The Scripture Lady loves creating Bible lessons for kids! Here is one called “Bible Jobs” to help learn about jobs in the Bible.
Matthew was a tax collector. Paul was a tentmaker and Peter was a fisherman. Everyone in the Bible had a job and there was a job for everyone to do…Just like today! Occupations in the Bible were much like they are today. Sure, we have lots of technical gizmos and gadgets now, but a baker still bakes and a seamstress still sews.
Why not have a little fun with this Scripture game and your kids while teaching them about the different jobs there were back in the Bible days?
Bible lessons for kids will help your children hide God’s Word in their hearts and for this one you will need to do the following:
Take the list of occupations that I have provided below and write the occupation on one side of a 3×5 card and the Scripture that goes with it on the other side. Mix all the cards up and place them in a hat or a bucket from which your children can choose. You will also need 2 Bibles, one for each team.
Now divide your class into 2 teams. Let one child from a team come and pick out one of the cards. He should do this carefully so that no one else in the room can see the card he picked. Once he has seen the occupation on the card, he must then act out the job without using any words, much like “Charades”. For example, if the job of baker was chosen, the child must act out what a baker would do. The first person in the class who guesses the occupation correctly comes to the front of the class and then picks a child from the other team for him to compete against. You, the teacher, will give each of these 2 children a Bible. You will then give them the Scripture reference that was on the back of the occupation just acted out. Say, “Ready, set, Go!” and then have the children find the verse in the Bible. The first child to find the correct verse will earn 100 points for their team. Have the child read the verse out loud if he feels comfortable doing so. If not, then you, the teacher, should do so.
Have the last child who acted out the occupation pick the next child to be the actor and then play as before. Now…get to work!
List of Occupations in the Bible:
Carpenter/2 Samuel 5:11
Gardener/ Jeremiah 29:5
Musician/1 Chronicles 9:33
Tax Collector/Matthew 9:9
Just in case you’re interested, you might want to check out this book with even more Bible lessons for your kids: Rock-Solid Followers: Helping Kids Discover Jesus’ Love for Them and the World (Kids Time)
If you liked this Sunday School/Homeschooling idea, then sign up to receive Scripture Lady’s Free Email Kid Tips packed full with creative ideas and receive 6 FREE Bible Review Games to help get the kids you minister to excited about the Bible! Just go to www.MyFreeBibleGames.com to fully subscribe.
Also, don’t forget to “LIKE” me on Facebook. Just click on my Facebook logo to the right. Thank you!
If you’re into Twitter, click on the cute little bird!
“God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:7