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Scripture Lady’s Bible Review Games: 5 Great Games To Teach Your Kids the Books of the Bible

 

The Scripture Lady loves creating Bible review games! Here are 5 great games to teach your kids the books of the Bible.

I believe one of the main goals of every Sunday School teacher should be is that their class knows all the books of the Bible by heart. If we want our kids to grow up being scholars of God’s Word, they need to know where every book is and have an idea of its main characters. Here are 5 fun games you can play to get your kids on the road to better knowing the greatest book of all time.

Bible review games will help your children learn God’s Word in a fun way and for this one you will need to do the following:

You will need to make a set of “Bible Book Cards”. You can easily do this on your computer with some colorful graphics or you can simply print the names of all the books of the Bible on some index cards. Some of the games use points. So, on the backs of the cards, in random order, you will want to print point values of 100 to 500. Kids REALLY like earning points for their teams. Finally, I suggest you laminate all the cards for long-term use.

5 Great Games

    1. OT/NT Sort – Simply get 2 boxes and label one “Old Testament” and the other “New Testament”. Grab 10 or so of the Bible Book Cards and set a timer to 30 seconds. When you say, “Go”, give a child the opportunity to correctly sort the cards in their appropriate boxes. For every one he got correct, tally up the points for his team. As the children learn their books better, you will be able to give them more cards to sort.
    2. Order Up! – Grab a clothesline and some clothespins. Give a child a set of Bible Book Cards that you would like him to put in order. You might want to limit it to 5 cards to begin with until he gets to know the Bible. For this game the points are tallied only on the cards that were placed out of order. The team with the least points wins. You might consider setting a time limit on this game as well.
    3. Grab and Find – Grab a bucket and put in some Bible Book Cards. Have a child come up and pull out a card. Give him 15 seconds to find the book in the Bible. If he is successful, he gets the points on the card for his team.
    4. Name a Character – This is played the same as #3 above, but instead of finding the book in the Bible, the child must say one main character that is in the book that he chose.

  1. Guess the Book – Lay out 5 Bible Book Cards on a table. Read a Bible verse from one of the books and give a child the chance to guess which book on the table it comes from. Reward the points on the back of the card if the guess was correct. Keep reading verses for the other cards until there are 2 left. Lay out more cards to make it harder.

If points are involved in a game, I usually have a child from the class come forward and be my scorekeeper. Have fun!

Just in case you’re interested, you might want to check out this book with even more Bible games for your kids: 101 Great Games for Kids: Active, Bible-Based Fun for Christian Education

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16 thoughts on “Scripture Lady’s Bible Review Games: 5 Great Games To Teach Your Kids the Books of the Bible”

  • I teach Jr. Church part of the year for my congregation and would love more game ideas! Thank you for your service to the Lord and taking the time to post this great information.

  • I am a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Leader for a very small non-denominational church in a very small town. We have a 4 faithful youth and as many as 15 (6 recently moved away). Our church has mostly poverty or folks with a tight budget (including myself) so we do a lot of activities that are free. We live on the lake so once a week in the summer we meet to swim, eat (always feed them) and share in a lesson. I attempt to take all situations and apply them to Bible situations – or have the children look up what the Bible has to say about what is happening – eg. arguing because someone didn’t share – or hitting and fighting because ‘they hit me first’. I have 3 who have ADD/ADHD and none are on medication. My youth are ages 8-13 and most of the core group have been together for 4 or 5 years. I take this responsibility seriously and seek the Lords lead in all I teach them. We often take scripture, ask each what that means to them – then have them draw a picture of what it means (very interesting results here) and try to teach them how we can show Jesus to all we meet. However, 3 of the boys really struggle and fuss a lot. Parental help is not very evident. 2 of the brothers have a mom in the nursing home who cannot speak and only gives them blank stares. They are angry and bitter. Dad has within the last 8 months started coming to church and growing in the Lord but he has a brain injury from military and has a very short fuse and is not good to follow thru with good parental skills., He is trying but the boys are now 10 and 13 and really struggling. The 10 year old still has b.m.’s in his pants and the 13 year old still wets the bed. Childrens services has been involved 2 times with no real benefit. So that is why I’m seeking any help I can to show these children Jesus and His Love and try to encourage them. Thanks – I’m especially interested in building their confidence in their relationship with the Lord and knowledge of the Word! Thanks for listening – In Christ – Ginny Murrell

  • Does anyone knows what happened to Ginny Murrell and those boys in her Sunday school? The boys need therapy. The reason they keep having accidents is because they have experienced too much trauma. So they need individualized attention for all their emotions about their parents. If your still around and need some advice I can give you some suggestions. God bless you and the work your doing,

    Scripture lady,
    Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Thank you so much for these ideas! My goal going into this new year was to teach my 1st and 2nd grade Sunday Schoolers the books of the Bible, so I was very excited to find these games to help make it fun!

  • Thanks for the work you do to help teachers with this great ideas. Thanks Lord for the work you do to the kids Ginny Murrels. It is not easy to work with kids when parents do not function well but I am sure God will help you to do your best and you will be a very positive influence in the lives of those kids. God bless you.

  • Gina,
    Thank you for evening a devoted Sunday School teacher. Those boys you mentioned are very blessed to have you on their lives teaching them about Jesus
    Blessing upon you and your teachings!

    Kathy,
    Thank you so much for the learn the books of the bible game! It will be a game I use in the Awana youth group I led and Sunday School class. I also have a group of 3-16 kids ranging from 6- 15 years of age and often have to figure out how I can take lessons and apply them to all ages. So many lessons I have found are to simple and don’t hold the older kids attention and other lesson are to hard for younger kids, but with these learn the books of the bible games they will be perfect for the range of kids!
    Thanks for sharing

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