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 Tee Pee Unroll

Give the first person on each team a roll of toilet paper - it's great if it is still wrapped in paper

Fun
All Access Telephone Game

Have your kids play the classic "Telephone Game" and teach them about communication.

Communication, Game
All Access Ten Questions or I'm Thinking of a Bible Book

Here is another game to teach or review the books of the Bible.

Teaching
All Access Testament Tangle

Here is a fun game that will help children learn and review which books are in which testament.

Teaching
All Access The Cheating Game

Candy, rewards and a "cheat" to get the point across add to the excitement of this game!

Teaching
All Access The Enormous Gigantic Colossal Humongous Massive GAME BOOK

Kidology Member Exclusive - Over 300 Pages and 1000+ Games for Kids Ministry!

GAMES BOOK
Free The Friend Factor Game Show!

Really Fun Game for Children's Church! A "game show" style game, that would go along great with a teaching on friendship.

Friendship, Games, Fun
All Access The Good News - Newspaper Game, Week 1

Newspaper games that help teach about sharing the Gospel.

Sharing the Gospel
All Access The Good News - Newspaper Game, Week 2

Newspaper games that help teach about sharing the Gospel.

Sharing the Gospel
All Access The Good News - Newspaper Game, Week 3

Newspaper games that help teach about sharing the Gospel.

Sharing the Gospel
All Access The Good News - Newspaper Game, Week 4

Newspaper games that help teach about sharing the Gospel.

Sharing the Gospel
All Access The Lego Gossip Game

For this important teaching lesson you will need Legos, Bell or Hanky on tall square table center stage for team competition.

Teaching
All Access The Mad Hatters

Similar to musical chairs - call it musical hats if you want! The child who is 'hatless' is removed, and the game begins again, but with one less hat.

Fun
All Access The Nerve to Serve

You will need lots and lots of balls, or wads of paper, 7 children, as you teach about serving others.

Teaching
All Access The Price Is Wrong

A fun game show gone amuck helps teach kids the meaning of worship!

Worship
All Access The Water Race

Exciting relay that gets all the kids involved as they work as a team to pass the water.

water, relay
All Access Three Cheers for Cheerios!

Grab a box of Cheerios and get ready for a few rounds of fun at your next Children's Ministry event.

game, cereal
All Access Ticket to Heaven Game

A game by Karl Bastian that visually illustrates the eternal impact of sharing your faith. Includes a complete video of the game in action!  

The Gospel
All Access Time's Up!

This "Cup Stacking" game requires a table, stop watch, calculator, and a bunch of cups.

Teaching
Starter Tips for Leading Games

10 Tips for leading effective games, plus a play-by-play example so you can become an expert at leading FUN games that teach a point!

Games
All Access Trapped in a Cup Tower!

Get ready to stack some cups in huge towers, as the kids use creativity to construct walls!

Creative, faithful, abilities
All Access Ultimate Rock, Paper, Scissors

Everyone knows Rock, Paper, Scissors - this large group version is a LOT of fun and teaches teamwork, encouragement and the power of prayer!

Fun Game / Power of Prayer
All Access Un-Hang Man

Interactive lesson with a powerful teaching twist for upper elementary kids! Follow these instructions carefully and you will have a lesson filled with fun and laughter that ends with a somber challenge both for salvation and a surrendered life for kids already saved!

Salvation
All Access Use Instructions

You will need two card tables and a mixed up puzzle for each team (one puzzle with box top that shows how to make it.)

Teaching
All Access Verse Memory Card Game

Life takes some guessing, and even if we are not sinning, we have to make choices. We should learn from watching the choices that others have made before us, both good and bad) and realize that others are watching us!

Teaching
All Access Verse Mirrors

The object of the game is to write a verse in mirror image on a poster board. You will need 2 small mirrors and 1 large mirror.

Teaching
All Access Vote with Your Feet

This opening lesson activity helps to illustrate that while we have many things that make us different... there are some things we can all agree on.  

Fun Lesson Intro
All Access Water Head!

Have your kids race with this fun relay as they transfer water.

Relay, Game
All Access We're All Different

You can use this game as an introduction to how we are all different - but that God loves us all the same, or other similar applications

Teaching
All Access Wheel of Memory(Review Game Show)

This is a pretty simple review game show. (You can also just use Bible trivia questions.)You will need Spinning Wheel -wood or poster board.

Teaching
All Access Who Needs to be Saved?

The Bible says that everyone needs to be saved - only most people do not realize it. They think they are "fine," just like the man reading the book- he needs to look down and realize it isn't just a windy day. People need to see the things in this world that show that there is more to it, and that they are indeed in need of being saved.

Teaching
All Access Win, Lose, or Eat!

This is "Win, Lose or Draw" without the paper or pens! Instead, have a supply of rope licorice on hand!

Teaching
All Access Winter Gear Race

Relay fun using Winter Gear (giant winter coats, gloves, knit hats, scarves, etc.). Could be adapted for other seasons or use Biblical costumes.

Fun
All Access Wisemen Gifts Memory Game

You need 12 cards. The idea is to find the 3 gifts that the Wismen brought to Jesus by remembering which cards they are on.

Teaching
All Access World War Paper Rock Scissors!

Have your kids play this fun game as you take Paper-Rock-Scissors to the next level!

Games, Extras
All Access You Can't Make Me Laugh

Each kid who answered review questions takes a turn sitting on the stool with a straight face while the leaders try to make him/her laugh.

Fun
All Access Blind Game

This is a game that can be used for when you teach on Jesus healing a blind man, OR about the Holy Spirit and how He helps us.  

Blindness or Trust or Holy Spirit Helper
Free Five Easter Games for the Classroom

Celebrating Easter is an essential part of Christian ministry and when you do it “kids’ style” you will need Easter games for the classroom. Holiday Easter games maintain the flow of the theme and add excitement to your sessions. Since I have kids ages 6 to 11 usually, I like to keep things as uncomplicated as possible. Take a crack at these Easter-themed games and let the fun begin!

Easter Games
All Access Books of the Bible Scramble Game

This is a fun unscrambling game using 20 random books of the Bible.

Books of the Bible
Starter How to Make a TP Bazooka

Instructions for making a TP Bazooka from Roger Fields of KidzBlitz!

Free 10 Mom Trivia Questions from the Bible

Here is a trivia game for your children's ministry on Mother's Day!

Mother's Day, Trivia
All Access 1-2-3 Spell G-O-D: A Fun Bible School Activity for Your Preschoolers

Here is a fun Preschool Bible activity to help preschoolers learn that life has its ups and downs, but God is in control and works for the good of those who love Him, according to His purposes!

Preschooler's Activity
All Access 20 Games with Purpose

An Awesome Collection of Games for Kidmin

Games
Free 3 Active Games for Children’s Church

3 fun games for you to use in your Children Church

Games, Tag
Free 5 Non-Competitive Game Ideas for Kids

Non-competitive games to help teach your kids about unity.

Unity, Competition
Starter 5 Things to do with Glow Sticks

Now, thanks to the power of dollar stores you can find glow sticks, bracelets, necklaces and the like really cheap. Use them in these 5 creative ways to add fun.. and GLOW to your Kids Ministry!

Games with Glow Sticks
Starter 5 Things to do with Play Dough

Service going over time? Short on content for your morning kids program. Do not stress, here are 5 ways you can use play dough to add fun and humor to your program.

Games with Play Dough
All Access 7 Reasons Why Games Are the Best Teaching Tools Ever

There are lots of effective teaching tools you can use to reach kids, and there are good reasons to use all of them at one time or another. However, one stands out above the rest: games!

Games
All Access 8 Books of the Bible Games

To help with the idea of doing while learning, here are 8 kid-tested and teacher-approved games to help your students learn the books of the Bible.

Bible Knowledge
All Access A Barn Yard

This is a good ice breaker or introduction to class. You can use this game when talking about Adam naming the animals. If you asign two of every animal name, you can talk about Noah and the Ark.

Fun
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