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Below are basic descriptions of events held by Awana. Click on the event to see a list of posts.


 

Bible Quizzing

Bible Quizzing tests students’ knowledge of material in handbooks and manuals and provides individual recognition and awards. Most importantly, it helps build a Biblically based worldview in students and trains them in apologetics, Godly wisdom and personal Bible study.

Bible Quizzing may include the following components:

  • Speed
  • Written
  • Multiple Choice (Paddle)

Here are some Bible Quiz Guides & Resources to help your clubbers prepare for your quiz.

 

AwanaGames

AwanaGames™ features Awana clubs and youth programs from local churches in competition at the local, state, regional and national level. This exciting event is open to students in T&T, Trek and Journey. More than 600 AwanaGames events typically take place in the U.S. each year, with numerous others held worldwide.

Amidst all the energy and excitement of the team games, a break in the action always includes a presentation of the gospel message. Many family members and friends hear God’s plan of salvation, some for the first time.

 

Sparks-A-Rama

Sparks-a-Rama™ is the Sparks version of AwanaGames™, especially designed for kids in kindergarten to second grade. The event focuses on fun, team-oriented games and meeting new friends from other area churches in local and regional competition. Sparks-a-Rama is usually held on the same day as AwanaGames in venues around the country.

Parents and family members are invited to attend and cheer on their Sparkie. Before the competition ends, the gospel is presented, making Sparks-a-Rama a great outreach to non-churched spectators.

 

Grand Prix

The Awana Grand Prix is a Pinewood Derby-style outreach event founded in 1964 to draw fathers to club to hear the gospel message.

The Grand Prix provides a challenging, stimulating change in the club year that can draw children back after holidays or a drop in attendance. Children’s parents also get involved and the gospel is presented after check-in but prior to races so unsaved family members hear God’s plan of salvation clearly presented. The Awana Grand Prix is not only a fun activity but a powerful tool for reaching the unsaved.

 

Sparks Camp-a-Rama

 

Raingutter Regatta (Float-a-Boat)

This is not an Awana event and so Awana does not provide any
resources for the Raingutter Regatta, or as it is also known,
Float-a-Boat.

One place to get the kits to build the boat is from Scout
Stuff. Here’s a link to the kit itself or go to http://www.scoutstuff.org, and then do a search for raingutter

Here is information from a local Commander about how they put together their boat kits:

Our kits include:
(Everything can be bought at Home Depot or Lowes)

  • (2) 3/4” x 1” x 6” pieces of pine
  • (2) 3/4” x 4” pieces of screen bead
    (Some year’s we’ve put in 3 pieces of this.)
  • (2) 1/4” x 6” dowel rod
  • (12) 1/2” brad nails
  • (1) 4.5” x 4.5” flexible expansion joint

Our finished boats can’t be wider than 4″ or longer than 6″. It’s
just the rules we’ve set.

Some clubs do theirs differently — make boats out of foam or
balsa wood. We do a catamaran design, some use a hydroplane
design.

 

Good websites for help/ideas:

www.raingutter-regatta.com

www.lastufka.net/lab/boats

www.derbytalk.com

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