Calm Sunday School Games

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Do you need the kids to settle down and be (somewhat) quiet?
Keep kids engaged with these games that are fun without excessive noise or physical movements.
For instance, in Once Upon an Emoji, kids can let their imaginations run wild in a group story-telling game before being introduced to the overarching story of the Bible. And in Mystery Bag, children use their sense of touch to guess an object before thinking of Bible stories or passages associated with it.

In this group story-telling game, players take turns to continue the story one sentence at a time. But players must include a randomly drawn emoji in their sentence. Be prepared for many silly twists and turns as everyone tries to creatively weave in the various surprising emojis! Use this game to introduce a lesson about What is the Bible.
Using their sense of touch, players must guess what the mystery bag contains. Next, they must think of Bible stories or passages associated with that object. Kids can play this as a cooperative game, while youths and adults can turn it into a competition! A great game to challenge players to read the Bible regularly!
In this no-prep, no supplies memory game, everyone must think of items they can buy in a supermarket. Players then take turns to recite the line, “I went to the supermarket and bought…”, completing the line by listing all the items bought by previous players and adding a new item at the end. This game is a great filler for the little extra class time that you may have. It also works well as an introduction to a lesson about the importance of Scripture memory.
Play this game anywhere! Players take turns to list items within a chosen category. But the item named must begin with the last letter of the previous item. For example, if the category is food, the players can say “pizza”, followed by “apple pie”, “eggs”, “spaghetti”, and so on.
Place a variety of objects on a table for everyone to look at. Then cover the table with a piece of cloth and quickly remove one item. Players must try to identify the item that has “disappeared”. Use this game to introduce a lesson on the ascension of Jesus.
Do you enjoy guessing games? Our free printable Bible 20 Questions Cards feature 24 popular Bible stories, 24 Bible characters, as well as a “Things” category to make the game more enjoyable for players less familiar with the Bible. You can also play this game without the cards and have players think of other Bible Stories, People, Places or Things.
While the guesser steps out of the room, the remaining players appoint someone to be “It”. How many yes or no questions will the guesser need to identify who “It” is? Use this guessing game to teach about our identity in Jesus Christ.
A unique Bible Trivia game where everyone is involved at the same time. As players take turns to answer questions, other players can also score points by correctly guessing whether the answer is right or wrong. Younger players and those less familiar with the Bible can score points and enjoy the game while learning about the Bible. Questions are divided into 5 categories: (1) Easy, (2) People & Places, (3) How Many, (4) Old Testament and (5) New Testament. Download the free Bible Trivia Questions and Bible Trivia Board here.
This is an adaptation of the Mexican Train game. Instead of domino pieces, players connect Bible Train Cards to a Bible Train Hub. This game helps players become more familiar with the order of the 66 books of the Bible as well as the sections they fall under. 
Our free printable Bible Pictionary for Kids Cards contain easier words and phrases from popular children’s Bible stories. Younger kids may also prefer our suggested cooperative rules where all players work as a team to achieve a common goal.
Our free printable Bible Charades for Kids Cards feature easier charades phrases as well as helpful hints for children. Younger kids may also prefer our suggested cooperative rules where all players work as a team to achieve a common goal.
In this cup-and-ball game, players try to get Jonah into the mouth of a whale. Use this game to introduce the story of Jonah.
Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla? Summer or winter? Players choose their preferences by moving to either side of the room. Use this game to teach about peer pressure.
This Bible Bingo game is uniquely designed to help players become more familiar with the various books and sections of the Bible. Each Bible Bingo Card is divided into sections that correspond to the sections of the Bible. Download 12 unique Bible Bingo Cards and 66 Bible Bingo Calling Cards here.
Players try to identify the Bible character they have been assigned by asking yes or no questions. Great for all ages and for both small and large groups. This game can also be used to introduce a lesson on our identity in Jesus Christ.
Interesting game play makes this a really fun card game! Players must try to match Mission Cards with the appropriate Game Cards. With each turn, you have to decide which cards to keep, swap or pass to the next player. Use this game to help players become more familiar with the names and sections of the 66 books of the Bible.
This memory game with beautifully illustrated Books of the Bible Cards helps players become more familiar with the various books of the Bible. You can also use this game to introduce the different sections of the Bible.
In this memory game, players must match Sections of the Bible Cards with the correct Books of the Bible Card. Use this game to introduce and familiarize players with the various sections of the Bible. Download the beautiful, printable cards here.
Use this cooperative game to help players collectively recall the order of the 66 books of the Bible. Download the beautiful, printable cards here.
A verse is read out and players have to guess which book of the Bible that verse is taken from. Each of the 66 Name the Book Cards contains a carefully selected verse from a different book of the Bible. Use this game to test your players’ knowledge or introduce them to all the books of the Bible.
This Bible memory game can be played as an introduction to a lesson on being part of a Christian community or Noah’s Ark. 
Race to sink all your opponent’s ships before your own ships get sunk in this guessing game. Played between 2 players or 2 teams, you can use this game in lessons on spiritual warfare or the armor of God.
Play a game that requires taking turns to teach patience.
Use any jigsaw puzzle to teach patience.

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