Let's Get Salty

An icebreaker activity to explore Matthew 5:13

Purpose: To help members understand what is it to be the salt of the earth and learn practical ways to "be salty" in day-to-day activities.

Supplies Needed: Salty crackers

Activity: The leader asks the group to sit in circle and reads Matthew 5:13 aloud. Then he or she passes a pack of crackers to the person on his or her right, and asks that person to pull out a cracker, eat it, and tell what it means to be the salt of the earth. Once he or she gives an answer, the crackers pass to the next person and that person eats a cracker and answers the same question. Continue this process until all members have had a chance to answer.

If you have a large group, consider changing the question halfway through. Ask the second half of the group to give a practical example of what being the salt of the earth might look like, even sharing a personal example if possible.

Unpacking Questions

  1. Share a time when you've done something that would be considered "being salty."
  2. In your opinion, is it easy to live a salty life? Why or why not?
  3. Should salty acts be large and witnessed by many or small and witnessed by few? Give examples to back your opinion.

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