pick up the paper and trash as you walk around your block.

You talk about someone behind his or her back.

You invite someone to come to church with your family on Sunday.


  • Divide the group into two teams.
  • Have the children sit in two lines side-by-side on the floor.
  • Ask the first two children to stand up.
  • Tell the teams that you are going to read a situation aloud to them. When they hear the situation, they have to decide if the person is saying yes to God or no to God by his or her actions.
  • Tell the children to raise their hands as soon as they know the answer.
  • Call upon the first child who raises his or her hand.
  • If the answer was that the person was saying no to God by his or her actions, the child must then tell how he or she could change the actions to say yes to God.
  • The team with the most correct responses is the winner.

Learning Styles

Logic/Math Smart

Approximate Time

15 minutes


Make sure that you have enough situation cards for each team to have a chance.

Encourage the children to come up with other situations that would show someone saying yes or no to God.

You may want to give stickers or a treat to the winners.


If there are children in your group with special needs (physical, visual, hearing, language, or behavioral disabilities), adapt the activity accordingly.