In this intentionally unfair relay, teams are given uncooked pasta of differing thicknesses to complete the same task. They must move empty soda cans, held by pasta in players’ mouths, from one end of the room to another. Use this game to teach about injustice.
In this relay race, players climb up “Mount Sinai” to collect the Ten Commandments. Use this game to introduce and review your lesson on the Ten Commandments.
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.
Play an advanced version of Simon Says, where pairs of players have to hold a balloon between their backs. Use this game to teach about submitting to authority.
Blindfolded players try to ignore noisy distractions to stay focused on their teammates’ instructions to retrieve crushed papers balls. Use this game to teach about silence and solitude.
In this game, players race to collect balloons with as many “Likes” as possible. Use this game to teach about self-worth and to address the issue of social media “Likes” addiction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make paper cup slingshots to shoot marshmallows or crushed paper balls at “Goliath”. Use this game to introduce the story of David and Goliath.
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.
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.
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.
Bible Pictionary is a classic game where your goal is to get your teammates to correctly identify what you have drawn. A timeless favorite.
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.
Keep as many balloons in the air for as long as possible and learn about Jesus’ perspective on busyness.
In this scavenger hunt, teams must use the Bible to solve 66 simple puzzles. (One from each book of the Bible.) The answers to these puzzles are the items they must hunt for. A great activity for family or ministry events. You can also use this game to teach about the Bible, the Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl or the Parable of the Lost Sheep.
In this Bible search game, teams race each another to find Bible verses that contain a given word. The team that finds the most verses wins.
Providing only one-word hints, clue givers try to get their teammate to guess a given word or phrase. An exciting, fast paced game that’s extremely fun for adults and youths.
Standing in a line, teams race to pass Easter eggs from one player to another using only paper plates. The first team to transfer all the eggs wins. This game can be used to introduce a lesson on Easter.
Similar to the popular TV game show “The Price is Right”, players try to guess the price of various items. A great game to teach about what’s really valuable in this world.
Try to keep 3 balloons in the air for as long as possible and learn about being part of a Christian community.
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.
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.
This Bible memory game can be played as an introduction to a lesson on being part of a Christian community or Noah’s Ark.
Use this follow-the-leader game to teach about peer pressure.
A fun musical game that can be played at parties or as part of a lesson on peer pressure.
This large group Rock-Paper-Scissors battle is a fun (and slightly chaotic) Christian icebreaker game for church that can also be used to teach unity and servant leadership.
Be prepared for noise and chaos, with half of the group shouting and the other half trying to listen out for the correct voice to follow! A great way to introduce the topic of discipleship and following the Good Shepherd.
Have fun keeping balloons in the air and learn about how love always protects.
Teams design and build protective structures that will prevent a raw egg from breaking after a 10-foot drop. This team building activity can also be used to introduce lessons on God’s protection and gentleness.
Blindfolded participants are led through an obstacle course by a sighted partner. An excellent team building game with a lesson on being part of a Christian community. You can also use this game to teach about the Holy Spirit.
Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the first Twelve Disciples of Jesus or in a lesson on discipleship.
Use this variation of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce the creation story or any other Bible story with animals.
In Forbidden Words, also known as Bible Taboo, players use verbal clues to get teammates to guess a word. The word itself or any of the forbidden words listed cannot be used. Play this exciting game to learn about the power of the tongue or love in action.
Stack the presents as high as possible. A great evangelism game to introduce the greatest gift of all – Jesus.
Play this international edition of “Blow Wind Blow” to introduce a lesson on evangelism and missions or the Tower of Babel.
Teams compete to construct the tallest tower using newspapers and tape. Use this game to introduce or reinforce a Bible lesson on the Wise and Foolish Builders, Tower of Babel or the importance of being part of a church community.
Download your free printable cards here. Bible Charades is a great party game that you can also use to teach about love and faith in action.
This simple game teaches kids the differences between fruit of the Spirit and sinful nature.
This relay race helps everyone differentiate between fruit of the Spirit and sinful nature.
This lively variation of Blow Wind Blow helps everyone remember the fruit of the Spirit.
A great icebreaker game that helps break up cliques by injecting movement and excitement. It can also be played to help players get to know one another or to wake up the class in the middle of a heavy day.