A fun computer game about a super important subject:
coming to church with the right attitude!
Attack of the Sunday School Zombies is a fun 3-D style computer game that helps kids understand the right attitude they should bring to worship and Sunday School.
The “Zombies” are a group of children, youth and adults who are running around crazy inside their church. They are constantly complaining about being there, or telling you the wrong reasons to be there. And the only thing that can get them to stop and talk are chocolate donuts. But you have to fling a lot of donuts to stop of church zombie.
Lucky for them Super Kenz the Bible Kid attends their church! She’s ready to share some insights and Bible verses with them to try and change their attitude. Her verses appear on her iTell handheld computer which she reads and discusses with each zombie (if she has good aim with her donut flinger). The verses Super Kenz shares can be seen in the Doc Box on this page.
See a video montage of Zombies CD:
Super Kenz stops the church zombies with chocolate donuts
long enough to share some advice and scripture with them.
View the Game’s Intro with Super Kenz’ the Bible Kid:
The game’s opening video tells your kids the game’s basic premise.
It’s a well-known fact that ONLY Chocolate-dipped Donuts will stop Church Zombies long enough so you can talk to them.
Super Kenz grabs her “Donut Flinger,” loads up on boxes donuts found around the church, and then sets out to find each Zombie.
The zombies are running around the church saying negative stuff. Super Kenz slows them down by whapping them with (a lot of) chocolate donuts, which of course, makes them dance around and try to run away (a fact teachers already know).
When Kenz hits them with enough donuts, they stop running away and start talking.
Super Kenz listens to their complaints about being in church, and then she GENTLY counters their complaints with biblical insights and practical advice about going to church.
At the end of the game, after Super Kenz has turned all 8 zombies back into church members, they meet her in the Sanctuary for worship. (Then your kids will want to play it again.)
- The game is great fun.
- It challenges familiar lame attitudes and complaints people have about church.
- And it gives your kids important ideas to consider and discuss. (This game is a great discussion starter).
This CD is designed for use anytime, anywhere, in a structured lesson, as a discussion starter, or as a great content-rich-but fun game to fill in some time on your schedule.
Get our FREE four lesson set about the importance of going to church, and how to encourage friends to come with you.
Use it in Sunday School or as a VBS.
Use it with or without the software.
More About the Zombies…
They’re not the flesh-eating kind 🙂 “Sunday School” zombies walk around bored, disinterested, and COMPLAINING about things. And when they get hit with donuts, they start to dodge and run.
♦ Daniel the pre-teen: I’m bored! I want to be entertained!
♦ Luke the young boy: My parents make me come. Why go on Sunday anyway?
♦ Nikki the young teen: Church is such a fashion show, I feel judged by what I wear.
♦ Cara the teenager: I don’t like some of the people there. Some of them aren’t nice. They’re hypocrites.
♦ Neil the old guy: I go because I feel like I have to pay God back and do my duty.
♦ Pastor Bob: Church isn’t supposed to be exciting! Get used to it.**
♦ Mrs. Moreno: I can be a Christian all on my own. I don’t need organized religion.
♦ Malinda the mom: It seems so fake, and I have my doubts.
- The goal is to convince all 8 zombies to join you in worship.
Zombies CD Addresses:
- Common youth complaints about church.
- The right reasons to worship and attend Sunday School (as opposed to the wrong-headed ones).
- How kids can see past what bores them to see what's important.
- How to encourage your peers to have the right attitude.
Super Kenz features some great Bible verses about worship and the attitude God wants. It gives teachers and parents plenty to talk about with their kids. And it does it all in a fun and humorous way they'll want to play it often!
Notes About Gameplay and Extras:
It takes about 25 minutes to stop and convince all 8 zombies to join you in worship. Younger children will need help. This is "content time" and not merely 25 minutes of "game" time. Super Kenz will hear their complaints and address them throughout the game.
Flying popcorn, annoying bats, water spraying from the sinks, and a classroom filled with frogs, --these are just a few of the things that challenge Super Kenz as she tries to find the zombies. It is recommended that your kids preview the game in advance, and if you're using this with younger children you should have an older student learn the game ahead of time and be ready to help.
Throughout the zombified church there are weird and encouraging messages on posters and bulletin boards.
Super Kenz' Donut Flinger makes quite a mess. But it's all for a good cause ...and fortunately, YOU don't have to clean up afterward.
Age Range: 2nd through Teen.
Younger children will enjoy this game, but will need help with navigation and reading.
Minimum: 1.4 ghz, 1.5 mb ram
View the Zombies Game and Teaching Guide -includes a student worksheet
Link to the Four Free Lesson Plans, including a video, science experiment, songs, and game
Tech Note: If you have an “original version” of the Zombies game installed from the CD it used to come on, see our tech note about correcting an “acknex has to close” error message.
An interesting short film titled “Jesus vs the Zombies.” This discussion-starter for older children and youth has a different take on what is a “zombie.”
The Story Behind Attack of the Sunday School Zombies CD
by Neil MacQueen
There’s a great reason why the church building in the Zombies game looks like the church I was serving when I made this CD.
I made “Zombies” for my Confirmation classes there.
Luke, Cara, and Super Kenz were all students in one of my Confirmation classes. It was from them that I first heard the description of “Zombies” applied to some church go-ers at our church. They were thrilled to see our discussion turned into a game. Three of them gave their voices and digital images to the program. They also helped beta test the game.
Many of the pieces bulletin boards, signs, and furniture you see in the game are digital versions of things found in that church. The Sanctuary in the game was based on a “mock up” of a new sanctuary they were trying to raise funds for. Only the bathrooms were made up.
ON OCCASION, I receive a complaint about the game. Someone will email saying they don’t like that Super Kenz is “shooting” at people. (Nevermind that she’s “shooting” chocolate donuts with a donut crossbow while dressed as a super-hero.) Once had a pastor tell me he didn’t think it was respectful that “Pastor Bob” was a zombie skulking around in the Sanctuary -five feet off the ground. The funny thing about that is Pastor Bob’s character was modeled on a pastor I once knew –and he definitely thought he walked five feet off the ground.
Kids love to play it over and over, and explore the church. Thing is, the kids can’t “win” Zombies without hearing some important scripture and practical advice. I love that about the game, and flinging donuts everywhere, …and hope you do too.
Be sure to read my game guide so you look like a Zombies genius.
ZOMBIE CUSTOMER REVIEWS
My 11 year old son had a great time giving “Attack of the Sunday School Zombies” a trial run before our lesson. I was cracking up just listening to the one zombie shouting, “meetings! meetings! meetings!” So I think it would be a great resource for me to use for our volunteers too. Attitude really makes a difference for us all. So, a big thank you to you and your ministry! ~Catherine Curtis. 1st Congregational, Glen Ellyn IL
Neil, it is okay to say I felt strangely satisfied blasting Pastor Bob with donuts? Our girls really related to the one zombie girl who complained about feeling judged for what she wears. What a great subject you’ve made into a fun game. -Edward A., volunteer, First E. Lutheran, Richmond
I know the game isn’t for him but just had to tell you that my 5 year old is in love with Super Kenz. What a sweet voice she has in your program. ~Judy S. member of All Saints, Las Vegas.