Whether you are a Sunday school leader or a parent looking to grow your child’s faith, these Bible games for kids will help reinforce the lessons in a fun and exciting way. It’s often a challenge to get kids engaged in Bible studies and expose them to faith-filled principles while holding their interest. These games keep kids active and entertained while helping them learn more about the Bible. They are perfect combination of fun and faith and are ideal for youth groups, church camps, Sunday schools or home use.
This game is an easy way to entertain a large group of kids like a youth group or children’s ministry while working within a budget. Take a printed Bible verse and make two copies. Cut the verse up into smaller sentences or phrases and then place each piece inside of a separate balloon. Split into two teams and race down trying to pop each balloon by sitting on it. Once all of the balloons on your team are popped, each team tries to piece the Bible verse together as best they can. The first one to pop all of the balloons and put together the Bible verse is the winner. Bible Balloons is a great way to encourage physical activity while teaching children more about the Bible.
Save the Lost is another fun Bible game that kids will love. It is a unique and exciting glow in the dark game that teaches meaningful principles. This game is incredibly active and is perfect for kids who like to be constantly up and moving instead of sitting still. Save the Lost involves hiding, searching, and sneaking up on other players. The game box includes 22 glowing LED pieces and easy-to-follow instructions and is perfect for all ages. Kids can have a blast while they get a little closer to faith with this entertaining glowing Christian game that lets you literally “follow the light!” Learn more and purchase Save the Lost here.
This Christian game by Group Pub Inc. is ideal for young children who are just starting to discover their faith. Kids take turns passing around this colorful, inflatable ball which contains prayer prompts and discussion starters on the sides. Set a short timer while they pass it around, and when it sounds, whoever is holding the ball has to read whatever sentence or prompt that their thumb has landed on. This is a great activity that encourages kids to open up about their faith and encourages prayer and building community. There is also a Throw & Tell Ball for preteens which includes icebreakers activities to really get them to open up and engage their religion. Kids will love this lively game, and parents will love to see them talking and laughing with each other while growing closer to God. You can purchase a Throw and Tell Prayer Ball at amazon.com.
One of the easiest and most exciting Bible games for kids to play is one that only requires a couple pieces of paper. Teams take turns writing down Bible stories or characters onto the sheets of paper. Then, the opposing team picks a person to silently act out each one while his or her teammates try to guess what they are. Each correct guess earns them a point, and the team that finishes with the most points is the champion. This game allows kids to use their creative acting skills while encouraging them to actively engage with the Scripture.
A religious twist on a classic game, Bible Bingo encourages children to dig deep into their faith and have fun learning Biblical principles. The game set comes with six double-sided playing boards, twenty different Scripture verses printed on ninety calling cards, and 150 game tokens. This game is more than just a classic bingo game – it includes variations for younger and older kids. These options make this game even more entertaining by getting kids to match principles and truths to the Bible verses that are read out loud. Who knew that bingo could be a such fun way to help build your faith? This game is available at amazon.com.
Everyone’s favorite party game just got a little more holy. In the classic game of wacky comparisons, players take turns playing red apple cards that they think are best described by the green ones played by the judge. In this edition, all of the themes on the cards are Biblical or related to faith in some way. If the judge chooses your card as the one they think is the best fit because it’s wacky, perfect, or flat out weird, you get a point. This game encourages kids to think outside the box and really use their imagination and intuition while addressing Biblical themes, people, or stories. Perfect for kids ages eight and up, it makes an ideal gift for a birthday or Christmas, and is a great way for children to have fun with their faith. This game is available at amazon.com.
Similar to Bible Balloons, this game encourages teamwork and cooperation while reinforcing lessons from Scripture. Teams get a few minutes to try and memorize a Bible verse or certain pieces of it, depending on their strategy. They then take turns running to a chalkboard, blackboard, or even a piece of poster board, writing down the words – one by one – that they have memorized to that particular Bible verse. Whoever gets their Bible verse right the fastest is the winner. This is a dynamic game for youth groups and larger parties that promotes teamwork, active involvement, and faith building. Watch your kids have a ball as they run back and forth trying to remember their verses!
Whether you are planning a church retreat or a party for your congregation, these Christian games are a great way to socialize and enrich your faith. These amusing activities can help break the ice as you increase your knowledge of scripture and your church beliefs. So, put some fun in your next church meeting or Bible study with these top ten Christian games for adults.
1. BIBLE PICTIONARY. This game will let you get in touch with your creative side, as well as your spiritual side. Split your group into two teams. Then, have each team write down several scenes from the Bible on separate scraps of paper. Fold the paper and place it in a bowl for the opposing team. One member from each team chooses a paper and takes a turn drawing out the scene on a dry-erase board. The other members from their team have to guess what scene it is within two minutes. If they guess it, they get a point. The team with the most points at the end of the game is the Bible Pictionary Champions!
2. DANCE PRAISE 2 – THE REMIX. When the music moves you, choose the dance game that features the latest music from top Christian artists for hours of fun. Connect the enclosed dance pad to the USB port of your Mac or Windows computer. Then all you have to do is follow the onscreen arrows and start moving’ to the music. Dance Praise 2 includes over 50 songs from top Christian artists, including Mandisa, Barlow Girl, Superchick, Pillar, Casting Crowns, tobyMac, Jeremy Camp, Ayiesha Woods, and Plumb with over 200 dances to choose from. Available for purchase on amazon.com.
3. OUTBURST BIBLE EDITION. If you have a hard time holding it in, you’ll love Outburst Bible Edition. It’s a fun party game full of entertaining and challenging bible topics such as “Animals in the Bible,” or “Names for Christ.” Each topic has 10 target answers and players get 60 seconds to try and name as many of these as possible. The board game includes 252 topics for hours of fun and laughter. Find it here.
4. SAVE THE LOST BY STARLUX GAMES. Save the Lost is a fun & exciting glow-in-the-dark Christian game that also teaches meaningful principles. This active, adventure game is not for those who want to sit around and talk. It involves hiding, searching, running and even sneaking up on people. The game includes 22 glowing LED games pieces with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. It is the perfect icebreaker or adult party game for those who want to (literally) follow the Light! Click here for more information and to purchase Save The Lost.
5. BIBLE PERFECT PAIRS. Just like Noah found great pairs, this game is perfect for searching out perfect pairs, too. Write out the names of famous couples from the Bible on pieces of paper. Place the names of the males in one bowl and the names of the females in another bowl. All of the players draw one name according to their gender. Then, they walk around the party, and ask each player of the opposite gender only one question about who they are without saying their name. They continue to ask for clues until they find their significant other. It’s an amusing party game for couples, and a great way to get to know other adults.
6. BIBLEOPOLY. Yes, there have been a good deal of Monopoly variations, but this one is like none other. It’s a beautiful board game full of fun and faith where the ‘Go’ space is replaced by ‘In the beginning’, and the former income tax spaces are instead the ‘Abyss’. Learn about the fascinating cities in the Bible while your good deeds are rewarded. The makers of Bibleopoly say it is a game “where co-operation and not accumulation is the key; where you can only win by assisting fellow players.” Be the first player to build a church in one of the biblical cities to be the winner. Bibleopoly can be found here.
7. BIBLE JEOPARDY. For a fun trivia night with other adults, play this game like the TV version of Jeopardy with categories and clues. Contestants choose a category and then have to buzz in to give the question that the clue answers. Each clue has a point or monetary value and whoever buzzes in first and gets it correct, gets those points. Play a few rounds of Jeopardy and then have a Double Jeopardy round where the points double. At the end of the game, each contestant bets his or her points or money on a Final Jeopardy question. To design a version to use on your computer, you can visit Jeopardylabs.com. There are also sample questions to use that you can find here.
8. HOLY HEADBANDS. For a fun and easy adult activity or church party that doesn’t take a lot of equipment or planning, play Hold Headbands. Grab some post-it notes and write the names of different bible characters on each one. Without seeing the name, have each person stick one on his or her forehead. Then, the players go around asking only yes or no questions to the other players until they can guess who they are.
9. APPLES TO APPLES – BIBLE EDITION. When it comes to Christian games for adults, Apples to Apples Bible Edition equals instant fun. Plus, it’s so easy to play, just open the box and deal the cards. Each round is filled with crazy comparisons of people, places and things from Christian history. Players select the card from their hand that they think is the best match of the card that the judge plays. If the judge chooses your card, then you win that round. Players take turns being the judge. You can purchase it here.
10. BIBLE CHARADES. Get folks up and moving at your next Christian gathering, by playing Bible Charades. This version is similar to the regular charades, except that they guess bible characters. Split your group into equal teams, then each team writes down bible characters for the other team to act out and guess. Teams get points for the number of characters that they guess correctly. It’s a fun way to enrich your faith and explore your acting abilities.
Most days it seems that kids’ main purpose in life is to have fun, and parents’ main purpose is to keep them active. The good news for both kids and parents is that fun and activity can go hand-in-hand and they don’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Glow in the dark games are a brilliant new way to extend a fun day and stay active into the night. Check out these top glow in the dark games for 2018.
1. Tangle NightBall Glow in the Dark Light Up LED Football: When you really want to have a ball, but it’s already dark out, you need the NightBall Football by Tangle Creations. The large size and matrix design of this ball make it easy for small hands to throw and catch. The LED motion activated technology makes it light up on impact and during movement, so you won’t loose track of it even in the dark. The more motion, the brighter it illuminates. Kick it off and light up the night. Available for purchase at amazon.
2. Glowing Treasure Hunt: Treasure is more fun to hunt when it’s dark out. Activate a bundle of glow sticks and hide them in the darkness for an exciting night of treasure hunting. When the hunt is over, award glow-in-the-dark prizes to the winner of each category such as the most glow sticks found, the most of one color found, the last glow stick found, or whatever categories that you determine. This glow game is fun for all ages and can even be played in teams of two or three.
3. Capture the Flag REDUX: It’s the classic Capture the Flag game revolutionized with futuristic glow-in-the-dark lights. Break friends out of jail, sneak into enemy territory, protect your base and steal the glowing flag to win. Each game box includes two glowing orbs to use as the “flags,” color-coded LED bracelets to differentiate team members, glowing jail markers, and a rule-book. As an extra bonus, each kit includes 12 game variation cards that provide you with new ways to play Capture the Flag, as well as other games. It’s a great way to bring people of all ages together – kids, teens, even normally boring adults.
4. Zombie Glow Stick Tag: Purchase red and green glow sticks for twice as many people as are playing and some glow stick connectors to make bracelets. Green glow sticks = healthy humans and red glow sticks = zombie infected humans. Pick one person to be the zombie and give them all of the red glow sticks. Everyone else uses a connector to form a green glow stick into a bracelet to put around his or her wrist. Then, the zombie closes his or her eyes and counts to 40 while the healthy humans run and hide. When the zombie opens his or her eyes, he or she goes to hunt for humans. Once they are caught, the zombie gives them a red glow stick and then they become zombies. The infected zombies keep chasing and giving red glow sticks to each human they catch. The game goes on until every human is caught.
5. Light Up LED Ring Toss Game – by GlowCity: This LED glow-in-the-dark ring toss game is right on target. The game set includes four fiber optic LED throwing rings (two red and two blue), along with two LED green target stakes. Once the 360 degree LED stakes are placed in the ground, they create an amazing glowing target that illuminates the ground around them. Great for parities and family get-togethers, this game is fun for all ages since you can determine the throwing distance. You can purchase this ring toss game at amazon.
6. Glow in the Dark Water Balloon Fight: What’s not to love when you combine water balloons and glow sticks for wet and wild glow games? Purchase a supply of mini glow sticks and some large water balloons. Then, activate the glow sticks and insert one into each balloon. Fill the balloons with water, tie and prepare for fun. Pick partners and throw them back and forth while trying not to drop them, or you can divide into teams and soak the opponents.
7. Moonlight Corn Hole: Keep the party going late into the night with light up options on a favorite outdoor beanbag game… Corn Hole. You can either make your own glowing boards, by adding LED strips or lights to your current Corn Hole game or you can purchase light kits at https://www.proglowsports.com/products/glow-hole-lights. These bright LED lights come in a variety of colors and are easy to install. This site also includes a variety of light-up corn hole beanbags to accompany your glowing boards.
8. Glow Obstacle Course: Create a glow-in-the-dark obstacle course with rope lights and neon-painted cones that all ages will love. Use your imagination to design a course that is exciting, as well as safe and challenging. You can add glow to just about anything in your course including hula-hoops, pool noodles and balls. Add some twists and turns to keep it fun and use a stopwatch to see how fast they can complete the course.
9. Glow Battle: Light up the night and face down your friends with this active game of light-up swords and thrilling strategy. Each kit comes with glowing regeneration station markers, blue and green glow wristbands and glowing batons of light for an epic nighttime of fun. Glow Battle’s game pieces are easy to set up and fun to use – but also require teamwork and strategy. Buy Glow Battle here.
10. Glow Bowling: Lawn bowling is even cooler when it’s played at night. Simply insert glow sticks into recycled water bottles or two-liter soda bottles to make pins. Then, create lanes out of long connected glow sticks or LED rope lights and set nine pins up at the end. Either use a bright colored ball or a ball painted with glow paint to knock the pins down.
Other Great Glow Games include:
• If you love music…Light Up Limbo… using a pole wrapped with battery powered lights.
• If you have a pool, here are some great glow in the dark swimming pool games.
• If you have a volleyball net…Glow Volleyball… add glow paint to your volleyball and rope lights or glow sticks to the edges of the net.
• If you love strategy…Tic Tac Glow… like Tic Tac Toe on the lawn but using two straight glow sticks to make the Xs and a connector to make the Os.
It’s been said that raising teens is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. It’s hard. Understanding teenagers and relating to them is something that no parent is prepared for, and yet, the parent’s role is vital to guiding them and giving them opportunities to experience right from wrong.
As Christian teens mature, they need more chances to form their own beliefs, make a connection with their faith and build their own personal relationship with God. Parents can encourage a life-long relationship with Christ through daily exposure to faith with fun avenues like games and books. These Christian games are a perfect for families with teens, as well as teenage youth groups and teen bible camps.
This entertaining party game is filled with challenging Bible topics such as “Names for Christ,” or “Animals in the Bible,” and “Sons of Jacob”. Each topic has 10 specific answers and players have 60 seconds to name as many answers as possible. It includes 252 topics, a molded card viewer, bonus points, passing chips and hours and hours of laughter and fun. It’s available for purchase here.
Perfect for teens, this game emphasizes the consequences of gossiping or spreading rumors. Choose several bible verses that have positive themes or relate to good character, write them down on small pieces of paper, and put them in a container. Players sit in a circle and one player blindly chooses a verse and reads it to himself. He then whispers the verse to the person sitting to his right, who then passes it on to the next person until it reaches the last person of the circle. This person announces the verse to the group to show how a message can change when it is passed from mouth to mouth, demonstrating the negative effect of spreading rumors.
Play this game like the television version of Jeopardy with categories and clues. Contestants choose a category and then have to buzz in to give the question that the clue answers. Each clue has a point or monetary value and whoever buzzes in first and gets it correct, gets those points. Play a few rounds of Jeopardy and then have a Double Jeopardy round where the points double. At the end of the game, each contestant bets his or her points or money on a Final Jeopardy question. To design a version to use on your computer, you can visit Jeopardylabs.com. There are also sample questions to use at https://www.christianity.com/trivia/jeopardy/.
A hilarious game that teaches you that God’s grace wins every time. For 2 to 6 players, this game includes 60 cards with seven deadly sin cards that are nearly impossible to avoid. The good news is that the grace card can save you from the sin every time. Combine strategy and the abundance of grace to be the last player standing to win. All About That Grace is available for purchase at http://www.gracegame.com.
This is a fun game to play in small teams of 3-5 people. Give each group a bible, a copy of the scavenger hunt questions, and a something to write with. They will also need a camera or cell phone with photo capabilities. They then race to look up the answers to the scavenger hunt questions. Once they know the answers, they race to go and take pictures of the different items in the answers. You can find a free printable worksheet at http://scavenger-hunt.org/bible-scavenger-hunt/.
Save the Lost is a fun and exciting glow in the dark Christian game that also teaches meaningful principles. This active, adventure game is not for those who want to sit around and talk. It involves hiding, searching, running and even sneaking up on people. The game includes 22 glowing LED games pieces with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. It is the perfect icebreaker or team-building exercise game for youth groups, church activities and church summer camps. Save the Lost gets preteens active and teaches them to (literally) follow the Light!
Applying Biblical Principles to Everyday Situations by Rainfall Educational Toys: This board game makes learning to choose right from wrong fun and exciting. Face tough, real life decisions involving peer pressure, honesty, and purity. The game includes a game board, 6 player markers, 150 dilemma cards, and 10 principle cards to help teens learn how to base decision-making on biblical principles. Purchase this game at https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22489/new-teen-choices.
For a fun and easy youth group activity or church party that doesn’t take a lot of equipment or planning, play “Who Am I” – bible version. Grab some post-it notes and write the names of different bible characters on each one. Without seeing the name, have each person stick one on his or her forehead. Then, the players go around asking only yes or no questions to the other players until they can guess who they are.
Teens love to dance, and when the spirit moves them and they want to show off their moves, you have a dance-off. Choose some impartial judges, and make a bracket with all of the participants’ names. Then, let the music begin and let them battle each other, until one by one they are eliminated and you choose a final dance champion. This is a great outlet for teens that love music and dancing.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the teens off of their screens. When it comes to that, you want them to play video games that have uplifting themes and Christian messages. To find these, parents can search Christian-based game review sites such as: https://www.christcenteredgamer.com and http://www.familyfriendlygaming.com. One game that is popular with stunning graphics and a powerful Christian message is Axys Adventures – Truthseeker. The main character is a teen that struggles to make the right decisions but ultimately learns of the healing and forgiveness that God offers. You can find it online at http://www.therebelplanet.com/product/axys-adventures-truthseeker/.
It’s true. Kids need all of the religion they can get – and, their parents need a lot of prayers too. All kidding aside, studies show that Christian preteens want to gain a better understanding of what they believe and make a connection with God. It’s important for them to find ways to learn more about their faith and to have a chance to express their beliefs and questions. How do you get today’s youth excited about God? These Christian games for kids are a good start and are perfect for families with preteens, youth groups and summer bible camps.
This sturdy, inflatable ball is covered with colorful sentences like prayer prompts and discussion starters. Start a timer and then let the kids toss the ball around for a few seconds. When the buzzer rings, the child holding the ball reads what’s written under his or her thumb, and then answers. It’s a fun way for kids to learn about being thankful and praying for others. There is also a Throw & Tell ball just for preteens that includes icebreaker questions to get kids talking and laughing. Kids love the Throw & Tell Balls, and parents love seeing them open up, laugh, and connect with each other. Available for purchase at amazon.com.
We all know that tweens like to act out! Bible charades is a exciting and active way to get them to do it respectfully. This version is similar to the regular charades, except that they guess bible characters. Groups can divide into equal teams. Then each team writes down bible characters for the other team to act out and guess. Teams get points for the number of characters that they guess correctly. Bible charades lets preteens explore their faith and express their creativity.
Capture the Flag is a fun and exciting glow in the dark Christian game for kids and teens that also teaches meaningful principles. This active, adventure game is not for those who want to sit around and talk. It involves hiding, searching, running and even sneaking up on people. The game includes 22 glowing LED games pieces with easy-to-follow illustrated instructions. It is the perfect icebreaker or team-building exercise game for youth groups, church activities and church summer camps. Capture the Flag REDUX gets preteens active and teaches them to (literally) follow the Light! Click here to learn more.
Need a silly game to get kids laughing? Split into teams and give each team a supply of toilet paper, saran wrap, and tin foil. One member on each team stands in a statuesque position while the rest of the team wraps toilet paper, saran wrap and tin foil around him or her to create a “work of art.” The team with the best sculpture when the clock’s up wins. It’s a creative way to teach preteens that they are all God’s works of art.
This is a practical and fun guide for kids ages 11 to 13 to use with the guidance of a parent, mentor, or teacher. The chapters of the guide are called “Kingdom Keys” and include related scriptures that encourage adolescents to reflect, question, and journal about their faith. The guide also includes quizzes that facilitate group discussion and conversation. The guide is a fun way for preteens to strengthen their faith and relationships. To purchase, click here.
Need more ideas on how to get kids active and teach them scripture? Divide into two teams. Each team chooses a bible verse of similar length to memorize. The participants run from a starting point to a whiteboard or chalkboard and right only one word of the verse at a time. Then, they run back and hand off the chalk or dry-erase marker to the next team member. The team that is first to write their whole verse correctly wins.
Prepare for an epic journey from the Garden of Eden to Judgment Day. This intriguing Christian board game is specifically created for ages 10 to 14, where players gain followers and are granted prayers and miracles to help them overcome the temptation of sin. Play with two to four players, or play in teams. The tagline of the game says it all, “Although Faith and Redemption represents a fallen world, redemption is always possible and forgiveness is never more than a prayer away.” Click here to purchase.
This game is a simple and tangible way to teach preteens the power of Evangelism. Choose one player to be IT. That person is the Christian and tags another player, saying “Jesus loves you.” Continue playing until all of the players have been tagged and converted. The last player tagged is the final Christian and winner of the game.
When your preteens want to show off their moves and the spirit moves them, you have a dance-off. Choose some impartial judges, and make a bracket with all of the participants’ names. Then, let the music begin and let them battle each other, until one by one they are eliminated and you choose a final dance champion. This is a great outlet for preteens that love music and dancing.
And, when you just can’t get them off of their screens, Biglightgames.com offers a multitude of free online Christian games – like Save the Bible, The Road to Bethlehem and Build a Church. The purpose of the site is to provide a fun, safe Christian gaming experience. http://www.biglightgames.com
Do you know of some other great Christian Games for kids? If yes, please list them in the comments.