Bible Games for Kids to Teach Bible Stories

Here are our favorite bible games for kids that you can use to introduce popular bible stories. Great for Sunday School or other children’s ministry event, these bible games for children will bring an added dimension of fun and energy to your lesson.

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Creation: Animals Who Am I?

Animals Who Am I Bible Game for KidsFree Printables
Players try to identify the animal they have been assigned by asking yes or no questions. Great for all ages and for both small and large groups. This Bible game for kids can be used to introduce a lesson on Creation.

Noah’s Ark: Animal Match-up

Noah's Ark Game – Animal Match-upFree Printables
Have fun mimicking your assigned animal to find your counterpart! Use this game to introduce a lesson on Noah’s Ark. You can also use this children’s Bible game as a general ice-breaker game or to break a large group into pairs.

Tower of Babel: Blow Around the World

Blow Around the World Sunday School Game
Play this international edition of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce a lesson on evangelism and missions or the Tower of Babel.

Joseph and His Colorful Coat: Collect the Coats

Collect the Coats Bible Game for KidsFree Printables
Play this fun and exciting variation of the Spoons card game to introduce a lesson about Joseph. The goal is to be the first to collect 4 of the same Single-colored Coat cards. And as soon as any player succeeds in doing this, don’t be the last to grab a Multi-colored Coat card from the center of the table!

Moses and the Parting of the Red Sea: Fan a-Way

Fan A-Way Bible Game for Kids
Separate ping pong balls of 2 different colors using only paper plates as fans. Use this Bible game for kids to introduce the story of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.

Joshua and the Battle of Jericho: Windy Demolition

Windy Demolition Bible Game for Kids
Blow up balloons and release the air to demolish walls made of paper cups. Use this Bible game for children to introduce the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho.

David and Goliath: Defeat the Giant

Defeat the Giant Sunday School GameFree Printables
Make paper cup slingshots to shoot marshmallows or crushed paper balls at “Goliath”. Use this game for kids to introduce the Bible story of David and Goliath.

Jonah and the Big Fish: Big Gulp of Jonah

Big Gulp of Jonah Sunday School GameFree Printables
In this cup-and-ball game, children try to get Jonah into the mouth of a whale. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Jonah.

Daniel in the Lions’ Den: Face the Cookie

Face the Cookie Bible Game for Kids
In this minute-to-win-it game, players try to move cookies from their foreheads into their mouths using only their facial muscles; no hands allowed. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Daniel in the Lions’ Den.

The Birth of Jesus: No More Room

No More Room Bible Game for Kids
Find creative ways to squeeze as many people as possible on a piece of newspaper that gets smaller with each round. Use this game to introduce the story of Jesus’ birth, to teach about getting along with difficult people or as a teambuilding game.

Jesus and Peter Walk on Water: Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones Bible Game for KidsFree Printables
Cross a pretend river using pieces of paper as stepping stones. Use this game to introduce the Bible story of Jesus and Peter walking on water, to teach that God will help us in times of trouble, or as a teambuilding game.

Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree: Can You See?

Can You See Church Game for Kids
In this fun relay, teams eat their way to clues that reveal a Bible verse. Use this Bible game for kids to introduce the Bible story about Zacchaeus climbing a sycamore tree to see Jesus, or about Saul’s conversion.

Jesus Heals a Paralytic: Yellow Fuzzies on the Move

Yellow Fuzzies on the Move Bible Game for Kids
Work as a team to move tennis balls using strings tied to a rubber band. Use this Bible game for kids and youths to introduce the Bible story of Jesus healing a paralyzed man, to teach that God wants us to get along with each other or as a teambuilding game.

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand: Cloudy With a Chance of Cornflakes

Cloudy With a Chance of Cornflakes Bible Game for Kids
Play a game of “raining” cornflakes into cups to introduce the Bible story about Jesus feeding the five thousand or about God “raining” down manna from heaven.

Parable of the Lost Sheep: Baa Baa Lost Sheep

Baa Baa Lost Sheep Bible Game for KidsFree Printables
Players hunt for ten sheep that have been hidden. (With one sheep especially difficult to find.) Use this game to introduce the Parable of the Lost Sheep.

Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders: Jenga

Jenga Bible Game for Adults Youths Kids
Players try to keep the tower from crashing down as they take turns to remove a block from the tower and place it back at the top. Use this game to introduce or reinforce a Bible lesson on the Wise and Foolish Builders or the Tower of Babel.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection: Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag Sunday School Game
This highly energetic game is popular with kids and younger youths. Play this game before introducing the Bible story about the resurrection of Jesus, or about Sodom and Gomorrah where Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt.

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