Bible Charades

Use our mobile friendly Bible Charades Cards below or download your free printable cards. Bible Charades is a great party game that you can also use to teach about love and faith in action. 

Bible: 1 John 3:18; Luke 10:25-37; James 2:14-17; Matthew 25:31-46; Ephesians 2:8-10

Ages: 6 and above

Group Size: 4 or more

Supplies: Bible Charades Cards – Download Here, and/or Charades Cards – Download Here, Timer or hour glass, Paper and pen to record the score

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For younger children, check out Bible Charades for Kids which features 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.

Be sure to check out Christmas Charades for your Christmas lesson, event or party.

Bible Charades

Mobile Friendly Bible Charades Cards

Click on the Fullscreen icon on the top right corner to use these mobile friendly Bible Charades Cards.
Alternatively, you can download and print the hard copy cards from the Preparation section below.

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Preparation

Download, print and cut up the Bible Charades Cards and/or the Charades Cards.

We recommend using the Charades Cards if you are playing with a group of pre-believers or new believers who may not be familiar with the Bible.

Bible Charades Cards

Charades Cards

How to Play

Divide into two teams of roughly equal number of players.
Each team can have just two players, but it will be more fun with more players.
Teams take turns to send one player to pick a Charades Card.
Without speaking, that player must act out the word or phrase on the Charades Card while his or her teammates try to guess the correct answer within a given time.
(Usually 3 minutes, but you may vary this according to the age and skill level of your players.)

If they get it correct within the time limit, the team scores 10 points.
Play for a pre-determined number of rounds or period of time.
Give the winning team a prize.

Bible Lesson for Adults/Youths – Faith in Action

Get Started
1. What were some of the more difficult clues to act out?
2. What are some things that are better expressed with action?
Why?

Get into the Word
Read James 2:14-26
3. What kind of faith is condemned in James 2:14?
Describe your personal experience with this type of faith.
4. What is the main point of James 2:15-17?
In what way is “faith without deeds” dead?
5. What does living faith look like?
6. How can one show his faith without works? Is it possible?
7. Why do the demons shudder (James 2:19)?
What does this tell us about real belief in God?
Is it possible to believe in God and not be saved?
8. What are the lessons from Abraham’s and Rahab’s examples?
9. According to James, what is the relationship between faith and deeds?

Get the Word into Your Life
10. What is your reaction when you hear of people in need of help?
11. What kinds of things might prevent us from putting our faith into action in our workplaces, our neighborhoods, and other parts of our lives?
What can we do about this?

Bible Lesson for Kids/Youths – Love in Action

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy the game?
2. Did you find this an easy or difficult game? Tell us more.
3. In this game, you weren’t allowed to say the words or phrases, so you had to act them out. Did it come naturally to you? Tell us how you felt.
4. Which is easier. Simply saying the words? Or trying to act it out?
5. How does this game compare to real life?
6. In real life, do you always find it easy to do what you say? Can you give us some examples of things that are easier said than done?

Say
Some things are easier said and done. But the Bible tells us that it is important for our actions to match our words.

Read
1 John 3:18

Discuss
7. What does this verse tell us?
8. What does it mean to love not just with words but also by our actions? Can you think of some examples?

Say
Let’s read a popular parable, where Jesus gave a religious leader an example of how we can “love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” and “love your neighbor as yourself”.

Read
Luke 10:25-37

Discuss
9. Who are the characters in this parable that Jesus told?
10. How many people saw the injured man? Who are they?
11. How many people stopped and helped the injured man? What did he do? Why do you think he did what he did?
12. What are some thoughts that might have crossed the minds of the priest and the Levite, who did not stop to help the injured man?
13. What would you have done? Have you ever behaved like the priest or the Levite?
14. What is Jesus teaching us through this parable?
15. We don’t often see people being robbed or injured. What are some things that we can do to put today’s lesson into practice?

Conclude
It is easy to say that we love God and that we love one another. But God expects us to not only say these things, but to put this love into action in our daily lives.

Bible Lesson for Kids/Youths – Faith in Action

Discuss
1. Did you enjoy the game?
2. Did you find this an easy or difficult game? Tell us more.
3. In this game, you weren’t allowed to say the words or phrases, so you had to act them out. Did it come naturally to you? Tell us how you felt.
4. Which is easier. Simply saying the words? Or trying to act it out?
5. How does this game compare to real life?
6. In real life, do you always find it easy to do what you say? Can you give us some examples of things that are easier said than done?

Say
This is just a game where we had to put words into actions. It was just for fun.
But in the Bible, we read about the importance of our actions.

Read
James 2:14-17

Discuss
7. What does this passage tell us about faith and actions?

Read
Matthew 25:31-46

Discuss
8. Can you summarize this passage in your own words?
9. Who did the King put on his right?
What did these people do?
10. Who did the King put on his left?
What did these people not do?
11. How did the King decide who goes on his right and left?
What is the difference between those on the King’s right and left?
12. What reward did the King reserve for those on the right?

Conclude
The Bible tells us that we are saved through faith. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
But it does not end there. The very next verse also says, “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10).
Hence the Bible is very clear that faith and actions go hand in hand. While we cannot be saved by good works alone, if we have faith, it must surely manifest itself in good works.

Bible games are excellent tools for teaching Biblical truths. What are your thoughts on this game?

1 Comment

  1. Caleb

    i love bible charades, its the best for people like me

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