Kids Sunday School Games to Teach Bible Stories

Here are some of our favorite Bible games for kids that you can use to introduce popular Bible stories, such as David and Goliath, Moses’ parting of the Red Sea and Joseph’s colorful coat.

These are great for Sunday School, children’s church, VBS or any other children’s ministry event!
Includes beautifully designed free printables for use at church or at home.

This collection of Bible word search puzzles are based on various popular Bible stories. The hidden words in these puzzles have been intentionally chosen to help children remember the Bible story. Solutions are provided.
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 game can be used to introduce a lesson on Creation or Noah’s Ark.
Have fun mimicking your assigned animal to find your counterpart! Use this game to introduce a lesson on Creation or Noah’s Ark. You can also use this game as a general ice-breaker game or to break a large group into pairs.
Play this international edition of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce a lesson on evangelism and missions or the Tower of Babel.
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!
Separate ping pong balls of 2 different colors using only paper plates as fans. Use this game to introduce the story of Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.
Blow up balloons and release the air to demolish walls made of paper cups. Use this game to introduce the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho.
Make paper cup slingshots to shoot marshmallows or crushed paper balls at “Goliath”. Use this game to introduce the story of David and Goliath.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this fun relay, teams eat their way to clues that reveal a Bible verse. Use this game to introduce the Bible story about Zacchaeus climbing a sycamore tree to see Jesus, or about Saul’s conversion.
Work as a team to move tennis balls using strings tied to a rubber band. Use this game 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.
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.
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.
Try to keep the tower from crashing down as you take turns removing a block from the tower and placing 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.
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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