Physical learners are among the 8 types of learners in your Bible study group. These people appreciate making things with their hands, touching a prop or object used to communicate a biblical truth, or any kind of physical activity. Today’s teaching tip is all about your physical learners.
Instead of asking a question of the group and waiting for someone to raise their hand, use the Take A Stand Game to do the same thing, but get the people physically involved. Here’s how it works:
- Pose a question to the group that requires a binary response…yes or no…agree or disagree.
- Ask the group members to stand up.
- Instruct the group members to move to one of two opposite corners in the room depending on their response to your question – all those who say “yes” to the question should move to one corner, all those who say “no” should move to the opposite corner.
- Call on people at random to explain or defend their answer to the question.
- Ask additional questions several times and allow people to change corners as they respond to different questions.
It’s a simple tool that gets people engaged physically in the Bible study, creates movement, reduces boredom, and is fun!
Don’t just ask a question of your group next time you meet – use the Take A Stand Game to get your physical learners