Truth* Fortune Tellers Game
Closed Fortune Teller
Open Fortune Teller with qualities of Truth*
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." - Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)
"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope." - Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV)
These Sunday School "fortune tellers" are filled with ideas about Truth, our "expected end." Watch this video to learn how to create a fortune teller:
Make one fortune teller for each student before Sunday School. After a deep discussion of Truth, students are ready to begin creating fortune tellers. On the four outer boxes, students will write four different questions where the answer is Truth. Then on the inside triangles, the students will write a quality of Truth (one word). Then on the inside, students will write Truth under each small triangle.
Here's how to play with the Truth* Fortune Tellers that will involve the adults leaving their church service:
Students can meet the adults after the church service to share their learning from Sunday School with their Truth Fortune Teller. Students should ask a non-family member, so everyone in the church is included.
Students ask the person to choose a question from the top of the fortune teller. The person is directed to answer with the word “truth.” Once the person answers with "truth," the student will then move the fortune teller to open and close it as they spell T-R-U-T-H aloud.
Then the person will choose a quality of truth from the inside triangles, and the student will spell the quality aloud as they open and close the fortune teller again.
Then the student will ask the person to choose another quality. Once the quality is chosen, the student will lift the flap and reveal the word Truth underneath. - Submitted by Lizzie Konecni
* Note that this game was played using the synonym Truth, but it could be used for other Bible Lessons with short titles. For example, students could write questions about "Spirit" and qualities of Spirit.
The underlying lesson for the students is that there really is no chance for evil or for bad luck. We may call these "fortune tellers," but God gives each of us an "expected end" where we are always expressing our true natures as loving, peaceful, protected, and spiritual children of God.