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    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    We loving having extra stuff for our kids to do in Sunday school. We especially love extra games and printouts that not only reinforces what they've learned in class, but it's great when they can take the sheet home to tell their parents or other family members what they've learned.

    This is our first criss-cross puzzle we've done. We hope you like it.

    There are two different versions below. One is for younger kids who are in their early reading years and the other is for middle grade kids and teens. You can also use the bottom one for adults if you'd like.

    Get your FREE Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho Sunday school lesson!!

    Tell us what you think so we can make more of the criss-cross puzzles. Also, tell us what you'd like to see on our site so we can help you as you teach children about the word of God.


    Easy Criss-Cross Puzzle
    Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
     
     
     
     
     
    Older Kids Criss-Cross Puzzle
    Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
     
     
     
     
     
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    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Valentine's Day is right around the corner. With the thoughts of love in the air, why not teach your kids about the love of God and what it means to them?

    God's love is like no other love in the world.

    In fact, God's love is so great he sent his only begotten son to die on the cross for our sins so that we could one day go to heaven to live with him forever.

    Jesus loves us so much that he willingly died on the cross for our sins.

    What an amazing kind of love!

    Bonus Idea: Gift for your Class


    I also found these amazing little hearts you can hand out to your class and instead of throwing them away like they would paper Valentine cards, they can plant them. Give each child two or three of these little hears along with a small pot and a bit of potting soil in a baggie.

    When the kids get home, they can plant the hearts and watch them grow!!


    The Love of God Sunday School Activity


    Below are three different Sunday school activities. The first is for older kids, the second for elementary kids, and the bottom one is for small children.

    If you'd like, print off the top one for the adults in your church and let them work it out!

    Tip: Since you know the answer, you can always fill in the numbers before handing out the puzzles if you feel they are too hard.


    Adult and Teen Puzzle
     
    This one is pretty tough.
    If needed, the bible verse is listed at the top of the printout.
    John 15:13 KJV
     
    The puzzle is titled: Love of a Lifetime
     
    The answer is:
    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.







    Elementary Puzzle
     
    The puzzle answer is:
     
    
    We love him, because he first loved us.
    1 John 4:19 KJV
     


    Young Children Puzzle
     
    There is a question at the top of the puzzle.
    It asks, "Who loves you?"
    The kids must figure out the puzzle to see who loves them.
     
    The answer:
    Jesus loves me!
     
    Kids can also color in the letters at the top.





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    Thursday, January 23, 2014

    10 Commandments Activities
    Photo courtesy of Ole Houen
    The 10 Commandments Sunday school lesson is one of the most searched for lessons on our site.

    It's because of this that we've decided to add an extra Sunday school activity to go along with it - a free word search puzzle!

    The word search puzzle below can be printed off and used in your class to supplement the Sunday school lesson or you can use it as a review of the Ten Commandments before class starts.

    In our Sunday school class, some kids come ten minutes early while some kids are five minutes late. This leaves time for the kids to either run around and get hyped up or to learn about God.

    You only have your class a very short time each week. Use it to teach them as much about God as possible!

    Sunday School Activity





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    Here is a 10 Commandments Chart for your wall or door. It's great to have in your room so the kids can see it at all times. Be sure to go over each commandment from time to time so the kids don't forget them.

     
     
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    Tuesday, January 14, 2014

    The bible story of Moses is one that shows the courage, determination and love of one mother to save her son. While she chose to break the law and not turn him over to the Pharaoh's cruel law, she ultimately not only saved her own son, but the entire Israelite nation!


    God was with Jochebed as she made the decision to hide him in a basket in the Nile River. Although she didn't know that her little baby boy would grow up to part the Red Sea and lead the Israelites to the Promised Land, she did know she loved him and took a chance to save his life.

    If only we would take a chance and step out for God!

    How would our life change if we only took that first step to trusting God whole heartedly!

    Before explaining the game, take time to listen to the remarkable song by Brit Nicole to get you into the chance-taking mood.

    You can also get the FREE bible story of Moses to teach your kids.
     


    Finding Baby Moses Sunday School Game

    The only thing you'll need to play this game is a paper picture of a basket and some tape.

    You can either print out the picture of Moses' basket (above) or draw one yourself. It doesn't have to look pretty. Kids don't mind.

    I drew a picture of a basket about 4 inches long and 3 inches tall. I colored a blue blanket on top and cut it out.

    I simply told the kids what it was and they accepted the poor looking basket as what it was :)

    To play the game:

    Have the kids turn to one wall or put their head down on a table and close or hide their eyes. Use a piece of tape on the paper basket to hide the paper basket under chairs or tables, along walls, behind curtains, or anywhere else you can find.

    Once hidden, let kids find baby Moses.

    Whoever finds the basket gets to hide it next.

    If hidden too hard, you can give clues or play 'hot' or 'cold' until they find it. You'll be surprised at how much they love this game - I was.

    Have fun and enjoy teaching about Moses!


    Picture of basket above is courtesy of Open Clip Art.
     

    Monday, January 6, 2014

    For a quick Sunday school lesson, try using this Sunday school game. This is especially great if you are short on time or need to add a little extra something to your lesson.

    You'll have to prepare in advance for this one, but don't worry. It only takes a few minutes.

    What you'll need:
    • tape
    • markers or crayons - 4 different colors
    • paper or index cards
    • scissors
    10 Commandment Sunday School Game and Lesson
    Photo courtesy of Jimmy_Joe, Wikimedia

    10 Commandment Sunday School Game

    We like to call this game Holy Name Scramble.
     
    Before class, cut out 18 small squares. We used 3 x 2 inch squares for ages 4 to 7, but for older kids you could make the squares a bit smaller or for smaller kids make the squares a bit larger. The size is totally up to you.

    On the squares, you'll need to write the words "God", "Jesus", "Christ", and "Lord".

    Use one letter for each card. Each word will need to have it's own color (see picture below). We used purple, blue, green, and red. The picture below isn't very good. I took it with my phone, but you get the idea.


     
     
     
    
    Next, we hid the letters along the walls and hallways using tape. We lined the kids up against one wall. On the count of three, the kids took off running to find the letters.

    Tip: Since we have small children, we told the kids to only find 2 letters each. This allowed all of the kids to find letters without feeling left out. Once everyone found two letters, we let them go search again.

    When the kids found the letters, they raced back to the table to unscramble the words. Since each word was one color, it was easier for them to figure out each one.

    Tip: For older kids, use only one color and let them figure out what each word is. This will take longer and often they will find they have missed a letter and will have to go searching for it.

    Get the FREE
    10 Commandments Word Search
    Object of this Game/Lesson


    The object for this game is to teach kids about the holy names of our Lord and Savior and how precious these names are. Talk to your Sunday school class about how these names aren't meant to be used when we are angry or thrown around in everyday language for no reason at all.

    Ask the kids, "Have you ever heard anyone say, Oh, my and then add God's name to it?"

    Then ask, "Did you know that was a sin?"

    Refer to the Commandment number 3 and explain how keeping God's name holy is one of the 10 Commandments we are to follow.

    If we use the Lord's name in vain, how can we be witnesses to others?

    As Christians, we need to set an example and not act or talk like the world.

    Extra! Extra! Print this Out


    To finish off this lesson, print out one of these 10 Commandment coloring page for the kids to color.

     

    Saturday, December 28, 2013

    Here is a quick and fun Sunday school game for your kids to play this week. The only thing you'll need is some king clothes. Many Sunday schools already have king costumes from past Christmas plays which work great.

    If you don't, you can make a few crowns an use some clothes you have lying around the house.

    You can use the Sunday school game below with the Sunday school lesson about Israel's first kings.



    The King Game


    Here is what you'll need:

    • three to five crowns
    • king robes
    • king sashes
    • king rings
    • other king jewels
    • other king clothes
    Depending on the age children, you can add more pieces of clothing or fewer. It is best to use fewer pieces of clothing for smaller children and more pieces of clothing for older children.

    How to Play:

    Pile all of the clothes, jewelry, sandals, crowns, and anything else you have into a pile in the middle of the room. Make sure you have a whole outfit for each player. If needed, allow the kids to go in two or three groups so that everyone has a chance to put on the full set of king's clothes.

    When you give the signal, each player will race to the pile of king's clothes, find the pieces of clothes needed for an entire outfit, and put them on.

    The child who finishes first wins!

    You could have several rounds of this game to find the overall winner or just play for fun.

    Be sure to have your camera ready. This game gets a bit wild and crazy!
     

    Monday, December 16, 2013

    While the wise men didn't follow the star to the manger like many nativity scenes and Christmas plays suggest, they did follow the star to find a young Jesus at his home with his mother (see verses below).
     

    Tips for Sunday School Teachers

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    In the verses, you will find where the wise men came to the house and they found the young child with his mother. It does not say they came to the manger and found the babe.

    It is important for your Sunday school class to know bible facts as well as the bible stories. No matter what age (even pre-school aged children) need to know the correct version of the First Christmas from the beginning to the end.

    Otherwise, they will grow up confused and not sure what to believe about many things in the bible. Reinforce bible facts each and every class. I've had children argue with me that they know the wise men came to the manger because they have a story book at home that they read it in.

    It's fine to have and read bible stories that isn't exactly right. Why? You can use it as a lesson. For instance, say, "Did the wise men really come to the manger?" or "Was Jesus really born in a barn?"

    These questions allow you to teach the children even from a story book.

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    Bible Verses About the Wise Men

    Matthew 7:7-11 KJV

    Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
    And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
    When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
    10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
    11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

    FREE Christmas Maze - Sunday School Activities

    We have lots of FREE Sunday school activities. You can even use mazes and word searches to teach lessons. Think outside the box and keep the kids wanting to learn more about Jesus!







    Star in middle of maze image credit: Star from Vector.me (by yves guillou)

    Tuesday, November 5, 2013

    If you are like me, you always want to make sure you have an extra Sunday school activity ready at hand. Kids can be finicky. Sometimes they love to sing and dance while other times they want to play a game. Of course, you never know what will keep their attention from week-to-week, so I want to make sure you have something different ready to go.

    Here is a free printable word scramble to go along with the Sunday school lesson - Rich Young Ruler. It will be a bit difficult for pre-school aged children, but the older kids will love it.

    Sunday School Activity - Word Scramble


    Many kids love to race, you can choose to let them race to see who can unscramble each word or may finish the whole page. Whatever you decide to do, do it for the glory of our Lord and Savior!

    Here are the answers so you don't have to figure them out on your own. Enjoy!

    • RICH
    • YOUNG
    • RULER
    • JESUS
    • DISCIPLES
    • TEACH
    • MONEY
    • IMPOSSIBLE
    • CAMEL
    • NEEDLE
    The final phrase at the bottom is ETERNAL LIFE!


    If some kids get finished before others,
    the title can be colored in using markers or colored pencils.
     
    (double-click to print)


     

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013

    Jacob was always into something in the bible and there were many, many things written about him. God lets us follow Jacob from birth till death and we see all of his good and bad qualities through each and every verse.

    In the Jacob Falls in Love bible story, Jacob is tricked into marrying the wrong girl, then finds himself with two wives! Below is a FREE word search puzzle to go along with the story of Jacob falling in love with Rachel only to find himself married to her sister Leah.

    Sunday School Activity


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    Free Word Search Puzzle
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    Sunday, September 29, 2013

    If you'd like to make your own Jacob's ladder, you can use the technique in the video below. You can also use other supplies so that every kid in your Sunday school class can make one of these ladders to take home for themselves.

    Jacob's Ladder Activity
    Photo: Polyparaidigm
    Wikimedia Commons


    For those who are teaching Jacob's Ladder in Sunday school, we have a Sunday school lesson you may like to use: Jacob's Ladder Sunday School Lesson.

    Make Your Own Jacob's Ladder


    First, watch the video. Then, keep reading below to find out other ways to make them. Of course, you can purchase a kit straight from The Scrapbook Lounge or buy a pre-made Jacob's Ladder instead.

     



    For anyone who is not too crafty or for those who don't have enough time in Sunday school to make one of these cute little toys, you may want to buy some that are already made. I found some on Amazon that comes in a package of 12.

    Here is the link: wooden Jacob's Ladder (1 dozen)

    For anyone who'd like something different for their class, you can use this free word search puzzle designed especially for this lesson.

    If you'd like something completely different or have older kids, you may want to give them each a piece of string and teach them how to make the ladder with it. I've included a video for that below too. The lady in the video goes step by step. If you get lost, just hit back and start again. It's fun and keeps your mind working!

    Enjoy!

     

    Jacob was always into something when he was a young man. First, he tricked his brother. Then, he tricked his father. Now, he is on a journey to find himself a wife in a different country because he is afraid that his brother may kill him if he stays.

    While that sounds a lot like a 'Soap Opera', it is just one of the true bible stories we can tell our Sunday school class.

    We've made this word search puzzle to go along with the Sunday school lesson of Jacob's Ladder. After you've taught your class about Jacob and his famous ladder, you can use this word search puzzle to fill in time or talk about what they've learned. You may also have extra time on your hands or have kids who love crafts. If that is the case, think about making your own Jacob's Ladder craft!

     

    Jacob's Ladder Sunday School Activity


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    Monday, September 16, 2013

    Use this fun Sunday school game to teach kids bible verses to go along with the lesson or to reinforce the Sunday school lesson about the Fishers of Men. You can also teach the kids the song "I Will Make You Fishers of Men". It's a cute song for younger kids to learn especially when you use the motions.

    Any stick will work to play this Sunday school game.
    Photo: Randen Pederson


    Sunday School Game


    First, you’ll need to prepare several bible verses to hang on the wall or to be printed out for the kids to see.

    Gather theses supplies:
    • 4 sticks or dowel rods
    • 4 pieces of string (about 3 to 4 feet long depending on height of children)
    • 8 small magnets
    • 8 paper fish
    • 4 paper clips
    • pencil or pen
    Directions for the Sunday School Game:

    Write a number on the bible verses (ex: 1, 2, 3 ,4, and so on depending on how many verses you’ve prepared). Next, write a number on each of the fish to go along with the bible verses you've selected. Glue a magnet to the mouth of each fish. Attach the string to the stick to make a fishing pole. Add the paper clip to the bottom of the string to be the hook.

    When a child catches a fish, the child will have to find the number on the fish and match it to the bible verse with the same number. They will say the verse two times and get back in line to catch another fish.

    You could also print the bible verse on the back of the fish instead of a number.

    If you have several helpers, this fishing game will go fast and the kids will be able to catch more fish and in turn say more verses.

    Tips:

    • We try to use verses for this game that the children are familiar with but do not know by heart.
    • Make the game more fun by hanging up a bed sheet in a doorway and let the kids fish over the sheet so they will not know which fish they will catch. Someone can sit on the other side to add the fish to the paper clip.
    • Use other things besides fish like paper: boots, seas shells, sharks, bottles, a sunken ship, and so on. You can even add people to the line if you are teaching the Fishers of Men bible story.
    May God bless you as you teach children the word of God.

    Saturday, August 31, 2013

    Jesus performed many miracles while here on earth. Some included healing the sick and the lame while others involved raising people from the dead and casting evil spirits out of others. All amazing in their own way.

    We, as Sunday school teachers, can not only learn a lot from these miracles, but we have the opportunity to teach kids about them too.

    Below is a FREE Sunday school activity to use with Jesus' First Miracle Sunday school lesson or you can use it as a time filler for any Sunday school lesson you choose.

    Sunday School Activity

    (double-click to print)




     

    Monday, August 5, 2013

    We've created this crossword puzzle for you to use with your Sunday school lesson about John the Baptist or the baptism of Jesus. It can also be used in youth groups, VBS, or adult classes too!

    Print off all of our crossword puzzles and coloring pages and staple them together in a booklet to give out as prizes, homework for Christian schools, or whatever else you'd like to use them for.

    We hope you like what you find here on our site. If you do, pass it along using twitter, Facebook, e-mail, pinterest or any other sharing site you use.

    May God bless you as you teach children about the Word of God.

    Baptism of Jesus Crossword Puzzle



    (Double-click to print)

     

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    This fun Sunday school game will have the kids laughing and learning all at the same time! We came up with this game to go along with the FREE Sunday school lesson about Jonah and the Whale.

    The great thing about this game is you don't need any extra props or equipment!

    The only thing you'll need for this game is room to run and kids who want to have fun! This is a great game to use in VBS and church youth groups too!


    Jonah and the Whale Game
    Sunday School Games
    Photo: EJ Fox, Wikimedia Commons

    Jonah and the Whale Sunday School Game


    Depending on how many children you have will determine the amount of room needed for this game.

    The kids will start the game on one side of the room or area. Pick one person to go first. This person will be the 'whale'.

    The 'whale' will stand in the middle of the room.

    When you yell, "STORM!"

    The kids will try to run from one side of the room to the other without getting caught, or tagged, by the whale.

    Tip: The area should not be too big as the 'whale' will have a hard time catching anyone and may become discouraged. It is more fun to allow the whale to catch someone each time across.

    If a child is tagged by the whale, that person will stay in the center too. The more children who are tagged the harder it will be for those remaining to make it across.

    This game moves pretty fast making it easier to play over and over which kids love.

    The game ends when only one player is left who hasn't been tagged and the center is full of whales.

    Sometimes, everyone gets tagged and that's okay too!

    Just pick another 'whale' and start again!

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Here is a FREE maze to use as one of your Sunday school activities. It was developed to go along with the Gideon in the bible Sunday school lesson, but you can use it with any lesson you see fit.

    If you like this maze, be sure to add your e-mail to the right so we can send you updates when new activities, games and lessons are available. We will ONLY use your e-mail for this site and if you decide you no longer wish to receive updates, it is easy to unsubscribe. Although, we hope that never happens.


     
    Follow God's Word Maze
     
    Make your way along the maze to get you (the stick person) to the Word of God.

     
     

    Monday, April 22, 2013

    Here is a quick video to get you started on your next 'Bible Trivia' game. You can use the bible trivia questions in the video along with these trivia questions for FREE. It's amazing how much fun the kids can have with just some simple bible questions and some other kids.

    You can also incorporate bible sword drills into the game for some added fun and learning.

    I hope you enjoy this video. Be sure to subscribe so you won't miss out on upcoming bible game videos!

     

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Bible Trivia - Bible Verses
    Photo:Vinicius de Carvalho Venâncio
    Have you ever played a trivia game where you're trying to beat another person or a timer? It is fun and exciting. TV producers have even made hundreds of game shows using this same technique.

    What makes these types of games so fun?

    Basically, it is because you are racing against a clock or another person. You want to try to answer the question before the other team has a chance. You want to show that you know the answers, right?

    I have to admit - I love playing the 'Family Fued' app on my children's iPods. It is fun to try to beat the clock!

    Using this same type of system, gather up some bible trivia questions and get a game going! You can use this type of game with your Sunday school class, a Youth Group, a whole church congregation, or even invite surrounding churches for a full blown 'Bible Trivia Face Off!" (all in good fun of course).

    Bible Trivia


    Here are some bible trivia question about well known bible stories to help you get started. Use as many questions as you like during the game. Try to keep the answers short and sweet as it helps keep the game rolling along nicely.

    These bible story questions have been taken from Daniel and the Lion's Den, Jesus Feeds the 5000, the 10 Commandments, and Ruth. Choose questions about bible stories you've been going over in class as it is fun for the kids to know the answers or at least most of them. You'll find they will become discouraged if there are questions about stories the majority of the kids have never heard before.

    Questions and Answers:

    1. What did Daniel do to get thrown into the lion's den? He prayed.
    2. How many times a day did Daniel pray? 3 times (morning, noon, and night)
    3. What was the name of the man whose field Ruth was gleaning in? Boaz
    4. Who was Ruth's mother-in-law? Naomi
    5. How many men were there when Jesus broke the bread and fish? 5000
    6. How many loaves of bread and fish did Jesus start out with? 5 loaves of barely bread and two small fishes
    7. How much food was left over when all of the people finished eating? 12 baskets full
    8. What does the 10 Commandments say about being jealous? Do not be jealous of what others have.
    9. What does the 10 Commandments say about lying? Never tell a lie.
    10. What is the 5th Commandment about moms and dads? Always obey your mom and dad.

    Watch a Bible Trivia Video for more trivia questions.

    Find more bible trivia questions that following along with bible stories you've been discussing or make some up of your own. Be sure you decide how you'll play the game and about scoring before class begins.

    You can have groups competing or you can let everyone compete as individuals giving the winner a ribbon, a new bible, or even a pack of gum. Whatever you choose, do it for the glory of God.


    Bible Stories

    Get the Ruth bible story for your kids or to teach your class.
     


     

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    Whether you are having a whole Sunday School lesson on the 10 Commandment or not, you can still use this game as a reminder of which commandment is which and what they mean.

    Kids love to learn as they play.
    10 Commandments Sunday School Game
    You can use your own 10 Commandment pages or print out FREE pages here - 10 Commandment coloring pages.

    10 Commandment Sunday School Games



    We are using the picture below as an example for this game. You will need all 10 Commandments.

    Print each commandment on a separate sheet of paper. Cut the page in half so that the words 'Commandment Three' is on one half of the sheet and the actual commandment is on the bottom as shown below.


     
    Cut on the line.

     

    Split the kids up into groups - at least two, but you can have more groups, if needed (see note below). Give one group 5 commandments from the bottom half of the page and the other group the other 5 commandments. Be sure they are mixed up.

    Lay the top half of the page that says 'Commandment Three' (and so on) on a table or the floor.

    Let the kids have one or two minutes to look over the commandments you have given them, then say 'go'.

    The kids must scramble while working together to match the correct commandment with the correct number commandment.

    When they think they have them matched correctly, they can race back to a certain point you designate or have a small bell they can ring to signify they have won. Let the other group continue working in case the first group doesn't have the commandments matched up correctly because they can still win.

    When one group has matched them correctly, mix up the commandments a second time and play again.


    ** Note: If you have a large group, print several copies of each commandment to allow for as many groups as you need. You can also play the game with single players where one person must match up all 10 commandments themselves.

     

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013

    Here is a FREE video for you to help teach bible verses using Sunday school games. We've added three bible verses we like, but feel free to use whatever bible verse that goes along with your Sunday school lesson for the week.

    We hope this Sunday school game comes in handy the next time you want to teach your kids a new bible verse.

    Remember it is important to teach the kids bible verses word for word the way God intended them. Don't try to make things 'easy' on the kids by changing words. The kids will learn the meaning of God's word as you teach it to them. If they learn at an early age how to read the bible, as they get older, it will become a part of them - just as God wrote it.