Joseph in the Well Game

This post contains affiliate links. First, I’ll tell you how I made the little wooden Joseph figure above, and then we’ll talk about how to play the game.  If you give yourself a week or two to make the figure, you won’t feel rushed trying to get it done right before the lesson.  Thank you […]

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Family Memory Game

For one of our lessons on families, I made this matching game which features many different families.  It was difficult to find flashcards which represented many different types of families, and in the end I thought this was my best option.  Some of the photos look a bit outdated, but overall I think they look […]

Pin the Flower on Mom Game

For our lesson on Mother’s Day, we played a game called Pin the Flower on Mom.  Sort of like we’re pinning a corsage on her shirt.  I used an old poster board to draw a picture of a mom (please don’t ask me why her hair looks like that) and then we put it on […]

Good & Bad Stewardship Examples

Another activity that I came up with for a stewardship lesson is this little game/quiz.  I thought up twelve examples of good and bad stewardship, then read the list off to the kids and they had to tell me if it was good or bad stewardship. We used answer sticks with red on one side […]

Real & Fake Church Rules Game

I came up with this silly/serious game to help the kids learn about how they’re expected to behave in church.  Since we are just beginnin the children’s ministry at our new church, I thought we should all start out on the same page as far as expectations go. I typed up a list of fourteen […]

Bigger or Better Game

If you’re looking for a fun game to play for a family game night, this is it!  It’s very popular and could work well as a community outreach event, as well. We played Bigger or Better back when we used to a do large group game nights.  It was really fun and amazing to see […]

This or That Game

I made this activity to do at youth group as a way for the kids to get to know one another better and to see that we’re all connected.  (It would work great with younger kids, too!)  You fill a bucket with large craft sticks which have two choices written on each side, and the […]

Bible Book Cups

All you need to make this fun learning tool is 68 foam cups with a wider lip, a Sharpie marker, and your Bible.  Write “Old Testament” and “New Testament” on two of the cups, making sure that you can read them when placed upside down.  Write the rest of the Bible books on individual cups.  […]

Baby Moses Game

The kids absolutely loved this game!  All we did was hide one baby doll per child around the room while the kids had their eyes covered.  When we said ‘go’ they had to open their eyes and go in search of a baby doll.  When they found one they took it to the carpet and […]

Child of God Game

The older kids split up in pairs and played this fun game for our lesson, “I Am a Child of God.”  When we got home my seven-year-old saw it on the table and asked if we could play it again.  I guess someone enjoyed it!  You can download the file at KugAlls. Tip: Use wet […]

DIY Easter Placemat

In the past we’ve had an Easter breakfast.  We’ve had to look for ways to keep the kids entertained, and this placemat was one of those ways.  One of our ladies found free online clipart, a dot-to-dot, a maze, and a word search and figured out how to resize and arrange them.  She also inserted […]

God’s Word is our Treasure Game

Here’s a fun activity that gets the kids looking up Bible verses.  Ask people ahead of time for their favorite Bible verse.  Then make up little slips like this, with treasure chest clip-art and the person’s name and favorite verse reference.  Find a box that looks like a treasure chest, or get one at the […]

Father’s Day BINGO

We played a “Dads of the Bible” BINGO game for our Father’s Day lesson.  You can download your own set at Children’s Ministry Deals.  We used Cheerios as our markers.  You can play for prizes or not, it doesn’t really matter.  We had a bucket of little trinkets that the kids got to choose prizes […]

Many Talents Object Lesson

Oh my, I can’t even remember when we did this lesson.  I need to do these posts in a more timely manner in the future!  For this lesson, we were talking about how each member in the Body of Christ has different gifts and talents.  To start off, I gave each of the children a […]

God’s Word Puzzle

Another activity we had for our hands-on Bible lesson was this Scripture puzzle.  We started with a large piece of card stock and the kids looked up their favorite Bible verse, or paged through until they found one they liked.  Then they wrote it on the paper.  Little kids had help from a teacher or […]

Joseph Lesson Intro & Game

To introduce our lesson on Joseph and forgiveness, I developed this little activity at the last minute.  The night before, I colored these beautiful little illustrations of things contained in the story.  I included: Egypt, coat, colors, broken heart, anger, jail, crying, Pharaoh, blood, food, brothers, and kiss (Eww!).  Before the class came in, I […]

Friendship Yarn Game

We played this game for our lesson on being a good friend.  It’s very simple and a lot of fun, especially when you have to untangle yourself at the end.  Everybody sits in a circle and the first person starts out holding a ball of yarn.  (I would suggest using a ball instead of a […]

Heaven Game

I just sort of made this game up.  I call it “Is This In Heaven?”  Players divide into two teams and line up. Each player in turn receives a piece of paper with a word written on it. They must decide if the item is or is not in heaven, run to the opposite side […]

Easter Egg Relay Race

This is the game we planned on playing in children’s church on Easter Sunday.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get to it.  Here’s how to play: 1.Fill two buckets with an equal number of plastic Easter eggs.  Put a spoon in the bucket. 2. Divide players into two equal teams.  Have each team form a line. 3. […]

Loaves & Fishes Game

For our lesson on Jesus feeding the 5,000 the kids played this loaves and fishes game.  Fill two tubs/trash cans with crumpled newspaper.  Cut out loaves from brown card stock/scrapbook paper, and fishes from the same kind of paper, making them whatever color you like.  I cut out more than enough for each child to […]