Take two pieces of paper. Draw a stick figure of a human on one, and several animals on the other. Tape them to opposite sides of the room, at kid height.
“I will ask a question. If the answer is people, run to that side of the room. If the answer is animals, run to this side of the room.”
Who enjoys coloring pictures?
Who makes music and writes songs?
Who knows how to talk?
Who wears clothes?
Who plants food in gardens and farms?
Who does God love more?
Who did Jesus die on the cross for?
Who growls like this–roooar?
Who lives in a nest in the treetop?
Who eats grass?
Who has fur on their skin?
Who has a tail?
Who can live underwater in the ocean without ever coming out?
Who can be pets?
If the game is used with an older group of kids, have them think of questions. This can lead to divided results and good discussion. I had a kid who asked, “Who likes to swim?” Well, fish and people both do.
When writing the people questions, I used the Australian Aboriginal culture as my litmus test. Thus, I didn’t include a question like, “Who eats with a fork?” I had hoped to use severely mentally retarded people as another litmus test, but that became too nuanced for the cognitive level of preschoolers.
These questions are an oversimplification of what made in the image of God means. But for preschoolers, it’s good enough.