Games Zone

Kids Love Games!

When you use games to teach, your teaching becomes more fun, and more effective.  Get kids' minds and bodies involved in learning!

The games here are not simply for the sake of play, but for creatively and effectively reaching and teaching kids for Jesus! Don't miss Karl Bastian's Tips for Leading Great Games!

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All Access Pass His Word

Get your class in a circle and see if they can quote just part of the verse before passing it on to the next person. The next person picks up where the last left off.

Game
All Access Spell LEVITICUS!

The Old Testament Book Names can be doozies! Here is a simple fun way to introduce a book, using Leviticus as a sample.  

Old Testament
All Access Steal the Bible Verse

A fun relay involving two teams running, matching verses, and tagging each other. Your students will burn off energy and memorize scripture - could it get an better?

Game
All Access Thanksgiving Believe it or Not

Powerpoint Game with some interesting facts about Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving
All Access The B-I-B-L-E Relay

A great relay game that can be played any time as kids race to get the letters for B-I-B-L-E in order. Put on some fun music and get those kids movin'!

Game
All Access The Name Game

Kids guess the meaning of common names. Goes well with a lesson about having a good reputation (or good name).

Good Reputation
All Access Which is Better?

Teaching on Forgiveness and the transition from animal sacrifices to Jesus, the lamb of God, these are some ideas you can use!

Forgiveness
All Access Snowball Brigade

"Just for fun" game to open/close your service. Teams with the most snowballs in their bucket at the end of 1 minute wins. Play the game 3-4 times with 5-6 kids on each team.

Winter crowdbreaker game
All Access Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

Use this Scavenger Hunt on Valentine's Day!

Teaching
All Access Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe

A Fun Free Christmas Game - Tic-Tac-Toe Christmas Style! Download this fun themed pre-service game that kids will love!

Christmas Game
All Access Christmas Word Guess Game

Here is a FUN Christmas Word Guess Game to introduce any lesson during the Christmas season.

Christmas Game
All Access Donut Christmas Games

Everyone loves donuts! Here are some Christmas Donut Games! No donuts included, but all the fun graphics you need!

Christmas Game
All Access Orange Toss Review Game

A simple tossing game that illustrates that winning in life comes from accepting challenges.

The Four Soils
All Access Place Jesus in the Manger

Place Jesus in the Manger Game - a twist on the class Pin the Tail on the Donkey Game.

Christmas Game
All Access Two Dozen Riddles and Word Games to Keep Your Kids Guessing

Some of the best riddles and word games collected from the kid's and now shown to the adult world for the first time.

Riddles
All Access 10 Questions: Bible Book Edition

A popular game used to teach kids the Bible Books

Learning the Bible
All Access 66 Seconds or Less

You've heard of 60 Minutes, well this game takes less than 66 seconds! You need a stop watch, or at least a watch with a second hand.

Teaching
All Access Awesome Mind Reading Trick

This trick will make it look like you can read kids' minds! However, you can then talk about how only God can really read our minds.

Mind Reading
All Access Barnyard Scramble

Help children understand how, in a church, everyone needs to find out what their spiritual gift is and use it together with others in the Body of Christ.

Games, Spiritual Gifts
All Access Basketball Blitz

Craza teaching game requiring lots of small balls, trash can, duct tape, tall ladder and a cooperative spirit!

Teaching
All Access Battle of the Marshmallows

The object of the game is to stack twenty empty soda cans on top of each other. They can be working on several stacks. However, the other team is allowed to throw marshmallows at the other team in an attempt to knock down their cans.

Fun
All Access Bible Basics

LOTS of ideas for teaching about the Bible. This is the chapter I wrote for Group's Ulitimate Bible Guide for Kids!

The Bible
All Access Bible Book Scramble

Here is a game can be used to teach what sections of the Bible different books belong to

Teaching
All Access Bible Formulas

A fun way to spark interest in the Bible or review Bible books.

Bible books, Games, Science VBS
All Access Bible Stack Attack (3 versions)

Here is an activity that will give you a way to use up those boxes of old books or magazines in the attic or garage!

Teaching
All Access BIBLE-O-RAMA Bible Game Day

For a 5th Sunday after a series on the Bible, we did a Bible-O-Rama day with several fun games to help kids review the Books of the Bible.

Fun Bible Games w/ Needed Materials
All Access Big Mac Stack

The hardest part of this game is collecting the Big Mac containers. Just ask for a few every time you eat at McDonald's and you'll have a bunch in no time! Better yet, if you know an employee, maybe they can ask the manager to donate a bunch to the church!

Fun
All Access Blanket Drag Race

Each team of three gets a blanket and 2 children speed to the finish line pulling the blanket while the 3rd team member tries to stay on the blanket!

Fun
All Access Brothers & Sisters Team-Up!

Cup stacking game that applies to help brothers and sisters learn to respect each other.

Family, Siblings
All Access Candy Auction

Using children's love of candy to demonstrate that worship is a show of worth!

Worship
All Access Candy Grab--Greed

This is a very simple game that can be used as an introduction to a lesson on greed

Teaching
All Access Centipede Relay Race

You will need a backless Bench per 5-7 kids, optional squirt guns/head gear for this relay race that gets the kids to "centipede" across the room.

Fun
All Access Clean Teeth

A fun game that takes an ordinary daily chore (brushing your teeth) and provide a spiritual application on obeying God's Word.

Games, Teamwork, Obeying God's Word
All Access Clothespins

This works well for boy/girl competition as teams of 2 try to get the most clothespins. Beware! Running circles around each other takes on new meaning with this game!

Fun
All Access Creation Relay

Use the elements of this relay race to review the days of creation. Select two contestants who will compete using blindfolds, cups of water, whiteboard or chalk board, posterboard and markers, sleeping bag or blanket.

Teaching
All Access Cups Stack Attack

In short: You race to stack and unstack the cups according to a set pattern that is demonstrated ahead of time. Once you get the basic idea, you can make all kinds of variations. You will need Plastic Cups that stack well, and fit inside each other loosely

Fun
All Access Don't Grab the Apple

You will need a tub full of colored balls, only ONE red one, small totes for kids, blindfolds, and a score board for this game involving friendly competition.

Teaching
All Access Easy Game Raffle Tickets

This is a tool to save you time when you need to draw kids names throughout class or club to participate in activities.  

Drawing Slips Made Easy
All Access Eraser Wars

You will need 2 standing white boards, markers, and erasers. The players alternate between drawing and erasing, but have to race between the two boards

Teaching
All Access Faith-Opoly

Everything you need from Game board, money and cards to create and play your own version of Faith-Opoly!

A Version of Monopoly to Own your Faith
All Access Find the Cookie Monster

A fun twist on Hide and Go Seek! In this version, the LEADER hides with a box of cookies and the kids go looking for him/her.

Teaching
All Access Follow Instructions Game

I've been doing this for over 20 years and it works every time! A fun game/object lesson on the need to read the Bible carefully!

Following the Bible
All Access Follow the Instructions Game

Exciting game that teaches kids to follow intructions and make them look silly so they can get a prize.

Obedience, Instructions
All Access Following Instructions Game

This is a great game that teaches the importance of reading the Bible carefully and following it's instructions instead of just trying to 'wing it' spiritually.

Teaching
All Access Four Corners Elimination!

Classic indoor/outdoor kids game for kindergarten through middleschool.

Time, Diligence,
All Access Frozen Pancake Toss

Kids Toss Frozen Pancakes on the head of friend into a tin!

Bread of Life
All Access Fruit of the Spirit Game Review

This is an on-going game that builds week to week. Each Fruit of the Spirit has a hand motion to it. The game will get harder as the weeks progress.

Teaching
All Access FUN Choices Opening Game

This is a fun interactive game that gets kids moving and trying to solve a fun but easy puzzle. It's all about choices!

Choices
All Access Games with Bubbles

Playing with Bubbles has never been so much fun! You will need lots of bubbles and other equipment as detailed in instructions for each game.

Wet
All Access Globe Race!

A simple, fun, and exciting game that will help children realize that our country is just a small part of much larger world!

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