Do you need your students to get into pairs? Instead of you choosing, have the Holy Spirit do it for you....randomly. This is a set of faith-based cards. Mix them up and pass them out. Have the students look at their cards and find their match. Voila! Partnered up!
Example- The student that get the Noah card will pair up with the Ark. Jonah goes to the whale. Moses goes to the Red Sea. Zaccheus finds the tree to climb.
You have enough cards for 32 students. All you need to do is cut them up (easy to do) and laminate! Check out the preview!
When I do this, my students NEVER complain. I always remind them that it's the Holy Spirit that chooses!