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 Ready, Set, Splash! 10 Water Games for Kids

10 Fun Water Games to Play when it's HOT outside!

Water Sports, Summer
All Access Red Fish! Green Fish!

This is a variation of Red Light, Green Light.

Evangelism
All Access Redneck Olympics

Here is a fun summer activity to do with the kids, especially during Olympic years!

Games/ Activities
All Access Reverse Easter Egg Hunt: Great for Older Kids (Even Teens)

Are your preteens getting too old for Easter egg hunts? Here's a creative way to get them excited about Easter.

Easter, Tweens, Preteens, Game
All Access Ring It!

This is a great review game patterned off of the "FACE OFF" on THE FAMILY FUED GAME SHOW. Requires a call bell and a few prizes.

Teaching
All Access Ring Toss Bible Game

Looking for a versatile Bible review game that you can create with inexpensive materials. You've found it!

Game, Bible Review
All Access Say Something Nice

The kids in our church love this game. It is a good reminder to compliment and encourage one another.

Teaching
All Access See How They Grow

Here is a fun Scripture game that will chart your children’s growth in God whether in your classroom or at home.

Preschool Scripture Game
All Access Seven Eleven

This is a great way to review your lesson or teaching aim.

Teaching
All Access Sharing the Gospel: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

Use this large group/small group lesson to demonstrate the importance of sharing your faith.

Evangelism, Salvation
All Access Shoe Relay

An exciting game that helps kids learn about God's callings.

God's Callings, Gifts,
All Access Simon Says

As God’s children we are trying to copy someone too. We should try to be like Jesus.

Following God
All Access Simple Crossword Activity Sheets about the Creation Story

Use these printable crossword puzzle worksheets when teaching about the Days of Creation from Genesis

Crafts and Games
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 Sock-'Em Boppers

I found some inflatable boxing gloves that are a blast! Since these boxing gloves are inflatable, it doesn’t hurt and everyone has a load of fun! Remember to keep the hits from the neck down!

Fun
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
Free Squirrels in the Trees

Here are some interesting facts and a preschool game activity from Thailand!

Preschool Game
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 Straw Tower

Children learn that one needs a strong foundation for one's life

Teaching
All Access Super Cereal Showdown

What kid doesn't like a big bowl of breakfast cereal? To add an element of excitement, play a fast-paced song once the children are told to go and stop the music when the first child is finished.

Fun
All Access Switch! - The Drawing Game

Fun Drawing Game that Teaches Kids About Teamwork

Teamwork, Drawing,
All Access Sword Drills

A sword drill (also called Bible Drill) is an exercise that helps children find Scripture passages quickly. The leader tells children to get their swords (Bibles) ready!

Teaching
All Access Take a Look Around

Uses initiative and creativity.

Teaching
All Access Taking the Milk Challenge

This is a silly game that can reinforce the lesson aim of the day. It is better for older children or pre-teens.

Fun
All Access Thankfulness No Matter What: A Bible Lesson about Jehoshaphat

Want to teach the children in your ministry about thankfulness? This lesson on Jehoshaphat from 2 Chronicles 20 will help them learn the importance of being thankful, no matter what!

Thankfulness, Children's Ministry
All Access Thanksgiving Believe it or Not

Powerpoint Game with some interesting facts about Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving
All Access THE BEST DOZEN EVER

Easter eggs are a great way to tell the Easter story. This is a game that leads into a powerful lesson.

Easter
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 Importance of Gratitude During a Pandemic

Steps to take and activities to do to foster gratitude in kids. 

Gratitude
All Access The Mad Dash

This game allows children to dash for prizes.

Review Game for Fun
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 The Pile Up

This is another great icebreaker involving group participation! Kids really get close to each other in this circle game.

Fun
All Access Three Last Minute Christmas Lesson Ideas

Since the holidays are such a busy time, we all get behind in something. For this Christmas season, I wanted to provide you with three last minute Christmas lesson ideas to help you, if you are in need of a quick children’s ministry lesson!

Children's Ministry, Christmas Lessons
All Access Tic Tac Know

This is basically a jazzed up version of Tic Tac Toe.

The Bible
All Access Tic Tac KNOW

To prepare this game, paint a 4’x4’ piece of plywood a bright color. Attach nine nails to the board to serve as hooks (forming a tic-tac-toe board with three rows of three). You need 9 plastic plates with a hole punched in each one to hook to a nail. Prepare several Bible questions on index cards and tape them to the back of the plates. Take ten additional paper plates and mark five with a big “X” and five with a big “O” using a magic marker.

Teaching
All Access Tips for Using Bible Games with Kids

Since Bible games are a teaching tool, you want to do your very best using them in your program. The following tips will help you.

Games
All Access Toilet Paper Praises

Children will have fun learning what each other think praising God means.

Teaching
All Access Trophy Recycle

Need something special to do with Old Trophies that are just collecting dust. Recycle is the answer to the old trophy dilemna.

New Twist Prizes
All Access Turkey Dressing

Teamwork to dress one member as a "turkey!"

Thanksgiving Fun
All Access Twelve Questions

Here is a game that is a great way to teach characters of the Bible. Allow the children to ask you questions that can only be answered with a "yes" or a "no".

Teaching
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 Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

Use this Scavenger Hunt on Valentine's Day!

Teaching
All Access Wages and Gifts

A Super Bible Memory Verse Activity for Elementary Kids

Bible Memory, Gifts
All Access Watch for the Bomb!

This game takes some preparation ahead of time. You will need a flannel board and 16 felt squares. The squares need to be 8 colors, 2 of each color.

Teaching
All Access Water Games to Beat the Heat

Try these fun water games to beat the summer heat. 

Summer Fun
All Access What Am I?

This game is great for reinforcement but could be adapted to reinforce people of the Bible. Instead of asking what he has to "buy", IT may ask what his character "needs" or what is "associated" with him/her ie gopher wood, pitch, hay, dove, raven, etc..Answer Noah.

Teaching
Starter What Animal Am I?

This is a super fun interactive game where kids are acting out animals they see on screen for points.

Fun Video Driven Game
All Access What Should I Wear?

Here is a fun Bible memory verse activity to help your little ones learn this verse, along with clothing items that will help show ways to be kind.

Bible Memory Verse Activity
All Access What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?

Here is the classic children’s game called “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?” I have provided the instructions below for how to play this game. To make this game even more interesting, try playing the three different variations to the game I have included below. Have fun!

Children's Games
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