|Fun Games –
a time to let children be children, to have fun, play and enjoy
The sports and games are demonstrated in the Opening
Ceremony with the competition played in the days or weeks following.
The finals are played in the Closing Ceremony with awards and medals
given to all participants (not just the winners).
||KidsGames provides a caring place
to have fun with children while sharing Biblical stories, values
and messages in a creative and unique way.
|Experiential learning games, dramas,
stories, discussion and the testimonies of famous athletes are
all key parts of KidsGames. It is a time for the children to
experience and discover for themselves, in small groups, on
the playing field or in a hall.
Several well designed KidsGames learning Curriculums
have been developed. These are The Champions, Joseph and Paul.
The Champions and Joseph are also still available
for you to use. You’ll find 10-day and 5-day curriculums for
both of these on the KidsGames CD and website. A new Curriculum
will be developed every two years for KidsGames and will be available
at the KidsGames website.
KidsGames is truly global, from the team facilitating and helping
bring resources together through to the number of countries involved.
The most unique aspect about this global initiative is the partnership
that makes it happen.
There are even KidsGames worldwide championships
and projects in which children can compete.
The guiding leadership principles underneath the
KidsGames partnership are quite special. They describe a leadership
model of facilitating and serving. An initiative that is like a
body where every part is important and where everyone, no matter
how young, has a part to play. KidsGames will take committees and
leaders to make it work, but shared partnership and humility will
make it work well.
For Children aged between 6-14 years
In so many ways, children are special. Children are the largest
single generation on earth. They have the potential to bring about
great good to our world or send it further into turmoil. In years
to come they will be the leaders of the world. Through KidsGames
they can realize their potential now and begin to express their
sporting, creative, leadership and spiritual gifts.
In so many ways, children are under threat. Children
the world over face difficult circumstances, from loneliness and
family breakdown, to famine, war, disease and exploitation. KidsGames
is an opportunity to show compassion and love to those least loved
and cared for. In the Indian KidsGames and elsewhere, it was the
children who took on the challenge of being compassionate to other
KidsGames facilitators and committees are encouraged
to pursue ways of including disabled children, poor children, neglected
and left-out children. Already KidsGames has provided love, care
and fun to refugee children and child-soldiers in Central and Western
Africa. Every city, village and island in this world has children
who will benefit from KidsGames.
The Paul Curriculum (in the sports & games section)
and the Sports and Games manual also includes ideas for including
children with disabilities.
Sourced from www.worldcupofkidsgames.org