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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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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 get-to-know-you games for preschoolers

Why should older kids have all of the fun?!? Here are 7 game ideas for preschoolers.

Preschool, Games
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!

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 9 Get-To-Know-You Games to Build Relationships in Your KidMin

Education research has shown that when kids have a relational connection to their teachers and peers, they listen and learn better.

Get to Know You Games
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.

All Access A Tongue on Fire

You need some "atomic fireballs" for this game. You can have the child quote a Bible verse over and over again while filling their mouth with fire balls! You can also talk about how the tongue is like a fire (James 3:6) and must be controlled by God.

New Twist
All Access A Train Ride

This game is a lot of fun. You will see some funny pictures drawn by the kids "in front of the train." The first team that finishes and draws the best picture wins!

All Access A Wheel of Review

This review game is a team event. A wheel such as in the Wheel of Fortune is needed.

All Access Airplane

Give each child in class a piece of paper. Give them 3 minutes to make a paper airplane. Then have each of them come up front one at a time and attempt to fly their plane toward a specific target.

All Access Airplane Attack

And the least shall be first in this friendly competition game of flying paper airplanes.

All Access Andy the Android

A few years ago I was browsing in the shopping mall and walked by a store that had remote-controlled robots for sale. I immediately thought that the robot would make a great addition to our children’s church team! This is a game that is hard for everyone to see in a big group. Use a video camera and close-circuit the signal to a TV or video projector so that no one misses the action.

All Access Ant Tag

Scripture (Proverbs 6:6) tells us to learn a lesson from the ants on how to be wise. Here's a game that is both fun and lets you do just that.

All Access Around the House

This game allows kids to practice serving at home in a fun, competitive way.  

All Access As Unique As a Snowflake

This simple Bible lesson for preschoolers is perfect for those Sundays when you have snow on the ground. It could be used in Sunday School or Kids church. Some families could also use it as an outline for a family devotion.

All Access Balloon Dress Up

Another great Boys against Girls competition game! The kids will have lots of fun trying to complete this game!

All Access Balloon Pop

This is a fun game that can be used to teach a Bible verse.

Scripture Memory
All Access Bible Balloons

The idea of the game is to keep the balloon in the air. Every time someone hits it, they must FIRST (or at the same time) name a person in the Bible.

All Access Bible Basketball

Ask the kids a Bible question. The first one to raise their hand gets to answer it. If they answer correctly, they get to shoot at the can with the nerf basketball.

Fun Review
All Access Bible Mix Up

The object of this game is to have the lowest number of total cards picked by a team. Every pick counts as one, whether right or wrong.

All Access Bible Trivia

This is so basic but really works well with kids. With a bag of candy in one hand, take turns asking each section a review question.

Free Blindfolded Race

A fun game to play in a medium to large size group.

Games, Activities
Free Books of the Bible Card Games

Looking for new ideas for teaching the books of the Bible to your class? These Books of the Bible Cards are a great way for kids to interact with and learn the books of the Bible. Includes instructions for 7 different games.

Games, Books of the Bible
All Access Bring the String

This is a great game to help children learn about each other.

All Access Bucket Shot Game

This game is modeled after Bozo's Grand Prize Game. On an eight-foot table, place five bright buckets.

Fun Review
All Access Buzzer Review Game Resource

Fun buzzers for a review game.

Review Game
All Access Catch the Current

Circle game with and "it" Electrifying game!

Indoor Circle Game
All Access Charades

This game shows kids that not being able to talk is challenging!

All Access Christian Lyrics to the London Bridge Game

Have you ever played the London Bridge Game? These Christian versions of this children's game will not only be fun for your children, but will also help teach them about God!

Children's Games
All Access Christmas Guess a Word

A quick and easy Christmas themed game for use in your kidmin.

All Access Christmas I-Spy Printable Worksheets

Looking for a last minute activity for Christmas Eve Children's Service? Here is a fun printable worksheet you can use this week. 

Christmas Printables
All Access Christmas Party Game: Musical Gift Wrap

Use this game as a lesson intro, time filler, or just to have fun!

Games, Christmas
Free Church Bus Game Ideas

Engage kids with these great games for your bus ministry.

Bus, Games
All Access Cookie Muncher

A fun idea for a hilarious game. Never a dull moment when you have kids, food and games.

All Access Creating Creation

Here is a fun activity to help your little ones become more familiar with this wondrous time in earth’s history. 

Preschooler Game
All Access Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Have fun this Easter by changing up your egg hunt!

Easter, Games
All Access David Tries to Hide His Sin (Game)

An adaptation of David and Bathsheba to teach about hiding sin. 

Hiding from God
All Access Digging For Bait

If you want something sticky, icky, and messy, here it is!

Just for Fun
All Access Digging for Worms

Ready for some fun? This game is great for special activities or camp. Requires: Three pie crusts, gummie worms, 1 gallon can of pudding, whipped cream, table

All Access Do You Know? A Game Idea for Learning about God!

Moses once boldly said: "Show Me Your Glory!" If you want a game to introduce a lesson on Exodus 33:18, then "How Well Do You Know Your Sibling?" is the game for you!

All Access Domino Race

Are you ready for a fun and simple game that your kids will go crazy about? Here is one such game. You will need a bunch of dominoes.

All Access Don't Spend Your Dollar

This game works like hangman. Take turns between sides guessing a letter for the blanks. Whenever a letter is guessed correctly, fill in the blank with that letter. When a letter is guessed wrong, that team loses $.10.

All Access Easiest Large Group Game Ever

This is probably the easiest large group game ever invented. If you can think of an easier one, please let me know in the comments.

Games, Large Group
All Access Family SuperBowl Game 2016

This is a great contest for all members of the family to participate in no matter what their football skills may be.

SuperBowl Game
All Access Fashion Fishing Relay

Your kids will have fun with this wacky relay. You'll need fishing attire such as waders with suspenders, flannel shirts, hats, a plastic fish, and a bucket. You'll also need a tricycle.

Just for Fun
All Access Feather Duster Toss

A Super Bible Memory Verse Activity for Elementary Kids

Forgiveness, Sins
All Access Find the Books of the Bible

You will need to copy the story for this game. It makes a fun activity, especially for older children.

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