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  • Writer's pictureLaurie Swigart

The Game of Life


To explore how people are feeling as individuals and as a part of the group.

Group Size:

1 or more


Large sheet of green paper

White paper

Colored markers



On a large sheet of green paper, draw a simple football field in the middle as if it were in the

middle of a stadium. Give each person a piece of white paper and ask them to think of the person at a football game who best represents them. You may be specific and ask them to think of the person they are most like in terms of their relationship with God, with their family, when at work, when on this team, etc. The person selected can be anyone from a player or referee to a fan, peanut man, blimp driver, usher, owner, etc. Each person should draw their character, cut it out, and glue it to the paper in relation to where they think it should be. After everyone is finished, have them explain why they chose what they chose.

Discussion Prompts:

1. What did you learn about yourself while doing this activity?

2. What did you learn about the group or about other members of the group today?

3. Do you like being the person you are in the game of life or is there someone else you wish

you could be? Why?

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