BIBLICAL PROPHET CARDS (TOP TRUMPS)
I needed a game for my Minor Prophets teenage class that
would have them use their research skills and help them remember different facts
about the prophets they had studied in the last six months. The game I
chose was a card game modeled after the popular European Top Trumps card game.
This home made version uses all Major and Minor prophets and includes other
popular and obscure,
literary and verbal prophets.
categories were assigned by me and the students researched descriptions,
persecution, Time period, # of miracles and # of Messianic/Kingdom prophecies.
Although the student did their best to identify these values, they are not to be
taken conclusively and you may disagree with some of them, but that was not the
point of the exercise.
educational thing about this card format is that after a round or two of play,
the player starts to memorize the facts, including strengths and weaknesses and
how to use them to their advantage. The instructions are included on the
first 3 cards found in either the .pdf documents below.
behind using word values instead of numerical in some categories will cause the
player to start memorizing/remembering what Biblical time era came first or what
kind of persecution the prophet endured. Use the included instruction card
to find the winning card.
index letter size paper (or thicker), cut out and play:
I wasn't satisfied with the format that
locked me into. I found an application (quickcards3 - Playing cards
version) that would let me design my own cards and use the images from the
templates above. The application is free to use and design but does
require a registration fee ($16.95) to activate the print function.
Plain Cards Web site
Download my black & white or
color template I used
with the program and make changes to any of the text or images as desired.
THE BOOK OF DANIEL - GOD IS IN CONTROL
Class PowerPoint Presentations: